Embracing the plant-based lifestyle in Malaysia

Soups

Herbal Hot Pot (‘Tak’ Kut Teh)

Herbal Hot Pot (‘Tak’ Kut Teh)

If you’ve grown up as a Chinese kid in Malaysia, no doubt you would have been exposed to the pride and joy of Malaysian Chinese gastronomic culture known as Bak Kut Teh. Directly translated as ‘Meat Bone Tea’, Bak Kut Teh is a traditional broth […]

Lean Lontong

Lean Lontong

One of the things that saves me at every Aidilfitri Open House? That steaming fragrant turmeric coconut broth with mixed vegetables and mungbean noodles over leaf-wrapped compressed rice. I’m a sucker for all coconut-based broths and Lontong is one of few plant-based dishes available during […]

Lentil Tomato Barley Stew

Lentil Tomato Barley Stew

This recipe means a lot to me, because it was part of my first-ever public cooking demo! I was invited by Dataran Pahlawan Megamall in Melaka to do the demo as well as a talk about my plant-based journey.  What made my day was not […]

Shark’s Fun Soup

Shark’s Fun Soup

Shark fin soup and I… What a history we have. Being of Chinese descent, my journey of boycotting shark fin has not been far from smooth-sailing. From being ridiculed, to losing friends, to nearly getting ostracized by my relatives, I have learned a lot about […]