I love this dish and I always eat it with gusto. I can eat as much as I want all the time as I’m not concerned that this will send me looking for hydroxycut advanced pro series, you know, one of those fatburners.
This dish is named Buddish Yam Pot, a Malaysian dish. The woven basket is fried taro filled with vegetables and topped with nuts. This dish had me at first hello as the presentation is alluring. It was introduced to me by my foodie husband when he brought it home one day together with other Malaysian dishes that he took out from Coco – a Malaysian restaurant in Queens.
My ‘American boy’ I must say, now loves not only Filipino foods and he now eats other Asian cuisines with gusto. He always tells me that these foods digests so well and that there is nothing not to like. In fact, how can I ever explain this – my husband eats balut (the Philippine delicacy – boiled duck egg containing partially developed duck embryo) while I haven’t tasted balut all my life. I just can’t make that first bite.
This vegetable filling is crunchy and the sauce is just delicious. Want some?