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

My Malaysian Cookbooks Free For A Limited Time Only

Folks, this is your chance to get the eBook versions of two of my Malaysian cookbooks (along with a bonus Asian Pantry Ingredients Guide) - Truly Malaysian Street Food At Home Truly Malaysian Breakfasts Check out the video to see what they look like >> And all you have to pay is the cost of the USB drive to be shipped out to » Read More

Who Are You??

I hate carrying on about my "accomplishments", not because I'm sooo modest (I'm not), but because I honestly get bored doing it; my sister reminded me recently about how I didn't even bother attending my graduation ceremony at Sydney University 27 years ago because I didn't want to spend money hiring a ridiculous graduation gown, so I asked them to » Read More

Wok Around Asia – Asian Cooking Mastery With Jackie M.

Folks, I'm excited to announce the launch of Wok Around Asia - my online Asian Cooking Mastery coaching programme that I've been working on for months. Many of you know me through my restaurant, the Orange Grove Farmers' Market and the Hyde Park Night Noodle Markets (and all the other online and TV stuff), but my formative years in food actually » Read More

Singapore Ranked #1 For Best Street Food; Singaporeans Wonder Why

Another week, another hilarious error of culinary judgement by people who clearly have no right to be paid for their food “expertise”. We all remember the legendary “crispy rendang” episode of MasterChef UK, where the judges eliminated Malaysian contestant Zaleha Olpin because her chicken rendang skin wasn’t crispy (which is like giving your » Read More

Japanese Cooking Classes In Japan

If ever you've wondered why I don't post Japanese recipes, that would be because I don't cook Japanese food (I love eating it though).  Which is why I adore the concept behind airKitchen, a service that provides foreign travellers with a chance to visit an ordinary Japanese family, learn to cook from the host, then sit down for meal at the end of » Read More

7 Lessons From 7 Years Of Live Cooking Videos

It’s easy for me to keep track of how long I’ve been doing live videos — I started right after Noah was born. I had just given birth via emergency caesarean and was still recovering at Westmead Hospital when an email from Google Australia showed up in my inbox. Google wanted to set up a meeting with me about their soon-to-be-launched new » Read More

Food Fame – Zaleha Olpin of Crispy Rendang-gate

Crispy Rendang Story by Says.com When news broke that a Malaysian contestant was eliminated from MasterChef UK because the judges faulted her chicken rendang for not being crispy, it had the rare effect of uniting the populations of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei in collective outrage. (In case you've no idea what I'm talking about, » Read More