Pengat originated from the Malay cuisine and has long been adopted into the Peranakan cuisine; adding many ingredients to make it a colourful dish. Particularly popular among Penang Baba Nyonyas on Chap Goh Meh (the 15th and final day of the Lunar New Year) is now a common dessert found daily in Peranakan restaurants. The pengat is often regarded as a type of Bubur Cha Cha but is distinguished with the use of bananas.
Fried bananas or pisang goreng is a most-welcomed snack in between meals and an easy find in the streets of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. With slight variations to each recipe, pisang goreng is typically deep-fried bananas coated in batter.
Belimbing wuluh are small, sour carambola fruits which grow abundantly in house gardens throughout Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia. They add a delicous tang to this North Sumatran salad, although tamarind may also be used instead.
The wonderful nutty flavour of the Balinese Black Rice Pudding. Served with swirls of rich coconut cream on top, it's hard to find any visitors to Bali who do not fall in love with the bubur injin.
Stir Fry Chicken with Pantai Chilli Paste is a quick and easy option for a weeknight dinner that can be prepared in no time. The chilli paste adds a distinct flavour making it a hot favourite.
Bakmi Goreng recipe is an easy Indonesian Stir-Fried Noodles that is a street-food classic! Serve it piping hot with some chicken and kecap manis, to perfect your Straits dish!
Enjoy the succulent taste of roasted chicken with a burst of other flavours served on a banana leaf platter that adds a zing to your taste buds.
This hearty green bean salad is a Balinese classic dish that is perfect for your weeknight dinner. Enjoy this with a steaming hot bowl of rice or pair it with a warm coconut milk soup.
Beef Rendang is a much-celebrated dish of Indonesian origin. This traditional delicacy is made by simmering and slow-cooking beef for hours in coconut milk and rich spices until it has soaked in all the flavours and the liquid has evapourated.
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