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Saturday, 2 October 2021

Chicken Rendang With Mantou For Dinner

We started our morning walk early on this particular day. 

6:39am
Pink sunrise at 6:40am.
Hardly any traffic on the road on the right side.
Since we started out early, we finished our morning walk early.
We drove to Menglembu to buy breakfast. Our preferred coffee shop was closed, so we went to another coffee shop to buy takeaway curry noodles. Curry noodle with bbq pork and pig skin (dry version) for hubby. Curry noodle (soup version) with 3 pieces of yong tau foo for me.
2 angled luffa harvested from my garden for dinner.
Cut pear and gold kiwi fruit for lunch.
Late afternoon: Received a call from our neighbour telling me not to cook dinner. They have ordered 2 sets of chicken rendang and mantou from a Chinese restaurant for us. 
I only cooked this angled luffa + green okra dish with dried shrimp and egg.
This critter was fluttering here and there in my garden. It stopped and I quickly took out my handphone and took a snapshot from a distance. I had to zoom in because if I get too near, it will fly off again.
After the 1st shot, it fluttered off again and landed on this plant behind some flower pots. This is the best I managed. Not sure if this critter is a moth or a butterfly.


Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,
an undeserved curse does not come to rest.
(Proverbs 26:2, The Living Bible-TLB)

54 comments:

  1. Chinese Okra, or Luffa, is a new vegetable to me, and it's interesting how you cooked it. By coincidence I just noticed some of it for sale at our local market, and wondered about it. Evidently it's in the Cucurbitaceae family, while the plant we call okra is in the mallow family, so they aren't the same.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, they are different. I cooked them together because I only have 2 or 3 okra.

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  2. Hello Nancy,:=) I have never seen a Luffa Vegetable before, it looks good when raw, and when it's cooked. I wonder What it taste like!

    The creature you photographed is a butterfly, But I don't know it's ID.

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    1. It is soft and sweet when cooked. Thanks for confirming it is a butterfly.

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  3. Fruit for lunch looks attractive.

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  4. Menglembu? The place famous for its groundnuts? Far from Ipoh? Curry noodles look good, both dry and soup. Rendang with mantou is new to me and rendang from a Chinese restaurant too. We would not be able to find that here. At best, there are some serving fish head curry.

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    1. Yes, Menglembu known for its groundnuts. But sadly, there is no groundnut factory in Menglembu now, maybe at one time long ago. It is next to our taman, just a few minutes drive.

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  5. I love angled luffa...my mom would make a stirfry with chicken or dried shrimp.

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    1. I love it too but hubby got bored after having it too often. Lol!

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  6. Beautiful sunrises!
    We once made chicken rendang à la Jamie Oliver, oh, it was a lot of work - or it felt that way as I was just beginnig to learn how to cook ;-)
    Great neighbors you have!

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    1. Thank you, Iris. I seldom make rendang from scratch, now i prefer to use ready made paste but of course it doesn't taste as good.

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  7. Lovely morning photos, the pink sunrise is beautiful. Your food looks wonderful as always, and I like that you and your neighbours share with each other. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

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  8. Hello Nancy,
    Pretty sunrise images. The meals look yummy, the chicken would be my favorite.
    Your neighbor is so nice to share. Pretty capture of the moth. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, I appreciate your comment and visit today.

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  9. Google lens say that it is a butterfly called Melanitis leda Linnaeus, the common evening brown butterfly. I am very hungry today, ate a lot of food so when I see your curry noodles, I felt like eating them. Wow, your neighborhood looks quite deserted in the early morning, I would be scared to walk in the almost dark. Did you encounter anyone during your walk so early?

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    1. Thanks for the id of the butterfly. We do encounter a few early walkers like us. I have hubby walking with me. I wouldn't dare walk alone in the early hours.

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  10. Once again, I liked the display of food and the morning pink sky.

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  11. ...I have never seen a butterfly like that. Enjoy your weekend Nancy.

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    1. I think this is my first time seeing this butterfly. Enjoy your new week.

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  12. Che belle foto! Il cibo è delizioso!

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  13. Oh very itneresting dishes darling

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  14. The pink sunrise is spectacular! Enjoy your weekend and all of your good meals! Save me some!

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  15. I never ate luffa before.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  16. Parece una mariposa rica fruta te mando un beso

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  17. So nice of your neighbour to give you rendang and mantou. Looked yummy.

    Here, before 630am, the sun is warm and shining bright. Maybe near to year end, day is faster and shorter now.

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  18. Chicken rendang with mantao looks so good! I didn't know they sell them as a combo like this. Quite a Malaysian thing.

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    1. I suppose the restaurant has to think of new ideas to increase sale.

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  19. Thanks for your comment on my blog Nancy.
    You still eat out a lot and such a variety of food that I don't recognize. I grew luffa once, years ago and once it was fully grown I use it as luffa sponges.
    I never tried growing okra but I've eaten it in soup. Very tasty.

    You must live in a safe neighbourhood to go for your walk so early in the dark. Great shot of that butterfly on the plant.

    Have a great day.
    Julia

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I think it is quite safe in my area but I have hubby to accompany me. Have a great weekend.

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  20. Oh wow Nancy, the noodle soup looks so delicious!!! ☺

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  21. Your neighbors are so kind!

    That's an interesting insect, whatever kind it is.

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  22. The chicken rendang looks so yum and I love that sunrise picture. Beautiful!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  23. That's a quiet morning to walk, and I always love to wake up early morning to enjoy the quietness. But I seldom wake up before 8 am!
    Spicy offer from your neighbor.

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  24. La comida se ve muy bien. Creo que es una mariposa. Besos.

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    1. Thank you, Teresa. Have a wonderful weekend.

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