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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, December 12, 2013



150 gm vegetarian prawn,sliced into 2

150 gm petai

1/2 cup chili sauce

2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce,or to taste

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup oil

I didn't add any salt

Blend to a fine paste:

10 dry chili,remove seeds and soaked
( I use the big type of dry chili see picture and I only use 7 of those. This chili is not very hot and it got a very nice red colour)

80 gm shallots,sliced

2 garlic,sliced

2 lemon grass (serai)

1. Heat oil and add in the blend paste and fry until the oil rise.

2. Add in the chili sauce,oyster sauce,prawns and water mix well and cook until the oil rise.

3. Add in the petai and mix well. Remove from the heat. I don't like to over cook the petai. Serve hot with rice.

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