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Recipe Massaman Lamb Shank

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Massaman Lamb Shank

When I saw ISSAYA SIAMESE CLUB Bangkok’s Massaman promotes it’s Lamb Shank on facebook it got me excited. Well I just love the food creation at this gorgeous restaurant located in Bangkok. Yes I had tried them out early quarter of this year and their food is just absolutely delicious. Chef Ian ‘s unique 10 hours slow-cooked Massaman Lamb Shank looked so perfectly. By looking at it you know you want to taste it and I will when I get to Bangkok. Looking through my little library I found a Massaman recipe hidden in the Blue Elephant Cookbook and I decided to give it a try. I recreated the Massaman paste but I improvised on the lamb shank as their was cooked with diced lamb.
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Restaurant Tai Soon Curry House Kampong Baru Sungei Buloh

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Tai Soon’s Kitchen

Before further reading just be aware that Restaurant Tai Soon Curry House Kampong Baru Sungei Buloh opens from 11am till 4pm and closes on Sunday. I came to know about this restaurant ages ago but did not manage get time off to make a visit. Today I got myself to be there for lunch with my friend of mine Chun Kit. The restaurant located at the end of the village infused within the individual wooden houses. The restaurant has ample parking space just across the empty area.

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Pau Loong Banquet Hall Teluk Intan

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Pau Loong Banquet Hall Teluk Intan

Having to be invited and wait to taste the gourmet that is building up in the kitchen can be such mind blowing thing to do. “Will it be delicious or will it be a flop?”, I always ask myself when I am confronted with such dinner meet. I am truly not a good liar like some do, I just can’t smile and blow out the whistle of good news. Hence I learned the technique of conveying the not so good news in a good manner and work it out with the chefs and come out with a good solution. As for myself I just can’t hammer the badness of the food like some do. Some people thinks they have the right to talk bad in the public just because they pay for the food, to me I think they are bad people with just bad after taste.

As for me this time I travelled a bit further with a two and the half hours car drive at about an average of 80km/hour. Yes my first time out of Kuala Lumpur town for a food review. I was thrilled and excited about this trip. It had been some time now I wanted to try out his cooking, Chef Q (Khiew) at his restaurant Pau Loong Banquet Hall located at Teluk Intan. Amazing how one can be like myself will do, just due to the thrill of taste and the awesome goodness of food.

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Janwa Thai

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Thai Steamed Lime Fish

I was away for a day and I am back with more fooding around. This time I ate at a Thai restaurant nearby called Janwa Thai at Bandar Manjalara, Kepong. There were about five of us. IT was a great night out with slightly chilli hot dishes. What I like here best was their steamed Fish with Lime Broth over a hot sizzling plate. I have eaten many steamed lme fish, Janwa’s tasted really good.

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Chefs Reminisce Mothers’ Old Ramadhan Favourites

Recently I got the luxury to taste the Ramadhan spread of lovely dinner at Atrium Cafe, Pyramid Tower Hotel, Sunway Pyramid. There were appetisers such as Pecal(assorted vegetables with spicy peanut sauce), Solok Lada(stuffed chilli with fish paste and coconut gravy), Kerabu Mannga(young mango salad with crushed peanuts), Pergedil Daging(Deep fried minced beef ball with egg) and Ulam-Ulam Melayu(Malay Salad). The soup served was Soto Ayam(clear chicken broth with rice cake, peanuts, spring onion and fried glass noodle)and also next was the roasted whole lamb with mild surabaya sauce plus Roti Jala(malaysian net-like Crepe served with chicken curry). There were also a spread of main dishes such as Udang Galah Goreng Brechilli(fried fresh water prawn with chilli paste), Ikan Tenggiri Masak Tempoyak(mackerel cooked in spicy durian paste), Sayur Goreng Lodeh(stir fried mix vegetables with soya bean cake), Kambing Kuzi(braised mutton in tradisional malay spices), Ayam Kaleo(chicken braised in turmeric and chilli coconut sauce) and Nasi Tomato(tomato rice).As for desserts, there were local sweets such as Bubur Pulut Hitam Bersantan(sweetened black glutinous rice stew wuth thick coconut milk), Talam Ubi Kayu(baked tapioca cake with palm sugar) and Kuih Lopes(steamed pandanus glutinous rice with grated coconut).

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Pecal
(Assorted Vegetables with Spicy Peanut Sauce)

Ingredients
200gm Fern leaf(blanched)
300gm Kangkong(blanched)
200gm White cabbage(blanched)
200gm Young jackfruit(blanched & sliced)
200gm Long beans(diced)
6pcs Hard tofu
2pcs Soya bean cakes(sliced)
10 Boiled eggs (wedges)
500gm Pecal sauce

Method
1. Blanch cabbage and long beans.
2. Fry tofu and soya bean cake. Cut into slices.
3. Arrange all ingredients on a platter and serve with pecal sauce.

Pecal Sauce

Ingredient
500gm Peanut
100gm Cooking oil
120gm Shallot(peeled & blended)
50gm Garlic(blended)
50gm Ginger(blended)
150gm Red chilli(blended)
50gm Shrimp paste
150ml Tamarind juice
20gm Galangal(crushed)
20gm Salt
120gm Sugar
100ml Water

Method
1. Heat oil in apot and add in all blended ingredients. Fry unitil golden brown and add in chilli.
2. Put in crushed peanuts, tamarind juice, chrimp paste, salt and sugar. Simmer until gravy thickens.
3. Serve with pecal.

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Pergedil Daging
(Deep Fried Minced Beef Ball with Egg)

Ingredients
500gm Minced beef
400gm Potato(boiled & mashed)
4 Eggs
20gm Red Chilli(chopped)
500gm Cooking oil
50gm Chinese celery
40gm Fried shallots
5gm White pepper
3gm Salt

Method
1. Stir-fry minced beef until dry. Leave aside.
2. Place mashed potatoin abowl and mix with minced beef. Season well.
3. Add in sliced Chinese celery and fried shallot. Mix well.
4. Roll the mixture into a small, round-shaped cake.
5. Dip beef cake in beaten eggs and deep-fry until golden brown.

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Kambing Kuzi
(Braised Mutton in Tradisional Malay Spices)

Ingredients
(A)
1kg Mutton(cubed)
500ml Evaporator milk
150gm Kerisik
200gm Onion(sliced)
500gm Cooking oil
100gm Cashewnuts(fried until golden brown)
10gm Lime juice
200gm Tomato(wedged)
300gm Tomato puree
50gm Chilli
100gm Fried shallots
100gm Mint leaf
100gm Chinese parsley

(B)
150gm Briyani powder
50gm Ginger(blended)
100gm Chilli paste
80gm Green chilli(blended roughly)
80gm Red Chilli(blended roughly)
100gm Onion(blended)

Method
1. Mix mutton cubes with ingredients(B) and let it stand for 1hour.
2. Add in tomato puree, kerisik and salt.
3. Heat oil in a wok and saute sliced onion until tender.
4. Add in meat and water. Cook until the meat becomes tender.
5. Then, add in salt, milk, tomato, red chilli, green chilli, lime juice, cashewnuts, mint leaf, chinese parsley and fried shallots.
6. Stir well until the sauce thickens.

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Kuih Lopes
(Steamed Pandamus Glutinous Rice with Grated Coconut)

Ingredients
1kg Glutinous rice
Pandanleaves(blended with 1 cup of water 5 pieces and strained. Keep water)
1 Coconut
1cup Gula Melaka
1cup Water
1/2teaspoon Salt
Few sheets Banana Leaves

Method
1. Soak glutinous rice in a bowl of water until it expands. Steam it until half cooked.
2. Mix and stir well with pandan water.
3. Wrap it in banana leaf to form a triangle shape.
4. Steam until fully cooked and keep it cool.
5. Boil gula melaka with water. Keep cool.
6. Grate coconut and mix with salt.
7. Coat the cool cooked rice with grated coconut.
8. Serve with sugar syrup.

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All these lovely food was the hotel’s 30-man strong Malay cuisine brigade recollects their mothers; time-homoured recipes and uncomprising details in presenting a symphony of traditional delicaies, the chefs under the tutelage of Chefs Reduan Ahmad Tarju, Fazli Baharudin, Zulkiflee Zaharudin and Azzul Azmi, promise to make “Berbuka Puasa” with more than 200 dishes, an occasion to look forward to at Atrium Cafe every sundown from 1 to 30 September 2008.

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COool Chefs just like Big Boys Kitchen . . . . . it was truely an experience to dine the food churned by the master chefs themselves! . . . . SidneyK

Sun & Surf Cafe from Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is also serving this Ramadhan buffet from 1 to 30 September 2008, 6.00pm to 10.00pm nightly.

Price is RM88++ per adult and RM44++ per child at Sun & Surf Cafe and RM75++ per adult and RM37.50++ per child at Atrium Cafe.

For reservations or enquiries, your readers may contact (6-03) 7492 8000 Extn. 3169 for Sun & Surf Café or Extn. 6305 for Atrium Café.

 

Rempah Ratus Nasi Lemak Restaurant & Cafe, Puchong

We had wanted to explore the food in the Puchong area for ages and we were lucky enough to be invited to dine at this restaurant Rempah Ratus Nasi Lemak Restaurant And Cafe. This restaurant is just located opposite of the IOI mall. The setting reminded me of a kampug style simple dining and you can smell fragrant spices as you walk in.

The restaurant serves a variety of malay dishes “hidangan” style. We were welcome by Chef Raizal, the resident chef of this restaurant who had prepared some awesome dishes. We were served with starter, Thai Fish Cakes (RM5.80 per serving) with Thai sweet chilli sauce. We love this little fish paste as they were tasty, delicious and went very well with the sweet Thai chilli sauce.

The main dishes came once we finished the starter, the first dish was the Chicken Green Curry in Claypot (RM8 per serving). It was cooked perfectly and the sauce was gorgeous and went well with the white rice. We were informed that Chef Raizal made his own green curry paste from green chillies, coriander, cummin, lemongrass and shrimp paste. We just adored the sauce, lovely!

Next was the siakap fish cooked in 3 tastes, hot, sour and sweet (RM18 per serving). The hotness came from the chillies, sourness came from the lime juice and sweetness came from the palm sugar. The siakap fish was deep fried and then coated with the sauce.

Lastly we had the stir fried kangkung with sambal (RM8 per serving). This dish had the shrimp paste taste and with a bit of chilli but not too hot.

Overall, I like this restaurant as it gave me a very homely feeling and reminded me of my growing up. I will definitely be back for their Green Thai Curry. Rempah Ratus Nasi Lemak Restaurant & Café also do catering services for any occasions and also into ready-to-eat packed food for retail, wholesale and outdoor events.

Rempah Ratus Nasi Lemak Restaurant & Café
No 33, Jalan Kenari 17C
Bandar Puchong Jaya
47100 Puchong
Selangor Dahrul Ehsan
Tel/Fax: 03-80765371

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