How to Make Laksam

No, it’s not a typo - Laksam is indeed a different dish to the (I would hope) universally-known Laksa. I could be totally off the mark but I think I read somewhere that the etymology of the word is “laksa” plus “asam”, in other words, sour laksa. Having said that, the defining feature of Laksam is the use of steamed rice flour rolls instead of » Read More

How to Make Laksa Kelantan

This is definitely a keeper; I’d only eaten it once before, during a short trip to Kelantan a couple of years ago. I made a tweak in the type of fish used (as is often the case, what passes for cheap and readily available in Malaysia isn’t always the case here in Australia), and I also suggested using whatever herbs you can find at your local » Read More

How to Make Har Meen (Malaysian Prawn Noodle Soup)

I know, I’ve done a couple of videos on this in the past; this I think was the first live broadcast where I didn’t just make the stock or paste, but also followed the recipe through to completion (ie. with noodles etc.). I know the broth looks a lot more cloudy than if the stock was made with whole prawn shells; trust me, it tastes much more » 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 Make Penang Assam Laksa and Lai Fun (Rice Spaghetti)

Twitch broadcast #3 and yes, I know it looks like my studio suffered a bomb blast right before I went On Air. To be fair, I was just trying to follow advice to take it easy and make everything from scratch - live streaming on Twitch is all about inviting your buddies to virtually hang out with you in your kitchen, not, they say, a formal, » Read More

Laksa Nyonya Recipe from My TAFE NSW Masterclass Presentation

I know I’ve posted various iterations of this recipe in the past; this one has been adapted to reflect the steps and ingredients I used during the TAFE NSW Open Day Masterclass I ran last week. Serves 8 Laksa Nyonya Recipe INGREDIENTS: 2 cups onion, quartered 3/4 cup garlic cloves 4 Tbsps minced galangal 2 Tbsps minced turmeric » Read More

How to Make Prawn Stock Paste for Instant Noodles

RECIPE - Prawn Stock Paste for Instant Noodles INGREDIENTS: 8 cups prawn shells including heads ¾ cup chicken powder ¼ cup sugar 2 tsps pepper ½ cup peeled garlic cloves ½ cup oil METHOD: Combine prawn shells and garlic cloves and fry about 2 minutes or until most of the moisture has been reduced. Add oil and fry » Read More

How to Make Laksa Nyonya (Thermocook Method)

Here is the recipe and replay of Episode 4 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series – Recipe - Laksa Nyonya INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup onion, quartered 6 garlic cloves 1 inch galangal 1 inch turmeric 1/2 Tbsp belacan powder 4 Tbsp soaked dried shrimp 2 inch length of lemongrass 1/2 cup chilli paste (from soaked, » Read More

How to Make Laksa (Thermomix)

In episode 3 of our weekly webcast, Zona and I reinterpret my Laksa Nyonya recipe for the Thermomix. Here’s a recording of the workshop (made using the webcam from my Yoga 900 that was running simultaneously during the Periscope session) - If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for my Thermomix mailing list at www.jackiem.com.au/thermomix » Read More