• Food Articles Gastropology 101

    The Origins of Yee Sang

    by Nadge Ariffin on Wed, February 14, 2018

    Yee Sang that Malaysians all toss and share over Chinese New Year is NOT common in China. Not even on the 7th day of CNY as it traditionally was served in Malaysia. So where does the yee sang we know today…  More »

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    The Importance of Loving Nature: Better Food

    by Edwan S. on Thu, October 22, 2015

    It's no surprise that the more knowledgeable we become about food, the more we want to choose what's best for us. Hence the growing concerns on sustainable farming and animal husbandry. Ideally we want…  More »

  • Food Articles Gastropology 101

    Soy Sauce 101

    by Edwan S. on Sat, October 10, 2015

    Soy sauce or kicap as it's widely known in this country, is a pantry staple. In every household in Malaysia is a bottle or two of soy sauce lying in wait to give much needed oomph and savouriness to our…  More »

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    7 Great Things To Know About Free Range Chicken

    by Honey Ahmad on Thu, October 01, 2015

    Firstly there is a sweet little farm in the corner of Kuang that does free range chicken. I spent an idyllic afternoon there eating quite possibly the most delicious chicken I’ve ever had. It’s so…  More »

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    Curry oh Kari - India Mari!

    by Nadge Ariffin on Wed, July 20, 2011

    The ship sails around the straits Bringing spices around the country Don't be choosy with spices' traits Mixed in the pot it becomes curry... It's somewhat ironic that a dish of sub-continental…  More »

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    Food of the Olden Days in the Malay World

    by Nadge Ariffin on Sat, September 04, 2010

    It is the 15th century. The place is the royal palace of Melaka, a strategic port and center of a great trading empire that bears the same name as the city. By all accounts it is a rich place, with goods…  More »

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    The Authoritative Coffee: Part 2

    by Nadge Ariffin on Tue, March 31, 2009

    Like it has been since the first cup ever brewed a thousand years ago, it starts with a sip. It has to be a sip, because unlike wine it would be hot. Even if it’s not, it still starts with a sip, because…  More »

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    The Authoritative Coffee: Part 1

    by Nadge Ariffin on Wed, March 11, 2009

    “I’ll have the Mo-cha…”, I began as I scanned the beverage menu. “Mo-ka”, corrected the bright young lady serving me, as naturally as she must have corrected a hundred or a thousand other customers.…  More »

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    The Authoritative Soto

    by Nadge Ariffin on Fri, January 02, 2009

    Soto here has nothing to do with satay, that other popular dish in the Malay-Indonesian world, despite sharing the same consonants and differing only in the vowels. Indeed the two foods are as different…  More »

  • Food Articles Gastropology 101

    The Authoritative Satay

    by Nadge Ariffin on Thu, September 04, 2008

    Mention ‘Satay’ and those who know this dish will most likely begin to salivate. A quintessential contribution of the Malay Archipelago to the planet’s culinary repertoire, it has been claimed by…  More »