How to Make Penang Pasembur Salad

Print PDF Pasembur (aka mamak or Indian rojak) is a signature Penang salad with a sweet potato-based sauce, that I used to enjoy a long time ago in my Seremban hometown. The wet market in the centre of town had a stall that sold it (and may still do after 30 years, for all I know) and it was Chinese-run, unlike most Indian rojak stalls. This » Read More

Petanak Wet Market, Kuching, Sarawak

Print PDF This article by one of Australia's best-known food bloggers Cynthia, aka The Food Pornographer, first appeared in my digital iPad App, Truly Malaysian, last year. This is reprinted with permission as a lead-up to my series of upcoming recipes and videos from my own visit to Kuching, Sarawak recently. All photos in this post are the » Read More

How to Cook Penang Kapitan Chicken Curry

Print PDF Kapitan Chicken Curry is one of the more popular dishes in my range of frozen Prepared Meals, but as anyone who's watched any of the cooking videos on my YouTube Channel would know, I'm a big believer in shortcuts; I'm the first to admit a lot of liberties are taken with my recipes. When I was in Penang, I had the opportunity to » Read More

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

Wok Passion @ Lane Cove

Print PDF I have to admit I view eateries that cover more than one cuisine type with a healthy dose of scepticism – the old “Jack of all trades, master of none” figure of speech pops up in my cynical head when I see hyphens deployed on restaurant signs. This kind of thinking pretty much assured that I would never have checked out Wok Passion » 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

Introducing Miss Fay Khoo…

Print PDF As a cook/ex-restaurateur who’s copped my fair share of bad write-ups, I’m naturally predisposed to eyeing food reviewers with a healthy (some would argue unhealthy) dose of cynicism. Don’t tell anyone, but I secretly rate them on a scale from - “mildly annoying” to, well, - “food blogger” ;) With that kind of mindset, it’s probably » Read More

Jackie M’s Non-Definitive and Desperately Incomplete Guide to Dining in KL

Print PDF Petronas Twin Towers from my Traders Hotel KL room.The topic of where to eat in KL has been done to death, as I’m sure most people who spend an inordinate amount of time online will protest – so why am I adding my two cents’? How’s this post different from others out there? I emigrated 30 years ago, plus I didn’t grow up in KL – » Read More