Monday, July 23, 2007

Another great weekend adventures!!


I had another great weekend of adventures... i got to learn new stuff and my brother Athens came for visit yesterday!!..

First, i would like to introduce lotus seed that my grandmama brought back from her trip to Ipoh (northern side of Peninsular Malaysia)... Lotus seed are the seeds of beautiful Nelumbo (Lotus – a water flower) where it can be found floating on a dirty lake.

Normally you won’t see fresh lotus like in the picture below as they are commonly sold in a processed dried form. Most people do not know how to eat from the fresh lotus... as my mommy seeing someone just eat the green seed just like that without peeling off their skin...anyway.. below we shall share with u all how to eat them in fresh.....

And oh yes... they are famous in traditional Chinese medicine and as well as desserts (tong sui). I heard from grandmama that it is good in strengthen the spleen and relieve diarrhea.. good for kidney, keep the heart-fire and the kidney water in balance... tranquilize the mind.... and I do know that actually Lotus can be used as food from her flower, leaves, stems.. and now seeds!!.. But they are so pretty....


This is the fresh Lotus seed pods... not sure what does it actually call..But this is how it looks like before taken out the seeds....


Tear them off... in order to take out the seed...

Like this....


Ok... all seeds been taken out...

Peel off the green skin of the lotus seed...


Whoallaa... the seed is clean now in yellow whittish colour ... but
remember to remove the bitter taste germ (dark fresh green colour) from the seed


Now complete!.. eat the seed only... not much taste.. neutral and some a bit sweet...

And oh yes... i got to show this special food on my blog... Curry chicken Bread!!...The curry chicken and potatoes was wrapped in this giant bread, we need to cut the bread in order to eat.... I didn't get to eat the curry chicken but i got to eat the bread and it was simply good enough as the taste is so yummy... and i bet with the bread dip into the curry gravvy....oh it will be super delicious... smell so good too...


ok... i will update my blog with my brother Athens visit... and oh yes... thank you Amber Mae for the award of Yahoo.... yahoo..... rocking!!....

Oh.. i nearly forgot.. i should pass the award to another 5 super rockin cool dude...

Balboa
Ben Benjamin
Boo Boo Pug
Momo
Pacco



10 comments:

Pacco de Mongrel said...

tat lotus really looks beautiful, as i never seen a dissected lotus b4

PreciOus said...

Ah, my Mama would add the lotus seeds when she's making dessert. And the curry chicken bread is really yummy. We have one in Singapore too. Brand's 933. Is it the same as yours?

Snuggle,
Precious

Sparky said...

That Lotus sure is pretty!

Yay, you rock too! Of course, all bloggin' dogs rock!

Sparky

Amber-Mae said...

Oh yummy yum yum!! The chicken curry bread looks sooo delicious! I'm drooling all over the keyboard here... lol! And the lotus looks kinda weird. Are we doggies supposed to eat it too? I HOPE NOT!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Oscar Airedale said...

Oooh, that was interesting learning about the lotus seeds. And as for that curry bread, that just loks droolsome.

Licks
Oscar x

Maggie said...

What an interesting posting! I've only seen the drid lotus, just like you said - never in the green form! Cool!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Momo :) said...

Rossi, the picture of lotus is interesting. My hoomas have tried dumplings with lotus paste but we didn't know this is how it originally looks like. What a work to get the seed! :)

Thank you soooo much for the nomination. I am so excited to mention about it on my blog! Thank you thank you!!

Momo xoxo

Ben_Benjamin said...

Thanks handsome for this pawsome award. You are sure a rockin dog blogger. Oh talking bout the curry chicken bread, me & mom are drooling now....he seremban branch shop is just near by grandpa house.

Balboa & Mommy said...

WOW!!!!! I am sooo honored dude!!!! Thank you. I have to add to my blog now, ThANKS!!!!!!

Frenchie SNorts
Balboa

Lorenza said...

Hi, Rossi.
Those lotus seed look interesting. I've never seen them before! Did you have some??
That curry chicken bread looks simply delicious!! (My mom is drooling!)
Have a nice day rockin' friend!
Lorenza