Monday, November 09, 2009

orkid's cafe: masak lemak lada api?


Cabbage type flower
Originally uploaded by magnummavis
Orkid's Cafe is going to grant more requests!

The requests:
mier@merr said...
wah.... bulu's masak lomak cili api?
ok tak? hihik..

leadleedeea said...
how about gojes gulai lemak cili api? haha~!
lead suke pancake with kaya..ooooooooohhhhh sedap ok..

Lead, I'm granting one request at one time - so the next one will be Masak Lomak Lado Api, k:)

But neither mira nor lead told me what is the main ingredient for this dish. Fish? Chicken? Meat or game? Vege?

So, don't blame me for the next story I'm going to tell, okay?

The story:
My parents are currently the silent readers of my blog. I knew it. When I was not around, they would silently open this blog and read it. (Hello parents). Well, I don't mind at all. They knew about me and Jack. I mean, who said Jack is going to end up with Blair in Gossip Girls? Jack is going to be with Sha. Period.

When they read my postings on food, they made a suggestion about my posting. They asked me to write about someone they called Onyang Achor.

Onyang Achor is the aunt of my great grandmother whom I called Onyang Che Mah. She had no daughter, so she considered my Onyang Che Mah as her daughter and my late grandfather as her grandson. So, she was technically my father's great grandmother and my great-great grandmother. I've never met this person, but I heard a great deal of stories about her!

My late grandfather told me she was rich. In fact, I heard she helped him a lot. I knew my grandfather loved her for he would recite the Al-Quran for her every night. Since she was rich, she could afford to buy certain things which other people couldn't afford to buy before the Japanese came to Malaya.

One of the things the husband bought for her was a cabbage. Well, to those who are playing Farmtown and Farmville, please don't ask me to show you what a cabbage is. You can compare the real cabbage and the ones in your farm. I don't like the one in the Farmtown, it's ugly.

But Onyang Achor didn't have Flickr or Farmtown to refer. She thought that the cabbage was a big fruit and in order to obtain the flesh, she peeled off the cabbage layer after layer. Of course, she couldn't find any. So she said,

"Bangang buah ni. Takdo isi!"

And she threw that expensive cabbage away.

Then, her husband bought her a bunch of grapes.

Most of Negeri Sembilan dishes - especially the one they called Masak Lomak Lado Api consists of meat - chicken, beef, buffalo, or mutton. Sometimes they use fish or internal organs. Then they will combine the chicken with young jackfruit, bamboo shoots, bacang, belimbing buluh or pickled vegetables or petai.

Onyang Achor tasted the grapes and decided to cook Masak Lomak Lado Api Anggur. Hehe. You can imagine how surprise the husband was.

Then, the husband bought home an uncooked jelly. He mentioned that the jelly could only be eaten when it is hard. So, Onyang Achor cooked the jelly. It was still in a form of liquid after hours. She got so fed-up with it, she threw the jelly to the banana tree. The next morning, when she woke up, she saw a jelly - which was no longer in liquid form beneath the banana tree;)

I found that the story about her was quite amusing and funny. I mean, the way my grandfather and father told me the stories was funny and I could imagined a typical old Negeri Sembilan lady acted towards the modernisation:P

Onyang Achor should not be blamed. I mean, her husband did not explained to her properly about what should be done. She lived at the time when the world was not about taking challenges.

I, personally had done something stupid. I ate Nasi Goreng USA at this fancy restaurant. At that time, I was still young and did not know much about cooking. That restaurant served Nasi Goreng USA with green apples as the decoration.

When I got home and wanted to cook for my brothers (I think I was either 12 or 13), I sliced green apple and cooked it together with the nasi goreng. Yes, call me stupid but things were not that exposed even when I was thirteen. There was no blogs like Love's, MrsFaiz's, Kak Suzi's or Watierman's to refer to at that time.

For all I know, when ayah laughed about Onyang Achor, my brothers were laughing at me.

Well, it runs in the family.
The history by Onyang Achor has been repeated by me:P

Have you or someone you know done the same thing?

I know my friend's maid does the same thing. The maid cooked Kacang Hijau Goreng for her when she was small;)

31 comments:

a.z.r.i.n.a.03.07 said...

suka @ sedapnya kalau dapat masak lemak cili api udang @ daging + rebung..wuissh.. meleleh erliur..

ratah tak payah nasi pon boleh..

alaa...ni yang nak balik umah mak mintak mak buat ni...

farah aminuddin said...

green apple fried rice. sounds cool. hihi. mase tu masih budak2 kan. takpe, dimaafkan. :p

Suzi said...

beruntungnya kita di zaman sekarang byk tempat blh rujuk...kan?

akak pun byk buat silap time belajar2 masak...itu sebenarnya jadi pengajaran.

speckurosaklagi said...

i luv cooking...
itu dulu akak..
skrg suka mbeli n suh org masak..
hahahahaha

atty's said...

mak mertua den selalu masak pelanduk masak lomak cili api ..

julietchun said...

kalo masak lemak cili api saya suka ikan saja, daging/ayam tak berapa minat. mungkin buleh cuba masak lemak cili api anggur,hehehe.

nURmALa mAZLan said...

sha...lapar nyer baca cerita2 makanan ni..pasling terliur masa lomak lado api..fuh!!!

mier@merr said...

wee..thanx sis...

nyam2..msak lomak cili api...sodap gitu..
den xkesah.. telur ke.. ikan ke.. sume layan... jnji masak lomak...


msk lomak cili api anggur blom ponah raso laie... :)

zeqzeq said...

seksa memandu bila terlebih makan CILI api hhee,,

Fatt Chin Choy said...

hahaha

lawak ler moyang ko tu

p/s: makcik dan pakcik sila ler baca blog aku (nak tarik trafik ni)

~Kak AZZ~ said...

masa kecik2 dulu akak pnh masukkan garam kasar kat dalam piyok nasi. Masa tu kakak yg masak nasi tu. Lepas tu mak bising2 tanya kakak apsal nasi tu tak masak2 padahal dah lama tenggek atas dapur. Kakak ckp mana dia tau sbb dia dh sukat air nasi tu cam biasa, tp pelik sbb nasi tu lembik berair je...Pastu mak rasa nasi tu, dia tnya kakak...ekau boh garam ko nasi ni..? Kakak ckp xde la... Pastu kakak pndg je kt muka adik dia ni....adik punya pasal, kakak yg kena marah...sian kakak...

google said...

dolu punya rujukan berdasarkan citarasa je....

agak lauk dia nih guna apa ye...

kalu pedas tu cili...

kalu lemak tu santan...

kalu kuning tu kunyit...

tu je la... nak refer apa kebende lagi nye...huhuhu

~ mizzAmy ~ said...

kak sha, amy nih lagi teruk tau bab-bab masak eventhough umur dah 25 is going to 26. apo pun tak tau... hehehe... :D

but amy suka makan masak lemak cili api. my fav dish. kalau kuah, mesti amik yang tuh je(kalau kat kedai lah). but yet, still tak sedap. susah nak jumpa yang betul2 lemak n berapi.. ;)

kakchik said...

nothing to comment except i love your story, amusing and funny. you are one good narrator sha.

Ayu said...

bestnya...

dulu2 nya masakan best kan.. pnh mkn taik minyak x sha??

LotsOfLove-Pearls said...

Dear Sha,
Happy Monday..

Mmm..
LOL nak senyum sikit boleh tak..?
Hehe..
Lawak ar Sha ceritakan bab yg nasi goreng USA tue..
Hehe..
Sha berani mencuba..

Kalau LOL makan jek tau..
Huhu..

Cheers!

ONE ZABA said...

masak lomak lotak ateh api.

miEz haNeM said...

minat gak masak:)

TAPi MiEz sELALU TAK berkesempatan!

a kl citizen said...

assalammualaikum sha

best kut ya, nasi goreng epal...
teringin pulak nak buat

hasni said...

dl2 besela sis
tp lucu plak bc crita onyang anchor sis ni
hukhuk
kacang hijau goreng sedap ke;-p

Adila said...

hahahaha xpe2 tu namanya kreatif :D
as long as it taste good, ok what nasi goreng epal pun

ashie023 said...

wah..great great stori to read..ahaha..so kewl ur onyang anchor..kupas kobis xdo sis...i was laughing so hard..ahahhah...how could u do this to me?( what did i do?<-sha bertanya)..

tell us more about her..hehe

xoxo..jack bass..ahhhh..runs away!

Nem0 o0h Nem0 said...

msk lemak cili padi adalah fav sy.. sedappnyer kalo dpt mkn..

sya said...

suka sangat masak lemak cili api.. tapi, bukan masak lemak cili api anggur tau.. :P

hmm, mak2 sedara saya, kalau nak potong kobis, wajib ambik sehelai2 daun tu... jenuh mak aih... time rajin buat le.. time malas, kerat aje.. hehe

si sengal mungkin said...

sis
my new blog
azza ;)

Quiyah said...

sedapnyer daging masak lemak cii api, my favourite.. kecur air liur nih sha..

your onyang achor is very funny.. but then i dont think u'll be following her footsteps, u were thirteen at the time, who knew? i might do the same as well, u know..

Samaira said...

erk rasanya blom penah lg sbb mmg jarang masuk dapur hehe

blogresipi said...

heheh..dlm banyak2 tuh, masal lomak api anggur yang buek i tersedakkk.heheheh..

Zyma Saad said...

Rajin ko ye,Sayang.

:)

kuina said...

betul dulu2 tak ada tmpat rujukn.. try & error aja..

sha... sy lapar masak lemak cili bo la....

Dee said...

hahaha..my niece cooked nasi goreng and added small amount of water in it..n also ginger..can u imagine the taste..now..she's good in cooking..

ok x my english..kehkehkeh..