How to Make Hakka Lo Pek Pan (Hakka Radish Cake)

I sometimes feel sorry for those not born into the culture trying to learn all the nuances of Chinese food. It’s hard enough trying to wrap your head around the topic, let alone recognise all the different iterations of specific dishes by different Chinese dialect groups. Radish cake is one such example; the Cantonese version found at yum cha » Read More

How to Make Yee Chai Peng (Ear Biscuits)

Yee Chai Peng (Cantonese for “ear biscuits”) were these intriguing spiral-patterned, curved fried pastries from my childhood in Malaysia, which were crunchy, slightly sweet and yet savoury. The only ones I ever ate were factory-made; this wasn’t one of those things that you would find people making fresh at home or at their street stall - certainly » Read More

How to Make Savoury Taro Cake (Wu Tao Ko)

Savoury Taro Cake (Wu Tao Ko in Cantonese) was a breakfast snack that I remember being sold alongside Chee Cheong Fun (steamed rice noodle rolls) back in my hometown of Seremban in Malaysia. My parents would typically order a small share plate of it from the hawker stall at breakfast, and it was served steamed (not pan-fried like what you get at » Read More

How to Make Jackie M’s XXO Sauce

I remember when XO sauce started popping up in Chinatown menus as an option for your stir-fried Chinese dishes a couple of decades ago, and thinking it must refer to cognac. I eventually learned that it was in fact a condiment made with dried scallops, an ingredient that’s expensive enough that it would deter me from ever entertaining the thought » Read More

How to Make Curry Laksa (aka Curry Mee) – Cooking Class Recipe

I was invited to do a demonstration cooking class at Kogarah Community Services yesterday, where I made a curry laksa (aka curry mee if you’re from Penang) based on a recipe originally supplied by the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. (By the way, I enjoyed the session enough that I’m currently open to offers to do more of these workshops, so » Read More

How to Cook Chicken Bak Kut Teh (Chik Kut Teh)

I’ve had an aversion to pork since I was a kid, so I have no recollection of ever having eaten Bak Kut Teh (BKT), which is traditionally made using pork spare ribs. The smell of BKT is quite unmistakable however, and hard to avoid if you grew up in Malaysia or Singapore. Since I knew how it’s meant to smell, I felt vaguely confident going into this » Read More

How to Make Vietnamese Banh Xeo and Bo La Lot

I had just come away from what was the best tasting Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Pancake) I’d ever had, at Ngoc An Restaurant in Cabramatta, so I was inspired to attempt it in this broadcast. The two standout features of the dish from Ngoc An were that it was extra crispy, and had a dominant coconut flavour. This first attempt sadly replicated neither, » Read More

Live Asian Kitchen Recipe Links 2

Here are more links to previously posted recipes for the following recent Twitch broadcasts -   How to Cook Laksa Nyonya with Sui Gow Dumplings Click here for the Laksa Nyonya recipe >> http://jackiem.com.au/2017/01/23/laksa-nyonya-recipe-from-my-tafe-nsw-masterclass-presentation/ Click here for the Sui Gow recipe >> » Read More

Jackie M’s Twitch Live Asian Kitchen Update 3

Never a dull moment on Twitch, where I broadcast my Live Asian Kitchen, and that’s how I like it. They introduced a new feature which allows me to add past broadcasts to a playlist on my channel, so I’ve been taking full advantage of it. Now, when you visit www.JackieM.Live when I’m not livestreaming, you are more likely to see a replay of a past » Read More

How to Cook Chilli Scampi and Congee

I struggle with dead air when I’m doing a live cooking broadcast; it’s probably because I started out doing cooking demonstrations in front of live audiences where you’re EXPECTED to talk right through your presentation. When I run out of questions from my Twitch audience, I ramble. In this instance I talked about baby Noah and his time in the » Read More