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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, August 26, 2013



600 gm bittergourd,remove seeds and
sliced finely. I use small kind of bittergourd which grows in my garden. You can use the bigger type.

20 gm anchovies,pounded

3 cup coconut milk

2 tbsp sugar

Salt to taste

For tempering

2 tbsp oil

1 big onion,finely sliced

2 red chilis,finely sliced

4 garlic,pounded

1 tsp mustard seeds

2 stalk kari leaves

1. Heat the oil and add in the mustard seeds,onion,chili and kari leaves fry until fragrant and when the onion turn light brown add in the anchovies.

2. Add in the bittergourd and mix well. Add in the coconut milk,sugar and salt. Cook until the bittergourd are tender and gravy reduces.


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