How to Make Fish Paste

Print PDF Q: What do Fish Balls, Fish Cake slices, Thai Fish Cakes, Otak-Otak and Yong Tau Foo (stuffed tofu & vegetables) have in common? A: They're all made with fish paste. This recipe was taught to me by my brother CS Tang (minister of Concord Presbyterian Community Church) back when I had my restaurant. The reason he was my go-to guy » Read More

How to Prepare Dried Shrimp

Print PDF Dried shrimp is one of those ubiquitous ingredients in Malaysian and Southeast Asian cooking, but one that a lot of Westerners aren't perhaps familiar with. It's shrimp that's been sun-dried and shrunk and is readily available at wet markets in Southeast Asia, and in Asian grocery stores pretty much everywhere. It's used in many » Read More

How to Make Nasi Ulam Penang

Print PDF Recipe by Hotel Jen, Penang One of the Hotel Jen recipes that didn't make it into our video series during my recent trip there was Nasi Ulam, a herbed rice salad dish. Nasi Ulam wasn't something I was familiar with growing up in the southern part of the Malaysian peninsula, but it is popular in a variety of forms in Indonesia, » Read More

Uncle Jim Malaysian Kitchen, Mosman

Print PDF Considering how I live and breathe Malaysian food you could be forgiven if you thought that’s all I eat, round-the-clock. Fact of the matter is, precisely because I cook Malaysian food for a living, I rarely have any motivation to seek out Malaysian restaurants on my days off here in Sydney (it’s a different matter when I’m in Malaysia - » 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 Curry Laksa

Print PDF Recipe by Grand Hyatt Hotel Kuala Lumpur I've talked at length about the different varieties of Laksa in Malaysia and posted videos and Hangouts and recipes to cover some of them.  Clearly there's no such thing as too many laksa recipes because I've been asked by some of you to share the one for the Curry Laksa featured in one of my » Read More

How to Make Coconut Milk

Print PDF When I was studying at Sydney University, I used to work at the iconic Lee’s Malaysian Takeaway at Wynyard station. Their laksa was delicious and quite famous, but it used fresh milk instead of coconut milk. My boss told me that was because when they first opened their eatery you couldn’t get coconut milk in this part of the world. (In » Read More

How to Cook Blackfish with Curry Sauce

Print PDF This is a segment that appeared on Hooked and Fish & Hunt Australia last season - I cooked a blackfish caught by Dave Butfield using a store-bought Malaysian curry paste; the idea being that if you're out fishing and camping, you probably don't want to lug around huge amounts of fresh ingredients and utensils nor spend too much time » Read More

How to Prepare Ikan Bilis (Dried Anchovies)

Print PDF I remember when Delia Smith's cookbook came out back in the day and the scorn she received (in my household, to be fair) for her "How to Boil an Egg" tutorial - as we collectively ranted about its perceived redundancy - who doesn't know how to boil an egg?! Well, call this culinary karma if you will, but I've been compelled to produce » 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