Tourism Malaysia Australia Partners with Jackie M for Street Food Journeys: Malaysia

MEDIA RELEASE 16 April 2021 Tourism Malaysia Australia Partners with Jackie M for Street Food Journeys: Malaysia Tourism Malaysia Australia is delighted to partner with Malaysian-born, Sydney-based hawker food expert Jackie M. to produce an 8-part video series titled Street Food Journeys: Malaysia. Each 20-minute episode covers a different » Read More

Malaysian Heritage Cuisine and THAT Eggplant Sambal

It was the morning of LAUNCH DAY - the culmination of months of planning, meetings, negotiations (some more intense than others) - and I woke up to a message from my one remaining volunteer (the previous one backed out a couple of days prior) to say she wasn’t going to make it after all.  Today was the day I was going to take a bunch of food, » Read More

MAFI Partners with Masters of Malaysian Cuisine to Promote Malaysian Ingredients to the World

MEDIA RELEASE  15 March 2021 MAFI Partners with Masters of Malaysian Cuisine to Promote Malaysian Ingredients to the World The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries of Malaysia (MAFI) will partner with the Masters of Malaysian Cuisine group to promote Malaysian ingredients through a series of global live cooking demonstrations and » Read More

10 Ways To Use Malaysian Ikan Bilis In Your Cooking

Ikan bilis, aka dried anchovies, is so highly-prized among overseas Malaysians that my stepmom makes a point of using her entire luggage allowance on ikan bilis each time she comes home from a visit to Malaysia. (I’m aware you can buy ikan bilis from other countries, but once you’ve tried the Malaysian variety you’ll realise there’s a world of » Read More

10 Ways The Thermomix Is Great For Asian Cooking

In all the years I’ve cooked Live On Air, I’ve elicited more comments about the Thermomix TM5 behind me than all my other kitchen gadgets and utensils put together. I usually brush these off by telling my audience that it’s really just a multi-function kitchen unit and that I mostly use it as a glorified food processor.  I do that partly because » Read More

Evolution of Curries in Australia – My Southeast Asian Perspective

When I first arrived in Australia in 1984 my experience of curries in this country consisted of North Indian-style yoghurt-based varieties and those starchy-looking sliced onion-dense yellow dishes from suburban Chinese restaurants. I was surprised last week when I found out via this piece in The Conversation - » Read More

MOMC Chefs Share The Queen’s Recipes With The World

MEDIA RELEASE 9 NOVEMBER 2020 MOMC Chefs Share The Queen’s Recipes With The World Masters of Malaysian Cuisine (MOMC) will collaborate to cook dishes from the cookbooks published by Malaysia’s Queen, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, throughout the month of December 2020: Air Tangan Tengku Puan Pahang — Masakan » Read More

Thermocook Pro M Giveaway & MSFA Launch Masterclass

If you caught my Lockdown Malaysian Cook-Alongs from several weeks back, you would have seen me use the Thermocook Pro M in some of my sessions. You would also have heard me mention that the company behind the appliance, Froothie Australia, had generously offered one of these units as a Giveaway to my subscribers. Subsequently, due to Covid-19 » Read More

How To Cook Chilli Mud Crab

N.B. Please note that I've switched email providers so the link to sign up  for recipes as displayed in the video is now expired. Please join my regular mailing list (there's a subscribe form at the bottom of this post to do so - the one that says "Join Jackie M for an Awesome Culinary Experience") if you want to keep up-to-date with all my » Read More

Lenovo Yoga Active Noise Cancellation Headphones – Review

  About 2 weeks ago I received a set of Lenovo Yoga Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) headphones to review, which was pretty timely because if you've been following my live cooking videos you'll have noticed the loud chirping noises courtesy of the birds on my balcony interfering with my broadcasts of late (I think they're attracted to the » Read More