Ayam Buah Keluak

31 May 2021: So Long May2021

Fri: TGIF on this day in 1937, 84yrs ago! GoldenGateBridge in SanFrancisco, CA/USA was opened to traffic, trivial info on this last Fri of the month.  The last time there was at the Recommissioning of the USSMIssouri May1986 – another lifetime & a different person ago!

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Sat: tkx to AudreyW for visit and for this most delicious AyamBuahKeluak – chicken cooked with the nuts from the kepayang/PangiumEdule, a mangrove tree. The fresh fruit and seeds contain hydrogen cyanide and are deadly poisonous if consumed without prior preparation. Have not had this dish for a long while and could not wait till dinner, had to taste a bite and it is out of this world. It’s also one of the favorite dishes of SINs founding PM-LKY and his son, LHL who is now SINs PM.


The contents of the nut is dug out and sautéed with aromatics and seasonings, before it is stuffed back into the nuts. It is one of the most labour-intensive Peranakan dishes to prepare. Peranakan/Nyonya cuisine comes from the Peranakans, descendants of early Chinese migrants who settled in Penang, Malacca, Singapore and Indonesia, inter-marrying with local Malays. This unique cuisine found mainly in this part of the world combines Chinese, Malay, Javanese&other influences.
Coincidently managed to discovered via AudreyW’s FBchat that the yummy dish is made by LionelChee who was also responsible for the foods at the events I organized 2decades ago. The food then was delicious and still is after tasting it again. Glad to reconnect and now he has a take-away&delivery menu.
Sun: amazing that I can still enjoy these cut-flowers received a week ago – so snipping the bottom and changing water daily does help. Probably most important was that they were very fresh when purchased, tkx again Aileen & Adeline. Productive&quiet day, managed to order 3Bdays+1Anniversary gifts online from Wine&Country for Jun/Jul, not too exciting gifts for the flock, but better than a card!
Mon: honouring and in memory of those who died while serving in the US military on this Memorial Day.
Haircut with Helen@Roots/EliasMall – glad to get a decent short cut at the back of the head especially with this hot humid weather. Pix credits to Helen.
Marking the last day of this month with a scrumptious Peranakan dinner –  BeefReadang, NasiUlam, BluePeaRice, AyamBuahKeluak, AssamStingRay, ChapChye & DryLaksa, prepared by Lionel from CasaBomVentoExpress who I have not seen for 2decades. Tkx for delivery, nice to catch up and will definitely order the AssamStingRay again. Pix credits to Helen.
Tkx Calvin for this bike –  I think I should be able to keep it since it matches so well with my outfit – hahaha. Pix credits to Helen.

31May2021: WorldOmeter of COVID-19 deaths are as follow:

SIN/pop 5.6+mil in an area of 721SqKm – 33
SC/USA/pop 5+mil in an area of 82, 932SqKm – 9,732
Norway/pop 5.3+mil in an area of 365,268SqKm – 783

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