How to Make Otak-Otak (Thermocook Method)

Here is the recipe and replay of Episode 3 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series - Recipe - Otak-Otak (Grilled Spicy Fishcakes) INGREDIENTS: 300 g fish fillets (eg. mackerel, red fish or basa) 2 Tbsp iced water 1 Tbsp tapioca flour Dash of pepper 1 Tbsp sugar 1⁄2 Tbsp chicken stock granules* 1 1⁄2 tsp » Read More

How to Make Malaysian Chicken Curry (Thermocook Method)

Here is the recipe and replay of Episode 2 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series - Recipe - Malaysian Chicken Curry INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 large onion 5 garlic cloves ½ inch knob ginger 1 stalk lemongrass, cut into 3-inch chunks 3 Tbsp Malaysian meat curry powder**, mixed to a paste with a little » Read More

How to Make Sambal Belacan and Serunding (Thermocook Method)

Here are the recipes and replay of Episode 1 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series - Recipe 1 - Sambal Belacan INGREDIENTS: 2 large onions 1 Tbsp chicken stock granules* 75 ml Fish sauce 2 Tbsp Belacan (shrimp paste) powder** 1 Tbsp crushed dried chillies 200g large red chillies 150 ml vegetable oil 2 » Read More

How to Cook Malaysian Young Jackfruit Curry

I don’t think I’ve ever come across young jackfruit here in Sydney, but I’ve seen frozen breadfruit in Indian grocery stores, and I think that would work as a perfectly acceptable substitute. FYI young jackfruit needs to be boiled with vinegar to remove its slimy texture, should you ever use it in this recipe. In keeping with the character of » Read More

How to Cook Prawns with Salt and Garlic

This is a very quick and easy prawn dish that calls for fresh prawns, oil, salt, garlic, and not much else. I made this during a live broadcast awhile back and am only now getting around to posting the recipe, so my apologies to my long-suffering YouTube subscribers. You will hear baby Noah fussing in the background as well (not a lot I can do » Read More

Coconut and Kerisik (30 Days 30 Asian Ingredients Series Day 2)

Day 2 - Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream, Thick and Thin Coconut Milk, Creamed Coconut and Kerisik I’ve covered this topic to some extent in a previous blog post so check that out for the recipe for making your own coconut milk. In this Periscope broadcast, I reveal - what Malaysian recipes mean by thick and thin coconut milk why the » Read More

How to Cook Jackie M Prawns – Fish & Hunt Australia

Back in my Concord restaurant days one of the most popular menu items was my Butter Soft-shell Crab - a dish I made up based on various interpretations of the Malaysian butter sauce (not to be confused with the sauce in Indian butter chicken) craze that was taking over restaurant menus in Malaysia. I say “made up” because this “butter sauce” thing » Read More

How to Make Malaysian Prawn Stock

I’m constantly amazed at the popularity of pre-cooked or de-shelled prawns in seafood shops here in Australia, over and above the raw, shell-intact varieties. To me, if they’ve been pre-cooked, the shells (not to mention the meat) have lost most of their flavour, and if they’re peeled and treated (ie. what we Asians called “restaurant prawns”) you » Read More

How to Cook Thai Mushroom Salad (Laab Hed Fang)

A quick and easy salad using cooked local mushrooms and fresh herbs. Recipe and instructions by Chef Kamsin of Shangri-La Chiang Mai. INGREDIENTS: 500 g Straw mushrooms 80 g Shallots 20 g Ground rice 20 g Spring Onion 10 g Chilli flakes 80 g Galangal 10 g Kaffir lime leaves, chopped 3 tbs Fish sauce 50 g Lime juice 10 g Coriander, » Read More

How to Use Jackie M Curry Pastes

I've been making my own range of Curry Pastes and Sauces for a number of years now, and they're based on the SAME recipes I used for my Concord restaurant menu and my (very popular but now discontinued) frozen meals range. If you love Malaysian curries but find the effort involved in tracking down ingredients and prepping them just too » Read More