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

Asian Ingredients – Asam Pedas Paste, Asam Laksa Paste, Hoi Sin Sauce

In this Live broadcast, I talked about 2 new products from my friend Aziz Shukor’s company, Halal Enterprises - the Won Won Brand Asam Pedas Paste and Penang Asam Laksa Paste. I also talk about hoi sin sauce and the different brands to keep an eye out for next time you go Asian grocery shopping. If you’re interested in the Won Won Penang » Read More

How to Cook Stir-Fried Asian Vegetables

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #8 - Stir-Fried Asian Vegetables INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch kailan aka Chinese broccoli or any Asian greens, cleaned and cut into 3-inch lengths 3 tsps minced garlic 3 slices ginger (optional) 1 Tbsp Shaoxing cooking wine (optional) 1 Tbsp oil 2 Tbsps oyster Sauce 1 tsp soya Sauce 1 Tbsp tapioca » Read More

How to Make Mixed Berry Compote and Coconut Ice Cream

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #3 - Mixed Berry Compote and Coconut Ice Cream *Mixed Berry Compote Recipe INGREDIENTS: 1 cup each of any 3 types of berries ¼ cup honey or brown sugar 3 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp lemon juice METHOD: Combine butter and honey in frying pan and heat. Add berries and lemon juice and stir gently for 2 » Read More