• What to CookMalay

    Somsom

    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

    Abuk-Abuk

    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 CookDessert

    Bingka Ubi

    by Lisa K. on Thu, May 17, 2018

    So many wonderful things you can do with ubi kayu! This baked kuih has great aroma, taste with a light bouncy and chewy texture. So easy to make, get the kids involved too.  More »

  • What to CookDessert

    Serimuka

    by Lisa K. on Wed, May 16, 2018

    Serimuka is a two layered steamed kuih. The bottom half is set sticky glutinous rice while on top is a layer of green pandan flavoured set custard. It is mildly sweet and pairs well with most tea time beverages.  More »

  • What to CookDessert

    Kuih Cara Berlauk

    by Lisa K. on Tue, May 15, 2018

    Kuih Cara Berlauk is a griddled bite-sized kuih topped with curried beef mince, chillies and fried shallots. The yellow colour comes from a little turmeric mixed in with the batter. It’s a delicious savoury cousin to Kuih Cara…  More »

  • What to CookDessert

    Kuih Bidaran

    by Lisa K. on Mon, May 14, 2018

    Kuih Bidaran, a cousin of the more popular Kuih Bom we think this kuih uses sweet potato mixed in with the glutinous rice flour. The result is a chewy, crispy ball with a natural sweetness. This is then stuffed with sticky and sweet…  More »

  • What to CookDessert

    Kuih Keria Gula Melaka

    by Lisa K. on Fri, March 09, 2018

    These delightful local mini doughnuts are made out of sweet potato and frosted with gula melaka. Make ‘em yourself and you can eat it hot! Use the orange sweet potato instead of the white kind and you will get a moister and softer…  More »

  • Food Articles Food Hero

    Food Hero: Tok Bih

    by Arslan Z. on Fri, February 02, 2018

    Tok Bih first arrived in Kuala Lumpur about 50 years ago. She brought with her knowledge and a deep appreciation for ‘Utara’ (Northern) home cooking, embedded by her mother since she was young. Hesitant…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Kuih Ketayap

    by Lisa K. on Fri, January 19, 2018

    Green pandan flavoured crêpe rolls filled with caramelized coconut. You can buy this at most kuih stalls but it is easy to make! No mad kitchen skills needed to pull this off. The key is to use good quality Gula Melaka (if you have…  More »

  • What to CookDessert

    Kuih Ketayap

    by Sjaiful A. on Tue, April 10, 2012

    This is a traditional kuih that you can find easily at roadside stalls in Malaysia. It’s a rolled up pandan flavoured pancake with gula melaka and coconut filling. Pandan gives the pancake a lovely green colour and a wonderful…  More »

  • What to CookDessert

    Easy Lepat Pisang

    by Sjaiful A. on Fri, September 09, 2011

    Ahh… lepat pisang, many have asked where the best is sold. The best of course is one you make yourself. Try this killer recipe that’s dead easy too!  More »

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