Wok Around Asia – Dec 2017 – Jan 2018

I'm excited to announce my latest online project - Wok Around Asia - which will give me an opportunity to return to Southeast Asia after a three-year break (I know many people think I'm there every couple of months, but that's because I constantly reshare my past content on social media). I'm going to be shooting videos, researching new recipes, » Read More

Recipe – Sarawak Empurau Fish

Print PDF The team at Four Points by Sheraton Kuching had pulled out all the stops to make our stay as comfortable as possible. As an example, although we arrived a couple of hours late due to flight delays, the entire marketing team along with Chef Liou were waiting to greet us as we pulled up at the entrance. This hospitality was displayed » Read More

Recipe – Sarawak Midin Salad with Dried Shrimp

Print PDF Preamble Even before we started filming the pilot of Asia: Food.Travel.Mystery, my collaborator and co-executive producer Robb Demarest and I had planned to scout out locations in Borneo - it has all the right mixes for our series  with its unique food, off-the-beaten-path travel and its intriguing and sometimes mysterious cultures. We » Read More

Travel Diary Sabah (Part 2)

Print PDF It was late by the time our transport pulled up to the Ocean Wing lobby of Shangri-la Rasa Ria where our arrival was greeted with the sound of traditional gongs. There are 2 Shangri-la resorts in KK, and Rasa Ria is the secluded one 45 minutes out of town. It also has its own Orang Utan sanctuary. The Shangri-la brand is known for its » Read More

Travel Diary Sabah (Part 1) – Seafood

Print PDF I’d never been to Borneo, but at the end of nearly 3 weeks of gruelling filming for our Asia: Food | Travel | Mystery pilot last year, my co-presenter and co-executive producer Robb Demarest and I made a quick trip over to Sabah for 2 days. We knew there was a lot of interest in Sabah and Sarawak as locations for the show, based » Read More

Travel Diary (Part 7) – Kampung Life at Sukasuka

Print PDF Sukasuka Day 2 I’m not the only city slicker in the group; our driver Tony struggles to deploy his mosquito net correctly and by the next morning his bed looks like a scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Breakfast is a traditional Malay offering - nasi lemak plus different types of kuih including onde-onde, which in » Read More

Food & Travel Guide: Penang

Print PDF My latest Flipboard Magazine is out - Penang Travel Guide  - and contains articles and videos on food, recipes, places to visit and things to do. This is a collection of my own as well as other curated content and it will be regularly updated, so do send me suggestions for any links or places I can add to this.  I will be creating » Read More

Travel Diary Part 3 – Kampung Baru and Brickfields, KL

Print PDF Kampung Baru (or Bharu) (translation - New Village) Day 1 “Kampung Baru” just means New Village in Malay, and I actually spent most of my childhood years in a Kampung Baru (Kg Baru Bukit Temiang, ie. Temiang Hill New Village) in my hometown in Seremban. Mostly though, people think of Kampung Baru Kuala Lumpur, an area smack in the » Read More

How to Cook Penang Char Kway Teow

Print PDF Penang Char Kway Teow could arguably be the one dish that puts Penang Island head and shoulders over the rest of Malaysia in the culinary stakes. Chef Siva of Hotel Jen reveals the 3 sauce ingredients that go into a traditional Penang CKT recipe, and also shows how it's cooked. Click here to watch on YouTube (opens new window) » Read More

Food & Travel Guide: Kuala Lumpur

Print PDF I get asked all the time about places to eat or visit in Malaysia, so I've compiled this Flipboard magazine - a KL Travel Guide to help travellers navigate the Kuala Lumpur landscape. If the magazine doesn't display properly, just click on the link title below to view - it will open in a new window. I will keep adding new content as » Read More