Monday, August 3, 2020

Belulang cook in Spicy Coconut Milk (Masak Lemak Cili Api)

This will be my biggest challenge in blog writing, cause am gonna be translating Belulang Masak Lemak Api into English. Sigh…. So here goes.
Banghuris is a name representing three villages namely Kampung Bukit Bangkong, Kampung Hulu Chuchoh and Kampung Hulu Teris. The reason I was initially fascinated with Banghuris is because of the bamboo groove, this was until I learn about this unique delicacy called Belulang Masak Lemak Api Putih or Belulang with Spicy Coconut Milk (without the usual use of turmeric). It is said that belulang is a popular Javanese-Malay communities cuisine in some part of Selangor.

3 months of drying process

Direct fire grilling 

First, let us all learn about belulang (this is new to me as well yah).

Belulang is a cow skin that went thru tedious procedure (in this order) cleaning the skin, 3 months of drying process, direct fire grilling, scraping off burnt skin, stewing for few hours to soften the cow skin before cooking it into a dish such as sambal tauhun (glass noodle chili/sambal dish), masak taucu (fermented soybean dish), masak asam (spicy tamarind dish/sour and spicy dish) and many more.

Scraped belulang/cow skin

Stewed for few hours till the belulang soften
Then come the cooking process. This is the easy part, so fret not guys… It is the standard masak lemak cili api recipe minus the turmeric.
Belulang (cow skin) – cut it in a strip of approximately 2 inch/5cm (you can buy it from store these day)
Salt and sugar to taste
1 cup  of water (boiled water at room temperature)
1 cup of coconut milk
2 stalks lemongrass
1 keping asam gelugur (1 piece of dried sliced tamarind for the sourish taste)
To grind/blend
3 inch of turmeric 
20 birds-eye chilies (depending on how well you tolerate spicy food)
How to cook
1. Stew the belulang with plain water till they soften, remove the water and dry the belulang
2. Mix the grinded/blended ingrendient with water, lemongrass and cook till it simmers
3. Once it is cooked, add the coconut milk, dried sliced tamarind and salt to taste. If it is too spicy, add abit of sugar (just a little bit)
4. Make sure you kept stirring it (5mins or so) so that the coconut milk won’t get overcooked and spill out
5. Turn off the fire once it is fully cooked

Belulang cook in Spicy Coconut Milk (Belulang Masak Lemak Cili Api)

The Javanese population Tanjung Karang, Sabak Bernam, Kuala Selangor, Kelang, Banting and Sepang. They still uphold and practices their Javanese culture and customs, hence it is common to see unique Javanese-Malay delicacy at these districts and one good example is the belulang dish that I sampled.

Kitakan Sekampung Fam Trip is in collaboration with UPENS (Unit Perancangan Negeri Selangor), Tourism Selangor and all its sponsors with #GayaTravel as media coordinator.

HL Dragon Fruit Eco Farm, Sepang


I want to go! I want to go!
Raising my hand high up when I knew that the fam trip will be to Banghuris.Simply because I want to check out the bamboo groove lah. But then I saw something interesting, dragon fruit farm. Hemmm…. The fam trip is getting even more interesting now.

I mean, I’ve seen the dragon fruit before, despite the fact that it is not up close and personal but jadi lah kan. Idok ler blur tak tau how the tree looks like. But to go to the farm with them dreadlock leaves, how cool will that be kan. BUT guess what, I was in for a big surprise for I did not only learn about the tree, I also learn about the fruit by-product. Interesting huh!??! Continue reading tau…. Don’t stop (sambil adjusting my glasses).
I have videos in my Instagram explaining about the tree, you just click and swipe yah.
Before I proceed explaining on the fruit, we first need to learn about the tree and flowers and leaf cos this tree is complicated much. Tsk tsk tsk…

Leaf (or is it a branch? Confuse jugak ni, hemmm…) that grows root, you can actually cuts the leaf/branch and plant it root downward ie. into the soil. A new tree will come to life (ta daaa…). Each leaf/branch has spines, and flowers few from these spines. You must be wondering what is the different between a thorn and a spine right, well thorns develop from shoot, whereas spines are from the leaf.
The flowers will bloom for one night and once it withers, fruit will begin to form.
Here’s a question, jeng jeng jeng… How do tell the different between a white-flesh and red-flesh Dragon Fruit? Round = Red-flesh and Oval = White-flesh. There is also yellow dragon fruit, if you are wondering what colour is the flesh, well... it's white.

You can learn all about dragon fruit at HL Dragon Fruit Eco Farm, a good place for kids (and adult) to learn about this unique fruit. It is the first dragon fruit ecotourism farm as well as the first dragon fruit themed restaurant. Here at HL Dragon Fruit Eco Farm one will get to experience planting dragon fruit tree, plucking fresh dragon fruit and hands-on farming activities. Aside from this, one also get to try dragon fruit themed food and drinks such as juices, smoothies and tea. As for food, the café is pretty creative as you can sample Jumbo Dragon Bun which is a local flavour curry chicken wrapped with dragon fruit bread, dragon fruit rice, salad, mashed potatoes with dragon fruit gravy, prawn serves with dragon fruit sauce and many more.


You need to come here to experience it all!
HL Dragon Fruit Eco Farm
Lot 7608, Jalan Besar Batu Satu
Sepang, Selangor

Kitakan Sekampung Fam Trip is in collaboration with UPENS (Unit Perancangan Negeri Selangor), Tourism Selangor and all its sponsors with #GayaTravel as media coordinator.

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