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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, June 3, 2013


Recipe by my niece MALARVEVI

1.5 kg chicken,cut into small pieces and rub with a little salt and turmeric powder.
Leave a side for 1/2 hour, then fry and keep aside

2 tsp chili powder

1/2 cup sweet soy sauce (chap kipas)

1 pandan leave,knot

2 stalk curry leaves

7 chili padi,keep it whole
or 3 green chilis,sliced

1 tomato,chopped

2 big onion,sliced

1/4 cup water

A bit of sugar and salt to taste


6 shallots

5 cm ginger

6 garlic

1. Heat oil and add in the sliced onion,kari leaves and pandan  leave . Then add in the blend ingredients. fry until oil rise.

2. Add in the chili powder and chopped tomato fry until oil rise. Add in the soy sauce and sir well. Add water  stir well and taste and see if you need to add in the salt or sugar. Add if needed. Add in the chicken and stir well cooked until a bit dry.

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