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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Roti Jala (Jalilah JJ)


….The Fern and the Bamboo….a philosophical story..

One day I decided to quit.... I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality..... I wanted to quit my life. I went to have one last talk with my mentor. I said, "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"

The answer surprised me..."Look around. What do you see?” I saw a fern and bamboo seeds?"

My mentor replied, "When the fern and the bamboo seeds were planted, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.

“In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.

“In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit.

“In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit.

“Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant. But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. Life does not give anyone a challenge they can not handle.

"Did you know that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots? I did not quit on the bamboo. Never quit on yourself. Don't compare yourself to others. The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern; yet, they both make the forest beautiful.

“Your time will come. You will rise high! How high should you rise? How high will the bamboo rise? ...As high as it can. So you should rise as high as you can. Never regret a day in your life.”

• Good days give you Happiness.
• Bad days give you Experiences.
• Both are essential to life.
• Happiness keeps you Sweet,
• Trials keep you Strong,
• Sorrows keep you Human,
• Failures keep you Humble,
• Success keeps You Glowing,
• But only your faith keeps you going!


Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Jalilah JJ of FB thread Kuih Muih dan Makanan Tradisional Melayu

Ingredients :

3 cups flour
1 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 cups water
1 tablespoon cooking oil
a few drops of yellow food coloring

Method :

1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Stir and pour into the blender.
2. Blend till well mixed. Pour the mixture into a three nozzle squeeze bottle.
3. Heat a non stick pan (I've used my 'Pemanggang Ajaib') and brush lightly with cooking oil.
4. Pipe the batter onto the pan and when the batter is set, fold them in any shape of your choice.
5. Serve with curry dishes.

Have a nice day!


  1. Maaaa...bila menjala tuu...banyaknya....

  2. Hi Sweetie, nice posting. I want the roti jala. Yours look so beautiful and well done. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice day, regards.

    1. Hello my friend... Bila nak habis hibernate? :D Thanks for your kind words. You take care okay...

  3. MaMaFami, I love your sharing of inspirational stories. I shall think of the bamboo everyday. And I will also think of your roti jala LOL!

    1. Here comes someone who really likes to read! You don't have to think of the roti jala Phong Hong because I don't know when I will do it again! Hahaha...

  4. Hi there, just like to say i love your blog and your recipes.

    As a fellow food blogger, i was wondering whether you would be at all interested in entering my blog's recipe competition? On Chef Mel's Kitchen ( You just have to follow my blog and email a recipe to be in with a chance to win the prize! Thanks very much,

    Melanie Booth

    1. Hi Melanie,

      Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for the invite. :)

  5. wah... lama dah tak melawat blog akak, cantik header blog kakak . Macam nak menjala ni, Apa apa pun memang resepi akak la yg the best.


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