• What to CookMalay

    Soto Ayam

    by Afra Taidin on Thu, February 06, 2020

    Warm and nourishing, Soto Ayam is an Asian chicken soup that is brimming with spices and aromatics. A definite crowd-pleaser and an ideal dish for family gatherings.  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Sayur Lodeh

    by Lisa K. on Wed, June 13, 2018

    A Raya must have! Lodeh is a medley of vegetables cooked in a savoury coconut broth that goes well with pretty much any Raya dish on the table.  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Rendang Daging

    by Lisa K. on Sat, June 09, 2018

    This dish needs no introduction. Rendang is a Raya staple and loved by Malaysians and there are many variations using chicken, duck, cockles and offal.  This beef recipe is the dry version with fresh herbs and you can enjoy it…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Sambal Goreng Ikan Keli

    by Edwan S. on Wed, June 06, 2018

    This is an all time favourite lauk for many Malaysians when it comes to mixed rice. Heck, it was a hot seller with nasi lemak at I EAT NASI LEMAK 2014 too when two vendors from Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan brought it to the event. Easy…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Nasi Minyak & Gulai Daging

    by Lisa K. on Thu, May 31, 2018

    Nasi Minyak is an aromatic rice, served with either a beef or chicken gulai. It is usually made for special occasions like during Hari Raya, weddings and Ramadhan. Yes the list of ingredients is quite long but bear with me, it is so…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Fragrant Ayam Masak Merah

    by Lisa K. on Thu, May 24, 2018

    This is a good quick buka recipe because it uses boneless chicken. Plus the fragrance from lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves just makes it so wonderful!  More »

  • What to CookDessert

    Bubur Pulut Hitam

    by Lisa K. on Thu, May 24, 2018

    Once in a while I get this craving for a feel good bubur pulut. Rich and lush bubur stirred in fresh creamy coconut milk with essence of fresh pandan leaves. I used a pressure cooker for this recipe to cut the cooking time in half.  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    DIY Roti John

    by Lisa K. on Wed, May 23, 2018

    Food prices in bazar Ramadhan is not exactly cheap these days. Above RM8 for Roti John is a bit nuts if you ask me. Might as well do it at home, you get more value for your money!  More »

  • What to CookMalay


    by Lisa K. on Tue, May 22, 2018

    Somsom is an Asian version of Panna Cotta made out of rice flour custard and doused in gula melaka syrup. This dairy-free kuih is smooth and velvety, best eaten hot or cold.  More »

  • What to CookMalay


    by Lisa K. on Mon, May 21, 2018

    This is a snack made from sago, sugar, coconut and gula melaka steamed in banana leaves. Back in the day, they used to make a big batch of this and give it out during a gotong royong, so it is kinda like a power bar your Atok used…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Lepat Labu

    by Lisa K. on Sun, May 20, 2018

    This wonderful kuih comes from the heartland of Perak. Subtly sweet from ripen pumpkin and firm, it gets its signature aroma from grated coconut and the banana leaf it is steamed in. An awesome time time treat!  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Roti Boyan

    by Lisa K. on Sat, May 19, 2018

    A love child between a flat pie and a murtabak. It even looks like a pizza that has a pastry top. Traditionally Roti Boyan just has an egg and onion filling, but there are new innovations with different meat fillings and even cheese!  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Easy Gulai Lemak Sotong

    by Edwan S. on Fri, May 18, 2018

    Gulai lemak is such an easy local dish to prepare, and truly delicious to boot. The best thing is about this recipe is that it’s pretty fool-proof. This striking yellow gulai will brighten up your meal. Best with hot white rice!  More »

  • What to CookDessert

    Sago Gula Melaka

    by Lisa K. on Fri, May 18, 2018

    I reckon this is one of the best local desserts we have in Malaysia, 3 simple components joined together to make an amazing treat. Use good quality gula Melaka, it makes a huge difference and it is definitely a crowd pleaser. Brilliant…  More »

  • Where To EatIndian

    Silky Smooth Khan Cendol, just what you need in this heat

    by Arslan Z. on Thu, April 19, 2018

    Mr.Khan and his siblings started their Cendol business in Sungai Petani, Kedah and had a good following there. After he got married, Mr. Khan decided to move to Kuala Lumpur and started serving up his handmade bowl of snowy cendol…  More »