Nothing lifts my spirit up (and open my eyes!) like sour-y stuff do. Not chocolote and definitely not cheese. :P Back during my working days in KL, I always make sure I have asam in my drawer. They are important in making sure that I dont fall asleep especially after the heavy lunch which usually would consist of rice with dishes like grilled fish, bbq lala, black pepper liver, sambal belacan with ulam and etc. All for just RM5-7 or USD1.6-2.30. You got the idea, right? ;)
Here in the US, you will find candies and chocolates sold by their weight. In Malaysia, besides candies and chocolates, we would have variety of asam, nuts and dried cuttlefish. I would spend quite sometime staring at them just to choose which ones I should buy eventhough usually I would end up buying the same things that I bought the last umphteenth times I was there!
So a few weeks ago when I was visiting Gert's blog at My Kitchen Snippet, I saw that she made some mango salad. And yes, I always have young mango in my fridge. Almost. All. The. Time. And. No. I. Am. Not. Pregnant. Yet. :P
Anyways, that gave me the idea of making some myself and of course with my own twist since the truth is, I dont really have much of the 'essential' ingredients in my kitchen.
So here's how I made my Mango & Apple Salad.
1 young mango, julienned
1 apple, julienned
half red onion, thinly sliced
3-4 thai chili, thinly sliced
Mint leaves, chopped
1-2 tablespoon crushed peanut (i used dry-roasted peanut)
For the dressing;
1/8 cup lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1.5 teaspoon sugar
1. Put all the salad ingredients except peanut in a bowl.
2. Mixed the dressing in a different bowl and stir well. Pour onto the salad, sprinkle the crushed peanut and serve.
Now, isn't that the easiest salad to make or what?