Sooner than later…

I had not had it for a long time…and sometimes, I was wondering if I should buy some from one restaurant in town – they serve that there but I never got round to doing that. My MIL gave us some once but it was not really nice – not enough ginger (not “hiam” enough) and not enough white wine. Then my friend tried cooking it and gave me a bit and it was really good and not long after that, I had some more at our family reunion pot luck gathering in Kuching…and then, my missus decided to cook her own and just last week, I had it again at my foster-cousin’s house blessing. As they say, “It never rains; it pours…!!!” LOL!!!

I have yet to try and cook it myself though…and I assure you that I will get down to it sooner or later. As I have mentioned in my last post, I have to cook dinner these days but that day, there was still some of the gravy in the fridge – left over from that time when my missus cooked it – just the gravy, no chicken. So taking the easy way out, I went and bought some chicken, mixed it with the gravy and steamed it…

Kacang ma chicken

It tasted just as good…and that conveniently took care of the meat dish.

Then, I rummaged through the fridge and found these…

Khiew chai

I call them “khiew chai” or curly vegetables. Normally, I would just boil some pork bones in water with two or three cloves of garlic…and add some chicken stock. Just before serving, I would bring the stock back to boil, throw in the vegetables and serve immediately.Β It isn’t nice to put them in to boil in the soup too early…and they are not really suitable for frying as they would shrink until there wouldn’t be very much left. I didn’t want a soup dish, so what I did was to fry chopped garlic in a bit of oil till golden brown, add a few prawns and sliced chillies…and a bit of chicken stock and then, I threw in the stalks, adding just a bit of water for the sauce. Finally, I mixed all that with the leaves of the vegetables and served immediately. Thankfully, there was enough for two…

Fried khiew chai

So we had the kacang ma chicken with rice plus the fried khiew chai for dinner – a simple meal for two… Now, what shall I cook today? SIGH!!!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

21 thoughts on “Sooner than later…”

  1. Aiyo! That is termed as ‘pingtualang’ kacang ma’! I won’t be cooking tonite :)!

    LOL!!! They call this, work smart! LOL!!! Dining out tonight? πŸ˜‰

  2. It all looks good, A! The art of recycling leftovers! BTW, did you get my FB msg?

    I did…and I already replied. Just checked – it’s there….

  3. Am trying to make prawns sambal petai today. Hope tarak lausai la …kakakaka

    Oooo…petai! Haven’t been to the market…and haven’t had any at my regular stall. Must hunt for some quick…and post to make Cleff drool!!! Hehehehehe!!!!*evil laugh!!! πŸ˜€

    1. Nonid post… kakakka.. today that kucing feeding me that petai prawns. So the craving can tahan for a few days lorr… LMAO…

      Then I’ll wait for a while…baru post! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

      1. Haizz… evil, evil man. No hope liao. Sure that time I’ll drool punya. Btw, her sambal petai is to die for… sweet and spicy… ohhhh!!! I tarak paiseh paiseh… hentam til sweat! LOL!

        Ya…and kentut and burp all night long. Kesian your poor hubby! Kencing also that petai smell. LOL!!!

  4. green foods Suituapui, healthier options =)

    meals might be simple but having it with your special someone makes it special than anything else.

    True, true…and simple and cheap need not necessarily mean that they’re not as nice as those expensive stuff. πŸ˜‰

  5. kiew chai is yummy, but why i never see it in the market here ? >.<

    Don’t have? Where? In the early 70’s in Singapore, I used to have that in soup. I thought they put the veg in bak kut teh too?

  6. I never makan the kacang ma chicken before… ohh… in fact, never even saw this dish before in KL. o.O

    Kekeke… recycle ah, I hardly recycle food unless it one of those roasted chicken I made… LOL. But den again, some food are nicer when they’re recycled.

    Hakka dish…for women in confinement – but now it is a delicacy that is becoming very popular around here. Maybe you try at one of the many Hakka restaurants over there. Perhaps they have it on their menu?

    1. So it’s a Hakka dish? No wonder I dono… my hubby is a Cantonese… so most of the food we makan is usually those Cantonese food, or nyonya food. I dono how to cook those chinese food, to be honest. Those food that I cook usually nyonya based or those malay cooking. I prefer flavourful food. Kekekeke!

      Definitely a lot easier to cook than authentic Malay cooking. I watch Chef Wan and other shows – when I see the ingredients, already want to pengsan. I wouldn’t want to go through all that trouble just to cook one dish.

  7. All hail Suituapui…the master of fast and easy cooking for us men. ^_^

    You had cooked a delicious meal in an easy way.

    LOL!!! Simple and nice, that’s most important. πŸ˜‰

  8. wow, you sure can cook. i think what to cook is always the headache huh? even what to eat is already a major headache nowadays. hahaa….nice blog layout! i like it! hehhe…

    Thanks, glad you like it. Ya…graduated already, get a wife…and let her have the headache…and you just eat. LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

  9. OMG! It looked so horrible. ha πŸ˜€ But I know it must taste good right?

    Yup, dark and grey – not much to look at, but it tastes great and has a lot of health benefits.

  10. Kacang ma…one of my favourites and hubby`s too. Winter`s food….keep warm. Weather is getting icy cold. Stp….love your veggie style of cooking.

    You can get the kacang ma leaves there? Ya…lots of ginger and wine – good for cold winter days, that’s for sure. Stay warm there…

    1. I buy kacan ma whilst on holiday in Kuching.

      I see. Otherwise, you probably can’t get it there, not even in the Chinese/Asian shops.

  11. Curly vegetables? LoL… i like the supersize prawn that goes with it πŸ™‚

    Aiyor…we would call those shrimps – small, not even medium and definitely not large.

  12. Yumsss!! good for recycling your food! YUMMS!

    I will have to think of what to cook after this and share the recipes – I think everybody’s getting tired of me simply recycling the leftovers. LOL!!!

  13. To think of the dishes to cook is really a big headache ya. haha….should ask your wife what she wants to eat….. she says you prepare.

    She eats anything…as long as there’s a plate of homemade extra-hot blended chilli for her to dip everything in. We’re not very fussy about what we eat…

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