So here’s lunch today; Pucuk Ubi masak Lemak Cili Padi – one of many granny’s kampung recipes. It loosely translates to Tapioca Leaves in Spicy Coconut Milk Gravy.
Used to detest making this dish, because the first time I bagged a bunch of tapioca leaves from the market, there were one too many little wriggly worms! Argh! They were a nightmare to clean, had to slap the bunch of leaves a couple of times and soak them in salt & water to get rid of them all!
I know I shouldn’t be putting you off, so let’s forget I said all that ok? Hehe. But you should know that cooking and market-ing is not always as pretty as when it’s on the serving plate, right!
Hope it didn’t scare you off cooking!
Anyhoo, this traditional dish tastes sooooooo good with piping hot rice and fried fish, accompanied with freshly-concocted sambal belacan.
It’s in the simplest basics sometimes.