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 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”. Watch live video from JackieMFood on » 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 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 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

How to Cook Stingray Curry and Stuffed Eggplant

Before this “high priestess of Malaysian cuisine” gig, I was a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cisco Certified Network Administrator and a Certified Novell (“que?” - ask the millennials) Administrator. So far, the cause of the mid-stream dropout during my last broadcast could be any one of the following - faulty modem, faulty sim card, or » Read More

How to Make Curry Puffs (Air Fryer)

AKA #TelstraFail - Season 2, Episode 1 (Season 1 ended with a call from Telstra’s CEO’s team per updated on this blog post >> My Case Against Telstra — a third world service run by first class bullies A cautionary tale - when you sign up for a new Telstra service, don’t be fooled by the world-class reception you get at the Telstra store » Read More

Pressure-Cooked Lamb Shoulder | Chicken Curry

My life as an “influencer” involves testing out new kitchen appliances, so this time around, I figured I might as well do it Live On Air so my Twitch community could join in with suggestions on how to use them. (Yes, I’m getting engagement on my Twitch chat now. Think about my Live Asian Kitchen next time you’re in front of your TV yelling at your » Read More

How to Use Glutinous (Sticky) Rice – 2 Vegan Recipes

This was my second time using my new Optimum Induction Pressure-Cook Pro, and I wanted to see if it would allow me to skip the “soak for 8 hours before use” step that usually comes with sticky rice recipes. I cooked the sticky rice by adding a bit more water than you would for white rice, then set the pressure cooker on the “porridge” setting » Read More