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Jemput Jemput Pisang

Jemput Jemput Pisang

Hi everyone! 🙂 How has your week been so far? I am sure many of us have already started looking forward to weekend. So here’s a recipe for a traditional Malay delicacy ‘Jemput Jemput’ or otherwise known as ‘banana fritters’ to keep you going till […]

Epok Epok Chicken Curry Puff

Epok Epok Chicken Curry Puff

Lalitha KirsnanHello everyone! I am Lalitha Kirsnan originally from Singapore. I now live here on the Gold Coast with my lovely husband, Hasan. Our favourite past time is eating. Needless to say as we both come from a food paradise. I am currently pursuing my […]

Vegetarian Kering Tempeh

Vegetarian Kering Tempeh

View Recipe Details Below ‘Tempeh’ is  fermented soy product originally from Java. It is made out of whole soy beans soaked overnight, dehulled and cooked partially (Source: Wikipedia). It looks like a mini cake slightly brown in colour. Vegetarians often use it as a meat […]

Asam Pedas

Asam Pedas

View Recipe Details Below ‘Asam Pedas‘ refers to sour/spicy fish stew made of tamarind base. ‘Asam’ means tamarind and ‘pedas’ spicy. It tastes quite similar to ‘tom yum goong’ from Thailand and the ingredients used are almost the same. With ‘asam pedas’, we usually cook […]

Sayur Lodeh

Sayur Lodeh

View Recipe Details Below ‘Sayur Lodeh‘ is vegetable coconut stew in Malay. This dish is similar to the Indian ‘sothi’ that my mum makes at home. However, the ‘sayur lodeh’ is more flavoursome with rich ingredients such as fresh turmeric, lemongrass and galangal. The origin of […]

Ikan Bakar

Ikan Bakar

View Recipe Details Below ‘Ikan Bakar‘ means ‘Burnt Fish’ literally in Malay. It refers to fish and any other form of seafood seasoned with spices and sambal belacan paste and  placed on banana leaves to be grilled over the bbq or a hot plate. The juice from the sambal […]

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak

View Recipe Details Below Here we go!!Finally the much awaited ‘Nasi Lemak‘ recipe. This is an all-time hit with my friends here especially our best friend Jeff. He practically lives on this dish and ever so often bribes Hasan for it each time Hasan needs […]

Ikan Bilis Sambal

Ikan Bilis Sambal

View Recipe Details Below ‘Ikan Bilis sambal‘ is anchovy sambal. It is a traditional Singaporean/Malaysian home dish. Anchovies for some reason are not very well-liked in Australia. I remember going to work one day with fried anchovies and the moment I opened my lunch box, […]

Cucur Udang

Cucur Udang

View Recipe Details Below ‘Cucur Udang‘ refers to fried prawn fritters. It is a common teatime snack in Singapore and Malaysia often sold by Malay street vendors. In Singapore with modernization having taken over the olden lifestyles, it is quite difficult to find authentic street […]

Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng

View Recipe Details Below I have chosen to provide my maternal aunt’s famous Nasi Goreng recipe as my first post. ‘Nasi’ refers to rice and ‘goreng’ refers to stir fried. So in English, we refer to it simply as ‘stir-fried’ rice. It is the national […]