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Malaysian Curry Kapitan recipe

Recipe for Malaysian curry Kapitan

Curry Kapitan is a popular Malaysian chicken curry combining sourness from tamarind and lime, mixed with coconut milk. It’s a richer and drier version of the standard chicken curry, like the Burmese chicken curry recipe we learnt in Mandalay. Kapitan is also an example of peranakan nonya influenced food, which is Malaysian food with Chinese influence, popular across ...
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Malaysian chicken rendang recipe

Malaysian chicken rendang recipe

Chicken rendang is a very distinctive Malaysian curry with a strong lemongrass aroma and flavour. Rendang literally means a dried curry in Malay and as the name suggests, a rendang is cooked until the liquid has dried and a layer of oil is visible on the top. Chicken is quicker to cook than beef rendang, which can ...
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Pandan pancakes cooking class

Malaysian sweet pandan pancakes recipe

We love love LOVE pandan pancakes (kueh ketayap) and JUMPED at the chance to learn to make them with Malaysian celebrity Chef Annuar Hussan during our stay at Ambong Ambong on Langkawi island. Pandan pancakes are made from pandan leaves with delicious and very naughty freshly grated coconut and palm sugar filling. Palm sugar comes from the sap of ...
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Malaysian otak otak recipe

Malaysian otak otak fish cakes recipe

Otak otak are Malaysian fish cakes wrapped in banana leaves, which we saw being sold as snacks throughout hawker stalls in Malaysia: Otak means ‘brains’ in Malay and the name of the dish derives from the idea that it resembles, er, brains (!) We took a cooking class with celebrity Chef Annuar Hassan in Langkawi as part ...
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Filipino pork sinigang recipe

Filipino pork sinigang recipe

In Manila we tried and loved the yummy sour pork sinigang soup. Sinigang (‘stew’) is a meat based stew or soup broth with lots of vegetables and flavoured with a variety of souring agents like tamarind (‘sampalok’). We loved it so much that we kidnapped our lovely Filipina friend B.C.Lee to show us how to make it ...
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