Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mangan Peyek yok!!!

Continuation of Jawa Mode:

Now, all/most Muslims r basically preparing 4 d most awaited (sort of) festive season ever: Hari Raya Aidilfitri. (falls on every Syawal month)

(preferring 2 Malaysians now)

People baking d customary-traditional food/cakes/cookies etc, is 1 of d preparations. (‘kuih raya’ = basically means Raya food, specifically d ones dat prepared by baking)

Speaking of preparation, those 4rm different family-root bkground, they may hv a slightly different Raya preparation in mind. Since this is my blog, I’ll only be touching on my family’s Raya preparation.

No need 4 any Jawa intro (u can check >>>> KENDURI STYLE JAWA , my family’s bkground is included in there). 

Cookie (biskut Raya eg: Almond London, Biskut Cincin) baking had been completed by my Mom (she’s a SuperLady… I did help a bit, though. Hihihi) a few days ago. 

 Next, (currently doing it) is ‘Peyek’ making. My super Mom is feeling super ‘rajin’ (d opposite of lazy), so that’s y laaa~

*Peyek = a Jawa traditional food.

Original name would b = TEMPEYEK


Tepung Beras (rice flour) – 1 packet (depending on ur needs: d more flour, d more peyek u get)

Santan Kelapa pekat (coconut milk, preferably fresh) – 2 coconuts (depending, as well, on ur needs: eg: 2 packets of flour ~ 4 coconuts)

*spices: Ketumbar (blended coriander) - few spoons

*spices: Jintan (caraway) – few bits

Bawang Putih (Garlic – blended/mashed/ground) – 2 cloves (1 packet flour = 2 cloves of garlic, not d whole round bunch)

Telur (Egg) – 1 egg (depending on d amount of flour used)

Garam (Salt) – use ur common sense 2 adjust d taste (hehehe.. it is supposedly taste like a normal salty with a pinch of kinda-herbal spiciness from d spices)

*toppings: Ikan Bilis (Anchovies) & Kacang Tanah yg mentah (raw peanut)

Below r few photos I managed 2 take:

Rice flour + coconut milk + d spices + egg + salt + garlic
(d batter need not b that concentrated, medium concentration = easy frying later on)

Heat up d cooking oil (lots of it)

Prepare d-about-2-b-fried Peyek batter (put in d 2 toppings: anchovies & peanuts)

Using a scoop (in d previous photo, u can see it), pour d batter at d side of d pan. Make sure it's not that too far away from d oil level. Pour d hot oil all over d becoming-peyek batter. 
(yup, that's d original shape of peyek, just in case u were wondering)

PEYEK done!!! 

See how thin it is... It is kinda like a snack/cracker (kerepek)
D peanut + anchovy bulging on top of it.

***** I am writing this with the intention of purely sharing some knowledge I have on the Jawa culture. If somehow I offended some Javanese situated in the Peninsular Malaysia, therefore, I am truly sorry. I do hope that it's still the same with u guys there. *****

[Any questions or interest, shy not, dear friend, just go on & ask/consult me.]

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

gimme just 5 mins & read me~

Ok, I’m sitting next to my hamster’s cage & I’m like watching Chucul eating some of boiled kacang kuda… this mite sound stupid but I think I got a big ‘kesedaran’. 
No, I don’t get hungry just cuz my pet is eating at the moment & I’m watching her!
(watching while typing ol ths, at ths very moment)

So, anyway, ‘kesedaran’. Yea, I’m positive dat every1 has crushes on certain special person.
“aku ada crush kat sorg ni. *senyum malu2* dia senyum kat aku td. Gosh..cute gilerr!!!” ^^^^^
I’m sure every1 has had dat sort of feelings. well, there’s a point in life where u just can’t stand it & u wnt so badly 4 dat person 2 notice u!!!!

**Anis, if u’re reading this, Alex Turner will nvr propose 2 u on ur bday, so stop it, ok? stop drooling... just stop...

Alrite, all jokes & craps aside, I realized dat it’s good 2 hv a crush every now & then bcuz u can gain many FRIENDS from it.

E.g: u like ths 1 person, so u try asking around wth ur friends & their friends abt him/her, gossip abt it, stalking him/her in Facebook, add him/her as friends, checking out their photos, accidentally found out that ur friends r his/her friends also, asking favors 4rm friends 2 hook u up with him/her & d bla bla bla… It goes on, people~

(Sorry, I hv really weird ways of showing my ‘objektif sebenar entry blog’.)

What I wanted 2 say is…
It’s d good beautiful Ramadhan month & here I am talking abt ths. Don’t take it d wrong way k, but this post is especially dedicated 2 my friends who r abt 2 tie d knot after Syawal month, friends who hv been engaged 2 their loved ones, friends who hv started their sweet love-like life & friends who r just awesome friends 2 me.

I wish I can find d rite & beautifully romantic words 2 congrats ol of u but nope, I suck at sweet words, so, ol I can offer is my best prayers to u. =)

** Life goes on, people grow old & forgetful faster nowadays, so forgive me if it took me a long time 2 realize dat I love my friends!
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