Winner Announcement – Froothie’s $1000 Appliance Giveaway

I am so happy to announce that we have a winner for the Froothie Giveaway from my Southeast Asian Live Cooking Series. Congratulations to Kathy Gilkes of Queensland, who’s won an Optimum Thermocook valued at $1000! Here’s a picture of the Thermocook that she shared on Facebook - Kathy has been busy and in her first day of using it, she’s » Read More

How to Make Laksa Nyonya (Thermocook Method)

Here is the recipe and replay of Episode 4 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series – Recipe - Laksa Nyonya INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup onion, quartered 6 garlic cloves 1 inch galangal 1 inch turmeric 1/2 Tbsp belacan powder 4 Tbsp soaked dried shrimp 2 inch length of lemongrass 1/2 cup chilli paste (from soaked, blended dried » Read More

How to Make Otak-Otak (Thermocook Method)

Here is the recipe and replay of Episode 3 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series - Recipe - Otak-Otak (Grilled Spicy Fishcakes) INGREDIENTS: 300 g fish fillets (eg. mackerel, red fish or basa) 2 Tbsp iced water 1 Tbsp tapioca flour Dash of pepper 1 Tbsp sugar 1⁄2 Tbsp chicken stock granules* 1 1⁄2 tsp Malaysian fish » Read More

How to Make Malaysian Chicken Curry (Thermocook Method)

Here is the recipe and replay of Episode 2 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series - Recipe - Malaysian Chicken Curry INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 large onion 5 garlic cloves ½ inch knob ginger 1 stalk lemongrass, cut into 3-inch chunks 3 Tbsp Malaysian meat curry powder**, mixed to a paste with a little water 1 » Read More

How to Make Sambal Belacan and Serunding (Thermocook Method)

Here are the recipes and replay of Episode 1 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series - Recipe 1 - Sambal Belacan INGREDIENTS: 2 large onions 1 Tbsp chicken stock granules* 75 ml Fish sauce 2 Tbsp Belacan (shrimp paste) powder** 1 Tbsp crushed dried chillies 200g large red chillies 150 ml vegetable oil 2 Tbsp » Read More

Optimum Thermocook Live Cooking Class

Following from my previous post I'm thrilled to announce the launch of my new series starting Fridays, 9 September 2016 at 7pm Aust EST (click here to check local time - https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ ). I'm going to be joined by Digital Marketing Expert and Live video producer, Krishna De - http://www.krishna.me/ , who will help moderate the » Read More

Jackie M and Live Video – The Early Days

Some of you might remember the days when I used to run Google Hangouts-on-Air weekly, where I taught my audience how to cook Malaysian food via Live video. You can still watch replays of these broadcasts on my YouTube channel - I was one of the pioneers of using Live video as a platform to do what was effectively a cooking show (however sad » Read More

Introducing TeebTV – A Regional “Netflix-for-Indies”

Back in late June, I made an announcement about my appointment as a co-founder of TeebTV.com, a "Netflix-for-Indies" startup based in Indonesia and Malaysia. Ever since then, I've been inundated with messages regarding my original post, so I've decided to compile a quick introduction and to clarify some common misunderstandings about TeebTV. What » Read More

Summer Fruit Festival

When - 27-30 Oct 2016 Where - Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour The NSW Chamber of Fruit and Vegetables, aka Freshmark, have been running the charity Summer Fruit Auction at the Sydney Markets for years. This October, the Summer Fruit Auction will be expanded into the Summer Fruit Festival and it will run over four days in Tumbalong Park, Darling » Read More

Jackie M TeebTV Announcement

I’m the (newly-appointed) co-founder of an Indonesian-Malaysian Netflix-for-Indies startup called TeebTV and there’s an opportunity if you’re a content creator, to get your work added to our library and in front of our audience. We’re looking for the following in all genres – short films, music videos, animation, feature films and TV shows. Our » Read More