Wednesday, September 28, 2005

What Is Your Prayer of The Week ?

I choose this one for this week ...

"Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
and the eyesight to tell the difference. "

I received this in my email fm my Big Sister - Bude Nia. I will pray like this for a week and see what difference does it make in my life - not that I've that many people that I "never liked" anyway.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Okey okey ini jawapannya ... Pertandingan di tutup sudah !

1. Daun Kesum
2. Ulam Raja
3. Daun Pegaga
4. Daun Kemangi/Selasih
5. ??
6. Mengkudu
7. Sirih
8. Kedondong

Friends have given up on #5 , which I can understand. So NO WINNER THIS TIME :) jangan mareeee ...
The leaves/spices is not a very common Malay cooking ingredients.
And some more I use the photo of the young leaves and tree, coz' that's how "young" the tree is at my house :) And I do like to eat the pucuk as ulam :)

This is the photo of more matured leaves reference from TROPILAB website.

And with the nice flowers and fruits ...

The answer is EUGENIA POLYANTHA - DAUN SALAM. Some of my Trg friends call it Daun Serai Kayu ...

Synonym: syzygium polyanthum.
Common name: Indonesian bay leaf, salam blad, daun salam manting, serah, kelat samak, Indonesische lorbeerblatt.
Family: myrthaceae (myrtle family).

Salam is a deciduous tropical tree with spreading branches and simple leaves, originally from Indonesia; it is also growing abundantly in Suriname.
Indonesian bay leaf can reach a height of 90 feet although 60 feet is more common.
The flowers are pink and somewhat fragrant while the fruits are round; red at first, later brown.
The seeds are small and brown.
The dried brown leaves of daun salam are aromatic and somewhat sour; used as a spice in the Indonesian - as well the Surinam kitchen; they are applied to meat.
The main phytochemicals in this plant are: eugenol, citral and methylchavicol.

Friday, September 23, 2005

More hint close up photo for #5

Normally used in cooking Rendang Minang and sometime I add it on my Lodeh ...
Some of my friends told me they eat the pucuk as ulam.
And yes - Famy - those plants are within my tiny garden at Bukit Jelutong. Mai le singgah kalau nak merasa.

Click here for the detail contest page ...

Monday, September 19, 2005

Mari Mengenal Ulam/Daun/Pokok - w/ more hint

Cepat-cepat siapa dapat meneka ke semua nama ulam/pokok di bawah ini dengan tepat dan cepat akan mendapat hadiah ... Hmmm hadiah nya akan di umumkan esok ! Best tau ! Cookies home made by Rosie !





Close up photo of # 5 Normally used in cooking Rendang Minang and sometime I add it on my Lodeh ... Some of my friends told me they eat the pucuk as ulam





Sunday, September 18, 2005

Sejuk Perutku Mengandungkan Anak-anak ku

Uqbah 2+ dan Aziz 5+ menolong potong rumput dan sapu halaman ! Biar betul ni !

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

XSMSS 81-85 ::: Reunion

Oh My Oh My ... after 20 years splitting our paths, some of us we back in touch ...
Penulis blog tiada dalam gambo sebab sampai lewat saing dengang Elin (Adlina), Jan (Kamalizan) & Wan Aslina.

General verdict :
Hok puang-puang maintain comel lote. Memang kite amal sokmo doh minum air masak tu.
Hok bukan puang tu, hmmm banyok perubahan yang amat ketara.