Browsing Archive: September, 2012

Malaysia Day

Posted by Lapan Cooking Classes on Friday, September 7, 2012, In : Specials 

Another excuse to scoff some tasty food: Malaysia Day.

Every 16th September Malaysians have a day off (and God knows if they have a lot of them!) and what do they do? They eat! They don't so much talk about the weather as about food, their national pastime. See? food distracted me already! So back to Malaysia Day which commemorates the joining of Malaya, North Borneo (now called Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore. Thing is that Singapore got its own independence from Malaysia in August '65... so ...


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Chulalongkorn Day Special

Posted by Lapan Cooking Classes on Thursday, September 6, 2012, In : Specials 
Ok a bit more serious now, a bit of culture for a change! (it's foodie culture, so read it please, it might be useful for impressing your in-laws during an awkward silence)

So Chulalongkorn Day is a public holiday in Thailand that commemorates the day Chulalongkorn (aka King Rama V) died. King Rama V was a renowned gourmet who loved to relax over food. He was a bit fed up with the royal food served to him at his court (oh I feel so sorry for him (!)) and was longing for things like shrimp past...

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Malaysian Popiah

Posted by Lapan Cooking Classes on Thursday, September 6, 2012, In : snack 

First make sure your camera is on

get ready to draw 

Find a Malaysian (or Singaporean) and ask if they like popiah
 
Take a picture

 

  Those are tears of joy by the way


So what's the big deal about popiah? Well everything... the fact that it takes 2 billion years to make one popiah skin (it goes so fast that it's impossible to take a clear picture, except if you've got a camera better than mine)



and the fact that it tastes GORGEOUS


needless to say that I do not teach how to make popiah (unless you...

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Tofu with Smoky Coconut Salad

Posted by Lapan Cooking Classes on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, In : Salad 
Another recipe if you are a busy, vegetarian and only have 5 min to spare:

Smoky Tofu & Coconut Salad

For one portion

Ingredients:
2 cubes fried tofu, sliced
1cm red onion, thin slices
1 teaspoon coriander leaves
5cm carrot, grated
5cm cucumber, thin slices
1 tablespoon grated coconut
1 tablespoon peanuts
1 tablespoon coconut milk
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
salt to taste

Method
First make the dressing: toast grated coconut and peanuts in a pan (so without fat, just wait that they turn brown). Pound them togeth...

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Posted by Lapan Cooking Classes on Wednesday, September 5, 2012,


 
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