This is the instant version of chicken in peanut sauce. Cut the chicken into bite sizes, marinate with a little salt and turmeric and fry until half done. Then set them aside. Prepare the peanut sauce as per instruction on the packet ( adding hot water to the paste and boil it for a while till it thickens ) Then add the chicken to the sauce and cook for a bit more till all the chicken are nicely cooked in the sauce. Then it is ready to serve. Goes well with white rice/glutinous rice/ nasi impit/ bread/roti canai or on its own...!
One of the ways to cook the versatile sardins. Prepare the tom yam soup as usual, and then just add canned sardines. Voila... one meal is ready. You can add some meehoon or mee sua to the soup and its ready for dinner.
Two of our famous traditional food. In the olden days we used to have them only during hari raya celebration and it was such a special treat. It would take a whole day's effort to make a big kawah of dodol. The men would usually do all the stirring until the dodol is fully cooked. I remember as a child, I would be waiting till the dodol is just cooked and can be eaten while it is still soft and drippy. It was like a once in a year occassion, and that is what made it so special. But now, you can find dodol everywhere, anytime, any colour and flavour. Its a not a bad thing though, but I feel that the dodol has lost its exclusivity. While I was back home, I had sampled some and they were quite good and nicely packed. So I brought back some to the delight of my colleagues. Wish I had brought more. The wajek which I like is called wajek sirat, I like it because the glutinous rice is like a paste and it is not so sweet. The other version of wajek is extremely sweet. Both of these traditional kueh use more or less the same ingredients, except the method of cooking is different. And you need to get a good gula melaka and make sure you have enough coconuts. Ah... those good old days... I missed them...!!!