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

Curry Powder and Curried Maggi Noodles (30 Days 30 Asian Ingredients Series Day 24)

I get the feeling that many Australians who like Asian food mistakenly believe their Asian immigrant neighbours are automatically badass cooks. I can’t speak for all Asian countries but I know for a fact that growing up in Malaysia most of us didn’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen (well, I did, but that’s because I was close to my stepmom and » Read More

Street Food Recommendations For Your Next Trip to Malaysia

I regularly get asked about eating recommendations in Malaysia and last week was no exception. My journalist friend Steph emailed me to say she was planning to travel through Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Ipoh and Penang (among other places) in May and asked if I could suggest people and food she should look up. She will be travelling alone and is » Read More

How to Make Laksa (Thermomix)

In episode 3 of our weekly webcast, Zona and I reinterpret my Laksa Nyonya recipe for the Thermomix. Here’s a recording of the workshop (made using the webcam from my Yoga 900 that was running simultaneously during the Periscope session) - If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for my Thermomix mailing list at www.jackiem.com.au/thermomix » Read More