How to Make Har Gow

This broadcast was more of a recipe-testing session than a straight-out how-to, but it’s worth a reshare if for no other reason than to give comfort to those who have tried and failed at making dim sums. I’ve tweaked the recipe as follows, to accommodate some of the lessons learned from the session.   Har Gow (Shrimp » Read More

How to Make Sweet Potato Onde-Onde and Black Sesame Paste Dessert

Fair warning - the audio in this Live Asian Kitchen is badly out of sync. I only realised because I had to force myself to watch the replay so I could remember the ingredient amounts for these recipes (fun fact - I have a general phobia about watching myself on camera).   Sweet Potato Onde-Onde INGREDIENTS: 200g steamed & » Read More

How to Make Mah Chee aka Chi Pa

I knew this Malaysian childhood snack as Mah Chee, though it’s entirely possible I had the name wrong my whole life; such is the lot of an entire generation of fluent but illiterate Chinese speakers who grew up in Malaysia. The cookbook from which this recipe was extracted (Agnes Chang’s Hawkers’ Delights) calls it “Chi Pa”. Chi Pa (Steamed » Read More

How to Make New York Cheesecake Using a Pressure Cooker

New York Cheesecake sounds positively un-Asian, but I was intrigued by one that was apparently made in a pressure cooker by SoyBeanJenny from my Twitch community. She posted the picture and recipe link - https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/instant-pot-cheesecake-new-york/ - on my Discord server, and assured me it was super-easy to make. It’d have » Read More

How to Cook Cereal Prawns, Kaya and Pisang Goreng

Cereal prawns is one of those dishes that emerged on the Malaysian food scene AFTER I moved to Australia back in 1984, so I never got to try it growing up. That didn’t stop me putting it on my Concord restaurant menu back in the day, however, so I set off to learn the recipe the same way most people in this day and age do - I googled it. Most » Read More

How to Make Vietnamese Banh Xeo and Bo La Lot

I had just come away from what was the best tasting Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Pancake) I’d ever had, at Ngoc An Restaurant in Cabramatta, so I was inspired to attempt it in this broadcast. The two standout features of the dish from Ngoc An were that it was extra crispy, and had a dominant coconut flavour. This first attempt sadly replicated neither, » Read More

Ten Asian Dishes That Work Great in an Airfryer

A few weeks ago, I received an Optimum HealthyFry airfryer courtesy of Prestige Home Appliances, to test and review. Prior to that, I’d never crossed paths with an airfryer, let alone thought about what I could cook with it. It took a bit of outside-the-box thinking but thankfully through my Twitch Live Asian Kitchen broadcasts, I received some » Read More

How to Make Baked Asian Cheese Tarts

#TelstraFail Season 2 Episode 4 (Final) - after two days of back-and-forths with Netgear, the manufacturer of the modem connected to my Telstra service, I was told that it was definitely a faulty modem. Good news was that Netgear said they would replace it; bad news was that I had to go through Telstra. Hell would have to freeze over before I » Read More

How to Make Cassava Cake and Fried Bananas

#TelstraFail Season 2, Episode 3 So right after my  6-dropout broadcast, I called the Westfield Miranda Telstra store where I’d signed up for the service days earlier.  Explained the symptoms to the woman on the phone, who responded - no worries, just bring it back in we can run some tests on it here since you signed up less than 30 » Read More

How to Make Curry Puffs (Air Fryer)

AKA #TelstraFail - Season 2, Episode 1 (Season 1 ended with a call from Telstra’s CEO’s team per updated on this blog post >> My Case Against Telstra — a third world service run by first class bullies A cautionary tale - when you sign up for a new Telstra service, don’t be fooled by the world-class reception you get at the Telstra store » Read More