Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bekwoh Gulai Kawah di padang pasir

I've heard of gulai kawah before, I know it's a Kelantanese dish but I'd never seen or tasted it. When I heard there would be a bekwoh gulai kawah in this desertland, I surely wouldn't want to miss the opportunity of seeing and tasting it.



For this gulai kawah, we came all the way from Dubai to another emirate of the UAE, that was Ajman, on Friday last week. Gulai kawah was not the sole purpose, the main reason of going there was actually to attend a farewell ceremony of our My-UAE Pro President (it's a Malaysian society in the UAE).

Berbekalkan dua bilah pisau pemotong serta anak-anak berbekalkan bantal-bantal busuk dan comforter, maka menujulah kami ke destinasi yang dituju. Tengok tu budak 3 orang ni kalau nak travel jauh sikit mulalah buat kereta tu macam bilik hotel bergerak. Apit siap bawa kengkawan dia Bumble (bunny) and Eddy (the blue elephant). Hmm sukahati laa...
Mr A and Mrs S's abode. Thanks so much for your hospitality. (Maaf baru perasan gambar rumah ada, gambar tuan rumah lupa nak ambil)

So, the gulai kawah together with fried chicken and fish were prepared through gotong-royong just like a kenduri back in our kampung - from cutting the meat up to serving the food. Being far away from home, it was really great watching the gotong-royong spirit among Malaysians here.


Whike the men were showing off their hidden cooking talents, the ladies were busy in the kitchen cutting fruits and kuih-muih. There were just many, many fruits and delicacies brought by other Malaysians who came. Each and everyone did not come with tangan kosong. Name it what Malaysian local delicacies that were not there - karipap, kole kacang, putu ayu, kuih koci, bubur kacang, puding jagung, agar-agar pandan, agar-agar kacang merah, kuih sagu dan seri muka - all heavenly irresistible especially for those who live abroad like us! Dapatlah hilang rindu pada kuih-muih tradisional. There were also carrot cake, puffs, donuts and chocolate cake.

At the end of the day, the serving tables were more than full with many varieties of yummilicious Malaysian dishes and delicacies. Ikan masin, petai dan jering pun ada...jangan marra...So, that's the delicious gulai kawah. Now only I know gulai kawah tastes like beef curry but a little bit sweeter and undeniably delicious.


Sesi makan-makan dan penyampaian cenderahati to Mr President and another Malaysian who are leaving for good.

These are only some of those many who turned up that night. It was real fun!
p/s- Errr what is bekwoh anyway?


9 comments:

QiStinA's said...

mcm kenduri kat kampung2 yek..seronok.. btw, tak silap bekwoh is kenduri kecik...he..he.. kalau tak silap le..ha..ha

mother of two said...

tapi kak... saya bawak tangan kosong ajer... boleh?

domestic engineer said...

Ha'ah mcm kenduri kat kampung, memang seronok Moi. Cuma bezanya takda adegan melatah mcm makcik2 kat kampung tu hahaha...

domestic engineer said...

Org yg dtg tangan kosong tu nampaknya kena buat bekwoh lain kat umah dia...boleh? he he...

Mahfuzah Azahari said...

Bekwoh is a kelantanese word that means Kenduri..:)

domestic engineer said...

Oic...ya lor forgot u're 'half Kelantanese'...Thanks.

KakChik said...

assalamualaikum sis, i was googling and came across your blog, interesting! and FYI bekwoh is actualli BIG WORK aka kenduri, Kelantanese have improvised the eng word to suit their dialect.

domestic engineer said...

Waalaikumusalam KakChik, Thanks! :-) Mmg hebat Kelantanese ni yek mengKelantankan English he he...appreciate d info.

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