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Saturday, 25 April 2009

Gulai Pucuk Ubi Tumbuk Recipe To The Fore

I had noticed about this traditional Malay recipe collection book from a review in a local newspaper and today in celebration of paying off my income tax and to accumulater tax receipts for this year's assesment, I brought the family to Kinokuniya bookstore where I found it on sale. After paying for it and flicking through it, I was pleasantly surprised to find the recipe for the definitive Mandailing Dish, Gulai Pucuk Ubi Tumbuk was included in the recipe book. This virtually unobtainable dish from any malay food shop has finally obtained general credentials and at least this family's version of this traditional recipe can now be kept for perpetuity . Yes there are many family variations of this dish, and the condiments itself may change according to personal preference.

For those interest in the book, here is a brief descrition from the MPH website :

Title: A Taste of Batu Gajah : Traditional Malay Family Recipe
Author: Datin Seri Raihan Abdul Rahman; et. al.
Published Date: 01-APR-09
ISBN: 9834455704
Format: Paperback
Main Category: Food & Drinks
Our Price: RM 80.00
Book Description

While A Taste Batu Gajah is about life – and the tastes - of this unique historical town in Perak, it is more importantly about authentic
Malay cooking with lots of heart and soul thrown in. The cookbook's recipes will remind you of a time when life was simple and good things were to be savoured.
The recipes in A Taste of Batu Gajah were and still are, cooked by Datin Norsiah, a woman who equates food with love.

I hope if you do decide to buy the book yourself, I hope you enjoy the collection of traditional Malay recipes that may not be available elsewhere.

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