Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Vogue-U Potion - Direct from Farm, Oh My Lovely Mak Siti!!!

May Peace Be With You.....

Salam Ramadan to all...... wow how fast time flies and today is already the 14th day of Ramadan. May we all have a blessed Ramadan. InsyaAllah. Ameen.

OK the above post title could be quite misleading.... hehe. Well actually Mak Pah wanted to introduce the herbs and spices for cooking, under the name of Mak Siti produced by Nasuha Herbs and Spices Sdn Bhd.... remember the post about the farm a few weeks ago.... (http://vogue-u.blogspot.com/2010/08/vogue-u-potion-sprinkles-of-herbs-and.html).

Introducing the range of Mak Siti Herbs and Spices

FYI, Mak Pah did not buy the herbs and spices for cooking direct from Nasuha Farm, but came across the sachets while scrutinizing the spices counters in Tesco Hypermarket in Johor a very long time ago, without realising they were from Nasuha farm. It's only after watching 1 programme in M'sia's TV3 channel, that I got to know about Nasuha Farm and fell in love with their organic herbs and spices. The best part they not only came in big packaging, but also in sachet packets as well, which is suitable for 1-time cooking, whereby you don't have to bother to keep the balance powder into a container for future use or wondering how much to put into your cooking if you buy the bigger packaging type. BTW, behind each sachet, they also have print out of recipes, but of course you may choose to do your style of cooking too.

Come let me introduce to you what I have stock up in my kitchen........

They came in 2 types of spread, the powdered type and the bagged type (Malays called them "punjut" or "bunjut")

Here's the powdered range. They are packed in 25 gram each.

Soup Spices Powder - suitable to cook with any kind of meat.... just boil the meat till tender, then drop in onions and ginger (garlic is optional for soups), pour the whole sachet of spices. Add in any vegetables like potatoes, carrot and celery. Garnish with fried shallots and sliced coriander leaves. Also suitable for vegetarian soup!!!

Spices for cooking soto noodles, rice cake soto, can be chicken shredded soto or meat soto, up to your preferance. Mak Pah normally add about 1 whole chicken, with slices of onions and ginger, some chopped or pounded garlic, 1 or 2 kafir leaves, about 2 to 3 liters of water, 2 tablespoon of salt and 1 or 2 sachets of the Soto powdered spice. Boil till chicken or meat is tender. For chicken, you need to take it out and shred the meat before serving. To serve, lay a handful of parboiled noodles (any type, bee hoon, yellow noodles, kway teow, laksa), with a bit or handful of beansprouts (can be raw or parboiled), lay shredded chicken meat, pour in the soup and garnish with chopped chinese celery and fried shallots, and also black small chillies sauce (blend a cup of dark soya sauce with a handful of brid's eye chillies and 1 garlic). Some people like to serve with potato balls or potato cutlets (well it's optional)

Mix spices for soya sauce fish (any kind of fried fish), very easy to prepare and recipe is indicated at the back of the sachet. However Mak Pah finds this sachet is too full of spices, so it's best to add more water to dilute the spices evenly. Nevertheless it's still quite tantalizing.

Mak Pah finds this soya sauce meat spices powder is more suitable for chicken. I did try cooking beef soya sauce, but still prefer the chicken version. Well you should try and rate it yourself then. Recipe is also stated behind the sachet.

OK now let me introduce to you the bag type. They came in 10 grams per sachet. Normally for those who prefer lighter version of soups.

Bag Soup sachet - suitable for all kinds of poultry, seafood or vegetables. With addition of either sliced onions and ginger (garlic is optional) and 1 litre of water, with a pinch of salt and pepper.... voila you get a soup for the day....

This is the lighter version of Soto soup. Recipe can follow the powdered type above but lesser water, probably 1 litre only.

King of Soup - also suitable for any kind of soup for poultry, seafood and vegetables.

If not mistaken there is 1 more sachet which is not in my kitchen pantry now. I think it's the Bone Soup Spices (Rempah Sup Tulang). Well they come in many colours and packaging, so it's up to user to choose wisely. As for Mak Pah, I will only stock up the sachets each time I shop at Tesco Hypermart. I'm not sure whether other supermarkets in Malaysia carries the Mak Siti products. Maybe can venture as well.

Last but not least, meet my partner in "crime" each time I go to Tesco........

My youngest niece.... so vain taking a shot with a bunch of flowers for VU's readers.

K all, happy trying out Mak Siti's spices for a spice of your life...hehe

Lots of Luv..... Mak Pah


Shopaholic Mama said...

Mak Pah, sedap tak, like.... betul-betul sedap tak? hahaha, what a question but really if sedap, then I shall try it!

Mak Pah Vogue said...

hahahaha.... Ann you make me laugh. ok my recommendations will be the anything for soups including the rempah soto. as for rempah masak kicap, i prefer the one for poultry. the one for fish, i find it too "herbally", unless you cut down the quantity to 1/2 sachet, maybe better. the best part it's organic dear and senang nak simpan in satchets.... bila nak masak just open 1 satchet jer.