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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

Thursday, March 15, 2012



In case you don't like the vegetarian chicken you can use 500gm potatoes to cook this dish.

400gm vegetarian chicken,fried until brown
4 potatoes,cut in to wedges
2 red chilli
1-2 asam keping (tamarind peel) or to your taste
1 small turmeric leaf,finely shredded
1 litre thick coconut milk
Salt,sugar to taste
Grind to a paste
6 shallot
2 garlic
1cm lengkuas
3 lemon grass
8 chilli padi (i use the small type) more if you like it very hot.
2cm fresh turmeric

1. Mix the grind ingredient,coconut milk,salt,sugar asam keping in a pot and mix well.
2. Bring it to a boil add the potatoes and cook over a low heat until the potatoes are cook, add in the chilli,a bit of the turmeric leaf and the fried vegetarian chicken. Cook for a mint then remove from the heat.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a wonderful recipe..Thanks for posting it..Bookmarked..