Yoga Home 500 Review

Some of you might know that once upon a time, before the “food thing”, I used to be an IT consultant. I was an MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Administrator) and CNA (Certified Novell Administrator) and did contract work in Sydney and London for some 7+ years. Back in late 2014, baby Noah broke my » Read More

Malabar South Indian Restaurant, Darlinghurst

I love to hear about other restaurateurs and how they got their start in the food business. When I was invited to check out Malabar South Indian Restaurant recently, I had the opportunity to talk to the owner and head chef, Mohammed Sali. These are some things I found out - Mohammed is a classically trained chef (unlike self-taught yours » Read More

Jackie M’s Thermomix Review

I think the first I heard about Thermomix was round about when The Katering Show’s YouTube series came out (warning: language). I really didn’t know much about it and figured it was sort of a glorified blender for people (read: rich Westerners) whose diets consisted mainly of healthy dips and smoothies. I don’t do “healthy”, and I don’t do dips » Read More

Uncle Jim Malaysian Kitchen, Mosman

Considering how I live and breathe Malaysian food you could be forgiven if you thought that’s all I eat, round-the-clock. Fact of the matter is, precisely because I cook Malaysian food for a living, I rarely have any motivation to seek out Malaysian restaurants on my days off here in Sydney (it’s a different matter when I’m in Malaysia - in that » Read More

Crab Carnival at The Morrison

I rarely attend media launches but decided I couldn’t pass up on the 2015 Crab Carnival held at the Morrison Bar and Oyster Room. I LOVE shellfish and especially crab, and I like supporting fellow chefs and food producers. I turned up with #babyNoah in tow (this is my M.O., FYI - meetings, travel, invitations - Noah is part of the equation) » Read More

Wok Passion @ Lane Cove

I have to admit I view eateries that cover more than one cuisine type with a healthy dose of scepticism – the old “Jack of all trades, master of none” figure of speech pops up in my cynical head when I see hyphens deployed on restaurant signs. This kind of thinking pretty much assured that I would never have checked out Wok Passion – » Read More

Jackie M’s Non-Definitive and Desperately Incomplete Guide to Dining in KL

Print PDF Petronas Twin Towers from my Traders Hotel KL room.The topic of where to eat in KL has been done to death, as I’m sure most people who spend an inordinate amount of time online will protest – so why am I adding my two cents’? How’s this post different from others out there? I emigrated 30 years ago, plus I didn’t grow up in KL – » Read More