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

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

Free Download – Jackie M’s Truly Malaysian Digital Magazine (iPad)

Print PDF I'm an EX-restaurateur - I closed my Concord establishment nearly a year ago, and even when it was open it was only ever open 3 nights a week and it wasn't around for that many years either since I initially took up the space purely for the production of the food I sell at farmers' markets and online and kept it closed to the public » 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

Jackie M Prepared Meals and Pastes – Special Offer Packs

Print PDF I've been making and distributing a range of frozen Prepared Meals since my business launched, and in the last couple of years I have added a selection of Curry Pastes, Sides and Condiments. My target demographic - busy families who like the option of having some meals they can simply heat and serve mid-week, or at least, in using » 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

Jackie M Frozen Meals and Curry Pastes – New Look!

Print PDF I was going through the range of products in my online Jackie M Shop recently and realised it had reached 95 items.  This doesn't even include the hot dishes in my restaurant menu - I had deleted the entire category when I closed it back in May 2013 (side note - please stop trying to book tables for my now-defunct restaurant). I bet » 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

How to Make Ipoh Sar Hor Fun; also M Boutique Hotel, Ipoh

Print PDF I've had Ipoh Sar Hor Fun back when I was growing up in Seremban, but I was more familiar with the "dry-style" ie. "kon-loh" version from this particular kopitiam in my hometown, as opposed to the soupy variety.  (Funnily enough I have yet to encounter the kon-loh version in Ipoh itself, so I'm not sure if it was an evolution of » Read More

How to Make Hakka Pan Mee

Print PDF As featured in my Hangout On Air - Noodles: Introduction First off, and I'm sure I've mentioned this in the early days with this blog - I write my recipes and post them on the fly; there's no "massaging" involved, so they're invariably going to be a bit rough.  Also, I cook based on the principle of "agak-agak" (Malay for » Read More