Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Peranakan Pineapple Prawn - Guest Post On Nyonyafood.com

Few months ago when I was still living in Singapore, I received a pleasant and surprise email from the talented Bee Yinn Low (or Bee, as she is fondly called), who invited me to be a guest writer on her fabulous Nyonyafood blog site - which is also linked to her primary blog site, RasaMalaysia. Bee, who is based in California, is also a Peranakan by heritage and originally hails from Penang, a beautiful island-state in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia known for its fantastic local food. I don't think Bee needs much introduction at all as you may already be familiar with Rasa Malaysia. However, if you love Asian food and have not visited Rasa Malaysia or Nyonyafood before, you simply MUST! In addition to Bee's cooking talent and a wide variety of delicious recipes (including her family's own) that she shares, her food photography technique and simple creativity speaks volume, is refreshing and one of the best I've seen.

When Bee asked if I would like to feature a unique Melaka Peranakan/Nyonya dish based on my family's recipe, Udang Masak Lemak Nenas or Pineapple Prawn in Spicy Coconut Milk Gravy immediately came to mind. This recipe was taught by my wonderful and deeply missed late Mom to her six princesses - my five 'J' sisters and I. I'm proud to say that all of us have learned well from our Mom as she was a great cook and a generous person.

The photo below was my version. Bee has also tried this recipe and I'm glad to say that she gave her thumbs up for it. Do check out Bee's version, more on my guest post and the recipe for this dish on Nyonyafood.

Thanks again, Bee! Keep up your great work on Nyonyafood.

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Cheers!

45 comments:

  1. Congrats on being a guest writer for Bee's blogs! Hers are good stuffs! The Udang Masak Lemak Nenas sound so good and I'm already drooling!

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  2. Thanks Quinn! me too! It's been a while since I had it :)

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  3. Whoa... your guest blog look gorgeous lol! I've never tried this recipe before but I'm 100% sure my kids going to love it! Thanks again. I'm really happy to see you back in the kitchen again. Miss you alot. Have a wonderful day. Cheers.
    p/s New house, new kitchen, so should cook more often huh!

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  4. Mmm...looking at the picture already makes me mouth watering...

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  5. Congratulation on your guest blog. I have never cooked this before, must try it soon.

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  6. Hello! and petite Nyonya - A HUGE Thank you. When I received my present from you in the mail, I squealed so loud my hubby thought I broke his eardrums. Needless to say he scowled at me until he saw what I was so excited about. I posted a HUGE thank you in my blog to! You are wonderful and I LOVE the scarf. Just Gorgeous! The colors, it even sparkles, everything ~ Beautiful! Thank you again petite Nyonya ... you are a wonderful baking buddy and friend =).

    BTW, congratulations on being the guest writer. The dish and blog are amazing and delicious in every way.

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  7. What a fabulous looking dish, it looks so dramatic.
    *kisses* HH

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  8. Congrats for the guest post! :) the udang masak lemak looks so good!!

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  9. Excellent! Going over to check out your guest post!

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  10. Looks great! I'm heading over the check her out and your post! How is the new kitchen?

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  11. Funny you mentioned your hubby enjoying fried food. Our football superbowl is coming up and hubby already wants to know what I plan on making . . .offering a few suggestions; all of which were deep fried food. I really don't like how the kitchen smells after deep frying though.

    I wore the scarf today and received so many compliments. Thank you again =)

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  12. MLS, thanks for the compliment. Actually this dish was prepared while I was still in Spore. The post got delayed as Bee was busy. I haven't really started cooking in my new kitchen yet, which I can't wait to do ;-)

    Ancoo, Sonia, H. Housewife, Zurin, thanks much ;). Sonia, do let me know how you like it should you try out this recipe one day.

    Shandy, am so glad you like the scarf! I chose to send you that lavendar color as I thought it would suit you the best. I'm sure it looks even more pretty on you. About fried food and MEN, they are inseparable. I notice this same liking with all my other brothers in law too. Yeah, normally the kitchen would smell for a while after deep frying food. Just need to have good ventilation. It's worse here cos it's always hot and humid. Anyway, enjoy the scarf and I'm so so glad :).

    5 Star Foodie & FwLT, thanks and hope you'll enjoy my guest post as well as Bee's blog.

    FwLT, my kitchen is so far so good but 2 days ago I just discovered that the sink is leaking!! urgghhh! I have not started using my oven yet and I so look forward to it. need to get the sink repaired first or else it will be hard to do up the washing. :(

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  13. One of my favourite dish! yum yum yum!

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  14. I'm great fan of both pineapple and prawns, sounds delicious:)

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  15. congrats on the guest post, it looks really amazing :)

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  16. Absolutely mouth watering dish. Bookmarking this.

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  17. So excited to have read about your guest-writing over at Bee's! The dish sounds yummy to me ... I think I've had it somewhere else, it was just that I didn't know of its name and origin. Now, I know!! =D

    You guys have made a fabulous team! Keep it up!

    Pei-Lin

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  18. Hi Petite Nyonya - this is a lovely story and very personal I loved it. The prawns look fantastic, I am drooling over my keyboard now....

    Luiz @ The London Foodie

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  19. Totally delicious! I love prawns cooked with pineapples.

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  20. this is really an appetizing dish! Good job!!! Hey...I think you should plan a visit to US, visit Bee in California then me in Arizona, just 1 hour flight nia!hahhhaha

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  21. your prawn wt pineapple is calling my name!! yummy delicious!!

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  22. 3 hungry tummies, yes this dish is really yummy.

    Mythreyi, pineapple & prawn go so well together in this dish.

    pigpigscorner, thanks!

    noobcook, thanks!

    Elra, thanks and glad that you've bookmarked this.

    Pei Lin, thanks for your compliments. Maybe you had this dish at a Nyonya restaurant?

    Luiz, do try it one day with your cooking club.

    Angie, thanks, yes it's delicious! :)

    Wendy, I LOVE your suggestion but as we say in Hokkien "boh looi liaw". Big hole in my pocket now. Supposed to visit my friend in North Carolina this July but got to rethink about the trip. Haha

    Beachlover, do answer the call & try it someday :).

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  23. It's been awhile since I had my last Udang Masak Lemak. I'm nuts over pineapples. To proof it, I just made Pineapple Upside Down Cake today. One for the family and one for the office. Congrats on being the guess writer for Bee's blog. Cheers!

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  24. I absolutely love this dish but the bad part is: I always have to have more and more rice :O
    Oh, look at the gravy...

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  25. Wah, both my favourite, spicy prawns and pineapple!

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  26. Hello my wonderful baking/cooking friend =)! Thank you for the compliment on the SMS lemon bread and my tea cup. I LOVE tea cups and wished I took more time to just sit for a few minutes and enjoy a cup of tea. Hope you had a lovely weekend and talk to you soon, Shandy

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  27. How nice to have a recipe of your mom's to share. I love that you call her daughter princesses.

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  28. Oh my, this udang masak nenas look so delicious. I love to eat it with some steam Jasmine rice.

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  29. I always enjoy seeing family recipes! This one looks full of wonderful flavors!

    I also took a peek at your other blog. Great photos! My son is studying China right now so I sent his teacher your Hong Kong post. I thought maybe she could share it with the class. :)

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  30. Real authentic and appetizing dish. One dish with lot's of rice to go with it...Hungry already!

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  31. Love this blog, and I am hungry already :)

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  32. both my favourite, spicy prawns and pineapple!

    Work from home India

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  33. Wow! Pineapple prawns are my family favourite! We just love the sourish taste of this dish! Awesome!

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  35. Wow, what gorgeous prawns! Great flavors too, yummy.

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  36. This blog is really kool! i already added as favourite :D
    Happy new year to you and your family! Keep up with your delicious site ! :D

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  37. This is an absolutely great recipe and I love eating it. I'll usually drench my rice with the gravy. Hope you had a great CNY.

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  38. Your pineapple prawn curry looks fantastic and I am sure it taste just as good as it look. I intend to make this dish but am wondering if I can substitute shallots with large brown onions instead. Its quite hard to find shallots in our asian grocery here in Adelaide. Thanks

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  39. hi Sonny, sorry for my late reply. I guess if you really can't find shallots, you can substitute it with large brown onions. Shallots are much better for the taste but large onions won't hurt either. Good luck!

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  40. I really like the pineapple, this is my favorite fruit and i usually enjoy preparing some recipe which contain pineapple. My boyfriend always enjoy what i do for him, He is really happy.
    Now we are too closer because he buy viagra really outstanding too.

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  41. This won't actually have success, I think so.

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