How to Make Har Gow

This broadcast was more of a recipe-testing session than a straight-out how-to, but it’s worth a reshare if for no other reason than to give comfort to those who have tried and failed at making dim sums. I’ve tweaked the recipe as follows, to accommodate some of the lessons learned from the session. Har Gow (Shrimp Dumplings) Adapted from » Read More

How to Cook Vietnamese Caramelised Fish

Vietnamese Caramelised Fish is traditionally cooked in a claypot, and usually served in conjunction with Sweet and Sour Fish Stew, along with white rice. Both recipes are covered in this Live Asian Kitchen, streamed on Twitch. Vietnamese Caramelised Fish INGREDIENTS: 500g barramundi fillets Oil for pan-frying 2 Tbsps sugar 3 Tbsps » Read More

How to Cook Vietnamese Sweet & Sour Fish Stew

I had the opportunity to try Vietnamese Sour Fish Stew and Vietnamese Caramelised Fish for the first time recently in Canley Vale, and was so captivated I had to try to recreate these dishes. In this Twitch Live Asian Kitchen I used Barramundi fillets instead of eel or whole fish - mainly to keep it simple and accessible to those who struggle with » Read More

How to Cook Fish with Tom Yum Sauce

I always avoided Tom Yum (or Tom Yam) whenever I was back in Malaysia for a visit because in my mind, eating Thai food in Malaysia was akin to ordering pizza in a Chinese restaurant. Apparently my assumption was wrong since Malaysian Tom Yum is quite different from the Thai variety. How, exactly? I wasn't sure; my Malaysian friends couldn’t explain » Read More

How to Cook Cereal Prawns, Kaya and Pisang Goreng

Cereal prawns is one of those dishes that emerged on the Malaysian food scene AFTER I moved to Australia back in 1984, so I never got to try it growing up. That didn’t stop me putting it on my Concord restaurant menu back in the day, however, so I set off to learn the recipe the same way most people in this day and age do - I googled it. Most » 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

How to Cook Char Kway Teow

More than a few people over the years have been horrified to learn that I freely share all my recipes with the world. The reasons I do so can be boiled down to my belief that 1) there’s nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9) 2) there’s a lot more that goes into running a business than knowing how to cook 3) people like the idea of cooking » Read More

How to Make Curry Laksa with Stuffed Vegies

This curry laksa recipe (minor tweaks notwithstanding) is courtesy of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, where the production crew and I stayed during our Street Eats Journey shoot in 2014. Curry Laksa INGREDIENTS: For the soup – 2 onions, pureed 10 cloves garlic, minced 250 fresh big chillies, blended 50g dried shrimp, soaked and » Read More

Ten Asian Dishes That Work Great in an Airfryer

A few weeks ago, I received an Optimum HealthyFry airfryer courtesy of Prestige Home Appliances, to test and review. Prior to that, I’d never crossed paths with an airfryer, let alone thought about what I could cook with it. It took a bit of outside-the-box thinking but thankfully through my Twitch Live Asian Kitchen broadcasts, I received some » Read More

How to Cook Chilli Scampi and Congee

I struggle with dead air when I’m doing a live cooking broadcast; it’s probably because I started out doing cooking demonstrations in front of live audiences where you’re EXPECTED to talk right through your presentation. When I run out of questions from my Twitch audience, I ramble. In this instance I talked about baby Noah and his time in the » Read More