• What to CookMalay

    Kuah Kacang

    by Lisa K. on Fri, May 22, 2020

    Peanut sauce goes well with plenty of local Malay dishes. Dip your satay in it, serve as rojak sauce or douse it over some nasi impit, it is a great accompaniment to have on your table.  More »

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    Kek Batik

    by Lisa K. on Tue, May 19, 2020

    You can find these at any kuih stalls and it is super popular during the fasting month. Kek Batik is essentially crushed biscuits soaked in a chocolate & Milo mixture. No baking required.  More »

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    Daging Dendeng

    by Lisa K. on Thu, January 02, 2020

    Originally an Indonesian classic, this dish has worked its magic onto our dining tables. Black, sticky and savoury. Deng! It is so good!  More »

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    Rendang Ayam Evergreen

    by Lisa K. on Fri, June 22, 2018

    First week of Raya is over! Back to the daily grind and now it is Raya open house season for the next 3 weeks. Want to cook something traditional but with a fresh twist? Then this is the rendang recipe for you. Green chicken rendang…  More »

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    Easy Lemang for Raya

    by Sjaiful A. on Fri, June 22, 2018

    How to make your own DIY lemang in your kitchen. With tips! Need we say more? Have a great raya everyone!  More »

  • Food Articles Special Feature

    How to Raya with Spritzer Sparkling

    by Lisa K. on Mon, June 11, 2018

    Ramadhan has just passed and we have adjusted from the long hours of fasting from dawn to dusk. But before you know it, it's time for Raya open houses again in KL as mad rush of getting back from balik…  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


    by Lisa K. on Thu, June 07, 2018

    This Indonesian salad will make you fall in love with salads all over again. Packed with fresh vegetables, eggs, potatoes, tofu and tempeh – served with a bowl of sweet and spicy peanut sauce. It is healthy, suitable for vegetarians…  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

    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 »

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    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

    Cucur Roti

    by Lisa K. on Mon, June 04, 2018

    Do you have stale bread lying around in your kitchen? Don’t throw it away! You can use it to make this simple Cucur Roti using ingredients you already have. A great way to use up left over bits of vegetables in your fridge.  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 »