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Kimchi pancakes

Kimchi Pancake

My interested in Korean culture (and food) begins with the first episode of Dae Jang Geum (Jewel In The Palace), a super popular K-drama about a palace made who became the first female imperial doctor. Since a few years ago, I always have a packet of kimchi in my fridge. Besides eating it with rice, …

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green-tea-and-sakura-mousse

Layered Green Tea Mousse

This is hands down one of the easiest dessert I’ve ever made. Only 7 ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare (though you will need to wait for a few hours for the end product). No oven or a stand mixer needed. The results? Glasses of rich, pastel coloured mousse with a lovely taste of green tea. …

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otak-otak steam - New Malaysian Kitchen

Easy Otak-Otak in 30 Minutes

I have a thing for Nyonya food; I think I like the unique flavour combo of the many spices such as turmeric and daun kaduk (wild betel). Perhaps because Nyonya cuisine is influenced by the Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai and British, it tend to have a complex and interesting flavour (I’m crazy about sambal belacan …

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Kaduk Omelette

Kaduk Omelette

Since I started gardening, I realise that there are plenty of local herbs and vegetables that we have forgotten. Have you heard of Indian Borage or Daun Kaduk? Perhaps their lack of popularity makes them hardly available in the market. It’s such as pity as they are incredibly flavourful and rich in nutrient too. Read: …

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Fish Maw - New Malaysian Kitchen

Fish Maw Soup – 8 Ingredients

Fish Maw Soup is normally served during special occasion such as Chinese New Year. Some of the ingredients (such as fish maw and scallops) are considered as delicacies, and high-grade ones can be expensive. I loved this savoury soup since I  was a child. Now that I put some thought into it, I realise I …

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Pandan Chicken - New Malaysian Kitchen

Thai Pandan Chicken

Although I’ve dined Rama V only once, I remembered it well. It was a beautiful restaurant furnished with wooden interior, surrounded by ponds with lotus blossoms and offered delectable Thai food. Naturally, I’m delighted to get my hands on Rama V Cookbook and marked many simpler recipes with post-it notes such as Tom Yum Kung, Thai-styled grilled …

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Sago Pudding Gula Melaka

Sago Pudding With Gula Melaka

Sago Gula Melaka is one of my top favourite Malaysian desserts. I love the texture of the chewy pearl sago that is drenched in combination of sweet gula melaka (palm sugar) and fragrant santan (coconut milk). Curiously, unlike the omnipresent cendol or ice-kacang, this dessert is not widely available in Malaysian eateries. Especially the fact …

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Koi Fish Jelly Agar Agar

Koi Fish Jelly – 6 Ingredients

Want to ‘wow ‘your family with something sweet, beautiful and auspicious this Chinese New Year? Try making Koi Fish Jelly! As the weather is normally extremely hot in Malaysia during this season, I assure you that this dessert will be more popular than the regular pineapple tarts or mandarin oranges. Another reason why you want …

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