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I was born and brought up in Kota Bahru,Kel,Malaysia From a very young age I was very interested in cooking. My sisters were all married by the time I was ten it fell on me to help my mother to do the household chores. Slowly I started cooking. After doing our household chores I go and help our neighbour Mok Wan who happened to be a kuih seller, helping her with the task of grinding rice, beating eggs, peeling onions and packing the kuihs usually fell on me for just 20 cents. Mok Wan was very good in making all those traditional Kelantanese kuih whicn are known for their variety and distinct taste. It was she who give me the best lessons in Malay culinary arts. It have been years since she passed away but her art of making kuih is still with me. It was my mother who gave me the lessons in Indian culinary arts, I helped her cook, learning all the time without realising it. Every time when I cook for my friends, the first thing they ask me is "Did you learn cooking?" Far from protesting vehemently that I was self-taught, I must admit I that I gained my knowledge of cooking partly from my family, partly from helping people who are masters of their arts and partly from cookery books.

About the cuisine

Our food is a delicious blend of flavours coming from the Malays,Chinese,India and indigenous communities living in Malaysia

Wednesday, December 28, 2011



500gm fish,any fish you like or fish head

1 litre coconut milk

2 tomatoes,cut in wedges

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 piece tamarind peel (asam gelugor) if you like it sour.
Salt to taste

For tempering(A)

1 onion,finely sliced

2 chilli's red or green,slit into two

4 garlic,sliced finely

2cm ginger,sliced finely

2 lemon grass,smashed

1 stalk kari leaf

1/2 tsp cumins

1/2 tsp fenugreek


1. Heat the oil and add in  A and fry until fragrant.

2. When the onion turn light brown add in the turmeric and add the coconut milk,fish,tomato,tamarind peel(if you are adding) and salt stir well.

3. And let it comes to a boil and when the fish is cook. Remove from the heat. And serve with rice.


1 comment:

  1. Delicious..Yummy one to try it asap