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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

Monday, June 25, 2012

BITTER GOURD FRIED WITH ANCHOVIES

BITTER GOURD FRIED WITH ANCHOVIES


250gm bitter gourd,sliced thinly

50gm anchovies,Add in more if you like

1 tbsp oysters sauce

1 medium onion,sliced finely

1-2 red chilis,sliced finely

2 garlic,pound coarsely

1/3 cup water,more or less

2 tbsp oil

Sugar to taste

Salt if needed

1. Heat the oil and add in the onion,garlic ,chili and the anchovies fry until fragrant.

2. Add in the sauce and stir well, add in the bitter gourd,sugar and water cover and cook until the bitter gourd is cooked. add more water if needed. Remove from the heat. And serve
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