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    MERDEKA SPECIAL:  Kuih Pinjaran

    by Lisa K. on Wed, August 22, 2018

    Kuih Pinjaran, Penyaram, UFO, Cucur Jawa – This kuih has many names. Our #Merdeka #MakanMuhibah food celebration is taking us across the South China Sea to the State of Sabah. Famous for beautiful islands, mountains and Kuih Pinjaran.…  More »

  • What to CookNyonya

    MERDEKA SPECIAL: Pulut Tai Tai

    by Lisa K. on Tue, August 14, 2018

    We are almost halfway through our #MakanMuhibah food celebration. This time we are on the sweet side. Pulut Tai Tai a classic Baba Nyonya dessert that is essentially sticky glutinous rice served with Kaya. Simple yet elegant. If Kuih-making…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Roti Jala + Kuah Durian

    by Lisa K. on Thu, July 19, 2018

    Durian is EVERYWHERE!! This season is half price and you guys should go nuts for it. Got some extra lying around? Buat je Kuah Durian and Roti Jala. Memang puas hati makan I tell ya!  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Kuih Karas

    by Lisa K. on Wed, June 13, 2018

    Fun to make and fun to eat! Kuih Karas is a crispy and crunchy kuih with a caramalised sugar flavour. Deep fried into an intricate lacy pattern, makes you look stare at it for a while and wonder “How was it made?”  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Ketupat Palas

    by Lisa K. on Tue, June 12, 2018

    Raya is in a few days so it is time to make some Ketupas Palas. This iconic Raya dish is a must have for Rendang and Serunding, plus it is a great activity to get the kids involved. The tradition must live on!  More »

  • What to CookDessert

    Dahlia Semprit

    by Aida Azizuddin on Mon, June 11, 2018

    Here’s a bit of a throwback cookie. Dahlia semprit evokes a sense of 70s, retro-shaped with a little cherry on top. It also comes from a time where there not many ingredients are available hence, it uses contents of your cupboard…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Kuih Kapal Terbang

    by Lisa K. on Mon, June 11, 2018

    Kuih Kapal Terbang, is also known as Kuih Tiram, Lidah Buaya and Lidah Kucing. It is a crunchy kuih made out of layers of crispy pastry dusted with icing sugar that just melts in your mouth!  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Halwa Maskad

    by Lisa K. on Sun, June 10, 2018

    Halwa Maskad is an old skool dessert from when our Nenek and Atok were teenagers, or possibly earlier. It is soft and a little firm with a texture reminisce of Turkish Delight. You can add nuts for texture, or rose water for fragrance…  More »

  • What to CookMalay


    by Lisa K. on Sat, June 09, 2018

    This is our Malaysian toffee, but made from coconut milk and gula melaka. It has a slight chewy texture and melts in your mouth as you eat it. Usually sold in tiny triangular parcels, they are mildly sweet and have a wonderful aroma…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Bahulu Lapis

    by Lisa K. on Fri, June 08, 2018

    A kuih like Bahulu but in layers! Originating from Johor, this layered cake is so fragrant from the use of freshly grounded spices. It takes a lot of time and effort to make but it is so worth it. Plus this is a great gift to give…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Kuih Siput Sambal

    by Lisa K. on Wed, June 06, 2018

    Siput Sambal is a curry spiced kuih, shaped like sea shells which tastes very similar to the flavours of Muruku. This is a great Raya gift for friends and family to enjoy. It will be gone faster than you can say siput!  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Kuih Bahulu

    by Lisa K. on Tue, June 05, 2018

    This kuih has been around since our grandmothers were little girls. The texture for Kuih Bahulu is dry and light, taste is mildly sweet and has the fragrance of baked cake. If done correctly, it can be stored up to 2 months. Best way…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Kuih Bakar

    by Lisa K. on Mon, June 04, 2018

    Kuih Bakar is a coconut-flavoured cookie with a powdery and crumbly texture, very popular during festivities. This version is from the northern state of Kedah which has a smooth exterior. If stored in an air tight container, it will…  More »

  • What to CookMalay


    by Lisa K. on Sun, June 03, 2018

    This Johorean speciality is a savoury kuih made out of chicken or lamb, cooked with oats, spices and ghee. It can be eaten like congee or set in the fridge, cut into cubes and pan fried crispy like little meat cakes. Serve it with…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Kuih Lopes Kedah

    by Lisa K. on Sat, June 02, 2018

    Kuih Lopes has many versions across the West Coast but the northern Malaysian version is pandan flavoured glutinous rice cakes, rolled in coconut and served with gula melaka syrup. It has it’s signature bite from the use of air…  More »