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Malaysian butter chicken – with creamy sauce (lai yao kai)

Malaysian butter chicken is a popular dish made by coating fried chicken with a creamy sauce made with evaporated milk and butter. The chicken is crispy and savory when consumed immediately after preparation, a local favorite in Malaysia and Singapore. The recipe is simple and can be prepared at home easily. What is Malaysian butter …

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Thai tofu recipe – crispy tofu with a spicy and savory sauce

This is a delicious Thai tofu recipe inspired by a Thai dish I had in a restaurant while I was recently on a trip to Sekinchan, Malaysia. While this recipe is typical in Thai restaurants in Malaysia, it might not be authentic Thai cuisine. Nevertheless, it is incredibly tasty. The tofu is deep-fried until crisp …

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Salted egg squid (sotong) – easy Malaysian recipe

Salted egg squid is unique because it is not ordinary deep-fried squid; it is doused in a special sauce made with salted egg yolks, butter, and milk. Why is salted egg so tasty? You might have heard about salted eggs or tried them before. These special preserved eggs are primarily popular among Chinese and other …

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Ayam Pongteh- Baba and Nyonya recipe (chicken and potato stew)

Chicken Pongteh (Ayam Pongteh) is a delicious Nyonya cuisine. It is a stew made with chicken, potatoes, fermented bean sauce (taucu), and palm sugar. The dish’s origin dates back to the Peranakan community, descendants of Chinese and Malay intermarriages. Initially, the dish was made with pork trotters (babi pongteh), but it has evolved and become …

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Ayam Paprik – Thai style stir-fry spicy chicken

Ayam Paprik is a popular Thai-style Malaysian dish. This Malaysian version has a unique taste because it includes sweet soy sauce and the local ground chili (cili boh) instead of Thai red chili paste. Nevertheless, the main ingredients are still Thai, which include kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, and Tom Yum paste. It is best …

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Mee Hailam recipe- Malaysian noodles with Hainanese influence

Today, I plan to cook Mee Hailam, a well-known noodle dish in Malaysia. Despite its Chinese name, it is popular among Malays and can be found on the menu of most Malay restaurants. This dish’s cooking technique and ingredients are quite distinct from traditional Chinese cuisine. It is a fascinating dish that I would like …

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Mee Rebus recipe- Malay noodles with sweet potato gravy

Mee Rebus is a hugely popular noodle dish in Malay food outlets and stalls throughout Malaysia. Although there are some variations of the dish from different regions, typically, it consists of noodles served in a savory gravy seasoned with spices and thickened with sweet potato gravy. In this article, I will prepare Mee Rebus with …

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Daging Masak Kicap: A flavorful Malay soy sauce beef recipe

If you’re looking for a soy sauce recipe with a twist, Daging Masak Kicap, a traditional Malay soy sauce beef dish, is what you need. While it may not be as well-known as stir-fried meat with soy sauce, it is a common and beloved dish in Malay households, prepared by families for generations. The key …

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Turmeric chicken- easy Malaysian fried chicken recipe

Prepare to be amazed by this ridiculously simple yet utterly delectable Malaysian favorite-  fried turmeric chicken (Ayam goreng kunyit). However, I must caution you to be on guard against those sneaky fingers attempting to steal bites, as once you cook up this dish, its irresistible flavor will attract friends and foes alike, leaving your portions …

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