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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

Tuesday, July 3, 2012



4-5 mackerel or any fish you like,clean cut and rub with a little salt and turmeric powder and fry until light brown.

2  tomatoes,cut into wedages

2 big onions,sliced

2 red or green chilis,sliced

1/2 cup water

2 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp thick sweet soy sauce

Salt if needed

Grind to paste

10 dried chili,remove seeds and soaked

4 shallots

2 garlic

1cm ginger

1. Heat oil and add in the grind paste and fry until the oil rise.

2. Add in the water,big onion,chilis,oyster sauce,thick soy sauce and salt if needed.

3. Let it boil,when the water reduce a bit add in the fish and stir well. Cook until the gravy is thick. Remove and serve.


  1. Made this fish sambal...it was super tasty! Thank you Thyaga,for the recipe!