The other day I took a day off from work. It's good to take a day off once in a while to rest my mind. Besides, my parents were coming for a visit and I wanted to get a head start on the weekend cooking. So what else, I went ingredient shopping. But I got distracted and detoured because something caught my eye.
Muahahahaha!!! You know, when I was in kindergarten 100 years ago, my play group was always banned from playing with Play-Doh. Why? Because my group was the noisiest and naughtiest. No, no, don't look at me! I was the timid quiet one but unfortunate to be part of that delinquent play group. So I never had the chance to play with Play-Doh until now :(
I used to gaze longingly at the colorful Play-Doh wishing that I could play with it too. Those lucky (well behaved) classmates got to make all sorts of things with Play-Doh. The only thing I got from the Play-Doh was the distinct smell. I wonder if it still smells like that.
I know I am too old to sit here and play. The staff would freak out if they see an auntie sitting down and demanding to play with Play-Doh. If they want to chase me away, I will remind them that I have the financial dough to buy the Play-Doh. Hah!
But errrr....one set costs RM99.90. So I will just look-see-look-see only.
Kids these days have it good compared to my time. They have macam-macam (all sorts) of toys to amuse them.
Then I saw something that amused me and I had a chuckle.
Geez! Cake Mountain!
They also have "cupcakes".
And even "frosting". All these for the aspiring little baker. Hmmm...
Good heavens! "Ice cream" too! What a hoot! If I were 8 years old, I would throw a tantrum and insist I want a set. But no. No chance of that happening. My mum would give me her killer stare and I would retreat quietly into a little corner. hah...hah...hah...
Sorry. This is a major digression. How did I get from cabbage to Play-Doh? OK, back to my auntie reality. Play-Doh does not feature in my world.
This cabbage stir fried with dried prawns is my favorite way, in fact only way to fry cabbage. I like cabbage and I can even eat it raw in salads or as ulam.
Well, I have already talked too much today about, of all things, Play-Doh. So here is the very simple recipe in case you have not tried this before.
Stir Fried Cabbage with Dried Prawns
Recipe source : Phong Hong
- half a small cabbage, cut into smaller pieces
- 2 tbsp dried prawns, soaked and rinsed
- 6 cloves garlic, roughly minced
- a bit of salt
- fish sauce to taste
1. Heat oil in a wok and fry garlic.
2. Add some salt and continue to fry until garlic is slightly browned and fragrant.
3. Add dried prawns and fry until fragrant.
4. Add cabbage and stir fry until cabbage of tender but still crunchy.
5. Season with fish sauce and serve hot.