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Coconut jam (kaya)- how to make it at home

Whenever I think about kaya (coconut jam), it always conjured up flashes of childhood memories sitting in the old-school cafe eating Hainanese toast bread overflowing with kaya top with a piece of chilled butter. It is the epitome of Malaysian-Singapore perennial breakfast favorite, often served with a cup of brew-on-demand Hainanese coffee waft up to …

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Chicken Rendang – How to cook in 4 easy steps

This article is specially written to explain how to prepare the Malaysian style chicken rendang.  Rendang is a spicy stewed dish originated from Minangkabau, Indonesia. This delightful dish has since been assimilated into the Malaysian culinary culture, and have been improvised to satisfy the local taste buds. While there are slight differences among chicken rendang …

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Nasi Lemak 椰漿飯 – How to cook (the complete guide)

Nasi Lemak 椰漿飯 is the breakfast and lunch staple in Malaysia. This drool-worthy, gluttonous gem is offered in almost every local Malay and Mamak restaurant. Wrapped in paper and banana leaves, Nasi Lemak Bungkus (wrapped coconut milk rice) has become the quintessential meal for the locals. Like many Asia dishes in the Asian culinary repertoire, …

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Marmite Chicken – How to prepare in four quick steps

Today I want to introduce to you Marmite chicken (妈蜜鸡), an Asian twist of the yeast extract Marmite made in the UK. There is a thin line between love and hate when we talk about Marmite. People like its intense flavor, but others find it too concentrated. Although Marmite is traditionally used as a spread …

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Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice 海南鸡饭 was listed as one of the “world’s 50 best foods” by CNN in 2018.  SAVEUR, the global guide to cooking, entertaining, and food travel, described it as one of the most beloved culinary exports of Southeast Asia.” Besides all the recognition received across the globe, serving Hainanese chicken rice is deceptively …

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Mee Goreng – How to cook great noodles in 4 quick steps

Today I want to introduce stir-frying noodles with a deep cultural heritage of the Indian Muslim origin in Malaysia – Mee Goreng Mamak.  Mee refers to noodles, and goreng means stir-frying in both Malay and Indonesian language.  Mee Goreng (also spell as mi goreng) is completely different from the Chinese noodles like Chow Mien, and …

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Vegetable Curry – How to cook in 3 easy steps

Vegetable dishes are usually described as tasteless for those who like to eat meat, but I am convinced that they will submit to the incredible flavor of this vegetable curry prepared with a myriad of herbs and spices. This Malaysian Chinese vegetable curry recipe is loved by all communities in Malaysia. There are other variations, …

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Easy chicken curry – How to prepare (quick and easy method)

This simple curry chicken recipe is so easy that anyone can make it at home. Many people who want to make chicken curry but are put off by the long list of ingredients. Cooking curry requires grounding various herbs and spices with a mortar and pestle. While this is by far this most authentic method …

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Peanut sauce – How to prepare from scratch with 3 simple steps

Who doesn’t like the authentic peanut sauce made from scratch? I am referring the umami-rich peanut sauce for satay.   This Asian peanut sauce is so versatile that besides for satay, can be used as the gravy for noodles, making Indonesian style salad (Gado-Gado) and even as the sauce for tacos and wraps. The sauce is …

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