Cekodok… This traditional Malay fritters snack tastes quite nice. The outer layer is crispy and it is soft inside. It is actually quite similar to Kyrgyz ‘borsok‘, but in borsok yeast is used to rise the dough and it has no filling. Nevertheless, both cekodok and borsok are my family’s favorites.
My kids love this snack very much, especially my fussy eater as well as vegetarian son (he is now better, started eating chicken nuggets :). Continue reading “Cekodok”
It was a great opportunity for me to study at IIUM; I love this place so much. I gained so much of valuable knowledge (both Islamic and conventional) during my study, I have experienced the diversity of culture, and most importantly that is where I met my beloved husband.
IIUM campus has variety of international cuisine; Arabic, Albanian, Sudanese, Central Asian etc. Actually this is how I started to like international cuisine, by being exposed to all these different type of delicious foods.
The first time I tried samsa was from this Albanian seller, it was tasty and delicious, it used to come in two forms; with cheese and beef fillings. I have always wanted to get the recipe but couldn’t get quite right. The difficult part is to prepare the pastry. Locally, there are plenty of samsa recipes; we have the samosa of Indian origin, and karipap of Malay origin. But they are both different in their taste from this Central Asian samsa.
Basically, samsa is a stuffed pastry with a savory filling. It can be spiced lamb or meat, potatoes, onions or even a cheese.
This particular samsa recipe that I am going to prepare is according to original Central Asian recipe. It is basically Continue reading “Samsa”
Nice to be back again after a long busy and joyous Eid celebration… Still not too late to wish Eid mubarak to all Muslims out there.
When “Tortilla” is mentioned, the first thing comes to my mind is the Mexican flatbread made of corn. This tortilla is usually a perfect compliment to Chicken Fajitas or classically eaten with creamy butter. However, in Spain Tortilla refers to an omelette, simply an egg omelette added with other ingredients like potatoes and onion. What an amazing discovery I made with my venture into international cuisine.
In Spain this omelette is known as Tortilla de Patatas which refers to potatoes of course. This delicious thick layers of potatoes and onion omelette can be eaten at any time of the day. It is great by itself and very fulfilling as a light snack accompanied Continue reading “Potato Tortilla”