Crab Carnival at The Morrison

Print PDF I rarely attend media launches but decided I couldn’t pass up on the 2015 Crab Carnival held at the Morrison Bar and Oyster Room. I LOVE shellfish and especially crab, and I like supporting fellow chefs and food producers. I turned up with #babyNoah in tow (this is my M.O., FYI - meetings, travel, invitations - Noah is part of the » 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

Recipe – Sarawak Midin Salad with Dried Shrimp

Print PDF Preamble Even before we started filming the pilot of Asia: Food.Travel.Mystery, my collaborator and co-executive producer Robb Demarest and I had planned to scout out locations in Borneo - it has all the right mixes for our series  with its unique food, off-the-beaten-path travel and its intriguing and sometimes mysterious cultures. We » Read More

Travel Diary Sabah (Part 2)

Print PDF It was late by the time our transport pulled up to the Ocean Wing lobby of Shangri-la Rasa Ria where our arrival was greeted with the sound of traditional gongs. There are 2 Shangri-la resorts in KK, and Rasa Ria is the secluded one 45 minutes out of town. It also has its own Orang Utan sanctuary. The Shangri-la brand is known for its » 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 >> 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

What’s the deal with Palm Oil?

Print PDF Anyone who watches me do my thing at the markets would know I use this strange orange-coloured oil in my cooking. In case you’re wondering, it is palm fruit oil supplied by Carotino, a Malaysian-owned company. There’s a lot of debate about palm oil production and also the use of palm oil in cooking, and a quick google search » Read More

Who is Baby Noah?

I was recently approached about having baby Noah’s story featured online and to that end I was asked to provide a spiel to accompany his photos. Although I mostly post personal stories at my other blog - - I thought I might reshare this here since Noah is such an integral part of my business. Some of you have followed » Read More