How to Make Fresh Rice Noodles (Hor Fun)

In the broadcast I experimented with a higher ratio of tapioca flour; I wasn’t entirely happy with it, so here’s the tweaked version. Fresh Rice Noodles Recipe INGREDIENTS: 150g rice flour 2 Tbps tapioca flour 2 Tbsps wheat starch 500ml water 1 Tbsp oil ½ tsp salt Oil for brushing *You will need - steamer, suitable » Read More

Laksa Nyonya Recipe from My TAFE NSW Masterclass Presentation

I know I’ve posted various iterations of this recipe in the past; this one has been adapted to reflect the steps and ingredients I used during the TAFE NSW Open Day Masterclass I ran last week. Serves 8 Laksa Nyonya Recipe INGREDIENTS: 2 cups onion, quartered 3/4 cup garlic cloves 4 Tbsps minced galangal 2 Tbsps minced turmeric » Read More

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 Cook Malaysian Soft-Boiled Eggs

Malaysian soft-boiled eggs are distinct from regular soft-boiled eggs in that the egg whites are soft and gelatinous, and you can’t achieve that by boiling your eggs. Most top-ranking recipe bloggers seem oblivious to this fact, from what I can see on their websites. These eggs are traditionally served with a dash of white pepper and soya sauce, » Read More

How to Make Roti Jala (Lacy Coconut Pancakes)

Ps. I mentioned eggs at the start of the video and proceeded to forget about them, which would explain why the batch I did On Air was a bit soft. I added an egg to the remaining batter off-air and the pic here is the result. Roti Jala (aka Lacy Coconut Pancakes) Recipe INGREDIENTS: 200g plain flour 250ml water 250ml coconut cream 2 » 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