Tuesday, December 16, 2008

.: Kitchen nightmares :.

It has finally begun.

Kleeja | Pengat Keledek *sweet potato cooked in coconut milk* | Ketupat *rice in woven palm leaves* | Dishware | Pineapple Lemon Cheesecake | Daging Briyani *briyani meat, in this case lamb was used* | Nasi Briyani |

Eid Spread *ketupat - kuah kacang *peanut sauce* - serunding *shredded meat* - kuah lodeh *vegetables cooked in coconut milk* - varieties of rendang *dry curry* - sambal tumis *fried chilli paste*

  • || kuah kacang - also known as sambal kacang, kuah satay or sambal satay. [sambal is normally referred to a dish that is spicy, has chilli ... kuah means gravy]. satay @ sate is spicy grilled meat on skewers.
  • || kuah lodeh - also known as kuah lontong. [lontong is rice cooked in banana leaves]
  • || pengat - refers to savory dishes, has a relatively thicker consistency as compared to savory bubur *porridge* because of the coconut milk used.
  • || ketupat - tastes similar to nasi himpit or nasi kapit *compressed rice*. difference is that ketupat is wrapped in palm leaves.

Aunt :: When your uncle comes over this Christmas, do some baking so that I can talk him into buying a new oven.
Me :: Why? *I'm pretty much contented with the little oven used since my grandma's days*
Aunt :: With a bigger oven, you're able to bake lots of cookies at one go. Also, we've decided that you will bake cookies next Eid. And I've already bought you the baking utensils and ingredients.

My sister said that I should resign to my fate. Her exact words were :: "That's what you get for showing your skill."


Addendum [Dec. 17, 3.31pm] :: Mumsy and aunts are deep in thought of getting me to dabble further into the cooking stuff. If it weren't for the love for food, and the scary thought of not being able to eat decent mom's cooking ... I wouldn't give a hoot at it. For the record, I'd like to come clean by saying I only made the simple stuff in the mosaic. The heavy ones were by mum, with me as the kitchen helper @ compelled bystander. When it comes to making food to be eaten by the whole big family or outsiders, I evade from taking the lead. Believe me, I can get you poisoned. *unintentionally*
8.58am Malaysian Time
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