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Black Sticky Rice with Sesame Seeds

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

200 g/7 oz/1 cup black glutinous rice
sea salt
1 1/2 cups freshly grated coconut
3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
jaggery or dark brown sugar

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

Bibimbap

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1/4 pound of ground or chopped beef
1 cucumber
1/2 carrot
100 grams of doraji bellflower roots
50 grams of bean sprouts
1 lettuce leaf
3 shiitake mushrooms
1 sheet of vegetable jelly
Seasoned red pepper paste
1 egg per person

Directions

Bean Thread Vermicelli Fried with Chicken

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

Vietnamese Pork on Skewers

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Food & Recipes

So popular is this dish that in some Vietnamese butcher shops the lean pork paste mixed with pieces of pork fat is sold by weight, making it easier for the home cook. In some shops, it is already seasoned.

Serves 6.

Ingredients

Tripe Curry

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

Thai Masaman Beef Curry

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Food & Recipes

Economy cuts such as shin beef or blade are really best for this dish.

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

Thai Beef with Bamboo Shoot

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

375 g/12 oz lean rump steak
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
3 tablespoons oil
125 g/4 oz sliced canned bamboo shoot
2 small red chillies, sliced
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon palm sugar or brown sugar
2 kaffir lime leaves, cut in threads
20 fresh basil leaves

Directions

Teriyaki Steak

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

6 small slices fillet steak
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon ginger juice
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup Japanese soy sauce
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup mirin or sherry
2 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons sugar
4 tablespoons water or dashi
1 teaspoon cornflour (cornstarch)
cold water

Directions

Sukiyaki

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients