Not much preamble today, we're on the road and it's been a long day. I'll tell you all about the trip when we get back. In the meantime, please enjoy the following mouthwatering selection sent in by the fantastic supporters of Muhibbah Malaysian Monday. Thank you all so much for your effort!
Let's start with a light snack. Some tasty baked curry puffs by Cheah of No Frills Recipes. Don't they look mouthwatering? Can't believe they're not deep-fried.
non-halal : Appetites whetted? Let's move on to a bowl of rich prawn mee (har mee), made by Charmaine of From Our Home. Her mother taught her how to cook this dish and we're lucky she's shared it with us. Thanks Charmaine.
Next we have a dish that's synonymous with Malaysian food - Nasi Lemak. Kristy from My Little Space cooked up a storm. She made the nasi lemak from scratch.
Not only that, she also made the sambal chilli boh too. Looks spicy!
Next up, please welcome Gertrude from My Kitchen Snippets who made these amazing looking dishes.
Have you heard of long-bean rice? It's a savoury one pot dish that is the saviour of many a mum. Gert explains how her mother used to make this dish, and I know I ate a fair bit of this when I was growing up too. Thanks for the sweet memories Gert.
Gert also made curry puffs. These ones have got a pretty spiral pattern on them. And the spirals do more than just add "prettiness" factor, they actually provide a lovely flaky, crunchy mouthfeel. Yum!
I though I pretty much knew quite a lot about Malaysian food, but this next dish was one I'd never heard off before. Young papaya salad from the state of Terengganu. How intriguing!
I totally LOVE the colour of these Onde-Onde / Sweet Potato Balls. Such a cool shade of purple. Bet they taste great too.
non-halal : Next up is Kimmy from Cooking Pleasure who has been extremely busy in the kitchen again! She made some herbal braised trotters. Not for the faint hearted but bet you it tastes divine :
The next dish, a fish soup, also utilises the fresh flavour of herbs. Nice and light.
Prefer chicken instead? How about this oven baked fried chicken? Mmmmm...
Or, have some rice instead. This peanut minced-meat rice is cooked in a claypot to boot. Very tasty.
non-halal: Or for something a bit lighter, try her traditional pork soup. Thank you for all the fab dishes Kimmy, you certainly cooked up a storm! She's had to take a little blog break now, so please show her some love.
And of course, last but not least, please say hi to Suresh from 3 Hungry Tummies, co-pilot of this whole Muhibbah Malaysian Monday caper. If you haven't yet heard the news, he's cooking at the kitchens of Little Nyonya @ rear of building 818 Burke Street, shop 2. Docklands (Melbourne). What are you waiting for? If you are in the vicinity, go taste his food!
You can get some Assam Laksa! That alone would be worth a trip. It's difficult to find this dish outside of Malaysia.
You can get a sneak preview of the first menu over at his blog.
Read more about his foray into the kitchen and enjoy some curry while you're there. You'll also get to see the interior of the restaurant. Very cool! :)
Congratulations Suresh! All the best in your new adventure.
For obvious reasons, Suresh will be very busy. Somehow, I think a lot of people will also be busy during the next couple of months as the year winds down. Therefore, we will do a combined round-up for November and December. Suresh has gamely agreed to host, so send all your entries for November and December to sureshchong(at)yahoo(dot)com and the round up will be posted in January.
Take care, thanks for joining us and see you soon!