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 Best Way to Eat Nasi Lemak

The signature dish of Malaysia is Nasi Lemak. Commonly people noted about this dish is the rice which has a distinctive fragrance and spicy-sweet sambal. Alongside these two main grabbed attention is the garnishing, which is a hard-boiled egg, fried anchovies, fried peanuts and cucumber slices.  Nasi Lemak is so famous that I can see plenty of sellers selling nasi lemak in my neighbourhood. Some … Continue reading The Best Way to Eat Nasi Lemak

The Savoury Taste of Prawn Noodles at Sungai Dua, Penang

Penang in the northern state of Malaysia is a good place to visit. It can be reached by flight or drive through the North-South Expressway. From my house in Selayang, we drive through the highway in the morning and reach Penang within four hours. Alongside the highway, we can see the beautiful  Titiwangsa Ranges landscape, one of the oldest rainforests in the world. We checked … Continue reading The Savoury Taste of Prawn Noodles at Sungai Dua, Penang

Baulu a Malay Traditional Kuih

The Malay generation in the early days created kuih with three main ingredients. They use wheat flour, sugar and egg. They named it Kuih Baulu. The ingredients are normally available in the kitchen at their house in village. Kuih Baulu requires simple ingredients but the process to make is delicate with a longer time.  There is no measurement tool to get the right amount of … Continue reading Baulu a Malay Traditional Kuih

Getting to know Bingka Ubi

Many of the Malay kuih we inherit from the older generation are traditionally being served until today. Malaysian can easily find all sorts of Malay delicacies sold by stalls at the roadside.  Usually, our older generation creatively makes kuih from the ingredient that is easily available. Bingka Ubi is one of them. It is made from tapioca that easily grows in our tropical weather.  In … Continue reading Getting to know Bingka Ubi

Cendol and Rojak

What is cendol? Cendol words come from Malaysia. The word was first introduced in 1932 as one form of dish that available in Kuala Lumpur. It is a famous dessert in Malaysia and well-known across South-East Asia. According to Wikipedia, cendol is an iced sweet dessert that contain rice flour jelly with coconut milk and palm sugar syrup. This is another definition that is described … Continue reading Cendol and Rojak

Banana Leaves as Food Wrapper

Banana trees can be easily grown in the compounds of tropical areas and gives a lot of benefit to the community. In  countries such as Malaysia, India and Indonesia, banana trees are common in the culture of people and can be seen as ubiquitous in the community.  Especially the leaf of the banana tree. The leaves are large, flexible, waterproof, rich in fiber and enzymes. According … Continue reading Banana Leaves as Food Wrapper

Traditional sundry shop remain relevant in Malaysia

What is sundry shop? In Malaysia we called sundry shop as kedai pelbagai, in Singapore they have known as mama shop and sari-sari store in Philippines. There are popular in Malaysia and consider one-stop centre for those who want to cook and shop for daily cooking. Sundry shop is a shop that sells essential dry kitchen item for everyday use. The concept is unique whereby … Continue reading Traditional sundry shop remain relevant in Malaysia

Kuih Cara: A Malaysian Delicacy With Two Tastes

What is Kuih Cara? Kuih Cara is a type of Malay kuih origin from Malaysia. The basic ingredients for Kuih Cara are water, wheat flour, egg, coconut milk, salt and cooking oil. We also add few drops of food colouring to give it a beautiful and appealing look. Kuih Cara has two varieties with two different tastes, sweet for Kuih Cara Manis and savoury Kuih … Continue reading Kuih Cara: A Malaysian Delicacy With Two Tastes