How to Make Fish Paste (Easy Recipe)

This recipe is great for those who find the thought of attempting your own fish paste (used for fish balls, stuffed tofu & vegetables, fish cakes etc. etc.) daunting because of the cost and time involved. I’m using cheap Basa fillets which I found in the freezer section of my local Aldi supermarket, combined with lean chicken mince. Thanks to » 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 » Read More

How to Cook Crab Bee Hoon

Full disclosure - I’ve never had this in Singapore; in fact my only exposure to Crab Bee Hoon has been on TV courtesy of Anthony Bourdain. I Googled it and found a version that’s basically a glorified fish head vermicelli recipe. I’m confident that’s NOT the same dish that Mr. Bourdain ate in Geylang, so this is my take on it after further research » Read More

How to Cook Prawns with Salt and Garlic

This is a very quick and easy prawn dish that calls for fresh prawns, oil, salt, garlic, and not much else. I made this during a live broadcast awhile back and am only now getting around to posting the recipe, so my apologies to my long-suffering YouTube subscribers. You will hear baby Noah fussing in the background as well (not a lot I can do » Read More

How to Make Fish Floss or Meat Floss (Thermomix)

I love chicken floss but as a kid growing up in Malaysia it was always a bit of a luxury item so I never got to eat as much of it or have it as often as I wished. (I guess they mustn’t have been cheap even back in those days.) I remember my parents might pick some up in Kuala Lumpur during one of our infrequent day trips to Malaysia’s capital, or » Read More

How to Make Maggi Crab Noodles – Travel Diary Kelantan – Part 9

Recipe for Maggi Ketam (Claypot Crab with Maggi Noodles) from Indra Tom Yam One trend I’ve noticed in my trips to Malaysia in recent years is the use of Maggi ie. instant noodles in some street food dishes. You might come across Maggi Goreng (ie. fried Maggi noodles) cooked Mee Goreng-style at some food courts, and I’ve had Maggi Udang ie. Mee » Read More

How to Make Squid Ketupat – Travel Diary Kelantan – Part 8

Recipes for Ketupat Sotong (Squid Stuffed with Glutinous Rice) and Kerabu Pucuk Nipah (Palm Shoots Salad) from Perdana Resort, Kota Bharu We showed up at Perdana Resort, a beachside property, for the next two cooking demonstrations - and found another extravagant banquet had been prepared for us that included Kelantan’s very unique laksa (I will » Read More

How to Make Lawar Ikan Merah etc. – Travel Diary Kelantan – Part 2

Recipes for Pindang Tapai, Ikan Masak Lemak Belimbing Buluh, Lawar Ikan Merah I checked into my room after my late lunch of nasi campur, and because I’d arrived a couple of hours ahead of the rest of the media group, I had time to take baby Noah for a quick dip in the hotel pool. I was still full from my last meal when it was time for an » Read More

How to Make Sambal for Kangkung Belacan

I've shown you in my previous YouTube videos how to make your own chilli paste and how to prepare dried shrimp. In this next segment, I'm going to show you how to use these two ingredients in one recipe. Sambal Recipe INGREDIENTS: ¼ cup oil (I’m using Carotino) 1 cup dried shrimp, soaked, drained and lightly pounded ¾ cup chilli paste 1 » Read More

How to Cook Sabah Sour Fish Stew (Ikan Ampap)

A simple yet delicious sour fish stew using snapper fillets; recipe and instruction by Chef Elroy of Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Sabah. INGREDIENTS: 100 g Red snapper (fillet) 10 g Turmeric, fresh (crushed) 25 g Ginger, cleaned (crushed) 20 g Lemongrass, cleaned (quick-knock at the steam) 5 g Lime leaf 20 g Red chilli (seeded) 5 g Asam » Read More