This creamy yellow curry is pure comfort food for my wife, Esther, whose mother, Annie, has cooked it for her whole life. The Malay term “lemak” indicates rich and creamy, from coconut milk. Various vegetables can be used, depending on availability. The most well suited is “Sawi” or Chinese mustard greens (not the same as the type from the southern U.S.). Feel free to use cabbage, choy sum, or any other green vegetable. If you cannot find fresh red chilies, substitute 6 dried long red chilies, soaked.
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