- Patience is everything. The first few times I cooked sambal, it turns out a bit burnt and not thoroughly cooked. Tak sabar punya pasal , api kuat, sambal hangus and tak masak. Maung jadinya. Fire at the stove must always be small so that the sambal will be thoroughly cooked until what is called pecah minyak. I guess this also applies to other form of cooking as well. As long as it requires menumis
- Siblings in spices. When I first got to know about 'rempah 4 beradik' or '4 siblings spices', I was like...WHATTT?????!!!! Question marks popped out of my big head. Got to know they are actually the basic spices used in Malay cuisine like curries, kuah bistik and others. Why is it called as such? It's because they are often used together to get the ultimate taste.Kayu manis (Cinnamon stick) Pelaga (Cardamon) Cengkih (Clove) Bunga Lawang (Star Anise). Wonder who their parents are???
- Begin with a Prayer and continue with much Love. Bismillahhirohmanirrahim is indeed a start to everything. Including cooking. Calms me down and straightened out my thinking so as not to 'kelam kabut' and thus forgetting certain things or, Allah forbids, spoils the dish. And it is old folks tips that cooking with a smile and with much Love will always bring the outcome of the taste a notch higher. This I believe is purely physocological. Proven logical physocological. (apa aku merepak??? hehehe)
I also surprisingly noticed that nowadays I ate only once per day.
And most of the time, this one time is Nasi Lemak bought by Cik Din.
That means not even eating what I've cooked.
Hmmm.....don't know whether this is good or a cause for worry.
What say you?
It is raining right now, suddenly.
For you Adik,