Category Archives: Malay

A Hearty Meal With Asam Pedas Ikan (Sour & Spicy Fish)

Had some spices and chilli paste left from the Fish Head Curry that I cooked the previous week and decided to make a dish of Malay asam (sour) pedas (spicy) ikan (fish) for myself this week.

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Malay Sambal Udang…Some Sambal Fishballs Would Be Nice Too!

Sambal udang, or sambal prawns, is a characteristically Malay dish of prawns cooked with sambal belacan and chilli rempah. It tastes quite similar to Ayam Masak Merah, a dish of chicken that is cooked in a similar sambal sauce, except … Read more

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Malay Spicy Ayam Masak Merah

Ayam masak merah, meaning ‘chicken in red spicy tomato sauce’, is a continuation of my specially dedicated effort to cook Malay food to celebrate the upcoming Hari Raya Puasa. It’s a good way to compliment my previous recipe of Nasi … Read more

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A Dish Of Indonesian Yellow Rice Called Nasi Kunyit

Nasi Kunyit (meaning ‘turmeric rice’), otherwise known as Nasi Kuning (meaning ‘yellow rice’) is an Indonesian rice commonly served at local Malay Nasi Padang stores, that is, stores selling Malay dishes. Nasi Kunyit uses glutinous rice that is steamed with … Read more

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Nonya Kueh Dadar With A Colourful Twist

This teatime kueh is a snack with both Malay and Peranakan origins. In general, ‘kueh dadar’, or ‘kueh ketayap’, refers to rolled up pandan pancakes filled with sweet coconut fillings. It is a common snack readily available at our local … Read more

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