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

Melaka: Satay Celup, Klebang Coconut Shake, Nyonya Food And More

I remember it was during my first trip to Melaka that I tried Satay Celup, which consists of skewered meat, fish balls, seafood, vegetables and everything in between cooked in a thin peanut gravy. It felt like a cross between steamboat (aka hotpot) and satay; I only ever had it once - it was a literal case of so much food, so little time in Melaka » Read More

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 (Dried Anchovies)

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