Ep 7: Sambal Belacan


Kiki is forced to take drastic measures in order to get some hard cash. Meg finally accepts a lunch date with Zaid and finds she can’t quite handle his intense attentions. On her first freelance gig, Sabrina flirts with Amin, an intellectual that seems to be everything she longs for in a guy. 

Featured Guest Star

Khairil M. Bahar as Amin Zahari. Indie director Khai gets in front of the camera to play an intellectual that Sabrina has a crush on. Having gone through a few guys, Sabrina gets closer to the kind of guy she might actually want. Can one get turned on by food facts?

Director: Eunice Lau
Writer: Honey Ahmad
Cast: Nadia Aqilah Bajuri, Dawn Cheong, Chelsia Ng, Bront Palarae
Guest Stars: Khairil M. Bahar, Juliana Ibrahim
Genre: Drama
Time: 24.20

I hope you like it Spicy

The entire episode is named for the simplest of dishes, a condiment. Sambal Belacan is chillies pounded with belacan (fermented and smoked prawn cake) with a dash of lime so evocative of Malay and Nyonya meals. Zaid prepares for Meg what could very well come from her grandmother’s kitchen and the scents from her childhood awakens something primal in her. We like to think at that moment standing in Zaid’s kitchen, watching this man cook for her is when she starts to fall for him.

“A Good Masak Lemak can Win Hearts”

Here’s a simple Masak Lemak Udang. Chop 1 small pumpkin into chunks and bring it to a boil with 1 1/2 liter water. Pound 5 shallots, 2 inches fresh turmeric, 2 bird’s eye chillies and 1/2 cup anchovies into a paste. Once pumpkin is 2/3 cooke, add in paste and salt to taste. Let simmer gently. Add in one turmeric leaf, a dozen tiger prawns and one cup long beans. Turn stove low and slowly pour in 125ml coconut milk, stirring constantly. Add a bit more salt if needed. Now go get that girl…

Fantasy Cafe

We filmed a lot of our café scenes at Upstairs Café in Subang Jaya. Small, privately owned cafes like this are all over KL as popular hangout places and offer wifi and western themed food. Especially good here are their carrot cake and red velvet cupcakes. So if you’re in a mood for some romance in the ‘burbs’ check our Subang Jaya romantic restaurants.


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