Saturday, September 19, 2009

sha: the rendang call


Rendang Tok
Originally uploaded by twoHands
When you want to poo
- you say you're having a nature's call.

When you want to raya?
- I'll call mine as a rendang call.

This is going to be my last posting for the next few days. I hope I'll continue blogging even if it's raya, but I know I'm going to be alone in this blogging world since no one will be updating their blogs. So,I have to rest too;)

So here's my chronology for the past 5 years of eating rendang:

2004: Enjoyed rendang as a student.
2005: Just graduated and just broke up - rendang was a bit different:(
2006: Worked on the day ibu cooked rendang and served rendang.Ate like hell.
2007: Ayah brought home water buffalo meat for rendang! Ate rendang at work again.
2008: I bought ducks for rendang.
2009: Water buffalo again...except that ibu is having a fever. Do I have to cook?

I used to wonder how nenek managed to make 2 types of rendang in a year. Beef and chickn at the same time.


Now I knew. Being a woman is not easy:)

We don't cook Rendang Tok in Negeri Sembilan. So, if you see me putting a picture of rendang with lime leaf, well, I don't put lime leaf in my rendang. As a Negeri Sembilan-born girl, I proudly cook my Rendang Itam - a recipe taught my wan and ibu which is usually serve with lemang. This Rendang Itam is from Rembau, because other districts have their own rendang. Since my parents are both from Negeri Sembilan, I don't have that much of varieties;)

So, I have a request for you. Pls remember me...

a) If you're from the northern area, please remember me when you're eating ketupat daun palas.
b) If you're from Perak, remember me when you're serving rendang tok to your guests:)
c) If you're from southern part of peninsular, please remember me if you're planning to have beriyani, soto or laksa johor for your open houses.
d) If you're from the east coast - please remember me if you're cooking sweet treats:)
e) If you're from Sarawak...I would love to imagine that I'm eating Sarawak Layered Cake at your place.
f) And...If you're Sabahan...I would love to shop at your place for seafood! That way I can make barbecue for open houses:)

I will definitely going to stay in Seremban (because this is my hometown) but I hope I'll be sharing more experiences about raya when you start updating your blogs or call me.

To all bloggers who sent me cards, thank you.

This rendang call is urgent.

I just can't delay.

I'm sorry for not pasting your cards here.

But this is the most urgent call. EVER.

Water buffalo rendang in 2009.

Meet Chef Sha:)

Selamat Hari Raya, everyone. Maaf Zahir Batin.

15 comments:

razifembi said...

HURRY UP ! ...

im from nothern ... my family ready with laksa and nasi himpit ...

HAppY RaaYAA for you ... and your family too ...

joegrimjow said...

BESTnya ok
slamat beraya dengan pelbagai resipi

azzaliena suziantie feisal said...

omg..i came from southern n east..
how??hahahaha...

dun forget to give me urs rendang..
i want to try it....hahaa

selamat hari raye sis :)

Ayu said...

rendang ni senang je nk buat nya.. tapi nk kena pandai la apa dia bancuhan nya n how to mix it..

out of topic -->> raya ni balik kampung rembau la.. petang satgi balik la.. mcm la jauh sangat rumah ni ngan kampung hehhe...

selamat ari raya..

zino said...

selamat hari gayo, jangan lupo nolong mak masak gondang , masak sodap2 yo.. , gamai sedaro nak datang, lomang tak buek ko?

den dah tompah lomang tunjuk yo, mano sompek nak buek.. haha...balik pun hari gayo lopeh sembahyang...

hazwan tegolak baco posting ni hehe

Pocket said...

Selamat hari raya,
pocket will be eating rendang at some restaurant, cause no one in the family is planning on any rendang,

i always understood the word 'rendang' meant 'goreng'
then why is it not kering ?

Ayu said...

out of topic -- >> tula.. ayah pun sebenarnya x sihat lagi.. tp dia nk jugak bakar lemang tu.. cucu lelaki ramai yg dah besau.. takpe la.. leh gak tolong2..
ujan mmg lebat.. dah dua tiga ari.. ari ni belum lagi ni.. petang nanti maybe..
shopping yg basic je dulu.. sikit2.. next month beli sket lagi..

LotsOfLove-Pearls said...

My Dear,

I am Sabahan..
Hehe..

Mula2 I xperasan lak seafood kat tempat i murah2 tetapi bila i datang peninsular ni barulah i menyedari bahawa harga seafood kat Sabah memang murah.
Huhu..

Kwn2 dari Peninsular kalau pegi Sabah asyik ckp pasal seafood.

Balik nanti, I pun kena menikmati kemurahannya.
Hehe..

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Maaf Zahir Batin

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

razif:
---> laksa penang agaknye nieh...mesti best kan!!

joe:
---> selamat hari raya:)

azza:
---> bagi dua2 laa...southern pon...eastern pon:)

zino:
---> waaa...mmg sei akan ingat posanan oghang kampung nieh. apo lambek bona balik kampung? tak molomang ko? lomang tunjuk?

jangan golak2...:P

ayu:
---> tak sabar nak bace cerite raya ayu lak...maklumlah...dah leh agak dia punya senario tp nak tau detail je:)
jeles bace part lemang tuh!:)

pocket:
---> rendang sha mmg garing sket..kering je...so, that's why ia dipanggil rendang. kalo rendang yg "basah" tuh...utk makan ngan nasi boleh la. meh sini makan rendang...tak payah gi restoran:)

dearie:
yeke!!! lenkali nak gi sabah akan tanye dearie ape yg best:) haaa...tolong hargai ape yg anda ada di kampung tau. kat sini seafood sangat mahal:)

Eskapisminda said...

pardon my ignorance but...water buffalo tu menatang apa? adakah maksudnya kerbau air?? wah, tak pernah saya rasa rendang kerbau air. tentu aneh. dan sedap. selamat berendangan!!

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

eskapisminda:
--> water buffalo tuh kerbau air. sha letakkan water buffalo sbb ade macam2 jenis buffalo rupenye. tak perasan sampai dah carik dlm wikipedia dan nak cari gambar di flickr...rupenye baru tau,"oooo...kerbau ada macam2 jenis!" hehe. sedap rendang kerbau nieh...daging dia kasar sikit. rendang pon cepat berminyak sbb lemak dia tak brape tepu:)

pakcikli00 said...

Asalamualaikum

Baju kebaya nampak berseri
untuk di muat dulang pengantin
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri
mohon maaf zahir dan batin

Terima kaseh salam hormat.

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin:)

iza~de~bintang said...

urm... kat sana mesti ada lomang dan rendang kan :)
kat sini mesti ada ketupat palas, kalau takda rasa tak lengkap raya...dan rasanya hari ni memang dah over load huhu (^__^)

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

iza:
---> yeee...betul...sini mmg lomang dan renangla:)
sha sangat suka ketupat daun palas tp takde plak org nak bawakkan kali nieh .tak macam dulu2 ade kawan2 tolong kirim...adehh..jelesnye ngan anda:(