Embracing the plant-based lifestyle in Malaysia

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Pengat Pisang (Warm Coconut Banana Soup)

Pengat Pisang (Warm Coconut Banana Soup)

The thing about Peranakan food that people love the most is how much you can taste the love that goes into it. This is the very thing that also puts people off from making Peranakan food themselves! Modern cooking culture has been reduced to instant […]

Durian Panna Cotta

Durian Panna Cotta

My vegan friend Shahab came up with the word ‘Durgasm’, defining the orgasmic experience of sinking your teeth into the flesh of the perfect durian. I would have not been able to come up with a better word in my lifetime. Indeed, Durian is a […]

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 […]

Black Sticky Rice Pudding (Pulut Hitam)

Black Sticky Rice Pudding (Pulut Hitam)

Black sticky rice pudding, or Pulut Hitam in Bahasa, is a classic Southeast Asian comfort food and one of those things you eat as a kid without really knowing what it is. You hear the word, ‘pulut’, you think about it being something called ‘pulut’ […]

Kaya (Coconut Jam)

Kaya (Coconut Jam)

Kaya has got to be one of my most favourite jams, EVER.  Super rich and creamy, with a base of eggs and coconut milk, it’s part of a common breakfast here in Malaysia, typically served with Roti Bakar (‘Grilled Bread’ in Bahasa). Enjoying this indulgent […]

Da Vina Colada

Da Vina Colada

Being a teetotaler for almost all my life, the one thing that has saved me on many a date night was a tall glass of Virgin Colada. One of my favourite mocktails of all time. Wait, let me re-phrase that. My ONLY favourite mocktail of […]

Nasi Oo-Laa-Lam (Malay Herb Rice)

Nasi Oo-Laa-Lam (Malay Herb Rice)

I normally shy away from making Malay food, since it is not my territory. But it would’ve been criminal to at least not give Nasi Ulam a shot! Nasi is ‘rice’ in Bahasa, and Ulam refers to a traditional spread of selected local leaves and herbs, eaten […]

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 […]