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"Ikan Stim Limau" (Steamed Fish with Lime and Garlic)

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Another Thai-origin cuisine. The barramundi ( siakap ) is the common fish used in this dish. It has a mix of sweet and sour that will pump up your appetite. We have included a few recipe sifu links to guide you in making your first-ever " ikan stim limau ". They are none other than the esteemed Khairul Aming, Che Nom, and Abe Wea. Believe us, it is so easy to make that you'll want to brush the fish's teeth next! Barramundi Steamed Fish in Lime and Garlic Sauce. Source: iCookAsia . Ingredients Barramundi (Siakap) fish - 1 Lemongrass - 2 stalks Water - 1 big bowl Chicken stock cube / Home-made chicken stock - Half or 1 cube amount Garlic - 5 cloves, chopped in small pieces Lime ( limau nipis ) juice extract - 3 or more (depending on size), if the size is small, add on more Palm sugar or Thai palm sugar - 1 tablespoon, shredded Bird's eye chili / Thai chili ( cili padi ) - 6 to 7, sliced in small cuts Coriander / Cilantro ( ketumbar ) - cut in small pieces Fish sauc

'Halal' Food is Not Just About 'No Pork' (Part 2): Halal vs. Pork Free, by Ridzuan Ong

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Bismillah . This is a sequel to our previous Part 1 on the topic:  'Halal' Food is Not Just About 'No Pork' . While going through some of the gazillion Instagram posts and reels, there was one that pretty much aligns with the purpose of this post. A muallaf (Muslim revert), Ridzuan Ong, who apparently owns the Sambal Lalapan restaurant at Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang, shares the difference between what is meant by 'Halal' and 'Pork Free'. This is a must-know for all, especially to our bosses who may think that it is okay to belanja his staff at some 'pork free' place. Sambal Lalapan restaurant. Source: Sambal Lalapan Klang (Hidangan Asli Jawa) Here's the video that perfectly sums up it all: Source: Ridzuan Ong's Instagram. Since the translation is in Chinese and Malay, we'll provide an English version here (partial): Some people do not understand the difference between 'Halal' and 'Pork Free'. So, sometimes, some b

Pre-order NOW: Delicious Lasagna Luxuriously Layered with Tomato-based Meat Sauce, Béchamel, and Mozzarella Cheese

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Costing Guide for Street Food Vendors, by Chef Sabri Hassan

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Chef Sabri Hassan. Source: The Star . For those who delve into the business of street food, a little piece of advice can come in handy. Here is Chef Sabri Hassan, one of Malaysia's well-known celebrity chefs, with some tips on how to calculate your costs.  Source: Chef Sabri Hassan's instagram . Here's a translated transcript of the video: Okay, guys, I just want to give you some tips on how to calculate your costs. Very simple! If you're running a hotel, the food cost is 30%; the capital would be 30% and the profit would be 70%. Why? Because we want to pay the salary of our professional chefs, our decorations, air conditioning, etc. - that is why it is very expensive. Whereas, when we sell off the stall at a roadside like street food, with only two employees, and rent around RM20 per day - the food cost can be 50%. As an example, if you sell 'Daging Goreng Kicap', the cost of 1kg may be RM18. Per portion, we would use about 200g (RM3.60). Then, add other items,