Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pantai Remis

Cecilia, Celine and a Japanese couple and me started our journey to Pantai Remis at 11.15am from Ipoh.  We had my durian cake in the car on the way to our destination. It took us 1 hour and half to reach the fishing village, we reached there at about 12.45pm.  Cecilia took us to her usual station but we were disappointed because the fishermen did not go out to the sea as they were celebrating the Ghost Festival.  So turn to other stations but most of them also doing the same thing.  Finally we spotted a smaller station and saw the fishermen were busy unloading plastic boxes from a fishing boat, we stop our car and went down to what we can get..

The workers are sorting out the catch of the day.  When we went near we got disappointed again, only kembong fish(slimy mackerel) ,a few Spanish mackerel and prawns.  Finally I decided to buy 2 kg of slimy mackerel and the only 6 medium sized Spanish mackerel.  Cecilia bought 3 kg of Slimy mackerel . We agreed to buy 1 kg of slimy mackerel and 1 kg of prawn for our lunch later in the restaurant.
1 kg of slimy mackerel

1 kg of fresh big prawns
The lady boss of this station saw our disappointment, she was so kind that she advice us to go further in to another few station, we might be lucky that we can get what we wanted. We followed her instruction and direction we finally came to quite a big station, we saw 2 Malay lady sitting at a table, after chatting with them and one of the worker, we were advised to wait for 1/2 an hour for the fishing boat to come back. All of us were alright for the suggestion but all were hungry.  We lucky that we had some of my durian cake then.
Finally, the fishing boat has arrived, we were so excited, we got to wait for the workers to unload the catch then to sort them out from the prawns and the fishes ,next they have to separate the bigger fishes from the smaller fishes. All of us including the 2 Malay ladies and other customers were waiting eagerly and excitedly to get the limited catch.

A catch load of fresh fishes and prawns from a fishing boat just arrive from the sea. Finally I bought 1 kg of big prawns, some more Spanish mackerel.

The Spanish mackerel

 My friends also bought happily whatever they can get from this boat.  Satisfied with our shopping then adjourned to Cecilia's popular village restaurant.We wanted them to deep fry our slimy mackerel and steam the prawns. 

deep fried slimy mackerel

Simple steamed prawns
This is the most popular dish of this restaurant, the (fan sa wu) yam with sugar. Really good, the yam ,yummy.....
The second most popular dish is the fry prawn cake, you can see the numbers of shrimp in the cake, deep in chili sauce, soooo good.. All of us were so hungry that we snatched up all in just seconds, don't even have time to snap the picture of it.  Anyway I bought some half -cook (none fry) prawn cakes back home.
None-cook or none fry prawn cakes
When these are deep fried, they will be very crispy and crunchy with the shrimps on them, deep in chili sauce and go into the mouth, nice, never have these type of food for so long since our childhood days.
The fried crispy shrimp cake

We also ordered some sea crabs, steamed , but the  way of steaming was not so good, anyway the crabs was fresh and sweet.

Simple steamed sea crabs.

We had an enjoyable trip to the fishing village and came home with full loads of fishes and prawns though not of our expectations.  It was 7pm when I reached home.  My maid and I took almost 1 and half hour to clean up all the fishes and prawns.  I will make the Spanish mackerel into fish paste on the next day.

Durian Chiffon cake

I found a pack of frozen durian while cleaning and clearing the refrigerator this morning because friends and I are going to Pantai Remis, a fishing village to purchase fish and prawns from the fishing boats. I defrost the durian and decided to bake a durian chiffon cake for our travel to Pantai Remis.

the ingredients
6 egg yolks
110 g mashed durian
150 g milk
30 g pumpkin seed
50 g sugar
140 g self raising flour
60 ml corn oil
6 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
100 g sugar

Preheat oven at 160 degree C.  In a food processor beat the cream of tartar , the egg whites and 100g sugar until stiff.
In another bowl, mix the egg yolks and 50 g sugar well.  Add in the mashed durian then the corn oil.  Mix in the flour and the milk alternately until all are well mix. Blend in the beaten egg whites into the egg yolks mixture,finally stir in the pumpkin seeds. Pour the batter into a 8 " round tin and bake for 45 minutes or until is done.
This took me 45 minutes with a little smiling face

When the cake is cool, I manged to slice into 14slices. My husband came back just in time to taste my durian cake.  He really love it.  I packed some into a food container for our trip on the next day.