Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake ~ Mah Lai Goh黑糖馬拉糕

Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake ~ 黑糖馬拉糕  Mah Lai Goh

What is steamed Malaysian sponge cake? Why is it called Malaysian but not Taiwan or Korea? I really don’t know, dear! It just one of my favourite dim sum in a Chinese restaurant.

One of the more common version is after British rule over the Malay Peninsula, retain the habit of afternoon tea, eat cake, but commonly found in coconut milk than milk on the Malay Peninsula, the oven is not easy to find, so used coconut milk instead of milk and using the steam method instead of using the oven to make a cake.

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Malaysia Street Food ~ Turnover Pancake (Apam Balik) ~ 慢煎餅 (vegan, gluten-free friendly)

Malaysia Street Food ~ Turnover Pancake  (Apam Balik) ~ 慢煎餅

Apam Balik‘ is the Malay name. Its special character is like a type of griddle cake, deep and thick pancake. The texture of Apam Balik is akin to a crispier form of English crumpets. And topped with butter, ground roasted peanut, sugar and toasted sesame seeds. It is then folded into a half-moon shape and cut into wedges before serving. Translated, ‘Apam Balik’ means ‘Folded Pancake’. Available everywhere in Malaysia, it is a most popular snack among the local. It is sold at their night market and other hawker food outlets. Other than the original peanut flavour, also as fresh berries with chocolate or ice-cream are fast catching on, especially among the young.

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Malaysia Vegetable Laksa with Rice Vermicelli ~ 馬來西亞素叻沙

 Malaysia Vegetable Laksa with Rice Vermicelli ~ 馬來西亞素叻沙

Malaysian Vegetable Laksa with Rice Vermicelli ~ 馬來西亞素叻沙

This dish got me backwards so much memory, it was more than 15 years since I had a holiday in my best friend’s country – Malaysia! The weather over there was incredible hot because there only has summer weather all year round, they don’t have winter nor autumn, just hot, hot, hot! If you plan to go Malaysia, don’t forget to bring your sunscreen lotion, otherwise you’ll get burn.

We enjoyed all the food and drink over there, although I can’t stand up too hot and spicy, but they can execute whatever you like. The main majority of Malaysia’s population divided amongst into three major ethnic groups: Malays, Chinese and Indians. So their cuisine is influenced by various cultures from all around the world.

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