How to Cook Nyonya Kapitan Fish

Print PDF When I gave up my IT career back in 2002 to get into “this food thing” - as it’s disparagingly referred to by some in my family-  it wasn’t out of any altruistic reason so much as it was a way for me to recreate my memories of Malaysia through its food. A dozen years on, thanks in large part to no longer having to run a restaurant, » Read More

Malaysian Cooking De-Mystified on My YouTube Channel

Print PDF More than a year after I closed my Malaysian restaurant, and even after disconnecting my landlines and cancelling all call redirection services, I still get tracked down by determined diners trying to make table reservations. I also get a lot of enquiries about cooking classes – thanks to my busy schedule however, they’re » Read More

Ramadan Around Malaysia – My Google Hangouts-On-Air

Print PDF I’m almost scared to announce this for fear of jinxing these Live Broadcasts but here it goes! After a 3 months+ enforced hiatus from my weekly Google Hangouts-On-Air thanks to my relocation nightmare that included a failed internet service restore, I’m back in the game with a vengeance. I’m running a series of 8 Ramadan-themed » Read More

How to Make Kaya Bread and Butter Pudding

Print PDF They say necessity is the mother of invention and that's kind of how "Breakfast Roti" - one of the signature menu items at my markets, came about. For the uninitiated, it consists of Roti Canai (Malaysian flaky pancake) served with Kaya (Pandan and Coconut Jam). Fun fact - "Breakfast Roti" ie. "Roti Canai Kaya" isn't what we » Read More

Recipe – How to Make Otak-Otak (Grilled Spicy Fish Cakes)

Print PDF Pretty much every time I post something, haterz (yes, with a "z") come out of the woodwork to complain about this or that aspect of my content, and I can't imagine this will be any different.  To pre-empt some of this, I'm going to come out and say the following about my Otak-Otak recipe - 1) I spent the first 17 1/2 years of my » Read More

How to Cook KL Hokkien Mee

Print PDF The great Malaysian north-south culinary divide comes into play with this dish, which I, as a Seremban-southerner grew up knowing simply as Hokkien Mee. It wasn't until many years after leaving Malaysia that I was made aware that Hokkien Mee in KL-Seremban meant something quite different to Hokkien Mee in the northern state of » Read More

How to Make Cendol

Print PDF There are lots of cendol recipes out there, but the technique, which usually involves scraping cooked batter through a colander, always meant I ended up with stumpy bits rather than green worms. This was until Johari, my fellow ex-Malaysian and glorified trolley pusher (as he himself described his then-job as a flight attendant) » Read More

How to Make Fried Noodles with Sauces – & The Silent Movie Hangout

Print PDF I feel the need to reiterate this because unlike my online followers, most of my "real world" customers still think "restaurant" and not much else when they think of me, despite my Concord establishment having closed for nearly a year now - but one of my many activities is to run regular Google Hangouts On Air. For the » Read More

Jackie M Recipe Card 1 – Malaysian Spice-Rubbed Steak & Salad

Print PDF If you've been following my Google Hangouts (YouTube channel - http://youtube.com/jackiemsydney for past episodes) and my recent radio interviews, you'll know I've been working on ideas to incorporate Malaysian Flavours into your everyday (read: Western) meals. Malaysian cuisine is an original form of fusion food after all, drawing » Read More

When Ovens Attack…

Print PDF aka Malaysian Flavours Hangout On Air 2 – Kaya Ovens don’t feature prominently in Malaysian kitchens - a point painfully brought home to me when I twice needed to do some baking over the last week.  Kaya (Malaysian Coconut & Pandan Jam) was involved on both occasions – more specifically, Kaya Bread and Butter Pudding. The first » Read More