Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
I don't know why but whenever I go back to Malaysia, I want to eat the Pandan chicken at a Thai restaurant. Perhaps the Thai restaurants in the U.S. do not sell Pandan chicken. Sure, I can attempt to make it here but I never try that because I can only get the frozen pandan leaves here. Guess, I am not really craving for it but it is just something that I want to eat whenever I go back. Do you have something that you must eat when you visit Malaysia?
Steamed whole fish in sourish sauce, what a treat! Living in Colorado, we are so used to the frozen fillets, we hardly have excess to fresh fish unless we want to pay a lot for it. So, steamed whole fish or fried whole fish was such a luxury for us.
Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, Kang Kong Belacan, Egg Fu Yong for my girls as they loved fried eggs. Oh, the water is not free in Malaysia, expect to pay 50 cent or more in any of the restaurant. I have cut sugary soft drink from our diet, and the best healthy drink for us is water. But sometimes, I will let them have fresh fruit juice instead of water. But most restaurants charged ridiculous prices for their drinks, you can actually order a plate of small dish with just few dollars more.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Alkaline Kuih (Tee Ya kuih?). On this trip back, I wanted to try this kuih because my late grandma always made it during the Chinese New Year. Hers was yellow in color and she would made a big rectangular size tray and we had it throughout the CNY. She would also pan-fried it to eat it with soy sauce three-layers pork. I wasn't too crazy about this back then, but this kuih managed to stick inside my memory and it was something that I wanted to revisit again. My dad also missed his mom's kuih and would go to eat this occasionally. I was happy that I got to eat it again but somehow it didn't taste quite the same.
The alkaline kuih was served with this braised three layers pork.
This fried lor bak was delicious!!
Fried broad rice noodle with eggy sauce (wor tan hor)
Hokkein noodle, just got to have this at least once when we go back. (sorry the picture turned out a bit blurry)
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
When I went back last month to Malaysia, one of the food I wanted to eat was Yong Tau Fu. My girls enjoyed this tremendously too, they ate whatever I gave them.
My mom said it used to sell for 70 cent each but now the price has increased to $1.20 each. Since I haven't eaten this in a while, it tasted delicious just liked I used to remember. My wish was granted thanks to my dearest parents.
Nothing beat the Malaysian food, so many things to eat and try. I didn't get to eat all the food of course but I tried to eat what I really missed the most. I will have more delicious food pictures that I ate to share with you, some fancy, some just what I had missed. Stay tuned!