Monday, 31 October 2016

Daging Masak Hitam


Finally. Mr Arthur Wee, this here is my Daging Masak Hitam cooked using the ready made paste that you kindly sent all the way from Sibu. Thank you again, sir! This masak hitam turned out superb!


I referred to Elin's post on how to go about it. What I did before cooking was marinate 400g of beef with one tub of the paste. Since the beef was cold from the fridge, I let it stand to marinate for about an hour.


When ready to cook, I heated some oil and sauteed one stalk of lemongrass and one sliced onion until fragrant. Then I poured in the marinated beef and sauteed briefly.  The smell was wonderful!

I transferred the whole lot into the slow cooker as I did not want to keep watching over the stove and risk burning the dish. 


I did not add any water because from experience, the meat will release juices and I did not want a runny dish. A few hours later I was rewarded with this beautiful masak hitam beef. Wow. It was delicious. There was no need to adjust for seasoning because everything was just right.


I have two more tubs of the precious paste and these will be reserved for a special occasion.

36 comments:

  1. Oh my! Oh my! It looks so good! Beautiful! Now you have a taste of Sarawak's own masak hitam. Nice, eh? Saving the rest? When is the expiry date?

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    1. It was splendid! So aromatic and so very tasty. The expiry date is sometime 2017 I think. I enjoyed it to the max!

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  2. Saya suka makan daging masak hitam..lawan dgn ns beriani..pergggg mantap

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    1. Kena masak nasi beriani pulak nih hee..hee..

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  3. The best way to cook anything is the "cheat's" way....fast and easy, especially when it comes to dishes that require the assembly of a spice paste....too much work. I'm all for this kind of cooking...as long as it tastes good, who cares! ^_*

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    1. I used to think that using ready made pastes was cheating and does not give me the satisfaction of achieving that "I made it from scratch" bragging rights. But hey, if the paste is good and saves loads of time, so what? Yes, I am embracing the "cheating" method hah..hah..

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  4. Thumb up to your Daging Masak Hitam...

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  5. Mmmmmmmmmmm, I would love to try your daging masak hitam. Must taste so wonderful! STP is so kind to send you 3 tubs of the paste.

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    1. Yes, lovely this masak hitam. That paste is worth it's weight in gold :)

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  6. sedapnya nampak tu PH
    kaknoor jarang guna paste semuanya homemade heee
    tapi paste lebih cepat kan

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    1. Kak Noor punya lagi asli sebab paste buat sendiri. PH selalunya tak gemar pakai paste sebab macam tak ada kepuasan yang kita buat sendiri. Tapi kalau paste tu berkualiti dan menjimatkan masa, boleh lah pakai sekali-sekala.

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  7. Hi Phong Hong..
    I guessed kat Spore ni tak ada jual paste nikan..
    kat mana ada jual eh..only in Sarawak ke?..
    Memang your daging masak hitam look so sedapp..:)

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    1. Hi Ayu! Saya tak pasti kalau ada di jual selain dari Sarawak. So far tak nampak di supermarket kat tempat PH. Paste ni memang bagus sebab masak hitam ni sangat sedap.

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  8. Wonder how does it tastes like?

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    1. It taste fantastic! Very aromatic and is salty and slightly sweet.

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  9. Daging masak hitam, Sarawak's specialty. I love it. Beef must be tender and the gravy is thick with burst of sweetness and saltiness.

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    1. My first time tasting it and it was love at first taste!

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  10. Phong Hong Cheh Cheh...postage from East Msia is very expensive leh...you are one lucky lady! I searched for the paste in KL, couldn't find!

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    1. Ya, previously I tried looking for the paste after trying the Sarawak Laksa paste. If go to Sarawak must borong the whole lot :D

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  11. Looks really "sedap"! Definitely can eat with extra rice! :D

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  12. Oops, posted too quickly! So easy and delicious!!

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    1. Super easy and tasted as if I slaved for hours preparing the spice paste hee..hee...

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  13. Too bad I don't eat beef, but from the look of it, it does look tasty and delicious, so nice of STP to send you the paste

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    1. It's very tasty and goes so well with plain rice.

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  14. Daging Masak Hitam is a Sarawak speciality! It certainly wasn't, not that I know of when I was a nipper in Kuching. I am missing lots 😔

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    1. Well, if you find yourself coming down this way you must take the opportunity to make up for lost time tasting all these wonderful food!

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  15. Haha.... no reason to skip cooking. Ready paste now everywhere.
    10 minit dah boleh makan kan PH...

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    1. Betul tu, Hainom. Makes life easier :)

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  16. Wow! Looks so delicious! The ready made paste makes everything so easy but the problem is we can't find the paste here.

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    1. Ya, I tried looking for it but no luck :(

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