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Monday, 7 September 2020

Coconut & Egg Jam (Kaya) & Dinner At Sin Hup Kee Restaurant, Ipoh

We are already at 174th day MCO and MCO will continue until the end of the year. More or less, we have almost gotten used to this new way of life such as gathering only in small group. 

Beige or yellow hibiscus.
Normal or not normal, I continue to enjoy the flowers in my garden.
Taking advantage of a sunny day, I washed my son's blanket.
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Since I won't be cooking dinner, I planned to make kaya (coconut + egg jam). Hubby volunteered to help me stirred the kaya.
This is how I cooked the kaya with hubby stirring the kaya.

For those who is interested in how I cook the kaya, here is the simple recipe:
Ingredients
10 eggs,
500 gm sugar (if you prefer a sweeter taste, you can use 600 or 700 gm),
500 gm thick coconut milk
about 1/4 tsp salt
6 pandan (screwpine) leaves cut into 1.5 inch length.

* Thicken coconut milk: I bought a kilo of coconut milk, chilled it in the fridge. Then I scooped out 500 gm from the top thicken milk and kept the rest in the freezer for cooking other recipes.

** Pandan leaves extract: Wash 6-7 pandan leaves, cut into short lengths, pound the leaves to extract whatever juice from the pulp. I prefer to use natural pandan leaves extract.

Method:
Boil water in a pot over medium fire.
Gently beat 10 eggs in a stainless steel pot with hand whisk or wooden ladle.
Add the sugar in 2 to 3 batches to the egg and keep stirring the mixture.
Stir until the sugar has melted.
Place a towel in the slow boiling water in the pot.
Place the pot of egg + sugar mixture on the towel in the pot.
Keep stirring the egg + sugar mixture and add the cut pandan leaves.
Stir for a few minutes.
Add the 500 gm coconut milk + pandan extract, keep stirring all the time.
Keep stirring until the mixture starts to thicken.
It will take about 2 to 2.5 hours to get the desired texture or thickness.
Hubby and I took turns to stir the kaya mixture.
I prefer using this method because I like my kaya with smooth textures.
My pandan flagrant kaya or coconut+egg jam.
After all the hard work of stirring the kaya, we just couldn't wait to taste the freshly made kaya. Once cooled, we spread the kaya on bread. It was worth the work and time used to make the delicious pandan fragrant kaya or coconut+egg jam.
Evening sky at 7:00 pm. Going out for dinner with friends.
Assam curry with black pomfret at Restoran Sin Hup Kee, Ipoh.
Flavourful chicken with thick soy sauce - their signature dish.
Stir fried belacan sweet potato leaves.
We had a wonderful and satisfying dinner with our friends.

You constantly satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.
The Lord is fair in everything he does and full of kindness.
(Psalm 145:16-17, The Living Bible-TLB)

54 comments:

  1. Thank you for the kaya recipe. Quite hard to do with all the stirring by the fire. So this means need to be careful and not let the kaya boil, right?

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    1. The constant stirring is to prevent the kaya from sticking to the pot and the fire must be low to prevent lumps. If you are doing it alone, it can be very boring and tiring.

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  2. Dinner is delicious with the fish dish. Did all of you eat rice with the dishes?

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  3. Your son's blanket is so colourful. Did you make the patchwork quilt? Sew the pieces one by one together?

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Yes, I sewed the patchwork quilt by hand, stitch by stitch, piece by piece. I was very patient and crazy over quilt stitching those days.

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    2. Very beautiful quilt. A family heirloom. Reminds me of a cny advertisement about the importance and meaningful stories behind a handmade quilt just like this one you made. Must keep it carefully and pass it to your future grandchildren.

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    3. Hahaha...I don't know whether the material will last that long.

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  4. Your yellow hibiscus is so pretty, with so many layers of petals. Is it the only flower in the whole bush?

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    1. It a small bush planted in a pot. Sometimes it has a few blooms at the same time.

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  5. That flower is so beautiful. I like color so much.

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  6. Love coconut egg jam! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Nancy.

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  7. Making delicious smoooth kaya is painstaking work but it is eventually worth it. So nice that you can take turns with your hubby to do the strirring.

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  8. That's a lovely colour on the hibiscus.

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  9. Your son also have such quilt?? My boys have such, hand sewn. My MIL asked people to made for both boys.

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    1. Yes, I hand sewed for them. Now to make it easier I use sewing machine to sew.

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  10. ...the quilt/blanket is beautiful.

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  11. I love the quilt! Did you make it?

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  12. I always love seeing your plants and especially your quilts. Looks like another yummy food day. I would love to try the kaya!

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  13. I love the photos and it looks pretty cool. Thanks for sharing and I love the picture of the flowers.
    Laila
    www.lailanblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Surprising that the government lets you socialize with friends. Here in Hawaii, we are still in lockdown. No guests, no visitors allowed.

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    1. We are now in the Recovery Movement Control Order. Our area no longer in the red zone.

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  15. Oh the food. Yummy.

    I love your sons blanket. Beautiful.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Nancy. ♥

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  16. Everything looks really delicious
    This is my first time here, but I really like your blog. Follow your blog on a permanent basis and feel free to come to me. ;) Best regards

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  17. Both the Hibiscus and quilt are gorgeous! Does your son live at home, or is it just the two of you?

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. Our sons have left home for work and they visit us whenever they can take leave.

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  18. Curry looks so yum! and what an adorable blanket!

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  19. I love the blanket :)
    Thank you for your recipe :)

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  20. I have not come across yellow hibiscus in sg yet. I have not eaten pomfret fish in curry before, ususlly we eat it steamed with soy sauce, chili, spring onions and shredded mushrooms.

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    1. We usually steam the white pomfret but for the black pomfret, we sometimes fry or cook curry with it.

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  21. Lovely hibiscus and so juicy chicken flavor!

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  22. I am being told to shut up but instead I will say Kaya isn't something I think I would like

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    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne. It is good to speak your mind. Not everyone likes to eat kaya.

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  23. If i could get pandan, i would enjoy trying this. Your meals are so delicious looking!

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    1. Thank you, Mimi. Some places have frozen pandan leaves. You can still make the kaya even without the pandan leaves.

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  24. La comida se ve deliciosa ¡ todo me gusta ! Besos.

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