How to Cook Steamed Fish with Preserved Vegetables

I don’t know if it’s the Chinese in me that makes me especially partial towards steamed fish (steamed most things, as a matter of fact) but even if you’re more used to having your fish battered and fried, do give these recipes a shot. They’re quick, flavoursome, easy to make, and  kind to your waistline (I promise). Steamed Silver Perch with » 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 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 Cook Indonesian Crispy Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Kremes)

This was actually my third broadcast on the same recipe - the first one failed on a number of levels (main one being a 5-minute interruption while I was being served legal papers for a little hobby site I maintain, called RobbDemarestCheats.com).   The second one would have been perfect but for my Category 5 hayfever attack, which saw me ducking » Read More

How to Cook Vegan Nasi Lemak

If you thought in this Twitch broadcast that my tone was a bit strident when telling my YouTube audience to stop watching right now if they were going to leave “unproductive comments”, this was the backstory - a comment on my soya milk live video that showed up right before I went On Air. And yes, my latest M.O. is to troll the trolls with Bible » Read More

How to Cook Singapore Chilli Crab

I’m reminded it’s been a week since I bought the two backup sim cards and neither of them are activated yet. One’s the wrong size for the modem it came with, and the other has had its activation delayed thanks to problems at the reseller’s end. I’m not freaking out so far but I probably should start drafting the inevitable blog post complaining » Read More

How to Cook Nasi Lemak with Assam Prawns

I’d promoted this broadcast earlier in the day as one where I wouldn’t be speaking because I’d lost my voice, yet as soon as the “Live” signal came on started babbling like I always do. It seemed aside from a couple of coughing fits, that I'd managed to pull it off. Then I woke up the next day and realised what WebMD (where I get all my medical » Read More

How to Make Hakka Yong Tau Foo (Stuffed Tofu and Mixed Vegetables)

New billing cycle means no worries about data consumption this time around. No audio problems, no trolls, no Baby Noah to spill stuff on the floor, nothing. Except for the coughing and the progressively raspy vocals. As I type this several hours later I’ve completely lost my voice, so my next installment coming up in less than two days might be » 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