• What to CookMalay

    Pasta Bakar

    by Sjaiful A. on Mon, August 20, 2012

    We gave a Malay twist to baked pasta by adding chilli paste and fried scallions into the mix. Topped with cheddar and baked till golden, this is a hearty choice for potlucks, family gatherings and even your Raya open-house.  More »

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    Gulai Asam Keladi

    by Sjaiful A. on Wed, August 08, 2012

    The humble taro is cooked in a delightful tangy broth in this simple recipe. This dish is a common ‘lauk’ served in Malay homes across Malaysia.  More »

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    Murtabak Maggi

    by Sjaiful A. on Wed, August 01, 2012

    Fancy murtabak with a twist? Murtabak Maggi uses noodles as the filling instead of the usual meat and onions. It’s a Ramadan Bazaar staple that has plenty of fans!  More »

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    by Sjaiful A. on Fri, May 25, 2012

    Fancy some Malay-styled mash? These delightful balls of potatoes are a great addition to your lunch menu. Bergedel has a nice golden outer layer and yummy fluffy mash on the inside.  More »

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    Ikan Masak Sambal

    by Sjaiful A. on Fri, May 25, 2012

    A staple in Malay homes, the ‘Ikan Masak Sambal’ is a classic favourite because of its simple ingredients and easy preparation. The sambal is so good that you can just eat it on its own!  More »

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    Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Api

    by Sjaiful A. on Wed, May 16, 2012

    Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Api is deliciously rich and spicy. The yellow colour of the gravy comes from the addition of fresh turmeric. Chillies give this dish plenty of heat. Eat it with rice for a satisfying lunch.  More »

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    Pajeri Terung

    by Sjaiful A. on Sat, May 05, 2012

    The spices in this dish infuse the eggplant giving it an aromatic spicy flavour. It’s almost like a thick vegetable curry but with the addition of ‘kerisik’. Use pineapples for a slightly sweeter version. Eat this…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Ayam Paprik

    by Sjaiful A. on Fri, April 20, 2012

    Ayam paprik is a popular dish found frequently in tom yam shops across Malaysia. The addition of vegetables gives this a fresh twist and plenty of texture. Chilli paste is mixed with oyster sauce to give it a nice balance of spicy…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Lempeng Pisang

    by Sjaiful A. on Tue, November 29, 2011

    Nothing fuels your tummy like a hefty breakfast. Try lempeng pisang, a banana pancake cooked in aromatic banana leaf. Break away from the Monday blues with this yummy treat.  More »

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    Banana Fritters

    by Sjaiful A. on Fri, October 14, 2011

    How can anything deep-fried not taste good? Local pisang goreng is crispy on the outside with insides that are slightly soft yet still firm. It also should not be too oily… lovely.  More »

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    Squid Sambal Asam

    by Sjaiful A. on Tue, September 27, 2011

    This recipe uses fresh squid and the sambal is hot and a little sour from the tamarind juice. You can also add petai to this dish for a bit more oomph!  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Easy Ayam Masak Kicap

    by Honey on Tue, September 20, 2011

    This ginger-soy chicken is satisfying to eat with some hot rice. It’s so simple to make that no wonder it’s a childhood staple for many of us growing up in Malaysia, a saviour for busy parents and for homesick students…  More »