Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Of Roaring Pre-dawn...and Iftar

My alarm clock is not the only means for my wake-up call for sahur. For the past few days, the roaring engine of the jet fighters in this godly hours has been my other alarm clock! Not that I'm not used to to the deafening sound, but it keeps me wondering why in the world would they need to be training at this time. Why won't they settle for for their meals first and train later when the day is bright and shine and everybody is already busy with their lives! Phew!

Sometimes I also wonder, how do the people in a small village tucked in the middle of nowhere, near the runaway of the air force base, are coping with these noise. But then again, I was told it wouldn't be named "Kampung Pekak" for nothing! Muahahaha! Bless those people of Kg. Pekak. And here I am, living 6km down the base, screaming each time the jets pass across the sky above my roof! Okay, I exaggerate a bit....hikhik! Anyway... my entry today is not going to be on the screaming jet planes nor of Kg. Pekak, but to feature my meals for iftar yesterday.

After almost two weeks, I couldn't think of anything else to cook so I made gulai tempoyak and udang halia... for a change...


Gulai tempoyak ikan siakap...
Siakap tastes almost like fresh-water fishes


Udang goreng halia with long beans...
I love the crunchiness of the beans
The udang kertas was worth my wait yesterday
afternoon in the scorching sun for the firshermen
to come ashore with their catch...


 And for sahur I made Rendang Kelampung/Lampung (paru)....but it was too good to resist that I dished out some for iftar too!



Bye for now! ;)

6 comments:

Ibu n Abah said...

Lili..
air liur dok menitis..
tak boleh berkata-kata...

lili said...

Mah...

Lauk biasa jer! :)

Mama said...

Salam Lili

KZ teringat masa duduk di Subang Jaya.. masa tu airport di Subang.. kpl terbang lalu atas atap... tp lama2 jd biasa

Udang tu favorite KZ.. tp semenjak Ayim tak boleh makan seafood takde lah KZ beli... nampak best sangat. Lli creative masak mcm Cik Som kita... ketam mcm tu kot? Tp KZ ketam pelik... tak suka masak

lili said...

Salam KZ,

Memang pun...dah bertahun saya tinggal kat sini, lama2 dah biasa. Cuma time yg tak kena je yg menjengkelkan kadang2 tu! Hubby kata, kalau perang tak kan nk tunggu waktu siang...hehe!

Sebenarnya KZ, saya memang tak makan udang sejak kecil lagi. Tapi bila dah berumur ni...hikhik... makanlah sikit, setakat sekor dua.
Lebih2 lagi dapat udang besar yang fresh dari laut - Punyalah fresh nak kupas kulit pun susah! :)

lili said...

KZ,

Agaknya ketam yang lahir dlm bulan July kot yang suka memasak ni. Hihi!
Ketam bulan June agaknya memang macam yg KZ cakap tu! Jangan maraa! ;p

somuffins said...

lili/KZ aka Mama
I masak for survival.