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Rendang

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Quick and easy Rendang is a spicy meat dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia, and is now commonly served across the country. One of the characteristic foods of Minangkabau culture, it is served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests. Rendang is also served among the Malay community in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Southern Philippines. In 2011 an online poll by 35,000 people held by CNN International chose rendang as the […]

Curry puff

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Quick and easy “Curry puff is a snack of Southeast Asian origin. It is a small pie consisting of specialised curry with chicken and potatoes in a deep-fried or bakedpastry shell, and it looks like the Portuguese stuffed bread called Empanada. The curry is quite thick to prevent it from oozing out of the snack.Curry puffs are enjoyed throughout, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and India.” This delicious little snack is famously made by my […]

Pulut seri kaya

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Quick and easy “A two-layered dessert with steamed glutinous rice forming the bottom half and a green custard layer made with pandan juice. Coconut milk is a key ingredient in making this kuih. It is used to impart creamy taste when cooking the glutinous rice and making the custard layer. Pulut seri kaya can be served with it’s original colour that is yellow or green from the pandan colouring.” My Aunty Val is not only […]

Roti John

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Quick and easy “Roti John is essentially an omelette sandwich, popular as a Malay breakfast or snack item in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore.” When the family and I lived in Brunei when I was 10-11. Every day after school, my brother and I would ask my mom to take us to the supermarket that was down the road from our home. My brother would religiously order roti John because it was the fastest snack to […]

Chicken curry

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Quick and easy “A common delicacy in Southeast Asia, as well as in the Caribbean. A typical South Asian curry consists of chicken stewed in an onion and tomato-based sauce, flavoured with ginger, garlic, chili peppers and a variety of spices, often including turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom and so on. Outside South Asia, chicken curry is often made with a pre-made spice mixture known as curry powder.” The style of chicken curry that my […]

Crispy pork noodle soup

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Quick and easy “Noodle soup refers to a variety of soups with noodles and other ingredients served in a light broth. Noodle soup is an East and Southeast Asian staple. The type of noodles range from rice noodles to egg noodles.” Mom made this dish, when I asked about the heritage of this dish, her response was, “it’s my own, it doesn’t really come from any cook book, it’s just an improvisation of mine.” During […]