How to Make Fish Balls and Fishcakes

In this broadcast I tested making fish paste using Basa fillets bought from the fish counter rather than in frozen bags. Because of the lower liquid content compared to the fillets that had been defrosted from the frozen packs, the paste turned out to be firmer. Interestingly though, the fish balls etc. were the same texture and level of bounciness » Read More

How to Make Beef Meatballs

Asian (or more specifically, Chinese) meatballs are rated on how “bouncy” they are when you bite into them, so they’re very different to the meatballs you get at Ikea. The traditional way to make meatballs (ie. beef balls, pork balls, chicken balls, fish balls etc. etc.) is to mince the meat very finely, season it, add some tapioca or cornstarch, » Read More

How to Make Prawn Stock Paste for Instant Noodles

RECIPE - Prawn Stock Paste for Instant Noodles INGREDIENTS: 8 cups prawn shells including heads ¾ cup chicken powder ¼ cup sugar 2 tsps pepper ½ cup peeled garlic cloves ½ cup oil METHOD: Combine prawn shells and garlic cloves and fry about 2 minutes or until most of the moisture has been reduced. Add oil and fry » Read More

How to Cook Crispy Shredded Beef or Chicken Peking-Style

Crispy Shredded Beef or Chicken Peking-Style Recipe INGREDIENTS: 500g chicken breast or beef cut into thin strips 1 egg ½ cup tapioca starch 1 tsp salt 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce 2 Tbsp tomato ketchup 2-3 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar 3 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional) ¼ cup carrot cut into long, thin shreds 3 » Read More

How to Make Soy Milk and Soya Drink

I used a Thermocook in this recipe but of course, you can use a blender + stock pot in its place. Soy Milk and Soya Drink Recipe INGREDIENTS: 120g soy beans, soaked overnight 2-4 Tbsp sugar 2 slices ginger 1L water You’ll also need a Muslin bag or similar METHOD: Place soaked soy beans in jug; add half the water and » Read More

How to Make Congee with Leftover Rice

First up, apologies for the bad audio in this video - I didn’t have my mic plugged in and this was made using an old Acer laptop. Congee, aka Chinese porridge, is an iconic breakfast dish popular in many parts of Asia. Next time you stay at a Malaysian or Thai hotel, keep an eye out for it at the breakfast buffet. This is a quick and simple way » Read More

How to Make Acar (Easy Recipe)

Acar (Easy Recipe) INGREDIENTS: ½ medium-sized cabbage, cut into ¾” widths 4 cucumbers, cored and julienned 3 carrots, julienned 2 cups peanuts, skin off, roasted, then crushed ¼ cup sesame seeds, roasted 1 ½ cups fried shallots (or 2 brown onions, peeled & quartered) ¼ cup dried garlic granules (or 4 cloves fresh » Read More

How to Make Sambal Ikan Bilis

Sambal Ikan Bilis Recipe INGREDIENTS: 2 large brown onions 1 cup chillies or ½ cup chilli paste 1 Tbsp minced lemongrass 2 tsp belacan powder (shrimp paste) - optional 2 tsp chicken stock granules 5 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp tamarind concentrate (amount varies depending on type) 4 Tbsp oil 2 cups dried anchovies - rinse, » Read More

How to Make Crispy Fried Onions

This Live broadcast was in response to the many questions I’ve received from my previous short, edited video on the same topic - http://bit.ly/jackiemonions. I figured if you got to see me make it from start to finish you might get a better sense of what’s involved in making this at home. How to Make Crispy Fried Onions INGREDIENTS: 6 large » Read More

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