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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 nice cup of coffee or teh tarik. I for one would never give this a … Read entire article »

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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 with mouth watering delicacies. I always look forward to the Ramadan period when back in … Read entire article »

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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 quite an appetiser and will make you salivate just by looking at it; really simple … Read entire article »

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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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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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Mango Rice

Mango Rice

I love Mango Rice. Though they’re not traditionally Malaysian dish, it is one of the dishes I get my hands on whenever I am in Thailand. Here’s an alternative spin on the classic mango rice dish. What makes a good mango rice is the the rice needs to be well flavoured and warm when it it served. This version of mine is served with a chilled blended mango which I think gives it a little interesting … Read entire article »

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White fungus dessert

White fungus dessert

Back home in Malaysia, I would frequent this dessert stall during my visits to pasar malam. There is nothing like a bowl of cold white fungus dessert in a hot evening in Malaysia. A couple of friends of mine would get together after work and we will sit through the evening bantering away over a good bowl of cold white fungus dessert. In my humble opinion, a good bowl of cold white fungus dessert is where the … 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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