#HelpWyatt – Final Update and Winners Announcement

Congratulations to everyone who rallied to help Wyatt's family cover his medical expenses; I am touched beyond measure by your show of generosity. My original target was $500; we've managed to raise AUD$1405.89 through book sales and personal donations (after processing fees and postage costs), AND separately raised USD$545.00 on Wyatt's GoFundMe » Read More

Pressure-Cooked Lamb Shoulder | Chicken Curry

My life as an “influencer” involves testing out new kitchen appliances, so this time around, I figured I might as well do it Live On Air so my Twitch community could join in with suggestions on how to use them. (Yes, I’m getting engagement on my Twitch chat now. Think about my Live Asian Kitchen next time you’re in front of your TV yelling at your » Read More

How to Use Glutinous (Sticky) Rice – 2 Vegan Recipes

This was my second time using my new Optimum Induction Pressure-Cook Pro, and I wanted to see if it would allow me to skip the “soak for 8 hours before use” step that usually comes with sticky rice recipes. I cooked the sticky rice by adding a bit more water than you would for white rice, then set the pressure cooker on the “porridge” setting » Read More

3 Ways to Prepare Rice Sticks (Vermicelli)

My audience size has grown exponentially since I got partnered with Twitch, though it did mean in this episode that over 1000 people got to watch baby Noah blaze a trail of destruction as he dropped my Thermocook jug and broke two dishes Live on Air. Double-edged sword and everything. Dried rice sticks or vermicelli are commonly available at » Read More

Giveaway 2 – Optimum HealthyFry #HelpWyatt

Since I put out the call to #helpWyatt (initial story at bit.ly/helpwyatt), we’ve collectively managed to raise enough not just for the family’s upcoming medical trip this weekend, but also hopefully the next two as well. I emailed you a few days about Prestige Home Appliances and how they’ve stepped in and offered a Giveaway of their Optimum » Read More

How to Make Hainanese Chicken Rice

This is one of the most popular dishes from my Concord restaurant days, and it’s the first time I’ve divulged the recipe. Which, by the way, is my stepmom’s, so full credit to her. There’s a lot of “agak-agak” - ie. “guesstimating” - in this dish. Different brands of soya sauce, oyster sauce etc. etc. will affect the flavour of some of the » Read More

How to Make Laksam

No, it’s not a typo - Laksam is indeed a different dish to the (I would hope) universally-known Laksa. I could be totally off the mark but I think I read somewhere that the etymology of the word is “laksa” plus “asam”, in other words, sour laksa. Having said that, the defining feature of Laksam is the use of steamed rice flour rolls instead of » Read More

How to Make Vegan Rice Noodle Rolls (aka Chee Cheong Fun)

I’m not the best ambassador for vegan cooking, because in all honesty while I like the creative challenge of replicating meat dishes using vegan ingredients, it doesn’t mean I want to eat the food at the end of my broadcast. This dish however, is different, because it’s accidentally vegan, not manipulated and contorted to fit a vegan diet. It’s » Read More

Twitch Update

Passed 10K views on my Twitch channel as I near 3 months on the platform. I've just attained Twitch Partner status, but I gotta tell ya, livestreaming to an audience of zero some days was an exercise in character-building :D Thanks to those who stuck by me from Day One, you know who you are. www.JackieM.Live           » Read More

How to Make Pasembur (aka Indian Rojak)

My perseverance with Twitch finally pays off - my channel got featured in the first slot on the Twitch Australian homepage during this broadcast, bringing in my largest live Twitch audience to date. (No, not about to challenge My Kitchen Rules ratings anytime this side of eternity, but still.)   As I pointed out in this broadcast, there’s » Read More