How to Make Penang Assam Laksa and Lai Fun (Rice Spaghetti)

Twitch broadcast #3 and yes, I know it looks like my studio suffered a bomb blast right before I went On Air. To be fair, I was just trying to follow advice to take it easy and make everything from scratch - live streaming on Twitch is all about inviting your buddies to virtually hang out with you in your kitchen, not, they say, a formal, » Read More

How to Make Fresh Rice Noodles (Hor Fun)

In the broadcast I experimented with a higher ratio of tapioca flour; I wasn’t entirely happy with it, so here’s the tweaked version. Fresh Rice Noodles Recipe INGREDIENTS: 150g rice flour 2 Tbps tapioca flour 2 Tbsps wheat starch 500ml water 1 Tbsp oil ½ tsp salt Oil for brushing *You will need - steamer, suitable » Read More

How to Make Fish Balls and Fishcakes

In this broadcast I tested making fish paste using Basa fillets bought from the fish counter rather than in frozen bags. Because of the lower liquid content compared to the fillets that had been defrosted from the frozen packs, the paste turned out to be firmer. Interestingly though, the fish balls etc. were the same texture and level of bounciness » Read More

How to Make Beef Meatballs

Asian (or more specifically, Chinese) meatballs are rated on how “bouncy” they are when you bite into them, so they’re very different to the meatballs you get at Ikea. The traditional way to make meatballs (ie. beef balls, pork balls, chicken balls, fish balls etc. etc.) is to mince the meat very finely, season it, add some tapioca or cornstarch, » Read More

How to Make Prawn Stock Paste for Instant Noodles

RECIPE - Prawn Stock Paste for Instant Noodles INGREDIENTS: 8 cups prawn shells including heads ¾ cup chicken powder ¼ cup sugar 2 tsps pepper ½ cup peeled garlic cloves ½ cup oil METHOD: Combine prawn shells and garlic cloves and fry about 2 minutes or until most of the moisture has been reduced. Add oil and fry » Read More

How to Cook Hakka Confinement Chicken

In this live broadcast, I talked about confinement food, Hakkas and glutinous rice wine. Check out the replay - Hakka Confinement Chicken Recipe INGREDIENTS: 4 large chicken drumsticks ¼ cup ginger, shredded ¼ cup Chinese rice wine ½  tsp sesame oil 2 tsps cooking oil ½ - 1 tsp salt 1 tsp chicken powder (optional) » Read More

How to Make Mango Ice Cream

This recipe will work with a Thermocook or Thermomix, but you can produce the same results manually in the absence of either. Mango Ice Cream Recipe INGREDIENTS: 600g double cream OR coconut cream 3 eggs 120g honey 400g mango flesh ½ tsp salt METHOD: Combine all ingredients and blend in Thermocook (or blender) at » Read More

How to Cook Stir-Fried Asian Vegetables

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #8 - Stir-Fried Asian Vegetables INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch kailan aka Chinese broccoli or any Asian greens, cleaned and cut into 3-inch lengths 3 tsps minced garlic 3 slices ginger (optional) 1 Tbsp Shaoxing cooking wine (optional) 1 Tbsp oil 2 Tbsps oyster Sauce 1 tsp soya Sauce 1 Tbsp tapioca » Read More

How to Make Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas)

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #7 - Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas) **Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas)** INGREDIENTS: ½ cup plain flour ½ cup rice flour ¼ cup sugar 1/2 cup water 1.5 teaspoons baking soda ½  teaspoon salt ¼ cup desiccated coconut (optional) ½ kg bananas, cut into halves or quarters METHOD: Combine » Read More

How to Make Mixed Berry Compote and Coconut Ice Cream

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #3 - Mixed Berry Compote and Coconut Ice Cream *Mixed Berry Compote Recipe INGREDIENTS: 1 cup each of any 3 types of berries ¼ cup honey or brown sugar 3 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp lemon juice METHOD: Combine butter and honey in frying pan and heat. Add berries and lemon juice and stir gently for 2 » Read More