Travel Diary Kuala Lumpur – Chinatown

Swiss Inn & Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur  I’m off on my first overseas trip this year – it’s been 6 months which is a long time between gigs for me considering I’ve been back and forth between Australia and the region fairly frequently in the last 2 years. This time around I’m going to visit some Shangri-la Resorts to experience their » Read More

Fish and Hunt Australia – Quick Laksa Recipe

Click here to download a list of where to buy Dollee and other products used in the Fish and Hunt Australia cooking segments >> Recipe and Where to Buy This is the Curry Laksa I made on Foxtel's Fish and Hunt Australia Season 8, airing June 2015 onwards. We all love the idea of cooking everything from scratch, but I appreciate that » Read More

How to Use Jackie M Curry Pastes

I've been making my own range of Curry Pastes and Sauces for a number of years now, and they're based on the SAME recipes I used for my Concord restaurant menu and my (very popular but now discontinued) frozen meals range. If you love Malaysian curries but find the effort involved in tracking down ingredients and prepping them just too » Read More

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

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 - in that » 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