Dragged my guy for a quick bruch there yesterday. He ordered rojak and soya cincau (soy milk with grass jelly) while I ordered bubur pulut hitam (black glutinous rice porridge) and local Penang coffee. When the rojak arrived, I was surprised that it was fruit rojak as I had imagined a mamak rojak – fried dough fritters, bean curds, boiled potatoes, prawn fritters, hard boiled eggs, bean sprouts and cucumber mixed with a thick, spicy peanut sauce. Hehe..hellooo..this is Little Penang Kafe, not Restoran Ali Maju. 😀
The bubur pulut hitam was nice, but not to my liking. It was a bit bland, not sweet enough to my taste. Hailed from the East Coast, I have sweet tooth and like my bubur sweet. More so, I noticed that they didn’t cook the coconut with the black glutinous rice; they just add it before serving. I remember my mom cook the bubur a bit differently; she adds the santan as soon as the the black glutinous rice is cooked. And she puts sugar, a lot of it. After all, mom is a Kelantanese. 😉
While sampling the bubur, it got me thinking: where did bubur pulut hitam originate from?
I had intended to write about my first visit to Marche at The Curve on 1st September 2007 the minute I reached home from there. But I don’t know what’s stopping me and I have no excuse to give. So here goes.
My other half had been raving about the food at Marche many times that I was tempted to try it for myself. So when the long-awaited bonus came, I dragged him to have lunch there.
The thing about Marche is, it is a buffet heaven. You have a wide selection of food to choose from. Steak, pizza, spagetti, desserts just to name a few. You name it. I really love their cream caramel. Yum yum!
Ok, one thing unique about Marche is first the maitre d’ will give you a card and you need to hand the card to the person manning the buffet station so that he can stamp it. At the end of the meal, you show the card to the cashier and wallah! Your bill could end up as some thing like below:
I finally got my hands on the book! Sooner than I thought. Went to Alamanda just now and I thought I would just browse the MPH there, just to see if they stock up the book there. Yep, I saw aplenty and without a second thought grabbed one copy for myself. The book is retailing at RM39.90.
Oh, Awang Goneng dedicated the book to my cousin, a fellow blogger who apparently got our Mr Awang Goneng to blog. Heheh..without him there would be no GUiT le.
Let me savour the words first and will be back with the review, hopefully asap. 😀
I happened to know about this book while getting lost in the world wide web. I was looking for chocolate muffin recipes and it brought me to a myriad of food blogs. Countless muffin recipes later, I was reading Kak Teh’s Choc-a-Blog Blog. Somewhere in her post I read about Awang Goneng and his new book, Growing Up in Trengganu. Deeper in her post was where I found out that Kak Teh is Awang Goneng’s wife. Then somewhere in Google I later learned that Awang Goneng is Wan Hulaimi, former London-based Bernama freelance journalist.
I saw that they stocked up the book at MPH at The Curve and at the newly opened Borders at The Gardens so one of these days i’ll get my hands on the book, growing up in terengganu myself. 🙂
Take a peek at the earliest posts that later grows into a book
Read Awang Goneng blog
Kak Teh’s Choc-a-Blog Blog entry about Growing Up in Trengganu or GUiT as she calls it
The Star carries the story of the book launch
NST also carries the story of the book launch in Kuala Terengganu
I found that, since starting this blog not more that six months ago, I have changed the outlook maybe 3 times. Well, with a lot of themes to choose from, I’m tempted to try each of it. So this time I’m using Pressrow. See how long can I use this one. 😉
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