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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

325. My Bubur Pedas

Do you like 'Bubur Pedas'?

My family loves it. For the past couple of days Aya had been asking me to make her, 'Bubur Pedas'. It is tradition that we cooked this dish each fasting month (Ramadhan).

And I did. Yesterday.

But first I had to buy the 'Bubur Pedas' core ingredients or 'Sambal'. These are sold in packets in the 'Tamu Muhibbah' . And in Miri I would only find these sold in the old 'Tamu Muhibbah' which is situated next to the old Center Point. The new 'Tamu Muhibbah' is next to the MMC (Miri Municipal Council). You do find it there but not much, and when I buy it, I'd like first to smell the packet.

Why? because I will buy the ones with the most smell of 'Rempah' in them.

These 'sambal' of 'Bubur Pedas' usually consist of grounded rice, 'Jintan Manis' (Aniseed), 'Jintan Putih' (Cumin Powder) and many more other 'Rempah' (which I do not know very well). I wish I'd learned how to make my own 'Sambal Bubur Pedas' from my late aunty.

I hear that Sarawak aims to go places with its 'Sambal Bubur Pedas' or sometimes called 'Bubur Lambuk Pedas' following the success of its 'Kek Lapis' in the international market.

Anyway, the 'Sambal Bubur Pedas' that I bought looks like these. They are sold in packets of RM5 and RM2. I used 2 of these.

To cook, it is not as difficult as it seems, just blend 7 small shallots, 5 garlic and 3 tablespoons already blended dried chillies in an electric blender.

Saute all the blended ingredients in a pot.

Add in the 2 packets of the 'Sambal Bubur Pedas'.

As you stir, add in some water. It is important to let the 'Sambal Bubur Pedas' be well cooked and let the rice ingredients in it be well cooked too as this will thickens the 'bubur' or soup. In other words, as you add the other ingredients into it you will have to keep stirring with a ladle and keep adding water. This way you will avoid the bottom of the pot from overheating and get burnt.

There are many things that other cooks put in their 'Bubur Pedas' but I put these items in. All items were bought from the same old 'Tamu Muhibbah'.

And all items MUST be slices into small pieces.
Add all items one by one according to how long each take to cook. Don't forget to add water as you add an item.

Kulit Kaki Sapi (Skin of a cow's feet). I bought this already cleaned and boiled for RM2.

Young Corn RM2

3 pieces of Potatoes or half kilo for RM1.75

Wet Black Mushroom RM1

Long Bean RM1

1 Packet Minced Beef ( Only this I bought from Hj Mos Cold Storage) RM6.50

All the above added and done, next is optional, you can add some coconut milk. I added a packet of 'Cocolin' powdered coconut milk to my 'Bubur Pedas'.

Powdered Coconut Milk

As you keep stirring and adding water by now all the ingredients are well cooked.

Next most important item in a pot of 'Bubur Pedas' is adding thinly sliced 'Turmeric Leaves' in. This will gives the aroma of a good 'Bubur Pedas'.

Turmeric Leaves RM2

Finally, add salt and ajinomoto to taste.

This 'Bubur Pedas' contains all the healthy ingredients in it, like carbohydrate (potatoes) and the vegetables.

You can eat this on its own or with rice.

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TK said...

Dear Mak Isah..
Ive never heard of this bubur pedas before.Something that we don have here in Semenanjung.
Byknya ingredientsnya..
Cant imagine how doest it taste..but it sure looks yummylicious.

mira said...

Mama isah, miss u much.. huhu lama dah tak blog.. tiba2 check ada bubur pedas! haha yum yum! bubur pedas nie pedas tak? =) mira ada blog baru dah.. jual baju! heheheheh come check it out! we sell orang ulu crafts too! a

mira said...


GOO GAA GALLERY! hehehhehe..

reanaclaire said...

hmmm..i would love to try the bubur pedas... never tried before even though there is a malay canteen here.. :)

Alice Phua said...

Never knew there's such porridge as bubur pedas. I think it mus taaste good - I love hot and spicy food! Is the sambal mixture only sold in Sarawak?

Mommy Ling said...

Wow..lot of ingredients being added to make this bubur pedas. I bet the whole pot must been walloped till clean n clear..hehheheh

Puan Isah said...

TK...never? Its true, you don hve it in Semenanjung. It is a popular dish here in Sarawak especially during the puasa month. You can find it sold almost at all the Ramadhan bazaars. Iyer..memang byk ingredients, others might put some other stuffs but these are my basics.

It is pedas because I put a good amount of blended dried chillies (up to your taste) and it taste lemak, pedas and smells of some rempah in it.
And yes it is delicious (that is if you like this sort of taste) he he...

Panjang citer...I sempat send to Noormy at Marriot as she was working that day, so her colleague tasted some for the very first time. Next day I sent some food he was expecting again my 'bubur pedas' LOL..

Hugs :)

Puan Isah said...

Mira sweetie! long time no see :) miz u 2 he he... :p

Pernah makan bubur pedas tak? A'ah yang ni boleh tahan pedas nye.

wahhh..jual baju dan handicrafts? bagus tu! jap mak isah gi sana ek.


Puan Isah said...

Reanaclaire..you can try one spoon first he he...is it sold at your canteen?

Puan Isah said...

Alice Phua...yes do try it if you have the chance :) yes, I think as for now the sambal mixture only sold in Sarawak. But they are trying to do it commercially so maybe there are sold in special packets already.

See the packet here -

Puan Isah said...

Mommy Ling...walloped clean and clear it was indeed LOL...
My family has big appetite for this dish ha ha...

Anonymous said...

yummmyyyyyy...have you ever added midin in your bubur pedas? i liked it very much when midin apart from potato or carrot.

i bought my bubur pedas ingredient from kuching as i couldnt find it in miri (back then). now that you've mentioned in your blog, i sure know where to get it in the near future.

thank you for sharing and surprise awaits you soon ;)

CH Voon said...

pedas soup! i like.

i like spicy food!

mr_abs said...

laparrr diat. arrrgh

Puan Isah said...

You're much welcome M.Ladybird :) Midin? Ok, I will do that when I make Bubur Pedas the next time he he... Midin is one of my favorite vege too!
Yep, it's plentiful at the old Tamu Muhibbah this Puasa time.
Ha ha what surprise? :p

Stay cool!

Puan Isah said...

Wahh..CH Voon, did not know you like spicy food!
Great to know :)

Puan Isah said...

Mr Abs, Nang gaya nya bulan posa, laparrrrr....!

Merryn said...

i like spicy stuff but have never tried bubur pedas... shud be very appetizing eh? :)