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Ayam Masak Merah

On March 31, 2014 By

Sunday started out hot and scorching, and I wanted ayam masak merah with nasi lemak for breakfast. But my aunt made keow teow soup, so we had that instead. I googled ayam masak merah recipes, and thought I’d make it for lunch. But there was a long queue at the chicken section in the supermarket [...]

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Sambal Ikan Bilis

On June 24, 2013 By

    Last Saturday, we woke up to smoky air that had permeated into our rooms, even with all the doors and windows shut. And the air quality was only moderately hazardous in KL, can’t imagine what it’s like for people down south where the API reading had spiked at 746 in Muar. But it’s [...]

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THIS tattered recipe book is almost 30 years, yes I am ancient. It was the first thing we had to do when we started our Sains Rumahtangga (SRT) or domestic science classin Form One. At that time, students were streamed into either Commerce or SRT. Traditionally the best students study commerce, and the weaker ones [...]

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Kelantan And Ayam Kuzi

On October 18, 2010 By

In recent years, rice has been much maligned. So many friends I know are staying away from rice, and swearing that they feel so much better, and lighter. They are so disciplined they’d have only a few spoonfuls of rice, if at all they have rice. Some have even switched to brown rice. I have [...]

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I wanted to take part in the Merdeka Open House party organised by babe in the city_kl, but I just couldn’t decide on what dish to post to fit the theme Food From Our Hearts. It’s kind of a strange predicament because cooking and feeding people well are how my family express our love for [...]

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Dip For Fried Fish

On May 9, 2010 By

I like plain fried fish – marinated with salt and turmeric, or with salt and white pepper. It has to be fried right, and that means it must be crispy on the outside and moist inside, not bone dry. I could happily have a plate of hot rice with just fried fish, with condiments like [...]

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Daging Masak Kicap

On April 12, 2010 By

For the past two weeks or so, Marina Mustafa’s cookbook Memorable Recipes for Malay Occasions has been in my kitchen, as I was reviewing the book for StarTwo. I liked the book from the moment I flipped through the pages in Popular late last year, and had specifically asked for a copy to review. Check [...]

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My Wonky Kuih Keria

On March 1, 2010 By

The theme for this month’s StarTwo column is kuih, and we all found it so challenging. All the recipes we found in cookbooks do not work, and in the end the best source was cooks who are familiar with making kuih. It’s a real shame because it means that most of us will probably know [...]

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Duck Eggs

On January 20, 2010 By

My late grandmother used to rear ducks in her backyard. We never went near them; they were stinky and noisy. But we knew that their eggs were good. Each time we visit, I’d always ask for her onion egg omelette, and it’s still one of my favourite dishes. On Chinese New Year, the family would [...]

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Solo Mango

On October 19, 2009 By

Everyone else’s tree branches are weighed down with clusters of mangoes in my neighbourhood, but I could only count three fruits on my tree. One was stolen; the other is too high up for me to reach and so there was only one left. Being kiasu, I plucked it last Sunday before someone else got [...]

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