How to Make Laksam

No, it’s not a typo - Laksam is indeed a different dish to the (I would hope) universally-known Laksa. I could be totally off the mark but I think I read somewhere that the etymology of the word is “laksa” plus “asam”, in other words, sour laksa. Having said that, the defining feature of Laksam is the use of steamed rice flour rolls instead of » Read More

Travel Diary Kelantan – Part 8

Recipes for Ketupat Sotong (Squid Stuffed with Glutinous Rice) and Kerabu Pucuk Nipah (Palm Shoots Salad) from Perdana Resort, Kota Bharu We showed up at Perdana Resort, a beachside property, for the next two cooking demonstrations - and found another extravagant banquet had been prepared for us that included Kelantan’s very unique laksa (I will » Read More

Travel Diary – Kampung Baru, KL (Part 1)

Print PDF Prologue This is a story that Pak Aziz of Sukasuka Lake Retreat in Perak relayed during the second leg of my Culture, Heritage and Nature Delight tour. The retreat is in a very rural part of Malaysia - we’re in the middle of a kampung (Malay village), where life runs at a different pace and where it seems in many ways like time has » Read More