Winner Announcement – Froothie’s $1000 Appliance Giveaway

I am so happy to announce that we have a winner for the Froothie Giveaway from my Southeast Asian Live Cooking Series. Congratulations to Kathy Gilkes of Queensland, who’s won an Optimum Thermocook valued at $1000! Here’s a picture of the Thermocook that she shared on Facebook - Kathy has been busy and in her first day of using it, she’s » Read More

How to Make Malaysian Chicken Curry (Thermocook Method)

Here is the recipe and replay of Episode 2 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series - Recipe - Malaysian Chicken Curry INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 large onion 5 garlic cloves ½ inch knob ginger 1 stalk lemongrass, cut into 3-inch chunks 3 Tbsp Malaysian meat curry powder**, mixed to a paste with a little » Read More

How to Make Sambal Belacan and Serunding (Thermocook Method)

Here are the recipes and replay of Episode 1 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series - Recipe 1 - Sambal Belacan INGREDIENTS: 2 large onions 1 Tbsp chicken stock granules* 75 ml Fish sauce 2 Tbsp Belacan (shrimp paste) powder** 1 Tbsp crushed dried chillies 200g large red chillies 150 ml vegetable oil 2 » Read More

7VEN Messenger Bag – My Review

7VEN Messenger Bag by AlpakaGear.com Full disclosure - I'm friends with one of the founders of Alpaka Gear, so I was very fortunate to have been sent one of the prototypes of the 7VEN Messenger Bag, which I received earlier this week. The Kickstarter campaign for the bag only launched less than a day ago as I write this » Read More

How to Make Kaya (Thermocook)

This recipe will work in a Thermocook or a Thermomix using the same settings. (ps. you might know by now my recipes are based on my culinary philosophy of "agak-agak" or "guesstimating", so adapt as you see fit with similar kitchen appliances). For a non-appliance dependent recipe, please check out my previous post - How to Make Kaya » Read More

How to Cook Crab Bee Hoon

Full disclosure - I’ve never had this in Singapore; in fact my only exposure to Crab Bee Hoon has been on TV courtesy of Anthony Bourdain. I Googled it and found a version that’s basically a glorified fish head vermicelli recipe. I’m confident that’s NOT the same dish that Mr. Bourdain ate in Geylang, so this is my take on it after further research » Read More

How to Cook Fried Rice with 3 Types of Eggs

Fried rice is kind of a fridge clear-out type of dish for me, rather than something I plan ahead of time. The ingredients in this particular recipe, I guess, will give you an insight into what my Asian pantry/fridge contains - salted eggs, century eggs, salted fish, leftover boiled rice, that sort of stuff :) Don’t despair if you don’t have » Read More

Jackie M and Baby Noah #NeverStandStill

Here's a glimpse into my life as a Malaysian food ambassador and Mom to my Down Syndrome child baby Noah. Thanks to Lenovo Australia & NZ for helping me capture this footage and share with you some of my daily inspiration and what makes me #NeverStandStill. Also, if you missed my social media announcement, I've been nominated for the » Read More

How to Make Sago Gula Melaka

Tapioca and Sago Pearls (30 Days 30 Asian Ingredients Series Day 30) In this Live broadcast I talk about sago pearls and tapioca pearls and also make a popular dessert called Gula Melaka, which consists of sago or tapioca pearls served with gula melaka (Malaysian palm sugar) and coconut sauce. Sago Gula Melaka Recipe For the sago pearls » Read More

Yoga Home 500 Review

Some of you might know that once upon a time, before the “food thing”, I used to be an IT consultant. I was an MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Administrator) and CNA (Certified Novell Administrator) and did contract work in Sydney and London for some 7+ years. Back in late 2014, baby Noah broke my » Read More