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Lamb curry – How to cook (with an amazing result)

This article is about how to cook the lamb curry, which my wife would die for. She tried to resist the temptation to keep the leftover for the next meal before finally submitting to my suggestion to share with her sister. This lip-smacking curry is just delicious layered upon delicious. It is a hybridized curry …

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Cabbage Thoran – How to cook (easy Indian side dish)

Cabbage thoran is my favorite Indian side dish. Growing up in Malaysia and a lover of Indian food, I’ve lunch regularly at the Indian Malaysian restaurant. They lay a large piece of banana leaf in front of me,  scoop a large pile of white rice on it that I can never finish, and inundated by …

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Roti Canai – How to make it at home (a comprehensive guide)

Roti canai is an Indian-influenced flatbread that has become the national bread of Malaysia. I will explain how to make roti canai in detail in this article.  You will make roti canai taste precisely what you can get from the Mamak restaurant with a fluffy texture by following this recipe.  One of the integral parts …

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Soto ayam recipe – How to make Indonesian chicken soup

Soto ayam is a chicken soup dish originated from Indonesia and is popular in Malaysia and Singapore. However, you have to take a paradigm shift to appreciate it. Unlike a creamy soup, it’s a clear soup with loads of ingredients and condiments. Turmeric is the ingredient that makes yellow, coupled with spices like cumin, fennel, …

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Chicken Noodles – How To Make Ipoh Hor Fun

Why is the chicken noodles special? If you are living in Malaysian, you must have heard of the famed Ipoh shredded chicken noodles (怡保河粉).  It is one of the few noodles served with an exotic broth prepared with chicken bones and shrimp shells. Can you think of any other noodles are done this way? The …

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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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