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 [...]
“Wake up and smell the coffee”, or a “cuppa cha” in my case. Ham, tomatoes, and cheese in a quesadilla cooking on the stove…mmm! This is enough to bring the boys scrambling out to the kitchen for their perennial weekend favorite. They make short work of their share and are out of the kitchen as [...]
Aah…for the simple pleasures in life! There are some dishes that seem so homespun and yet when you encounter them in a buffet spread, everyone makes a bee-line for it. This Malay condiment is often found at “rice stalls” during lunch time. It goes very well with rice and curry but is also very good [...]
Lobak is a deep fried minced pork roll wrapped in beancurd sheet. It has a crunchy exterior with a soft and chewy filling. On the island of Penang, lobak is often made at home by the Straits Chinese as one of the main dishes during festivals and celebrations. At the food courts, it is eaten [...]
Rice cakes and patties are family favorites. They are so versatile and can be eaten hot or cold, at home or on the go. We enjoy them as snacks, appetizers, and entrees. Patties are also good as finger food. They vanish quickly at potlucks and social gatherings.
Patties are always a favorite at our house. These tasty morsels of food make a wonderful sidedish or snack. They are also great in the bento box as they taste just as good at room temperature. The base for patties is usually potatoes but chickpeas and lentils are often used. They can be flavored with [...]
Hey, it’s St. Patrick’s Day again! I can hardly believe it has been a year since my first Paddy’s Day Food Parade with my Irish Soda Bread post. How quickly the days go by and now it is time for O’Biren to swing into action again with this somewhat Irish inspired recipe. If cabbage is [...]