Thursday, April 2, 2009

Masak Manis Tembikai

My mum used to cook this dish, whenever watermelon was in season. She called this ~ Masak Manis Tembikai.

Coming from a large family, with so many mouths to feed and with my dad's meagre income, we'll most likely ended up with this meal everytime my dad brought home watermelon. As a young child.... oohhh!!! I disliked it very... very... much... but dared not voice out...my mum was 'garang' in her younger days ... I'd quietly ate my plain rice with kicap manis...

But now...its a different story... We (Mr H and I) love this... and ironically... as the Malay proverb goes - 'Kuah tumpah ke Nasi'.. my kids would make a ruckus ...'Oh No! not again' and would prefer to eat their rice with kicap manis too!!! (lucky them! their mom is not that garang!!)




  • watermelon skin - discard the outer skin
  • dried shrimps
  • 1 tbspn belacan (Maggi granules)
  • 1 chilli
  • 3 shallots
Pound dried shrimp and shallots. Bring water in a saucepan to a boil. Add the pounded shrimp and shallots. Continue boiling until aromatic for about 10-15 minutes. Add white peppercorn. Add watermelon skin and chilli. Bring to boil....Season with salt...

4 comments:

  1. Lisa i will try this recipe. I've eaten this dishes before but very tempting to try. When will you be "flying"?

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  2. Watermelon is quite cheap now...let me know the outcome... Will be going off next Thursday..its Friday midnite flight.. sooo excited and anxious too!!

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  3. oopsie daisy... its early Friday morning flight...dah kalut dah....

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  4. i pun sama kalut. i want to say i've never eaten this dishes and very tempted to try...see what the balik kampung trip does to us...he he he

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