How to Cook Beef Noodle Soup

Most people are familiar with Vietnamese Beef Pho, but what’s less well-known is that we similarly grew up with our own version of beef noodle soup back in Malaysia. I sort of split the difference in this broadcast where I retained the use of hearty chunks of beef brisket found in the Malaysian version, but seasoned the soup with some of the » Read More

How to Make Kerisik and Chicken Rendang

Much like cereal prawns, an overwhelming number of online searches for “kerisik” yield misinformed recipes (what I like to call Fake Food News) for this Malaysian rendang ingredient. For the last time, kerisik is not toasted desiccated coconut; it’s roasted creamed coconut, sometimes called “coconut butter”. Kerisik INGREDIENT: Block of » Read More

How to Cook Cereal Prawns, Kaya and Pisang Goreng

Cereal prawns is one of those dishes that emerged on the Malaysian food scene AFTER I moved to Australia back in 1984, so I never got to try it growing up. That didn’t stop me putting it on my Concord restaurant menu back in the day, however, so I set off to learn the recipe the same way most people in this day and age do - I googled it. Most » Read More

How to Cook Thin Egg Noodles 2 Different Ways

This post was originally written to correlate with a different broadcast covering crispy noodles and fried wontons, and it contained the corresponding video embedded from Twitch. I found out a couple of weeks ago that Twitch videos are automatically archived after 2 months, which meant the original video would have been non-playable after that » Read More

How to Make Chilli Pan Mee and Butter Prawns

Despite being Hakka I’d only ever had Hakka Pan Mee in a broth; this was my first attempt serving it “dry-style”, which involved using the same dough recipe from the soup version which I’d previously shared, but this time cut into thin strips as opposed to pappardelle-style. I was also going in blind with this since I’d never had it, and frankly » Read More

How to Cook Char Kway Teow

More than a few people over the years have been horrified to learn that I freely share all my recipes with the world. The reasons I do so can be boiled down to my belief that 1) there’s nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9) 2) there’s a lot more that goes into running a business than knowing how to cook 3) people like the idea of cooking » Read More

How to Make Curry Laksa with Stuffed Vegies

This curry laksa recipe (minor tweaks notwithstanding) is courtesy of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, where the production crew and I stayed during our Street Eats Journey shoot in 2014. Curry Laksa INGREDIENTS: For the soup – 2 onions, pureed 10 cloves garlic, minced 250 fresh big chillies, blended 50g dried shrimp, soaked and » Read More

How to Make Rice Noodles (for Vietnamese Banh Cuon)

I didn't set out to make Vietnamese Banh Cuon but I was hoping to test out different rice noodle recipes in this broadcast to see how they turned out texturally with different ratios of tapioca flour to rice flour in the batter. As it turned out, the one for Banh Cuon was my favourite, hence the title of this post. A third recipe called for a » Read More

Malaysian Recipe Links – Twitch Broadcasts

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve run Twitch broadcasts based on dishes I’ve previously posted here on this blog. Instead of rewriting the recipes for each of them, I figured I might share the links to the original posts here, for your reference >> Hakka Yong Tau Foo Click here for the Hakka Yong Tau Foo » Read More

How to Make Fish Head Noodles and Crispy Skin Chicken

Well, some light relief after all that #TelstraFail saga; this was the Battle of the Bots episode. If you engage with me on the Chat at Twitch, you might have noticed a third party bot (ie. automated software) called RevloBot that intermittently posts links for people to check out how many points they have acquired based on their view » Read More