How to Make Vegan Pulut Panggang

This is a vegan version of a popular grilled sticky rice in banana leaf snack that I used to sell at numerous markets. The original version contained minced dried shrimp and belacan (shrimp paste) but in this broadcast, I substituted the dried shrimp with minced preserved radish (commonly used in Pad Thai), eliminated the belacan, and used mushroom » Read More

How to Make Sweet Potato Onde-Onde and Black Sesame Paste Dessert

Fair warning - the audio in this Live Asian Kitchen is badly out of sync. I only realised because I had to force myself to watch the replay so I could remember the ingredient amounts for these recipes (fun fact - I have a general phobia about watching myself on camera). Sweet Potato Onde-Onde INGREDIENTS: 200g steamed & mashed » Read More

How to Make Chilli Sauce for Dim Sums

This post relates to my broadcast that covered 2 dishes - chilli crab, and the chilli sauce typically served at Chinese restaurants for Yum Cha. Chilli Sauce for Dumplings (1 hr 16 mins into video) INGREDIENTS: 2 cups large chillies 5 cloves garlic 1 Tbsp white vinegar 1 Tbsp sugar ½ Tbsp salt Cooled, boiled water (if » Read More

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”. Chi Pa (Steamed » Read More

How to Cook Cereal Prawns, Kaya and Pisang Goreng

Cereal prawns is one of those dishes that emerged on the Malaysian food scene AFTER I moved to Australia back in 1984, so I never got to try it growing up. That didn’t stop me putting it on my Concord restaurant menu back in the day, however, so I set off to learn the recipe the same way most people in this day and age do - I googled it. Most » Read More

How to Make Mushroom Risotto (Using an Optimum Thermocook)

This recipe is from my Optimum Thermocook cooking demo livestream on the Froothie Facebook and YouTube pages on 24 July 2017 -  Mushroom Risotto Ingredients - 300g arborio rice 5 cloves garlic, peeled 1 brown onion, peeled and quartered 60g parmesan cheese, cut into 3cm pieces 2 Tbsp white wine 50g butter 1 Tbsp » 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

Ten Asian Dishes That Work Great in an Airfryer

A few weeks ago, I received an Optimum HealthyFry airfryer courtesy of Prestige Home Appliances, to test and review. Prior to that, I’d never crossed paths with an airfryer, let alone thought about what I could cook with it. It took a bit of outside-the-box thinking but thankfully through my Twitch Live Asian Kitchen broadcasts, I received some » Read More

How to Make Crispy Fried Onion, Prawn Stock Paste and Airfryer Ikan Bilis

I’ve made crispy fried onions and prawn stock paste in the past but here are the recipes again, for those who caught this episode of Live Asian Kitchen. Crispy Fried Onions INGREDIENTS: 6 large brown onions, peeled 1L cooking oil *You’ll need – mandolin (thin setting), wok, wooden spoon, sieve, paper towels, large bowl or » Read More

How to Cook Crispy Kai Lan (Airfryer), Sambal Prawns & Butter Prawns

This was one of my favourite broadcasts on Twitch so far - great crowd and fabulous conversation. A troll came and left pretty quickly when the usual insults about my food were so lame I threw some sympathy laughs his way. I should send him a copy of Trolling for Dummies, if ever I get around to writing and publishing it. If you’ve been meaning » Read More