Monthly Archives: March 2012

Babi and/or Ayam Buah Keluak

Babi and/or Ayam Buah Keluak

Last week, my Babi and/or Ayam Buah Keluak recipe was interrupted abruptly by my tea break.
That and the fact that I roughly have the attention span of a goldfish.

Anyway, where were we…

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How to Prepare Buah Keluak


I have been told that my blogging is sporadic, erratic at best.
And also that I sound like a tape recorder played on repeat, at times. 🙂 

I’ll be honest, I’ve been having trouble with the buah keluak recipe.
To be very fair, it has been a while since I last did any heavy duty blogging / photo editing,
and I am beginning to think that perhaps I’m getting a little too old for this. 
It’s taken me almost three weeks to complete, and I’ve decided to break it into a two-part instalment;
especially since I realised that not many non-Peranakans know how to prepare these tough lil’ buggers for cooking to begin with.

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the star of the show.

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In the beginning, God created the Heaven and the Earth, at least that’s what they say. He created the birds of the air and the beasts of the field and He looked at his creation and he saw that it was good. And then God created Man. And it’s been downhill ever since.

The story goes on to say that God created Man in His own image, but there’s not much proof of that… After all, God made the sun and the moon and the stars and all Man makes is trouble.

– from Lay Your Hands on Me, a Grey’s Anatomy episode waaaaay back in 2008.

Quote of the Week 1/2012

The NyonyaCelup has moved!


Yes, The NyonyaCelup now has its own address on the World Wide Web — not too shabby, eh?

If you’ve still got me @, don’t worry, I’ve paid USD 17 / year to make sure y’all will still reach me.

Otherwise, just point your browsers and change your bookmarks to 

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The Miniature Killer : My Little Garden


The Miniature Killer is back!

And this time she’s bringing a trellis with her!


The Miniature Killer - My Little Garden

Every vine needs a big strong trellis to climb onto...

A brief distraction for all of you while I work on the buah keluak recipe post.
It is truly taking longer than I expected. 3 days to be exact. 

The NyonyaCelup 

Storing Ginger

Storing Ginger

I should’ve published my Babi and/or Ayam Buah Keluak recipe yesterday.
Truth be told, I was too busy whipping up a 4-course meal for the Baba and I.

Till I get about editing the pictures for the post, here’s a lil’ tip for my 10-odd readers. 🙂
I love you! I love you all! 

If you’re like me (READ: working, maid-less amateur cook who whips up a meal, at most, twice a week), you’ll probably be at a loss when it comes to purchasing ingredients like ginger (or onions, or garlic – but these keep for perpetuity with their skins on).

Your recipe will probably call for vague amounts: a thumb of… a thimble of… (WTF*CK?!)
to more precise measurements: 5 cm of… an inch of…
However they word it though, unless you’re cooking for an army, you’ll usually not need more than 5-10 cm of it.

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