Saturday, September 7, 2013

Chicken with Bamboo Shoots in Spicy Gravy (Ayam Masak Lemak Rebung)


Assalamualaikum and hello everyone,

The dish I am sharing with you today is called Chicken with Bamboo Shoots in Spicy Gravy or Ayam Masak Lemak Rebung in Malay. This dish is quite simple to cook and does not take too long. Unless the chicken is old in which case the chicken has to be pressure cooked first to tenderised it. As usual the quantity of the chilly is flexible;you may reduce it.

So here's the video.

And here's the recipe:

Chicken with Bamboo Shoots in Spicy Gravy (Ayam Masak Lemak Rebung)
4 pcs. of chicken breast (cut in half or smaller pieces)
1 litre coconut milk
1 turmeric leaf
2 kafir lime leaf
2 lemon grass (bruised)
1 in galanghal ( bruised)
2 pcs. asam keping (alternatively juice from 1 lime)
2 tbs. turmeric powder
salt to taste


Chilly paste:
Blend the following ingredients with half cup of water.

3 pcs of fresh red chillies (remove the seeds if preferred)
10 pcs of fresh Thai chillies( quantity may be reduced or omitted )
5 shallots
3 cloves of garlic
1 in ginger

1) In a pan put in the chicken and the chilly paste with about 1/2 cup of water
2) Simmer for about 5 minutes
3) Add in the coconut milk, turmeric powder, bamboo shoots, lemon grass, kafir lime leaf, turmeric leaf and asam keping/lime juice.
4) Keep stirring the gravy to prevent it from curdling for 10 minutes.
5) Ready to serve.


“Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief”

James Russell Lowell quotes (American Poet, Critic, Essayist, Editor and Diplomat, 1819-1891)

Take care of yourself in the meantime.Peace.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan,



  1. I love bamboo shoot, Umi.

    The world would surely be a better place to
    live if all the people could accept each others differences.

  2. salam..
    memang sedap makan rebung nih
    cuma tak tahan sakit urat..alahai
    baru 40 an..nak kena urut badan nih

    #Terima kasih komen anda di amat saya hargai,
    jangan lupa singgah lagi.Wassalam

  3. omputeh baca entri nih
    mesti terkejut..orang Melayu
    buluh pun makan..he he

  4. @Harry Nizam
    Ya Harry especially if cooked with Babat.

    Sadly not.Prejudices abound.

    Thanks for dropping by Harry.Always glad to see you here.

  5. @zulkbo
    W/salam sahabat. Ya setengah orang alah sebab bisa kata orang. Setengah orang semua boleh :)

    Umi senang sekali melawat site sahabat.Tak jadi keberatan

    Hahaha tu lah dia..untung kitakan..sedaplah lemang ..adeh..Umi suka sangat benda yang nama pulut..orang kampung almaklum :)

  6. Looks yummy and interesting.. I have never tasted this yet..

  7. adehh.. nampak sedap jek masak camni.. tp sayang en.suami x bagi masak yg berasakan santan..

  8. @Filipina Ini

    If you may want to try if you have the ingredients. Thank you for the visit and comment.
    Take care

  9. @.:nhalilah:.

    Takper la..masak pun kalau tak ada sambutan tak best gak kan. Makan sorang jer lagi hampeh..hehe
    Thanks for the visit and the comment.

  10. Off course kakak will reduce the chilies. But kakak loves bamboo shoots masak lemak without chicken also nice...:)

    At moment kakak's working environment are all surrounded with non-malay and non-muslim as kakak is the only Muslim here. But kakak still can perform duty happily....

  11. @Kakzakie

    LOL not a chilli fan are you. Bamboo shoots is good even without the chicken.

    I believe we have no problem living and working in a multiracial environment..important is tolerance and respect.
    Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment Kakzakie

  12. bestnye,,dah lama x makam rebung ni..nyum2



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