True to his word from some months ago, he somehow decided over the weekend there and then, that come hell or high-water, he was going to make an attempt at those ondeh-ondeh my mom made when she was here last December.
I don’t know what came over him; I reckon it is another case of being itchy backside. So… bright and early at 8.30 am on Saturday morning, we battled the traffic and drove all the way to Bangkapi Wet market about 20 km away to buy freshly grated coconut and fresh pandan leaves; mainly because we have no idea where else near us we can get freshly grated coconut. All in all, we technically consumed more than 2 litres of gas costing about 90 baht (one way!) for a grocery bill of 48 baht. Talk about being environmentally friendly!
But that did not matter when it comes to gastronomical priorities! He was determined to make them, and I am all too happy to support his cause.
So, I took a step back, left Silver Bullet pretty much to his own devices and was happily waiting around to be his ever-willing guinea pig. I only sneaked in a couple of times to snap a picture of him in action.
When his first ever ball of ondeh-ondeh was ready, the texture and taste were both pretty much spot on! You should have seen that look of triumph on his face.
What surprised me most was that he attempted making the ondeh-ondeh merely from memory he had by watching and asking what my mom use or did. As far as I know, he did not even bother to google it. (I certainly would!) How cool is that!
I reckon my mom will be so proud of his successful attempt the first time round.
I know I am. I mean, how hilarious is this? Silver Bullet is now easily the very first angmoh I know to be making a fabulous ondeh-ondeh.Hee…heh! Best of all, I now know that I cna have ondeh-ondeh on demand. Even his daughter appreciated the taste and asked for more.
Here is the recipe courtesy of Silver Bullet’s aggaration*