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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

Sunday, January 29, 2012


This recipe is from my friend's blog DARI DAPUR ORANG KAMPUNG.

700gm tuna,remove head and cut into medium pieces.
1/2 cup tomato puree
1/2 cup cooking oil
21/2 cup water
Salt and sugar to taste

Grind to a paste

25gm garlic
80gm shallots
20gm ginger

1. Heat a pressure cooker with oil and add the paste fry until fragrant.
2. Add in the tomato puree and stir fry until the oil rise.
3. Add in the water,salt and sugar  let it boil.
4. Add the fish and cover the pressure cooker and cook until the first whistle.
5. Lower the heat and let it cook for 1 hour
6. When cool open the pressure cooker and remove the fish. Now your sardin is ready.It will
taste better if keep overnight.

1 comment:

  1. Mouthwatering Recipe..