Travel Diary Kuala Lumpur – Chinatown (Part 2)

Chinatown Every time I travel to Malaysia, I need to run some errands on arrival – get myself a local sim card, buy some Malaysian currency, and hunt down and stock up on mango lassi (the only thing baby Noah will drink and his main source of sustenance since he doesn’t eat very much). Because of my late arrival last night I didn’t get the chance » Read More

How to Prepare Dried Shrimp

Print PDF Dried shrimp is one of those ubiquitous ingredients in Malaysian and Southeast Asian cooking, but one that a lot of Westerners aren't perhaps familiar with. It's shrimp that's been sun-dried and shrunk and is readily available at wet markets in Southeast Asia, and in Asian grocery stores pretty much everywhere. It's used in many » Read More

How to Prepare Ikan Bilis (Dried Anchovies)

Print PDF I remember when Delia Smith's cookbook came out back in the day and the scorn she received (in my household, to be fair) for her "How to Boil an Egg" tutorial - as we collectively ranted about its perceived redundancy - who doesn't know how to boil an egg?! Well, call this culinary karma if you will, but I've been compelled to produce » Read More

How to Make Roti Canai

Print PDF Roti Canai is seen as a bit of a dark art, and there is quite a bit of speculation as to what makes the dough stretchy, but if you’re lucky to get a mamak to reveal the recipe, he’d tell you it’s basically just flour, water and salt. All the other ingredients in my recipe are really there for flavour rather than to help with the » Read More

World’s Greatest Malaysian Cooking Masterclasses

Print PDF These are authentic, real, NOT FAKE, feedback about my most recent Malaysian cooking Masterclasses -  "YOUR DA BEST!!!!" - Tom B Lee Bu, Professor Emeritus, English Literature, Oxford. "That Pad Thai Masterclass was incredible. Thanks for bringing me closer to mastering Malaysian food!" - Nigel, food blogger at pretentiouslicious.com » Read More

Malaysian Cooking – What Ingredients Do You Need?

Print PDF Find out in my 9-minute video below ;) Just to put some context into this, I spent minutes trawling through my pantry for ingredients I had on hand, I didn't spend months writing a thesis, interviewing experts, drawing up definitive lists or  stocking up for this video. In other words, if I missed your favourite ingredient, don't be » Read More

How to Cook Penang Kapitan Chicken Curry

Print PDF Kapitan Chicken Curry is one of the more popular dishes in my range of frozen Prepared Meals, but as anyone who's watched any of the cooking videos on my YouTube Channel would know, I'm a big believer in shortcuts; I'm the first to admit a lot of liberties are taken with my recipes. When I was in Penang, I had the opportunity to » Read More

Wok Passion @ Lane Cove

I have to admit I view eateries that cover more than one cuisine type with a healthy dose of scepticism – the old “Jack of all trades, master of none” figure of speech pops up in my cynical head when I see hyphens deployed on restaurant signs. This kind of thinking pretty much assured that I would never have checked out Wok Passion – » Read More

Malaysian Cooking De-Mystified on My YouTube Channel

Print PDF More than a year after I closed my Malaysian restaurant, and even after disconnecting my landlines and cancelling all call redirection services, I still get tracked down by determined diners trying to make table reservations. I also get a lot of enquiries about cooking classes – thanks to my busy schedule however, they’re » Read More

Ramadan Around Malaysia – My Google Hangouts-On-Air

Print PDF I’m almost scared to announce this for fear of jinxing these Live Broadcasts but here it goes! After a 3 months+ enforced hiatus from my weekly Google Hangouts-On-Air thanks to my relocation nightmare that included a failed internet service restore, I’m back in the game with a vengeance. I’m running a series of 8 Ramadan-themed » Read More