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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, March 11, 2013



1 chicken,cut into pieces.

2 tbsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste

Mix the chicken with the salt and turmeric. and fry until cooked but make sure it is not hard.


8 shallots

5 garlic

2 stalk serai

1 inch ginger

1 inch fresh turmeric

1 inch lengkuas

12 chili padi,you can add more or less to your taste.


1/2 cup oil

1 cup thick coconut milk

2 tbsp thick tamarind juice,or to taste

11/2 tbsp sugar

1 cube chicken stock,if you like

1. Heat the oil and fry the blend ingredients until oil rise. Add in the coconut milk,sugar,tamarind juice,chicken stock if you use  cook until it is thick and oil rise. ( You can remove some oil if you think it is very Oliy)

2. Add the fried chicken and stir well. cooked until dry. Remove from the heat. Serve with rice


1 comment:

  1. Thats looks so mouthwatering! Am craving for your chicken dish now. ;)

    Btw, I did email you few weeks back inviting you to make a guest post for me. Wonder if you received it.