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Are Malaysian Youth Suffering From Lack of Sex Ed?

A young Malaysian woman watches contestants perform in Malaysia's reality TV competiton <i>Young Imam</i> in Kuala Lumpur on July 30, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle The issues of teenage pregnancy and baby dumping aren't unique to any one country. But solutions to these problems are especially difficult to come by in countries like Malaysia, where strict religious values conflict with sex education.

Quince Sambal

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 large quince
salt and chilli powder to taste
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot (optional)

Directions

Beef Rendang

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This Indonesian/Malaysian dish with its complex seasoning is easy to make. Everything goes in the pot at once and simmers until rich and thick.

Serves 8.

Ingredients

Sago Pudding (Gula Melaka)

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Food & Recipes

This is the famous pudding which has changed many people's feelings about the dreaded sago.

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

2.5 litres/5 pints/10 cups water
300 g/10 oz/2 cups sago
2 tablespoons fresh milk or coconut milk
pinch of salt

For serving
250 g/8 oz palm sugar (gula melaka)
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup water
2 strips pandan leaves
300 ml/10 fl oz/1 1/4 cups coconut milk
pinch salt

Directions

Guinataan with Jackfruit

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A popular sweet throughout Asia, this is known as guinataan in the Philippines and bubor cha-cha in Malaysia. The ingredients change according to seasonal availability and the starch component varies from glutinous rice to tapioca to sago. Fresh coconut milk is best, but a good quality, smooth, canned coconut milk may be used.

Serves 8.

Ingredients

Penang Oyster Omelette

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Food & Recipes

Serves 2-3.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons rice flour or cornflour (cornstarch)
300 ml/10 fl oz cold water
4 tablespoons oil
3 large eggs, beaten
salt and pepper to taste
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup raw oysters, preferably small
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
1 fresh red chilli, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh spring onions (scallions)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

Directions

Butter Prawns

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Food & Recipes

The Portuguese influence apparent in Malacca has also spread to other parts of Malaysia, as evidenced by the use of butter in certain dishes.

Serves 3-4.

Ingredients

Squid Sambal

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Food & Recipes

This is a hot sambal, popular in Malaysia and Indonesia. Its heat can be adjusted by adding more sambal ulek or chilli powder (or less, for timid tastebuds).

Since it is eaten in small amounts, it will serve 6-8.

Ingredients

Chicken in Tamarind Gravy (Ayam Sioh)

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Food & Recipes

The acidity of tamarind preserves the poultry for a few days even without refrigeration. This Nonya recipe for chicken is called ayam siyoh.

Serves 6.

Ingredients

1 2 1.5 kg/3 lb roasting chicken
185 g/6 oz dried tamarind pulp
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups hot water
3 tablespoons ground coriander
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
5 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons peanut oil

Directions

Spicy Chicken Soup

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Food & Recipes

This is a Malaysian version of a one-pot meal, substantial and spicy.

Serves 4.

Ingredients