Masak means cooking in Malay, and masak-masak refers to cooking game in Malaysia, a child's activity. Guess all Malaysians are super familiar with this term; we usually play the cooking game with a group of our childhood buddies or imaginary friends during pastime (sorry if you're the single child).
As we grow up, masak-masak eventually became masak, a real chore & an inevitable task of our daily routine, that kinda sucks honestly, especially to those who doesn't like cooking at all, like myself. However, there're things in life that some of us don't seem to really enjoy yet we still have to do it for the sake of survival, say dental & doctor visit for instance, so no excuse, gonna roll up my sleeves and get busy in the kitchen.
#1 Marmite Pork Ribs
#2 Marmite Prawns
Here's the recipe~~ I'm just gonna copy it from the recipe book my aunt gave me.
250ml oil for deep-frying
500g of chopped pork ribs
1 tsp light soya sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp Marmite yeast extract
1 tbsp maltose (麦芽糖)
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp light soya sauce
100ml water & dash of pepper
1) Mix pork ribs with marinade and leave for at least an hour.
2) Deep-fry in hot oil for 2 minutes or until cooked. Dish & drain.
3) Leave 1 tbsp oil in wok, pour in sauce and cook at medium heat until thick.
4) Put in fried pork ribs and mix well.
5) Dish up & serve.
** Same method applies to Marmite Prawns, but remember not to marinate prawns before frying.
It's really a lot easier than I thought, I've the recipe with me for years actually but only tried it out couple weeks ago. Not bad cause I ate a bowl of rice with it (only if you know how much I hate eating rice) ^____^V
Then, followed by some homemade cupcakes to satisfy my sweet tooth and sugar craving!
#3 Bite size mini cupcakes & some full size ones.
#4 I made the frosting too~~
I'm still using the same old R.E.C.I.P.E as I did 4 years ago (O.M.G! Time flies! Remember when I first learned baking in 2008? H.E.R.E if you want to read that.) Yup, this proves that my baking skill doesn't improve or get any better over the years. Bottleneck. Reached my full capacity. But who cares? I'm not aiming to be a pastry chef anyway :p
I don't need to be an excellent cook but I really need to get a little more serious about cooking, at least have to make sure the dishes I made are edible (T____T). God knows why, I have this image of myself starving & food-poisoning my BB due to my horrible/lame cooking skills. S.I.G.H. That's real scary but it's a real positive motivator. Also, ermm, kinda embarrassed to say that but I used to complain about my mum's homemade dishes a lot, I'd just skip dinner or ask for "da pao". Super regret now, took things for granted all the time. Hope my BB won't do that to me, I'm so sorry Mum!!! *反省中*
It's not easy to be a good wife, and it's extremely difficult to be a good wife with superb cooking skills. And as a perfectionist, I think being a good mum is bazillion times harder than all the above.
Happy Birthday to you, Mum! Salute you, my true heroine!!! Love you always (^з^)❤❤