In The Media

Media Activity

From TV cooking segments and interviews to guest hosting travel shows around the world, a sample of Jackie M’s media activity can be seen below.

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Features & Interviews

PRINT | The Leader (August 2023) – Ancient Curry Dish Shows Spicy Dish A Favourite For The Ages

PRINT | Sin Chew Daily (August 2022) – Jackie M & Masters of Malaysian Cuisine in Ipoh

PRINT | NST (July 2022) – Foodies On Malaysian Culinary Trip

ONLINE | SBS Food (February 2021) – The Sweet Lowdown On The Sugars Of Asia

RADIO | ABC Radio (January 2021) – Summers with Adam Shirley: All Things Curry In Australia

ONLINE | SBS Food (September 2020) – Why Malaysian Kids Grew Up Loving Shrimp And Sardine Sandwiches

ONLINE | The Mighty (April 2020) – What Doctors Told Me About My Baby With Down Syndrome

ONLINE | Travel Tales (January 2020) – Jackie M For Malaysia

ONLINE | LENOVO (December 2019) – Southeast Asian Chef Shares Authentic Malaysian Food with the World Through Technology

ONLINE | SBS Food (September 2019) – The Stirring Story Of How Rich, Sweet Palm Sugar Is Made

MAGAZINE | DestinAsian Magazine, Indonesia (July-Sept 2019 Issue) – Selera Malaysia

PODCAST | New Stories, Bold Legends (January 2019) – Episode 4: Jackie M – Chef and YouTube Sensation

ONLINE | (November 2018) – From Successful IT Career to the Kitchen

ONLINE | Syok.My (August 2018) – 5 Malaysian Cooks You Should Follow

ONLINE | Go Asia Plus (June 2018) – Frankly Speaking With Jackie M

RADIO | ABC Radio (May 2018) – Government Crackdown On Cash Economy

ONLINE | Chalkboard (March 2018) – Riding Challenges – Jackie M for Malaysia

ONLINE | The Mighty (October 2017) – Why I’m Done Making Excuses For Those Who Discriminate Against My Child With Down Syndrome

ONLINE | MamaMia (October 2017) – “I Was Running My Market Stall When Two Police Arrived…”

ONLINE | Kidspot (October 2017) – Single Mum Fights To Keep Her Special Needs Son With Her At Work

ONLINE | SBS (May 2017) – Hot Topic: Where Do You Sit On The Sambal Scale?

ONLINE | TourRadar (April 2017) How to Survive Thailand’s Songkran Festival

TV | Studio 10 on Channel Ten (October 2016) The Toughest Job In The World – Jackie M interview re: Defending her son’s right to be with her at her place of business

ONLINE | TourRadar (June 2016) Malaysia VS Indonesia

PODCAST | The Tao of Self-Confidence (April 2016) 171: The Platform Of Self Confidence With Jackie Tang

ONLINEUrban Walkabout (January 2016) Why Hawker Food Is Melbourne’s Hottest New Trend

PRINT AU | New Idea Magazine (August 2015) Headline: Market Stall Mum Forced to Quit Over Son

PRINT AU | The Daily Telegraph (August 2015) Chef Jackie M sets up stall in Parramatta and contemplates Orange Grove return. (Click for image)

PRINT AUSBS News (July 2015) Interview: Mother quits market stall after complaints about son with Down Syndrome

PRINT AU | Daily Life (July 2015) Interview: When the urge to ‘protect’ a child is really a judgement

PRINT AUThe Daily Telegraph (July 2015) Interview: Chef and mum quits Orange Grove Markets after complaints about her Down syndrome son

PRINT AU | Daily Mail Australia (July 2015) Interview: ‘The stall was his favourite day of the week’: Single mum devastated as she is forced to close down her market stall because people complained about her Down’s syndrome son who she takes to work with her

PRINT GRThe Huffington Post (July 2015) Kunden beschwerten sich über den Sohn einer Imbiss-Mitarbeiterin, weil sie seinen Anblick nicht ertragen konnten

PRINT MY | The Star Newspaper (May 2015) Interview: The Gutsy Woman Who Popularised Malaysian Food in Sydney

PRINT MY | The Star Newspaper  (March 2015) Feature on Jackie M as the #2 most influential Australian chef on social media

PRINT MY | Flavours Magazine (Star Publications)  (Aug 2014) The Malaysian Invasion – Jackie is featured as one of the prominent Malaysians in the food scene abroad who do the country proud

PRINT AU | JOM Magazine (June 2014) Jackie M’s Street Cred – Jackie talks to JOM about her vision for Malaysian food in Australia, her journey and the road ahead

PRINT MY | Unreserved  (May 2014) Invaluable lessons – Jackie is asked to impart what her parents taught her to make her what she is today

TV MY | Bella NTV7… Morning talk show interview (February 2014) Featured guest on Malaysian talk show Bella – the producers traveled to Jackie’s hometown to interview her friends and their families about her childhood as part of this episode chronicling Jackie’s journey from a child of street food vendors to her current success as a Malaysian street food expert

PRINT AU | BMag (January 2014) Interview with Malaysian Guru Jackie M

PRINT AU | SMH / The Age – Good Food: Food and Social Media (November 2013) Follow the foodie – To learn how to cook authentic Malaysian food, circle [Jackie M] on Google+ and join her free monthly “cook-along” hangouts 

PRINT MY | The Star (April 2013) Jackie M is blazing a trail for the Asian food industry in Australia with her delicious offerings of authentic Malaysian cuisine. Aussies can’t seem to get enough of her food and every dish she creates is popular even with Malaysians living down under.

ONLINE | A Food Story (March 2013) 10 Questions with Jackie M  – The Queen of Malaysian cuisine was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer my random questions


Jackie M and the Seekers team on-location

TV AU | Channel Ten: News (February 2013) Jackie M is interviewed for her expert opinion on the horse meat controversy in Australia

PRINT AU | SMH Good Food Under $30 – 2013 Guide There are very few places in Sydney that do Malaysian food as well as [Jackie M]…

PRINT MY | The New Straits Times (December 2012) All said and done, Jackie has emerged top of the heap of Malaysian food specialists in Australia. Her Jackie M brand is the go-to place for Malaysian cuisine.

ONLINE | Ramen Raff  (December 2012) Jackie M Malaysian Cooking Class

ONLINE | Gastronomous Anonymous (December 2012) Jackie M Masterclass, Sydney

ONLINE | Gourmanda: (December 2012) Nyonya Cooking Class with Jackie M at The Grace Hotel

TV AU | Channel Ten: Breakfast (November 2012) ‘Malaysian food with Jackie M’ cooking segment

ONLINE | Bring to this Table (November 2012) Jackie M: The Platinum Blonde Bond Girl of Malaysian Street Food

PRINT AU | Sydney Morning Herald: Three of a Kind – Popiah (October 2012) Jackie M takes her popiahs so seriously she makes the skins from scratch and serves them only as a rotating special… Fabulously authentic.

ONLINE | Food, Booze & Shoes (July 2012) One night only: Jackie M pops up in Waterloo

ONLINE | Gastronomous Anonymous (February 2012) Jackie M, Concord

ONLINE | The Food Pornographer (January 2012) Review: Jackie M Malaysian Cuisine, Concord, Sydney

ONLINE | I Ate My Way Through (January 2012) Review: Jackie M, Concord

TV AU | Kerri-Anne Show (October 2011) Jackie M cooking segment


Jackie M and Kerri-Anne

PRINT AU | Time Out Magazine (September 2011) “Jackie’s thorough explanations of Malaysian cuisine and detailed answers are excellent. Reading this interview is making me want to cook Malaysian at 1am!“- Lisa, Time Out Commenter

PRINT AU | SBS Food: Roti Canai (September 2011) (Clipping)

PRINT AU | Daily Telegraph (May 2011) Jackie M is one of the few good things to come out of the Y2K computer bug threat. While best known for her market stall of takeaway curries and pastes, her Malaysian hole-in-the-wall is an absolute gem if you love the rich and spicy Peranakan food – Simon Thompson

PRINT AU | Time Out Magazine: restaurant feature (February 2011) Sydney’s high priestess of Malaysian cuisine is Jackie M, a Malay-born, Sydney Uni-educated livewire.

PRINT AU | Sydney Morning Herald: Good Living (February 2011)

PRINT AU | Sydney Morning Herald: 3 Best Noodle Bars Jackie M serves up some of Sydney’s best char kway teow.

PRINT AU | Australian Gourmet Traveller


TV AU | Malaysia Kitchen Channel 7TWO – Jackie brings her Malaysian restaurant experience to 5 of the 10 episodes in this series and shows you how to create iconic Malaysian dishes in your home kitchen.

TV AU | Fish and Hunt Australia Foxtel – Jackie creates Malaysian influenced meals using fish and game caught by hosts Dave Butfield and NRL player Beau Scott.

TV AU | Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield Channel 10 – Jackie joins Justine in the kitchen to showcase authentic Malaysian recipes.

TV AU | Let’s Do Coffee Channel 10 – Jackie is a food presenter in this series and covers Southeast Asian recipes.

TV AU | The Travel Bug Channel 7TWO – Jackie cooks up Malaysian/Aussie fusion meals with Travel Bug host Morgan Burrett

TV MY | Seekers Season 9: guest presenter in five episodes – Seekers is a Malaysian paranormal / ghost-hunting show broadcast on NTV7.

TV MY | 24 hours in… Food guide presenter for Sydney episode – New series airing in Malaysia on Astro and hosted by Malaysian singing sensation Alif Satar.


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