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Malaysian Food Made Easy: Midweek Meal Ideas

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.

Kapitan chicken curry

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.


Beef rendang

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.

Beef Rendang Recipe

Sambal prawns

Sure, you could make your own sambal, but if time isn’t on your side, reach for a jar of premium sambal paste, then use it to make this 10-minute sambal prawn recipe.

Sambal Prawns

White curry mee

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.

Malaysian curry laksa - 3 Quick and Easy coconut milk recipes

Satay chicken

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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