World Dinner Club

World Dinner Club
World Dinner Club

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Azalina’s Malaysian Products

Azalina's Coconut KayaAzalina Eusope is a San Francisco-based chef from Penang. She is a member of the Mamak tribe, a people who are deeply tied to spices and were renowned cooks for Malaysian royalty.

After a successful career as a pastry chef, Azalina moved around cooking in Singapore, Japan and several other countries before finally moving to the United States. It was in San Francisco that Azalina rediscovered her love of Malaysian culture and cuisine, but she was unable to locate any of her favorite foods locally. Eventually she started her own line of Malaysian simmer sauces and other products.

Azalina’s Peanut Sauce
Peanuts have long been a Malaysian staple, and peanut sauce is a traditional condiment that frequently graces the nation’s tables. Exceptionally versatile, it is used in everything from marinades to pasta sauces, and even as a salad topping or vegetable dip.

Azalina’s Kaya Coconut Jam
Kaya, a coconut spread, is a great alternative to traditional jam or peanut butter. Also try serving kaya with ice cream or yogurt. For a sweet touch in savory dishes use it as a glaze for proteins and vegetables or to flavor rice. What else do we love about this exceptional jam? The gorgeous copper colored tops of Azalina’s jars are no accident: copper is considered very lucky in Malaysia.  

Friday, February 8, 2013

The world's best street food on your stovetop

Malaysia is known for great food that melds flavors and cultures, and Penang is well known within Malaysia for featuring some of the country’s most interesting cuisine.  The street food of Penang stands out, as it offers people from all walks of life fresh and delicious fare from the land and sea.

Spicy soups like Laksa and noodle dishes ranging from sweet to spicy are common.  And if anything can be put on a skewer and grilled, it will be. However, in this February's  World Dinner Club box, we’ve taken noodle dishes that require a lifetime to master and made them simple. Our “stovetop” satay delivers flavors that can be enjoyed without the difficulty of grilling over coals.
This very special dinner box is not to be missed!