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

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

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

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

Kuih Cara: A Malaysian Delicacy With Two Tastes

Kuih Cara is a type of kuih origin from Malaysia. It has two varieties with two different tastes, sweet for Kuih Cara Manis and savoury for Kuih Cara Berlauk. The basic ingredients for Kuih Cara are coconut milk, wheat flour, egg, salt, water and cooking oil. The batter to make these are the same except the colour, shape and fillings of the kuih are different. … Continue reading Kuih Cara: A Malaysian Delicacy With Two Tastes

Cakoi Based on Chinese Fried Bread Recipe

What is kuih cakoi?  Cakoi is a Malay word for You-tiao, a type of Chinese doughnuts.  The cakoi made up of basic ingredients such as wheat flour, egg, yeast, baking powder, milk, water, salt, sugar and cooking oil.  The combination of the above ingredients produces a strip of golden brown color dough when cooked using the deep-fried method.  (*Kuih is a broad term for Malay … Continue reading Cakoi Based on Chinese Fried Bread Recipe