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Malaysian Recipes

Ayam Tempra

Ayam tempra is Malaysian nyonya chicken dish, braised with onions and dark soy sauce, with a hefty splash of calamansi juice.

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Topo Map Matcha Cake

A pretty layered cake from Malaysia resembling topographic map, with matcha (Japanese green tea powder) and cocoa powder.

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Malaysian Nasi Lemak Sambal

Stock up on this delicious sambal to go with your Malaysian nasi lemak, or we are quite obsessed with the sauce and use it with everything.

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Matcha Ogura Cake

Airy soft and cloud like fluffy Malaysian ogura cake with matcha flavor, bake in au bahn marie (water bath) method.

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Cheesy Pillowy Ogura Cake

I have been dying to try out ogura cake every since they got popular back in the early 2000’s. Despite its Japanese sounding name, this cake hails from…

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Inche Kabin - Malaysian Fried Chicken

There was a food stall I frequented when I was a student in Malaysia that sold superb inche kabin to go along with nasi lemak. Although rendang will always be…

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Kari Ayam Lengkuas - Galangal Chicken Curry

Curries and coconut milk are such a classic pairing that when I came across one without any coconut milk, it piqued my interest. The curry does look thinner…

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Chicken Curry Kapitan

My fondest memory of my time in Malaysia often includes food. It was a period in my life where I left home for the very first time and not cooking, so I ended…

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Ayam Masak Merah - Chicken in Tomato and Spices

Ayam masak merah is one of the more well known Malaysian dish. This chicken dish has it all, sweet, sour, savory, and spicy. When I cook this, I can eat my…

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Srikaya - Egg and Coconut Milk Spread

In Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, the spread of choice is not peanut butter or nutella, but srikaya. This delicious spread is made from a simple…

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Malaysian Assam Fish Curry

One of my happy food memories in Malaysia is to visit the Mamak stall. The crazy amount of good food to be had at very reasonable price is just unbelievable.…

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Ayam Prune Pedas - Braised Spicy Chicken with Prunes

For Indonesian like myself, I consider Malaysian ayam prune pedas as having a similar characteristic to Indonesian semur. Both dishes use copious amount of soy…

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