Little bit of this, little bit of that (1)…

I love liver…but I know many who don’t. It may be beef or chicken liver cooked-rendang style…or pork liver cooked with ginger and Bombay onions in soy sauce, Chinese style or simply boiled and served in a clear soup like this…

Liver soup

Usually, I would prefer it with a bit of pork intestines and some minced meat balls and whatever else – with or without glass noodles like how they serve it here but when I had it at this particular place that sells very good kolo mee, there was only liver inside. I had a plate of kampua kosong (plain noodles without meat) with it…

Liver soup & kampua

…and I would say that I enjoyed it very much but there was a bit too much liver for me to finish…and besides, I was being a bit careful so as not to over-indulge in case I ended up with a gout attack.

I would never touch these though – phoenix claws, they call them…

Phoenix claws 1

…which is a somewhat fanciful name for what they actually are – chicken claws. These have been deep fried and braised in soy sauce and five-spice powder and what not till tender and chewy. My mother loves them a lot so I would drop by regularly at one coffee shop in Rejang Park – the one right next to the cinema (I think the name is “My Home”, if I’m not mistaken) in the block opposite the post office. The big ones are 80 sen each and there are some smaller ones that they sell for 60 sen each.

Don’t ask me what they taste like though as I really do not know. All my life, I’ve never eaten them…

Phoenix claws 2

…nor the butt, the parson’s nose or what is often commonly called bishop’s nose that a lot of people seem to love so much – no, thank you!

Moving on, I wonder how many of you have eaten these before…

Kuih berangin

They’re called kuih berangin (windy cake) and is coated with toasted grated coconut. Inside, it is supposed to be sweet but these that I bought for 3 for RM1.00 had nothing of the sort. I don’t think you’ll see me buying those and eating them again…if you get what I mean.

I’ve also tried the bingka cheese, also 3 for RM1.00 at my regular Malay kuih stall at Bandong…

Bingka cheese

…but I think I would rather stick to the usual bingka pandan (screwpine leaves)…

Bingka pandan

…or the bingka labu (pumpkin). Personally, I feel that they taste a lot nicer.

So? What have you all been up to at your end? Had anything nice lately?

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