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 Ampang Yong Tau Foo (Stuffed Tofu & Vegetables)

I have nostalgic memories of eating Yong Tau Foo in Ampang on our once-in-a-blue-moon family day trips from Seremban to Kuala Lumpur when my dad used to pack us like sardines in the car as we headed for the dizzy lights of Malaysia's capital. We would spend the day window shopping at Sungei Wang Plaza, visiting my uncle's hawker stall where he used » Read More

How to Cook Vegan Laksa Sarawak by Vegan Chef Dave

Sarawak is home to the famous Laksa Sarawak, with its peppery flavour and dark broth setting it apart from some of the better-known laksas in Malaysia. The ingredients which go into a Laksa Sarawak paste is often a tightly-guarded secret, so most Malaysians who attempt to recreate this dish at home (including most food bloggers) usually resort to » Read More

How To Cook Nasi Kebuli (Crispy Chicken & Rice)

Nasi Kebuli is a fragrant rice and crispy chicken royal dish that's famous the Malaysian state of Pahang. The word "Kebuli" is an abbreviation of the royal honorific "ke bawah duli (yang maha mulia)" (kind of like "his Majesty" etc.). I didn't grow up in Pahang so this backgrounder on Nasi Kebuli is courtesy of our Masters of Malaysian Cuisine » Read More

How To Cook Satay Celup by Debbie Teoh (Street Food Journeys S1E1: Melaka)

The best way to describe Satay Celup is that it's a hybrid satay and steamboat (aka hotpot) dish - think skewers of meat and vegetables dipped into a peanut-based sauce in a pot at your table. I've only had it once, during my first trip to Melaka many years ago; I was surprised to find there was something like a "satay celup quarter" in the city - » Read More

Cacao Chilli Crisp w/Noodles | Dark Chocolate Date Cookies (Rachel Khoo)

Recently, BBC studios contacted me about the possibility of trying some of Rachel Khoo's recipes from her TV show, Chocolat, airing on UnifiTV and BBC Player. I'd first experienced chocolate as a savoury ingredient when I tried MasterChef Malaysia judge Chef Johari Edrus's Spicy Chocolate Pasta in Kuala Lumpur a few years back. It was delicious » Read More

How To Cook Chilli Mud Crab

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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

How to Cook Lobster Yee Mein

I still remember that time we ordered lobster yee mein (fresh lobster with fried wheat noodles and garlic, ginger and shallots) during lunch in Sydney’s Chinatown; it bumped our yum cha bill to just shy of $1000. We’re talking one lobster shared among the 4 of us, in case there’s any confusion. Thankfully, it was my younger sister, here on a flying » Read More

How to Make Hainanese Roast Chicken Rice

I prefer my Hainanese Chicken Rice with roast rather than “white” chicken, though my recipe actually calls for it to be deep-fried, since it produces a crispier skin (it’s a personal preference, folks, I know that’s not how most people make it). Here’s my take on Hainanese “roast” chicken rice; I’ll post a new update down the track, especially if I » Read More