Thursday, July 21, 2011

Yell-OW!

I have no idea why the folks here - up north - loved some of their food, yellow. One reason I seldom buy nasi ayam is because the rice is yellow. Their bihun soup is yellow for the rice noodles; and sometimes even the soup. And oh, don't get me started with their cucuq udang. Yes, cucuq udang-s here are yellow. In fact, all their fried fritters, be it banana or all kinds of tubers are tinted with yellow colouring in the batter.

Power to the turmeric powder!

Now, now...don't get me wrong. There is nothing unusual about the food, anyway. Having lived in Penang, part of the northern region, for a long time now, I have adapted quite comfortably with the same food I find in Ipoh and the ones I find here, only different is the yellow submarine colouring. Hehehe! And oh, I'll spare the sauce part - for now-lah! :D

Last Saturday, I attended three 'kenduris'. Two being a wedding. My friends and I ate sparingly at these weddings because we had taken a hearty lunch of a good beriani kambing at the first house, (of a close friend), so much so, we attended the weddings as a show of courtesy to the hosts and also to catch up with another batch of friends. We ate little, but chatted a lot...hahaha! Only at the last house we went, I still find some room for another round of 'ratah-ratah lauk' minus the rice! But we were pleased because there was a 'cucuq udang' corner. Panas-panas weh. I didn't take a second look but queue up for psst, guess what?...yes, the yellow cucuq udang! It was so damn good...oops, excuse me for the language..., that I have to have it again. Only this time, home-made ones, of course...hikhikhik...


And, sheepishly, I made my cucuq udangs, yellow. Okay, only this once. :-)


Late afternoon tea of cucur udang on Monday recently...
Meh, nanges sama-sama...sebab syedapp! hahaha))

Psst again...SOMeone made cucuq udangs too the next day....and....it was also YELLOW! ekekeke ;p

16 comments:

lemongrass said...

that's why you guys all sihat2 sahaje due to the beneficial medicinal values of turmeric.
Go turmeric go! :-D
Takpe kuning, rather than all the other colours of the rainbow, hahaha....

somuffins said...

psst... that SOMone didnt even lift up her fingers to enjoy a bowlful of yellow fritters. It costs her rm4 per bowl, hehehe... I thot you knew?

Lili, I luv Ashley, guess who?

Ibu n Abah said...

sikit lagi i pun nak nages... sebab dengan perut yang kosong melihat gambar cucuq udang u.... i boleh meraung....
i puasa..tak baik menganiaya orang puasa tau...

Lili said...

LG,

Hahaha...imagine yer, kalo jurai-jurai bihun tu in rainbow colours!

Lili said...

CS,

Owh, ye ker? I didn't know...coz you MMS me exactly at tea-time. Hehehe..I should have known! ;p

Er...Ashley who? Judd? Dowan la make me saspenG :0

Lili said...

Akak,

Hehehe...macam balas dendam Akak buat saya nanes citer pasal zaman dolo-dolo!

Ala Akak..La cucur jer...sat I nak letak gambar lauk dinner malam ni. Lagi nangis guling-guling...hikhik

Wan Sharif said...

Wow.. nak kena balik cepat ni nak minta sesaorang supaya masak cucuq udang ;)

Lili said...

Ayoh Wang,

Hahaha...sempat ke nak tea ni? Entah2 makan dinner terus. FYI, that cucur udang I ate for dinner... makan panas2 dengan tauhu goreng tu, memang 'perghhh'!hehehe

Sizuka said...

k.lili,

whenever i'm feeling this hungry, kalau visit ur blog, sure ada makanan favourite i.. huhuhu.. memang sengaja menyeksa jiwa raga i :(

Lili said...

Shidah,

Simple aje food kat my blog ni... hehehe...tapi sure buat tis tis ayaq liur, ken...sebab tu sengaja letak! *hahahaha - ketawa nakal-nakal!*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Lili,
I thought the yellow phenomenon got to do with the Kedah hijau-kuning soccer team. Penang tu tiru jelah, since dah neighbours kan? Anyway, Mama kata orang dalam pantang kena minum air kunyit parut. Nak sembuhkan luka-luka dalam perut tu, katanya. har har har *evil laughs*

Lili said...

Brad,

Aunty Lili thinks it has got to do with Indian influence...hehe... Kedah and Perlis banyak ikut Siam... hahahahaha =))

*kite minum air masak suam-suam masa dalam pantang - air kunyit/air periuk kite buang when my mom is not looking! wehehehe ;)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Lili,
Mama kita kalau masak nasi yang sedap-sedap tu, dia prefer bubuh saffron than turmeric. Lagi mengancam baunya...taklah sekuning kunyit atau pewarna dalam botol tu. har har har *evil laughs*

p.s. jangan otak kuning, dah!

Lili said...

Brad,

Saffron baru ler cara...hahaha! Aunty Lili pun letak saffron dlm nasi daging...tapi dah habis stock...itu pung orang beri - kecik aje bekasnye. Maklumlah mahal ken ken ken! ;)

psst...otak kuning tu kadang-kadang tak boleh nak elak, nak-nak bila sembang dengan Aunty Som ngn Aunty Ja.. asyik TER-lencung jer...hikhik! Ooopss! ;P

somuffins said...

Lili
Aunty Som tu ken, fikiran dia always rona felangi fetang, very d'brillianTing tong one... And Aunty Ja? Tsskkk... Jom kita majuk n kita bakor (sbb dia PA Akak), harharharuu...

Lili said...

Aunty Som,

Uiks...silap...Cik Som, felangi jangan ler disebut2...syilap2 boleh buat tis tis ayaq mata!

Er, kalo kita majuk dapat tak ole-ole Vandung...Vandung baju pendek potong-lah yang serong...Oh ole-ole Vandung?