Malaysian

Kangkung Belacan

Kangkung Belacan is a Malaysian vegetable side dish prepared with water spinach called Kangkung stir fried with spices, aromatics and a shrimp paste called belacan. In Malaysia this dish was quite common, I saw this vegetable dish almost everywhere I dined in. A dish closely similar to the Filipino dish...

Belacan Squid and Snake Beans

Belacan Squid and Snake Beans is a spicy pungent, yet delicious Malaysian inspired dish prepared with squid and snake beans stir fried with lots of shallots, chillies and a fermented shrimp paste called Belachan. I think Filipino’s would love this Belacan Squid and Snake Beans, while the Philippine cuisine does...

Sotong Masak Asam Kunyit

Sotong Masak Asam Kunyit or Squid cooked in tamarind and turmeric is a Malaysian dish of squid cooked with tamarind, turmeric, lemongrass and chillies, a popular dish usually served on food stalls like Mamaks The last time I had this dish was in Malaysia many years ago when I used...

Malaysian Noodles (Henderson, Waitakere, New Zealand)

Malaysian Noodles was quite a popular stall during its Food Alley days in the CBD but sadly that place was closed and restaurants had to move out, luckily it moved near to where we live and since most of my working days are spent at home, it’s good that it...

PappaRich (Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand) 3

PappaRich (Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand)

PappaRich in Aotea Square is one of our favourite places to dine in if we are craving for some Malaysian, we have been here many times, so much I lost track on how many visits I made here. Located in Auckland’s CBD this is quite accessible during business days but...

Madam Woo (North Shore City, New Zealand) 4

Madam Woo (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Madam Woo is one of those restaurants that I had been wanting to try for a long time, if I can remember this branch in Takapuna had opened its doors around early 2017 and since then I just passed by the place once in a while wondering when will I...

Bunga Raya (New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand) 1

Bunga Raya (New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand)

I had been wanting to try this place for a long time because when my colleague knew that I lived in Malaysia before New Zealand he always asked me if I had tried this restaurant, that was probably 10 years ago and almost every time he sees me in the...