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Back to Basics

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.


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A little bit of This, A little bit of That

There are some many days that; despite the stacks of recipe books and stashes of recipe sheets, I just can’t decide what to cook. Sometimes Most of the time, I’m just plain lazy and just want one dish that had everything in it.

Today, was a fine example – took out the many bundles of greens and oranges and yellows in the fridge, thawed a handful of prawns that were just de-shelled two days ago, choppity-chop some chillies, tomatoes, garlic and onion. and tadaaaa!

Sweet & Sour Prawns, (with about 7 different mismatched vegetables, no less.)

And ermm excuse me, while I dig in? Have a great dinner, lovelies!

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