How to Cook Mud Crab with Ginger & Shallots & Noodles

In this broadcast, I cooked a popular Cantonese-style crab dish, with some minor tweaks to accommodate what I had in my pantry - ie. dried pho noodles and seafood stock. Mud Crab with Ginger, Shallots & Noodles Recipe INGREDIENTS: 2 mud crabs, cut into pieces (approx 1 ½ kg) 2 eggs 2 Tbsp tapioca flour (or cornflour) Oil for » Read More

Asian Ingredients – Asam Pedas Paste, Asam Laksa Paste, Hoi Sin Sauce

In this Live broadcast, I talked about 2 new products from my friend Aziz Shukor’s company, Halal Enterprises - the Won Won Brand Asam Pedas Paste and Penang Asam Laksa Paste. I also talk about hoi sin sauce and the different brands to keep an eye out for next time you go Asian grocery shopping. If you’re interested in the Won Won Penang » Read More

How to Make Chilli and Eggplant Relish

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #2 - Chilli and Eggplant Relish Chilli and Eggplant Relish Recipe INGREDIENTS: 1/2 eggplant 5 banana chillies 6 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp salt 3 Tbsp olive oil METHOD: Prick surface of eggplant with a fork, then roast along with chillies for 40 minutes at 230°C. Remove skin on all vegetables » Read More

How to Make Sweet Potato Doughnuts (Kuih Keria)

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #1 INGREDIENTS: For the dough - 500g purple sweet potato, cut into chunks, steamed and peeled ½ tsp salt 4 Tbsp plain flour 1 Tbsp tapioca flour Sugar syrup - 5 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp water Oil for deep-frying METHOD: Combine dough ingredients in mixer and knead for 1 minute at » Read More

Thermocook vs Thermomix – A Comparison

I don’t think there’s any doubt the Thermomix is like the Mercedes Benz of kitchen aids; it works beautifully and having one in your kitchen is a bit of a status symbol (admit it). Yet with a slew of similar kitchen aids emerging in recent times, and as the only person I know who owns both a Thermomix TM5 AND a competing product, an Optimum » Read More

Introducing TeebTV – A Regional “Netflix-for-Indies”

Back in late June, I made an announcement about my appointment as a co-founder of TeebTV.com, a "Netflix-for-Indies" startup based in Indonesia and Malaysia. Ever since then, I've been inundated with messages regarding my original post, so I've decided to compile a quick introduction and to clarify some common misunderstandings about TeebTV. What » Read More

How to Cook Fried Rice with 3 Types of Eggs

Fried rice is kind of a fridge clear-out type of dish for me, rather than something I plan ahead of time. The ingredients in this particular recipe, I guess, will give you an insight into what my Asian pantry/fridge contains - salted eggs, century eggs, salted fish, leftover boiled rice, that sort of stuff :) Don’t despair if you don’t have » Read More

Jackie M TeebTV Announcement

I’m the (newly-appointed) co-founder of an Indonesian-Malaysian Netflix-for-Indies startup called TeebTV and there’s an opportunity if you’re a content creator, to get your work added to our library and in front of our audience. We’re looking for the following in all genres – short films, music videos, animation, feature films and TV shows. Our » Read More

Spiral Curry Puffs using a Thermomix

One of the benefits of making dough in the Thermomix, for me, is its ability to handle small-ish batches and also contain the flour and other ingredients within its closed system during kneading. It means you don't end up with your kitchen bench covered with flour, which was always a source of annoyance with my old Kenwood. This recipe will yield » Read More

Seremban Girl and Memories of Malaysia

A couple of years ago someone in a Malaysian Facebook Group posted a link to SerembanGirl.com - a blog they'd stumbled upon, and which they'd enjoyed reading (well I think they did). They were wondering if anyone knew who the owner was. It occurred to me then that I should probably edit the Seremban Girl About Me page to include references to my » Read More