How to Cook Cantonese Beef Noodles (Kon Chau Ngau Hor)

A glitch-free broadcast at last - save for the fact that my Twitch chat moderator lost track of the time and forgot to catch the show, so I had nobody to moderate the comments. Everybody in the chat room was very civil so no worries there, though to be honest I sometimes itch for a fight with trolls just to keep things interesting. It’s an » Read More

How to Make Hakka Pan Mee and Garlic Chilli Sauce

My second week on Twitch wrapped up with my first ever live in-studio guest - makeup artist extraordinaire Tania Strange - who had been trying to pressure Masterchef alumni Alvin Quah and myself to join her in a karaoke sing-off for years. Appearing on Twitch was, I guess, her consolation prize (or punishment, as may be the case). I knew very » Read More

How to Make Penang Hokkien Mee Paste & Crispy Fried Shallots

Twitch livestream #4 was a case of 2 steps forward, one step back. I introduced an overlay which helped clean up my screen layout, and also decided to zoom in the camera so my work area is cropped out and it doesn’t look like I’m broadcasting from the middle of a warzone. I also decided to switch back to my original microphone - remember the one » Read More

How to Make Penang Assam Laksa and Lai Fun (Rice Spaghetti)

Twitch broadcast #3 and yes, I know it looks like my studio suffered a bomb blast right before I went On Air. To be fair, I was just trying to follow advice to take it easy and make everything from scratch - live streaming on Twitch is all about inviting your buddies to virtually hang out with you in your kitchen, not, they say, a formal, » Read More

Laksa Nyonya Recipe from My TAFE NSW Masterclass Presentation

I know I’ve posted various iterations of this recipe in the past; this one has been adapted to reflect the steps and ingredients I used during the TAFE NSW Open Day Masterclass I ran last week. Serves 8 Laksa Nyonya Recipe INGREDIENTS: 2 cups onion, quartered 3/4 cup garlic cloves 4 inch galangal 4 inch turmeric 1 1/2 cm slice » Read More

How to Make Beef Meatballs

Asian (or more specifically, Chinese) meatballs are rated on how “bouncy” they are when you bite into them, so they’re very different to the meatballs you get at Ikea. The traditional way to make meatballs (ie. beef balls, pork balls, chicken balls, fish balls etc. etc.) is to mince the meat very finely, season it, add some tapioca or cornstarch, » Read More

How to Make Acar (Easy Recipe)

Acar (Easy Recipe) INGREDIENTS: ½ medium-sized cabbage, cut into ¾” widths 4 cucumbers, cored and julienned 3 carrots, julienned 2 cups peanuts, skin off, roasted, then crushed ¼ cup sesame seeds, roasted 1 ½ cups fried shallots (or 2 brown onions, peeled & quartered) ¼ cup dried garlic granules (or 4 cloves fresh » Read More

How to Cook Beef Rendang from My Malaysian Home State (Negeri Sembilan)

This is my stepmom’s recipe which is influenced by the beef rendang style of my home state of Negeri Sembilan, but with her own “Chinese” twist to it through the use of soya sauce. Beef Rendang Recipe INGREDIENTS: 500g beef, sliced 3 onions, peeled and quartered 6 dried chillies, boiled with water until soft 6 cloves garlic, » Read More

How to Make Sambal Ikan Bilis

Sambal Ikan Bilis Recipe INGREDIENTS: 2 large brown onions 1 cup chillies or ½ cup chilli paste 1 Tbsp minced lemongrass 2 tsp belacan powder (shrimp paste) - optional 2 tsp chicken stock granules 5 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp tamarind concentrate (amount varies depending on type) 4 Tbsp oil 2 cups dried anchovies - rinse, » Read More

How to Make Scallop-stuffed Meatballs

Scallop-stuffed Meatballs Recipe INGREDIENTS: 250g chicken mince 350g boneless fish fillets (Basa) ½ onion (or equivalent amount of dried onion) 1-2 Tbsps tapioca starch (or cornstarch) 1 Tbsp chicken powder 1 tsp pepper ½ cup scallops, cut in half, seasoned with pinch of pepper and chicken powder and drenched with tapioca » Read More