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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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Food & Recipes

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

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