• What to Cook

    Sambal Sotong

    by Lisa K. on Tue, May 14, 2019

    Sambal Sotong is a true delight to seafood lovers. Tender rings of squid cooked in a spicy sweet sambal. Have it with Nasi Lemak, plain rice or throw it into Nasi Goreng, this lauk is widely served in Malay eateries.  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Sambal Botol

    by Lisa K. on Thu, February 21, 2019

    Sambal botol is a dry sambal with fried peanuts, ikan bilis and tempeh and it is a great accompaniment with local dishes. Spicy, sweet and a little salty, you won’t be able to stop munching on the crunchiness and savoury-ness. Someone…  More »

  • Where To EatMalay

    Nasi Lemak Lori Setiawangsa

    by Arslan Z. on Wed, December 19, 2018

    Abang Hisham begun his Nasi Lemak affair with his foster family back in Melaka. Learning the A to Z of Nasi Lemak making, especially the Sambal, he made sure all his ingredients are fresh and handmade. Yes, he makes the cili giling…  More »

  • Where To EatChinese

    Lim’s Must Try Juicy Fried Chicken

    by Bunga on Fri, November 02, 2018

    Lim's Fried Chicken has grown from its humble original location in Subang Jaya SS14's Wong Soon Kee coffee shop (sometimes erroneously referred to as Wong Soon Kee fried chicken) to a chain of 5 restaurants located throughout northern…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Sambal Ikan Bilis Bertempe

    by Aida Azizuddin on Wed, June 13, 2018

    With yummy crunchy bits of ikan bilis, tempe slices and crisp potatoes, this tasty sambal works well with rice, ketupat or lemang. A great side dish to serve on your Raya table.  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 »

  • Food Articles Food Hero

    Nasi Lemak BK4 makes 5000 packs of nasi lemak per day and it’s increasing!

    by Honey Ahmad on Thu, April 26, 2018

    It started off as a happy accident… this litte nasi lemak bungkus company called BK4, which stands for Bandar Kinrara 4 where Hajar is based. “I made nasi lemak originally for my kids to take to school…  More »

  • Foodsters' Blog Announcements

    What Makes a McDonald’s Nasi Lemak Burger?

    by Honey on Wed, April 25, 2018

    Now you know. McDonald's Malaysia has launched Nasi Lemak Burger. We food nerds will always like to kepoh on what goes into making something so audacious as a Nasi Lemak Burger, kan? Everyone knows that taking something much-loved…  More »

  • What to CookMalay

    Sambal Ikan Bilis

    by Lisa K. on Tue, February 20, 2018

    Everyone should have a go to sambal ikan bills recipe. It is one of the essentials of being Malaysian. If you don’t have, here’s one of ours. To us, a good sambal is not too oily, savoury with a hint of sweetness. Mash…  More »

  • Food Articles Lists

    5 Great Nasi Lemak you need to Try

    by Ali on Mon, April 17, 2017

    Good ol' nasi lemak, the sheer mention is enough to make me giddy with excitement. Each grain of rice is coated with rich coconut milk, served with a smoking hot sambal, crunchy ikan bilis and kacang.…  More »

  • What to Cook

    Sambal Ikan Bilis with Potatoes

    by Edwan S. on Tue, June 21, 2016

    An old stalwart of many Malay kitchens, sambal ikan bilis with potatoes is understandably popular: easy to make with relatively cheap ingredients, and it hits the all important hot-sweet-tart flavour combination loved by so many Malaysians.…  More »

  • Foodsters' Blog Quickie Review

    Delicious Sambals from Aleeya’s Kitchen

    by Edwan S. on Thu, March 19, 2015

    I am a sambal fiend. I love sambal in all its forms and the hotter, the better. Sambal, I firmly believe, is one of the greatest gifts that this region of the world has given to mankind. It's easy to see why. A good sambal is a rich,…  More »

  • What to CookVegetarian

    Vegetarian Sambal (Mushroom)

    by Honey on Tue, September 02, 2014

    We discovered the fantastic potential of the meaty eringi mushrooms the other day, now available in most markets and supermarkets. This is a great mushroom, delicious grilled or substituted into local gravies to make a vegetarian version…  More »

  • Foodsters' Blog Encounters

    Purple Cili Padi

    by Edwan S. on Wed, July 30, 2014

    One of the best things about balik kampung is you get to visit local markets and see the produce. Of course there won't be that much of a difference compared to markets in the Klang Valley (maybe East Coast markets are, though) but…  More »

  • Foodsters' Blog Quickie Recipe

    Sambal Ketuk

    by Foodster X on Wed, July 09, 2014

    What's your favourite condiment to eat with rice, or even noodles? In Malaysia, the answer will undoubtedly be something along the lines of a sambal: sambal belachan, sambal kicap, sambal goreng. Budu and cincalok will make a cameo…  More »