Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Roti John

Roti (English: bread) John is made using a local bread loaf similar to the French baguette but shorter in length, minced meat, egg and chopped onions.

The minced meat, egg and chopped onions are fried on a frying pan before placed onto the bread.

The bread is briefly pan-fried and then served after being cut into several portions.

Roti John is crispy on the outside, while the meat and egg mixture remains soft and the onions crunchy.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fried Banana

Fried banana is a snack food commonly found in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, it's often sold by street vendors.

The banana is battered and then deep-fried in hot cooking oil till its color turns golden brown... hmm, crispy!!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Dishes in Clay Pot

Tofu in clay pot

No Cantonese restaurants can claim themselves as real Cantonese unless they offer clay pot entrees on the menu. There're many different clay pot entrees available, and that's one thing for sure - they're served bubbling hot (in a clay pot, of course) in front of you.

A clay pot is believed to be able to retain heat and keep food bubbling hot while also retaining the flavors. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Kuih Talam

"Kuih" is a type of bite-sized snack or dessert food commonly found in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

Kuihs can be eaten throughout the day and they're an integral part of Malaysian and Singaporean festivities such as Hari Raya and Chinese New Year. Kuihs are more often steamed than baked, and are thus very different in texture and appearance from Western cakes or puff pastries.

Kuih Talam is one of the most popular kuih in Malaysia and Singapore. It has two layers - the top consists of a white layer made from coconut milk and rice flour, and the bottom layer is green and is made with batter flavored with fresh pandan juice. It goes perfectly with coffee or tea. ;)

Monday, August 1, 2016

SnakeFruit (Salak)

A scaly and brown-skinned fruit which grows in clusters at the base of the plant. The fruit has a sweet acid taste rather like a pineapple, but is crisp and crunchy. Snakefruit is generally eaten fresh but can be pickled or hot packed into syrup.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Putu Mayam

Putu Mayam is a Tamil/Kerala dish from southern India and it's popular in Malaysia. It's commonly sold as street food from market stalls or carts, as well as being made at home, and is usually served cold.

The main ingredient is vermicelli-like noodles, served with grated coconut and coconut palm sugar. Yummy!

Thursday, July 28, 2016


What is lala? Lala is actually clam or sometimes it's called Asian clam. This type of clams can be found at most seafood restaurants in Malaysia.

The most popular lala dishes for the locals are lala soup and stir-fried lala. Both are delicious to me ;)

Lala Soup

Stir-fried lala with chili