The Blue Flower Party That Almost Wasn’t

“Can you talk?” Phone in one hand, luggage and baby Noah in the other, I typed those words and hit Send from the immigration line at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Almost immediately my Note 8 started ringing in response.   All around me were signs that said “No Phone Use Allowed”, but desperate times called for desperate measures. I » Read More

Ginkgo Bar & Dining – Flavours of Harbin in the Heart of Sydney

A week ago, I was invited to try the food at Ginkgo Bar & Dining, a new eatery in my old neighbourhood of Darlinghurst. I was told it was a cosy late-night dim sum bar with dishes inspired by the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin. Now, I remember back when Chinatown between 11am-3pm was the only option if I wanted top notch dim sums; it » Read More

10 Cambodian Foods That Will Make You Fall In Love With Khmer Cooking

It was my first morning in Siem Reap, on my first ever trip to Cambodia. I knew no-one except a handful of staff I’d met the evening before at the hotel. I couldn’t speak one word of Khmer, and I was still trying to wrap my head around the local currency - I had converted my Aussie dollars into Cambodian riels but was pondering if I should have » Read More

Jom Makan! Wok Around Asia Street Food Masterminds

Back when I was asked to run some cooking classes at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa in Penang, a local food blogger, Ken from KenHuntFood.com, showed up with a takeaway pack of Chee Cheong Fun for me to sample. That gesture has stuck with me, not just for the Chee Cheong Fun, which tasted delicious, but because it encapsulated the » Read More

#2166 – One Postcode, Three Food Destinations

Most people don’t know that my first few years in Australia were spent in Cabramatta and its surrounds. As new migrants in 1984, my parents couldn’t afford to live in the more upscale northwestern suburbs, where most Malaysians seem to congregate, so we ended up in postcode 2166 - Cabramatta, Canley Vale and Canley Heights. The insolent teen in » Read More

Wok Around Asia – Dec 2017 – Jan 2018

I'm excited to announce my latest online project - Wok Around Asia - which will give me an opportunity to return to Southeast Asia after a three-year break (I know many people think I'm there every couple of months, but that's because I constantly reshare my past content on social media). I'm going to be shooting videos, researching new recipes, » Read More

Epping Christmas Markets – Friday 24 November 2017

It's that time of the year again - I've been attending the Epping Christmas Markets every year since its inception (and back when it was a monthly twilight market on Friday evenings). The market is on again this Friday 24th November 2017 at Our Lady Help of Christians School at the corner of Oxford and Cambridge Streets in Epping. It's a short walk » Read More

SatéBoyz Giveaways and Me Oi Vietnamese Restaurant

You’ve heard me say that many Asian ingredients go by different names in different countries (I’m assuming you watch my Live Asian Kitchen religiously; if not, why not). The reverse is also true - some ingredients with the same name actually mean different things in different countries. This is one example - Vietnamese Saté Sauce - which is a » Read More

Ayam Australia Giveaways

My Live Asian Kitchen audience will have known about the Ayam Australia Giveaway that I've been running throughout the month of October. I started with 10 sets of these Ayam sauces for my New South Wales viewers (I have 5 sets left); each pack contains one each of the following - Sweet and Sour Sauce Teriyaki Sauce Lemon Chicken » Read More

Rode Microphones and Lenovo Giveaways on Twitch

You might have caught my social media announcements of Giveaways courtesy of two of the best brands in their respective categories - Rode Microphones and Lenovo Australia & New Zealand. So far, I've drawn 5 winners each of the VideoMic Me Rode microphones and the Lenovo mini speakers from my Twitch audience. It's not too late for you to be » Read More