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Chili eggplants

On Asian Food Channel, there is a Malaysian cooking show that I can watch with the audio off. Yep, the talkies are in Malaysian but there are subtitles. I love that show … [Read more...]

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Mi Goreng (fried noodles)

A dish descended from the Chinese chow mein. It's mi goreng or mie goreng in Indonesia; mee goreng or mi goreng in Malaysia. It is ubiquitous in both countries, and in … [Read more...]

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Rice, biryani style

If I had saffron water to drizzle over the rice after cooking, and if I had used cashew nuts instead of peanuts, this would be a more authentic biryani. Well, whatever … [Read more...]

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How to make: Roti John

When Speedy saw Bobby Chin making Roti John in an episode of Cafe Asia, he promised he'd make Roti John at home. And he did. A popular hawker food in Malaysia and … [Read more...]

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Sambal fried rice

Sambal is a chili-based sauce. It is found in the cuisine of many Southeast Asian countries including Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. To make sambal, chilis are … [Read more...]

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Hainanese chicken rice

Last night, there was a replay of the No Reservations episode shot in Singapore and, suddenly, I missed Singapore. I love the vibrancy of that city-state -- the food stalls … [Read more...]