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Malaysian Curry Beef Noodle Soup – Laksa

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 through Southeast Asia. We quickly discovered that we weren’t alone in our adoration for …

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Chicken Rendang – Malaysian Coconut Curry Chicken

This Chicken Rendang recipe is a popular spicy curry dish that we discovered during a recent visit to Malaysia. The slow cooked chicken is bathed in exotic spices and creamy coconut milk. It is and finished with a dark and nutty coconut paste called Kerisik. While traditionally chicken rendang is prepared with chicken on the …

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Singapore Cooking Class: Food Playground

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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Ayam Masak Merah – Tomato Chicken Curry

Don’t let the red color of Ayam Masak Merah, a traditional Malaysian dish, intimidate you if you aren’t a fan of spicy food. Some Malaysian dishes do have quite a bit of heat, but this dish (which translates from Malay to ¨Red Cooked Chicken”) gets most of its deep red color from tomatoes. The dish …

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Tropical Spice Garden Penang Cooking Class

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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