How to Make Easy Taufu Fah (Sweet Tofu Pudding)

I went through a phase of making my own taufu fah (sweet tofu pudding aka soy pudding) from scratch on a near-daily basis, using raw soy beans, tapioca starch and GDL (glucono delta lactone), and it always turned out fine without a hitch. Just do a search on this website for previous posts on homemade taufu fah which didn't need  you to pre-soak » Read More

How To Make Lempeng Pisang (Malay-Style Banana Pancake) by Chef Ismail Ahmad

Lempeng Pisang, a Malay pancake traditionally cooked in banana leaves, is an iconic snack that's widely available in Negeri Sembilan, according to celebrated Malaysian chef, owner of Rebung Restaurant and Tourism Malaysia Culinary Ambassador Chef Dato' Ismail Ahmad. Like yours truly, Chef Ismail is originally from Negeri Sembilan, though I have » Read More

How To Make Cucur Topi Kelantan By Chef Rene Juefri

Cucur Topi literally translates as "Hat Fritters" in Malay, because these cakes look like little hats. Cucur Topi and its variations can be found in other parts of the Malay archipelago and in Thailand; this version, from Kelantan, uses only 5 simple ingredients, and it's an accidentally vegan recipe (ie. my favourite form of vegan » Read More

How To Make Kuih Dangai (Sticky Rice Flour & Coconut Cakes)

Perlis is known for its rice paddy fields, and it follows that a lot of its cuisine features rice and rice products. Kuih Dangai (which I'd never tried until I filmed this episode of Street Food Journeys: Malaysia) is a great example of this - it's made using glutinous (aka sticky) rice flour, shredded coconut and sugar. It's very easy, » Read More

How to Make Ban Chean Kuih (Apam Balik) by Debbie Teoh

Street Food Journeys: Malaysia returns with Series 2, and starts off with the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. In this first episode, KL-based acclaimed Nyonya cuisine expert Debbie Teoh reveals how to make a street snack variously called Ban Chean Kuih/Ban Jian Kuih or Apam Balik (a lot of dishes go by different names depending on your ethnicity » Read More

How To Make Kuih Nekbat (Rice Flour Cakes In Syrup) by Chef Rene Juefri

Kuih Nekbat is a delicate rice flour cake soaked in sugar syrup that's popular in the east coast of the Malaysian peninsula, especially in Terengganu and Kelantan. Masters of Malaysian Cuisine uber chef Rene Juefri, who's listed as one of the most influential executive hotel chefs working in the Middle East today, is originally from Terengganu, and » Read More

7 Ways To Use Spring Roll Wrappers (Kulit Popiah)

Everybody loves to eat spring rolls (aka egg rolls in America) and while you can buy pre-made spring rolls easily, in my opinion it always tastes better when you make it yourself at home. Not only that, you get to decide exactly what ingredients go into it.  Nowadays in Australia, you can find frozen spring roll pastry that are Made in Malaysia » Read More

6 Ways To Use Frozen Roti Canai (Paratha)

Watching a Malaysian mamak flip roti canai never gets old, but many have tried and failed to master the art of the perfect roti canai in their own kitchen. Thankfully, you can buy frozen roti canai easily here in Australia - the caveat is that it's marketed as "roti paratha", which can be a source of confusion for Australians. Having said » Read More

Ginger Crisps – 9 Ways To Use Them In Your Dishes

Ginger is widely known for its health benefits, and most people would be familiar with using it to add flavour and aroma to their dishes. If you’re Malaysian like me, you probably use it regularly in curries, stews and in “tong sui” (sweet soup). I’d never tried consuming ginger as a crisp, however, until My Blue Tea sent me a jar of Borneo » Read More

Malaysian Jackfruit – 8 Suggestions On How To Use It

What does a Malaysian like me think of when I think of jackfruit? I think of a fully-ripened, golden-yellow, firm-fleshed super-sweet, delicious fruit - described elsewhere as something like a cross between a pineapple and a mango.  Watch here>> https://youtu.be/C1fXy6bl4UI So it came as quite a shock to me when I was alerted to Zoe » Read More