Archive | March 17, 2012

Make yourself at home…

They loved the masak hitam Sarawak that I bought them the day they arrived…so to let them have another go at it, I invited my blogger-visitors to dinner at my house…

At STP's house

…but unfortunately, by then, Quay Po and Peng and Yee Ling had gone back to KL already. It being a  roadside stall, I could not take them there to eat so I had to go and buy the best they had to let them enjoy our local Malay fare in my small and humble home.

Of course, I got them the masak hitam Sarawak…

Masak hitam Sarawak

…as well as the Melanau specialty, the umai (raw fish)…

Umai

…and the ayam belada

Ayam belada

…plus their sambal terung (brinjal)…

Sambal terung

Unfortunately, they did not have any sambal petai (stink beans) or rendang hati ayam (chicken liver) that day.

I fried this daun Bandong (tapioca leaves) and pumpkin dish with belacan, ginger and ikan bilis (dried anchovies)…

STP's tapioca leaves & pumpkin

…and thankfully, it was a hit!

I also cooked the prawns – the udang masak kunyit that I had featured in my post not very long ago…

Udang masak kunyit

…and of course, everybody fell head over heels in love with it. You just can’t go wrong with prawns. Ok, mamakucing! Click the link to see the recipe and the steps and cook for papakucing! He wants to have some more of this! LOL!!!

And lastly, I fried some noodles for smallkucing (who seems to love noodles a lot)…

STP's fried noodles

I don’t know if Claire was trying to flatter me or what but she said it was nicer than the fried noodles that I had ordered for them in town – the Foochow-style fried noodles (with sauce).

Quay Po brought these for me all the way from KL…

Quay Po's mum's vegetarian intestines

- the vegetarian intestines that her mum cooked and I heated that up to share with everybody…and everybody enjoyed that a lot. Thanks so much, Quay Po and compliments to the chef, your mum!

They also bought some se’ut (pronounced see-ert) or sago worms from the market so we fried that and everybody ate them (except me!) and believe it or not, they actually loved them a lot…

Sago worm
*smallkucing’s mamarazzi’s photo from her Facebook album*

…Somebody said that it tasted like peanut butter! As a matter of fact, they liked it so much that they even bought some to take home to KL.

I also took out my precious bottle of tuak (traditional Dayak rice wine)…

Tuak
*smallkucing’s mamarazzi’s photo from her Facebook album*

…and shared with everybody and they loved it! Thankfully, nobody got drunk but somehow they all look embarrassed or shy with their blushing pink cheeks. No need to use blusher, Claire said. LOL!!!

After the simple dinner, they left to go for a stroll around the pasar malam (night market) here….in search of some more food there but unfortunately, I heard it was raining in town so they had no choice but to go back to the hotel and call it a day. Hmmmmm…looks like you all will have to come again another time to go to the pasar malam and the many other nice eateries around that you have not tried yet.