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Dried Shrimp / Udang Kering Powder (‘Homemade MSG’)

Do you know that besides the four basic taste (i.e sweet, sour, salty, and bitter), there’s another flavour called umami? A Japanese scientist managed to extract a substance called glutamate from kombu seaweed and discovered that its combination with salt creates a ‘pleasant savoury taste’.  That is how MSG was created and slowly permeates supermarkets, restaurants, and …

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Calamansi & Sour Plum Juice (Limau Asam Boi/ 桔子酸梅) – 3 Ingredients

If you’re visiting Malaysia, one of the drinks you must try in this beautiful tropical country is Limau Asam Boi or Kat Chai Suen Mui (桔子酸梅), in Malay and Cantonese respectively. This drink is a thirst quencher favoured by most Malaysians on a hot day. It’s commonly available in Malaysian kopitiam as calamansi lime grow very well …

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Easy Miso Soup – 3 ingredients

This miso soup is without tofu or spring onions – two fresh ingredients that I don’t always have at home. It’s made with three basic ingredients – homemade dashi stock, miso paste and wakame. You could use dashi granules, but I always like to make my own stock. Understandably, in a typical Malaysian kitchen, we …

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