How to Make Chilli Paste Using Dried Chillies

Print PDF This is another one of my videos showing simple Asian food and ingredient preparation techniques. Until I started getting feedback from my Hangouts-on-Air it never really occurred to me that a large segment of my audience really aren't familiar at all with Asian ingredients, nor know how to use them. This series aims to bridge » Read More

How to Make Crispy Fried Shallots or Onions

Print PDF This is the first in my new series of Asian Cooking 101 - Tips and Techniques, and I'm starting off with how to make your own crispy fried onions or fried shallots. Click here to watch on YouTube >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdQ2jxKzk4c I use the term interchangeably because they yield very similar results - you can » 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

How to Make Lentil Dip for Roti Canai

Print PDF Toor Dahl, a vegetarian dip to go with your Roti Canai. Subscribe for more Malaysian cooking tips, recipes and secrets:  Youtube.com/JackieM This is the dahl dip you get at street stalls in Malaysia when you order roti canai. It's vegetarian and has a fairly long list of ingredients that will require you to visit your local » Read More

How to Make Penang Pasembur Salad

Print PDF Pasembur (aka mamak or Indian rojak) is a signature Penang salad with a sweet potato-based sauce, that I used to enjoy a long time ago in my Seremban hometown. The wet market in the centre of town had a stall that sold it (and may still do after 30 years, for all I know) and it was Chinese-run, unlike most Indian rojak stalls. This » Read More

Acar Recipe

Print PDF Recently, I was asked to contribute a recipe for a pocket cookbook that was to accompany the latest issue of a food magazine.  I submitted a recipe for my acar - Malay Vegetable Pickle - and as promised, once published, a copy of it was sent to me. The Good - it was a collection of Malaysian recipes from such celebrity chefs as Rick » Read More