Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mini Lotus Bun and Sambal Seri Kaya Roll for Breakfast at home

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I missed out this breakfast post prepared by my lovely host in Singapore, Aunty Gina previously (maybe because I thought of postponing after the previous sambal tuna bun post, and I totally forgot about it!)

Simple breakfasts like these are good to start off the new day, with a little sweetness, spice, salt, and even sour taste to it.

The mini lotus paste buns are just so adorably round that I was not sure whether I should even eat them!
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Here are the composition of the four different tastes I have described for my breakfast:
Sweet lotus paste oozing with goodness from the plain steamed mini bun
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It was served hot, just the way I liked it!:)

Salty taste came from this steamed glutinous rice cake in blue and white which is known to us locals as the Seri Kaya kueh (Malay name for light cakes for snacks)
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The Seri Kaya is actually filled with kaya (coconut milk, sugar and eggs combo type of bread spread which is especially sweet and is a favorite among the locals).
The sticky glutinous rice used for the roll tastes slightly salty, and instead of filling it with the usual kaya, Aunty made this differently...

by filling it with her specialty Sambal with dried shrimps paste in it to lend that spicy taste! (Maybe I should call it the Seri Sambal now?:)
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Rolled with banana leaves, it even had a fragrant aroma, and made it all the more appetizing.
However, too bad, I can't really take glutinous rice due to digestion problems...so I had to pass on this:p

Oh ya, the sour taste came from the freshly squeezed orange juice which even had real orange pulps in it!:)

This is a really homey type of breakfast, and very localized too!:)
Thanks to Aunty Gina, that we get to enjoy such lovely breakfasts like these.

What about you, what do you usually have for breakfast when you are at home? :)

22 comments:

  1. Hi Christy, Thanks for visiting my blog :) I love those mini-paus, and yummy pulut.Mmm. Great breakfast. Sorry to hear pulut doesn't agree with you.

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  2. Hello Christy, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! You have a lovely blog with so many exciting foods and restaurant reviews. I've been to Malaysia several times and loved it, so browsing through your blog brings back lots of wonderful memories. :-) I'm looking forward to following you via your blog!

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  3. This looks very exotic, not something I can find where I live unfortunately

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  4. "What about you, what do you usually have for breakfast when you are at home? :)"

    Wow - nothing as awesome looking as this unfortunately :( The little steamed buns looks amazing - some restaurants near me sometimes sell small ones like this as desserts. Any idea of a good recipe on how to make them? I'd love to try!

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  5. Those buns really are adorable! What exactly makes the rice blue? Is it just food coloring?

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  6. Thanks for visiting my blog. This looks like an amazing breakfast.
    I usually have coffee, eggs, and toast--very boring compared to this!

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  7. I think I have seen that kueh in the series 'Little Nyonya' ;), but it's got a different name there, maybe because it's a Singaporean series ?;)

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  8. Love steam buns. They're so good!

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  9. I agree with Three Cookies! Everything looks so exotic and thats what is os awesome about our blog world. We can share from so far

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  10. I want the bun with sweet lotus paste! ;-)

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  11. Wow, fantastic!
    I love Malaysian food, especially YumYumBites!!

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  12. Hi Shaz, thanks for coming too:) Yeah, everyone thinks it's a waste that I can't take pulut, and some of them, i think almost fainted too..LOL!:D

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  13. Karen! Thanks for all the compliments and I am glad that you enjoyed Malaysia too;) Yeah, I will follow you too...:D

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  14. Three-cookies, it's okay, we have our own blessings in our own country too:D I'm sure your place has lots more to offer than I may not have too:p

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  15. Charles, I wished I could tell you I know how to make, but as it turns out, I am really not much of a cook:p
    I can check with my aunts, they are good at stuffs like these;)

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  16. donuts4dinner, actually they used a type of blue flower to make this, so it's natural coloring:)

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  17. Hi Laura, you're welcome and you're just as kind for visiting me in return:) Awww...it's funny, I know of Malaysians who beg for breakfasts like yours...LOL:)

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  18. Cooking Gallery, I thought so too, but I just can't recall the name:p
    Any idea too?

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  19. yummychunklet, oh ya, especially when they are hot hot hot!!:D Soft and fluffy...

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  20. Maris, so true, and I enjoy making so many blogger friends right now...I keep telling my fiance that I am 'travelling all over the world' daily!!:D

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  21. Nami, I don't know whether courier service allows that...hmmm, maybe we can try?:p

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  22. Fresh Garden, thank you thank you...LOL, you Made MY DAY!!:D

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