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Kuih Lopes: a dessert from heaven... and from hell!

Posted by Lapan Cooking Classes on Friday, November 2, 2012, In : Dessert 

Come November and already the Christmas bombardment is nearly reaching its peak... “BUY BUY BUY NOOOW!” But I don't have enough saliva or energy to spit on my telly (if you're eating: bon appetit!). So I've decided to cook my presents, like I have done last year.

I wish I could give an omelette with a red ribbon on it, but it won't go down too well with the rest of the crowd, who is expecting something very very special this year... but what?

So after wrecking my brain, I’ve decided ...

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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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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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