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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

Fresh Rice Noodles, Fried

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

1 kg/2 lb fresh rice noodles
250 g/8 oz barbecued pork
250 g/8 oz small prawns
2 lap cheong (Chinese sausage)
125 g/4 oz fresh bean sprouts
3 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
3 shallots, finely sliced
3-4 fresh red chillies, sliced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 eggs, beaten
4 spring onions (scallions), chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Black Rice Porridge (Pulot Hitam)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

220 g/7 oz/1 cup black glutinous rice
1.5 litres/3 pints/16 cups water
60 g/2 oz palm sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 strips pandan leaf
6 dried longans
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup coconut cream
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Malaysian Mutton Curry (Gulai Kambing)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients