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Ayam goreng – How to make authentic Malaysian fried chicken

This recipe is about chicken on the bone marinated with dry spices, the authentic ayam goreng (fried chicken) served in the Indian Muslim restaurants in Malaysia. If you expect it tastes closely to KFC or other fried chicken coated with batter, you will be surprised by the different flavors offered by the Malaysian ayam goreng.  …

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Chicken chop – How to make the best Malaysian chicken steak

Since I was young, I thought that chicken chop is served in every Western country. Of course, it sounds naive, but I firmly believe that when I was in my teens.  After traveling extensively for work and vacation, I eventually realized no such thing called chicken chop on the menu in any restaurant I visited …

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Lamb curry – How to cook (with an amazing result)

This article is about how to cook the lamb curry, which my wife would die for. She tried to resist the temptation to keep the leftover for the next meal before finally submitting to my suggestion to share with her sister. This lip-smacking curry is just delicious layered upon delicious. It is a hybridized curry …

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Cabbage Thoran – How to cook (easy Indian side dish)

Cabbage thoran is my favorite Indian side dish. Growing up in Malaysia and a lover of Indian food, I’ve lunch regularly at the Indian Malaysian restaurant. They lay a large piece of banana leaf in front of me,  scoop a large pile of white rice on it that I can never finish, and inundated by …

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Roti Canai – How to make it at home (a comprehensive guide)

Roti canai is an Indian-influenced flatbread that has become the national bread of Malaysia. I will explain how to make roti canai in detail in this article.  You will make roti canai taste precisely what you can get from the Mamak restaurant with a fluffy texture by following this recipe.  One of the integral parts …

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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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Chicken Noodles – How To Make Ipoh Hor Fun

Why is the chicken noodles special? If you are living in Malaysian, you must have heard of the famed Ipoh shredded chicken noodles (怡保河粉).  It is one of the few noodles served with an exotic broth prepared with chicken bones and shrimp shells. Can you think of any other noodles are done this way? The …

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Coconut jam (kaya)- how to make it at home

Whenever I think about kaya (coconut jam), it always conjured up flashes of childhood memories sitting in the old-school cafe eating Hainanese toast bread overflowing with kaya top with a piece of chilled butter. It is the epitome of Malaysian-Singapore perennial breakfast favorite, often served with a cup of brew-on-demand Hainanese coffee waft up to …

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