Embracing the plant-based lifestyle in Malaysia

Sauces and Pastes

Tempeh and Terung (Eggplant) in Sweet Soy and Chili Sauce

Tempeh and Terung (Eggplant) in Sweet Soy and 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 […]

Eryngii Mushroom in Marmite Sauce

Eryngii Mushroom in Marmite Sauce

One of the best sauces I’ve ever had with meat has been Marmite sauce. The only bone I have to pick with that is that it’s not made of Vegemite. They are both salty bitter pastes made from the yeasty by-product of the beer-making process. […]

Mild Tempeh Rendang

Mild Tempeh Rendang

This article originally appeared on Tongue In Chic last year. Quite recently, I watched a vegan cooking video on Youtube. The chef was making a burger. Just as she began to prepare the condiments to go with the patty, she confidently said, “One of a […]

Pineapple Sambal

Pineapple Sambal

I have to admit, I’ve done some pretty crazy things in my life. I’ve scaled the wall of a building, Flown halfway across the world to meet a guy I met online, Worked for the military in Myamnar, Quit my job to learn kungfu, Danced […]

Perfect Bolognese Sauce

Perfect Bolognese Sauce

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a bowl of spaghetti bolognese. And there aren’t many things that can come quite as close to recreating a meaty sauce with than with Textured Soy Protein (TVP). As a by-product of soy oil extraction, TVP is a processed […]