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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, September 7, 2012



In case if can't get vegetarian chicken you can replace it with tau foo. Cut the tau foo into small pieces and fried it before use.

250gm vegetarian chicken,

300gm potatoes,cut into cubes

150gm long beans,cut

150gm tomatoes,cut into wedges

2 tbsp meat curry powder

1 tsp chili powder

1 litre coconut milk

Salt and a pinch of sugar to taste

Grind to a paste

10 dry chilis remove seeds and soaked

5 stalk lemon grass,chopped

3cm lengkuas.chopped

5 shallots

4 garlic

2cm ginger

For tempering (A)

4 cardamons

4 cloves

4 star anisee

2 stick cinnamons

2 stalk kari leaves

3-4 tbsp oil,or more less

1. Heat the oil and add in A and fry until fragrant. Add in  the grind ingredients,curry powder and chili powder and  fry until the oil rise.

2. Add in the potatoes,tomatoes and the coconut milk let it cook over a low heat until the potatoes are cook. Add in the vegetarian chicken and long bean cook cook until done. Serve with rice.


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