The Facts About Ketupat from Malay’s Kitchen

Ketupat is a type of food specially made during Hari Raya Aidilfitri. In Malaysia, there are two type of ketupat named, ketupat nasi and ketupat palas. The difference between ketupat nasi and ketupat palas Traditionally, ketupat nasi is a rice-based that is wrapped in the young coconut leaves. While ketupat palas is a glutinous rice-based wrapped in the leaves of pokok palas (fan palm leaves). … Continue reading The Facts About Ketupat from Malay’s Kitchen

7 Recipes to make an ordinary egg into a hearty meal

How important eggs in our home Even though it is simple yet is the main ingredient in many dishes. What is this main ingredient? The answer is an egg. Eggs are a versatile food and many people enjoy them fried, boiled, scrambled or baked. They are easy to incorporate into a diet. Eggs fulfil a lot of cooking requirements. It is cost saving protein. Easy … Continue reading 7 Recipes to make an ordinary egg into a hearty meal

Palm sugar a Natural Sweetener from Asia

Palm sugar is a natural sweetener made from coconut sap. In Malaysia, it is better known as gula Melaka.  Coconut sap from coconut trees is also a basic ingredient for other food products such as chocolate toffee and cookies. Palm sugar is widely available in the local grocery stores in Malaysia.  In other countries, such as Ireland and the United State it can be found … Continue reading Palm sugar a Natural Sweetener from Asia

Sambal Udang a Traditional Dish

Malaysians really love sambal, the village-style cuisine. There is one word that suits it best to describe the sambal: ‘pedas’.    Pedas is the Malay word to explain the taste of sambal.  Another word referring to sambal is hot taste. Sambal is a basic gravy and we may add it with seafood to make as side dish. Sambal with prawns gives a real kick eating with … Continue reading Sambal Udang a Traditional Dish

3 type of onions commonly use in cooking

There are variety of onions in the market and it a must-have sautéing ingredients in the cooking. I use three types of onion which is the red onion, yellow onion and shallots. Shallots Shallots is better known as bawang merah kecil in Malay. Specifically, I use shallots to make ingredients for sautéing and preparing sambal. For daily cooking the portion that I used will be three … Continue reading 3 type of onions commonly use in cooking

Having a taste of real cendol

I prefer to prepare my own dessert, which is cendol.  Cendol is a popular dessert among Malaysians to quench their thirst on sunny days. One does not have to do much to make the drink as an ingredient to make cendol available in the market. All I can say is, you only need to mix the ingredients. The only thing you cook is to make … Continue reading Having a taste of real cendol

The first year of entrepreneurship

I want to share what we have learned about being members of entrepreneurship. I started with a basic foundation of learning regarding the management of a business in graduate school and since I am keen on life-long learning, we set up the enterprise for a continuous learning curve and providing employment for me as well as the medium for my retired mother continuously working at … Continue reading The first year of entrepreneurship

Lessons learned through following recipes on the Internet

The internet is full of knowledge that everyone shares their own cooking tips.  The key for learners is, to know whether the information is accurate and helpful.  For me, there is no right or wrong way of cooking and everyone may find ways to work on their cooking skills.  As for learning through the internet, I always make a revision on the recipe that is … Continue reading Lessons learned through following recipes on the Internet

Homemade Seafood Pizza Bread

This recipe is simple and made use of available ingredients at the grocery store. If you plan camping or outdoor activities, this recipe will be suitable for the occasion.  For the pizza crust, we are going to use slices of bread and the quantity is according to the size of the pan. For the large pan, it is recommended to used 4-5 pieces of bread.  … Continue reading Homemade Seafood Pizza Bread