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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

Thursday, September 5, 2013



120 gm super fine flour*

1 tsp double action baking powder*

1/2 tsp baking soda*

40 gm cocoa powder*

Sift together *

140 gm brown sugar

2 tbsp milk powder

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup melted butter or corn oil

11/4 cup very cold water from the fridge

A pinch of salt

1 tsp of white vinegar

Line and grease a round 15cm cake tin

Heat oven to 160c.

1. Mix the sifted ingredients in a big bowl and add in the sugar,milk powder and salt.

2. Mix well the dry ingredients. Add in the oil or butter,vanilla and the cold water.

3. Mix using a whisk until well blend don't over mix. Make sure there is no lumps in the batter.

4. Add in the vinegar and mix well. Pour in the prepared tin and bake for 40 mins or until done. Let the cake cool before adding the topping.

For the topping

1/2 cup condensed milk

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tbsp water

1/2 tbsp butter

Cook this using the double boiling method until well mix and a little thick. Pour on the cake.Decorate as you like.


1 comment:

  1. thank u chef, nmpk sedap betul.
    my daughter sure will like it, coz no eggs added. she's allergic to egg.