Menu: Malaysia

First of all, I hope you had a fantastic Valentine’s Day. I wish there were a way to capture the sweetness of yesterday. Ava thinks, despite my best efforts to explain otherwise, that Valentine’s Day is a destination, not an event. So, of course, she had to ask me if I was going “to” Valentine’s Day with her and papa.

I, of course, said yes.

While I’m thinking of it, here’s a Valentine that Ava got from a friend at little school.

It’s a crayon! What a great global Valentine’s Day project.

As for our Malaysian menu? The ingredients might sound strange and the shapes might be new to you, but this is a menu easy enough for little Miss Ava to make. Maybe not by herself, but pretty close!

I think you’ll find the food of Malaysia definitely worth loving.

What sounds good to you?

Coconut Sticky Rice in banana leaves (lemang)  [Recipe]
Glutinous rice cooked with coconut milk and steamed inside banana leaves. The result? Epic, edible towers. P.S. This has 4 ingredients, including salt.

Beef Rendang [Recipe]
This is one of those curries made without curry powder. Instead, beef is slowly simmered with a complex blend of galangal, ginger, garlic, onion, lemongrass, keffir lime leaves, kerisik, and more.

Toasted Coconut Paste for Curries (Kerisik) [Recipe]
A fun, easy way to add flavor and body to Malaysian curries. The bonus? Just one ingredient.

*All recipes and posts will be up by Monday morning.


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