How to Make Kelantan Nasi Kerabu – Part 1 of 4

It’s taken me nearly four years since my first live video on this herbed rice banquet to finally put pen to paper (keyboard to website, whatevs) and publish the recipes for it. Here’s the highlights video from the original broadcast, streamed from The Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur (click on video to watch) >> I’m vaguely aware of at » Read More

How to Make Cassava Cake and Fried Bananas

#TelstraFail Season 2, Episode 3 So right after my  6-dropout broadcast, I called the Westfield Miranda Telstra store where I’d signed up for the service days earlier.  Explained the symptoms to the woman on the phone, who responded - no worries, just bring it back in we can run some tests on it here since you signed up less than 30 » Read More

How to Cook Stingray Curry and Stuffed Eggplant

Before this “high priestess of Malaysian cuisine” gig, I was a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cisco Certified Network Administrator and a Certified Novell (“que?” - ask the millennials) Administrator. So far, the cause of the mid-stream dropout during my last broadcast could be any one of the following - faulty modem, faulty sim card, or » Read More

How to Make Curry Puffs (Air Fryer)

AKA #TelstraFail - Season 2, Episode 1 (Season 1 ended with a call from Telstra’s CEO’s team per updated on this blog post >> My Case Against Telstra — a third world service run by first class bullies A cautionary tale - when you sign up for a new Telstra service, don’t be fooled by the world-class reception you get at the Telstra store » Read More

How to Make Laksam

No, it’s not a typo - Laksam is indeed a different dish to the (I would hope) universally-known Laksa. I could be totally off the mark but I think I read somewhere that the etymology of the word is “laksa” plus “asam”, in other words, sour laksa. Having said that, the defining feature of Laksam is the use of steamed rice flour rolls instead of » Read More

How to Cook Singapore Chilli Crab

I’m reminded it’s been a week since I bought the two backup sim cards and neither of them are activated yet. One’s the wrong size for the modem it came with, and the other has had its activation delayed thanks to problems at the reseller’s end. I’m not freaking out so far but I probably should start drafting the inevitable blog post complaining » Read More

How to Make Fresh Rice Noodles (Hor Fun)

In the broadcast I experimented with a higher ratio of tapioca flour; I wasn’t entirely happy with it, so here’s the tweaked version. Fresh Rice Noodles Recipe INGREDIENTS: 150g rice flour 2 Tbps tapioca flour 2 Tbsps wheat starch 500ml water 1 Tbsp oil ½ tsp salt Oil for brushing *You will need - steamer, suitable » Read More

How to Cut and Serve Pineapple – Asian-style

Back in the day in Malaysia, my parents used to be hawkers, and one of the things they sold was fresh cut fruit. Here’s my live broadcast at Facebook.com/JackieMFood showing you how the pineapple would be cut, and also the kind of dip that was served with it.          » Read More

How to Make Mango Ice Cream

This recipe will work with a Thermocook or Thermomix, but you can produce the same results manually in the absence of either. Mango Ice Cream Recipe INGREDIENTS: 600g double cream OR coconut cream 3 eggs 120g honey 400g mango flesh ½ tsp salt METHOD: Combine all ingredients and blend in Thermocook (or blender) at » Read More

How to Make Fish Paste (Easy Recipe)

This recipe is great for those who find the thought of attempting your own fish paste (used for fish balls, stuffed tofu & vegetables, fish cakes etc. etc.) daunting because of the cost and time involved. I’m using cheap Basa fillets which I found in the freezer section of my local Aldi supermarket, combined with lean chicken mince. Thanks to » Read More