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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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
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
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
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