Back home, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, I would visit the night market and a must for me is beef lung fried in chili. I just love it.
The only place I’ve found this dish here in London was at Malaysia Hall when it was run by Pak Awie. A couple of months ago my Malaysian friends and I decided to visit Malaysia Hall and I was dreaming for beef lung… and found it was shut!!
Ever since I started going to just one butcher place, I’ve been asking him for some beef lung. Every time I asked, he said he had nothing from the supplier.
Last Thursday, after coming back from the HE Expo, I had some time to spare before picking up Little Bee and went to the butcher to buy some chicken to cook Jue as Alice and I are visiting her and her new baby. After months of not asking, I just thought lets try my luck and asked if there’s any news about beef lungs from his supplier. Again he said no, but then he went to the back room and brought out some mutton lungs! He asked if this would do and I’ve never tried mutton lung and said yes.
He packed it up and handed it to me and told me to enjoy and just ask him if I want more. I asked him how much it was and he said just take it as he would only throw it away!
I love free stuff!
So, I cleaned it up, boiled in the slow cooker, sliced it, fried it and fried it again with chili.
At last! I satisfied my craving. I know it looks unappetizing but seriously… it’s yummy!! Plus, if you’re going to kill an animal, might as well make use of every single bit of it.
I will head over to the butcher again this Friday and see if he has some more!