How to Make Lebanese Garlic Sauce (Toum)

I wanted an aioli-type sauce to go with my slow-roasted beef (probably only the second time in my life I've done a beef roast) but I found the recipes online mostly used one sad, solitary clove of garlic, which just sounded wrong to a garlic lover like myself. I then remembered how much I've always enjoyed the garlic sauce that comes with the » Read More

How to Make Seremban Chicken Siew Pao

This is a famous snack from my Malaysian hometown of Seremban and in this recipe I'm using chicken mince as the filling. These instructions work on a Thermocook or a Thermomix, but in their absence you can use a dough mixer for the dough and a saucepan + stove for the filling. Seremban Chicken Siew Pao (Baked Chicken Buns) » Read More

How to Make Kaya (Thermocook)

This recipe will work in a Thermocook or a Thermomix using the same settings. (ps. you might know by now my recipes are based on my culinary philosophy of "agak-agak" or "guesstimating", so adapt as you see fit with similar kitchen appliances). For a non-appliance dependent recipe, please check out my previous post - How to Make Kaya » Read More

How to Cook Crab Bee Hoon

Full disclosure - I’ve never had this in Singapore; in fact my only exposure to Crab Bee Hoon has been on TV courtesy of Anthony Bourdain. I Googled it and found a version that’s basically a glorified fish head vermicelli recipe. I’m confident that’s NOT the same dish that Mr. Bourdain ate in Geylang, so this is my take on it after further research » Read More

How to Make Cocktail Buns (Using a Thermocook)

Cocktail buns are soft rolls filled with coconut and can often be found at Chinese bun shops. This recipe takes advantage of my Thermocook's kneading and heating functions which allow  me to set exact temperatures to first make the water roux, then knead the dough and also mix and heat the filling for me. In the absence of a Thermocook or similar » Read More

How to Cook Fried Rice with 3 Types of Eggs

Fried rice is kind of a fridge clear-out type of dish for me, rather than something I plan ahead of time. The ingredients in this particular recipe, I guess, will give you an insight into what my Asian pantry/fridge contains - salted eggs, century eggs, salted fish, leftover boiled rice, that sort of stuff :) Don’t despair if you don’t have » Read More

How to Cook Malaysian Young Jackfruit Curry

I don’t think I’ve ever come across young jackfruit here in Sydney, but I’ve seen frozen breadfruit in Indian grocery stores, and I think that would work as a perfectly acceptable substitute. FYI young jackfruit needs to be boiled with vinegar to remove its slimy texture, should you ever use it in this recipe. In keeping with the character of » Read More

How to Make Roti Canai – Let’s Do Coffee TV

Here are the recipes from my latest TV segment on Channel Ten's Let's Do Coffee - Toor Dahl recipe - INGREDIENTS: 250 g toor dahl, soaked and drained 1 L water 250 g potatoes, cut into chunks 1 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 1/2 small green chillies 1/8 cup tamarind extract 1 1/4 tsp asafoetida powder 1 1/4 tsp mustard seeds 1 » Read More

How to Cook Prawns with Salt and Garlic

This is a very quick and easy prawn dish that calls for fresh prawns, oil, salt, garlic, and not much else. I made this during a live broadcast awhile back and am only now getting around to posting the recipe, so my apologies to my long-suffering YouTube subscribers. You will hear baby Noah fussing in the background as well (not a lot I can do » Read More

Jackie M – Chef Koochooloo Ambassador

I’m happy to announce that I have just become the new ambassador for Malaysia on ChefKoochooloo.com. Chef Koochooloo is a free educational app aimed at teaching children new skills such as math, science and geography through cooking healthy recipes. Through the app, you can navigate through an interactive 3D globe to discover new countries » Read More