Tuesday 24 January 2012

TO ORDER: Malaysian Goodies/Catering

SAM TAN'S KITCHEN HAS MOVED! Please visit the new website/online store at www.samtanskitchen.com, and follow Sam on TwitterInstagram and Facebook. Thank you!

For Malaysians craving the taste of home, or non-Malaysians curious to explore some of our classic dishes. Drop me a line at samtanskitchen@gmail.com with any enquiries- even if something is not listed below, I always try to accommodate special requests. Selamat makan!

Spiral Curry Puffs (Epok-Epok/Karipap Pusing)- $2.50 each (min order 6 pcs), $70 for a batch of 30
Spicy curried potatoes encased in a flaky homemade spiral pastry, then
deep-fried until golden and crunchy. Extremely addictive.

Malaysian Pandan Chiffon Cake- $15 per cake (8 1/2")
A top Malaysian favourite! A fluffy and light yet moist sponge, delicately fragranced with pandan and coconut cream

Homemade Kaya (Malaysian Coconut Egg Jam)- $10 per 16oz tub
A rich and luxurious blend of coconut cream, eggs, and sugar fragranced with the aroma of pandan, slowcooked until glossy. Perfect on toast with butter, or on waffles, crackers, pancakes, breadsticks, a spoon, your fingers...

Homemade Sambal Ikan Bilis- $10 per 16 oz tub
The classic must-have sweet and spicy accompaniment to nasi lemak, home-ground from fresh spices and ingredients. Also great for stir frying your favourite meat or vegetables.

Kuih Ketayap/Dadar/Gulung (Malaysian Pandan Crepes with Coconut)- $12 for 6pcs
Sticky caramelised coconut filling, bundled up in soft pale green pandan pancakes

Kuih Kodok/Jemput-Jemput Pisang- $7.50 per 10 pcs
Malaysian mashed banana fritters. Soft and moist on the inside with a crisp golden brown exterior

For events and private parties, or when you just crave a whole lot of Malaysian food for no particular reason. Please email me at samtanskitchen@gmail.com to discuss :)

Nasi Lemak
Generally considered our most beloved national dish! Fragrant coconut rice complete with trimmings: crispy ikan bilis (anchovies), roasted nuts, homemade killer sambal paste, cucumber slices and hard boiled eggs. Perfect with any of the three meats listed below (pictured with Ayam Goreng Berempah)

Ayam Goreng Berempah
Crunchy and aromatic crispy fried chicken like you've never tasted! Marinated in a homemade paste of 12 spices.

Beef Rendang
A rich and flavourful dry coconut stew with melt-in-the-mouth chunks of beef, slowcooked for hours in coconut cream and a blend of lemongrass, tamarind, galangal and other fresh spices until tender

Kari Ayam
A robust Malaysian chicken curry with potatoes, cooked in a rich coconut cream gravy. Especially perfect with roti jala (listed below) or nasi lemak above.

Nyonya Acar Awak
A traditional refreshing Malaysian pickle bursting with colours, textures and lip-smacking blend of sweetness, tang, spice and saltiness that cuts through heavy curries and tastes great with rice. 

Hainanese Chicken Rice
My absolute favourite dish of all time! Succulent chicken delicately infused with ginger and spring onion, drizzled with soy and sesame oil then served with a richly fragrant rice cooked in chicken broth. Complete with ginger and garlic chilli sauce.

Char Kuay Teow

Another hawker favourite, with proper "wok hei". Smoky and punchy wok-fried flat rice noodles with shrimp, beansprouts, fishcake and egg.

Bihun Goreng
A light yet satisfying Malaysian classic: stir-fried rice vermicelli, with chicken, vegetables, beansprouts and egg. 

Mee Siam
Tangy and flavourful fried vermicelli with shrimp, beansprouts, tofu and egg. A Nyonya classic that is simultaneously sweet, sour, salty and spicy.

Wat Tan Hor/Kong Foo Chow
Cantonese style fried flat noodles with a warming egg gravy, topped with shrimp, fishcake, sliced meat and vegetables. Comfort food at its best!

Fresh Popiah
One of my mother's top foods from her hometown in Ipoh- delicious and healthy soft vegetable spring rolls, bursting with a huge mix of flavours from julienned vegetables to crispy shallots

Siew Yoke/Siobak
Crispy Chinese roast pork belly- the biggest hit in my household when I perfected the recipe! Moist and juicy with a golden crunchy crackling

Choy Sum (Chinese Flowering Cabbage) with Garlic Oil and Oyster Sauce
Simple, tasty and nutritious. Also available with pak choi or kailan

Roti Jala
Malaysian lacey coconut and turmeric crepes. Soft and savoury, perfect for mopping up a good curry gravy

Thosai/ Dosa
South Indian rice and lentil crepes

Sago Gula Melaka

Tapioca pearl pudding with palm sugar and coconut milk. A rich yet refreshing dessert, like a cold tropical fusion between sticky rice pudding, creme caramel and a bouncy jelly.

For the full Chinese New Year selection, please click here.


  1. mmmm ... kaya ... chicken rice ... i really need to get some food right now! :)

  2. I don't suppose you could mail these items to the US?? I miss kari pap, nasi lemak etc soooo much!

    1. Hi Rachel,

      Yes I am based in New York so I've often posted sambal, cookies etc within the US and even overseas:)

      Email me what you're interested in and we'll discuss!


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