One of the things I love about strolling around in hawker centres and food markets in Malaysia is the sheer array of colours on display. Foodstuffs of all hues adorn the stalls, catching the eye and beckoning you over to buy. And the brightest of these comestibles is usually the Nyonya Kuih - a selection of colourful Malaysian cakes and desserts that you can't help but love.
Sambal is used everywhere in Malaysian cuisine. It comes in so many varieties, and is used in many ways throughout the country's dishes. From a sauce to stir-fry vegetables with, to a base for soup, to a condiment on the side of a dish, sambal is used everywhere.