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 Cook Sarawak Foochow Noodles

Print PDF If there’s one revelation that stands out from the myriad of new discoveries in my Borneo trip, it is the influence of the Foochow dialect group in this part of the world. Prior to that I never knew much about Foochow people and their culture; back in Peninsular Malaysia it was broadly Cantonese in the south and Hokkien up north. On our » Read More

Recipe – Sarawak Empurau Fish

Print PDF The team at Four Points by Sheraton Kuching had pulled out all the stops to make our stay as comfortable as possible. As an example, although we arrived a couple of hours late due to flight delays, the entire marketing team along with Chef Liou were waiting to greet us as we pulled up at the entrance. This hospitality was displayed » Read More

Travel Diary Sabah (Part 1) – Seafood

Print PDF I’d never been to Borneo, but at the end of nearly 3 weeks of gruelling filming for our Asia: Food | Travel | Mystery pilot last year, my co-presenter and co-executive producer Robb Demarest and I made a quick trip over to Sabah for 2 days. We knew there was a lot of interest in Sabah and Sarawak as locations for the show, based » Read More

Ikan Patin (Catfish) in Temerloh – Street Eats Journey 4

Print PDF Click to watch on YouTube >> https://youtu.be/g7TfdTbcQkI To give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the planning of Street Eats Journey, the catalyst for our series was an invitation from Carotino Malaysia to visit and film their plantation in Pahang. We had less than 4 days to cover the 4 segments we needed to make a » Read More

Mee Goreng – Street Eats Journey Part 3

Print PDF Mee Goreng  in the Middle of a Palm Plantation In this installment of my Street Eats Journey, we travelled inland to Carotino’s palm oil plantation in Pahang. We arrived late in the day in Pahang’s capital, Kuantan - my first time there - and caught up with Jonathan who had driven up from the Carotino Johor office. He took us out » 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

Travel Diary (Part 8) – Belum Rainforest Resort

Print PDF Day 5 and it’s time to leave Sukasuka with a lifetime of memories. If you've followed this series from the start you might remember the story Pak Aziz had relayed about the Western tourists' encounter with the old Indian rubber tapper. They had come to this part of the world with a set of preconceived notions - in that particular » Read More