How to Cook Ayam Pongteh

I’d never had Ayam Pongteh - a Nyonya dish that originated not in Penang but in Malaysia’s other Nyonya hub of Melaka. It was one of those recipes I’d come across many times over the years of learning my craft but frankly I think the reason I never attempted it was because it looked almost too easy to be worth trying. Golden Sands Resort by » Read More

Fish and Hunt Australia – How to Cook Chilli Crab in 15 minutes

Malaysia’s southern neighbour likes to lay claim to this dish’s origin, hence why it’s more widely known as “Singapore Chilli Crab” but we all know it’s actually Malaysian ;)  I’m teasing (I love Singapore); anyhow this is my take on it - with belacan added for good measure to give it extra depth. I need to point out the use of belacan is not de » Read More

Fish & Hunt Australia – Quick & Easy Sambal Baked Fish

I love eating Ikan Bakar (Malay Grilled Fish) when I’m in Malaysia – we tend to use whole fish there - and they’re often wrapped in banana leaves and cooked on a charcoal fire. One of the popular toppings used in ikan bakar is a sambal paste – and in this Fish and Hunt Australia segment, I used a Nasi Lemak Sambal by Dollee as a super quick » Read More

Fish and Hunt Australia – Quick Laksa Recipe

Click here to download a list of where to buy Dollee and other products used in the Fish and Hunt Australia cooking segments >> Recipe and Where to Buy This is the Curry Laksa I made on Foxtel's Fish and Hunt Australia Season 8, airing June 2015 onwards. We all love the idea of cooking everything from scratch, but I appreciate that » Read More

How to Use Jackie M Curry Pastes

I've been making my own range of Curry Pastes and Sauces for a number of years now, and they're based on the SAME recipes I used for my Concord restaurant menu and my (very popular but now discontinued) frozen meals range. If you love Malaysian curries but find the effort involved in tracking down ingredients and prepping them just too » Read More

How to Make Popiah

Print PDF Recipe by Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur I knew when I shared the Curry Laksa recipe in my last post that it would be just a matter of time before those who watched the accompanying Hangout-on-Air started asking for the Popiah recipe as well >> Click to watch my Popiah and Curry Laksa Hangout-on-Air » Read More

How to Make Chilli Paste Using Dried Chillies

Print PDF This is another one of my videos showing simple Asian food and ingredient preparation techniques. Until I started getting feedback from my Hangouts-on-Air it never really occurred to me that a large segment of my audience really aren't familiar at all with Asian ingredients, nor know how to use them. This series aims to bridge » Read More

How to Make Crispy Fried Shallots or Onions

Print PDF This is the first in my new series of Asian Cooking 101 - Tips and Techniques, and I'm starting off with how to make your own crispy fried onions or fried shallots. Click here to watch on YouTube >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdQ2jxKzk4c I use the term interchangeably because they yield very similar results - you can » Read More

How to Make Laksa Nyonya in 15 Minutes

Print PDF There's a lot of confusion about what Laksa Nyonya is - and this is actually quite understandable in view of the fact that Penang's famous laksa - the sour, non-coconut milk version aka Asam (Assam) laksa is also Nyonya-influenced. For the record, my Laksa Nyonya refers to the laksa inspired by Melaka's nyonya culture. There are, » Read More

How to Make Satay Kajang – Street Eats Journey 2

Print PDF Satay Kajang is one of Kuala Lumpur's most iconic dishes and one of those food items loved equally by locals and tourists. I remember growing up in Malaysia that my parents would always detour to the famous town of Kajang every time we made a day trip to the big city of Kuala Lumpur 40 miles from my Seremban hometown. We would order » Read More