Tourism Malaysia and Jackie M take to the Streets of Malaysia in Series 2

The following is a media release by Tourism Malaysia Australia regarding my new series which airs Sundays 9pm Aust EST | 7pm Malaysia | 1pm Europe (CET) & South Africa | 12pm UK starting 19 September 2021 PRESS RELEASE Tourism Malaysia (TM) and Jackie M – Malaysian born, Sydney-based hawker food expert – and her group of culinary » Read More

Ginger Crisps – 9 Ways To Use Them In Your Dishes

Ginger is widely known for its health benefits, and most people would be familiar with using it to add flavour and aroma to their dishes. If you’re Malaysian like me, you probably use it regularly in curries, stews and in “tong sui” (sweet soup). I’d never tried consuming ginger as a crisp, however, until My Blue Tea sent me a jar of Borneo » Read More

Malaysian Jackfruit – 8 Suggestions On How To Use It

What does a Malaysian like me think of when I think of jackfruit? I think of a fully-ripened, golden-yellow, firm-fleshed super-sweet, delicious fruit - described elsewhere as something like a cross between a pineapple and a mango.  Watch here>> https://youtu.be/C1fXy6bl4UI So it came as quite a shock to me when I was alerted to Zoe » Read More

How To Use Malaysian Curry Powder

I grew up with Malaysian curry powder - we used it in all our cooking; not just in curries. It was (and still is) so much a part of my life that it took my own daughter, Becky, (yes, I do have a grown-up daughter who’s married with a kid, etc.) to make me appreciate its distinctive flavour.  Link to watch >> » Read More

12 Ways To Use Musang King Durian

Musang King durian is considered by many Malaysians as the king of durian varieties, with a flavour that's more potent and flesh that's firmer and richer than the frozen Thai durians that Australians might have encountered in the freezer section of their Asian supermarket. Nowadays, at least here in Sydney, we're pretty lucky that we can find » Read More

Cacao Chilli Crisp w/Noodles | Dark Chocolate Date Cookies (Rachel Khoo)

Recently, BBC studios contacted me about the possibility of trying some of Rachel Khoo's recipes from her TV show, Chocolat, airing on UnifiTV and BBC Player. I'd first experienced chocolate as a savoury ingredient when I tried MasterChef Malaysia judge Chef Johari Edrus's Spicy Chocolate Pasta in Kuala Lumpur a few years back. It was delicious » Read More

12 Ways To Use Chilli Sambal And Crispy Prawn Chilli In Your Cooking

  Most of you are too young to remember, but if you lived in Australia in the 80s like I did, you’d know how hard it was to find Malaysian ingredients anywhere. That was why I had to learn how to make everything myself when I wanted to indulge in my craving for Malaysian food. Nowadays though, you should be able to see quite a few » Read More

Live Cooking Videos From My Desktop (Lenovo Legion 7 Review)

A few months ago, while on a late night Zoom call, my suburb was hit by a mass power outage. I was plunged into the dark in the middle of my living room, and my meeting was prematurely ended because of the internet modem shutting off along with everything else that ran on electricity. There wasn’t much else I could do, so I shut down my laptop and » Read More

Durian Fest Sydney 2021

Want to know a secret? Several years since quitting Orange Grove Markets, I’m still adjusting to not having to get up at 4am every Saturday morning. It still feels strange for me not to be loading up my vehicle and rushing to get to the market to get set up and start cooking.  Weekends now mean sleeping in, and coming up with creative ways to » Read More

Johor: Laksa Johor, Mee Rebus, Places To Visit & Things To Do

Johor is highly-regarded among Malaysians and Singaporeans as a foodie destination, so much so that Singaporeans regularly travel across the border into Malaysia just to eat a meal in this, the southernmost state of the peninsular of Malaysia. In this episode of Street Food Journeys: Malaysia, we explore Johor through the lens of its food. Click » Read More