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

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

MASTERS OF MALAYSIAN CUISINE JOIN FORCES TO PROMOTE MALAYSIAN FOOD TO THE WORLD

MEDIA RELEASE Friday 19 June 2020 MASTERS OF MALAYSIAN CUISINE JOIN FORCES TO PROMOTE MALAYSIAN FOOD TO THE WORLD VIA LIVE COOKING VIDEOS On 27 June, a coalition of eight Malaysian cuisine masters based in different countries around the world will begin a series of monthly Live cooking videos to showcase Malaysian flavours to a global » Read More

Malaysian Street Food: Why this hidden treasure is my passion… [Part 2]

Hobby Cook, Passionate about Asian Cuisine, or just want a new skill set in your kitchen?   We spoke about Malaysian Food a little on the last page, but we didn’t get down to the juicy bits:    Malaysian Street Food!   This is my passion. It is the WHY behind the last 20 years of my life.    Let me give » Read More

Malaysian Street Food: Why this hidden treasure is my passion… [Part 1]

Cooking is an emotional activity, there’s no denying that. Both the activity itself, and the history behind each ingredient, utensil or dish you serve up.   A certain taste can take you back to your childhood, remind you of your first date with your wife, or bring back a memory with your now late parent(s).    It certainly » Read More

How To Cook Pandan Chicken Curry & Pandan Rice

As someone who's run a Malaysian food business for decades, I'm always trying to strike a balance between maintaining "authentic" flavours while cutting down on time spent in the kitchen (thanks to labour costs and staff shortage issues). My friends at MyBlueTea.com.au recently sent me some samples of their natural pandan powder (made from pure » Read More

Concord Hospital Markets – Coronavirus Notice

I've just been advised that due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, Concord Hospital Markets will be closed starting this Thursday 12 March 2020, until further notice. If you're based in Australia, this would be a good time for me to reintroduce my range of Malaysian curry pastes, which I make myself and deliver either via courier or via » Read More

Nasi Lemak-Udek-Campur-Kandar-Tumpang-Tumpeng – Part 1

Remember that time Australian cooking show Good Chef Bad Chef did a segment on how to make Nasi Lemak (steamed coconut rice with condiments, and what some would argue is Malaysia's national dish), and then proceeded to cook Nasi Goreng (fried rice)?   When I shared it on social media, I found out many people didn’t even know what “Nasi” » Read More