How to Make Kaya Bread and Butter Pudding

Print PDF They say necessity is the mother of invention and that's kind of how "Breakfast Roti" - one of the signature menu items at my markets, came about. For the uninitiated, it consists of Roti Canai (Malaysian flaky pancake) served with Kaya (Pandan and Coconut Jam). Fun fact - "Breakfast Roti" ie. "Roti Canai Kaya" isn't what we » Read More

Jackie M’s Non-Definitive and Desperately Incomplete Guide to Dining in KL

Print PDF Petronas Twin Towers from my Traders Hotel KL room.The topic of where to eat in KL has been done to death, as I’m sure most people who spend an inordinate amount of time online will protest – so why am I adding my two cents’? How’s this post different from others out there? I emigrated 30 years ago, plus I didn’t grow up in KL – » Read More

Recipe – How to Make Otak-Otak (Grilled Spicy Fish Cakes)

Print PDF Pretty much every time I post something, haterz (yes, with a "z") come out of the woodwork to complain about this or that aspect of my content, and I can't imagine this will be any different.  To pre-empt some of this, I'm going to come out and say the following about my Otak-Otak recipe - 1) I spent the first 17 1/2 years of my » Read More

How to Cook KL Hokkien Mee

Print PDF The great Malaysian north-south culinary divide comes into play with this dish, which I, as a Seremban-southerner grew up knowing simply as Hokkien Mee. It wasn't until many years after leaving Malaysia that I was made aware that Hokkien Mee in KL-Seremban meant something quite different to Hokkien Mee in the northern state of » Read More

How to Make Ipoh Sar Hor Fun; also M Boutique Hotel, Ipoh

Print PDF I've had Ipoh Sar Hor Fun back when I was growing up in Seremban, but I was more familiar with the "dry-style" ie. "kon-loh" version from this particular kopitiam in my hometown, as opposed to the soupy variety.  (Funnily enough I have yet to encounter the kon-loh version in Ipoh itself, so I'm not sure if it was an evolution of » Read More