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It just occured to me that half of June has passed and there isn’t a cooking post for the month yet. So lets get back to the plan of writing at least 2-3 recipes every month on this blog. After all not everyone can visit those restaurants, but cooking can be done at every home!

ikan kembung with petai
ikan kembung with petai

Today’s recipe will be tumeric marinated ikan kembung with stir fried petai. This isn’t exactly a recipe from anywhere but rather a combination that I made up when ingredients at hand.

As it turned out, the dish wasn’t too shabby at all, anyone who loves petai and some good old fashion fried kampung fish should find this palatable.

marinate ikan kembung with tumeric powder and salt
marinate ikan kembung with tumeric powder and salt

Alright, here are the ingredients, they’re easy enough to be obtained from any wet market.

  • 6 small to medium ikan kembung (mackerel)
  • 2 table spoon tumeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 20-30 petai (according to liking)
  • 6-8 chili padi (slice in halves)
  • garlic & ginger (slices)

remove center stem from petai to prevent that bitter taste
remove center stem from petai to prevent that bitter taste

Instructions for the fish:

  • clean and make sure fish is dry (to prevent splashing oil)
  • rub the fish with generous amount of tumeric powder, and some salt
  • heat up oil in frying pan to medium heat
  • fry fish for about 5-8 minutes per side
  • remove fish and place on plate

pan fry fish in oil, then stir fry petai with chili padi, garlic, ginger
pan fry fish in oil, then stir fry petai with chili padi, garlic, ginger

And here’s the preperation method for the petai:

  • before even frying fish, prepare petai by removing the center stem to ensure no bitter taste
  • after fish is done, remove all but 2 tablespoon of oil in frying pan
  • stir fry garlic, ginger, petai, and chili padi all at the same time in medium heat until fragrant (3-4 minutes)
  • serve on top of kembung, and you are done!

The result is a dish that should stand up to scruitiny by any kampung aunties and perhaps pontential mother in laws. Good luck!

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Xperia Play review photo

In another news, for those of you who’ve been waiting for the perfect device that combines communication, multimedia, and gaming, the wait is over. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has landed.

This baby is the PlayStation™ Certified Android smartphone. Playing games with full touchscreen phones like Xperia Arc is fun, but it is a whole different level of fun when you have dedicated D pad and physical keys.

You can get this phone via Celcom for as low as RM 848 with Celcom Exec plans. Do check out Celcom website for more.

Look at this beauty below, and tell me if it doesn’t look good!

This is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, no, it is not PSP, though it looks a little bit like it, this has a crucial little difference – it is also a full featured Android phone. In fact, it is the world’s 1st PlayStation™ Certified Android smartphone

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

The beauty comes with a slide out touch-sensitive gaming controls with PSP-like gaming buttons and run Android Gingerbread 2.3 complete with WIFI/DLNA support too.

The 4″ LCD has a resolution of 854 × 480, and the phone boosts  a 5.1 megapixel rear camera and another VGA front camera too.

SE Xperia Play now with Celcom

I’ve been checking this out ever since the rumor that Sony Ericsson is going to come out with a Playstation phone, and now we have it right here, with Celcom.

The phone can be obtained for as low as RM 848 with Celcom Exec plans (that is the Exec 250 with 18 months commitment). Check the following table.

Celcom Exec plan with Sony Ericsson Xperia

Sign up today to get:

  • FREE Multimedia Dock DK300
  • FREE exclusive games
  • Stand a chance to participate in Sony Ericsson Xperia Play gaming contest to win RM100,000!

More information on Xperia PLAY check out Celcom’s website.