How to Make Seremban Hakka Noodles (Non-Pork Version)

My aversion to pork means I’ve rarely explored the cuisine of my own Hakka heritage, which seems to be dominated by pork dishes. This is one such example, made famous by a stall in my hometown of Seremban, hence its name - Seremban Hakka Noodles. Since I don’t eat pork, I’ve never actually eaten it. I’m not exactly going in blind however; I » Read More

How to Make Mah Chee aka Chi Pa

I knew this Malaysian childhood snack as Mah Chee, though it’s entirely possible I had the name wrong my whole life; such is the lot of an entire generation of fluent but illiterate Chinese speakers who grew up in Malaysia. The cookbook from which this recipe was extracted (Agnes Chang’s Hawkers’ Delights) calls it “Chi Pa”. Watch live video » Read More

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 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 Crispy Noodles and Fried Sui Gow

There are a number of variations with this dish; in this broadcast I used fresh thin wonton noodles that look like they’ve been drenched with flour (available in the refrigerated section of Asian grocery stores). The sauce in this recipe is closer to what you’ll get when ordering crispy noodles (aka Crispy Noodles with Combination Seafood etc.) in » 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

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

How to Make Cassava Cake and Fried Bananas

#TelstraFail Season 2, Episode 3 So right after my  6-dropout broadcast, I called the Westfield Miranda Telstra store where I’d signed up for the service days earlier.  Explained the symptoms to the woman on the phone, who responded - no worries, just bring it back in we can run some tests on it here since you signed up less than 30 » Read More

How to Make Laksa Paste and Rendang Curry Paste

#TelstraFail - Season 2, Episode 2 In Episode 1 of Season 2, I signed up for a new Telstra service because of my burgeoning need for more livestreaming data. Since then, my connection has dropped out mid-stream each time I’ve connected to the Netgear Nighthawk M1 modem that comes with it. In the Live Asian Kitchen preceding this one, I wanted » Read More