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Lemon basil sambal
Char swee (Stir-fried cucumber in vinegar)
Winged bean kerabu
Mrs Menon’s mango curry
Spicy sesame peanut noodles
Luncheon meat masala
Braised turmeric chicken
Tinned sardine puttanesca
Sardine sambal
Simple tomato soup
Black pepper meehoon
Linugu tanggalung kinayan limau om bawing (Roasted eggplant with lemon basil salad)
Deep-fried tapioca
Tapioca fritters
Tapioca sambal tumis
Stir-fried cabbage with almond flakes
Yellow chicken gulai
Yam chicken
Fried bread
Sunquick soda
Pumpkin masala
Fried crackers for one
One-pot chicken rice
Umbut sawit in belacan
Shallot prawns
Hinava tenggiri
Chicken lihing soup
Lemon basil sambal
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.

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.

Spicy sesame peanut noodles

Spicy sesame peanut noodles

A peanut butter-noodle dish that can’t be beaten for convenience and flavour. Bulk it up for a full meal, or scale it down for a snack.

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.

Tinned sardine puttanesca

Tinned sardine puttanesca

Fried pasta makes for a quick weekday lunch in between work calls. Prep a large batch to bring to a party, and watch it disappear like magic.

Sardine sambal

Sardine sambal

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

Simple tomato soup

Simple tomato soup

Zhuzh up your everyday tomato soup with spices and raisins for a flavoursome lunch.

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.

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.

Deep-fried tapioca

Deep-fried tapioca

Quick, cheap, and filling, these tapioca chips are a fantastic treat for all ages.

Tapioca fritters

Tapioca fritters

These savoury fritters are crispy, crunchy, and perfect for a late afternoon pick-me-up. Best served with chilli sauce.

Tapioca sambal tumis

Tapioca sambal tumis

This sambal tumis is the perfect hearty breakfast to sustain you the whole morning.

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.

Yam chicken

Yam chicken

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

Fried bread

Fried bread

Stale pieces of Gardenia to use up? Whip up this quick, customisable snack and enjoy with a cup of tea.

Sunquick soda

Sunquick soda

If you’re going to give yourself a sweet treat, go all out and bring some canned fruits to the party for a drink you can eat.

Pumpkin masala

Pumpkin masala

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

Fried crackers for one

Fried crackers for one

When fried like this, the cream crackers maintain their crunch while also absorbing the oil from the spice mix. Necessity really is the (grand)mother of invention.

One-pot chicken rice

One-pot chicken rice

Sayaka’s grandmother made this dish often for the family, serving it straight from the pot to save time on washing up.

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.

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.

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.

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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