Friday, February 1, 2008
POMELO IS FAMOUS AS A GIFT FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR OTHER THAN BAK KWA
Took this pomelo back from Ipoh on 23rd and it is about 10 days after plucking from the tree. It is quite heavy and weighs about 2.8 kg and now the pomelo has a light green rind that becomes mostly yellow when fully ripe. So what I did was I cut the skin into half and start peeling it off from the skin. The interior of the fruit is a coral pink and so it is consider fully ripe.. let me show you how I cut it in the easiest way.
cut the pomelo's skin into half and start peeling
nearly finish taking off already. Left a little bit of work only
taraa.. it is done and I put back in it's skin. haha looks nice yar.
a better and clearer picture of it in half of the skin like putting in a bowl
can see the colour of the pomelo flesh? It is coral pink in colour and it looks like giant grapefruit right!! no wonder it is known as Chinese Grapefruit. No wonder pomelo has sweet flesh and thick spongy rind. Though I dont' really fancy this fruit but I still eat it because of it' juicy-ness. In Malaysia Ipoh is famous of Tambun Pomeloes so do visit Ipoh during this coming festival.
Every year during Chinese New Year season one of the most selling food product will be "Bak Kwa" in hokkien "Rou Gan" in mandarin or BBQ Dried Meat.
Bak kwa, or rou gan is a actually an expensive snacks or tibits and is a form of highly popular gift offered to families, relatives and visitors. Some of the employers will give their employees this gift for Chinese New Year festival.
The taste is somekind of salty-sweet dried meat product that is cut and made in the form of flat thin sheets. It is normally made from pork but nowadays due to health concious most people prefer to buy chicken dried meat. The process of Bak kwa is not so simple and it is believed to have originated from a meat preservation and it is a from the preparation is originated from China.
The cantonese locals here in Malaysia usually call it "yuk gon" or even "long yuk" and in Singapore they usually call it bak kwa or ba gua while in overseas like China and Taiwan this product is more commonly known as rougan. The americans and europeans will usually called it as "barbecued pork".
Bak kwa is particularly popular as a snack here in Malaysia and Singapore. Many prefers bak kwa that is made from minced pork because it's texture is more tender but I would prefere sliced ones as when you have a bite of it you can really feel the fragrant salty sweetness taste of it.
I have tasted good bak kwa in Kuching an hour ago and one of the places you can buy it as a gift or even just eat it as a snack from:
TONG SOON TRADING CO.
35, Jalan Gold Jade,
Off Jalan Green,
TONG SOON HONEY CHICKEN SLICES BAK KWA
THE QUANTITY IN THIS TUPPERWARE CONTAINER IS ABOUT 500 GRAMS. AND IT COSTS AROUND RM56.00 PER KILO
Ingredient to make this chicken BBQ meat are as below:
Fresh chicken meat debone,
Vegetable oil (palm oil),
Sauce and Spices
"Murder" is the title of the movie and the story is about the concept of extra-marital relationship. This movie was acted by famous stars like Mallika Shrewat, Imran Hashmi and Ashmit Patel for the leading roles.
The story line of Murder has complete ingredients to suite the requirements of the the people who watch this movie for the purpose of entertainment and quality stuff only. The movie has an impressive storyline. It gives us full value to spent time watching the movie on tv for exactly two hours over astro kirana channel.
Sudhir acted by Ashmit Patel, his wife Simron acted by Mallika Shrewat and their son Kabir live peacefully and happily in foreign land a place named Bangkok. Being occupied with his job as a Computer Engineer he tries his best making a prosperous future for the family, Sudhir negrlects Simron and forgets that his wife needs him physically and mentally. Simron starts feeling of her loneliness badly.
In the beginning of the show, it tells us how the policemen arrested Simron for murdering violently. A twist in the tale then occurs, when one rainy day she happens to meet her ex-boyfriend, Sunny acted by Imran Hashmi on a crowded road under heavy pours of rain showers.
Both Sunny and Simron had been in love before Simron's marriage with Sudhir. The meeting of this couple leads the two to the stage where they can have pleasures but those pleasures can lead to ruining Simron's married life at the same time. Both of them forgetting all the consequences, and out of loneliness this leads them to an affair that they can't control.
Sudhir begins to sense and have a feeling that something weird and not right is happening to his wife. He then hires a private detective who then provides Sudhir with solid proofs of her wife's affair with a man. When he had valid proof about his wife and Sunny, he felt badly hurt and sad especiacially when he saw his wife left Sunny's place one day. He then went straight to Sunny's home where he confronts him. They have a rough fight and ended up Sunny was in a pool of blood... to watch more of the story stay tuned and wait for the repeat of "Murder" on Kirana channel 122 over Astro.
The director of the movie made me glued to my seat till the finale with all his creative ways of filmmaking of this show. Near towards the ending I thought Sudhir would be imprisoned for life for murdering but never did I know the story was not like how I predicted. I am very happy with how the story got catchy as it reaches the end and it was such a good one. This movie really gathers momentum in the second half of the show although the first half may be a little bit slow only.
One thing for sure that I must admit, I hardly take my eyes off the screen even for a minute. Why obviously I have to read the subtitles because I don't understand Hindi language. It was such a good watch that I did not want to move away from my seat. This movie really grabs my attention. However I guess at one time when Sunny's girlfriend shows up all of a sudden makes me wonder why that happen. In conclusion I think "Murder" is one of the most rich entertaining movie this year that I have ever watch on astro channel.
Sypnosis in Malay
Mengesahkan pertemuan dengan kawan lama membuatkan cinta tak kala hubungan dengan suami tidak sehaluan. Ini menyebabkan Sudhir dan Sunny berkonfrantasi. Saksikanlah kisah menarik ini di Astro Kirana (122)
Language of the movie:
HINDI with malay subtitles
Ashmit Patel, Emraan Hashmi, Mallika Sherawat
Music by :
Anu Malik: Kaho Na Kao and Bheegay Hon Tere
MY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL
today and you are none other than
I am sending this special birthday wishes