w/c Monday 23 November 2020
We haven’t visited Malaysia for a while (culinarily or, indeed, actually) so I feel that a trip is long overdue!
What an extraordinary fusion of cultures, sights, sounds, tastes and smells! Hot, humid, hedonistic, loud and colourful. The children were initially wary of the unfamiliar menu options and slightly overwhelming street food experience but quickly warmed to the flavours of peanut, coconut and spices. They were soon competing with each other to see who could eat the most satay (the record was 15!).
It is high time that I reprised some of the delicious dishes we enjoyed in the Just Add Parsley kitchen.
(1) Prawn Laksa
(2) Dal (not exactly bumiputera but since Malaysia is a such a complex, fused culture and since I’m cooking Dal anyway, I thought I would offer it).
Salads: (£6.50 large/4.50 small)
(1) Malaysian noodle salad with a spicy lime, peanut & chilli dressing (delicious with satay – see below)
Again, not exactly “on theme” I will also have available:
(2) my ever popular roasted sweetcorn slaw and
(3) puy lentils will peas, broad beans & artichokes
Tart: (£16 whole/£9 half) Crab, ginger, coconut & lime
Supper: (£12 for 2, £22 for 4 or £5 per head for more)
(1) Chicken Massaman curry
(2) Satay & peanut sauce (choose from chicken, vegetable or prawn satay) – £2 each generous skewer)
Pie: (£6.50 per individual pie) My take on a Malaysian curry puff. Baked not fried and filled to the brim with curried chicken, potatoes & beans.
Energy bars (£1.50 each)
Granola (£5.50 for 350g)
Please order in your usual way by 8pm on Tuesday 24th. Everything will be ready for collection or delivery on the afternoon of Thursday 26th or on Friday 13th. Deliveries to Duncombe School or in the Hertford area will be made on the morning of Friday 27th.
Please notify me of any allergies or dietary requirements at the time of ordering.