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Nasi Kunyit – Turmeric Rice

Nasi Kunyit – Turmeric Rice

My sister is in her last few weeks of her pregnancy now. I’m just so excited. In Malaysia, it is customary to share Nasi Kunyit with friends and family in celebration of the first month of a new born. Yes, as you can see I am way ahead of the game right now. Nasi Kunyit is basically glutinous rice flavoured with turmeric. Not only does the turmeric gives the rice a nice golden colour, it also gives … Read entire article »

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Assam Laksa – Fish Broth Noodle Soup

Assam Laksa – Fish Broth Noodle Soup

Last week, I sent out a request on cintadapur fanpage asking for suggestion on what to add to cintadapur.com blog. I received a very good suggestion from both Pei-Lin Chong and Dh Khalil which is to make Assam Laksa / Penang Laksa. Not being able to resist having some myself, I embarked on making this classic Malaysian dish. Assam Laksa (also known as Penang Laksa) is bascially fish broth in noodle soup. I haven’t got a … Read entire article »

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Lor Mai Fan – Glutinous Rice

Lor Mai Fan – Glutinous Rice

Following from my previous episode of making Bak Chang. I have quite some left over glutinous rice. Hence I decided to prepare Lor Mai Fan. Lor Mai Fan is pretty common when having Dim Sum. If you fancy giving this dish a go, before embarking on the adventurous quest of making this dish your own, then do make your way to your local chinese restaurant that serves Dim Sum. I assure you though, the fillings are … Read entire article »

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Bak Chang – Rice Dumpling

Bak Chang – Rice Dumpling

If you think you have eaten the biggest sushi ever, then think again. Bak Chang is a classic Chinese dish passed down for generations in my family. My grandma used to make it, my parents did the same and now so do I (in my case; kind of a lone ranger as I embarked this journey on my own being so far away from my parents. Nonetheless, I had the pleasure of getting a tip … Read entire article »

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Sotong Sumbat – Stuffed Squid

Sotong Sumbat – Stuffed Squid

I’m not exactly certain where sotong sumbat came from. Sotong sumbat literally translates to stuff squid. I first came across sotong sumbat when having lunch in a mamak restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. I immediately found the dish to be rather delicious hence ordered more. Later did I realised that I have been slapped with a 20 ringgit (ringgit, malaysian currency) lunch bill. Boy was I gutted that day. Thereon, I learnt to be more carefull when … Read entire article »

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Oh Chien – Oyster Omelette

Oh Chien – Oyster Omelette

As far back as I can remember, my first experience of the dish or chien (which translates to oyster omelette) was during my visit to Pulau Ketam, Malaysia. I remember saying to myself, this is amazing and how on earth had I not had this dish before? Subsequently I would make an effort to keep a look out for this dish whenever I frequent hawker stalls throughout Malaysia. Surprisingly, there aren’t many stalls (that I … Read entire article »

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Steamed Eggs

Steamed Eggs

Steamed Eggs, simple recipes and dead easy to prepare. However, to make the perfect one requires a lot of practice. The Japanese has a similar dish called chawanmushi. So this is  my take on the classic Malaysian steamed eggs with a Japanese twist. Well, actually more like the Japanese version. Feel free to experiment with other ingredients than those suggested here. I’ve seen many versions some includes minced pork, some with broth (to make the dish … Read entire article »

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Sour and Spicy Mustard Green

Sour and Spicy Mustard Green

My late maternal grandmother was your typical Malaysian mother who would spend hours everyday in the kitchen preparing in food. Growing up in Kuala Lumpur with all the comfort of city living and readily available packet sauce that helps make your dinner in minutes, it is easy for one to look past how labour intensive it is to properly prepare a simple dish. Being away from my maternal grandmother who lives in the northern states of Malaysia, my … Read entire article »

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Fried Kuey Teow

Fried Kuey Teow

There use to be a Fried Kuey Teow stall not far from where I live. Lunch time are particularly busy period for the owner. Needless to say, business was very good for him and he developed a knack of managing his customer’s expectations. If you are a new customer, you would be introduced rather peculiar way of acknowledging your orders which is basically non eye-contact nor verbal confirmation of receipt of order. The best part will be when … Read entire article »

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Stir-fried Luncheon Meat and Potatoes

Stir-fried Luncheon Meat and Potatoes

Spams as I understand it is food that is very much frown upon by the Brits. After watching one of Jamie Oliver’s  cooking episodes. Apparently it is one of the common food that is served over and over again during school dinners. But personally, I just love them. Especially when they are pan fried. Spam (luncheon meat as we Malaysians call it) and potatoes stir fry is one of the frequent dishes that my mum would … Read entire article »

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