Malaysia celebrates its 50th year of independence today.  And we celebrated one great day away from work, sleeping in and waking up to a bright and sunny day.  Watched the Merdeka parade that was being shown live from Dataran Merdeka, then switched channels to Starworld.  Let’s face it, The Ellen Degeneres Show was way more entertaining than the Merdeka commentators drone onandon about how ‘cantik’ the floats were.  Well, at some level anyway.  (Hey, Ellen was dancing to Sexy Back, y’ know…)

Well anyway, I managed to cook lunch today.  Piping hot homecooked food.  Woohoo!  We had assam fish curry, thanks to the ingenuity of instant curry paste (which I doubt existed in Malaysia 50 years ago – yup, we’ve come a long way, baby), I whipped up a meal in no time at all.  Just add fish and lady’s fingers…..oh, and if a scrumptious lunch was not enough to celebrate Merdeka with, the 2-hour afternoon nap certainly did the trick! *wink*

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20 Responses to Merdeka!

  1. rinnah says:

    Mmm… your Assam Fish Curry looks absolutely tantalizing, I must say. And what a cute name – One Fine Shop! Is that Ethan’s little plate with fork and spoon I spy in the lower left corner there?

    Hope you had a good Merdeka Day, GT!

    The Giddy Tiger says: I knew you would notice Ethan’s cutlery!

  2. pelf says:

    You cook assam fish curry??!! WOW.
    ARGH! When am I learning how to cook??!!

    The Giddy Tiger says: You can *pretend* to be a chef using the instant paste 🙂

  3. chinnee says:

    wow….yum yum….i love lady fingers in those asam sauce!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Hehe…yeah I put loads of them in the curry!

  4. jazzmint says:

    wah…assam fish….slurps…mana recipe dia

    The Giddy Tiger says: The recipe is on the box 🙂

  5. michelle says:

    Did Ethan like it? hehehe….:P~~~

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yes, of course he did! 😀

  6. narrowband says:

    Wow I love assam fish curry!!

    Psst: I used to watch the national day parade on TV when I was a kid – we’d leave the TV on in the morning and listen to the commentator and stuff. It’s a thing of the past now:p

    The Giddy Tiger says: Well, the national day parade is still on now, but it has lost some of its appeal, somewhat….maybe I need to go to Dataran Merdeka. Hehehe…

  7. may says:

    oh gosh, that’s so mouth-watering! you’ve showed me something I’ve not eaten in awhile and won’t get good ones in Oz (at least, I don’t think so)… ok, gotta get Mom to cook this for me… kekeke!

    The Giddy Tiger says: You can buy a few packets of these back to Oz and cook it yourself too!

  8. misti says:

    the fish ..looks so.. good. so fresh.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yum yum…

  9. shooi says:

    Try adding tomatoes and big onions next time. And garnish with mint.. It will really pass & taste like the experts! *wink*. Happy Merdeka

    The Giddy Tiger says: Point noted. And I HAVE tasted fish curry like the one you have described!

  10. Happy Merdeka!!
    Your Assam Fish Curry looked so yummy wor. I like anything assam laksa.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Me too! We go pig out on Assam laksa soon, yes?

  11. Chen says:

    can gimme the lady fingers? I prefer eating the lady fingers than the fish when savouring the assam fish curry 😀

    The Giddy Tiger says: Ok la..nah…your birthday present! LOL…

  12. keeyit says:

    I wonder why the first picture got some red spot ? Is that curry ? haha

    The Giddy Tiger says: No la, that’s the pattern on the box. 😛 Thanks for stopping by!

  13. anggie says:

    ho chak ho chak ….
    happy merdeka day to u .. should be belated 🙂
    ntw, i had tagged u….do mind doing it ? thanks .

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks..hey, I went to your blog, but didn’t see the tag la….how?

  14. Neo says:

    Wow, the fish curry looks wonderful!… I had less sleep even it was a holiday because my friend came to visit and we went out! Anyway, I had a great dinner in Seremban.. will post it up in my blog later. 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: Any siew pau involved?

  15. Ur curry look delicious ler….. I like assam things so much… Actually cooking is so much fun! Why I just can’t take the initiative to start learning? Hai… why ar?

    Anyway, is been some time I have never been here. Nice to be here again. miss ya!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yeah, miss your comments too! Good to see you back here, and come back soon!

  16. Adino says:

    Looks great!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks!

  17. ehon says:

    oh yummm!!! :P~ slurrppp!!

    a nice merdeka eh! lol!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yummy Merdeka indeed!

  18. Sue says:

    Oh man…mouthwatering…I want I want!!!!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Come la! 🙂

  19. zara's mama says:

    Wow wow.. looks yummy!
    Tamarind Cuisine?? Never heard of it.. only available in Penang?

    The Giddy Tiger says: Its brand is One Fine Shop, and I think it is available anywhere la, I bought it from Jusco.

  20. The food looks so yummy!

    And a two hour nap sounds wonderful.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Ditto to both of the above…

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