On a recent food tour of Malaysia, the Asian Inspirations team tried their hand at cooking authentic Malaysian fare. Now you can recreate these delicious dishes at home, thanks to the launch of four quality pastes and sauces from Yeo’s.
No trip to Malaysia is complete without sampling beef rendang. On our food tour of Malaysia, it became our go-to meal for breakfast, served with coconut rice and hard-boiled as part of Malaysia’s signature dish, nasi lemak. Slow-braised rendang is also a favourite for festive occasions, and it traditionally required hours in the kitchen, pounding your own spice paste from scratch.
But we’ve returned from Malaysia with a secret weapon: Yeo’s Rendang Paste.Take a jar of this authentic paste, a complex blend lemongrass, ginger, chilli, garlic, shallots, turmeric leaves and coconut milk, and you’re well on your way to making traditional beef rendang.
If nasi lemak is Malaysia’s signature dish, then sambal must be its star sauce! Barely a meal went by in Malaysia when we weren’t served sambal, either on the side of our nasi lemak, or stir-fried with prawns for a flavour-packed sambal udang. Pick up a jar of Yeo’s Sambal Paste to recreate this Malaysian classic.
Satay is synonymous with Malaysian street food, so it was a great treat to learn how to make mouthwatering satay skewers at The Cooking House cookery school in Kuala Lumpur. We discovered that not only can you use Yeo’s Satay sauce as a dipping sauce, it also doubles as a handy marinade!
Another dining highlight of our time in Kuala Lumpur was our dinner at Kayu, where we enjoyed the Mamak specialty, nasi kandar. When the craving for curry and roti bread strikes at home, we’ll be reaching for a can of Yeo’s Malaysian Mild Curry Sauce, ideal for making this easy Malaysian chicken curry.
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