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Sunday, March 25

Spice Up Your Life

'Wah, I tell you, my friend damn keng, whenever he goes KFC with his gf, the both of them can finish up one bottle of chilli sauce man'

I think most of us have heard of such statement or something similiar to this before among our friends, or friends' friend? Hehehe... Truthfully, I USED TO BE one of those fellas who can finish a bottle per visit to KFC.

Why not anymore? Well, after thinking logically that chilli should be spicy, i was wondering how come I can finish 1 whole bottle without sweating or feeling spicy. Then came advices from friends that i should cut down because it is full of preservatives, colorings and flavoring.

A friend even said 'After you die, your organs would be preserved for the next 10 years'. But i was not freaked out after listening to that; in fact i was thinking to myself "wah, i can be in the museum one day!" hahaha!

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Somehow, I dont really favour Tomato Sauce that are sold on the rack. They taste fake and abit 'geli'. I'm still a chilli sauce fanatic in my heart! haha! High 5 to all chilli sauce fans out there, yeay! *piak!

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Cili Padi

This is something familiar huh? Something most of us fear of. Something that makes us miserable upon getting contact with the sensitive tongue. CILI PADI!

Same as most of you, this is the 1st time around I see a round chilli. Or have u seen before? According to my dad, this round chilli is even spicier than cili padi! yea rite... i dont believe.

Fyi, I didnt snap this pic in the market or any chilli farm. It was taken right here in my home! There were so much that i thought my mum got a place at our local pasar malam to sell chilli! hahahah!

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The source of Chilli sauce.

One whole basket of chilli. Eat 365 days oso cannot finish! *sweat

Btw, my dad is from the agriculture industry. He's a research officer who used to work with MARDI. But now he's with a private company selling manure. And therefore, he always get free vege and fruits in bulk! hahaha love him so much! (am waiting for his next trip to the dragon fruit farm! yeay!)

So, what's in the basket of Chilli.

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Clockwise from upper left.

1. Though round, it's the spiciest of all.
2. Dark green one is an unripe cili padi, light green different species.
3. Red one - Ripe cili padi.
4. Black seeds in the chilli indicates lack of Calcium and Boron.
* Source Info: my father, who speaks in a language i seldom understand.

So, for city kids who have never seen how home-made chilli sauce is made. Here's a brief explanation on how the ever-so-yummy sauce is made.

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Firstly, soak them an hour or two before u plan to move your potato ass from the couch. (Nowadays, all vegetation are very high in pesticides. They wouldnt look so nice and flawless if not for the pesticide spraying every single morning from the 1st flower it bears until it is harvested. Especially chilli and tomato.) Soak them long!

Secondly, when u've got the patience already. Use the knife and cut off the stalk/head.

WARNING: Do not contact your hands with any other part of your body, especially your eyes. Miserable crying may occur.

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Clockwise from upper left.

1. Chilli with garlic. Put to taste.
2. Chilli with ginger. Put to taste.
3. Blend them till it becomes chilli paste.
4. Reddish one is with garlic. Brownish red is with ginger. Mum says it wouldnt be tasty if both ginger and garlic were mixed together.

Next, add vinegar to the paste and mix thoroughly, depending on the taste and viscosity u want. Store them in whatever tupperware your family is fond of storing. ie: kaya bottle, peanut butter bottle, ayamas chilli bowl or taufufa bowl.

Finally, before serving, mix the chilli sauce with sugar and lime to taste. Guaranteed satisfaction! SYOK!

For this basket of chilli that me and my mum made, it gave us a shock. It was freaking spicy! i only tried a lil (2mm x 2mm), and within 5 seconds it was as though the King of Hell slashed my tongue with a samurai! and within 13 seconds, beads of sweat formed around my face! Now i believe my dad's word.

My poor mum, who took up my challenge when i said 'u try 1st, I'll try after u' had a miserable time. She took like half a tea spoon of it. Immediately, she grab hold of a green apple nearby and sink her teeth into them, followed by yells of 'aiyooooooooooooooooooooo so hot! so hot!' hahahhahaha

Nothing could help. Apple, warm water, chocolate... cant fight off the spiciness of our very own malaysian chilli. For all the trouble, just buy from the racks la hor? But i think once awhile, you gotta SPICE UP YOUR LIFE and live it to the fullest!

*sob sob.... as i bite on my piece of KFC with home-made chilli.



  • Wah.. I am the first!!

    Damn hot leh.. I see liao also I sweat.. you should DHL me the cili paste. Let the chilli queen taste,then I tell you the verdict!

    By Anonymous Gina, at March 25, 2007 9:25 PM  

  • homemade chilli paste sounds good!

    also nando's collection. =)

    By Blogger cyber-red, at March 25, 2007 10:00 PM  

  • tomato sauce for life! =P

    haha i'm a real wimp when it come to spicy stuff. my grandpa says i'm an embarassment coz he eats real hot curry everyday T_T

    By Blogger Jen, at March 26, 2007 2:44 AM  

  • I love chilli! Really that hot anot? Bring some la, lemme try :P Haven't tried those round ones b4 leh... next time you come to PJ bring some okie...

    By Anonymous sue, at March 26, 2007 11:36 AM  

  • perhaps u shud try sugar-water or high-fat milk... hehe... me and ms. B wanna try the chili paste that u made leh... =p~ KFC with home-made chili? no no... i prefer to be in the museum. hahahaha...

    By Anonymous Mr. B, at March 26, 2007 9:03 PM  

  • Too bad i cannot eat spicy food.....
    sobx !

    By Anonymous ellone, at March 27, 2007 2:25 PM  

  • haha!! very nice pic. raised up my temptation adi... hehe.. can i have one bottle free of home-made? maybe aunty should make her own business.. hehe:P

    By Anonymous ceanne, at March 28, 2007 8:49 AM  

  • Gina: Congrats! u r the 1st! too bad u didnt get the 1st in class back in school days! hahaha... i dont think DHL would do it for u, it will hurt their postman!

    cyber-red: hey hey, i love nando's too. One day we should go for makan. Nando's, so be it!

    Jen: eeee, tomato sauce fa. Uek uek! not only your grandpa, even me, am dissapointed and embarassed by you. :( hahahahha

    sue: dunwan la, later u have problems in the washroom the next morning. u stay PJ where? me at subang airport, so near.

    Mr. B: dudesssss, i dunwanna die young because of sugar-water/high-fat milk ok? I'd help frame u and ms. B up when u two kick the buckets hahahha

    ellone: jor.... why so kesian wan? *pats on the shoulder. U r missing out one of the best things in life la. then how do u eat KFC? just plain?

    ceanne: hey u! nice seeing u around again. Free one bottle for u ar? u come my house and wash dish for 30 days 1st, can? ahhahha kidding la. i really think i should get my mum a place at the pasar malam near my house.

    By Blogger Kampungkai, at March 29, 2007 10:13 PM  

  • Don't play play ah! This madame last time in school always top 3 one okay! Heheheh. No joke!

    By Anonymous gina, at April 02, 2007 4:03 PM  

  • Wah interesting story about chillis.

    So what happened to all the home-made chilli paste you and your mom made?

    By Anonymous Che-Cheh, at April 04, 2007 11:17 AM  

  • yo there ... interesting blog u hav here!

    By Blogger Patchay, at April 14, 2007 7:53 PM  

  • wah seems so tasty! lazat sial!!!

    i'm an ultimate chilli lover. hv cili padis in my every meal: soup, rice, mee, maggi mee, u name it. no cili padis really can die u know!

    u shud consider giving out those chilli sauce for free! looks so heavenly i tell u!

    By Blogger kyh, at April 28, 2007 6:12 PM  

  • This one is really special.... I did check out some food network recipes but this one is something which I want to go for. Sounds pretty simple one with great taste!

    By Anonymous aquabot, at September 28, 2007 5:21 PM  

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