How to Cook Stingray Curry and Stuffed Eggplant

Before this “high priestess of Malaysian cuisine” gig, I was a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cisco Certified Network Administrator and a Certified Novell (“que?” - ask the millennials) Administrator. So far, the cause of the mid-stream dropout during my last broadcast could be any one of the following - faulty modem, faulty sim card, or » Read More

How to Make Curry Puffs (Air Fryer)

AKA #TelstraFail - Season 2, Episode 1 (Season 1 ended with a call from Telstra’s CEO’s team per updated on this blog post >> My Case Against Telstra — a third world service run by first class bullies A cautionary tale - when you sign up for a new Telstra service, don’t be fooled by the world-class reception you get at the Telstra store » Read More

Pressure-Cooked Lamb Shoulder | Chicken Curry

My life as an “influencer” involves testing out new kitchen appliances, so this time around, I figured I might as well do it Live On Air so my Twitch community could join in with suggestions on how to use them. (Yes, I’m getting engagement on my Twitch chat now. Think about my Live Asian Kitchen next time you’re in front of your TV yelling at your » Read More

How to Use Glutinous (Sticky) Rice – 2 Vegan Recipes

This was my second time using my new Optimum Induction Pressure-Cook Pro, and I wanted to see if it would allow me to skip the “soak for 8 hours before use” step that usually comes with sticky rice recipes. I cooked the sticky rice by adding a bit more water than you would for white rice, then set the pressure cooker on the “porridge” setting » Read More

3 Ways to Prepare Rice Sticks (Vermicelli)

My audience size has grown exponentially since I got partnered with Twitch, though it did mean in this episode that over 1000 people got to watch baby Noah blaze a trail of destruction as he dropped my Thermocook jug and broke two dishes Live on Air. Double-edged sword and everything. Dried rice sticks or vermicelli are commonly available at » Read More

Giveaway 2 – Optimum HealthyFry #HelpWyatt

Since I put out the call to #helpWyatt (initial story at bit.ly/helpwyatt), we’ve collectively managed to raise enough not just for the family’s upcoming medical trip this weekend, but also hopefully the next two as well. I emailed you a few days about Prestige Home Appliances and how they’ve stepped in and offered a Giveaway of their Optimum » Read More

Optimum Induction Pressure-Cook Pro Giveaway #HelpWyatt

The wonderful folks at Prestige Home Appliances have stepped up to the plate and are offering an Optimum Induction Pressure-Cook Pro as a Giveaway to one lucky person who donated towards Wyatt’s cause. (If you missed my previous email, here’s the story >> bit.ly/helpwyatt ). The Induction Pressure-Cook Pro is a multi-function cooker and is » Read More

How to Make Hainanese Chicken Rice

This is one of the most popular dishes from my Concord restaurant days, and it’s the first time I’ve divulged the recipe. Which, by the way, is my stepmom’s, so full credit to her. There’s a lot of “agak-agak” - ie. “guesstimating” - in this dish. Different brands of soya sauce, oyster sauce etc. etc. will affect the flavour of some of the » Read More

How to Make Laksam

No, it’s not a typo - Laksam is indeed a different dish to the (I would hope) universally-known Laksa. I could be totally off the mark but I think I read somewhere that the etymology of the word is “laksa” plus “asam”, in other words, sour laksa. Having said that, the defining feature of Laksam is the use of steamed rice flour rolls instead of » Read More

How to Make Vegan Rice Noodle Rolls (aka Chee Cheong Fun)

I’m not the best ambassador for vegan cooking, because in all honesty while I like the creative challenge of replicating meat dishes using vegan ingredients, it doesn’t mean I want to eat the food at the end of my broadcast. This dish however, is different, because it’s accidentally vegan, not manipulated and contorted to fit a vegan diet. It’s » Read More