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Sunday, August 28, 2011

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Favourite Malaysian Cuisine Food - Sambal Udang (Prawn Sambal)

Sambal Udang is a much celebrated recipe in my family and everyone loves it. My late grandmother made a killer dish of sambal udang ...its always the most popular dish on my family's dining table. Whenever she made sambal udang, everyone would be waiting for a great meal.

Sambal Udang is quite easy to make and you need only a few key ingredients- prawnl/shrimp, sambal, belacan, and tamarind. In our family, my late father is the one who loved eat Sambal Udang with petai (stinky beans). Personally I am not a fan of petai, I like my sambal udang really simple, with plenty of shrimps and the right balanced of spicy, sour, salty and a tint of sweetness from the freshness of shrimps.

Sambal Udang is great with steamed white rice. Infact, the sambal sauce so good and the shrimps are simply delicious.

Sambal Udang Recipe (Prawn Sambal Recipe)

5 tbsp cooking oil
500g shrimp(shelled and deveined)
2 cups water
2 tbsp tamarind pulp (mixed with 1/2 cup water & strained)
3 kaffir lime leave (sliced thinly)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

Spice paste

10 dry red chilies (soak in water before grinding)
10 shallot (skin peeled and sliced)
30g belacan (Malaysian shrimp paste)


1. Combine all spice paste ingredients in a blender and blend well.
2. Heat up cooking oil, add in the blended spice paste and stir-fry until fragrant.
3. Add in shrimp & continue to stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes.
4. Add in water, tamarind juice, bringing it to a quick boil. Add in salt, sugar & lime leaves. Dish out & serve hot

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Frogs vs. Toads: Frogs and toads are amphibians, meaning they start off as water-breathing juveniles and develop into air-breating adults. No clear distinction exists between frogs and toads, although the skin of a toad tends to be rougher and drier than frogs. Toads also tend to be covered with warts.

Deadly Tongue: Both critters are characterized by their short, ridged body and wide head. Large protruding eyes and a noticeable eardrum on each side of the head are always on the alert for the next meal. A large mouth houses a long, sticky tongue that quickly flicks out to capture live prey. Without teeth and unable to chew, a frog's meals are swallowed whole.

Vulnerability and Defense: Frogs and toads are very vulnerable as they have no defenses against predators. Their best bet to escape being eaten is their ability to jump quickly or their talent for blending into their surroundings. Some species have evolved glands that secrete a poisonous and distasteful substance on their skin. These animals are usually brightly colored to give warning to a predator ready for a meal that it best look elsewhere


Amphibians include frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and caecilians. They are cold-blooded vertebrates, and usually scaleless. Amphibians are animals which spend part of their life in aquatic (water) and a different part of their life cycle in terrestrial (land) environments. They usually start out their lives in water, and then move onto land as they mature, though, as adults, they may breed and spend a large amount of time in the water.