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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

French Beans and Tempe


This morning, when I had just finished eating breakfast, I said to myself, let me just hang the clothes out to dry after hearing the washing machine's indicator let out the beeping sound.
* Once done with the clothes, I saw a few newspapers fell off the rack and started to tidy them.
** When I was tidying up the newspapers, I saw the shoe racks that need to be sorted out. Went in the kitchen, took the garbage bag and start sorting out the shoes.
*** While doing that, I saw the floor needs sweeping. Done with the shoes, I grabbed the broom and started sweeping.
**** While sweeping, I heard the 'Suratkhabar lama (Old newspaper) van' coming towards my direction. Waved at the sweet Chinese lady and she came in with her trolly. I asked her to empty the newpapers on the rack, while I rushed upstairs to take a big garbage bag full of old excercise books and papers. Passed that to her and went upstairs to get the box full of old unwanted books. Hand them over to the lady and in return, I was given RM4.00. That was not as important as having an empty rack and a house with less unwanted stuffs inside! Hahaha...
***** When she left, I continued sweeping the floor and then I swept the lawn as well. At the same time, chatting with Kak Ana and did some gardening too.....

And my actual intention is just to hang the clothes out to dry!!!


Kacang Buncis + Tempe


Ingredients :

A bunch of french beans - sliced diagonally
A packet of Tempe
1 teaspoon dried shrimp
2 teaspoons dried anchovies
2 fresh red chillies
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
oil for cooking
salt to taste
zeal - optional
1/2 cup water

Method :

1. Cut the Tempe into small chunks. Fry till golden brown and set aside.
2. Soak dried shrimp and dried anchovies for 5 minutes or so.
3. Pound together, the soaked shrimp and anchovies, fresh red chillies, onion and garlic to form paste.
4. Heat oil in a wok. When the oil is hot, add in the paste and fry till fragrant.
5. Add in french beans and stir to mix. Add water, salt and zeal to taste.
6. When the beans soften, add in the fried tempe, mix well and remove from heat.

Bahan-bahan :

Secekak kacang buncis - dibasuh dan dipotong serong
Sepeket tempe
1 sudu kecil udang kering
2 sudu kecil ikan bilis
2 biji cili merah
1 biji bawang besar
1 biji bawang putih
minyak untuk menumis
garam secukup rasa
serbuk perasa - jika mahu
1/2 cawan air

Kaedah penyediaan :

1. Tempe dipotong kecil dan digoreng hingga kuning keemasan. Ketepikan.
2. Rendamkan udang kering dan ikan bilis sebentar.
3. Tumbuk udang kering, ikan bilis, cili merah, bawang besar dan bawang putih.
4. Panaskan minyak di dalam kuali dan tumiskan bahan-bahan yang telah ditumbuk tadi. Tumis hingga wangi dan garing.
5. Masukkan kacang buncis. Kacau rata. Masukkan air, garam dan serbuk perasa.
6. Bila kacang buncis telah lembut, masukkan tempe yang telah digoreng. Gaul rata dan matikan api. Sedia untuk dihidangkan.

We had this dish for lunch, together with these......

Sambal Daging

Nasi Goreng

Have a nice day everyone!


  1. waduhhhhh loikeeeee... ader dua bungkus lg tuh ma.. lama juga tak masak cenggini... kacang susah betui nak jumpa..

  2. I love french beans and tempe
    well, we women always can do multi-tasking :D

    u know, ur cooking is always mouth-watering. nyum!

  3. Salam. Sian kita kaum wanita kan? Pnat wat keje rumah tu. Kdg2 smpi demam.

  4. Rinn ni tempe mentah2 pun Rinn NGAP !!! Kalau tengah potong tempe time nak masak tu.. satu potong masuk mulut, satu potong atas papan, satu potong masuk mulut, satu potong atas papan..and so forth !! Ha ha ha......
    p/s : Cuti kat Msia jalan jammed, duit tol banyak. Cuti kat Siam..jln lengang dan yg paling penting tak der tol langsung. Duit lebey bole shopping lebey...

  5. sedappnya mama kcg buncis tu ngan tempe..daging tu pun sedapp sangat....kena ngan nasi panassss sedapp ni..he..he..

  6. Lama tak mai kacau Ma.... Happy 5th day of the new year!!
    Very productive day, banyak kerja habih... you're so rajin.

  7. camtu la duduk rumah mama..!! one after another..

    lama tak makan tempe... nak cari la..

  8. salam mama,
    tgk lauk pauk mama ni buat saya rasa laparlah....sedapnya walaupun msk simple kan...:)

  9. sedap sedap sedap...nih baru sudah bekpes...lapo lah balik...hahaha...hujan2 lak nih...
    sori ma lama noi tak singgah...


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