Today being Sunday is spent mostly at home after visiting the Kaamatan festival last week. Actually the Kaamatan open house at the federal level is on at the Padang Merdeka now in Kota Kinabalu but it should be better for the tourist and outstation people to attend it.
This morning as usual I went to the Sunday market bought bamboo shoot to make one of my favourite bamboo shoot soups. Usually I will cook it with pork but today I opted for a kampung chicken cut in big pieces with the skin removed. I was charged fifty sen for the skin removed. For just a simple dish of fresh bamboo shoot and kampong chicken costs me almost twenty ringgit. The chicken cost RM15.50 and the bamboo shoot RM4.00 and before we reared kampong chicken and look for the bamboo shoot, it should have been free.
I was tempted to buy the sambal chili which looked as appetizing as it is used as a condiment or as a side dish and it can be very hot for the uninitiated.
Me : Sambal apa ini?
Towkay : Sambal Chili dicampur dengan tomato serta udang.
Me : Pedas kah?
Towkay : Boleh tahan … pedas.
Me: Bagi satu mau cuba.
Usually a sambal paste does not really taste so hot compared to this one. This sambal is really very hot which does not suit me at all. I will try to add a couple of lime juice to offset the hot taste or otherwise it will end up in the dustbin. The bamboo shoot soup dish will wait as I skipped my lunch today. Enjoy the pictures.