How to Make Hakka Pan Mee and Garlic Chilli Sauce

My second week on Twitch wrapped up with my first ever live in-studio guest - makeup artist extraordinaire Tania Strange - who had been trying to pressure Masterchef alumni Alvin Quah and myself to join her in a karaoke sing-off for years. Appearing on Twitch was, I guess, her consolation prize (or punishment, as may be the case). I knew very » Read More

How to Cook Malaysian Chicken Curry & Vegetarian Curry Puffs

Someone on Facebook posted about Married At First Sight the other day, and I commented that reality television is anything but real (I’m not generally known to butt into discussions about shows I’ve never watched, by the way). After this Twitch.tv broadcast I came to the conclusion that my livestreams are in fact the new “reality television”. I » Read More

How to Make Penang Hokkien Mee Paste & Crispy Fried Shallots

Twitch livestream #4 was a case of 2 steps forward, one step back. I introduced an overlay which helped clean up my screen layout, and also decided to zoom in the camera so my work area is cropped out and it doesn’t look like I’m broadcasting from the middle of a warzone. I also decided to switch back to my original microphone - remember the one » Read More

How to Cook Wonton Noodles and Chicken Char Siew, Plus My First Twitch Troll

My second Twitch.tv livestream covered one of the more popular menu items from my Orange Grove Market days - wonton (aka sui gow) noodles with chicken char siew - I’m still tweaking my broadcasts, so I appreciate your patience re: screen layouts, audio, etc. etc. You’ll notice in this second livestream that I’ve tried to make it more » Read More

How to Cook Crab with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce – Chinese New Year Recipe

I mentioned during the broadcast that I was missing a couple of ingredients and I also skipped a step at the end, but the recipe here reflects the “unadulterated” version. Crab with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce Recipe INGREDIENTS: 1kg crab pieces 1 egg 3 Tbsp tapioca starch Oil for deep-frying Yolks from 3 salted eggs, cooked 1 » Read More

10-Day Pacific Islands Cruise – Carnival Legend

When the Inner West Mums Facebook group told me they’d raised enough money to send me and Noah on a “short break” I had no idea it’d be as extravagant as a 10-day Pacific Islands cruise. The closest I’d gotten to joining a cruise was when I was approached by another cruise line a couple of years prior about doing a TV commercial for them. Their » 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 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