Well, it’s Friday again! Actually, I had an invitation from Huai Bin to go for ayam pansuh (chicken cooked in bamboo) and tuak (ethnic traditional wine) at the Borneo Cultural Festival…but I don’t eat meat on Fridays and I have this nagging pain in the knee. I wonder if it’s gout…from all those prawns at Min Kong! Never mind! It will pass in a few days…but since I was not going out, that meant I had to cook dinner again. Sigh!!!

Rummaging through the cupboards in the kitchen, I came across some leftover macaroni so I boiled that, adding a bit of oil and salt to the water, until the pasta turns soft…

Macaroni after boiling

In the meantime, I soaked some dried prawns (udang kering) in hot water and chopped some shallots, garlic and chillies plus a bit of tumeric (kunyit)…

shallots, garlic, tumeric and chillies

I pounded all that and this was what I got in the end…

Pounded ingredients

And that’s chopped Chinese celery in the bowl; I could not find any spring onions in the house, you see. I did find some fish balls in the fridge which I cut into quarters. I wish I had some prawns though (Some people never learn! LOL!!!) for that would definitely enhance the taste. There were some bean sprouts (taugeh) and I had to endure the tedious task of getting the tails removed and there was a can of button mushrooms in the pantry so I took that and cut the mushrooms into thin slices…

Bean sprouts, mushrooms and fishballs

When everything was ready, I heated some oil in the wok, threw in the pounded ingredients and stirred till it was fragrant and nicely-browned. After that, I put in the fish balls and the mushrooms. The macaroni followed…and then I broke two eggs into it and stirred till the eggs were cooked before adding the bean sprouts (taugeh). Instead of adding salt and msg, I used ikan bilis (anchovies) stock…and when it was all adequately mixed together, I put the chopped Chinese celery in… 

Kampung-style macaroni

So there you have it…macaroni – my own original recipe. Hmmm…I think I’ll just call it Macarena! LOL!!!

Author: suituapui

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17 thoughts on “Macarena…”

  1. Haha macarena!

    Also had fish today. Bought some tenggiri last week, so maid made fish cakes, cos Tracy loves that. Fishmonger kinda nice, whenever I tell him the tenggiri’s for fishballs, he’ll fillet them so I just need to “scoop” out all the meat, bag and freeze till I need them. So now I don’t have to buy fishballs and live in fear of boric acid or whatever they use these days to firm them up.

    Sophia said the prawn noodles were yummylicious. Drool!

    Definitely…and now I’m paying for my sin! Groan…my knee! Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

  2. should get it patented before someone steals them and call it their own 🙂 how does it taste like?

    Tastes like sambal kway teow, minus the soy sauce.

  3. Looks good but taste yummy or not? you never mentioned.Wow! STP! You still take off the tails from the beansprouts? I stopped doing that a long long time ago, too time-consuming and if i do all that will be too tired to cook already!Anyway the tails also got plenty of fibre so good for the body!ps Gerrie, is tenggiri mackerel? I know mackerel or ‘beikar’ can made fishball just wondering what other fish i can use to make fishball?

    Of course, it’s nice. Noodles, pasta…all depend on the ingredients. I’ve fried macaroni before with just garlic plus minced meat, prawns and a bit of green veg…and eggs! It was very nice too!

  4. stella…. Any sort of fishes..( so long as male fish ) can make Fish Balls… ha ha ha ha ha..Its weekend so this is o

    k..ha ha ha ha. Simon dont know mea? ha ha ha ha

    This hamsap fella with a 50-year itch! Hey! Saw ur photo in bdq’s blog! Since when did u become so handsome!!! Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!

  5. Aussie fish even better..can make bigger balls ha ha ha ha

    I see you are quite experienced when it come to balls. Thought you were in NZ, not in Oz? Hahahahahahahaha!!!!

  6. K.Penyu! U lah! very nakal indeed! maybe only u n STP will think of fishballs in that version! lol!

    Ooi! Don’t associate me with that fella!!!…His mum just left KK, so he’s enjoying his new found freedom! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

  7. O.O. Looks nice, but how’s the taste ? Wahh… Mrs stp must be extremely happy. No need to cook, got people serving her. Haha

    Of course it’s nice, need u ask?…..Humph!!! And poor me limping around on my bad knee…..

  8. hahaha! why you dont want go to open coffee shop?

    I should have done that when I was young! Would be a millionaire by now!!! Sob! Sob!

  9. you are so rajin, if me i don’t even think to take the hustle to pound the ingredients. just throw everything in and… talaaa! my macaroni-roni. I kidding!

    Hi…your first time here? Welcome. Tried to access your blog but came to a deadend, dunno why! Anyway, do make urself at home and drop by again, ya!…Well, I guess everyone has his/her own way of doing things. Guess it will all taste the same anyway, right? 🙂

  10. Wah… I want to try your Macarena can? Can online order?

    Can…but you’ll have to smell it and eat it online too!!! Bon appetit! LOL!!!

  11. stp’s macarena mcm sedap.. kekekek wow!! i want to order thru online too !!!

    Dah habis makan?…Next you can order the tuna curry fried rice…in my next post! LOL! Curry…now what should I call it? Maybe can add some french beans or bean sprouts, then I can call it Caribbean Queen? Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

  12. wat.. the fishballs here are TINY!

    they have the foochow fishballs.. but wth..

    i can make some nice stir fried macaroni with eggs and tauge and curry flavored. huhu

    No problem! U can be creative. It’s just pasta anyway…so u can cook it kway teow style…but with dark soy sauce, may not look very appealling! LOL!

  13. Stella, yes tenggiri is mackeral. Here there’s two types, the flatter version is better for fish balls/cakes.

    Here, they sell homemade fishballs…which don’t swell to the size of tennis balls when boiled to make fish ball soup! Now I know what to order to take home when I go to Kuching! So troublesome to make ur own…and if pound not enough, it still tastes like fish and not fish balls!

  14. My family’s recipe is to use chicken stock and diced breast chicken meat and turn it into macaroni soup. Very yummy. Also very suitable for kids, elderly and those with no teeth. Ha ha.
    Put in some spring onion if you wish.

    Yes, that’s macaroni soup!…Can use minced meat too! Hmmm…I still have some of my teeth, so I don’t need that yet! Hahahahahahahaha!!!!

  15. It’s so nice to have a lot of free time doesn’t it, STP? You can polish your cooking skills, and make up your own recipe too! I want to go for early pension lah juga … but but … I work with the private sector, ala… no pension 😦 Hehehe

    P.S: Chi, daripada ko order online tu makanan and eat it online, might as well you buy your travel itinerary online – go to STP’s place and enjoy the food he cooked in person! LOL Ngam or not, STP?

    No pension, got EPF mah! I oso have to work a bit lah! Harap pension where got cukup makan!…That Chi! Talk only! Sure he won’t come to Sibu one!!! LOL!!!

  16. hahaha … EPF also not much with my meagre salary! But nevermind that… I can still work for now 😛 Meanwhile, do post more and more easy recipes …Now I have to do the cooking AGAIN since my sis has gone off to UITM … hehehe

    Hmmm…let’s see what else I have to cook!!!!

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