April 1, 2010

So Much Yet So Little

Would you believe it, if I tell you all these ingredients....approximately 20+ of them and 4 hours preparing and cooking.... 


....this is all you get !!??? Imagine all the hard work, and gone within seconds into the stomach !!???


....so why cook it ? 

This dish is getting rare these days, eventhough you can find in some of the nyonya restaurants,...it no longer has the authentic taste anymore. I have xplore most of the nyonya restaurants in Klang Valley and not to my liking. Furthermore, for this small bowl you see will cost you about RM 15.00 to RM 18.00....now you know for all the hard work this is the price you pay for. 

Why so expensive ? Well, it's like chicken and egg story ! Because it's time consuming and the ingredients are hard to find,...the price is high,....so when the price is high,....people might not want to eat this....so where does this lead to....extinction !...of it's kind ! The new generation don't even know what is this !

So, before this dish disappear from our menu, I start to learn the recipe, introduce to all my food connoisseurs....and pass the recipe around. 



Try it out and share with your friends the recipe Perut Ikan.

Trust me,...no regrets !   

12 comments:

J said...

That reminds me of one time my auntie told my mum that she threw away a big pot of food that her neighbour gave her because (according to her): "So terrible lah that woman - Gave me food that already went bad!"...

We found out later that it was actually perfectly normal perut ikan! :)

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

You cook, I eat. No regrets! ;)

NyonyaChef said...

J,

Is that April Fool joke ??!!! Haha ! Yes, most of the nyonya food are serve better overnite !

Ju,

Can be done ! You have wisdom ! What is regrets ? I'm sure it doesn't exist in your dictionary...

petite nyonya said...

i've never cooked perut ikan before. great that you are trying to rekindle this old dish before it extincts amongst the young generation.

NyonyaChef said...

Trying my best!...before The burgers, The fried chicken or The pizzas took over the coming generation.

backStreetGluttons said...

It will be good to have a simpler version ( leave out 1/2 the herbs ) , but retaining its stinking taste. Or replace the perut with something easier to get like say, salted fish/cuttlefish/fish heads or even the fish bladder ( maw )

NyonyaChef said...

Cut 1/2 the herbs and time ?!! Then you will get...Salted Fish Bone Curry! That's the only one still preserving the stinking taste.

J said...

Nope. It's not April fool, it really happened - My auntie is Hakka so she doesn't know that the sour+fishy smell means its ok!

NyonyaChef said...

Come to think of it, a lot Pg food are rotten looking, kind of food, Nasi Kandar,...Kiam Chai Boey,...just dump all ingredients or left it overnite.

This time I will tapau for you and you take back...

mycookinghut said...

4 hours ar??? wahh.. but it looks really authentic!! I would love to try, so need to probably wake up early too cook ! :)

NyonyaChef said...

It's easier to just grab anyone nearby to help..hehe

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