Friday, February 13, 2009

Little assistant with a big help ......

After my last big project here, i have 2 weeks of leisure. Another big one will be next week. I hope i would be more efficient as i will be really on my own, the boys will be at school. The last job was a bit easier as the boys helped me with the packing as they were in the house for the Chinese New Year holidays. My sisters in KL and the brother in Selama came to the house on the Monday of the CNY. He is the youngest in the family, he eldest are twins, a girl and a boy, then a girl(angah in the picture) , a boy and the last addition is a baby boy. I was really happy to see them as i missed them during the Raya Haji. There was another story behind this visit too, funny one though....will share with you in future posting ( kalau teringat lah).

In spite of heavy cooking i had to do when they were in the house, i was very thankful to Angah and my sis(yg terpotong gambar tuh) as they were the ones finishing the putting on the " Terima Kasih" stickers and the small purple flowers on the favors boxes. The girl insisted to finish doing the 1000 boxes before they left for KL on the same day ha ha ha.....'Angah, Mak Teh is still grateful and thankful for Mak Lang and your assistance'. I completed only slightly more than 200 pieces at that time he he
So, now with no little girl's assistance, i gotta stick these tiny ribbons and the 'Terima Kasih' stickers on my own...and again at this moment of typing, i only completed 300 pieces.....alamakkkkk
Quite awhile that i didn't share the dishes we had at home, i remembered Wanshana did ask how i fried my Kobis goreng bodoh here. So, Mam Wanshana, the very simple one....this time i used french beans instead of cabbage....

You need,
a few slices of ginger
slices of 2 small garlics
slices of 2 small red onions
slices of 1 red chili
a bit of dried anchovy(ikan bilis) / dried shrimp
(since i did sambal udang i used anchovy this time, but with the cabbage i used the dried shrimp)
the beans u can slice them like i did last night or just roughly chopped each to an inch cuts.

Wash the beans and throw the water but let it be in a bowl ( a bit of water left with the beans will help the dish not to get too dry)....Heat 2 tablespoon of oil. Throw in everything except the beans, fry until fragrance, put in a pinch of salt, stir and put in the beans and stir and stir and stir, with high flame i just fried it less than a few minutes as i like my vegetable crunchy not the fire and serve with hot rice, and last night i made shrimp sambal which I think i had the recipe in the earlier post.


aishah said...


boleh bayangkan u tengah membelek riben kecik2 tu...ambil masa jugak . tapi bila dah siap nanti mcm satu kepuasan btul tak?

Kak Teh said...

mula2 kak teh ingat reben2 tu coklat. how beautiful that would be on a cake. i can imagine just eating the coklat riben. Must try yr sayur - at least its another variety. last night i had green beans, hiris halus2, then masak dengan perencah bawang, garlic, cili and serai yang diblend - then masukkan santan pekat. yang tak ada su'un. kalau tidak lagi best.

kay_leeda said...


Even yr buncis goreng tu pun boleh make me drool.

Ayoo..I must be under the spell of the "friend" on it's way. Nak wallup je :(

tireless mom said...

Dear Zai

Lauk tu pun sedap... Tak buat Valentine's cake ke?

Busybody said...

i also thot the ribbon tu chocolate!

wanshana said...


Thanks for the buncis goreng bodoh recipe. Hehehe! Cute name, but by the look of it, amat menyelerakan :)

I guess it got that name coz' pejam mata pun boleh masak kot? Hahaha!

Thanks again :)

zaitgha said...


memang pun and duduk2 tgk tv pun bole buat....

kak teh,
i tak pandai buat reben dari choc he he....ur green beans tuh pun rasa macam sedap jerr...


i pun kalau ada fren tuh rasa nak makan jerr...teruk kan?


tak der la pulak yg request valentine's cake he he...


its maroon but look choc in the picture kan?


not me yg bagi nama tuh, my hubby...before u off the flame u break one egg and quickly kacau pun sedap...i selalu mkn yg ber egg tuh with lightly toasted breadx....