How to Make Nasi Ulam Penang

Print PDF Recipe by Hotel Jen, Penang One of the Hotel Jen recipes that didn't make it into our video series during my recent trip there was Nasi Ulam, a herbed rice salad dish. Nasi Ulam wasn't something I was familiar with growing up in the southern part of the Malaysian peninsula, but it is popular in a variety of forms in Indonesia, » Read More

Uncle Jim Malaysian Kitchen, Mosman

Print PDF Considering how I live and breathe Malaysian food you could be forgiven if you thought that’s all I eat, round-the-clock. Fact of the matter is, precisely because I cook Malaysian food for a living, I rarely have any motivation to seek out Malaysian restaurants on my days off here in Sydney (it’s a different matter when I’m in Malaysia - » Read More

How to Make Popiah

Print PDF Recipe by Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur I knew when I shared the Curry Laksa recipe in my last post that it would be just a matter of time before those who watched the accompanying Hangout-on-Air started asking for the Popiah recipe as well >> Click to watch my Popiah and Curry Laksa Hangout-on-Air » Read More

How to Make Curry Laksa

Print PDF Recipe by Grand Hyatt Hotel Kuala Lumpur I've talked at length about the different varieties of Laksa in Malaysia and posted videos and Hangouts and recipes to cover some of them.  Clearly there's no such thing as too many laksa recipes because I've been asked by some of you to share the one for the Curry Laksa featured in one of my » Read More

How to Cook Blackfish with Curry Sauce

Print PDF This is a segment that appeared on Hooked and Fish & Hunt Australia last season - I cooked a blackfish caught by Dave Butfield using a store-bought Malaysian curry paste; the idea being that if you're out fishing and camping, you probably don't want to lug around huge amounts of fresh ingredients and utensils nor spend too much time » Read More

How to Prepare Ikan Bilis (Dried Anchovies)

Print PDF I remember when Delia Smith's cookbook came out back in the day and the scorn she received (in my household, to be fair) for her "How to Boil an Egg" tutorial - as we collectively ranted about its perceived redundancy - who doesn't know how to boil an egg?! Well, call this culinary karma if you will, but I've been compelled to produce » Read More

Recipe – Sarawak Empurau Fish

Print PDF The team at Four Points by Sheraton Kuching had pulled out all the stops to make our stay as comfortable as possible. As an example, although we arrived a couple of hours late due to flight delays, the entire marketing team along with Chef Liou were waiting to greet us as we pulled up at the entrance. This hospitality was displayed » Read More

Recipe – Sarawak Midin Salad with Dried Shrimp

Print PDF Preamble Even before we started filming the pilot of Asia: Food.Travel.Mystery, my collaborator and co-executive producer Robb Demarest and I had planned to scout out locations in Borneo - it has all the right mixes for our series  with its unique food, off-the-beaten-path travel and its intriguing and sometimes mysterious cultures. We » Read More

Travel Diary Sabah (Part 2)

Print PDF It was late by the time our transport pulled up to the Ocean Wing lobby of Shangri-la Rasa Ria where our arrival was greeted with the sound of traditional gongs. There are 2 Shangri-la resorts in KK, and Rasa Ria is the secluded one 45 minutes out of town. It also has its own Orang Utan sanctuary. The Shangri-la brand is known for its » Read More

Travel Diary Sabah (Part 1) – Seafood

Print PDF I’d never been to Borneo, but at the end of nearly 3 weeks of gruelling filming for our Asia: Food | Travel | Mystery pilot last year, my co-presenter and co-executive producer Robb Demarest and I made a quick trip over to Sabah for 2 days. We knew there was a lot of interest in Sabah and Sarawak as locations for the show, based » Read More