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Half finished, half finished kasut manik…


For those of you who were wondering how my kasut manik is getting along:

Half finished, half finished kasut manik...

Left side is left with the background beadwork…
Yes, I bead directly on the pattern.
Retracing it on Aida cloth is too time consuming. Deal with it.

Kasut manik bird close up

I’ve been busy!
Macarons don’t bake themselves, obviously!

Love, The NyonyaCelup

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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Buah Keluak

Buah Keluak

No, I did not forget about all of you.

The weekend saw the Baba and I on a road trip with our Priest that took us on a gastronomical journey all the way through Johor (one day, remind me to tell you where to find the best Fuzhou food down south), landing up in Johor Bahru;
and ended with us paying a visit to an old friend’s first born in Muar.

I finally got about to cooking the buah keluak that’s been sitting next to my kitchen sink for the past fifteen-odd days yesterday, to splendid results – especially since this version did not contain pork in it.

Don’t go! There’s more!