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Sardine Peratal – 5 ingredients, 10 min

Sardine Peratal – 5 ingredients, 10 min

I first tasted sardine paratel at a cafe which offers modern local cuisine. One of their most popular sandwich is toasted bread with sardine paratel fillings. The common canned sardine is made so much more interesting with spices; browned onions, fragrant curry leaves, and hot […]

Crispy Cheese Sardine Wontons

Crispy Cheese Sardine Wontons

I love having people at my house and have heaps of food ready for unexpected guest. I think one of the proudest moment in my life is when my good friend exclaimed “Wow, you have a lot of food in your house. I’ll love to […]

New? Start Here

New? Start Here

 Welcome to my food blog where I share Malaysian’s favourite recipes. If you’re new, start cooking with these recipes: NO-COOK RECIPES You can make food even without using heat. Yoghurt with Nangka & Gula Melaka (Yoghurt with Jackfruit & Palm Sugar) Pittaya Pink Smoothie Bowl […]

Curry Leaves

Curry Leaves

In Malaysia, curry leaves are available in the gardens of many households. I live in the surburb where you can easily find this plant growing by the roadside. As my neighbour has a huge and healthy curry leaves tree (which she generously offer us to […]

Easy Malaysian Rasam (Indian Soup) – 10 Ingredients

Easy Malaysian Rasam (Indian Soup) – 10 Ingredients

Do you know the sour, spicy, and rather pungent soup served in small metal bowl when you have banana leaf rice? It’s called rasam. It wasn’t love at first taste. I didn’t learn to like it until a few years back. The spice can be […]

Authentic Penang Asam Laksa

Authentic Penang Asam Laksa

If there’s one dish that I am crazy about, it must be asam laksa. This noodle has all combination of flavours: sour, spicy, sweet, salty, and umami. The thick broth made from local spices, tamarind, and fish flakes is divine. My love for asam laksa is beyond […]

Easy Otak-Otak in 30 Minutes

Easy Otak-Otak in 30 Minutes

I have a thing for Nyonya food; I think I like the unique flavour combo of the many spices such as turmeric and daun kaduk (wild betel). Perhaps because Nyonya cuisine is influenced by the Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai and British, it tend to have […]

What fish is most nutritious & less contaminated with mercury?

What fish is most nutritious & less contaminated with mercury?

Huge tuna at the Tsukiji Fish Market. Large predatory fishes at the top of the food chain are likely to accumulate more toxins. Q: What fish is most nutritious and less contaminated with mercury? I’ve recently returned from a trip to Penang, an island famous for […]


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