Authentic Malaysian food doesn’t have to take hours to prepare. Arm yourself with quality Malaysian sauces and pastes, and you can cook traditional Malaysian dishes every night of the week.
A Peranakan specialty, kapitan chicken curry is flavoured with curry leaves, cinnamon, star anise, lemongrass, chill and kaffir lime, enriched with creamy coconut milk. Take a midweek shortcut by using chicken breast and a good-quality kapitan chicken curry paste.
Who has time to pound their own spice paste midweek? For an authentic beef rendang, minus the muscle power, buy a jar of rendang curry paste, packed with traditional ingredients such as lemongrass, ginger, turmeric leaves, garlic, shallots and chillies.
Also known as curry laksa here in Australia, curry mee is a luscious blend of white curry paste, coconut milk, noodles and toppings such as prawns, poached chicken, tofu puffs and beansprouts. Make this laksa seafood soup using a jar of Penang white curry paste.
Take a kitchen shortcut using a jar of flavour-packed satay sauce for a family-friendly dinner of chicken satay skewers – the versatile paste doubles as a marinade and dipping sauce.
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