Irresistible Malaysian family recipes, homemade sauces and pickles
Vi Vian's sauces and pickles are inspired by the art of preserving fruits and vegetables as learnt from her grandmother. School holidays were filled with the chores of picking unripe fruits and preparing them for pickling and jarring. All worth the effort, however, to be included in the eventual task of eating.
The pickles are usually consumed either as a snack or with main meals. The chilli sauce is a family recipe that can be used as a base for curries or stir-fries. Or for breakfast as a spread with butter on toast... Slowly cooked with chillies, shallots, belacan, ginger and tamarind, it's a treat for the taste buds. If you like your chilli, this is one for you!