How to Cook Penang Kapitan Chicken Curry

Print PDF Kapitan Chicken Curry is one of the more popular dishes in my range of frozen Prepared Meals, but as anyone who's watched any of the cooking videos on my YouTube Channel would know, I'm a big believer in shortcuts; I'm the first to admit a lot of liberties are taken with my recipes. When I was in Penang, I had the opportunity to » Read More

Jackie M’s Travel Diary – Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort, Penang

Print PDF Most Westerners who've travelled to Malaysia will almost invariably have covered Penang, so they're often surprised to find they know the place better than I do. I have to admit being a "southerner" - I was born and raised in Seremban, 40 miles south of Kuala Lumpur - Penang has always been a little outside my radar. My recent trips » Read More

How to Cook Nyonya Kapitan Fish

Print PDF When I gave up my IT career back in 2002 to get into “this food thing” - as it’s disparagingly referred to by some in my family-  it wasn’t out of any altruistic reason so much as it was a way for me to recreate my memories of Malaysia through its food. A dozen years on, thanks in large part to no longer having to run a restaurant, » Read More

Wok Passion @ Lane Cove

Print PDF I have to admit I view eateries that cover more than one cuisine type with a healthy dose of scepticism – the old “Jack of all trades, master of none” figure of speech pops up in my cynical head when I see hyphens deployed on restaurant signs. This kind of thinking pretty much assured that I would never have checked out Wok Passion » Read More

Malaysian Cooking De-Mystified on My YouTube Channel

Print PDF More than a year after I closed my Malaysian restaurant, and even after disconnecting my landlines and cancelling all call redirection services, I still get tracked down by determined diners trying to make table reservations. I also get a lot of enquiries about cooking classes – thanks to my busy schedule however, they’re » Read More

Ramadan Around Malaysia – My Google Hangouts-On-Air

Print PDF I’m almost scared to announce this for fear of jinxing these Live Broadcasts but here it goes! After a 3 months+ enforced hiatus from my weekly Google Hangouts-On-Air thanks to my relocation nightmare that included a failed internet service restore, I’m back in the game with a vengeance. I’m running a series of 8 Ramadan-themed » Read More

How to Make Kaya Bread and Butter Pudding

Print PDF They say necessity is the mother of invention and that's kind of how "Breakfast Roti" - one of the signature menu items at my markets, came about. For the uninitiated, it consists of Roti Canai (Malaysian flaky pancake) served with Kaya (Pandan and Coconut Jam). Fun fact - "Breakfast Roti" ie. "Roti Canai Kaya" isn't what we » Read More

Introducing Miss Fay Khoo…

Print PDF As a cook/ex-restaurateur who’s copped my fair share of bad write-ups, I’m naturally predisposed to eyeing food reviewers with a healthy (some would argue unhealthy) dose of cynicism. Don’t tell anyone, but I secretly rate them on a scale from - “mildly annoying” to, well, - “food blogger” ;) With that kind of mindset, it’s probably » Read More

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