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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┬áturmeric. Not only does the turmeric gives the rice a nice golden colour, it also gives … Read entire article »

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Kaya – Pandan flavoured coconut jam

Kaya – Pandan flavoured coconut jam

As much as the British favours beans on toast, Malaysians favours kaya. So popular is kaya, if you were to ask any passers-by in Malaysia and there will be no lack of definition what constitute a good kaya or how it should be eaten. Kaya consists of eggs, sugar, coconut milk and flavoured with pandanus leaves. It is not a complicated dish to prepare, but does require a fair bit of patience. This dish is typically … 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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Fu Chuk Bak Gor – Bean Curd soup dessert

Fu Chuk Bak Gor – Bean Curd soup dessert

My family and I use to frequent this hokkien noodle stall not too far away from where we live. Just next to the hokkien noodle stall, they have this dessert stall that sells a variety of chinese desserts. We never fail to have a nice bowl of dessert after our meal. One such dessert that I will have is the Fu Chuk Bak Gor, its sweet and it’s filled with a variety of goodies. A good … 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.┬áThere 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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