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

What’s the deal with Palm Oil?

Print PDF Anyone who watches me do my thing at the markets would know I use this strange orange-coloured oil in my cooking. In case you’re wondering, it is palm fruit oil supplied by Carotino, a Malaysian-owned company. There’s a lot of debate about palm oil production and also the use of palm oil in cooking, and a quick google search » Read More

Who is Baby Noah?

I was recently approached about having baby Noah’s story featured online and to that end I was asked to provide a spiel to accompany his photos. Although I mostly post personal stories at my other blog - www.SerembanGirl.com - I thought I might reshare this here since Noah is such an integral part of my business. Some of you have followed » Read More

How to Make Satay Kajang – Street Eats Journey 2

Print PDF Satay Kajang is one of Kuala Lumpur's most iconic dishes and one of those food items loved equally by locals and tourists. I remember growing up in Malaysia that my parents would always detour to the famous town of Kajang every time we made a day trip to the big city of Kuala Lumpur 40 miles from my Seremban hometown. We would order » Read More

Travel Diary (Part 8) – Belum Rainforest Resort

Print PDF Day 5 and it’s time to leave Sukasuka with a lifetime of memories. If you've followed this series from the start you might remember the story Pak Aziz had relayed about the Western tourists' encounter with the old Indian rubber tapper. They had come to this part of the world with a set of preconceived notions - in that particular » Read More