Local Malaysians are turning their creativity into delicious delights, both sweet and savoury!
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As we head into the end of the year, Malaysians are gearing up for festivals and celebrations. Malaysia Day is just around the corner after all, so what better way to celebrate than with some interesting new foods to try, brought to you by our own inventive Malaysians?
Here are just a few that we’ve come across to tickle your curious tastebuds:
1. Otak-otak puffs and sirap bandung cupcakes
Local homebakers Amelia Lee and Yamunah Tangarajah have turned classic Malaysian flavours into wonderful teatime (or anytime) snacks.
Enjoy your afternoon snack with special flavours like sirap bandung and pandan gula melaka cupcakes, or even nasi lemak cornflake mix and otak-otak puffs for a savoury option.
For now, Cottage Treats have a Malaysia Day promo that would allow you to try it all, so you can check it out HERE.
2. Tikka Masala Pork Sausages
Tikka Masala, while extremely popular in western countries such as the UK, doesn’t enjoy the same popularity in Malaysia. That’s because Malaysian cuisine is mainly influenced by South Indian cuisine, while Tikka Masala mostly takes inspiration from North Indian cuisine.
Still, it’s a delicious flavour of yogurt and spices, which this local home cook has incorporated into her pork sausages.
Check it out HERE.
3. Black Thorn Durian Mooncake
With how Malaysians are obsessed over durians, it is inevitable that someone would make durian mooncakes as Mid-Autumn Festival, too, is around the corner.
Black Thorn Durian is a relatively new breed of durian hailing from Penang. It is also one of the higher-priced breeds due to its rarity and melty-soft flesh.
Now, local brand D’sert Cakery is turning them into mooncakes wrapped in stunning black snowskin for an impressive treat.
Find out more HERE.
4. Milo Dinosaur Mini Cake
Malaysians have elevated the Milo drink with the Milo Dinosaur, as any Milo afficionado would tell you.
Local bakery Elevete Patisserie is taking them one step further with their Milo Dinosaur Mini Cake, complete with little chocolate dinosaurs as toppings.
It features a moist Milo sponge cake, milk and milo frosting, with plenty of Milo powder scooped on top.
Check it out HERE.
Will you be getting anything for a special occasion, or just because you feel like it? Do you have any special Malaysian favourites you’d like to let us know about? Share your thoughts with us via TRP’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.