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Gula Melaka Agar-agar (Palm Sugar & Coconut Jelly)

Gula Melaka Agar-agar (Palm Sugar & Coconut Jelly)

Whenever there’s party, I love to bring jelly. Probably because for the longest time I didn’t have a stand mixer, so there’s not much dessert that I could make except for fruit skewers and jellies. But even after I got a stand mixer, I still […]

Easy Maggi Mee Goreng – 15 min + 5 ingredients

Easy Maggi Mee Goreng – 15 min + 5 ingredients

Malaysians must be serious about their food. We put extra time and effort to cook what otherwise should be ‘instant’ noodles, and created the wildly popular Maggi goreng. While sometimes I do wonder why I should order a plate of fried instant noodles, all thoughts […]

Quick & Easy Dal Curry

Quick & Easy Dal Curry

Dal curry used to be just a sauce I dip roti canai in at the mamak stalls. That was until I tasted the dal curry made from scratch at home. Homemade dal taste incredibly better than those found at mamak stalls; it’s thicker and richer. […]

Buddha’s Delight (Lo Hon Zai/ 罗汉菜)

Buddha’s Delight (Lo Hon Zai/ 罗汉菜)

Many Chinese begin the morning of Lunar New Year with Buddha’s Delight or Lo Hon Zai (simplified Chinese: 罗汉菜; traditional Chinese: 羅漢菜). As it’s a mixed vegetables dish, commonly known as chap chai (literally: mixed vegetables in Chinese). This dish is named as such because […]

Kimchi Pancake

Kimchi Pancake

My interested in Korean culture (and food) begins with the first episode of Dae Jang Geum (Jewel In The Palace), a super popular K-drama about a palace made who became the first female imperial doctor. Since a few years ago, I always have a packet […]

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 […]

Thai Pandan Chicken

Thai Pandan Chicken

Although I’ve dined Rama V only once, I remembered it well. It was a beautiful restaurant furnished with wooden interior, surrounded by ponds with lotus blossoms and offered delectable Thai food. Naturally, I’m delighted to get my hands on Rama V Cookbook and marked many simpler recipes […]

Japanese Fried Chicken (Chicken Karaage/ から揚げ)

Japanese Fried Chicken (Chicken Karaage/ から揚げ)

As I believe in healthy and quick cooking, I avoid deep-frying food at home. But then, I do enjoy crispy anything;  I order them in small portion and make them for special occasion. But when I began making my own chicken karaage, I was afraid […]

Homemade Vegetable Stock

Homemade Vegetable Stock

Ever since reading all about the goodness of bone broth, I’ve been adding a lot more homemade broth into my diet and reducing use of store-bought stock in cubes. I make a huge batch during the weekend, freeze them and use them in my soups, […]

Easy Imitation Shark Fin Soup – 30 min

Easy Imitation Shark Fin Soup – 30 min

Chinese New Year, to me, always involves some kind of sharks fin soup – real or imitation. My late grandmother adored decadence. Every Chinese New Year, she would have a dozen of fresh chickens from the wet market delivered to her home and spend a […]

KFC Mashed Potato Gravy – 4 ingredients

KFC Mashed Potato Gravy – 4 ingredients

When I was little, my father would buy treats for us in form of Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s chickens and burger. Until now, my family still occasionally go to these fast food restaurants to relive our childhood. One of my favourite fast food snack is […]

Sago Pudding With Gula Melaka

Sago Pudding With Gula Melaka

Sago Gula Melaka is one of my top favourite Malaysian desserts. I love the texture of the chewy pearl sago that is drenched in combination of sweet gula melaka (palm sugar) and fragrant santan (coconut milk). Curiously, unlike the omnipresent cendol or ice-kacang, this dessert […]