How to Cook Serunding and Mild Prawn Sambal

So I had this genius idea for audience retention; rather than telling them about my latest Giveaway at the start, I told them they’d have wait till the end for details. Then I promptly forgot about it. I hope those poor folks who stuck around at least managed to pick up some Malaysian cooking tips. Chicken Serunding INGREDIENTS: 250g » Read More

Bonne Maman Cheese Pairings & Mother’s Day Giveaway

The international trend of pairing jam with cheese (no, I wasn’t aware of it - I’m so Malaysian it hurts) has arrived on Australian shores, just in time for Mother’s Day. Since I’m a big fan of Bonne Maman, I thought I might share some of the suggestions they released courtesy of expert cheese educator Sonia Cousins - Bonne Maman has very » Read More

How to Make Homemade Curry Pastes

This was the episode where I gave away all my trade secrets regarding curry pastes, which I still sell online (though mostly to an elite group of people who’ve been buying them from me since my Orange Grove Market days). I made 4 different types of curry pastes, but will only share one of the recipes here since they’re somewhat repetitive, plus » Read More

How to Make Soy Milk and Crispy Fried Onions

It’s not that I’d run out of ideas for recipes, but the fact was simply that I needed to stock up on soy milk and crispy fried onions, and I hadn’t covered these recipes on Twitch previously, so I thought I might as well kill two birds with one stone (sorry again, vegans; I’m too tired to think of a cruelty-free idiom). Soy » Read More

How to Make Malaysian Satays and Ketupat

This is the episode that begins 20 minutes after we started cooking thanks to my vain efforts to save every last byte of Telstra data in case I ran out halfway through. There were 3 days left in my Telstra billing cycle with 95% of data used and one remaining Live broadcast to squeeze into it. I didn’t want to pay exorbitant amounts for excess » Read More

How to Make Vegan Kaya and Onde-Onde

So apparently all those praises about how my Twitch broadcasts are so much clearer compared to ones I did on FB Live were actually cloaked warnings about my data consumption. In another example of unscripted television, Day One of Week 3 on Twitch was interrupted by an SMS from Telstra saying I’ve used up more than 85% of my mobile data, which » Read More

How to Make Hakka Pan Mee and Garlic Chilli Sauce

My second week on Twitch wrapped up with my first ever live in-studio guest - makeup artist extraordinaire Tania Strange - who had been trying to pressure Masterchef alumni Alvin Quah and myself to join her in a karaoke sing-off for years. Appearing on Twitch was, I guess, her consolation prize (or punishment, as may be the case). I knew very » Read More

How to Make Penang Hokkien Mee Paste & Crispy Fried Shallots

Twitch livestream #4 was a case of 2 steps forward, one step back. I introduced an overlay which helped clean up my screen layout, and also decided to zoom in the camera so my work area is cropped out and it doesn’t look like I’m broadcasting from the middle of a warzone. I also decided to switch back to my original microphone - remember the one » Read More

How to Cook Rice Noodles with Silky Egg Sauce

My first ever Twitch broadcast! Apologies for the audio issues (esp. the dead silence in the middle) - I’d actually had everything set up to go but switched to a different type of microphone at the eleventh hour because of construction noise outside and in the process I overlooked some configurations. This particular noodle dish comes in a » Read More

How to Make Fish Balls and Fishcakes

In this broadcast I tested making fish paste using Basa fillets bought from the fish counter rather than in frozen bags. Because of the lower liquid content compared to the fillets that had been defrosted from the frozen packs, the paste turned out to be firmer. Interestingly though, the fish balls etc. were the same texture and level of bounciness » Read More