Lamoni Rice & Congkak


17th July 2011 @ Penjara Kajang (Alia's aunt's house)
Yesterday became the first time ever I gave a try on Lamoni Rice....it may sound like lemons or lemonade to you...but it's nothing to do with those ingredients. Now I've realized that there are plenty of Malaysian foods out there that I've never tasted and even known about. Huh....I should read more on my own country's food, instead of other countries....Dear me!
Well, below is the sample of lamoni leaves from South-land of Peninsular Malaysia. Yes, lamoni is a name of a three....and its leaves are one of the great herbs in Malaysia...it's believed as an anti-aging herb, you know! Those who consume lamoni leaves regularly will look younger than their real age...(really??!!). Instead of consuming the leaves as a food flavour, we can also boil the lamoni leaves and use the water to bath. It can beautify your skin....haha...just believe it! To make lamoni rice, you have to blend the leaves and add it into your rice cooker while cooking the rice...that's all!
The lamoni rice can be served with sambal bilis (anchovy curry) or udang masak merah (fried prawn in sweet-spicy red curry)....
I had a chance to play congkak...this is one of Malaysian's traditional games. What a shame that this is also my first time playing it....haha. This was when I played congkak with a 6-year-old girl, Irdina. I won of course! (Haha...I cheated on the game...the girl's actually talented than me..)
Wikipedia- CONGKAK
Congkak, which is mostly played by girls, has simple rules that allow the boards to have different numbers of holes. The word congkak is believed to originate from old Malay "congak", meaning "mental calculation" which is mainly practiced in this game. It is regarded that an efficient player who mentally calculates a few steps in advance will have an advantage in collecting points to win the game.

The game ends, when a player has no seeds in his holes at the start of his turn. The remaining seeds are awarded to his opponent.

The objective of the game is to capture more seeds than one's opponent.


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3 comments:

alia kamal said...

haha.. nini main tipu!

u're very funny kot while playing..hahaha

maryamawaddah said...

salam..
kak nini oi..hehe
kak nini..nanak gmbar yg kite ambik same2 tu..yg tutop mate tu pon nk jugak! hehe..boleh la..boleh la..boleh la..

Ninie said...

Alia = that's what we call a SPECIAL SKILL...to cheat...lol
Mawaddah = sorry, x sempat...ok, will be uploading soon okay!!!