Only in Kelantan...

Friday, October 24, 2008

sorry about the ugly picture, it was dark so the picture is also dark so i've editted it for clearer view...

Have you ever heard of Nasi Tumpang? I never seen it else where but Kelantan. it is rice packed in a cone-shaped banana leaf. A pack of Nasi Tumpang consists of an omelette, meat or chicken or fish floss, chicken or shrimp curry and sweet gravy. By the way it was packed i suppose it was meant for travellers or at least used to... even now we rarely see this nisi tumpang being sold in Kelantan. I must say its getting hard to find these days.

However i was told that the best Nasi Tumpang was in Pasir Hor,Kelantan but you need to buy them before 9am otherwise you'll be dissapointed! As you can see in the not so great picture that its in a con shape. Inside there's mashed or mushed rice...its a very soft rice compected with layers of other food like shrimp curry, fish floss, some omelette and sweet gravy... i love this nasi tumpang wanted to learn this but i dunno anyone who can teach me *SAD* the ingrediens are easy but the hard part is the packing it into a con shape ...

This is how the inside looks like, you can see layers of food...the floss the shrimp curry (the yellow stuff you see in the middle) and down the bottom its the omelette (its the pale yellow thingie)


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This is great for tea time...we had this with a cup of coffee and it was oh so satisfying... you should try coz its easy to make
what you need...
31/2cups flour
1/2cups or castor sugar
1/2tsp salt
4tbsp soft butter
3/4tsp active dry yeast
11/4cups of milk
1/2tsp vanilla

This is how you do it:

  1. heat milk then stir in yeast and sugar, let it set/bubble for a while
  2. then mix all the remaining ingredients and blend in a mixer for about 5 minutes or until the dough is no longer stick to the bowl.
  3. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and let it rise for a bout 45minutes or until doubled.
  4. then lighlt flour the table surface and start rolling. simply cut the dough then fry until golden brown.
  5. sprinkle or dust with icing sugar, ready to serve
  • The dough is very soft so don't worry just work with it with a little bit of flour as you go along.
  • this recipe can be use for sticky bun recipe.
  • this doughnut recipe can be made earlier and kept frozen for future great is that??

Lunch @ mama dee dee's - Mutiara Damansara

Today i've decided to make a trip to Mutiara Damansara specifically to Mama Dee Dee's Restaurant for lunch. Its my Aunt's Restaurant, recently open for business since the 10th but i haven't had a chance to see the operational restaurant so today i've decided to do so and show some support.

It was raining when i arrive and the joint was still full (its was already almost 2pm at the time) i can't imagine how busy the restaurant is during peak hour. The restaurant is nicely done, clean and somewhat cozy...they even have wifi there (then again most cafes does - its a must have ;)). how's the food? oh don't get me was the food that drome me all the way from BANGI to MUTIARA DAMANSARA and that's like almost 1hr plus drive!! but it was worth it...wanna know why?? coz the chef is my AUNT! and she is and EXCELLENT COOK and i'm telling you the truth i'm not saying this coz she's my aunt but she really is a great cook. before the restaurant...(this was many many years before and until now) she would cook food like chicken rice, or Nasi Padang or Nasi Lemak and invite us for brunch and i wouldn't miss it for the world.

I remember...actual until today, when ever my mom called me and told me that mak long (my aunt) is inviting us for brunch (which she alway does) all of us would be excited coz we know that we'll have great food, and when ever we can't make it we'll be sad heck I'm sad and dissapointed everytime that happens. that is just how to discribe how good her food is. even their close friends wouln't miss the occassion if they're invited.

The food served is basically Sumateran Rice/ Nasi Sumatera which us the malays has adopt its taste and flavor and make it as their own. Somewhat similar to Hover in Kota Baru, Kelantan only better, cleaner, classier and modern. I had chicken and fried fish...i don't know the name of the dish (sorry) but i was hoping to eat the Sumateran Chicken curry but they're out... :(

They also do some catering but no delivery service provided, not just'll have to self pick up. From my previous entry i did mention that we had a dinner party...the main dish was all catered by Mama Dee Dee's and i'm telling you all my guest are pleased. Since my aunt is the Chef i guess it really is homecooked food right?

if you wanna go and have a try of my aunt's cooking here's the details of the restaurant.


2-1 JALAN PJU 7/16A
(near Mutiara Damansara police station @ Mutiara Homes)



11.30AM - 10.00PM


07.30AM - 4.00PM


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This is how it looked like when i was there, still busy...
And that is Dee Dee the proud owner of Mama Dee Dee's
So many choices to choose from and they were all Yummy!
These are some of the food served there...