How to Make Soon Kueh aka Chai Kueh

Since when was Soon Kueh meant to be blue-coloured, I hear you ask. Well, since my friend Alexx of Facebook.com/MyBlueTeaAU sent me some blue butterfly flower (bunga telang) powder, a highly sought-after ingredient among serious Malaysian cooks who live outside of Southeast Asia. Thanks to Alexx’s efforts, you can now buy pure blue flower powder » Read More

How to Cook Vietnamese Grilled Beef Rolls – Asian BBQ Series

This is the first in my series of Asian Barbeque Recipes developed for the Ziggy barbeque, just in time for our upcoming Australian summer. Read below on how you can win one of two 2-burner Ziggy sets courtesy of Ziegler and Brown :) Vietnamese-Style Grilled Beef Rolls (Recipe adapted from Luke Nguyen's INDOCHINE) INGREDIENTS: (A) 10 » Read More

How to Make Har Gow

This broadcast was more of a recipe-testing session than a straight-out how-to, but it’s worth a reshare if for no other reason than to give comfort to those who have tried and failed at making dim sums. I’ve tweaked the recipe as follows, to accommodate some of the lessons learned from the session. Har Gow (Shrimp Dumplings) Adapted from » Read More

How to Make Sweet Potato Onde-Onde and Black Sesame Paste Dessert

Fair warning - the audio in this Live Asian Kitchen is badly out of sync. I only realised because I had to force myself to watch the replay so I could remember the ingredient amounts for these recipes (fun fact - I have a general phobia about watching myself on camera). Sweet Potato Onde-Onde INGREDIENTS: 200g steamed & mashed » Read More

How to Cook Vietnamese Caramelised Fish

Vietnamese Caramelised Fish is traditionally cooked in a claypot, and usually served in conjunction with Sweet and Sour Fish Stew, along with white rice. Both recipes are covered in this Live Asian Kitchen, streamed on Twitch. Vietnamese Caramelised Fish INGREDIENTS: 500g barramundi fillets Oil for pan-frying 2 Tbsps sugar 3 Tbsps » Read More

How to Cook Vietnamese Sweet & Sour Fish Stew

I had the opportunity to try Vietnamese Sour Fish Stew and Vietnamese Caramelised Fish for the first time recently in Canley Vale, and was so captivated I had to try to recreate these dishes. In this Twitch Live Asian Kitchen I used Barramundi fillets instead of eel or whole fish - mainly to keep it simple and accessible to those who struggle with » Read More

How To Cook Eggplant & Dried Shrimp Sambal

This eggplant sambal dish is from the same broadcast as the fish with tom yum sauce (hour 2) but I thought I should split it into two posts so it’s easier for people to find the recipe. Eggplant Sambal INGREDIENTS: 1 large eggplant, cut into chunks 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 Tbsps dried shrimp, soaked, drained and lightly crushed 4 » Read More

How to Make New York Cheesecake Using a Pressure Cooker

New York Cheesecake sounds positively un-Asian, but I was intrigued by one that was apparently made in a pressure cooker by SoyBeanJenny from my Twitch community. She posted the picture and recipe link - https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/instant-pot-cheesecake-new-york/ - on my Discord server, and assured me it was super-easy to make. It’d have » 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