Many of you who had been following my websites, especially my Fotopage will realise how much I have NOT been writing over these past two years period. My apologies for that matter. I realised it myself but nowadays, the mind is pretty occupied with other things that it left so little space for the idea to make it's way out. I can still remember when I was in Malawi. Ideas kept pouring into my brain until at times I feel like I can't catch up with it's pace. It will just pop into the head at any time, while I'm doing my morning walks, or while I'm cleaning the house, or while cooking... it was just so easy. And when I start writing, I don't feel like stopping, doesn't matter if the tenses are wrong or right....langgar je!!! The most important thing to me is my own satisfaction.
I never regreted starting the Fotopage and the blog. Infact, I am so thankful to Kak Liza for persuading me to start blogging. Now that I am back in Malaysia, I can still recall all the sweet memories of Malawi and everywhere that I have been, by reading my own blog. Psstt... here comes the poyo statement... I actually like reading my own writing! Muahahaha.... Shhhh....
Last Saturday, Mak Chu came to spend the day with us. Hubby was out golfing early in the morning. Actually Mak Chu had planned to take us to the movie and we offered mak, if she wants to tag along. Her answer was,"Baiklah aku tidur kat rumah, lagi sedap!" (Translation : I prefer to sleep at home!). So we had to choose ICE AGE 3: DAWN OF THE DINOSAUR over TRANSFORMERS as Ice Age 3 is only about 1 1/2 hour show. We dare not leave mak alone for a long period of time...And yes, the three of us had a swell time there. The way we laughed, it's a stress relief therapy! Hahaha.... Thank you Mak Chu *biggggg huggggg*
Back from the movies, I spent all evening in the kitchen. I told Mak Chu she must wait this time until I got all the things I wanted to bake for her, ready to be taken home. It's been lots of time lately, when I planned to bake or cook for her something, she didn't manage to bring them back just because she's always in a hurry (doesn't the white rabbit of Alice in the Wonderland, come to mind? I'm late I'm late I'm late! Hehehe). I prepared 4 menus which 3 of them are new recipes! And just today, I've tried another two. So at least, I have another 5 recipes waiting in the line to be posted! Stay tuned everyone.... hahahaha... as if people are interested to wait mama! Wake up! Hahahaha.... tak apalah, berangan je!
Okay, enough ramblings for today, one of the recipe to be shared today is kidnapped from Che Mat Gebu's lovely blog. Whoever visited his blog without drooling, must get an eyes check-up! Hahaha... Thanks Mat for this yummy and easy to prepare recipe.
Mama juga dengan gagah perkasanya telah mencuba resepi Mat yang amat menyelerakan. Terima kasih bebanyak ye Mat. Mintak halal kopipes ye... bukan kopi gula... ahakss....
SIMPLE MEE REBUS
To prepare the gravy :
500 g sirloin beef ~ sliced thinly, washed and drained
1 inch ginger ~ bruised
3 ulas bawang putih, chopped
300 g sweet potato ~ cleaned, boiled and mashed
1/2 cup ground nuts ~ fried and blended
1 tablespoon tomato puree
3 tablespoons black bean sauce
2 tablespoon beef curry powder
1 inch galangal ~ bruised
1 fresh tomato ~ quartered
Salt and sugar to taste
1 inch ginger*
2 lemon grass ~ sliced thinly*
1/3 cup dried shrimps ~ soak for 10 minutes and drained (keep the water)*
1 cm fresh turmeric*(blend finely all that are marked with *)
Enough water (approximately 1 litre)
Other ingredients :
Egg noodles ~ rinse, blanch and put through a sieve
Bean sprouts ~ cleaned, blanck and put through a sieve
Tofu ~ fried and sliced
Fresh red and green chillie ~ sliced
Spring onions ~ sliced
Crispy fried onion
Calamansi ~ halved
Hard boiled eggs ~ halved
GRAVY :- Heat oil in a pot and add in the blended ingredients together with galangal. Fry till fragrant then add in curry powder and tomato puree. Stir till aromatic then add in beef and black bean paste. Let it boil then add in the mashed sweet potato, blended groundnuts and tomato. Let it simmer over low heat. If it's too thick, add more water. Add salt and sugar to taste.
TO SERVE : Place enough egg noodles in a bowl, add bean sprout and pour the gravy on top. Garnish with the other ingredients and squeeze the calamansi before enjoying your plate of noodle.
MEE REBUS MUDAH
BAHAN KUAH :-)
500 g daging tetel, kerat2, cuci bersih dan toskan*
1 inci halia, dititik*
3 ulas bawang putih, dititik*(*rebus hingga tetel lembut)
300 g keledek, kupas, rebus hingga lembut dan lecek halus
1/2 cawan kacang tanah, goreng dan kisar halus
1 camca besar tomato puree
3 camca besar tauco, cuci dan tumbuk halus
2 camca besar rempah kari daging
1 inci lengkuas, diketuk
1 biji tomato, belah 4
Garam dan gula secukup rasa
1 biji bawang besar*
5 biji bawang merah*
5 ulas bawang putih*
1 inci halia*
2 batang serai, hiris halus*
1/3 cawan udang kering, rendam 10 minit, toskan*
1 cm kunyit hidup*(*dikisar halus)
Air secukupnya (anggaran 1 liter)
BAHAN LAIN :-)
Mee kuning, cuci dan celur sekejap, toskan
Taugeh, buang ekor, cuci dan celur sekejap, toskan
Tauhu, goreng dan hiris
Hirisan cili hijau dan merah
Hirisan daun bawang dan daun sup
Belahan limau kasturi
Telur rebus, dibelah dua
CARA MEMBUATNYA :-)
UNTUK KUAH :- Panaskan minyak dalam periuk, tumis bahan kisar bersama lengkuas hingga harum, masukkan rempah kari dan tomato puree. Masak hingga garing, gunakan api kecil. Masukkan tetel bersama2 air rebusannya dan tauco tumbuk. Biar mendidih dan tambah keledek lecek (masukkan sekali air rebusan keledek), kacang tanah kisar dan tomato, kecilkan api dan masak hingga pekat (tambah air jika perlu) . Tambah garam secukup rasa dan juga gula (biasanya kuah mee rebus memang sedikit manis). Masak 4 - 5 minit lagi dan sesuaikan rasa, jika ok boleh matikan api. Hidangkan bersama mee kuning dan bahan2 lain.
UNTUK MEE REBUS MUDAH :- Ambil mee secukupnya dan isi dalam mangkuk sesuai, letak taugeh dan tuang kuah bersama isi2nya. Hias dengan bahan lain dan perahkan limau kasturi sebelum dimakan.....Selamat mencuba dan selamat menjamu selera....