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.Diary.Nie's Gallery
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.