Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Can I Call It 'Lobak'?

I admit I have some bad habit when comes to marketing. I have the urge to buy anything that is fresh. People can tell me that something that they're selling just arrived from farm, or it is very fresh or home grown or is organic, I will definitely get a packet of that... whatever it is.
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When I checked my fridge today I found that I have one yam, a packet of water chestnuts, spring onion, celery, 2 packet of meat, eggs, fish, prawn, cabbage, tomato, apples, oranges and some other vegetable in there.
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I've better stop going to market this week and find someone to finish all those thing when I turned it into dishes.
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It's not impossible to finish all those things but to turn into delicious dishes is a bit of challenge for me. Mmmmm..... what to cook leh?
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**** After seeing so many stars, I still cannot decide whether to make meat balls, or steam egg with minced meat, or meat with black soy sauce, curry fish or prawn ....... Suddenly I realized my children like to eat 'Lobak' but I always discourage them from taking that outside because of the dark, black recycled oil they used to fry the Lobak.
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So I decided to make 'Lobak'.
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Ingredients and methods :
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1. Cut the meat into big chunks.



2. Cut Yam into two half. Half piece steam till it's cooked and soft and smash it. The other half keep for 'Bubur cha cha' later.
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3. Cut and chop all the garlic and shallots in the picture.
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4. Peel the water chestnuts and chop into small pieces.


5. Wash and dice celery and spring onion. You can cut as much as you like, this is home cook healthy food, no restriction.




6. Mix all the ingredients together with some salt, soy sauce, pepper, five-spice powder, 2 eggs, chinese wine and some cornflour :
7. Wrap it with bean curd sheet and deep fry :


Yeah! a job well done! It was yummy, yummy delicious, no joke!
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30 comments:

Tammy said...

That looks delicious!!!

Tekkaus said...

Wow! Your dish reminds me of my late mum. Hmm...indeed it's very yummy. I;m sure your husband and kids will enjoy it. Can I have some? =)

molly said...

Tammy - Is delicious, haha self praise.

molly said...

Tekkaus - Oh too bad, no more mum-cook foods for you, miss her leh! My two big sons love it.
BTW I am a happy single mum who make it in life with trial and error like cooking.

Gallivanter said...

Thank God I already had breakfast... :-)

QuaChee said...

the photos of yr ingredients & the final product - nice one :)

Iris said...

That looks good! You've successfully used the ingrdients and cooked a delicious mesl! :)

molly said...

gallivanter - Can still try a bit ma!

molly said...

quachee - Thank you for your comments. He he nice photos? I still have problem with my camera.

molly said...

Iris - Thanks. Is tiring to cook everyday, i'm running out of idea what to cook.

Nick Phillips said...

Wow Molly, that looks delicious that I can practically smell in all the way from my blog ... hehehe ...

Imelda said...

wow, yummy.

renet13 said...

Quick quick get me a bib..my saliva is drooling liao! Yummy..I love Lobak and frequently have the commercial ones in taiping. My auntie is a good lobak maker but I never heard her using Yam. Emm mayb I must try make it myself with ur recipe. TQ for sharing

molly said...

nick - wao you can smell from so far, must be good in hunting. Hehe just joking ya!

molly said...

Imelda - Oh is yummy.

molly said...

renet - please get the recipe from you aunty, please!

Avatar said...

Aiyah,

Now you make me hungry... At night some more. How to watch the tummy like that?

foongpc said...

Looks delicious! I'm sure your children loved it! Don't you get headaches thinking of what to cook?

jam said...

Isn't that lobak means carrot in malay? I dun see any carrot le, haha...

molly said...

Avatar - I add in a lot of garlic, celery, shallots etc.. all these help cutting down fat...**hopefully* Hehe

molly said...

jam - That's the name of this dish. Now only I realise lobak in Malay language is carrot.
This is penang food, must go ask some penang people for the answer next day.

Monica said...

Hi Molly, pls come and grab your award here. ;-)
oh btw, did you receive my email?

molly said...

Monica - Thank you for the award. I love awards.
Got your email, so sweet of you. Thanks.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi Molly, this version of yours with yam must be delicious. I have not use yam before and will add it next time I make lobak but will have to omit the chinese celery as my sons hate the strong smell. Thanks for sharing.

MisSmall said...

I'm not a big fan of "lobak" because of the five spice power, but I LOVE yam. And your final product looks so yummy that I almost forgot my disliking for five spice power! :D

Tina said...

oh my goodness. do you want to come over my house and cook for me!? lol

i could eat 6 of those easy lol.

hey i noticed i was in your TQ bar. how sweet of you- thanks im going to add you to my blogroll too now.

molly said...

Jasmine -My son too asked me not to add in the celery but i added it in. Ha no smell.

molly said...

missmall - Yes the five spice powder smells a bit too strong and if added in too much, the food may taste bitter.

molly said...

Tina - If you ever visit Penang next time, you should try this, not bad.
Thank you for adding me in.

cc said...

Home cook food is the best! This reminds me I haven't make my grandma's special rolls for a while now. Must stop being lazy and prepare that one of this days. :D