Bestselling cookbook author and media personality Rita Zahara follows up her first title Malay Heritage Cooking with another exciting treasury of dishes deeply rooted in Malay culture and history. In The Many Flavours of Malay Cooking, Rita assembles a stunning collection of authentic dishes that hail from various Malay ethnic groups and presents the richness and diversity of Malay cuisine with recipes from contributors that include award-winning chefs Chef Syed Shahin Shah and established restaurants Mamadan and Bayview Tandoor Restaurant. Find sumptuous staples and traditional favourites such as ayam penyet (grilled chicken rice), opor daging (beef in coconut sauce) and sambal udang (spicy prawns) as well as crowd-pleasing snacks and delicacies including kuih bingka suji (baked tapioca cake), puteri seri muka (glutinous rice with pandan jam) and pulut serunding (grilled rice balls with grated coconut) that are sure to satisfy your cravings.
Written with clear and easy-to-follow instructions, the recipes in The Many Flavours of Malay Cooking have been rigorously kitchen-tested and will inspire home cooks to incorporate the winning combination of herbs and spices into their cooking repertoire.
Rita Zahara is a bilingual TV presenter, newsreader, TV producer, TV director, lecturer, scriptwriter, journalist, entrepreneur and bestselling cookbook author. Rita's journalistic experience and prominence among the Malay community makes her the perfect candidate to represent the community as well as to compile this collection of recipes from various Malay ethnic groups. With a lifelong passion for food and cooking, Rita continues to expand her presence in the culinary world. She has produced several television cooking programms, and in 2012, she launched her own bakeryChe Zahara by Rita Zahara. Rita also conducts cooking workshops and hosts culinary heritage discovery trips. Rita's versatility is evident from how she juggles her many responsibilities on top of running integrated transmedia agenciesReTA Pte Ltd and the upcoming Beehive Transmedia Incubator.