What would a dish without spices? I am sure that the answer is ... too plain a.k.a boring......... !! And it's true that spices enrich our food and our lives, too. That's why I include assorted spices below, just to make sure that your life is not too plain or too bored to live.............

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Buah kluwek or keluak nuts are a type of nut that is actually a seed. The oily, hard-shelled seeds resemble to Brazillian nuts. The meaty seeds are edible only after the poisonous hydrocyanic acid is removed by soaking and boiling them in water. Fermented keluak nuts become chocolate-brown, greasy and very slippery. Cooked seeds are used in a number of popular Malaysian and Indonesian dishes.