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20-03-2005, 12:26 AM
Does anyone know any good recipe books on Malaysian kuih written in english?

21-03-2005, 01:20 PM
Does anyone know any good recipe books on Malaysian kuih written in english?

My late mother and her relatives took them to their graves. Anyway, most of the recipe books will hide their "trump card", wan. You won't get the kueh that you buy.

21-03-2005, 02:32 PM
if u r looking for recipes online, The Star's Kuali is quite extensive:

30-03-2005, 11:02 PM
I bought the Malaysian Cakes & Desserts published by Periplus Mini Cookbooks. You can find them easily in MPH. Priced at RM8.90 and the recipes are by Rohani Jelani, who also prepare recipes for The Star's Clove pullout.

The recipes are excellent, I have tried the Onde-onde. What I like about Rohani's recipes is she has given additional tips on how to get the kuiih prepared successfully.

A good example is the Onde-onde. One is told to pinch a small ball of dough and cook them in boiling water. When it floats on the surface of the boiling water, remove it and add it to the remaining dough.

Rohani didn't explain why we need to do this step. Coz the recipes that I used previously have never mentioned this step.

A friend's mom told me that this step is necessary to enable one to wrap the gula melaka with the dough easily. It makes the dough pliable and would not break up while we wrap the gula melaka.

In fact Rohani's recipe make wrapping the gula melaka so easily. I made my onde-onde successfully and many commented that they tasted like the authentic nyonya melaka's onde-onde!

In fact I have collected many of Periplus published recipe books. Tried the Indian cooking successfully!! Yum...yum...their books are cheap and the recipes are well-tested. Now I am into its Korean and Japanese recipes, which I just bought.

30-03-2005, 11:05 PM
Forgot to mention, you can also buy Agnes Chang's DVDs - that shows how to make kuihs or dim sum. I saw them at Subang Parade - on the ground floor there is a big CD, VCD and DVD shop, a few doors away from Body Shop. Sorry lah, I didn't look up at its signboard, so do not know the name. I think they only cost RM15 each.

30-03-2005, 11:46 PM

Here's a photo of Periplus Mini Cookbook's Malaysian Cakes & Desserts recipe book. Hee...he....wonder if they will pay me for doing this promo on their behalf??? :D

25-04-2005, 12:23 AM
I got the Agnes Chang's DVD on how to make dim sum! It's just like watching her programme on the previous TV3's Kuali! Now I can collect her cooking lessons and replay them again and again.

Will try to make the dim sum which she taught and hope they will turn out just as well as hers!