Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is a rich and creamy rice cooked in coconut milk. Traditionally it is accompanied with sambal tumis (sauteed sambal), ikan bilis and peanuts, cucumbers and a hard boiled-egg. I can say that Nasi Lemak is our national dish. It is a versatile dish, can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner and for the…

Sambal Tumis (Sauteed Sambal)

Here is a recipe that is a basic building block to many Malaysian dishes – the sambal tumis. It literally means Sauteed Sambal, sambal being a chilli paste/sauce and you can find the basic sambal paste recipe here. For sambal tumis though, I add a bit of garlic and shallots (or red onions) in the…

Simple Sambal Chilli Paste

This is simple, really. A simple sambal paste that you will use for cooking. It’s simple (if you use the food processor), but I am a big fan of pounding the chillies in the lesung (pestle and mortar). It’s quite cathartic, and you get an amazing red paste of . I usually add more ingredients…