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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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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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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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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 finished with a dark and nutty coconut paste called Kerisik. While traditionally chicken rendang is prepared with chicken on the bone, …

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