Ginger Crisps – 9 Ways To Use Them In Your Dishes

Ginger is widely known for its health benefits, and most people would be familiar with using it to add flavour and aroma to their dishes. If you’re Malaysian like me, you probably use it regularly in curries, stews and in “tong sui” (sweet soup). I’d never tried consuming ginger as a crisp, however, until My Blue Tea sent me a jar of Borneo » Read More

Live Cooking Videos From My Desktop (Lenovo Legion 7 Review)

A few months ago, while on a late night Zoom call, my suburb was hit by a mass power outage. I was plunged into the dark in the middle of my living room, and my meeting was prematurely ended because of the internet modem shutting off along with everything else that ran on electricity. There wasn’t much else I could do, so I shut down my laptop and » Read More

Durian Fest Sydney 2021

Want to know a secret? Several years since quitting Orange Grove Markets, I’m still adjusting to not having to get up at 4am every Saturday morning. It still feels strange for me not to be loading up my vehicle and rushing to get to the market to get set up and start cooking.  Weekends now mean sleeping in, and coming up with creative ways to » Read More

Malaysian Heritage Cuisine and THAT Eggplant Sambal

It was the morning of LAUNCH DAY - the culmination of months of planning, meetings, negotiations (some more intense than others) - and I woke up to a message from my one remaining volunteer (the previous one backed out a couple of days prior) to say she wasn’t going to make it after all.  Today was the day I was going to take a bunch of food, » Read More

10 Ways The Thermomix Is Great For Asian Cooking

In all the years I’ve cooked Live On Air, I’ve elicited more comments about the Thermomix TM5 behind me than all my other kitchen gadgets and utensils put together. I usually brush these off by telling my audience that it’s really just a multi-function kitchen unit and that I mostly use it as a glorified food processor.  I do that partly because » Read More

Lenovo Yoga Active Noise Cancellation Headphones – Review

  About 2 weeks ago I received a set of Lenovo Yoga Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) headphones to review, which was pretty timely because if you've been following my live cooking videos you'll have noticed the loud chirping noises courtesy of the birds on my balcony interfering with my broadcasts of late (I think they're attracted to the » Read More

Nasi Lemak-Udek-Campur-Kandar-Tumpang-Tumpeng – Part 1

Remember that time Australian cooking show Good Chef Bad Chef did a segment on how to make Nasi Lemak (steamed coconut rice with condiments, and what some would argue is Malaysia's national dish), and then proceeded to cook Nasi Goreng (fried rice)?   When I shared it on social media, I found out many people didn’t even know what “Nasi” » Read More

Singapore Ranked #1 For Best Street Food; Singaporeans Wonder Why

Another week, another hilarious error of culinary judgement by people who clearly have no right to be paid for their food “expertise”. We all remember the legendary “crispy rendang” episode of MasterChef UK, where the judges eliminated Malaysian contestant Zaleha Olpin because her chicken rendang skin wasn’t crispy (which is like giving your » Read More

Japanese Cooking Classes In Japan

If ever you've wondered why I don't post Japanese recipes, that would be because I don't cook Japanese food (I love eating it though).  Which is why I adore the concept behind airKitchen, a service that provides foreign travellers with a chance to visit an ordinary Japanese family, learn to cook from the host, then sit down for meal at the end of » Read More

Kontiki Restaurant @ Federal Hotel KL

Har Meen (Prawn Noodle Soup) I always tell new travellers to Malaysia that the best way to experience Malaysian food in all its glorious iterations and in air conditioned-comfort, is via the in-house restaurant buffets at international hotels. The variety is mind-boggling and the quality is usually top-notch. I had the chance to » Read More