How to Cook Indonesian Ayam Bakar (Barbecue Chicken) – Asian BBQ Series

One feature of Indonesian cooking is that the chicken is commonly cooked in its marinade before it's grilled or fried. This is a brilliant way to prevent under-cooking your chicken on the barbecue, and it also allows you to prepare a day or two in advance and keep the cooked chicken refrigerated until needed. INGREDIENTS: 2 kg chicken » Read More

How To Cook Indonesian Ikan Bakar (Barbecue Fish) – Asian BBQ Series

While Barbecued or Grilled Fish is popular throughout Southeast Asia, the use of kecap manis (aka kicap manis in Malay) gives an Indonesian flavour to this recipe. This is more traditionally cooked with whole fish, where the marinade is not only basted on the fish, but also stuffed in its stomach cavity. If using fish fillets that are delicate in » Read More

How to Cook Thai Crying Tiger (Seua Hay Rong) – Asian BBQ Series

One of my favourites to order when I dine out at Thai restaurants, I had the opportunity to attempt making this myself using my Ziggy barbecue unit. This recipe is based on David Thompson's "Thai Food", and is part of my series of Asian BBQ Recipes. FYI because I'm a bit of a wimp with chilli, the heat level in the sauce that accompanies the dish » Read More

How to Cook Thai Grilled Cuttlefish (Pla Meuk Yang) – Asian BBQ Series

A simple recipe for your barbecue - in this video, I used cuttlefish, though squid would work just as well. This is the third in my series of Asian BBQ Recipes, and it's adapted from David Thompson's Thai Food. INGREDIENTS: 200g cuttlefish or squid 1 Tbsp fish sauce 3 Tbsps coconut cream 1 Tbsp coriander leaves Sauce - 1 coriander » Read More

How to Cook Vietnamese Beef and Lemongrass Skewers (Nem Lui Xa) – Asian BBQ Series

This is the second in my series of Asian BBQ Recipes developed around my 3-burner Ziggy barbecue unit, and it's adapted from Luke Nguyen's "Indochine". INGREDIENTS: (A) 600g minced beef 200g minced chicken 4 Tbsp minced garlic 1 Tbsp minced lemongrass 2 tsps sugar 1 tsp pepper 1 Tbsp fish sauce 1 tsp chicken » Read More

How to Make Soon Kueh aka Chai Kueh

Since when was Soon Kueh meant to be blue-coloured, I hear you ask. Well, since my friend Alexx of Facebook.com/MyBlueTeaAU sent me some blue butterfly flower (bunga telang) powder, a highly sought-after ingredient among serious Malaysian cooks who live outside of Southeast Asia. Thanks to Alexx’s efforts, you can now buy pure blue flower powder » Read More

How to Cook Vietnamese Grilled Beef Rolls – Asian BBQ Series

This is the first in my series of Asian Barbeque Recipes developed for the Ziggy barbeque, just in time for our upcoming Australian summer. Read below on how you can win one of two 2-burner Ziggy sets courtesy of Ziegler and Brown :) Vietnamese-Style Grilled Beef Rolls (Recipe adapted from Luke Nguyen's INDOCHINE) INGREDIENTS: (A) 10 » Read More

How to Make Har Gow

This broadcast was more of a recipe-testing session than a straight-out how-to, but it’s worth a reshare if for no other reason than to give comfort to those who have tried and failed at making dim sums. I’ve tweaked the recipe as follows, to accommodate some of the lessons learned from the session. Har Gow (Shrimp Dumplings) Adapted from » Read More

How to Make Sweet Potato Onde-Onde and Black Sesame Paste Dessert

Fair warning - the audio in this Live Asian Kitchen is badly out of sync. I only realised because I had to force myself to watch the replay so I could remember the ingredient amounts for these recipes (fun fact - I have a general phobia about watching myself on camera). Sweet Potato Onde-Onde INGREDIENTS: 200g steamed & mashed » Read More

Instant Pot vs Optimum PressureCook – A Comparison Study by Jackie M.

If you've been following my Live Asian Kitchen on Twitch , you will have seen me use the Optimum PressureCook in many of my cooking sessions. Thanks to my familiarity with the unit, I was recently commissioned by Prestige Home Appliances, the company that distributes the Optimum range of appliances, to do a comparison study of the » Read More