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Hainnanese Ginger-Scallion Oil

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 2 comments

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at... More

Videos: Egg-wrapped Ramly Burgers from Malaysia

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 2 comments

Serious Eats member DavidPD recently posted the video above in Talk of a Ramly burger being made at USJ 4, a popular burger stand in Selangor, Malaysia. More

Snapshots from Malaysia: Char Kuey Teow in Penang

Carey Jones 2 comments

You can smell the char kuey teow stall before you see it. And you can see the smoke as soon as you smell it—a smoldering, sultry cloud wafting down Kimberley Street, a prime street food strip in Georgetown, on the Malaysian island of Penang. More

25 Malaysian Dishes You Should Know

Carey Jones 34 comments

When I first started jotting down notes for this post in Malaysia, it was a list of "10 Malaysian Dishes You Should Know." After a few more days grazing in Penang, ten turned into fifteen. By the time I got to Kuala Lumpur, my list had sambal stains all over it... and five more dishes. (Once you start getting excited about Malaysian food, it's really hard to stop.) Here are 25 Malaysian dishes you should knowlaksa and rendang are only the beginning. More

Snapshots from Malaysia: 'Teh Tarik,' Pulled Tea

Drinks Carey Jones 4 comments

One of the greatest things about street vendors is the performance involved. When your food's prepared in front of you, you've got a front-row seat to noodle-tossing, dough-stretching, and—probably my favorite in Malaysia—tea-pulling. More

Snapshots from Malaysia: 10 Sweets To Know

Sweets Carey Jones 9 comments

It only takes a first spoonful of dessert soup tong sui, or a first sip of iced coffee or lemongrass juice, to understand that Malaysia has a serious sweet tooth. And their selection of sweets is wide and varied, from chewy glutinous rice cakes to palm sugar-stuffed crepes to shaved ice of many kinds. Check out a few sweet treats to know! More

Snapshots from Malaysia: Breakfast at Toh Soon Cafe, Georgetown, Penang

Carey Jones 8 comments

I don't think I'd ever been to an eatery famous for its toast, but that's why locals and visitors crowd Toh Soon Cafe, a Chinese coffee shop (or kopitiam) occupying the better part of an alley off Campbell Street in the city of Georgetown. More

Snapshots from Malaysia: How to Make Beef Rendang

Carey Jones 2 comments

One of Malaysia's better-known dishes is beef rendang, a slow-cooked dry curry deeply spiced with ginger and turmeric, kaffir lime and chilis. In Malaysian fashion, it fuses sweet, sour, and savory elements, the curry picking up a creamy richness from two forms of coconut and an elusive tang from asam keping, slices of a sour sun-dried fruit. The ingredient list is long, but the process is dead simple; learn how to make it here! More

Snapshots from Malaysia: What Is Malaysian Cuisine?

Carey Jones 33 comments

America gets a lot of credit as a melting pot. But it's got nothing on Malaysia. Walk down a street in Penang and you'll pass an Indian man pulling tissue-thin dough for roti canai next to Chinese women tossing noodles in pork lard. You can eat dim sum for breakfast and mutton curry for lunch. You'll dip coriander-turmeric fried chicken in a Worcestershire-based sauce. Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai; it's how these culinary traditions alternately merge and remain distinct that makes Malaysian cookery so fascinating—and so hard to summarize concisely, a Venn diagram of flavor whose every overlapping sliver is its own compelling story. More

Ramly Burgers, Egg-Wrapped Burgers from Malaysia

A Hamburger Today Daniel O'Sullivan 7 comments

There's an undeniable sense of theater that goes into making a Ramly Burger. The flipping, cracking, folding, and squeezing it takes to make one creates a sense of anticipation unmatched by any street burger I've eaten. But is it worth it? Many Malaysians certainly think so. More

Get in My Mouth: Double Cheese Special Ramly Burger from Bob Burger in Kuala Lumpur

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 4 comments

[Photograph: Pillow Talk with Bangsar-bAbE] File this under "reasons to visit Kuala Lumpur": to get a Ramly burger from Bob Burger. Malaysian blogger Bangsar-Babe reviews this burger stand with photos showing how the Ayam Double Cheese Special is made: griddled... More

The Ultimate Doughnut in Kuala Lumpur

Robyn Lee 4 comments

Photograph by David Hagerman of EatingAsia Robyn Eckhardt of Kuala Lumpur-based food blog EatingAsia isn't much of a doughnut fan, but she finds the ultimate doughnut in the morning market at OUG. What does the ultimate doughnut taste like? When it's still hot its skin is crackly-crunchy, with nary a hint of grease. Inside it's yielding, melting even, almost to the point of mimicking a firm custard. As the donut cools it retains some crispiness, while the interior becomes a fluffy pillow that meets the teeth with a bit of resistance. It smells and tastes of baked grain first, and then of some - but not much - sugar. Unsurprisingly, she and her husband go back for seconds. And... More

A Malaysian Burger for Ramadan

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 2 comments

slashfood.com Last weekend at the United Nations, Joe DiStefano (a Serious Eats New York contributor) ate a Malaysian burger (also known as a Ramly burger) at the Ramadan Bazaar held by the Ladies' Association of the Permanent Mission of Malaysia... More

In Videos: Kung Fu Finger Smashes Through Coconuts

Robyn Lee 2 comments

Opening a coconut can be an arduous task, but if you're Ho Eng Hui, Malaysia's top kung fu master, you can smash through a coconut with just your index finger! Although he broke his finger in 1993, he has been giving weekly demonstrations of his "digit's devastating power" for the past eight years until recently retiring. Watch the "coconut-piercing index finger" in action, after the jump.... More

Malaysian Burger Recommendation

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 4 comments

Diggin' into the mailbag ... Hi Adam, I stumbled upon your site by accident and totally in love with the subject. However, I'm very saddened that I'm actually in the South-East Asian region of Malaysia. I would like to share... More

Ramly Burger is King in Malaysia

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 2 comments

Photo by Mark do.0b. Apparently street-cart burgers are more popular in Malaysia than are the fast-food giants: Unlike McDonald's and Burger King's fancier outlets, its burgers are sold at stalls on the street, normally manned by two casually- dressed... More

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