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Khanom jeen nam ya / Southern Thai fish curry with noodles
Terung Dayak with mackerel
Acar hu
Paeh ikan keli
Gaeng som
Pekasam ikan
Hinava tenggiri
Fenugreek fish sambal
Khanom jeen nam ya / Southern Thai fish curry with noodles
Terung Dayak with mackerel

Terung Dayak with mackerel

This dish is a common staple on Diana’s family dining table, as her mom would buy terung Dayak whenever they were in season.

Acar hu

Acar hu

This Nyonya-style fish pickle ticks all the tasty flavour boxes: tangy, fatty, savoury, sweet.

Paeh ikan keli

Paeh ikan keli

The Temuan way to cook this fish is over the embers of an outdoor stove. If you have an available setup, we highly encourage you to go for it.

Gaeng som

Gaeng som

This dish, inherited from Banyen’s late grandmother, makes an appearance at least twice a week on their dinner table at home, as it is her dad and grandfather’s favourite dish.

Pekasam ikan

Pekasam ikan

Many kampung folks catch freshwater fish as a cheap source of protein, and pekasam is a way of fermenting a glut of a catch.

Hinava tenggiri

Hinava tenggiri

Hinava is a traditional native dish of the Kadazandusun people in the state of Sabah, which is a method of cooking saltwater or freshwater fish using lime juice.

Fenugreek fish sambal

Fenugreek fish sambal

The star of this dish is fenugreek, along with the freshest fish possible. When Nisha first introduced it to her daughter, it was “the most delicious thing I had ever eaten”.

 
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