How to Make Cucumber and Garlic Salad

I’ve had this a number of times at restaurants serving Shanghai food here in Sydney, and this is my own quick variation on it. Cucumber and Garlic Salad Recipe INGREDIENTS: 2 cucumbers, cut into chunks and slightly crushed 5 garlic cloves, minced 3 bird’s eye chillies, sliced ¼ cup vinegar (pref. black vinegar) or juice from ½ a » Read More

How to Cook Curry Using Only Dried Ingredients

In this broadcast I showed how to shop for and use dried ingredients for curry recipes. Please note the general rule of thumb is to halve the dried ingredients when substituting for fresh, but often you would need quite a lot less than that, as you can see in my video. INGREDIENTS: 1 kg meat (I’m using chicken legs) ½ cup fried » Read More

How to Cook Mud Crab with Ginger & Shallots & Noodles

In this broadcast, I cooked a popular Cantonese-style crab dish, with some minor tweaks to accommodate what I had in my pantry - ie. dried pho noodles and seafood stock. Mud Crab with Ginger, Shallots & Noodles Recipe INGREDIENTS: 2 mud crabs, cut into pieces (approx 1 ½ kg) 2 eggs 2 Tbsp tapioca flour (or cornflour) Oil for » 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

Thermocook vs Thermomix – A Comparison (Live Broadcast)

This broadcast at Facebook.com/JackieMFood was driven by the many queries I’ve received since I posted this YouTube video on how the Optimum Thermocook and Thermomix handle Asian ingredients >> I’m not a paid consultant or employee of either company, and while I have an affiliate link for Froothie* products, I’m much more focused on » Read More

My Food Philosophy

When I started my Malaysian food business in Sydney back in the 90s, my mission was to recreate the flavours of my favourite dishes that I missed so much from my upbringing in Malaysia. This culinary raison d’être has by and large remained intact to this day, much to the chagrin of fad dieters and allergy sufferers. I do dabble in shortcuts, » Read More

Asian Ingredients – Asam Pedas Paste, Asam Laksa Paste, Hoi Sin Sauce

In this Live broadcast, I talked about 2 new products from my friend Aziz Shukor’s company, Halal Enterprises - the Won Won Brand Asam Pedas Paste and Penang Asam Laksa Paste. I also talk about hoi sin sauce and the different brands to keep an eye out for next time you go Asian grocery shopping. If you’re interested in the Won Won Penang » Read More

How to Make Fish Paste (Easy Recipe)

This recipe is great for those who find the thought of attempting your own fish paste (used for fish balls, stuffed tofu & vegetables, fish cakes etc. etc.) daunting because of the cost and time involved. I’m using cheap Basa fillets which I found in the freezer section of my local Aldi supermarket, combined with lean chicken mince. Thanks to » 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