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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, April 12, 2013



1 kg crab (weight after cleaning)

200 gm tomato,chopped

300 ml thick coconut milk

2 tbsp meat kari powder

3-4 star anise

2 stick cinnamon

2-3 stalks kari leafs

Add salt only after tasting the gravy after cooking.

Blend into a paste

20 dry chili,remove the seeds

6 shallots

6 garlic

3 stalk serai

1 cm ginger

1 cm lengkuas

1. Heat oil and add in the star anise,Cinnamon stick and kari leafs fry until fragrant. Add in the blend masala and curry powder fry in the oil until the oil rise.

2. Add in the chopped tomato and mix well. Add in the coconut milk and let it boil and add in the crab and mix well. Let it cook until the crab is cook and a little dry.Now you can taste and add the salt. Remove from the heat and serve with rice.


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