Modern kitchen design with built-in cabinet and induction cooker might be the prominent thing being sold. Sleek lines and slick surfaces rule the day.

That’s fine and dandy to cook pasta and pastries but highly restrictive for the full experience of Malay cooking. It can’t handle the full smoke, smell and stain.

People talk about dry and wet kitchen but Malays with kampung in their heart will want wet on wet kitchen. Only then one can cook the most flavorful dishes at full blast.

This is even more expensive than designer kitchens as you need ample real estate to do it!