Saturday, September 7, 2013
(Basic) Rice in Coconut Milk with Sambal/ Nasi Lemak (Asas)
Assalamualaikum and hello everyone,
I am sharing with you today the basic recipe of Nasi Lemak or Rice in Coconut Milk. The basic Nasi Lemak comes with Sambal Tumis Ikan Bilis or anchovies in dry chilli gravy,fried anchovies, fried peanuts, cucumber slices and hard boiled egg. In addition Nasi Lemak can also be eaten with curry or rendang and fried chicken.
(Basic) Rice in Coconut Milk/Nasi Lemak (Asas) is usually eaten for breakfast. However nowadays this dish is eaten at any time of the day and night
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Here's the recipe:
The Rice in Coconut Milk/Nasi Lemak
3 cups of rice (wash and drain)
4.5 cups coconut milk
1 tbs salt (or as preferred)
3 pandan leaf (screwpine leaf) essence can also be used if pandan is not available
1 in ginger
1 lemon grass ( bruised)
1) Put the rice into the rice cooker
2) Place the pandan and ginger into the rice
3) Add salt to coconut milk and stir, pour into the rice and stir.
4) Cover the pot with aluminium foil and place the lid. Cook the rice.
5) When cool stir the rice and ready to serve
The Anchovies Gravy / sambal tumis ikan bilis
1 cup dried anchovies
1 big onion slice into rings
1 lemon grass bruised
1/2 cup tarmaring juice
salt and sugar to taste
1/2 - 3/4 cup of oil for frying
20 dried red chillies
1 big onion
2 cloves garlic
1 in shrimp paste
1/2 cup water
Blend all with half cup of water
1) Heat oil and fry chilly paste until oil separates
2) Add tamaring juice,salt, sugar, anchovies and onion
3) Simmer until cooked
Serve nasi lemak with the sambal, slices of cucumber, hard boiled egg, fried anchovies and fried peanut.
Accompanied by hard boiled eggs, cucumber slices,fried dried anchovies and fried peanuts
Nasi Lemak wrapped in banana leaf
A blogger Cowboy Caleb has recently highlighted in facebook a website called Racebending.com.
"Racebending” on this site refers to situations where:
A) A movie studio/publisher, etc. has changed the ethnicity of a character
B) with a resultant discriminatory impact on an underrepresented cultural community and actors from that community (reinforcement of glass ceilings, loss of opportunity, etc.)
This site also explained what the term "Yellowface" means.The term yellowface appears as early as the 1950s to describe the continuation in film of having white actors playing major Asian and Asian American roles and the grouping together of all makeup technologies used to make one look “Asian.”
Kung Fu (1972-75)
David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine
Perhaps one of the most notorious examples of yellowface was the casting of the late David Carradine in a role originally conceived and envisioned for Bruce Lee.This role and concept originated with Asian-American kung fu legend Bruce Lee, but he was cut from the production, or any credit from the studio, in favor of the then non-martial artist Carradine.
(The late) Mako recalls a studio executive’s reaction when asked about featuring a non-Asian in the lead of Kung Fu:
“I remember one of the vice presidents — in charge of production, I suppose — who said, ‘If we put a yellow man up on the tube, the audience will turn the switch off in less than five minutes.’
I let the pictures illustrate the Racebending.
Miss Saigon (1989-1999)
Jonathan Pryce as “The Engineer” a.k.a. Tran Van Dinh
Keith Burns as Thuy
The 13th Warrior (1997)
Antonio Banderas as Ahmad ibn Fadlan
Balls of Fire (2007)
Christopher Walken as Feng
Eddie Murphy as Mr.Wong
Dragonball: Evolution (2009)
Justin Chatwin as Goku
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Jake Gyllenhaal as 6th century Persian prince Dastan
Gemma Arterton as “exotic Indian princess Tamina”
the core cast of The Last Airbender– newcomer Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone (Twilight) and pop star Jesse McCartney. None of the lead actors are ethnically Asian or Native American, resulting in fan outcry.
adaptation of the manga Akira has been sent to a short list of actors.
For the role of Tetsuo: Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy.
For the role of Kaneda: Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix.
Genghis Khan (announced, 2013)
Mickey Rourke as Genghis Khan
Have a good weekend every one.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan