How to Render Duck Fat | How to Make Duck Crackling

The only time I’ll eat duck (or chicken) skin is when it’s crispy, so rather than discarding it, I decided to remove all the skin from the duck in this live broadcast, and render it to obtain duck fat. I also wanted to use up every last bit from this duck (I’m Asian, after all) so I made crackling from the skin. Removing the skin and fat also meant » Read More

How to Make Hainanese Bread

Hainanese bread was something we grew up eating at the kopitiam (coffee shop) on the top floor of the wet market in my hometown of Seremban (Pasar Besar Seremban, which incidentally burned down quite recently). It was tall and fluffy with a texture I haven’t been able to find among the myriad varieties of bread here in Australia, and it was » Read More

How to Cook Vietnamese Grilled Beef Rolls – Asian BBQ Series

This is the first in my series of Asian Barbeque Recipes developed for the Ziggy barbeque, just in time for our upcoming Australian summer. Read below on how you can win one of two 2-burner Ziggy sets courtesy of Ziegler and Brown :) Vietnamese-Style Grilled Beef Rolls (Recipe adapted from Luke Nguyen's INDOCHINE) INGREDIENTS: (A) 10 » Read More

How to Make Har Gow

This broadcast was more of a recipe-testing session than a straight-out how-to, but it’s worth a reshare if for no other reason than to give comfort to those who have tried and failed at making dim sums. I’ve tweaked the recipe as follows, to accommodate some of the lessons learned from the session. Har Gow (Shrimp Dumplings) Adapted from » Read More

How to Make Sweet Potato Onde-Onde and Black Sesame Paste Dessert

Fair warning - the audio in this Live Asian Kitchen is badly out of sync. I only realised because I had to force myself to watch the replay so I could remember the ingredient amounts for these recipes (fun fact - I have a general phobia about watching myself on camera). Sweet Potato Onde-Onde INGREDIENTS: 200g steamed & mashed » Read More

Instant Pot vs Optimum PressureCook – A Comparison Study by Jackie M.

If you've been following my Live Asian Kitchen on Twitch , you will have seen me use the Optimum PressureCook in many of my cooking sessions. Thanks to my familiarity with the unit, I was recently commissioned by Prestige Home Appliances, the company that distributes the Optimum range of appliances, to do a comparison study of the » Read More

How to Make Chilli Sauce for Dim Sums

This post relates to my broadcast that covered 2 dishes - chilli crab, and the chilli sauce typically served at Chinese restaurants for Yum Cha. Chilli Sauce for Dumplings (1 hr 16 mins into video) INGREDIENTS: 2 cups large chillies 5 cloves garlic 1 Tbsp white vinegar 1 Tbsp sugar ½ Tbsp salt Cooled, boiled water (if » Read More

How to Cook Fish with Tom Yum Sauce

I always avoided Tom Yum (or Tom Yam) whenever I was back in Malaysia for a visit because in my mind, eating Thai food in Malaysia was akin to ordering pizza in a Chinese restaurant. Apparently my assumption was wrong since Malaysian Tom Yum is quite different from the Thai variety. How, exactly? I wasn't sure; my Malaysian friends couldn’t explain » Read More

How to Make Seremban Hakka Noodles (Non-Pork Version)

My aversion to pork means I’ve rarely explored the cuisine of my own Hakka heritage, which seems to be dominated by pork dishes. This is one such example, made famous by a stall in my hometown of Seremban, hence its name - Seremban Hakka Noodles. Since I don’t eat pork, I’ve never actually eaten it. I’m not exactly going in blind however; I » Read More

How to Make New York Cheesecake Using a Pressure Cooker

New York Cheesecake sounds positively un-Asian, but I was intrigued by one that was apparently made in a pressure cooker by SoyBeanJenny from my Twitch community. She posted the picture and recipe link - https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/instant-pot-cheesecake-new-york/ - on my Discord server, and assured me it was super-easy to make. It’d have » Read More