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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

Saturday, February 4, 2012



500gm vegetarian chicken,deep fry until golden brown

1 small tin green peas,drained

4 tbsp tomato sauce,or to taste

1-2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce

1/2 cup water

Salt and sugar to taste

Grind to a paste


16 dried chili,remove seed and soaked
3 cm ginger,chopped
3 garlic,chopped
1 big onion,chopped
2 stalk lemon grass
3-4 tomato,chopped
1 tbsp chili power

 For tempering(A)
4-5 tbsp oil
2 stick cinnamon
2 star anise
2 stalk kari leaves

1. Heat the oil and add the A fry till fragrant.

2. Add the grind masala and stir fry until oil rise,add more oil if needed.

3. Add the water,salt,sugar,tomato sauce and oyster sauce. let it boil.

4. When the water is a bit reduce add the chicken and green peas stir well. Remove from the heat. Serve with rice.


  1. They look delicious..Bookmarked


  2. Hi, do you have any idea what 'tempering' is called in Bahasa? I'm doing a subtitle for a cooking show and just can't seem to find the correct term. Thank you in advance!