Food & Travel

How to Convert Malaysian Recipes for the Thermomix

Plus - A Case Study Using My Easy Prawn and Pineapple Curry Recipe If you’re a Thermomix TM6 owner you’re likely familiar with Cookidoo - a platform where you can pick and choose out of thousands of recipes. You select what » Read More

Laksas of Malaysia: Episode 3 (Street Food Journeys 4)

How to Cook Laksa Sarawak, Laksa Goreng, Laksa Kedah and Easy Laksa Nyonya Melaka In the third of our four-episode web series, Laksas of Malaysia, we were thrilled to be invited by Datin Suraya Kusaidi, a friend of » Read More

Laksas of Malaysia: Episode 2 (Street Food Journeys 4)

How to Cook Laksa Terengganu, Laksa Melaka, Laksam, and Laksa Lipat Gulung   In this episode of Street Food Journeys, we travelled to Terengganu Cultural Village courtesy of Tourism Terengganu, to learn how to make Laksa » Read More

Laksas of Malaysia Episode 1 (Street Food Journeys 4)

Most Australians who know laksa think “curry laksa” when asked to describe it. There’s no shame in this - curry laksa is essentially the laksa I grew up eating myself, in my part of Malaysia (Seremban, 40 miles south of » Read More

Lobster Rolls At The Rocks, Sydney

One good thing about having South African digital marketer Paul Gray in Sydney with us is that it allows me and Baby Noah to play tourist in our own city.  Now that we're at the tail end of winter (we conveniently missed 5 » Read More

Holy Heffa Burger Truck in Edensor Park, Sydney

 Edensor Park was where we settled when my parents, younger sister and I first arrived in Australia back in 1984, and it was in that part of Sydney where I got my first after-school job delivering pamphlets and the local » Read More

Penang Island: Eat & Stay (Street Food Journeys Road Trip)

Penang Island is synonymous with street food, and it was appropriately our first stop during our Masters of Malaysian Cuisine (MOMC) road trip throughout the Malaysian peninsula in July 2022. What did we eat and where did » Read More

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My Prawn Durian Sambal – The Story Behind It

There's a story behind this dish. The Malays use fermented durian (tempoyak) in a number of dishes including in a prawn sambal (it's called Sambal Tempoyak Udang). Back when I had my restaurant here in Sydney, my Malay staff (Iza and Tawfik) » Read More

Martin Yan In Sydney – What’s On, Where

When I first came to Australia in 1984 I watched an Australian TV chef misconvey how to handle a basic Asian ingredient (rice vermicelli) on breakfast television. It made me so angry I swore off watching cooking shows, and the passage of time hasn’t » Read More

Review: Portable Concave Induction Stove

I’d always assumed high-powered gas stoves were my only option if I wanted to - 1) use my round-bottom traditional Chinese woks 2) generate good “wok hei”. That was before I met Kenneth Lim, the owner of Omnomnom Food Truck in Perth. Kenneth » Read More

ChatGPT vs Foodies Against Revolutionary Technology

So, last week, one of my online students threw me a curveball — could I demonstrate how to use a Thermomix to cook non-Thermomix-specific recipes? Now, I have some 400 recipes on my website (the one and only but most of them weren’t » Read More

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