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Saturday, 4 August 2012

Mummy's Coleslaw


My mother is an advocate of salads. Back home, every meal is accompanied by a salad, be it coleslaw, potato salad or my mother's version of the French Salad. My mother pairs the salads with the main dishes quiet well. For instance, coleslaw and potato salad compliments her curries or other spicier dishes. The milder dishes are often paired with the French Salad. Even when there is a stir fry dish, the salad still makes its appearance. Strange but true.

My Mother's version of the coleslaw sometimes contain hard boiled eggs and green peas. Being the Terengganu people that we are, she even adds our local herbs, the daun kesum (laksa leaves) and daun selasih (local basil). I put unconventional stuff into my coleslaw too, like cucumbers and crushed garlic. I know the chefs at Le Cordon Bleu will throw stones at me but it's ok. They don't know where I live.

Mummy's Coleslaw
Cabbage, shredded
Carrot, grated
Cucumber, cut into small cubes
Onion, chopped
Daun Kesum, finely sliced
Daun Selasih, finely sliced
Mayonnaise or salad cream

Method :
Put everything in a bowl and mix.

Cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, onions and herbs.
Our family all time preferred dressing for coleslaw.
All tossed and ready to serve.
Served with Mummy's chicken curry.





12 comments:

  1. Hi Phong Hong,

    Looks Delicious !!!

    Perfect presentation:)

    Keep up this good work Dear...

    www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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  2. sounds very healthy & inviting..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  3. This is a true combination of eastern&western food!My hubby loves coleslaw salad very much but I never have to make it becoz my mother-in-law will make it whenever she cooks western food for us

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    1. Jessie, next time you try it with curry. It's very nice!

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  4. This is my second favourites after the mashed potato in KFC! Of course we can make this coleslaw at home and it is so easy with the Heinz Salad Cream. My family so so so loves this Heinz Salad Cream!! I ate this since I was a young child!

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    1. That's great, Mel. When I was small I used to like hard boiled eggs with the Heinz salad cream.

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  5. it's such a wonderful thing that you get to learn so much of all these hand down recipes, each family has its very own way of preparing dish and yes, our locally grown herbs are just as tantalising, just like our kerabu, i like them very much!

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    1. Hi Lena, our home cooked meals and Mum's recipes should be preserved don't you think? I like the variations that my Mum does and I certainly learn quiet a bit from her.

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  6. Hi Phong Hong, your coleslaw look appetizing. Delicious combination and I like the daun selasih and daun kesum in it. Thanks for the recipe.

    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thanks for the compliments, Amelia. This is yummy and healthy stuff. You have a nice weekend too!

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