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Is our food Malaysian enough?
A father’s legacy in soy sauce
How my grandfather wooed his son-in-law—with peanut cake
Every jollof is more than just rice
Mastering sambal tambrinyu, the famed Kristang condiment
There’s a T-Rex in the living room
How my grandma’s recipes bridged a 10,000km, 20-year gap
Amid a pandemic, yee sang all-year-round
Of Prosperity Burgers and my long-distance friend
Is our food Malaysian enough?

Is our food Malaysian enough?

Opinion: A Malaysian-Dayak writes about the lack of East Malaysian representation in narratives surrounding our national cuisine.

A father’s legacy in soy sauce

A father’s legacy in soy sauce

This writer’s late father leaves behind a unique culinary legacy that transcends cuisine.

How my grandfather wooed his son-in-law—with peanut cake

How my grandfather wooed his son-in-law—with peanut cake

It’s not every day that your future father-in-law goes out of his way to make your favourite cake for you. Except, for Mildred’s father, it was.

Every jollof is more than just rice

Every jollof is more than just rice

In a world where Africa is thought of as a country, culinary specificity and representation matter in the vast, complex realm of Nigerian cuisine.

Mastering sambal tambrinyu, the famed Kristang condiment

Mastering sambal tambrinyu, the famed Kristang condiment

A home cook with Melaka-Portuguese heritage learns that making her childhood sambal is a balance of science, instinct, and years of wisdom.

There’s a T-Rex in the living room

There’s a T-Rex in the living room

The author of this poem hasn’t seen her mother since June 2018. She is always thinking of her, especially when she cooks for her own daughter.

How my grandma’s recipes bridged a 10,000km, 20-year gap

How my grandma’s recipes bridged a 10,000km, 20-year gap

A tale of generational love, immigration and belonging told through a hulking pile of hand-written recipe notes.

Amid a pandemic, yee sang all-year-round

Amid a pandemic, yee sang all-year-round

Pandemic-driven lockdowns have flattened our sense of time, and so one family decided to ask the hard question: who said you could only have yee sang at New Year?

Of Prosperity Burgers and my long-distance friend

Of Prosperity Burgers and my long-distance friend

A story of how the McDonald’s CNY staple kept a friendship going for over 20 years.

 
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