24 Sep 2011

Malays Food and Smurf Rice

well behind Malays  food  there is a long story ........and the food has been starting to be a global new Taste ,,,,,,, here what we try and eat last yesterday .,,,'so  i have  a special collection with what i love and see it ...  the picture ...of it ......exp this blue rice that i friendly call the smurf rice ....

 Here what i find...... for u guys to understand a bit ,,,better who , why and so on .....
The Malays are the people who inhabit the Malayan Peninsula and some of the nearby islands, including the east coast of Sumatra, the coast of Borneo and smaller islands that lie between the area. These tribal proto-Malays were a seafaring people. Present day Malays of the Peninsula and coasts of the Malay Archipelago are "anthropologically described as deutero-Malays" and are the descendants of the tribal proto-Malays mixed with modern Indian, Thai, Arab and Chinese ancestry. Malay culture itself has been strongly influenced by that of people of neighboring lands, including Siamese, Javanese, Sumatran and Indians. The influence of Hindu India was historically very great, and the Malay people were largely Hinduized before they were converted to Islam in the 15th century. For 2000 years, the traffic of traders between the Malayan Archipelago and India resulted in frequent intermarriages especially Tamils and Gujeratis. Some Hindu rituals survive in Malay culture, as in the second part of the marriage ceremony and in various ceremonies of State. Malays have also preserved some of their more ancient beliefs in spirits of the soil and jungle, often having recourse to medicine men called bomohs [shamans] for the treatment of ailments.

this is it the so call by me smurf rice ...... a simply super tasty rice ,, made blue by the flower u see on top  

he is innocent ..... it did the rice colour only .... i give the name ... any way apart the joke here we go with the food ....

This rich historical heritage has evidently resulted in it's exotic cuisine. In Malay cuisine fresh aromatic herbs and roots are used, some familiar, such as lemongrass, ginger, garlic, shallots, kaffir limes and fresh chilies. Both fresh and dried chilies are used, usually ground into a sambal or chili paste to add hotness to dishes. There are however, less commonly known herbs and roots that are essential in Malay cooking; such as daun kemangi [a type of basil], daun kesum [polygonum, commonly called laksa leaf], bunga kantan [wild ginger flower buds or torch ginger], kunyit basah [turmeric root], lengkuas [galangal] and pandan or pandanus [screwpine leave]. Dried spices frequently used in Malay cooking are jintan manis [fennel], jintan putih [cumin] and ketumbar [coriander]; Other dried spices used are cloves, cardamom, star anise, mustard seeds, fenugreek, cinnamon and nutmeg. Both fresh and dried ingredients are frequently used together, usually ground into a rempah ['spice paste]. The rempah is then sautéed in oil to bring out it's flavorful aroma and toasted goodness. Santan 9 ccocunut milk ) the basis of Malay lemak dishes. Lemak dishes are typically not hot to taste; it is aromatically spiced and coconut milk is added for a creamy richness [lemak]. Assam Jawa, or tamarind paste is a key element in many Malay assam dishes for adding a sour or tangy taste; especially for fish and seafood dishes. What is tamarind paste? Tamarind paste is the pulp extracted from tamarind pods commonly used as a souring ingredient in Latin America, India, Africa and Asia. While the prime taste is sour, the underlying tang is slightly sweet, reminiscent of dried apricots or dried prunes. The pulp or paste is commonly sold in the form of a semi-dry flat block. To use, simply pinch a small lump from the block and soak it in some warm water. Use your fingers to squish it about in the water to separate the seeds and fibers; the resulting paste or tamarind water is used for cooking.

rice ... the most important part of the meal ///

Chilly is not a option ,,,,,, love this filled coconut ...

this is Idhan stile meal , rice, fish, veg , meat and condiments ............

Spicyyyyyyyyyyyyy like a bomb intense like only Malaysian flavor could be

 i love u,,,, blue rice .........Nasi kerabu .......the Real name

ginger flower , for laksa and many other application

Maybe the best set presented ,,,, a tray full of goodness for a king ....

fried.... ikan kambon ... with curry leave

colourfully nasi  ,,,, nasi ( rice ) Kunit

pomegranate and Apple rose ....

baby eggplant and lady finger with spicy blacian

Prawns .........with chily paddi ...

chicken rendang

achar rampai

achar with pine apple

eggs and rice .... morning breakfast ,,,,

Rice with nuts and lemon grass

fish crackers

beef rendang
stewed cocounut vegetable ..

rice with raisin

tengiri fish or barracuda fish ..in sweet spicy sauce

stewed beef rendang

banana flower , petai , and various vegetable ............. the so call ulam served with sambal ( spicy paste made of fermented prawns )

Curry Chicken

What was relay left behind ............ was nothing ........or relay a little ,,,, hope u like those picture ....as i do
if i miss psell few malay word please guys leave me a comment .. ciao

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