Embracing the plant-based lifestyle in Malaysia

Appetizers

5-Colour Spring Rolls

5-Colour Spring Rolls

One thing that I’ll never, ever get tired of is Spring Rolls. Mummy used to make them occasionally either as a mid-day snack, or as a hefty side for our dinners. She would stuff these huge rolls with meat and veggies until they’d burst at […]

Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble

Whenever I used to eat at continental breakfasts buffets, I would ask to have my eggs scrambled at the egg counter. I’ve always been partial to its fluffiness, and I found it slightly more palatable than an egg that showcases a yolk and white as […]

Nyonya Rojak (Savoury Fruit and Vegetable Salad)

Nyonya Rojak (Savoury Fruit and Vegetable Salad)

The word ‘Rojak’ (pronounced ‘Ro-jah-k’) is a word held very close to the heart of every Malaysian. In its literal sense, it is a melange of crunchy fruits and vegetables, coated in a sticky sauce made of fermented shrimp. It is sweet, salty, sour, crunchy […]

Potato Salad with Water Apple (Jambu Air)

Potato Salad with Water Apple (Jambu Air)

If you go to a local market in Malaysia, the tropical fruits are there as much as the omnipresent apples and oranges. No offense to apples and oranges, they’re fantastic and we grow up on them. But we grow up singing ‘A is for Apple’ […]

Indian Chickpea Potato Salad

Indian Chickpea Potato Salad

I’ve had a good long thought and have come to the realization that I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Indian food. I have met some who can’t take spiciness all too well, but the flavours of Indian food itself seem to be a general […]

Glutinous Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

Glutinous Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

One of my favourite Dim Sum dishes growing up was ‘Lo Mai Gai’, which is steamed glutinous rice with chicken. It is traditionally cooked in lotus leaf, but my fond memories of it always involved a dish made of foil. You’d turn the dish upside […]

Tempeh Fingers

Tempeh Fingers

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Tempeh is a vegan godsend. I love how nutritional and versatile it is, and ridiculously cheap and available in Malaysia too. I think it’s almost criminal to be a vegan here and NOT eat it. I […]

‘Neatballs’ with Spinach Coriander Sauce

‘Neatballs’ with Spinach Coriander Sauce

Meatballs remind me of sickness – not in a bad way! Whenever any of the siblings got ill, Mummy would be in the kitchen rolling up balls of minced pork, which she would serve with rice porridge. While developing this recipe, rolling the balls, I […]

Quinoa Mango Salad

Quinoa Mango Salad

As a budding vegetarian, as most budding vegetarians do, I started out making salads. It was simple, fast, nutritious, and didn’t require cooking. The only drawback is that salads are light. And as an athlete now, light meals can be bothersome to eat a dozen […]

Tempeh Seaweed Cakes

Tempeh Seaweed Cakes

The last thing off my meat list before making my plant-based transition was seafood. I loved everything that had fish in it, fish cake included. Thai fish cakes were a staple order whenever I ate Thai. It’s not like I miss it now, but when […]