Embracing the plant-based lifestyle in Malaysia

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Easy Mung Bean Patties

Easy Mung Bean Patties

Times are strange, and resources are becoming scarce. In Malaysia, the Movement Control Order that began as 2 weeks, then stretched into 2 months, has affected everyone’s finances, mine included. I’ve been cutting down on food items I consider as ‘luxury’ like nuts and plant-based…

Konnyaku Mee Hailam

Konnyaku Mee Hailam

Last year had loads of ups and downs. My career and work relationships were going belly up and my relationship with my mum soured to the point of not wanting to see her for several months. On the other hand, there was my progress in…

Pong Teh (Nyonya Fermented Bean Stew)

Pong Teh (Nyonya Fermented Bean Stew)

Having just returned from Chinese New Year festivities from my mother’s hometown of Malacca, my Peranakan roots have been reinforced in my psyche. Peranakan food was on sale within every inch of sight. One of the reunion lunches hosted by my relatives was held at…

Fried Maitake with Malaysian Butter Sauce

Fried Maitake with Malaysian Butter Sauce

If you follow my personal social media channels, you may have come across my toe fracture incident in early September. It was the first time I had broken a bone in my life and with me not exactly being a young person, I was anxious…

Pumpkin Tofu Quiche

Pumpkin Tofu Quiche

In my first year of being vegetarian back in 2012, I was already doing whatever I could to reduce my egg consumption. Not an easy feat for anyone… as we all know, egg is in almost everything. But if there was a will, there was…

Mee Goreng Mamak (Mamak-style Fried Noodles)

Mee Goreng Mamak (Mamak-style Fried Noodles)

Ah, the Mamak. The quintessential Malaysian experience. A term used to address a Tamil uncle, ‘Mamak’ also refers to an open-air cafe concept that the Indian Muslim community have established here. Building structures range from brick-and-mortar, to practically a few metal poles and a corrugated…

Mushroom Rendang

Mushroom Rendang

I’M A FUNGI Rendang has always been a traditional Malaysian dish loved by many of us. The mix of all the fresh ingredients and creaminess of the coconut milk makes this a super yummy dish that keeps us coming back for more. Rendang has always…

Tempeh and Terung (Eggplant) in Sweet Soy Chili Sauce

Tempeh and Terung (Eggplant) in Sweet Soy Chili Sauce

You are the Tempeh to my Terung There is just something about the combination of the fried crunchy tempeh against the softness of the terung/aubergine/brinjal and that sweet, spicy and addictive soy chili glaze. A dish that was made up by Ili Sulaiman when she…

Miso and Mushroom Porridge

Miso and Mushroom Porridge

YOU MAKE MISO HAPPY When the weather forecast calls for a daily rainfall, comfort food is the only way to go! This Miso and Mushroom Porridge is perfect for warming your bones on a rainy evening. Don’t let the gloomy weather in this Monsoon Season hold you…

Watermelon Poke Bowl

Watermelon Poke Bowl

ONE IN A MELON  The Poke Bowl craze has been elevated with the most fascinating way of using watermelon as a replacement to fish! You won’t believe how succulent and mind-blowing this bowl is until you try it for yourself! This Watermelon Poke Bowl we’ve…