MCO Recipes

Here is to MCO 3.0 and some viral recipes for you to try out if you missed out during the first two. We have selected a few that are worth checking out!

Dalgona Coffee

The most famous recipe on the list is Dalgona coffee. A simple yet challenging recipe for killing time while being stuck at home. To make the sweet and creamy upper layer, beat the mixture at least 400 times, or you could opt for a hand mixer (but you won’t feel the same sense of accomplishment).

Recipe for 1 cup

  • 2 tsp coffee powder (not 3-in-1)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp hot water
  • Milk and Ice in a tall glass

Combine the first three ingredients in a bowl and stir (with a whisk or hand mixer) until it turns from a dark brown concoction to a beige coloured thick, foamy mixture. Finish by scooping the mixture onto the top of the milk.

Murtabak Maggi

If you are tired of your Maggi curry soup tambah telur, you should try a different way to make them! Make this fancy Murtabak Maggi your lunch tomorrow with only a few simple ingredients.

Recipe for 1 Murtabak Maggi

  • 1 pack of Maggi Curry
  • 1 egg
  • Some green onion or scallion (Optional)

Boil the noodles, drain and put them aside. In a large bowl, combine egg, Maggi flavour pack, chopped onion, and the boiled noodles. Scoop a ladle-full of the mixture and pan-fry them like a pancake.

Homemade Texas Chicken Honey Biscuit

This recipe is famous among all Malaysians, but our love for Texas Chicken honey biscuit is way beyond words!

Recipe for 8 biscuits

  • 2.5 cup of plain flour (320g)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar (more or less based on your own preference)
  • 115g cold butter
  • Honey
  • 140ml fresh milk
  • 2 tbsp vinegar

Mix everything (except honey) with your hands to create a breadcrumbs mixture (don’t overmix the ingredients, you will need to keep some texture.). Shape the mixture into dough balls and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake the biscuits at 180°C for 15 minutes. Brush honey on the top of the biscuits, and it is ready to be served.

Peanut Butter Cookies

If you are WFH (Working From Home) like me, there are many times where the urge to munch on snacks arises. Instead of buying snacks, make these homemade peanut cookies and enjoy them with a cup of hot coffee.

Recipe for 12 cookies

  • 1 cup of peanut butter (~128 grams)
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar (~60 gram)
  • 1 egg

Preheat the oven at 180°C. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and shape the dough into 1-inch dough balls with your hands. Place them on a baking pan lined with a baking sheet. Coat a fork with some oil and press the cookie balls to form a criss-cross pattern. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 180°C.

Caramel Custard

If you can’t go out for dessert, make one at home! This recipe might be a step too much for many, but the sweet caramel is worth every effort.


  • 60g water
  • 30g sugar

Melt the sugar with half of the water on low heat until it dissolves and turns into a honey colour before adding the remaining water. Do not stir the sugar mixture when it is melting. Pour the caramel into a cup and tilt it to coat the entire base of the cup.


  • 30g sugar
  • 200ml milk
  • 2 eggs

Boil the milk with sugar and set it aside. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and pour in the hot milk SLOWLY while whisking it to incorporate. Pour the custard onto the top of the caramel.