Cookbook author Bryan Koh smitten by a spoonful of laksam

Mr Bryan Koh, who runs cake businesses Chalk Farm and Milk Moons, self-publishes his cookbooks. This gives him control over the text, photos and look of the books.
Mr Bryan Koh, who runs cake businesses Chalk Farm and Milk Moons, self-publishes his cookbooks. This gives him control over the text, photos and look of the books.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Bekwoh ($49.99) is available at Books Kinokuniya and major bookstores.
Bekwoh ($49.99) is available at Books Kinokuniya and major bookstores.

Cookbook author shares recipes of lesser-known, but no less tasty, food from Malaysia's east coast

One spoonful of laksam and Bryan Koh was smitten.

The cookbook author, who runs cake businesses Chalk Farm and Milk Moons, was in Kuala Lumpur, dining with a family friend. The subtlety, nuance and care with which the Kelantanese dish of coconut fish noodles had been made prompted him to explore the food of the east coast of Malaysia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 05, 2018, with the headline 'Smitten by a spoonful of laksam'. Print Edition | Subscribe