Some of the more exotic tropical ingredients from the old country are just impossible to find here in Minnesota. Even in Malaysia these ingredients are becoming rare because they were never commercially grown but simply harvested from the wild. Increased urbanization has definitely taken a toll.
Like sweet corn pudding, pulut inti was yet another childhood favorite easily available at the kuih (dessert) stands back when I was a kid. It was a simple dessert that usually came wrapped in banana leaf. Inside the small pyramid shaped package was a mound of steamed glutinous rice topped with inti, a sweet coconut [...]
Today’s post is a special one. You know how we need buddies in the real world? Well, we also need buddies in the virtual world and I want to tell you about my buddy, Denise. Denise and I first “met” in January 2010 when Roti n Rice was just a month old. I used to [...]
One of the most versatile and abundant fall produce is the pumpkin. Out here in the West, pumpkins are mainly used in soups and desserts. As far as I can remember, they are frequently used as a vegetable in savory dishes in Malaysia. One popular dish is pumpkin rice similar to the Spiced Rice and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Bubur Cha Cha is a popular Malaysian dessert consisting of a medley of sweet potatoes, taro, tapioca flour jelly, and sago in a thick coconut sauce flavored with pandan. Sometimes black eyed peas, bananas, and even durian are added to the mix. This delicious and fragrant dessert is normally eaten in the afternoon or during [...]