How to Cook Penang Asam Laksa

Asam (aka Assam) Laksa Also known as Penang Laksa, this dish hails from its namesake island and has been listed among the 'Top 10 world’s most delicious foods' by CNN.  I held off on attempting it for many years as one of the main ingredients in the paste, bunga kantan or torch ginger flower, is almost impossible to find in Australia.  However, » Read More

How to Cook Silken Noodles with Grilled Lobster (Kway Teow Siram)

Kway Teow Siram aka Silken Noodles is very easy to make at home - in this video, I used grilled lobster and tobiko to give it a luxurious twist for the wine dinner I was hosting at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Sabah. INGREDIENTS: 250g fresh rice noodles, wide-cut 2 tsp oil ½tsp soya sauce ½ tsp thick soy sauce ½ lobster in shell, brushed with » Read More

How to Cook Khao Soi

I had the opportunity to visit Chiang Mai last month courtesy of Shangri-La Hotels and whilst there I filmed a series of cooking videos consisting of dishes unique to that part of Thailand. I’ll write about my Chiang Mai travels in a separate post, but right now I just want to get this recipe across to you. This is the first in the series, and I’m » Read More

How to Make Mee Hailam

Recipe by Swiss Inn Kuala Lumpur Most of us know and love Hainanese Chicken Rice but I’d bet good money not many people outside of Malaysia have heard of Hainanese Noodles - what we call Mee Hailam. What little I knew of the Hainanese dialect group growing up in Malaysia was that as migrants from China, many of them used to work as maids in » Read More

Fish and Hunt Australia – Quick Laksa Recipe

Click here to download a list of where to buy Dollee and other products used in the Fish and Hunt Australia cooking segments >> Recipe and Where to Buy This is the Curry Laksa I made on Foxtel's Fish and Hunt Australia Season 8, airing June 2015 onwards. We all love the idea of cooking everything from scratch, but I appreciate that » Read More

How to Make Curry Laksa

Print PDF Recipe by Grand Hyatt Hotel Kuala Lumpur I've talked at length about the different varieties of Laksa in Malaysia and posted videos and Hangouts and recipes to cover some of them.  Clearly there's no such thing as too many laksa recipes because I've been asked by some of you to share the one for the Curry Laksa featured in one of my » Read More

How to Make Laksa Nyonya in 15 Minutes

Print PDF There's a lot of confusion about what Laksa Nyonya is - and this is actually quite understandable in view of the fact that Penang's famous laksa - the sour, non-coconut milk version aka Asam (Assam) laksa is also Nyonya-influenced. For the record, my Laksa Nyonya refers to the laksa inspired by Melaka's nyonya culture. There are, » Read More

How to Cook Sarawak Foochow Noodles

Print PDF If there’s one revelation that stands out from the myriad of new discoveries in my Borneo trip, it is the influence of the Foochow dialect group in this part of the world. Prior to that I never knew much about Foochow people and their culture; back in Peninsular Malaysia it was broadly Cantonese in the south and Hokkien up north. On our » Read More

Mee Goreng – Street Eats Journey Part 3

Print PDF Mee Goreng  in the Middle of a Palm Plantation In this installment of my Street Eats Journey, we travelled inland to Carotino’s palm oil plantation in Pahang. We arrived late in the day in Pahang’s capital, Kuantan - my first time there - and caught up with Jonathan who had driven up from the Carotino Johor office. He took us out » Read More

Char Kway Teow with Grilled Lobster and Tobiko

Print PDF One of the highlights of my recent trip to Kuala Lumpur was to run a Hangout-on-Air at Traders Hotel, KL, which was a first in many ways - It was the first ever Hangout-on-Air broadcast from Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. It was my collaborator Fay Khoo's first time participating in a Hangout. It was the first time I'd run » Read More