Wednesday, August 06, 2008

belut sawah: a delicacy

Sunday evening...we went to Wan's house. Atuk is quite critical these days. He's giving up. I'm seeing him drifting away from us.


Gladly, he still recognises me. There was one time he heard my voice in the hall and he twisted and turned to search for me. Wan saw that several times, she called me every time it happened. He was my battle partner - and we never agreed with each other. He dreamed of registering me as a Puteri UMNO member which I fiercely refused. He was devastated when I told him that working for the Brit is my mean of living and turning down the government's offer was the only thing that I could do.Later that night he led me to solat hajat for my career success. He loved me unconditionally despite our constant arguments. Huhuhu...I'm missing this old guy a lot now.

Ehh...apasal aku cakap omputih?! Huhuhu. Emo plak tuh. Hmm...mmglah. As I said, pade blog la tpt mengadu. Takleh tunjuk in front of my parents, cuz diorg lagikla sedih...

Sebelum jenguk atuk arituh aku makan benda kat sebelah nieh. Aku gi makan Nasi Minang kat pasar malam aritu cuz tinggal bertiga ngan parents aku and malas nak masak.Nasi Minang nieh, nasi campur org Minang. Org panggil nasi padang la...tuh la nieh la...ape2 jelah. Lauk die lauk org Minang la...macam rendang2, gulai2 dan goreng2...ulam2...

Aku suke sangat Nasi Minang. Kat Seremban nieh, org yg makan Nasi Minang mostly Chinese. Portion byk tp murah. Pakcik nieh akan letak dua senduk tempurung kelapa (penuh) kalo mintak nasi penuh. Kalo nasi setengah - setempurung. Dlm gambo nieh, nasi setengah:D

Menunye macam2. Blur jap. capai bergedel...tempe goreng...sambal ijau...kuah rendang daging...and yg panjang2 dan berikat ngan getah tuh - belut sawah goreng rangup:D

Geli? Fear Factor? Taklah. Aku boleh makan unagi, boleh makan eel.

Eel = Unagi = Belut.

Beza ke? Takde kan. Abeh...just because belut tuh kat sawah Malaysia, cooked by a red ID man, aku nak discriminate? No way...tak payahla hipokrit.

So, sampai umah Wan...ayah pon bising ngan Wan tentang eating habit ku ini. Yg dok bawak pekasam, tempoyak dan sambal jering utk di re-heat kat opis. Hehehe. Yg dok makan belut...though no one in the family eat dat!!!

Mak Long ku tersenyum sambil menggeleng...
"Parah dah taste ko nieh. Kampung betul..."

Aku tersengih. Mak Long pon ape kurangnye. Die yg ajar aku makan jering.:D

* yang nieh nak kate bizarre....baru boleh:d

11 comments:

Adry said...

waa... awak makan belut... apa rasanya?? Mmmm saya tak pernah makan lagi... ada rasa geli skit... tapi ntahla... kalau ada rezeki nak try gak... mmmmm

Pocket said...

unagi kat jpung memang sedap!!
belut kat malaysia memang sedap!!
(Tp tak pernah rasa lagi laksa belut tuu)
belut goreng rangop?
waaahhh... nak kena try tu!!

KM said...

Diciptakan Allah dari pelbagai binatang & tumbuhan utk manusia makan, so makanla jika anda berselera kann? Takde masalah pun kan..kan..

bendul said...

tu laa.. slalu gi sawah tangkap dapat yg gemuk2 jer.. yg halus2 buat goreng rangup tak pernah dapat..
btoi pocket, kena try nih..
(pocket tak pernah makan laksa belut..? uihhh.. rugi rugi..)

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

adry:rasenye rangup la sbb goreng rangup kan...

pocket: hehehe...laksa belut...same laaa...blm pernah rase lg:D

KM: tengkiu...bagus ayat tuh

bendul: kalo boleh makan belut gemuk, sure leh makan yg kurus gak:D

shaxx said...

saya syka nasi padang tapi yg kat jakarta la... so, bila balik sana, mesti makan punya... kat KL pun ada tapi kureng sikit in terms of rasa and presentation and serving method... :p

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

shaxx: kat seremban punye best jek...sbb org minang ramai kat sini:D

Sya Annur said...

sedapla beluttt, aku suka! elok utk org2 ada breathing problem mcm aku nih. haha

Sya Annur said...

lupa lak nak ckp, syahmi tgk gmbar makanan ko nih, dia cakap... MMM... YUMMY! haha... sebbaik ami ikut tekak ibu, mkn belut, ikan sungai, lauk lada api...

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

sedap jek....tp setengah org tuh dowang tak makan...konon nature of belut tuh mengerikan la...macam2 la...elok utk breathing prob ek? waaa...senang la aunty sha in future kalo tekak syahmi macam ibu die. tak payah pening2 macam budak2 len...:D

zack said...

belut ?...tak berapa nak komersil lah...cuba tukar unagi ?...hah ,yang ni baru komersil sket...:)

so sesiapa nak unagi(belut)..012-9783405