Basic Malay Ingredients
Basic Malay ingredients will be revealed, one by one here, on this page. Come, let me teach you what they are. They are not as mysterious as you would think.
In Malay cooking, we normally divide food into several categories: dishes that accompany rice, dishes which are eaten on its own, snacks, preserves and desserts. Here I would like to focus on basic Malay ingredients that you most likely need for making dishes that accompany rice. Here is the low down.
Fresh Herbs / Fresh Ingredients
Those listed above are the basic ingredients that housewives usually store in their fridge or plant in their yard.
Dried Spices / Dried Ingredients
Sugar / sweetener
Preservatives / Preserves
Sauces in cans or bottles
These are enough to make up a feast using basic Malay ingredients!
Ingredients listed above are pretty cheap in comparison to other cuisine ingredients (for example European style cooking) as dairy products are hardly used at all. Throw in your protein of choice: meat, fish or even vegetables, you can create so many Malay dishes with the list. The ingredients can be found at grocery stores, supermarket and of course at the wet market as well.
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