How to Make Mah Chee aka Chi Pa

I knew this Malaysian childhood snack as Mah Chee, though it’s entirely possible I had the name wrong my whole life; such is the lot of an entire generation of fluent but illiterate Chinese speakers who grew up in Malaysia. The cookbook from which this recipe was extracted (Agnes Chang’s Hawkers’ Delights) calls it “Chi Pa”. Watch live video » 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

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 Make Vegan Rice Noodle Rolls (aka Chee Cheong Fun)

I’m not the best ambassador for vegan cooking, because in all honesty while I like the creative challenge of replicating meat dishes using vegan ingredients, it doesn’t mean I want to eat the food at the end of my broadcast. This dish however, is different, because it’s accidentally vegan, not manipulated and contorted to fit a vegan diet. It’s » Read More

How to Make Vegan Roast Duck

This tasted great, though a tweak I would suggest is to simmer the fried parcels in the leftover sauce at the end, to add more colour and flavour to it. Alternatively, heat up the sauce to thicken it, then spread it on the tofu parcels. This vegan roast duck reminds me of the skin used in Peking Duck; it’d work really well (I think) as a vegan » Read More

How to Cook Vegan Tofu with Creamy Coconut Crisps

I’m not one to sing praises about my own food (usually) but this vegan adventure has really forced me to think outside the box and it’s resulted in a few gems along the way; this was one of them. (Also check out the Vegan Nasi Lemak recipe from a previous broadcast.) As mentioned numerous times during the video (remember, this is all live so I » 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 Make Sweet Potato Crisps with Sweet Chilli Sauce

(Based on Kerepek Ubi Pedas Basah) This is based on the Indonesian cassava snack called Kerepek Ubi Pedas Basah which you can find at select grocery stores (here in Sydney anyway). I figured sweet potato is much more readily available here, so I made a judgement call and changed the recipe to sweet potato crisps. Sweet Potato » Read More

How to Make Sago Gula Melaka and Pengat Pisang

It occurred to me while scrambling to figure out what to make in this weekly Vegan livestream, that most Southeast Asian desserts are, in fact, vegan. I reckon I should publish a Southeast Asian Snacks and Desserts cookbook, then do a separate cover to say Southeast Asian Vegan Snacks and Desserts and market that exclusively to vegans. I’d call » 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