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Rojak Buah – Fruit Salad

Rojak Buah – Fruit Salad

This is probably one of the simplest recipe to date. If you’ve got all your ingredients together, it literally takes no more than 15 mins to prepare. Rojak Buah (Fruit Salad), is a combination of sweet, tangy and spicy taste that lingers in your mouth long after you’ve finished. It’s the perfect starter or a tea time snack. This is one of those dishes, that once you catch a whiff of the amazing aroma, you … Read entire article »

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Lobster Salad

Lobster Salad

My wife had a bit of a lobster craving over the weekend after my suggestion to pay Billings Gate a visit. Unfortunately, Billings Gate we did not go, but lobster we still got. So, instead of the usual boiled lobster with dipping sauce, I decided to make a nice little Lobster Salad. A little sweet and spicy with a hint … Read entire article »

Lo Mai Chi – Glutinous Rice Balls

Lo Mai Chi – Glutinous Rice Balls

I must be going through a dessert phase at the moment, seems like my past few posts has all been nothing but sweet delights. Now here is an interesting piece. In Japan it is popularly known as Mochi. In Malaysia it is called Muah Chee or Lo Mai Chi. Lo Mai Chi is basically glutinous rice balls with sweet fillings. In the case … Read entire article »

Pulut Panggang – Grilled Rice

Pulut Panggang – Grilled Rice

Following from my last post on Pulut Inti, I still have some left over ingredients. So why put to waste? Hence here is another classic Malaysian kuih. Pulut Panggang is another common food you will find in bazaars during the Ramadan period. You will also find them at Malaysian coffee shops during tea time. They really go down well with a … Read entire article »

Pulut Inti – Sweetened coconut rice

Pulut Inti – Sweetened coconut rice

It’s the season of Ramadan, that means its 29 or 30 days of fasting for my Muslim friends. Thereafter it is Eid al-Fitr, which  marks the end of the Ramadan period. The days leading to Eid is always greeted with a lot of buzz in Malaysia, there will be hawker stalls set up all over the place each of them … Read entire article »

Oxtail Soup

Oxtail Soup

The thing about Malaysia being a colonial country is the fact that the British has left quite a number of legacy now engrained into to Malaysian way of life. From the country’s judicial system, commercial influences, language and even down to food. With my parents who are both born when Malaysia was still part of the colony, whenever we speak of … Read entire article »

Xiao Lung Bao – Little Dragon Buns

Xiao Lung Bao – Little Dragon Buns

A couple of weeks ago, I visited my cousin. Her boyfriend’s mother is a talented cook. She prepared this amazing dish called Xiao Lung Bao (小笼馒头) which literally translates into Little Dragon Bun. This is an amazing dish, the gravies literally bursts in your mouth in an explosion of flavour and amazing texture. Word of caution, do not attempt to take … Read entire article »

Wo Pang – sweet kaya pastry

Wo Pang – sweet kaya pastry

My wife had a craving for dessert one evening whilst watching an episdoe of “Anthony Bordain – No Reservations” and we end up cracking our heads on what we can do. So a quick  look into the old trusty food box and we found some leftover kaya.  My wife immediately suggested wo peng. But wait a minute, kaya was only … Read entire article »

Egg dropped fried beef noodles

Egg dropped fried beef noodles

Egg dropped fried beef noodles otherwise known as “Kuey Teow goreng basah” (malay community) or “Keong Chung Ngau Yoke hor” (chinese community) in Malaysia is a dish not to be messed around with. This dish requires a really hot wok, fair bit of ambidexterity and good kitchen coordination skills. Do it right, and this will be one of the best … Read entire article »

Kerabu – Simple Salad

Kerabu – Simple Salad

I never really had kerabu before until my wife introduced me to this dish. Kerabu a type of Malaysian salad comes in many different types most of which have the distinct tangy and spicy kick. This dish I dare say is quite an iconic south east asian dish where the fusion of herbs and spices are quite common. This dish is … Read entire article »