What is Malaysian cuisine? Malaysian cuisine may seem unfamiliar to most, but the flavors are not that uncommon. A beautiful blend of Chinese, Indian, Thai, Portuguese and British flavors, Malaysian cooking is humble, homey food that brings people together.
Christina Arokiasamy wants you to try it for yourself with her new book The Malaysian Kitchen: 150 Recipes for Simple Home Cooking. Dishes like the Malaysian Wok-Fried Spaghetti with Kale and Sambal or the Fried Rice with Shrimp, Bacon, and Eggs are simple, familiar, and full of flavor. Arokiasamy’s use of spices is masterful, try the Tumeric Fried Chicken or Pork Spareribs in a Cinnamon Nutmeg Sauce. South East Asian cooking isn’t as difficult as it looks. Get The Malaysian Kitchen, available now at $35.