How to Cook Coconut Rice

Print PDF Growing up with rice as a staple I kind of assumed everyone knew how to cook it.  That was, until I came to Australia.  Most people nowadays know enough to get by, but for those still struggling with it, here’s my two cents’ worth - Tips - There are lots of different types of rice – short grain, long grain, sushi rice etc. etc.  » Read More

How Your Order is Packed for Shipping

Print PDF For those who are thinking of ordering from our estore - www.jackiem.com.au/estore - here's a video showing how we pack your frozen meals/curry pastes for courier delivery.  We currently deliver curry pastes Australia-wide, and frozen meals to QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC and SA. Re: the video, yes, I do work that fast ;) » Read More

Random Tip #1

Print PDF My first random cooking tip/insight (I plan on posting these as they come to mind) - 'Wok Breath' Ever wonder why your stir-fries don't turn out the same as your local Asian restaurant's?  It comes down to what in Cantonese is called 'wok hey' - loosely translated as the 'breath of the wok'.  It's that barely-tangible smoky » Read More

Malaysian Pantry Ingredients

Print PDF First off, thanks to my Malaysian friends Nirmala, Marinna, Hazel and Muna for their contributions – before I draw up the list, I wish to point out that their input reflect the following – -          Some do a lot of cooking; others, as with most busy, working women nowadays, either don’t, or they use commercial, prepared » Read More

How to Peroxide-Blonde Your Hair

Print PDF And now for something completely random. I get asked a lot (usually by Asians) how I get my hair that blonde.  Because I’m cheap and time-poor, I bleach it myself, every 10 -14 days or so. To save me having to scribble down my instructions on little scraps of paper  for the umpteenth time, here it is, once and for » Read More

Acar Recipe

Print PDF Recently, I was asked to contribute a recipe for a pocket cookbook that was to accompany the latest issue of a food magazine.  I submitted a recipe for my acar - Malay Vegetable Pickle - and as promised, once published, a copy of it was sent to me. The Good - it was a collection of Malaysian recipes from such celebrity chefs as Rick » Read More

How to Make Popiah Filling

Print PDF I guess having posted about making popiah skin it's only appropriate I follow up with the rest of the ingredients to complete the dish :) (this is a second upload with the staticky audio sorta fixed) » Read More

How to Make Popiah Skin

Print PDF This is the second edit of the same video posted earlier, with the static in the audio removed. Here are some points to add to the instructions - - The Ikea pans used in the video are this model - http://www.ikea.com/au/en/​catalog/products/40165895 (SKÄNKA) - they come in diff. sizes and I think mine are 30cm. - I bought » Read More

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