Friday, April 03, 2009

Calling Teckiee, Calling Teckiee...

Dear Ms Teckiee,

I understand from Precious Pea that you are an expert in Mieng Keam. I have a a plant in my house that resembles the kadok leaf, but am not sure if it is or not. It may look like Kadok, sound like Kadok, smell like Kadok, but is it really Kadok?

Alas, Precious Pea is unable to furnish me with your physical postal address, so I have no choice but to resort to this means of open communication.

Attached herewith is a sample of the suspected Kadok. Alas I do not dare try it myself, as I have 4 dependents, and I think its quite unglamorous to die accidentally from eating a poisoned leaf. Therefore I hope with your expert eye, you can tell me if the leaf is indeed a Kadok.

Thanking you in advance for your expertise, and hope to be in contact with you very soon.

Yours ever faithfully
FATBOYBAKES









PART II - Updated After Teckiee's Reply:

Dear FFB,

You have come to the right person! I would try the daun kadok look-a-like for you cos Eat first think later ma... (plus I don't have any dependants LOL) so send me some ;P

I can’t tell if what you have is the Kadok. The Kadok have a more obvious leaf veins, the one in your pic looks quite flat. Go check the older leafs out and see if they look different.

You also look at how the Kadok grows. The Kadok grow upwards to about 2 to 3 feet before it starts to crawl out and makes new branches. Lots of leafs and usually have a white tiny pinky growing if it’s really health. (That’s the flower or something like that) Look at the top center of the pic, you’ll see that pinky I’m talking about.
http://ceria.tv/petua/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/betel_leaves.jpg

There’s another plant which the leaf looks like the Kadok, but grows more horizontally with less leaf. The stems are softer and look a lot more like other creepy crawlies. That one I won’t eat.

Luv,
Teckiee


Dear Teckiee,

Thank you for prompt reply. I hope you enjoyed your Dominoes Pizza.

I have re-taken another shot in better lighting, and compared it with the photo in the link you very kindly sent to me.

Interestingly enough, all the vein patterns in my mystery leaf (talk about taking a leaf out of a page) match those in the aforementioned Kodak Moment Kadok Shot.

I am thinking perhaps they are one and the same. You have indeed shed a priceless amount of light on this matter. Perhaps you can also enlighten me if Sirih and Kadok are one and the same? (or perhaps I should refer to the Sirih Chewing Species, like Thamby aka AWOL).

Ever yours,
FBB

31 comments:

Precious Pea said...

LOL! Although am unable to give you her physical address...i sms her oledi.

Yin said...

FBB - you've got such an amazing sense of humor lah!

read this during my lunch hour and now i'm craving for mien kum :) i remember we used to "borrow" kadok leaves from my neighbour. dad would be able to tell whether it's kadok or not, sadly that ability to do so is now lost with his passing. but ah, perhaps Teckiee can help :)

Life for Beginners said...

Okay, this is where I've gotta shamefully admit I have no idea ape tu daun kadok?? :(

teckiee said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA ROTF! I just had Dominos for lunch....this post just made me think of Kadok Pizza.. kadok in the pizza flour.. hmm

Dear FFB,

You have come to the right person! I would try the daun kadok look-a-like for you cos Eat first think later ma... (plus I don't have any dependants LOL) so send me some ;P

I can’t tell if what you have is the Kadok. The Kadok have a more obvious leaf veins, the one in your pic looks quite flat. Go check the older leafs out and see if they look different.

You also look at how the Kadok grows. The Kadok grow upwards to about 2 to 3 feet before it starts to crawl out and makes new branches. Lots of leafs and usually have a white tiny pinky growing if it’s really health. (That’s the flower or something like that) Look at the top center of the pic, you’ll see that pinky I’m talking about.
http://ceria.tv/petua/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/betel_leaves.jpg

There’s another plant which the leaf looks like the Kadok, but grows more horizontally with less leaf. The stems are softer and look a lot more like other creepy crawlies. That one I won’t eat.

Luv,
Teckiee

Precious Pea said...

I got a suggestion. I remember i used to feed daun kadok to rabbits and they love it. Why don't you feed it to rabbit and see if die or not. If die, you can make rabbit stew or your famous pie. Slurp!

fatboybakes said...

precious pea, as a mother of two, i am SHOCKED that u could suggest such an inhumane method....i certainly would not subject them poor bunnies to unknown leaves. (although there were a lot of volunteer test bunnies in the previous post)

LFB, aiya, you high class flers only eat salads mah.....romaine, rocket, all those expensive leaves...

yin, awww.....

pea, thank you for trekking her down.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hilarious!!!

so how are the 4 dependents after eating it?

J2Kfm said...

teckiee = National Geographic explorer ah? so expert at identifying leaves?! hahaha ....

funny post. perfect to end the week.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

AHAHAHAHA...farnee la you eff bee bee!! =D

Julian Si said...

Simply brilliant post :-)

TGiF bro :-)

ToyBoy & ToyGirl said...

AHahaha.. Good one bro.
So Kadok is sireh right?

Nic (KHKL) said...

ohhh, i love miang cum! it's a dish where one can eat for hours in those expensive restaurants. haha, fbb, i have another suggestion. bring some of the leaves to a thai restaurant next time and compare your leaves with the ones they serve with the miang cums. i wanna join in the fun too! ;D

i think kadok and sirih are two different things. checked it online just now. but physically, i wouldnt know which is which la..hehe

FBB said...

hairy, where is that thamby when you need thamby's expertise....sirih or kadok.... hmm, maybe mine is sirih...

toycouple, erm, see hairy's answer...

jules, hahah, you too kind...i'd hardly call it brilliant!

bangsar babe, i aim to bring laffter to the world...

FBB said...

j2kfm, i know, isnt she a talented lass!!! can identify shrubbery at will...can survive in jungle laidat hor.

nipples, havent eaten yet ler...

gfad said...

Eh.. laidat oso can be a post?? LOL

Pls update once all your queries are answered and confusion cleared, ya? :D

P/s: word verification is nonlegui... nonlenglui alright... :(

CUMI & CIKI said...
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CUMI & CIKI said...

yin stop making his head so big! and don't feel sorry for him ever - u see the comments he makes ..

"the Sirih Chewing Species, like Thamby aka AWOL" .. groan. FBB what la u.. madman :P

oh.. and i hope that as i write this comment, teckiee is alive and well and scaramooshing planet earth.. sheesh.. she makan the kadok lookalike for you ar.. wa.. how deep is ur luv (.. is ur luv.. how deep is ur luv.. and in the distance a coyote howls.. think farside! - am addicted .. must stop reading G larson b4 bedtime.. really..)

Yin said...

ciki - which head ;)

but ish true mah, don't you think FBB has a wickedly brilliant sense of humor? :D

FBB, i have piccies of the daun kadok i took at Khun Tai. I'll share with you ya?

qwazymonkey said...

OMG this is damn farnee lah FBB. You have very good comic humour. Next time must pick your brains abit for my creations.

fbb said...

qwazymonkey, hahah, funny meh? not THAT farnee la...just turning over a new leaf ma.

yin, awww, thanks for standing up for me...u so sweet.

ciki, judas, u.... snort...oh, btw, where yin got feel sorry for me ah? ooh, i also gary fan! big time.
teckiee didnt eat the leaf la. but i did..eventually...and am still alive. yay.

fbb said...

gfad, ya wat, since i live a simple reclusive life, hardly go out to eat, so no choice lor, have to forage in the garden for blog posts ingredients.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Dear Mr Eff Bee Bee,

After due consultation with my sireh-chewing people, I regret to inform you that they don’t know Jack Shit from Karuppu Soothu. Good luck, old chappie...and if you don't make it after consuming said leaf, fare thee well, auld lang syne, que sera sera....

With only the kindest thoughts,
Lyrical Lemongrass aka Thamby

Yin said...

FBB - you're most welcome. you're the sweetest too :D

So glad you're still alive and well after digesting that kadok leaf. Phew, can't imagine a world without FBB wor!!

UnkaLeong said...

*ROFL*

Me thinks what you have is not Kadok. Will get a sapling from mom so that you can plant in your backyard ;) These buggers flourish easily...

FBB said...

unka, i think it is wor...i ate oridi...

yin, hahaha, if that had come from thamby, i'd have dismissed it as sarcasm, but you, oh dear yin yin, are so angelic, so i take it at face value.

dear thamby

Forgive me for my assumption, I guess its akin to thinking all chinks eat monkeys brain. i forgot that you only eat nitrogen infused molecular gastronomy food, by renowned spanish chefs, and not chew upon wild leaves that grow by the wayside. i shall remember that when making any culinary references to the Queen....

humbly yours,
Mr Eff Bee Bee

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...
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Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

She made it for us at one of our pot lucks FBB...didn't you have it? YUMMY TECKIEE IS the mieng kam specialist ;-)

LOL ROFL at the rest...Kadok and Sirih different lah

LFB, Kadok goes into Otak. It's what give it that gorgeous meaty, herbaceous flavour.

As for Thamby, I agree with her and Ciki. Aiyo, Tangechi, how make comments like that? ;-) LOL ROFL

And Yin ah, the big head laaaa...only Mrs FBB make the little one big! ;)

Jason said...

LoL! Such an effective way to reach a blogger!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

omg.. i think ur comment box is sufficient for another post!!

fatboybakes said...

nipples, haha, i might just have to aitelyu, almost nothing to blog about ridi...

jason, yalor, otherwise she ignore me ma.

nigel, (i'm sure its you), pbbbth...thamby always bully me wan...this is nothing. thamby as me to chew something somemore....
[ignoring the big head remark]

Yin said...

Hairy - see, I told you FBB IS nice :)He even called me angelic *beams what she hopes to be an angelic smile*

FBB, the other day I told Hairy that deep down inside you're such a sweetheart, he just rolled his eyes wor :S tsk, tsk, these people all dunno how to appreciate you. so sad. never mind lah, some of us still believe you're nice!