An Important Letter to My Customers

(This was originally drafted as a newsletter, but I’ve decided to post it as a blog article to cover constant enquiries about my business) If you could sum up your last 12 months in one word, what would it be and why? Mine would be “tumultuous” - though to be fair, you could probably say that about the last 15 years of my life since leaving » Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Boycott Orange Grove Market

A week is a long time in social media. When I received the phonecall a week ago today about the pending complaint about baby Noah, I felt duty-bound to immediately inform my followers that I was going to quit my Saturday market. I posted the announcement across my social media accounts and within an hour or two the mainstream media had caught » Read More

Why I’m Quitting

I get asked all the time why I don’t operate at more markets or do more events and festivals. This is the first time I’m speaking about this in public. My online videos, TV appearances and travel are not so much exercises in vanity as they were a conscious decision made 2 ½ years ago to recalibrate my brand away from physical food production and » 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 - www.SerembanGirl.com - I thought I might reshare this here since Noah is such an integral part of my business. Some of you have followed » Read More

11-Point Hyde Park Night Noodle Markets Wrap-Up

Print PDF 1. This is my 5th or 6th year at this event, and when I started mine was the only Malaysian stall there.  Since then other high-profile Malaysian restaurants have joined up and have been given pre-event shout-outs/write-ups about their participation by the Sydney Morning Herald.  Am I slightly irked?  You bet I am ;) I remain to » Read More

Curry Nazi No More – 16 Answers to Jackie M’s FAQs

Print PDF As a perennially sleep-deprived and exhausted business owner, I’ll admit to occasionally getting a little (alright, a lot) caustic when dealing with customer questions. So on my one day off I figure it’s time to repair my Curry Nazi image and put together a list of FAQs and comments I’ve encountered at my many events and answer » Read More

Email to Sydney City Council

Print PDF For those who have not been following my updates via my newsletter, here is the reason why I have not been open for the last fortnight - Two weeks ago an officer from Sydney City Council dropped in for a surprise inspection at my Darlinghurst studio.  Evidently someone had lodged a report to say that I was illegally operating a » Read More

Jackie M Crew Photoshoot

Print PDF Hastily-arranged photoshoot involving some of the Jackie M Crew. Special thanks to the uber-talented Ian Chow and his beautiful wife Cindy for making time to take the photos. » 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

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