Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ayam Masak Kunyit, a walk down memory lane...

When Superhero S was a little girl with cute pigtails waaaaaaay back in the 90s, she used to take tiny pieces of special fried chicky almost during every recess time. She was drawn to its yellowish colour and nice, crispy texture. Of course during that time, it hadn't occurred to her that the yellowish colour was attributed to the turmeric or kunyit powder used. All she remembered was, it was very very fragrant...

But after growing out of her pigtails, she left memories of the delicious yellow chicken behind, until the day she saw Superhero W ordering this familiar yellow chicken. The comforting sense of familiarity immediately came flooding back to her senses. OH my yellow chicken... how I have missed you!

So it was only then did she knew what she has been eating all the while during primary school was... Ayam Masak Kunyit. Haha. Since Superhero W's Mom was a master chef of home-cooked Malay foodie, she managed to impart some knowledge to Superhero W and he told me briefly how he used to see his mother doing the chicky dish. And so, a few days back, I finally experimented with my first Ayam Masak Kunyit...



This is my chicky being marinated with turmeric powder, salt and pepper. Unfortunately, I didn't know that turmeric powder actually stains! And so, I ended up with yellowish hands and a yellowish bowl. Haha. :p

Stored the marinated chicky in the fridge to let the flavours set in. After probably an hour or so, I decided that it's time to fry the chickys because I was getting really excited (and hungry!). Heat up the oil on low fire till it's really hot, and slowly dump in the yellow chicks. Fry till it's turns gold... and when you think the chicky is done, time to rescue the chicky and take them all out.

Oh, here are my babies...



And to complement my Ayam Masak Kunyit, there's the Simple Fried Cabbage and Baked Beans with Eggs (Yes, I was lazy...) *blushing*



But then, I managed to boil some ABC soup as well... You see, there's chicken, beans, eggs, vegetables and soup. Not bad what... :p


I'm crawling out...


I was so happy when the Ayam Masak Kunyit turned out to be fantastic! Superhero W even complimented that it tasted even better than those sold outside. Ahem...


beautiful...


The chicken is super powered with the turmeric taste, and it's really tender and juicy on the inside. Hey, I'm a pro when it comes to frying chicks, okay! *super grin*

Will definitely make this turmeric dish as one of our staple dishes in times to come... Haha.

2 comments:

YozoraNiteSky said...

wah.. i have not had these for ages.. yours look very delicious.. mmmm...


twosuperheroes said...

Haha....thanks, Y! Just the other day we've even experimented with fishy. :p