Muhibbah Malaysian Monday Round-up 22: July 2012


This is my first time hosting a blog event and I’m very honoured to be hosting Muhibbah Malaysian Monday (which holds a special place in my heart). I’m so amazed with the entries received, so get ready for a Malaysian feast!

The first email I received is also a new participant of MMM – Kimmy from Cooking Pleasure with 4 submissions! Welcome Kimmy! Why buy store-bought sauce when it’s so easy to make your own Sweet Sour Chili Sauce? Makes me crave for sweet & sour chicken!
With her homemade Sweet & Sour Chili Sauce, Kimmy made Spicy Stir Fry Pineapple. This dish, almost like pickled vegetables ‘acar’, will definitely whet your appetite!

Easy egg drop soup – Sweet Leaf [Sayur Manis] Egg Soup is perfect for busy weeknight. The ‘sweet leaf’ vegetable known as  mani cai (马尼菜) in Chinese and cekur manis or sayur manis in Malay.  I learn a new name for this veggie which I love, but sometimes not easily available in my market. 

And finally, Kimmy’s Spicy Nasi Ulam [Mixed Herbal Rice] had me looking all over the place for daun kaduk (betel nut leaves). 

Charmaine Wan of From Our Home did a beautiful job with my favourite nyonya kueh – Pulut Tai Tai or Seri Kaya. I always ask for extra kaya when I buy this kueh. 

She then made White Curry with Ding Gourmet Paste,  a brainchild of a Malaccan bornt, residing in Sydney. It’s always heartwarming to see Malaysians overseas promoting our food & culture, and so proud of them as well.
Charmaine’s Spiral Curry Puffs is perfectly done, just like the ones sold here in Malaysia. Great job!
These Steamed Red Bean Buns/Tau Sar Paus by Gertrude, from My Kitchen Snippets, look so fluffy. Great for breakfast or tea time.

Chicken Varuval is a must order dish for Gertrude when she visits Nasi Kandar stall. Even though she had a hard time taking the photo on a gloomy day, this photo makes me drool! I must have eaten this dish before without even knowing the name.

Kristy of My Little Space made Common Vegetarian Dish @ Zhai Cai, which you can see at any Chinese Vegetarian eateries. I haven’t eaten these for ages and they look so good.

Rice cooker chicken rice from Cheah of No Frills Recipe is my type of dish.. quick 1 pot wholesome dish for ‘lazy’ people like me. I’ve got to put my rice cooker to use again.

Nate from House of Annie brings us on a culinary journey & makan-makan (eating) around Sarikei, I’m already drooling reading and seeing the photos, reminded me of my 2007 trip to this town.

After tons of eating in Sarikei, Nate brings us to see how Mee Sua are being produced.. handpulled! Check out Nate’s post on Making Hand-pulled Mee Sua in Sarikei

Let’s welcome another newcomer to MMM – Geoffrey of Geoff’s Puddings And Stuff. His Kid Friendly Ma Po Tofu looks good even without the chili.

The brainchild of MMM – Shaz from Test With Skewer gives us Nona Agar-Agar (Custard Apple Agar-agar), despite her busy schedule with her recent move. What a creative idea using buih nona.
The other founder of MMM – Suresh of 3HungryTummies also amazes me with 3 dishes with his busy schedule. Who can resist this ‘ginormous’ Vegetarian Spring Rolls?
Next he shared some Snapshots around Kuala Lumpur taken by Tummy during a trip in early this year.

After Kuala Lumpur, Tummy went to Malacca, a Unesco Heritage site and famous food town.

Lastly, I have 2 easy desserts. Sago Gula Melaka (Sago Pudding with Palm Sugar), perfect for hot days.

Bubur Pulut Hitam (Black Glutinous Rice Pudding) made easy using slow cooker.

I’m really grateful by the amazing support of the lovely bloggers for this month’s Muhibbah Malaysian Monday round-up. Keep those entries coming, the August round-up will be hosted by Suresh, so sent your entries to sureshchong[at]hotmail[.]com. Take care and have a great start to the month!


  1. Fabulous round-up Shannon! Thanks for hosting and helping us out. Much appreciated. And wow, what a lot of yummy entries. I’ll have to set aside a bit of time to go visit each one soon. Right now, stuck up to my neck in catching up with studying…sigh.

    Shaz recently posted..Malaysian Monday 92: Agar-agar Nona (Custard apple agar-agar).My Profile

    • Thanks Shaz, it has been a fun experience hosting. I can imagine you have your hands full with your family and studying.. *salute*, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do, so have fun!

  2. Thanks for the marvellous round-up, Shannon! Good job!

  3. wow that’s lots of good food to savour on ! 🙂

  4. great, lots of delicious food here, i love cooking and search for delicious recipes for my family, and i think this is also healthy food.

  5. Great roundup, thanks for hosting! I want to make some of that chilli sauce.
    Nate @ House of Annie recently posted..Making Hand-pulled Mee Sua in SarikeiMy Profile

  6. Great roundup, Shannon! All I had to do was scroll through and decide what I want for lunch today 🙂 … everything! You do know this is killing my so-called diet? Going off to look for them now … 😀
    ping recently posted..Oven Fried ChickenMy Profile

  7. Hi Shannon, that’s a great roundup! thanks for hosting the event! 🙂
    3hungrytummies recently posted..Egg Tofu, Prawns And Peas In Silky Egg Sauce 滑蛋蝦球玉子豆腐 – "Malaysian Monday 79"My Profile

  8. Oh my, I am just looking at the second picture and my mouth is already watering! After finishing the post, I was really craving for those food.

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