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Lemon basil sambal
Singapore mee siam
Char swee (Stir-fried cucumber in vinegar)
Winged bean kerabu
Herby chicken liver pâté
Mrs Menon’s mango curry
Braised turmeric chicken
Sardine sambal
Black pepper meehoon
Bosou sada
Stir-fried cabbage with almond flakes
Yellow chicken gulai
Sambal tempra
Aloo mutton keema
Yam chicken
Terung Dayak with mackerel
Banana heart kerabu
Sweet mango chutney
Thai-style bihun salad
Fried rendang
Creamy spicy chicken curry
Pulut kacau
Acar hu
Umbut sawit in belacan
Paeh ikan keli
Ayam asam rong
Orh nee / 芋泥 / Yam paste
Gaeng som
Ponggal rice
Shukto
Horlicks flan
Pekasam ikan
Kangkung belacan
Hinava tenggiri
Fenugreek fish sambal
Chicken lihing soup
Lemon basil sambal
Singapore mee siam

Singapore mee siam

A dish with many styles, this variation amps up the savoury kick with a lot of taucu and kucai.

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.

Herby chicken liver pâté

Herby chicken liver pâté

Bring chicken liver pâté to Malaysia by infusing it with the hallmark flavours of the region.

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.

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.

Black pepper meehoon

Black pepper meehoon

Fiery black pepper meets silky meehoon in this quick meal, perfect for when you want a homemade meal—fast.

Bosou sada

Bosou sada

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

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.

Sambal tempra

Sambal tempra

A base Eurasian sambal for many dishes such as prawn or ikan sambal, and sambal petai.

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 that you’ll 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.

Thai-style bihun salad

Thai-style bihun salad

A wonderfully savoury salad for a crowd, perfect for potlucks, parties, and picnics.

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.

Pulut kacau

Pulut kacau

Pulut kacau or wajik can be made at home as a gift for the neighbourhood.

Acar hu

Acar hu

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

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.

Orh nee / 芋泥 / Yam paste

Orh nee / 芋泥 / Yam paste

Consumed as a dessert, the serving of orh nee marks the end of a traditional multi-course Teochew banquet.

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.

Ponggal rice

Ponggal rice

Made with fresh rice of the first harvest at the end of the winter solstice, this is offered to gods & goddesses before family & friends.

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.

Horlicks flan

Horlicks flan

A dessert containing eggs, milk and Horlicks means it’s okay to eat for breakfast, right?

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.

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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