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 Cook Malaysian Chicken Curry & Vegetarian Curry Puffs

Someone on Facebook posted about Married At First Sight the other day, and I commented that reality television is anything but real (I’m not generally known to butt into discussions about shows I’ve never watched, by the way). After this Twitch.tv broadcast I came to the conclusion that my livestreams are in fact the new “reality television”. I » 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 Cook Rice Noodles with Silky Egg Sauce

My first ever Twitch broadcast! Apologies for the audio issues (esp. the dead silence in the middle) - I’d actually had everything set up to go but switched to a different type of microphone at the eleventh hour because of construction noise outside and in the process I overlooked some configurations. This particular noodle dish comes in a » Read More

How to Cook Crab with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce – Chinese New Year Recipe

I mentioned during the broadcast that I was missing a couple of ingredients and I also skipped a step at the end, but the recipe here reflects the “unadulterated” version. Crab with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce Recipe INGREDIENTS: 1kg crab pieces 1 egg 3 Tbsp tapioca starch Oil for deep-frying Yolks from 3 salted eggs, cooked 1 » 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 Cook Crispy Shredded Beef or Chicken Peking-Style

Crispy Shredded Beef or Chicken Peking-Style Recipe INGREDIENTS: 500g chicken breast or beef cut into thin strips 1 egg ½ cup tapioca starch 1 tsp salt 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce 2 Tbsp tomato ketchup 2-3 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar 3 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional) ¼ cup carrot cut into long, thin shreds 3 » Read More

How to Cook Malaysian Soft-Boiled Eggs

Malaysian soft-boiled eggs are distinct from regular soft-boiled eggs in that the egg whites are soft and gelatinous, and you can’t achieve that by boiling your eggs. Most top-ranking recipe bloggers seem oblivious to this fact, from what I can see on their websites. These eggs are traditionally served with a dash of white pepper and soya sauce, » Read More