How to Make Seremban Hakka Noodles (Non-Pork Version)

My aversion to pork means I’ve rarely explored the cuisine of my own Hakka heritage, which seems to be dominated by pork dishes. This is one such example, made famous by a stall in my hometown of Seremban, hence its name - Seremban Hakka Noodles. Since I don’t eat pork, I’ve never actually eaten it. I’m not exactly going in blind however; I » Read More

How to Make Mah Chee aka Chi Pa

I knew this Malaysian childhood snack as Mah Chee, though it’s entirely possible I had the name wrong my whole life; such is the lot of an entire generation of fluent but illiterate Chinese speakers who grew up in Malaysia. The cookbook from which this recipe was extracted (Agnes Chang’s Hawkers’ Delights) calls it “Chi Pa”. Watch live video » Read More

How to Cook Beef Noodle Soup

Most people are familiar with Vietnamese Beef Pho, but what’s less well-known is that we similarly grew up with our own version of beef noodle soup back in Malaysia. I sort of split the difference in this broadcast where I retained the use of hearty chunks of beef brisket found in the Malaysian version, but seasoned the soup with some of the » Read More

How to Make Kerisik and Chicken Rendang

Much like cereal prawns, an overwhelming number of online searches for “kerisik” yield misinformed recipes (what I like to call Fake Food News) for this Malaysian rendang ingredient. For the last time, kerisik is not toasted desiccated coconut; it’s roasted creamed coconut, sometimes called “coconut butter”. Watch live video from JackieMFood on » Read More

How to Make Chilli Pan Mee and Butter Prawns

Despite being Hakka I’d only ever had Hakka Pan Mee in a broth; this was my first attempt serving it “dry-style”, which involved using the same dough recipe from the soup version which I’d previously shared, but this time cut into thin strips as opposed to pappardelle-style. I was also going in blind with this since I’d never had it, and frankly » Read More

Malaysian Recipe Links – Twitch Broadcasts

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve run Twitch broadcasts based on dishes I’ve previously posted here on this blog. Instead of rewriting the recipes for each of them, I figured I might share the links to the original posts here, for your reference >> Hakka Yong Tau Foo Click here for the Hakka Yong Tau Foo » Read More

How to Make Fish Head Noodles and Crispy Skin Chicken

Well, some light relief after all that #TelstraFail saga; this was the Battle of the Bots episode. If you engage with me on the Chat at Twitch, you might have noticed a third party bot (ie. automated software) called RevloBot that intermittently posts links for people to check out how many points they have acquired based on their view » Read More

How to Make Cassava Cake and Fried Bananas

#TelstraFail Season 2, Episode 3 So right after my  6-dropout broadcast, I called the Westfield Miranda Telstra store where I’d signed up for the service days earlier.  Explained the symptoms to the woman on the phone, who responded - no worries, just bring it back in we can run some tests on it here since you signed up less than 30 » Read More

How to Make Laksa Paste and Rendang Curry Paste

#TelstraFail - Season 2, Episode 2 In Episode 1 of Season 2, I signed up for a new Telstra service because of my burgeoning need for more livestreaming data. Since then, my connection has dropped out mid-stream each time I’ve connected to the Netgear Nighthawk M1 modem that comes with it. In the Live Asian Kitchen preceding this one, I wanted » Read More

How to Cook Stingray Curry and Stuffed Eggplant

Before this “high priestess of Malaysian cuisine” gig, I was a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cisco Certified Network Administrator and a Certified Novell (“que?” - ask the millennials) Administrator. So far, the cause of the mid-stream dropout during my last broadcast could be any one of the following - faulty modem, faulty sim card, or » Read More