How to Make Laksa Nyonya in 15 Minutes

Print PDF There's a lot of confusion about what Laksa Nyonya is - and this is actually quite understandable in view of the fact that Penang's famous laksa - the sour, non-coconut milk version aka Asam (Assam) laksa is also Nyonya-influenced. For the record, my Laksa Nyonya refers to the laksa inspired by Melaka's nyonya culture. There are, » 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

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

How to Make Satay Kajang – Street Eats Journey 2

Print PDF Satay Kajang is one of Kuala Lumpur's most iconic dishes and one of those food items loved equally by locals and tourists. I remember growing up in Malaysia that my parents would always detour to the famous town of Kajang every time we made a day trip to the big city of Kuala Lumpur 40 miles from my Seremban hometown. We would order » Read More

How to Cook Malaysian Chicken Curry

Print PDF This is the recipe used for my ever popular Malaysian Chicken Curry - check out how easy it is to make at home using my cooking hacks. Don't forget to leave me a comment if you have any questions, and share this with your friends and family if you find this useful :) Click to watch on YouTube (opens new window) » Read More

How to Cook Penang Mee Mamak

Print PDF Penang Mee Mamak, aka Mee Goreng, has its own nuances compared to the Mee Goreng I grew up with down in the southern part of Malaysia. Click here to watch on YouTube >> Subscribe for more Malaysian cooking videos - Penang Mee Mamak typically uses thin » Read More

Food & Travel Guide: Penang

Print PDF My latest Flipboard Magazine is out - Penang Travel Guide  - and contains articles and videos on food, recipes, places to visit and things to do. This is a collection of my own as well as other curated content and it will be regularly updated, so do send me suggestions for any links or places I can add to this.  I will be creating » Read More

How to Cook Penang Char Kway Teow

Print PDF Penang Char Kway Teow could arguably be the one dish that puts Penang Island head and shoulders over the rest of Malaysia in the culinary stakes. Chef Siva of Hotel Jen reveals the 3 sauce ingredients that go into a traditional Penang CKT recipe, and also shows how it's cooked. Click here to watch on YouTube (opens new window) » Read More