Category Archives: Kuih Muih (Malay’s Snack)

Traditionally Inadequate.

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This is probably those ‘rolling eyes’ kinda post but wadehek lah right? Maybe you should stop reading if you think where this is heading to.

So anyways, I’ve been gung-ho about baking, hah! not really! Pfft! (notice I love exclamation marks!!!)

What I am trying to say is I am leaning more towards ‘western-style’ baking like meringues, pies and tarts to name a few but not those malay traditional kuehs and whatnots. Honestly, I would love to learn the art of making the kuehs, I thought by the age of nearly 40 (ooops…oh-come-on I am not ashamed of my age lah) I would have the skills to make these kuehs at the back of my hand. Unfortunately no. Perhaps I took advantage of knowing that my mum is an expert makes me somewhat ‘lazy’ to learn from her (as I wrote this, I am seriously considering to document her recipes, Insyaallah)

Gosh, you have no idea how ashamed I am to not able to make a decent epok-epok (curry puff)! I know some 20 something girls do a jolly well better epok-epok than me lah! So anyways, I have to start somewhere right?

A few weeks ago, in attempt to master it and also to make the hubby ‘happy’ coz I know he love epok-epok sayor, I started to get the recipe from mum. She must have that ‘facepalm’ moment at the end of the line ‘haaai…anak aku ni, epok-epok pon tak tau buat’ sorry mak! Yeah, I was very confident that I’ll make a good one. The thing about me is when I wanted to start something new, if my guts telling me that I can do it, amazingly it’ll turn out good. But if I started to feel that something is not right, then it’ll turn bad. I always trust my instinct. Don’t get me wrong but this only applies to cooking and baking only, the rest, I leave it to the Almighty.

Ok before I start babbling further, I have to show you guys how it turns out. If you already not know, I am my own critic! When I asked anyone how my food taste, if you said that it sucks and I get angry and show tantrums, please dont take it too heart coz I am not angry at you but myself.

Here it is! You see, I even managed to imitate our local vendors signature epok-epok sizes! (as written) 😉 😛

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Although, I have to admit, the crust is simply thin! Yay! (Masok-bakol-angkat-sendiri syndrome)

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At the end of the day, the sauce must have ‘kick’ lor. Too bad its not! 😛

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Let see what I have graded myself this time :-
a) Appearance : uneven sizes
b) Crust : thin
c) Sauce : lack of taste
d) Fillings : too salty

OVERALL : FAILED!!!

Mak, I need your guidance and recipes, PRONTO! Arrrghhhhh!!!!

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