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 Make Mushroom Risotto (Using an Optimum Thermocook)

This recipe is from my Optimum Thermocook cooking demo livestream on the Froothie Facebook and YouTube pages on 24 July 2017 -  Mushroom Risotto Ingredients - 300g arborio rice 5 cloves garlic, peeled 1 brown onion, peeled and quartered 60g parmesan cheese, cut into 3cm pieces 2 Tbsp white wine 50g butter 1 Tbsp » Read More

Ten Asian Dishes That Work Great in an Airfryer

A few weeks ago, I received an Optimum HealthyFry airfryer courtesy of Prestige Home Appliances, to test and review. Prior to that, I’d never crossed paths with an airfryer, let alone thought about what I could cook with it. It took a bit of outside-the-box thinking but thankfully through my Twitch Live Asian Kitchen broadcasts, I received some » Read More

How to Cook Crispy Kai Lan (Airfryer), Sambal Prawns & Butter Prawns

This was one of my favourite broadcasts on Twitch so far - great crowd and fabulous conversation. A troll came and left pretty quickly when the usual insults about my food were so lame I threw some sympathy laughs his way. I should send him a copy of Trolling for Dummies, if ever I get around to writing and publishing it. If you’ve been meaning » Read More

How to Make Baked Asian Cheese Tarts

#TelstraFail Season 2 Episode 4 (Final) - after two days of back-and-forths with Netgear, the manufacturer of the modem connected to my Telstra service, I was told that it was definitely a faulty modem. Good news was that Netgear said they would replace it; bad news was that I had to go through Telstra. Hell would have to freeze over before I » Read More

How to Make Laksam

No, it’s not a typo - Laksam is indeed a different dish to the (I would hope) universally-known Laksa. I could be totally off the mark but I think I read somewhere that the etymology of the word is “laksa” plus “asam”, in other words, sour laksa. Having said that, the defining feature of Laksam is the use of steamed rice flour rolls instead of » Read More

How to Make Vegan Sui Gow (Chinese Dumplings)

This, folks, is how you do Vegan Asian right. I made this up on the fly and it was so good it got the thumbs-up from my stridently non-vegetarian guest. Not to mention baby Noah who, if you watch the video below, stole and munched on two of the as-yet-uncooked dumplings when I wasn’t looking. Vegan Sui Gow INGREDIENTS: 250g hard tofu - » Read More

How to Cook Steamed Fish with Preserved Vegetables

I don’t know if it’s the Chinese in me that makes me especially partial towards steamed fish (steamed most things, as a matter of fact) but even if you’re more used to having your fish battered and fried, do give these recipes a shot. They’re quick, flavoursome, easy to make, and  kind to your waistline (I promise). Steamed Silver Perch with » Read More

How to Make Laksa Kelantan

This is definitely a keeper; I’d only eaten it once before, during a short trip to Kelantan a couple of years ago. I made a tweak in the type of fish used (as is often the case, what passes for cheap and readily available in Malaysia isn’t always the case here in Australia), and I also suggested using whatever herbs you can find at your local » Read More

How to Make Har Meen (Malaysian Prawn Noodle Soup)

I know, I’ve done a couple of videos on this in the past; this I think was the first live broadcast where I didn’t just make the stock or paste, but also followed the recipe through to completion (ie. with noodles etc.). I know the broth looks a lot more cloudy than if the stock was made with whole prawn shells; trust me, it tastes much more » Read More