Saturday, September 19, 2009

My very own little vine yard..Growing grapes in Borneo

I always wondered last time wheter you can grow grapes in Sabah and how nice it would be to have your very own grape yes you can..

Grapes vines easily thrive in our Malaysian climate..and they're also being grown in West Malaysia on a large scale.

So my mom planted a few vines cuttings we rescued from an aunts townhouse in town being cleared up and in a few months they started to grow into this wonderful shady leafy roof in one corner of our garden next to the car porch..soon they started bearing small white flowers on stems which developed into grapes as u can see in picture.

Each of these grapes are bundled in a net stocking to prevent bird attacks on them as when they mature and turn ruby red, the pesky birds will try to feast on them.

They can taste sourish if you eat them before they fully ripen but if you let them mature until they are dark red..they taste can as sweet as the store bought ones.

In the end, I guess the novelty of the idea of just being able to wander under the leafy shade in your garden and just pluck your own grown grapes hanging straight down from the vine is fun and a pretty satisfying

Friday, September 18, 2009

Dwen makes the famous Bubur Lambuk Mesjid Kg Baru KL

Seeing as Puasa month is almost over, in keeping with the flava of the month, I decided oh well time to make Bubur Lambuk yesterday but wait a minit.. ahh its not any ole bubur lambuk..its tha famous original recipe Bubur Mesjid Kg Baru KL one.

What is that u ask? Well this bubur (rice porrige) is a porrige with beef that has been made traditionally at the Kg Baru mosque in KL since the 1950s(?) every puasa time to be handed out to the public for them to break fast. However its not only those Malays who can partake of it but also all the other races are also welcomed to try.. so u can see Chinese and Indians also queing up for a plastic bag the free delicious bubur. But knowing Malaysians the word free is probably good enuff.. haha
BTW There are also many other types of bubur lambuk recipes with some like in Kelantan or Trengganu IIRC using fish instead of beef..
So I made it and it was not bad... delicious..well my mom and cousin commented it bro just nyom nyom makan
I brought some to Dinoza's big birthday party yesterday,but since there was so many food on the table, and we were using paper plates, only Edgar tasted it in the the end..the rest only realised it the next the CSP forums.
Don worry folks maybe I'll make again next time..