How to Make Roti Canai and Vegetarian Dip

One of my most popular queries concerns how to flip roti canai (aka roti prata if you’re from Singapore) so I figured what better way than to livestream it with a guest in my studio. Host of radio show the Asian Jazz Hour on Northside 99.3FM, Tony Pang, joined me in this episode - and notwithstanding his first attempt, I think he managed to pick it » Read More

How to Make Sago Gula Melaka and Pengat Pisang

It occurred to me while scrambling to figure out what to make in this weekly Vegan livestream, that most Southeast Asian desserts are, in fact, vegan. I reckon I should publish a Southeast Asian Snacks and Desserts cookbook, then do a separate cover to say Southeast Asian Vegan Snacks and Desserts and market that exclusively to vegans. I’d call » Read More

How to Cook Indonesian Crispy Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Kremes)

This was actually my third broadcast on the same recipe - the first one failed on a number of levels (main one being a 5-minute interruption while I was being served legal papers for a little hobby site I maintain, called RobbDemarestCheats.com).   The second one would have been perfect but for my Category 5 hayfever attack, which saw me ducking » Read More

How to Make Murtabak and Banana Roti

First up, apologies to those in the chat room who said hello and did not get a response from me; I had my head down most of the time during this broadcast thanks to keeping half an eye on baby Noah right through, while at the same time making sure I didn’t keep burning my rotis (which I managed to do a couple of times). Despite my best efforts Noah » Read More

How to Cook Vegan Nasi Lemak

If you thought in this Twitch broadcast that my tone was a bit strident when telling my YouTube audience to stop watching right now if they were going to leave “unproductive comments”, this was the backstory - a comment on my soya milk live video that showed up right before I went On Air. And yes, my latest M.O. is to troll the trolls with Bible » Read More

How to Cook Nasi Lemak with Assam Prawns

I’d promoted this broadcast earlier in the day as one where I wouldn’t be speaking because I’d lost my voice, yet as soon as the “Live” signal came on started babbling like I always do. It seemed aside from a couple of coughing fits, that I'd managed to pull it off. Then I woke up the next day and realised what WebMD (where I get all my medical » Read More

How to Make Malaysian Satays and Ketupat

This is the episode that begins 20 minutes after we started cooking thanks to my vain efforts to save every last byte of Telstra data in case I ran out halfway through. There were 3 days left in my Telstra billing cycle with 95% of data used and one remaining Live broadcast to squeeze into it. I didn’t want to pay exorbitant amounts for excess » 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 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 Stir-Fried Asian Vegetables

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #8 - Stir-Fried Asian Vegetables INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch kailan aka Chinese broccoli or any Asian greens, cleaned and cut into 3-inch lengths 3 tsps minced garlic 3 slices ginger (optional) 1 Tbsp Shaoxing cooking wine (optional) 1 Tbsp oil 2 Tbsps oyster Sauce 1 tsp soya Sauce 1 Tbsp tapioca » Read More