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 Fish Balls and Fishcakes

In this broadcast I tested making fish paste using Basa fillets bought from the fish counter rather than in frozen bags. Because of the lower liquid content compared to the fillets that had been defrosted from the frozen packs, the paste turned out to be firmer. Interestingly though, the fish balls etc. were the same texture and level of bounciness » 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 Acar (Easy Recipe)

Acar (Easy Recipe) INGREDIENTS: ½ medium-sized cabbage, cut into ¾” widths 4 cucumbers, cored and julienned 3 carrots, julienned 2 cups peanuts, skin off, roasted, then crushed ¼ cup sesame seeds, roasted 1 ½ cups fried shallots (or 2 brown onions, peeled & quartered) ¼ cup dried garlic granules (or 4 cloves fresh » Read More

How to Cook Beef Rendang from My Malaysian Home State (Negeri Sembilan)

This is my stepmom’s recipe which is influenced by the beef rendang style of my home state of Negeri Sembilan, but with her own “Chinese” twist to it through the use of soya sauce. Beef Rendang Recipe INGREDIENTS: 500g beef, sliced 3 onions, peeled and quartered 6 dried chillies, boiled with water until soft 6 cloves garlic, » Read More

How to Make Fried Fish Balls or Seafood/Meat Balls

Fried Fish Balls or Seafood/Meat Balls Recipe INGREDIENTS: 500g fish fillets (eg. Basa) 250g chicken mince 1 onion, peeled and quartered 2-3 Tbsp tapioca flour 1 Tbsp Knorr chicken powder 1 tsp sugar ½ tsp white pepper Oil for deep-frying METHOD: Combine fish fillets, chicken mince and onion in a food processor. » Read More

How to Cook Hakka Confinement Chicken

In this live broadcast, I talked about confinement food, Hakkas and glutinous rice wine. Check out the replay - Hakka Confinement Chicken Recipe INGREDIENTS: 4 large chicken drumsticks ¼ cup ginger, shredded ¼ cup Chinese rice wine ½  tsp sesame oil 2 tsps cooking oil ½ - 1 tsp salt 1 tsp chicken powder (optional) » Read More

How to Cook Pan-fried Salmon with Soya Bean Sauce

In this broadcast I covered 2 Asian-style ways to prepare Salmon; here’s the recipe for the one using soya bean sauce. FYI ground bean sauce is basically the pureed version of soya bean or yellow bean sauce, so you can use them interchangeably. Pan-fried Salmon with Soya Bean Sauce Recipe INGREDIENTS: 250g salmon cutlets 1 Tbsp » Read More

How to Cook Stir-Fried Asian Vegetables

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #8 - Stir-Fried Asian Vegetables INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch kailan aka Chinese broccoli or any Asian greens, cleaned and cut into 3-inch lengths 3 tsps minced garlic 3 slices ginger (optional) 1 Tbsp Shaoxing cooking wine (optional) 1 Tbsp oil 2 Tbsps oyster Sauce 1 tsp soya Sauce 1 Tbsp tapioca » Read More

How to Make Padang-style Eggplant Sambal

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #6 - Padang-style Eggplant Sambal INGREDIENTS: 500g eggplant, cut into cubes 100g large chillies 1 medium-sized onion 3 cloves garlic (optional) 2 tomatoes (optional) 1 tsp salt Oil for frying METHOD: Blend chillies, onion, garlic and tomatoes in a food processor. Fry eggplant » Read More