How to Make Seremban Hakka Noodles (Non-Pork Version)

My aversion to pork means I’ve rarely explored the cuisine of my own Hakka heritage, which seems to be dominated by pork dishes. This is one such example, made famous by a stall in my hometown of Seremban, hence its name - Seremban Hakka Noodles. Since I don’t eat pork, I’ve never actually eaten it. I’m not exactly going in blind however; I » Read More

How to Cook Beef Noodle Soup

Most people are familiar with Vietnamese Beef Pho, but what’s less well-known is that we similarly grew up with our own version of beef noodle soup back in Malaysia. I sort of split the difference in this broadcast where I retained the use of hearty chunks of beef brisket found in the Malaysian version, but seasoned the soup with some of the » Read More

How to Make Kerisik and Chicken Rendang

Much like cereal prawns, an overwhelming number of online searches for “kerisik” yield misinformed recipes (what I like to call Fake Food News) for this Malaysian rendang ingredient. For the last time, kerisik is not toasted desiccated coconut; it’s roasted creamed coconut, sometimes called “coconut butter”. Kerisik INGREDIENT: Block of » Read More

How to Make Chilli Pan Mee and Butter Prawns

Despite being Hakka I’d only ever had Hakka Pan Mee in a broth; this was my first attempt serving it “dry-style”, which involved using the same dough recipe from the soup version which I’d previously shared, but this time cut into thin strips as opposed to pappardelle-style. I was also going in blind with this since I’d never had it, and frankly » Read More

Malaysian Recipe Links – Twitch Broadcasts

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve run Twitch broadcasts based on dishes I’ve previously posted here on this blog. Instead of rewriting the recipes for each of them, I figured I might share the links to the original posts here, for your reference >> Hakka Yong Tau Foo Click here for the Hakka Yong Tau Foo » Read More

How to Make Marmite Chicken, Airfryer Chicken Crackling and Sambal Belacan Tumis

In the 33 years since I left Malaysia, I’d had no inclination to buy Marmite until this dish started showing up on Malaysian restaurant menus here in Australia. What I didn’t realise until the middle of this broadcast (thanks to my audience) was that the NZ-made Marmite I picked up at Woolies is significantly different to the British version I ate » Read More

How to Make Sui Gow, Serunding and Fried Fish Balls

The original Live Asian Kitchen broadcast on which these recipes were based was unfortunately deleted (I didn't realise that Twitch only kept the recordings for 2 months) so here's a more recent episode, albeit one that only covers the Chicken Serunding (well, I also did chicken floss, but we won't worry about that) recipe below - Sui » Read More

How to Make Fish Head Noodles and Crispy Skin Chicken

Well, some light relief after all that #TelstraFail saga; this was the Battle of the Bots episode. If you engage with me on the Chat at Twitch, you might have noticed a third party bot (ie. automated software) called RevloBot that intermittently posts links for people to check out how many points they have acquired based on their view » Read More

Pressure-Cooked Lamb Shoulder | Chicken Curry

My life as an “influencer” involves testing out new kitchen appliances, so this time around, I figured I might as well do it Live On Air so my Twitch community could join in with suggestions on how to use them. (Yes, I’m getting engagement on my Twitch chat now. Think about my Live Asian Kitchen next time you’re in front of your TV yelling at your » Read More

How to Make Hainanese Chicken Rice

This is one of the most popular dishes from my Concord restaurant days, and it’s the first time I’ve divulged the recipe. Which, by the way, is my stepmom’s, so full credit to her. There’s a lot of “agak-agak” - ie. “guesstimating” - in this dish. Different brands of soya sauce, oyster sauce etc. etc. will affect the flavour of some of the » Read More