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Mochai karuvadu kuzhambu (Field beans & salted fish curry)
Canned stewed pork with potatoes
Cencaluk omelette
Indian-spiced tofu
Coriander prata
Pinarasakan sada bambangan (Braised fish with wild mango)
Kurat kasam dihan (Splitgill mushrooms with tempoyak)
‘Bitter’ porridge
Yau mak with onion-garlic oil
Steamed fish with onion-garlic oil
Chicken with semomok & kulim
Sambal goreng
Cashew chicken kurma
Ketchup pork
Luffa soup
Bok choy in coconut milk
Braised fish head with fuchuk
Kacangma chicken
Green beans poriyal
Mutton varuval
Stir-fried kangkung with budu
Spicy egg sambal
Orh oh bak (Yam and pork in soy sauce)
Hu chee rumpah (Sambal-stuffed fried fish)
Char swee (Stir-fried cucumber in vinegar)
Winged bean kerabu
Malay wedding-style beef liver
Mrs Menon’s mango curry
Luncheon meat masala
Braised turmeric chicken
Sardine sambal
Linugu tanggalung kinayan limau om bawing (Roasted eggplant with lemon basil salad)
Bosou sada
Pinongian sada
Stir-fried cabbage with almond flakes
Yellow chicken gulai
Aloo mutton keema
Yam chicken
Terung Dayak with mackerel
Banana heart kerabu
Sweet mango chutney
Fried rendang
Creamy spicy chicken curry
Acar hu
Tau eu bah
Pumpkin masala
Umbut sawit in belacan
Paeh ikan keli
Ayam asam rong
Gaeng som
Shukto
Eurasian braised tongue
Pekasam ikan
Granny’s chicken pongteh
Shallot prawns
Kangkung belacan
Hinava tenggiri
Fenugreek fish sambal
Chicken lihing soup
Mochai karuvadu kuzhambu (Field beans & salted fish curry)
Canned stewed pork with potatoes
Cencaluk omelette
Indian-spiced tofu
Coriander prata
Pinarasakan sada bambangan (Braised fish with wild mango)
Kurat kasam dihan (Splitgill mushrooms with tempoyak)
‘Bitter’ porridge
Yau mak with onion-garlic oil
Steamed fish with onion-garlic oil
Chicken with semomok & kulim
Sambal goreng
Cashew chicken kurma
Ketchup pork
Luffa soup
Bok choy in coconut milk
Braised fish head with fuchuk
Kacangma chicken
Green beans poriyal
Mutton varuval
Stir-fried kangkung with budu
Spicy egg sambal
Orh oh bak (Yam and pork in soy sauce)
Hu chee rumpah (Sambal-stuffed fried fish)
Char swee (Stir-fried cucumber in vinegar)
Winged bean kerabu
Malay wedding-style beef liver
Mrs Menon’s mango curry
Luncheon meat masala
Braised turmeric chicken
Sardine sambal
Linugu tanggalung kinayan limau om bawing (Roasted eggplant with lemon basil salad)
Bosou sada
Pinongian sada
Stir-fried cabbage with almond flakes
Yellow chicken gulai
Aloo mutton keema
Yam chicken
Terung Dayak with mackerel
Banana heart kerabu
Sweet mango chutney
Fried rendang
Creamy spicy chicken curry
Acar hu
Tau eu bah
Pumpkin masala
Umbut sawit in belacan
Paeh ikan keli
Ayam asam rong
Gaeng som
Shukto
Eurasian braised tongue
Pekasam ikan
Granny’s chicken pongteh
Shallot prawns
Kangkung belacan
Hinava tenggiri
Fenugreek fish sambal
Chicken lihing soup
Mochai karuvadu kuzhambu (Field beans & salted fish curry)
Canned stewed pork with potatoes

Canned stewed pork with potatoes

A humble stew of meltingly tender meat using an underrated star of home cooking—canned stewed pork.

Cencaluk omelette

Cencaluk omelette

An immensely satisfying lunch for hungry folks on a budget.

Indian-spiced tofu

Indian-spiced tofu

Give tofu some extra love with a healthy dose of warm spices and plenty of complementary textures.

Coriander prata

Coriander prata

How much coriander can you pack into one roti? Quite a bit, as it turns out.

Pinarasakan sada bambangan (Braised fish with wild mango)

Pinarasakan sada bambangan (Braised fish with wild mango)

When bambangan season rolls around, this braised fish is a delicious way to use up a glut of the fruit’s harvest.

Kurat kasam dihan (Splitgill mushrooms with tempoyak)

Kurat kasam dihan (Splitgill mushrooms with tempoyak)

There isn’t much that tempoyak can’t improve, and cooking it with mushrooms both complement and enhance the overall umami of both ingredients.

‘Bitter’ porridge

‘Bitter’ porridge

This minimalist Lunbawang staple manages to be satiating and incredibly comforting without being heavy.

Yau mak with onion-garlic oil

Yau mak with onion-garlic oil

The onion-garlic oil provides a lightning-fast way to get flavourful vegetables on the table for dinner.

Steamed fish with onion-garlic oil

Steamed fish with onion-garlic oil

Low-stakes steamed fish to get you accustomed to making this favourite at home.

Chicken with semomok & kulim

Chicken with semomok & kulim

A Semai-style chicken braise full of flavour, suitable for your daily cooking repertoire.

Sambal goreng

Sambal goreng

While sambal goreng can easily feed a crowd during Raya festivities, it can also be made all year round as a clean-out-the-fridge treat.

Cashew chicken kurma

Cashew chicken kurma

A mild, gently spiced curry thickened with cashews and fresh coconut.

Ketchup pork

Ketchup pork

Sometimes, all you need is some meat and ketchup. This slightly zhuzhed-up bachelor-esque dish is great for a quick meal.

Luffa soup

Luffa soup

A nourishing everyday soup doesn’t always need meat bones and long cooking.

Bok choy in coconut milk

Bok choy in coconut milk

If you’re tired of stir-frying, blanching or steaming bok choy, try braising it instead in coconut milk.

Braised fish head with fuchuk

Braised fish head with fuchuk

Using just a few pantry ingredients—aside from the fish head, of course—this speedy dish is quite simply what it says in its title.

Kacangma chicken

Kacangma chicken

Strong in flavour, this dish stands out in the CNY feast lineup. Perfect served with sweet vegetables and hot white rice.

Green beans poriyal

Green beans poriyal

A quick vegetable stir-fry with the classic savoury spices of an Indian kitchen.

Mutton varuval

Mutton varuval

A deep, dark, complex mutton dish to impress your guests on festive occasions.

Stir-fried kangkung with budu

Stir-fried kangkung with budu

A spicy and savoury vegetable side for the dinner table, with budu as the star.

Spicy egg sambal

Spicy egg sambal

An any-meal sambal-scramble that can be stored in the fridge for busy days.

Orh oh bak (Yam and pork in soy sauce)

Orh oh bak (Yam and pork in soy sauce)

A Hakka homestyle dish that became an instant classic in Zara’s home.

Hu chee rumpah (Sambal-stuffed fried fish)

Hu chee rumpah (Sambal-stuffed fried fish)

Sambal-stuffed fish is a highlight at many nasi campur stalls; you can now make it at home.

Char swee (Stir-fried cucumber in vinegar)

Char swee (Stir-fried cucumber in vinegar)

Cooking cucumbers isn’t a novel method. This excellent Nyonya recipe shows us a tangy application for weeknight meals.

Winged bean kerabu

Winged bean kerabu

Make this simple vegetable side dish without even turning on the stove.

Malay wedding-style beef liver

Malay wedding-style beef liver

All you’ll need for a kenduri at home are a glass of F&N rose syrup, nasi minyak, and a hearty helping of this dish.

Mrs Menon’s mango curry

Mrs Menon’s mango curry

A sweet introduction to the world of fruit curries, this mango curry is perfect for an Onam Sadhya lunch.

Luncheon meat masala

Luncheon meat masala

Turn a can of luncheon meat into a spicy dish, a perfect pantry meal to cook before grocery runs.

Braised turmeric chicken

Braised turmeric chicken

When you want ayam kunyit but can’t bear the oily cleanup, turn to this braise instead.

Sardine sambal

Sardine sambal

Wonder why sardine sambal isn’t up your alley? Try this pre-frying technique and let us change your mind.

Linugu tanggalung kinayan limau om bawing (Roasted eggplant with lemon basil salad)

Linugu tanggalung kinayan limau om bawing (Roasted eggplant with lemon basil salad)

A smoky eggplant salad to accompany a variety of meals, from rice to steaks, or as a part of an appetiser platter.

Bosou sada

Bosou sada

Ferment your fishing trip catch with this method, and enjoy a uniquely Kadazandusun flavour while you’re at it.

Pinongian sada

Pinongian sada

For those familiar with fermenting their own fish, try this Kadazandusun twist and add pangi or keluak to the mix.

Stir-fried cabbage with almond flakes

Stir-fried cabbage with almond flakes

Swap out the usual stir-fry aromatics for fragrant and crunchy almond flakes instead.

Yellow chicken gulai

Yellow chicken gulai

Chicken and coconut milk come together in a simple preparation of gulai kuning or masak lemak, perfect for a quick yet satisfying meal.

Aloo mutton keema

Aloo mutton keema

A versatile minced meat sauce that can be paired with your carb of choice for a complete meal or even a quick snack.

Yam chicken

Yam chicken

The kind of homestyle weeknight braise you probably won’t find in a restaurant.

Terung Dayak with mackerel

Terung Dayak with mackerel

This dish is a common staple on Diana’s family dining table, as her mom would buy terung Dayak whenever they were in season.

Banana heart kerabu

Banana heart kerabu

Rather than raw, this kerabu includes cooked elements that result in something like a masak lemak.

Sweet mango chutney

Sweet mango chutney

Unlike many other chutneys popular in the Malaysian-Indian repertoire, this one veers sweet and makes for a great snack on its own.

Fried rendang

Fried rendang

Soft and tender chunks of meat without hours on the stove is not possible, but getting those spicy rendang flavours definitely is.

Creamy spicy chicken curry

Creamy spicy chicken curry

This version of Malaysian-Indian chicken curry uses store-bought curry powder such as Baba’s, but is taken up a notch with extra spices.

Acar hu

Acar hu

This Nyonya-style fish pickle ticks all the tasty flavour boxes: tangy, fatty, savoury, sweet.

Tau eu bah

Tau eu bah

Grandma Ong incorporates spices not found in the original recipe, bringing a Nyonya punch to this crowd favourite.

Pumpkin masala

Pumpkin masala

A subtly spiced and hearty side dish, unfussy enough for a weeknight. 

Umbut sawit in belacan

Umbut sawit in belacan

Umbut sawit is the young shoot or heart of the oil palm tree. Plentiful in Borneo from the plantations, resourceful locals have found that it makes for a terrific ingredient.

Paeh ikan keli

Paeh ikan keli

The Temuan way to cook this fish is over the embers of an outdoor stove. We highly encourage you to go for it if you have a grill.

Ayam asam rong

Ayam asam rong

This is a traditional recipe originating from Jerantut, Pahang, and has since spread to neighbouring areas in the state.

Gaeng som

Gaeng som

This dish, inherited from Banyen’s late grandmother, makes an appearance at least twice a week on their dinner table at home.

Shukto

Shukto

Leela’s late mother was the family’s ‘culinary comforter’, and taught her how to make this vegetable dish. Complex in flavour, this recipe takes no shortcuts.

Eurasian braised tongue

Eurasian braised tongue

This recipe is adapted from Indonesian semur, which itself is an influence on smore, a common Eurasian dish in Malaysia and Singapore.

Pekasam ikan

Pekasam ikan

Many kampung folks catch freshwater fish as a cheap source of protein, and pekasam is a way of fermenting a glut of a catch.

Granny’s chicken pongteh

Granny’s chicken pongteh

The slow braise of ingredients in this pong teh coax out every bit of flavour—it’s worth splurging on good chicken and soy sauces.

Shallot prawns

Shallot prawns

Between the char of the crispy shallots, the umami of the soy sauce, and the sweetness of the prawns, one really doesn’t need anything else.

Kangkung belacan

Kangkung belacan

This is quite possibly the best version of kangkung belacan we’ve tried—spicy, briny and still-crunchy.

Hinava tenggiri

Hinava tenggiri

Hinava is a traditional native dish of the Kadazandusun people in the state of Sabah, which is a method of cooking saltwater or freshwater fish using lime juice.

Fenugreek fish sambal

Fenugreek fish sambal

The star of this dish is fenugreek, along with the freshest fish possible.

Chicken lihing soup

Chicken lihing soup

Natasha learned how to make this dish from her mother (who she assumes learned it from her mother), and craves it on gloomy rainy days.

 
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