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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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Wat Tan Hor (滑旦河)- Cantonese rice noodles in silky egg gravy

Wat Tan Hor is a Malaysian street food dish that consists of flat rice noodles slathered in rich egg gravy with a combination of meat, seafood, and vegetables. The noodles are wok-fried until they develop charred bits, giving them a delicious and fragrant wok hei (aroma). Wat Tan Hor (Wat Dan Hor) is the phonetic …

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Kolo Mee recipe- How to prepare the traditional Malaysian noodles

If you love Asian noodles, you’ll love this Kolo Mee recipe! This favorite noodle dish is a specialty from Sarawak, Malaysia, a delicious mix of springy egg noodles, savory minced meat, and char siu, all tossed in a savory sauce that will surely make your taste buds dance. It’s easy to make as it requires …

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Nasi Minyak recipe- How to cook Malaysian fragrant pilau

Nasi minyak is a delicious Malaysian rice dish with a rich buttery flavor infused with aromatic spices. Its name translates to “oil rice” and was once exclusively served to the Malay royal family. The dish is likely named after its main ingredient, clarified butter (ghee). The ghee rice cooked with spices gives an enticing aroma. …

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Sup Kambing recipe- How to make the ultimate comfort soup (Malaysian mutton soup)

Let me share the Sup Kambing recipe, the classic Malaysian soup, in this article. Sup kambing is one of the delicious soups I always order in the local Malaysian Indian restaurant. It tastes completely different from most Western and Chinese soups due to the liberal use of spices. Don’t freak out when you see a …

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Kam Heong chicken- an authentic Malaysian recipe with an intense flavor

Today I want to introduce an authentic Malaysian Chinese recipe called Kam Heong chicken (Golden fragrance chicken/甘香鸡). Kam Heong is a direct translation from the Cantonese dialect 甘香, which means fragrance and aromatic. Kam Heong chicken is a homegrown recipe created by the local Chinese that uses Chinese and Malay ingredients. It is one of …

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Tamarind prawns- How to make Malaysian-style Assam Prawns

Do you like to eat prawns? How was it cooked the last time you ate prawns?  I have something different to show you today—tamarind prawns. Tamarind prawns (Asam prawns or Assam prawns as in Malay) are one of the famous Nyonya recipes in Malaysia. The prawns are fried until the sugar is caramelized, mixed with …

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Squid curry – How to prepare Kari Sotong (Malaysian style) with amazing taste

This curry squid recipe is for you if you like spicy seafood food. It is hugely popular in Malaysia and is served in most Malay and Mamak restaurants.  The Malay name of curry squid is Kari Sotong. It can be the side or main dish and is delicious to pair with roti, naan, or steamed …

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How to make kaya toast and half-boiled egg

This article is about the most popular breakfast staple in coffee shops in Malaysia and Singapore – kaya toast with half-boiled eggs. I have not known anyone in Malaysia who has not tried this breakfast combination. The toast is thick slices of bread grilled on charcoal with kaya and a slab of ice-cold butter. The …

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