Haze has definitely affected my diet. Vegetable is all I think about lately but then not enough to keep my tummy full, that explains me eating, munching, chomping the whole day through! My mom has this wonderful dhall curry which she loves! Very, very simple to make too!
Who could have imagined that a sharp-flavoured fruit can go hand in hand with prawns in a curry? The ever faithful fruit "The Pineapple" so thorny and yet deliciously inviting! If eaten on its own, the Sarawak Pineapple is just right cos its so sweet and flavourful.
Penang wet markets are just the next wonderful place to explore for those who love to cook. I never actually enjoy my trips there when I was young. It was just a Saturday morning chore to visit the wet market with my parents. Not till I am here in Kuala Lumpur, that I actually, actually miss these places. So many things to see and unique types of food to buy. Seeing all these uncommon ingredients just triggers the timer in me to start exploring the depths of traditional Penang Nyonya cooking.
I guess you know by now, I am very selective of my fish dishes. Here's a dish I would highly recommend to all my readers who don't have a love affair with fish dishes. This is my mom's favourite twice-cooked fish recipe. You may use other small fishes like baby ma-yaw but for the authentic style recipe, we love to use fish head pieces. I usually settle for a fairly large sek-pan head or even a ma-yaw head. The stomach side of the big fish is also quite good for this recipe because it has the fish oil factor and the smooth texture.