Thursday, 3 May 2007

Laksa Penang


While on our fortnightly marketing a few weeks ago at Geleen's 'Tropical Markt' - an Asian grocery store, we saw daum kesum, often used for masak asam pedas, and as for me, one of the key ingredient in the-glorious-ever-asam-laksa penang of my mom's. Motivated by the mere smell of it, I embarked into making it myself. Well, this was the third attempt, having cooked it twice last year - once when Z's craving (and me too) during her pregnancy and once more on I-have-to-work raya day. Back home, laksa Penang is the must-have menu during raya, almost a legacy, for the past 9 years.

With the exception of bunga kantan, I had all the other ingredients at hand. Also available was the crunchy 'cucur udang', a compulsory side addition, which according to Kyrz and Ez, is not qualified as a laksa Penang without it. I remembered how Kyrz would eat all the asam, daum kesum and bunga kantan...

Well, we had it for dinner for 2 nights in a row....lekker...

H

Recipe...? arghhh....it's a bit of this and that....anyway, it was a dish cooked from the heart....for my sweetheart....heheh....

lekker = sedaapppp....

5 comments:

d a y a t s s said...

oOo.. makan dengan cucuq udang kaa? cek tak tawww.. habaq mai la resepi.. awat hang kedekut naa...??

nyeheheh :P

Adam said...

We have all the ingredients ready. Ez is eagerly waiting for her mum to make the Laksa. Probably this coming Monday.

Melina said...

I've got a pokok daun kesum on my kitchen window sill. Almost killed it though as we both forgot to water it after my mum went home. Realised just in time. :)

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

H: you did mummy proud! :) dappp... dappp ngat ngat!

Dayat: aku pon tak tau resipi dia! H, cepat la share share resipi!

Adam: how did yours go? post pics in your blog!

Melina: hey, you guys have daun kesum in your kitchen window?! bestnya! if you guys dont want it, give it to me can? i bet nigel loves them more than you! heheh..

Z

mum&dad said...

We have tasted Hardy's Laksa Penang last Raya. Its very good. By the way, Melina makes awesome lasagne !!!