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 Mushroom Risotto (Using an Optimum Thermocook)

This recipe is from my Optimum Thermocook cooking demo livestream on the Froothie Facebook and YouTube pages on 24 July 2017 -  Mushroom Risotto Ingredients - 300g arborio rice 5 cloves garlic, peeled 1 brown onion, peeled and quartered 60g parmesan cheese, cut into 3cm pieces 2 Tbsp white wine 50g butter 1 Tbsp » Read More

How to Make Rice Noodles (for Vietnamese Banh Cuon)

I didn't set out to make Vietnamese Banh Cuon but I was hoping to test out different rice noodle recipes in this broadcast to see how they turned out texturally with different ratios of tapioca flour to rice flour in the batter. As it turned out, the one for Banh Cuon was my favourite, hence the title of this post. A third recipe called for a » 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 Make Crispy Fried Onion, Prawn Stock Paste and Airfryer Ikan Bilis

I’ve made crispy fried onions and prawn stock paste in the past but here are the recipes again, for those who caught this episode of Live Asian Kitchen. Crispy Fried Onions INGREDIENTS: 6 large brown onions, peeled 1L cooking oil *You’ll need – mandolin (thin setting), wok, wooden spoon, sieve, paper towels, large bowl or » Read More

How to Cook Crispy Kai Lan (Airfryer), Sambal Prawns & Butter Prawns

This was one of my favourite broadcasts on Twitch so far - great crowd and fabulous conversation. A troll came and left pretty quickly when the usual insults about my food were so lame I threw some sympathy laughs his way. I should send him a copy of Trolling for Dummies, if ever I get around to writing and publishing it. If you’ve been meaning » Read More

How to Make Baked Asian Cheese Tarts

#TelstraFail Season 2 Episode 4 (Final) - after two days of back-and-forths with Netgear, the manufacturer of the modem connected to my Telstra service, I was told that it was definitely a faulty modem. Good news was that Netgear said they would replace it; bad news was that I had to go through Telstra. Hell would have to freeze over before I » Read More

How to Make Cassava Cake and Fried Bananas

#TelstraFail Season 2, Episode 3 So right after my  6-dropout broadcast, I called the Westfield Miranda Telstra store where I’d signed up for the service days earlier.  Explained the symptoms to the woman on the phone, who responded - no worries, just bring it back in we can run some tests on it here since you signed up less than 30 » Read More

How to Make Curry Puffs (Air Fryer)

AKA #TelstraFail - Season 2, Episode 1 (Season 1 ended with a call from Telstra’s CEO’s team per updated on this blog post >> My Case Against Telstra — a third world service run by first class bullies A cautionary tale - when you sign up for a new Telstra service, don’t be fooled by the world-class reception you get at the Telstra store » Read More

How to Use Glutinous (Sticky) Rice – 2 Vegan Recipes

This was my second time using my new Optimum Induction Pressure-Cook Pro, and I wanted to see if it would allow me to skip the “soak for 8 hours before use” step that usually comes with sticky rice recipes. I cooked the sticky rice by adding a bit more water than you would for white rice, then set the pressure cooker on the “porridge” setting » Read More