How to Cook Indonesian Padang-Style Eggplant Balado

Lately, my local greengrocer has been stocking the variety of eggplant that I grew up eating back in Malaysia (correct me if I’m wrong, but I often see them referred to here as Japanese eggplants), and it prompted me to get some for one of my favourite Indonesian Padang dishes known as Terung (Eggplant) Balado. I air-fried the eggplants in my » Read More

How to Make Mushroom Risotto (Using an Optimum Thermocook)

This recipe is from my Optimum Thermocook cooking demo livestream on the Froothie Facebook and YouTube pages on 24 July 2017 -  Mushroom Risotto Ingredients - 300g arborio rice 5 cloves garlic, peeled 1 brown onion, peeled and quartered 60g parmesan cheese, cut into 3cm pieces 2 Tbsp white wine 50g butter 1 Tbsp » Read More

How to Make Vegan Kaya and Onde-Onde

So apparently all those praises about how my Twitch broadcasts are so much clearer compared to ones I did on FB Live were actually cloaked warnings about my data consumption. In another example of unscripted television, Day One of Week 3 on Twitch was interrupted by an SMS from Telstra saying I’ve used up more than 85% of my mobile data, which » Read More

How to Make Prawn Stock Paste for Instant Noodles

RECIPE - Prawn Stock Paste for Instant Noodles INGREDIENTS: 8 cups prawn shells including heads ¾ cup chicken powder ¼ cup sugar 2 tsps pepper ½ cup peeled garlic cloves ½ cup oil METHOD: Combine prawn shells and garlic cloves and fry about 2 minutes or until most of the moisture has been reduced. Add oil and fry » Read More

How to Make Fried Fish Balls or Seafood/Meat Balls

Fried Fish Balls or Seafood/Meat Balls Recipe INGREDIENTS: 500g fish fillets (eg. Basa) 250g chicken mince 1 onion, peeled and quartered 2-3 Tbsp tapioca flour 1 Tbsp Knorr chicken powder 1 tsp sugar ½ tsp white pepper Oil for deep-frying METHOD: Combine fish fillets, chicken mince and onion in a food processor. » Read More

Winner Announcement – Froothie’s $1000 Appliance Giveaway

I am so happy to announce that we have a winner for the Froothie Giveaway from my Southeast Asian Live Cooking Series. Congratulations to Kathy Gilkes of Queensland, who’s won an Optimum Thermocook valued at $1000! Here’s a picture of the Thermocook that she shared on Facebook - Kathy has been busy and in her first day of using it, she’s » Read More

Optimum Thermocook Live Cooking Class

Following from my previous post I'm thrilled to announce the launch of my new series starting Fridays, 9 September 2016 at 7pm Aust EST (click here to check local time - https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ ). I'm going to be joined by Digital Marketing Expert and Live video producer, Krishna De - http://www.krishna.me/ , who will help moderate the » Read More

How to Make Lebanese Garlic Sauce (Toum)

I wanted an aioli-type sauce to go with my slow-roasted beef (probably only the second time in my life I've done a beef roast) but I found the recipes online mostly used one sad, solitary clove of garlic, which just sounded wrong to a garlic lover like myself. I then remembered how much I've always enjoyed the garlic sauce that comes with the » Read More

How to Make Seremban Chicken Siew Pao

This is a famous snack from my Malaysian hometown of Seremban and in this recipe I'm using chicken mince as the filling. These instructions work on a Thermocook or a Thermomix, but in their absence you can use a dough mixer for the dough and a saucepan + stove for the filling. Seremban Chicken Siew Pao (Baked Chicken Buns) » Read More

How to Make Kaya (Thermocook)

This recipe will work in a Thermocook or a Thermomix using the same settings. (ps. you might know by now my recipes are based on my culinary philosophy of "agak-agak" or "guesstimating", so adapt as you see fit with similar kitchen appliances). For a non-appliance dependent recipe, please check out my previous post - How to Make Kaya » Read More