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 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

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 Cook Beef Rendang from My Malaysian Home State (Negeri Sembilan)

This is my stepmom’s recipe which is influenced by the beef rendang style of my home state of Negeri Sembilan, but with her own “Chinese” twist to it through the use of soya sauce. Beef Rendang Recipe INGREDIENTS: 500g beef, sliced 3 onions, peeled and quartered 6 dried chillies, boiled with water until soft 6 cloves garlic, » 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 Malaysian Coconut Candy

Malaysian Coconut Candy Recipe INGREDIENTS: 3 cups desiccated coconut 1 ½ cups water or coconut juice ½ can condensed milk (about 200g) ½ can evaporated milk (about 200ml) ⅔ cup sugar 3 Tbsp rose-flavoured syrup (Rose brand - from Singapore) METHOD: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook on low-medium heat until » Read More

How to Make Scallop-stuffed Meatballs

Scallop-stuffed Meatballs Recipe INGREDIENTS: 250g chicken mince 350g boneless fish fillets (Basa) ½ onion (or equivalent amount of dried onion) 1-2 Tbsps tapioca starch (or cornstarch) 1 Tbsp chicken powder 1 tsp pepper ½ cup scallops, cut in half, seasoned with pinch of pepper and chicken powder and drenched with tapioca » Read More