How to Cook Sabah Rice Wine Chicken (Ayam Lihing)

Ayam Lihing is a Kadazan Sabah dish that uses chicken and local rice wine; Chef Elroy from Shangri-La Tanjung Aru in Kota Kinabalu shows me how easy it is to prepare. This is the first in a series of 3 Kadazan Sabah dishes I learned during my recent trip to Borneo. One interesting point of difference I picked up which was confirmed by Chef Elroy » Read More

How to Make Chicken Lorbak (Loh Bak)

Lorbak (aka Loh Bak) is a delicious Nyonya meat roll from Penang that's served with two different types of sauces. Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort's Chef Chai showed me how this is made in this live cooking lesson held recently for guests of the hotel. INGREDIENTS: 1.2 kg Chicken thigh fillets, sliced into thin strips 200 g Turnip (yam bean » Read More

How to Cook Jackie M Prawns – Fish & Hunt Australia

Back in my Concord restaurant days one of the most popular menu items was my Butter Soft-shell Crab - a dish I made up based on various interpretations of the Malaysian butter sauce (not to be confused with the sauce in Indian butter chicken) craze that was taking over restaurant menus in Malaysia. I say “made up” because this “butter sauce” thing » Read More

How to Cook Sambal Prawns – Everyday Gourmet TV

This is my Sambal Prawns recipe from my recent segment on Channel Ten's Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield. Keep an eye out for my other upcoming appearances featuring more Malaysian dishes. INGREDIENTS: 12 large prawns (shell on) 4 tbsp tapioca flour 2 egg whites, whisked 3 cups cooking oil Fresh coriander, to garnish Sauce- 3 » Read More

Travel Diary – Kampung Baru, KL (Part 2)

Print PDF I receive my itinerary from the tour designer, Diana, a couple of days before I leave Sydney. Right away, I spot a familiar name in the document. My tour guide is going to be Mr. Shaukani Abbas, who is a mutual Facebook friend of Aspaliza. I’d been hanging out with Aspaliza every trip back home in the last year. What a small world, » Read More

How to Cook Beef Rendang

Print PDF A no-fuss beef rendang recipe for the busy, modern cook. If you use pre-minced lemongrass and garlic like I do, you don’t even need to pull out your food processor or mortar and pestle. (A lot of my recipes are like that - I cook in commercial quantities for my business so I use shortcuts where possible.) And it works - I should know. » Read More

How About Malaysia?

Print PDF Have you ever visited Malaysia? Thought about it, maybe? I’ve talked to lots of Aussies at my food stalls over the years. (Contrary to perception I am occasionally approachable. It has been known to happen.) More than a handful have been to Malaysia. They were there because of work. Or they were transiting elsewhere. Or they » Read More

Malaysian Cooking – What Ingredients Do You Need?

Print PDF Find out in my 9-minute video below ;) Just to put some context into this, I spent minutes trawling through my pantry for ingredients I had on hand, I didn't spend months writing a thesis, interviewing experts, drawing up definitive lists or  stocking up for this video. In other words, if I missed your favourite ingredient, don't be » Read More

Nasi Lemak Roast Lamb

Print PDF I'm playing around with embedded social media posts. This is one from my Google+ page. Which is a link to a Yahoo.com publication of my recipe. Then I'll probably share this out again across my social media platforms. It's like an Internet Russian Doll.   » Read More

Jackie M’s Sarawak Travel Diary

Print PDF I’ve had at least 2 people tell me they've been enjoying my travel posts – 3 if you count #babyNoah (alright, he didn’t actually say it but I could tell) – and this has been enough to spur me into action. I plan on compiling them from now on as video content for my YouTube channel. First up – Kuching, Sarawak – and to fill in the » Read More