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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Chicken Rendang (Malaysian Rendang Chicken Curry)



There are many types of curries in Malaysia, this Rendang Curry chicken is the signature "Dried" curry, the gravy of curry was simmered down to mere minimum, the tasty and creamy gravy coats each and every piece of the meat and gives a thick flavorful taste to the curry.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ikan Bakar Daun Pisang (Grilled Fish in Banana Leaf)



This grilled fish is one of the many dishes that one could find in the local market or hawker centers in Malaysia. There are many ways to prepared it, it could be grilled or shallow fried on hot plate, and could be marinate with so many different combination of spices and sauces.

Grilled fish is often served with a kind of sweet and sourish dipping sauce called Air Assam. A combination of many different tastes that make one's palate dances, it is truly a classic of Malaysian cuisine.

Piggy Mooncake ~~ Happy Mooncake Festival!



I was never a big fan of mooncake since young, it was way too sweet for my palate, but I learnt to make mooncake with a group of friends here in the States and we did made it a tad healthier than the shop bought version.

But this year all of us in the group were busy with kids' holiday activities so we did not manage to get together for the yearly event.

I had been wanting to make this piggy mooncake since I saw it on Anncoo's blog last year, I even made the golden syrup, but things happened one after another and I had to postponed my plan for couple of time.

This year I decided to had to make it no matter what, so I did. The process wasn't easy as A was not well and I had to work through his screams and demands and had to leave the work bench couple of times in between. But I had a lot of fun and it was a great experience after all. The most important thing is that I manage to get it done 1 day before mooncake festival!

Here I am with my piggies and A to wish everybody Happy Mooncake Festival 2014!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Satay Ayam (Chicken Satay/Skewer)



I can't begin to tell how satay has been severely altered in many of the so-called Malaysian restaurants here in USA. Oh well, maybe I didn't go to the right restaurant. 

It is like a routine every year, especially in summer, I will received several requests asking for a authentic recipe for a Malaysian style satay, or skewer. 

I have been thinking to wait for my deck to get done and I will buy a charcoal grill to make this skewer, but then the project got delayed for a year. So no out door grill for now. 

I made this batch of satay using my table top oven, it turned out great and exactly the taste I remembered!

Kuah Kacang Satay (Peanut Dipping Sauce)



I made this Kuah kacang to go with my chicken satay and was so pleased with the result, it was so yummy that I ate the sauce with only the cucumber and onion as dinner!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Malaysia Mutton Curry



This Mutton curry is normally prepared during festive seasons and we will also make ROTI JALA (lacey crepe)to go with it.

We planned to go for a 2 nights outing this long weekend, the lodge that we have booked is pretty far from town. So we decided to bring some foods for lunch and dinner. This mutton curry is what I prepared to go with ghee rice.

I can't wait for our vacation to start!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sambal Telur (Egg Sambal)



Egg is well loved in my house and this simple yet super delicious Egg sambal is a very versatile dish, it goes well with fried noodle/rice noodle, fried rice as side dish, it even taste awesome with just plain rice!

I made this today to go with my long bean rice. So long bean rice with Egg sambal, dinner is served!

Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritter)




Fried banana is a very common snacks back home, a sweet childhood memory of mine. I would asked some money from grandpa during those hot afternoon and ran to the small Malay stall that sells fried banana and Cendul.

I would buy a packet of cold cendul and some fried bananas, walking home slowly and enjoy the hearty snack.

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