Monday, June 23, 2008
Sambal Belacan & Telur Asin
Spicy Shrimp Paste Dip & Salted Duck Egg.
A side condiment most dear to a typical traditional Malay meal, it somehow whets yr appetite. Telur Asin, or Telur Masin..whichever way you call it, it is still that old salted duck egg that you sought after. With so many versions of the Sambal Belacan,..choose one that suits you most.Don't worry, your taste buds will still send a message up to your brain to say :"MMmmmm.........."
Shrimp Paste (Belacan)
Adjust the amount of the above to suit yr taste and pound in a pestle & mortar (batu lesung) like crazy!...hehe...I mean..till it forms a decent-looking paste. You can also blitz it in a food processor but for that kampong feeling, give it a good old thwack!..(guaranteed to burn some calories..)..Serve together with some cut cucumbers. Reason? To cool down that burning tongue,if any.
Salted eggs?..Just go n buy lah..Don't mistook it for century eggs, though!