Roti Jala is the lesser known and more elusive cousin of the famed roti canai in Malaysia. You are more likely to encounter roti jala in a social gathering than in a restaurant. It is especially popular during Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (Eid) and a favorite at traditional Malay feasts or kenduri to mark auspicious [...]
Here in North America, we are blessed with many varieties of squashes. Pumpkin, butternut, and acorn squashes are mainstays. Of these, my favorite is the butternut squash and remain to this day, although there are new contenders vying for that spot now. I was reluctant to try what appeared to me as odd and weird [...]
It is Monday and time for another Muhibbah Malaysian Monday post. This time I am bringing Ondeh-Ondeh, a Nyonya (Straits Chinese) tea time favorite, to the round-up. These delightful furry balls are a joy to eat as they have a little surprise in them. They explode with sweet melted palm sugar in your mouth when [...]
The Chinese have a whole range of sweet soups. Known as tong sui in Cantonese, these soups are usually served at the end of a meal. They are light and refreshing making them wonderful low fat summer desserts. Most are served warm but some are delicious chilled.
I am so glad that the summer holidays are finally here for my boys. Hopefully life will be a little less hectic and we can spend some quality time together. This past weekend was the first one after many that we were able to spend together as a family without either one of the boys [...]
Honeydew melons are beginning to emerge at the grocery stores as the weather warms up. I brought one home with me this past weekend as I have been wanting to make this dessert for a while now. Often served at Chinese wedding banquets in Malaysia, this light and refreshing dessert is the perfect ending to [...]