Tourism Malaysia and Jackie M take to the Streets of Malaysia in Series 2

The following is a media release by Tourism Malaysia Australia regarding my new series which airs Sundays 9pm Aust EST | 7pm Malaysia | 1pm Europe (CET) & South Africa | 12pm UK starting 19 September 2021 PRESS RELEASE Tourism Malaysia (TM) and Jackie M – Malaysian born, Sydney-based hawker food expert – and her group of culinary » Read More

Johor: Laksa Johor, Mee Rebus, Places To Visit & Things To Do

Johor is highly-regarded among Malaysians and Singaporeans as a foodie destination, so much so that Singaporeans regularly travel across the border into Malaysia just to eat a meal in this, the southernmost state of the peninsular of Malaysia. In this episode of Street Food Journeys: Malaysia, we explore Johor through the lens of its food. Click » Read More

Melaka: Satay Celup, Klebang Coconut Shake, Nyonya Food And More

I remember it was during my first trip to Melaka that I tried Satay Celup, which consists of skewered meat, fish balls, seafood, vegetables and everything in between cooked in a thin peanut gravy. It felt like a cross between steamboat (aka hotpot) and satay; I only ever had it once - it was a literal case of so much food, so little time in Melaka » 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

29 Dishes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Penang

A Wok Around Asia Guide to Penang Food It’s a well-accepted fact that Malaysia produces some of the best street food in the world - however, different parts of Malaysia are famous for specific dishes, and Penang is no different. How do you know what to eat if you’re visiting Penang for just a few days?  Well, to help you decide, this is my » Read More

Penang Food – What The Locals Eat

A Wok Around Asia Penang Food Guide It can be tough trying to navigate the food scene in Malaysia - even for someone like me who grew up there. Each town or city has its own food culture, and the best eats are not necessarily what you might find on Expedia or Yelp. That's why I strive, with Wok Around Asia, to meet up with locals and really get » Read More

10-Day Pacific Islands Cruise – Carnival Legend

When the Inner West Mums Facebook group told me they’d raised enough money to send me and Noah on a “short break” I had no idea it’d be as extravagant as a 10-day Pacific Islands cruise. The closest I’d gotten to joining a cruise was when I was approached by another cruise line a couple of years prior about doing a TV commercial for them. Their » Read More

Baby Noah and Jackie on a Cruise

A couple of months ago, a group of women from the Inner West Mums Facebook group decided to raise money to pay for Noah and me to go on a cruise. (Story here >> https://jackiem.com.au/2016/10/06/baby-noah-channel-tens-studio-ten/ ) I was hesitant about sending the wrong message if I were to accept these women’s generous offer; I didn’t want » Read More

7VEN Messenger Bag – My Review

7VEN Messenger Bag by AlpakaGear.com Full disclosure - I'm friends with one of the founders of Alpaka Gear, so I was very fortunate to have been sent one of the prototypes of the 7VEN Messenger Bag, which I received earlier this week. The Kickstarter campaign for the bag only launched less than a day ago as I write this » Read More

How to Cook Malaysian Young Jackfruit Curry

I don’t think I’ve ever come across young jackfruit here in Sydney, but I’ve seen frozen breadfruit in Indian grocery stores, and I think that would work as a perfectly acceptable substitute. FYI young jackfruit needs to be boiled with vinegar to remove its slimy texture, should you ever use it in this recipe. In keeping with the character of » Read More