Jackie M’s Handcrafted Curry Paste Kits

A few weeks ago, I launched a new range of handcrafted curry pastes online, and I now finally have a chance to actually explain what they are and how to use them.  First of all though, a bit of background -  As many of you would know, I use to be the owner-cook of my namesake Malaysian restaurant, Jackie M, in Concord (Sydney). When I » Read More

How to Make Homemade Tau Fu Fah (Soy Pudding) That Doesn’t Fail

This is a post covering some troubleshooting and tips for your next batch of homemade tau fu fah. It's not a recipe post, since I've already previously shared the recipe: Here (making it from scratch) - https://jackiem.com.au/2019/07/24/how-to-make-tofu-pudding-taufu-fa/ and here (using the shortcut version) - » Read More

Laksas of Malaysia: Episode 4 (Street Food Journeys 4)

How to Cook Laksa Sarang Perak, Easy Curry Mee and Vegan Laksam Laksa Sarang by Chef Amin at Mu Hotel, Ipoh Laksa Sarang (literally, bird's nest laksa) refers to the egg that's beaten, then poured in a thin stream into hot oil to create a nest-like effect. It's served on top of the laksa, which adds a beautiful crispy texture and rich » Read More

Laksas of Malaysia: Episode 3 (Street Food Journeys 4)

How to Cook Laksa Sarawak, Laksa Goreng, Laksa Kedah and Easy Laksa Nyonya Melaka In the third of our four-episode web series, Laksas of Malaysia, we were thrilled to be invited by Datin Suraya Kusaidi, a friend of Masters of Malaysian Cuisine (MOMC)'s Mazna Merten, to film a segment on Laksa Sarawak. Most Laksa Sarawak recipes do not disclose » Read More

Laksas of Malaysia: Episode 2 (Street Food Journeys 4)

How to Cook Laksa Terengganu, Laksa Melaka, Laksam, and Laksa Lipat Gulung   In this episode of Street Food Journeys, we travelled to Terengganu Cultural Village courtesy of Tourism Terengganu, to learn how to make Laksa Terengganu (two versions - white and red). The beautiful backdrop of the Terengganu Cultural Village (photo courtesy of » Read More

Laksas of Malaysia Episode 1 (Street Food Journeys 4)

Most Australians who know laksa think “curry laksa” when asked to describe it. There’s no shame in this - curry laksa is essentially the laksa I grew up eating myself, in my part of Malaysia (Seremban, 40 miles south of KL).  What many don’t realise is that among Malaysians, laksa means something completely different depending on which part of » Read More

How To Make Toast With Stingless Bee Honey & Butter Spread

Stingless Bee Honey aka kelulut is officially recognised as Malaysia's first superfood, and for good reason - it is scientifically-tested to be: High in easy-to-absorb antioxidants (high amount of phenolic acid, with propolis and bioflavonoids) High in antimicrobial activities (as high as Manuka Honey); it is antibacterial, antiseptic, » Read More

How to Make Mango Sticky Rice with Coconut Water

Mango and sticky rice is a dessert more commonly associated with Thai cuisine, but it's also very popular in Malaysia, in particular in the northern states bordering Thailand, such as Perlis and Kelantan. I remember one the best versions of mango and sticky rice I've ever eaten was at a Kelantanese restaurant in Kuala Lumpur's Kampung Baru (new » Read More

How To Cook Easy Malaysian Prawn & Pineapple Curry (Restaurant Recipe)

This recipe for Malaysian Prawn and Pineapple curry is adapted from the Fish Curry I used to sell as part of my range of frozen meals at markets around Sydney and at my restaurant, and it was very popular in particular among those who like their curry mild, rich, and gluten-free (I used a particular gluten-free mushroom seasoning in it in lieu of » Read More

How to Make Easy Taufu Fah (Sweet Tofu Pudding)

I went through a phase of making my own taufu fah (sweet tofu pudding aka soy pudding) from scratch on a near-daily basis, using raw soy beans, tapioca starch and GDL (glucono delta lactone), and it always turned out fine without a hitch. Just do a search on this website for previous posts on homemade taufu fah which didn't need  you to pre-soak » Read More