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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, October 22, 2012



150gm tang meen flour

250gm sugar,or to your taste

A pinch of salt

600ml water

70gm chopped cashewnuts

10 cardamons,seeds pounded

Green food colouring.


80-100gm ghee

1. Mix A in a pan and stir over a low heat. Until it became a bit thick.

2. Keep stirring, adding the ghee every now and then. Stir until the halwa leaves the side of the tin.

3. Put in a tray and when cool cut into squares.


  1. thank you Arthy..and it is very easy to make to.

  2. I tried this halva and it was so good. The recipe worked exactly. Thanks for sharing wonderful food with us. Really like your blog and the pictures.