Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lemongrass Kueh Ambon

Had a chat last weekend with dh's nephew who is doing his 2nd year in the Polytechnic. Realised that he just came back from Medan after doing his Community Service there. Before we left the house he gave me a box. He said that in the box was Kueh Ambon and this kueh has a lemon grass flavour to it. That was the first time I heard about a lemongrass flavoured kueh ambon.

Back home when I wanted to eat a couple of pieces of the kueh I just needed to microwave them for about 20 secs. covered after taking them out from the fridge.

Ahhhh .... the lemongrass flavour is indeed refreshing and fragrant. It gave a different experience eating the Kueh Ambon which usually has a very strong oily coconut flavour and taste to it. I definitely liked it and here shown were the last two pieces before they disappeared into my stomach LOL. Not sure where you can buy this in Singapore though. Anyone knows?



8 comments:

Jessie Chua said...

u add lemongrass how to queeze the juice ?

HK Choo said...

this is indeed a very cool concoction...haven't seen it before, sure an eye-opener. now i would know what to get from medan if i travel then...but then again, isit easy to get or need to go to specialty shop, cecily?

Chawanmushi said...

Hi jessie chua
I think cannot squeeze juice from lemongrass. What I guess is that they must have infused the fragrance of the battered lemongrass into the oil part of the recipe.
See the Ambon recipe here ....
http://jaschin.blog.com/Kueh+Ambon/

Chawanmushi said...

Hi hk choo
I will have to ask the nephew again cos' I really have no idea where in Medan he got it from.

karlsfoodie said...

looks really refreshing...
then again i dun rem i ever eaten this kueh b4.. let alone lemon grass one.. mayb i shld go n buy 1 n try =)

Precious Moments said...

Cecily, I eaten this many times and it is awesome. Used to have an Indonesian neighbour who will lugged back boxes of this goodies each time she or her relatives back to singapore.

xan said...

oh yes, i love those kueh ambon from indonesia. cant find good ones here, not even Begawan Solo. tried making them but just cant get those lovely grooves. pls do let us know where in case anyone goes to Medan, then can tumpang :)

Meaderiote said...

Good day,

I have been looking for this recipe for ages. I am so glad to have found your blog. Your kuih ambon looks just like th eone I had the opportunity to savor in the 80s when a friend from Indonesia brought back this superb dessert.
I would love to be to subscribed to your blog as well to get updates.

Patricia