A Malaysian Banquet Featuring Famous Malaysian Dishes

It’s time for another Compass & Fork dinner party! Here is a banquet of famous Malaysian dishes featuring laksa, noodles, creamy chicken curry and dessert. Welcome to another Compass & Fork Dinner Party menu, this time featuring a banquet from the culinary diverse nation of Malaysia. Diverse, because of the many culinary influences at play in Malaysia. With Georgetown, Penang being a major, colonial trading town, people from around the region flocked to Penang for the employment opportunities. Bringing their … Read More

Don’t You Want to Know All About Pengat Pisang?

Pengat pisang is a classic, Malaysian dessert and is easy to make. Our version of this creamy and maybe indulgent dessert comes with a surprise ingredient. Our pengat pisang recipe is quick to make and features sago, a wonderful ingredient which helps thicken this creamy, slightly sweet dessert featuring banana and mango. Pengat pisang (banana) is a dessert you will find throughout Malaysia. It’s a creamy combination of fruit that is a little sweet without being over the top, thanks … Read More

Why this is the Best Kapitan Malaysian Chicken Recipe

Our mildly spiced, best Kapitan Malaysian chicken recipe is a creamy, Malaysian curry sure to please those new to the world of South East Asian curries. Ayam Kapitan is the local name given to one of the many Malaysian chicken recipes available to enjoy throughout the country. Our best Kapitan Malaysian chicken recipe can go by many names. Kapitan chicken and kapitan curry and captain curry are three of those names. Whichever name you use, this nyonya chicken curry is … Read More

Why This Simple Prawn Laksa Recipe is the Best

Our simple prawn laksa recipe brings this SE Asian classic dish right to your table. Enjoy the exotic flavors in this simple yet rich delicious noodle dish. Laksa, I’m not sure there is a South East Asian meal I enjoy more than a good laksa. Exotic flavors, easy seafood (traditional) or chicken stock base, fresh herbs, vegetables and spices, the crunch of bean shoots and those great Asian greens on top. There’s much to like about laksa! Many people shy … Read More

Why this Malaysian Char Kuey Teow Recipe is the Best Ever

This Char Kuey Teow recipe showcases the fabulous Nyonya cooking of Malaysia, drawing on many cultural influences of the region. Quick, tasty and delicious! Fabulous because a Nyonya noodle dish draws on many of the culinary influences on the Malay Peninsula. Think Chinese, Malay, Indian, as well as traces of Portuguese, Dutch, British and Indonesian influences. It’s a simple dish to make. One of the great pleasures of traveling to South East Asia is tasting and enjoying the great street … Read More

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