Travel Diary Part 3 – Kampung Baru and Brickfields, KL

Print PDF Kampung Baru (or Bharu) (translation - New Village) Day 1 “Kampung Baru” just means New Village in Malay, and I actually spent most of my childhood years in a Kampung Baru (Kg Baru Bukit Temiang, ie. Temiang Hill New Village) in my hometown in Seremban. Mostly though, people think of Kampung Baru Kuala Lumpur, an area smack in the » Read More

How to Cook Penang Asam Pedas

Print PDF Asam Pedas (Sour and Spicy Fish Stew) - a Penang Peranakan (Nyonya) specialty. Click here to watch on YouTube (opens new window) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zM8a8AkSeg Subscribe for more Malaysian cooking tips, recipes and secrets:  YouTube.com/JackieM Asam Pedas (Peranakan Fish Stew) (Serves 2) Ingredients Red » Read More

Food & Travel Guide: Kuala Lumpur

Print PDF I get asked all the time about places to eat or visit in Malaysia, so I've compiled this Flipboard magazine - a KL Travel Guide to help travellers navigate the Kuala Lumpur landscape. If the magazine doesn't display properly, just click on the link title below to view - it will open in a new window. I will keep adding new content as » Read More

Travel Diary – Kampung Baru, KL (Part 2)

Print PDF I receive my itinerary from the tour designer, Diana, a couple of days before I leave Sydney. Right away, I spot a familiar name in the document. My tour guide is going to be Mr. Shaukani Abbas, who is a mutual Facebook friend of Aspaliza. I’d been hanging out with Aspaliza every trip back home in the last year. What a small world, » Read More

Travel Diary – Kampung Baru, KL (Part 1)

Print PDF Prologue This is a story that Pak Aziz of Sukasuka Lake Retreat in Perak relayed during the second leg of my Culture, Heritage and Nature Delight tour. The retreat is in a very rural part of Malaysia - we’re in the middle of a kampung (Malay village), where life runs at a different pace and where it seems in many ways like time has » Read More

Culture, Heritage and Nature Delight – Intro

Print PDF Click to watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHk-Lxgbzf8 In November 2014, People Express Travel in Kuala Lumpur invited me to experience their new Culture, Heritage and Nature Delight Tour based around a culinary theme. Over the course of 6 Days/5 Nights, I stayed at - - Bagasta Boutique Hotel in Kampung » Read More

How About Malaysia?

Print PDF Have you ever visited Malaysia? Thought about it, maybe? I’ve talked to lots of Aussies at my food stalls over the years. (Contrary to perception I am occasionally approachable. It has been known to happen.) More than a handful have been to Malaysia. They were there because of work. Or they were transiting elsewhere. Or they » Read More

Jackie M’s Sarawak Travel Diary

Print PDF I’ve had at least 2 people tell me they've been enjoying my travel posts – 3 if you count #babyNoah (alright, he didn’t actually say it but I could tell) – and this has been enough to spur me into action. I plan on compiling them from now on as video content for my YouTube channel. First up – Kuching, Sarawak – and to fill in the » Read More

How to Make Penang Pasembur Salad

Print PDF Pasembur (aka mamak or Indian rojak) is a signature Penang salad with a sweet potato-based sauce, that I used to enjoy a long time ago in my Seremban hometown. The wet market in the centre of town had a stall that sold it (and may still do after 30 years, for all I know) and it was Chinese-run, unlike most Indian rojak stalls. This » Read More

Petanak Wet Market, Kuching, Sarawak

Print PDF This article by one of Australia's best-known food bloggers Cynthia, aka The Food Pornographer, first appeared in my digital iPad App, Truly Malaysian, last year. This is reprinted with permission as a lead-up to my series of upcoming recipes and videos from my own visit to Kuching, Sarawak recently. All photos in this post are the » Read More