Recipe – How to Make Otak-Otak (Grilled Spicy Fish Cakes)

Print PDF Pretty much every time I post something, haterz (yes, with a "z") come out of the woodwork to complain about this or that aspect of my content, and I can't imagine this will be any different.  To pre-empt some of this, I'm going to come out and say the following about my Otak-Otak recipe - 1) I spent the first 17 1/2 years of my » Read More

How to Make Cendol

Print PDF There are lots of cendol recipes out there, but the technique, which usually involves scraping cooked batter through a colander, always meant I ended up with stumpy bits rather than green worms. This was until Johari, my fellow ex-Malaysian and glorified trolley pusher (as he himself described his then-job as a flight attendant) » Read More

How to Make Onde-Onde

Print PDF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNYhekF4KSQ Onde-onde is one of those sweet snacks we all grew up loving but few of us ever bothered to learn how to make because it was so readily available. Here's my take on it, and as you'll see in this Google Hangout - all you need are 4 easily-obtainable ingredients. No exact measurements are » Read More

OTAK-OTAK – Grilled Spicy Fish Cake in Banana Leaf

Print PDF I was asked to submit my Otak-otak recipe for publication somewhere so I figured I might as well post it here as well.  For the record I used to use Knorr chicken stock granules instead of Poloku mushroom stock granules but that bothered 1)  people on a meat-free but not-quite-vegetarian diet (I've never used it in vegetarian » Read More

Vegetarian Toor Dhal Recipe

Print PDF A.k.a. what I serve my roti with.  Also works well with rice or as a dip with any bread. Awfully long list of ingredients, but super easy to make.  For the record, the pic here was from my first attempt at this dish; it should be and is nowadays a lot mushier in texture and consistency. Serves 6 Most of the ingredients for » Read More

Roti Canai Recipe

Print PDF I'd been meaning to post this for awhile but before I had the chance I was asked by SBS Broadcasting last week if they could come round and take pictures of me flipping roti in my kitchen.  This happened in a flash and before I knew it they wanted the recipe to post on their website along with a step-by-step slideshow of the » Read More

Jackie M’s Sui Gow (Chicken & Prawn Dumplings)

Print PDF Great to make ahead of time and freeze for future use; this is one of my more popular dishes at Leichhardt Market Saturday mornings - Sui Gow photo taken by Andrew of Rosey Photography - http://roseyphotography.blogspot.com/ RECIPE Filling - 500g chicken mince 250g fresh shelled prawns – minced ½  can water » Read More

How to Make Popiah Filling

Print PDF I guess having posted about making popiah skin it's only appropriate I follow up with the rest of the ingredients to complete the dish :) (this is a second upload with the staticky audio sorta fixed) » Read More

How to Make Popiah Skin

Print PDF This is the second edit of the same video posted earlier, with the static in the audio removed. Here are some points to add to the instructions - - The Ikea pans used in the video are this model - http://www.ikea.com/au/en/​catalog/products/40165895 (SKÄNKA) - they come in diff. sizes and I think mine are 30cm. - I bought » Read More