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Seri Muka- How to make the delightful Malaysian dessert

Seri Muka is a Malaysian dessert consisting of two layers. The custard layer is infused with pandan extract, sitting on coconut milk flavored glutinous rice base. The contrasting flavor of the two layers makes it a delightful dessert among the Baba Nyonya and the Malays.  Seri Muka means a smooth and beautiful face. It is …

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Ondeh ondeh – How to make the delightful dessert with palm sugar

What is ondeh ondeh? It is a sweet delicacy with palm sugar wrapped within a glutinous rice flour dough and coated with salted grated coconut. There are other names for ondeh ondeh. My Indonesian friend said it is called klepon, and it is also named buah Melaka as its shape resembles the fruit of the …

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Soto ayam recipe – How to make Indonesian chicken soup

Soto ayam is a chicken soup dish originated from Indonesia and is popular in Malaysia and Singapore. However, you have to take a paradigm shift to appreciate it. Unlike a creamy soup, it’s a clear soup with loads of ingredients and condiments. Turmeric is the ingredient that makes yellow, coupled with spices like cumin, fennel, …

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Nasi goreng kampung – How to cook the best Indonesian fried rice

If you like fried rice, you must not miss the Indonesian and Malay versions called nasi goreng. What is nasi goreng? Nasi goreng means fried rice in Indonesian language and also in Malay language. It is cooked with a chili paste consisting of bird’s-eye chili, shallot, garlic, belacan (a local shrimp paste), and anchovies. It is …

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Mee Goreng – How to cook great noodles in 4 quick steps

Today I want to introduce stir-frying noodles with a deep cultural heritage of the Indian Muslim origin in Malaysia – Mee Goreng Mamak.  Mee refers to noodles, and goreng means stir-frying in both Malay language and Indonesian language.  Mee Goreng (also spell as mi goreng) is completely different from the Chinese noodles like Chow Mien, …

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Beef Rendang Recipe (How to make authentic Indonesian Rendang)

Do you know what the world’s best foods are? Sushi, beef rendang or lasagne? You probably thought you knew, but most likely you don’t. If you chose rendang, congratulations!  Based on 35,000 votes, the world’s most delicious food is rendang from West Sumatra, Indonesia. CNN scoured the planet to create the list of 50 most delicious …

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