How to Make Fried Fish Balls or Seafood/Meat Balls

Fried Fish Balls or Seafood/Meat Balls Recipe INGREDIENTS: 500g fish fillets (eg. Basa) 250g chicken mince 1 onion, peeled and quartered 2-3 Tbsp tapioca flour 1 Tbsp Knorr chicken powder 1 tsp sugar ½ tsp white pepper Oil for deep-frying METHOD: Combine fish fillets, chicken mince and onion in a food processor. » Read More

Jackie M’s FREE E-book – A Quick Guide to Asian Ingredients

Well, this took long enough to launch! I had originally planned to release it in conjunction with my 30 Days 30 Asian Ingredients Periscope series, but held back because of constant tweaks to its contents. I kept coming up with more and more ingredients to add to this compilation, so much so it got a bit out of hand. Christine, my marketing » Read More

Rice (30 Days 30 Asian Ingredients Series Day 3)

In this Live broadcast, I talk about the different types of rice typically used in Malaysian and Southeast Asian dishes - jasmine, basmati and glutinous rice. I also talk you through a foolproof way of making sure your boiled rice turns out perfectly every time and also give a brief description of how to cook coconut rice (nasi lemak). Full » Read More

Coconut and Kerisik (30 Days 30 Asian Ingredients Series Day 2)

Day 2 - Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream, Thick and Thin Coconut Milk, Creamed Coconut and Kerisik I’ve covered this topic to some extent in a previous blog post so check that out for the recipe for making your own coconut milk. In this Periscope broadcast, I reveal - what Malaysian recipes mean by thick and thin coconut milk why the » Read More

Soya Sauces (30 Days 30 Asian Ingredients Series Day 1)

I thought I might start with an ingredient that almost everyone is familiar with, but which is nonetheless somewhat confusing. There are 3 broad types of soya (aka soy) sauce - sweet soya sauce salty soya sauce - for this exercise I’ll call it “regular soya sauce” thick soya sauce aka caramel sauce Growing up in Malaysia, » Read More

30 Days, 30 Asian Ingredients – Periscope Series

I guess I’d always known that there’s something of a learning curve involved as far as the topic of Asian ingredients is concerned. This became starkly evident to me when I was working on my Truly Malaysian Street Food at Home cookbook, when my American editor struggled to keep up with half the stuff in my recipes. “What is thick caramel sauce » Read More

How does a Thermomix Handle Asian Ingredients?

I remember as a kid back in my Templer Flat days in Seremban, one of my neighbours once brought a gigantic stone mill up to their 11th floor unit and set it up on their balcony. It was so heavy and our block of welfare units was so flimsy I wondered their balcony was going to one day break off under the weight of the mill. I think they used it » Read More

Malaysian Cooking – What Ingredients Do You Need?

Print PDF Find out in my 9-minute video below ;) Just to put some context into this, I spent minutes trawling through my pantry for ingredients I had on hand, I didn't spend months writing a thesis, interviewing experts, drawing up definitive lists or  stocking up for this video. In other words, if I missed your favourite ingredient, don't be » Read More

10 Must-Have Malaysian Pantry Ingredients

Print PDF 'Must have' in the sense that they're what I would personally get if I were limited to only 10 items - again, depending on your own (Malaysian) cultural upbringing, you might have a vastly different list to mine. Will elaborate on these another time along with suitable recipes. As mentioned in a previous post, when hunting down » Read More