Category Archives: Ingredients – Pantry

Malaysian Sambal with Shrimps

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This is one of my great find in the United States. It is also one of the key ingredient in most of the Malaysian/Singaporean/Perenakan Cuisine. Most of all, it make cooking hot and spicy dish as easy and quick in no time. View more

Dried Scallops (Sheung Wan)

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Dried scallop is also known as Conpoy. There are two types of scallops that are commonly used in the Chinese Cuisine.One is made of a freshwater scallop from China which is small and milder View more

Belacan

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 Belacan is a common ingredient used in Indonesian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, Cambodian,Vietnamese, Laos, Burmese, Chinese and Filipino Cuisines. Each country has its own name View more

Curry Powder

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This curry powder is commonly used in Malaysian and Singaporean Cuisine. It is mainly used in dried or wet curry dishes and a main ingredient for marinading many meat and vegetable dishes. View more

Dried Anchovies (Ikan Bilis)

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Ikan Bilis is a Malay/Indonesian word for dried anchovies. Anchovies are small, green fish with blue reflections due to a silver long stripe that runs from the base of the caudal fin. View more

Store-bought Pure Fresh Tamarind (Concentrated)

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A week ago, I went to a Cambodian grocery store and found this can of tamarind juice. I have not used this kind before. I tried a couple of days ago and found that it is so user friendly. Once you tried it, you will love it. View more

Store-bought Premade Sambal Cobek Terasi

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I love to serve this Indonesian sauce with most of my fried chicken, raw vegetables salad, fried seafood and tofu dish. View more

Instant Sambal Belacan Powder

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I love to serve this Indonesian sauce with most of my fried chicken, raw vegetables salad, fried seafood and tofu dish. View more

Sago

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Sago is a starch extracted from the tissue of sago palm stems. Most of us purchase this starch which is commercially made in the form of “pearls”. In the Asian countries it is traditionally used in the desserts or as a thickener in desserts like steamed puddings, cakes and pearl balls. Also it is used as a thickener in cooking. View more

Dried Red Beans

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Red Beans are also known as Azuki beans and are widely grown throughout East Asia. Most red beans are grown in the north-east Asia. In East Asian cuisine the red beans are usually eaten sweetened. View more