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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, November 10, 2014



500 gm vegetarian fish,fry until light brown

1/2 cup taucu

2-3 big onion,sliced

4 green chili,add more if you like it hot

3-4 small tomato,cut into weages

 1 tsp turmeric powder

 11/2 water

1 tbsp vinegar

5-6 garlic,chopped or sliced

4cm ginger,sliced finely

Sugar to taste

Salt, taste before adding because taucu is salty

1. Heat about 4-5 tbsp oil in a pan and add in the onion,chili,ginger and garlic.Fry until fragrant.

2.  Add in the taucu and turmeric powder mix well and add in the water. Let it boil and simmer add in the sugar and vinegar mix well.

3. Add in the fish and tomato mix well check the taste if needed add in the salt. Remove from the heat. Serve hot with rice.

Note: This dish must be a bit watery so add in a bit more water if needed. Mine is a bit dry and i did't add in the turmeric. For some season.

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