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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

Friday, April 20, 2012

SOUR CHICKEN SOUP

SOUR CHICKEN SOUP

300gm bitter vegetable (i am sure of the name) cut as you like
1 small carrot,remove skin and cut
400gm chicken,remove skin chopped into pieces
1 big onion,slice
4 pips garlic sliced
2cm ginger,sliced
4 dry cilli,cut into 2
3-4 tamarind peel (asam gelugor)
1 chicken stock cube if you like,but I didn't add.
1.2 litre water
Salt to taste

1. Mix the chicken,onion,garlic,ginger,dry chill,tamarind peel and salt and boil. For 15 mints over a low heat.
2. Add in the vegetables and cook until the meat is cooked. Serve hot with rice.

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