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Prawn Sambal (or Sambal Udang, Sambal Shrimp) relies heavily on one of Malaysia’s favorite ingredients, Sambal Sauce. The spicy sauce is a staple in Malaysian cooking. The very basic sauce, Sambal Oelek, is a paste made with fiery red chiles and a little salt and/or vinegar. Recipes for Sambal sauces vary widely from there, depending …

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In Singapore, the best (and cheapest) food is found at the hawker centers. This, as you can imagine, makes the hawker centers immensely popular. Just stop in around lunch or dinner time and you’ll see long lines at the favorite stalls. Sadly, we learned during a recent visit to Singapore that hawker stands are at …

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We became huge fans of Laksa (Malaysian curry noodle soup) when traveling through Malaysia and Singapore. This creamy noodle soup is full of spicy exotic flavors, such as lemongrass and creamy coconut milk, that we have come to crave when in Southeast Asia.   We quickly discovered that we weren’t alone in our adoration for this …

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Laksa is a noodle soup originating from descendants of early Chinese migrants who settled in Penang, Malacca, Singapore, and Indonesia. The laksa paste used to make the soup is full of aromatic Southeast Asian ingredients, such as Kaffir lime, lemongrass, galangal and turmeric root. Once you have made the laksa curry paste, you are one …

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Tropical Spice Garden Penang Cooking Class – Learning to cook classic Malaysian Cuisine in a jungle paradise  Malaysia is known for its cuisine. With the blending of Asian and Indian influences (among others), you can imagine the exotic flavors that come into play. We decided to take a cooking class while in Penang, Malaysia in order …

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