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

How to Cut and Serve Pineapple – Asian-style

Back in the day in Malaysia, my parents used to be hawkers, and one of the things they sold was fresh cut fruit. Here’s my live broadcast at Facebook.com/JackieMFood showing you how the pineapple would be cut, and also the kind of dip that was served with it.          » 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

How to Make Padang-style Eggplant Sambal

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #6 - Padang-style Eggplant Sambal INGREDIENTS: 500g eggplant, cut into cubes 100g large chillies 1 medium-sized onion 3 cloves garlic (optional) 2 tomatoes (optional) 1 tsp salt Oil for frying METHOD: Blend chillies, onion, garlic and tomatoes in a food processor. Fry eggplant » Read More

How to Make Mixed Berry Compote and Coconut Ice Cream

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #3 - Mixed Berry Compote and Coconut Ice Cream *Mixed Berry Compote Recipe INGREDIENTS: 1 cup each of any 3 types of berries ¼ cup honey or brown sugar 3 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp lemon juice METHOD: Combine butter and honey in frying pan and heat. Add berries and lemon juice and stir gently for 2 » Read More