Monday, August 29, 2011

Flower-shaped Kuih Rempah

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My Mum was excited to discover this particular local kuih (light snacks/cakes) at the market and she was taken by how unique it looked.
It certainly captured one's attention when placed among other cakes in the stall.
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She could not stop raving about this and how hard it was for her to find it every time she had a craving.

The kuih/cake was made of glutinous rice flour, which was really sticky and thick in texture and steamed before placing it atop banana leaf (I think)
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The content?
It was actually the same type of ingredients as the local Kuih Rempah Udang, which contains grated and fried chili paste with dried shrimps.
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Slightly spicy and tasty, it is bound to make you reach for one more!
Does anyone know about this or how to make it and where to get this in Klang Valley or Penang?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Reason I was away...

Hello everyone!
It's been a while since I was away, and I am sorry that I haven't been able to get to updating my blog lately although I was 'supposedly' back in action during the last post.
Anyway, it was an unexpected family call as a loved one; my aging grandmother was admitted to the hospital and her condition turned critical.
It was a very testing and trying time for the whole family as we made our daily trips to the hospital and praying for her recovery.

It was a humbling sight to see the number of sick and frail people in the hospital, praying for their own recovery. I was lost in my own thoughts; to pray for my own grandmother and also for everyone who is not well and yet humbled by the thought that no matter how rich or powerful you are, no one can truly guarantee that their wealth and power included health.

My grandmother had been battling with her own sickness and hospital admissions for close to three years already, and the past two weeks to a month, for us, were spent in the hospital; from early mornings to late nights (in shifts).
I will be posting on the full story in my personal blog
(feel free to read if you are interested to know more about it)

I will be posting on food soon, as I am back, and I thank everyone who was patiently waiting for updates on this blog.

Christy aka Pickyeater