Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! What better way to commemorate the occasion than with a good bite out with your loved one(s)? Be it for a quick caffeine fix with your significant other or a late night conversation in a cosy café, we’ve got the options right here for you all over KL. Point is that not everything centres around dinner,… More »
Time for Nasi Lemak Monday. This week we're sending you to historical Malacca and a breezy beach!
Nasi Lemak Lereh in Tanjung Puteri is one of the more talked about nasi lemaks in Malacca town, and with good reason too. There's something very 'Malaysian picnic' about having nasi lemak by the beach, right? And when the nasi lemak is as nice as the one in Nasi Lemak Lereh, then that's a bonus!
The nasi lemak here has crumbly, fragrant rice that is light but still scented with coconut. It is matched really well to a sambal that errs more on the sweet side. Of course the customary telur rebus, ikan bilis and kacang round it up. The chicken is very nice, tasting reminiscent of a good ayam kampung goreng. It is a bit greasy, but the turmeric flavour is well balanced with the salt.
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So world Nutella day was on the 5th of February and since everyone was so excited when I talked about making a cake to celebrate this, here's a recipe. This is a cheat's cake because let's face it I'm lazy most days. So essentially this is a simple chocolate cake dressed up with Nutella.
Beat 3/4 cups butter with 1 cup sugar for about 3 minutes. Beat in two eggs and you should have a soft batter. Add 1 tsp vanilla (unable to find this in my pantry so I used a bit of coffee) and 3/4 cup milk. If your batter is not smooth don't worry.
Sift 1 cup flour with 1 Tbs baking powder, pinch of salt and 3/4 cups cocoa powder. *It's important to sift your dried ingredients for this recipe. I usually don't do it but in this instance it just makes mixing a whole lot easier. Switch to a spatula and fold dried ingredients in gently until you get a thick and rich chocolaty batter. Don't over mix but make sure it's even. Put it in a loaf pan 9 x 4.5 inches, pop in a 180 degree oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Check it after an hour and if you insert a knife in and it comes out clean- it's done!
Let it cool before just drizzling Nutella on top. This is a killer Valentine's cake but I just like to make it on sultry Sundays and enjoy it with a good book.
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Tartlets are surprisingly easy to make and store. You can make the shells in advance and simply chill or freeze them for another day. The fillings are endless from chocolate to egg custard and can either be savoury or sweet. We filled ours with custard and fresh fruits for a classic French version. More »
Make this little treat for the weekend. It’s gooey and chewy and will delight kids and adults alike. It’s super easy and requires no baking. Win! More »
This som tam is spicy, tart and funky. We always thought artichokes will go well in an Asian salad but it’s expensive and hard to find. Use banana heart that has the same texture and delicious too! More »
The Koreans do know a thing or two when it comes to ribs. This style of ribs takes less time to cook because of it’s sliced thinly. This yields chewy, sticky and meaty bites with a DIY glaze that is sure to please… More »