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Mighty Spicy Buffalo Wings: A Malaysian Take on an American Classic

I love Buffalo wings.  Oh, how I LOVE them! Thanks to The Husband, over these ten blissful years of married eating, I’ve developed a fine appreciation for them. All this talk of the Super Bowl in recent weeks has had me dreaming about some good, spicy, tangy Buffalo wings. Don’t get me wrong, I know nothing […]

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Sambal Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

According to some well-respected Food & Restaurant experts, bacon will become 2015’s forgotten food item. Supposedly the bacon pendulum is swinging from “Hot” to “Not”, as far as food trends go! Seriously? Who are “they” and more importantly, how do “they” know? I don’t have the answers to these questions, but I figured I’d better […]

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Chilli Chicken

Oh my – it’s been aaaaaages since my last post. I think I forgot that I had a blog! How is that possible, you ask? Well, the sambal business is a full-time job – there are sales call to make, cases to deliver, marketing ideas to implement, network connections to develop, plans for new products […]

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Apricot-Sambal Glazed Salmon with Crispy Skin

Here’s a relatively simple salmon dish that will bring out your inner kitchen goddess/god. Five ingredients, twenty-five minutes, loads of flavor! What’s more decadent than a piece of just-cooked-through fish in contrast with the perfectly robust crunch of crisp skin? Add the lovely spicy-sweetness of the apricot-Sambal glaze and boom! You’re a deity! Well, at […]

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Snake Beans and Tofu with Sambal

I went to Chinatown this morning to shop for ingredients for this week’s Hester Nights event. Walking up Mott Street to Grand St, these gorgeous bright beans caught my eye. In this country, I’ve heard them called all kinds of things, everything from snake beans to yard-long beans etc. In Malaysia, we just call them […]

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Hot Chilli Sambal: My Kitchen to Market Saga

This morning I sold my first ever two cases of Hot Chilli Sambal to a specialty food store in NYC called Garden of Eden. For those of you who don’t live in NY, Garden of Eden is only the most awesome gourmet food store in the city. Their website describes the store as “a culinary […]

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Mamak Mee (aka Mee Goreng)

When I was a kid back home, there was a stall under a huge tree down the road from our house run by a Mamak gentleman. The word “Mamak” as it is used in Malaysia refers to the Indian-Muslim community. Thanks to the Indian-Muslims, we have such famous Malaysian dishes as roti canai, roti telur, […]