With Malaysian Food Fest blog event, I’m really enjoying the new knowledge about the cuisine from each different Malaysian state. I realised I didn’t know anything about the food from Kedah & Perlis – the 2 north western states on Peninsular Malaysia. Even though Kedah is neighbouring state to my hometown Penang, I hardly travel to Kedah except going to Langkawi Island. I don’t think I’m very good neighbour, huh? Continue Reading →
After making a couple different types of pancake (Strawberry Crepes, Gluten free Crepes and the last one Durian Pancake), I was intrigued with the tender and pliable texture of the durian pancake that makes it easy to wrap or fold. I thought it is be a great recipe to tweak for a gluten free wrap. Continue Reading →
I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t love Banana Bread. Or anyone who doesn’t love baked goods.
Nyonya Ikan Asam Pedas quite often appears on my weeknight dinner (thanks to my mama’s frozen curry paste). I know I still owe you readers the recipe.. coming soon I got intrigued to try a similar Nyonya dish – Gerang Asam (Spicy & Sour Fish Curry), also a popular Malacca Nyonya dish. This recipe is from “Nyonya Kitchen”, the cookbook by a Baba Nyonya descendant, who is none other than Chef Florence Tan. She has been teaching & promoting Nyonya cuisine for 50 years. Continue Reading →
Ramadhan is a holy month of fasting from dawn until sunset for Muslims refrain from eating and drinking for the muslims. At sunset, a sumptuous variety of food is prepared for (Iftar) breaking fast meal, some of these dishes are only prepared during Ramadhan. I’m excited when my friend Zaid Jeber agreed to share a delicious Middle Eastern dish for the Ramadhan. I knew Zaid 2 years ago when he came to KL for his study. As he is a foodie and amazing cook, we hit off instantly and I’m lucky to have learn so much about Middle Eastern food from him. Zaid is sharing with you Rice Kubba or Aleppo Kubba, a popular and constant dish in Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon during Ramadhan.
When mama came visiting recently, I made these oat biscuits for her. I was happy to have found a gluten free recipe here. The biscuits were crumbly and a tad too bland for me (with just ¼ teaspoon sea salt). Mama was happy with the bland taste, but it was horrifying for me to realise how much more sugar & salt was in the store-bought biscuits. Continue Reading →
I was craving for Nasi Ulam when I saw my sister CH posted her dish on facebook a few weeks ago. The recipe she got from her friend is a simplified 5 ingredient version. I tried to make mine as original as possible. Continue Reading →
Bubur Pulut Hitam (Black Glutinous Rice Dessert) is a popular dessert in Malaysia and also in the neighboring countries Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. It is probably one of the easiest dessert to make. Bubur Pulut Hitam literally translates to Black Glutinous Rice Porridge, so it’s basically cooking porridge and serve with the fragrant coconut milk . Continue Reading →
If you love the Grilled Lemongrass Beef, you will love it with Bun (dry rice vermicelli in Vietnamese dipping sauce). This dish is a signature dish of Vietnam.
If you have tried Vietnamese food, chances are you have tried Bun, or dry rice vermicelli in Vietnamese dipping sauce (fish sauce) and topped with either grilled beef, BBQ shrimp, sugarcane shrimp or a combination of them. Besides pho and bun bo hue, this has got to be one of the most common and favorite dishes at Vietnamese restaurants. It’s not hard to figure out why this is. It’s so versatile and easy to prepare, the savory grilled lemongrass beef with refreshing herbs and vermicelli is refreshing and appetizing. It’s not only tasty, but very healthy and comes with all sorts of vegetables and herbs. This is a noodle dish that is both filling and satisfying.