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

How To Cook Chilli Mud Crab

N.B. Please note that I've switched email providers so the link to sign up  for recipes as displayed in the video is now expired. Please join my regular mailing list (there's a subscribe form at the bottom of this post to do so - the one that says "Join Jackie M for an Awesome Culinary Experience") if you want to keep up-to-date with all my » 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

How To Cook Pandan Chicken Curry & Pandan Rice

As someone who's run a Malaysian food business for decades, I'm always trying to strike a balance between maintaining "authentic" flavours while cutting down on time spent in the kitchen (thanks to labour costs and staff shortage issues). My friends at MyBlueTea.com.au recently sent me some samples of their natural pandan powder (made from pure » Read More

My Malaysian Cookbooks Free For A Limited Time Only

Folks, this is your chance to get the eBook versions of two of my Malaysian cookbooks (along with a bonus Asian Pantry Ingredients Guide) - Truly Malaysian Street Food At Home Truly Malaysian Breakfasts Check out the video to see what they look like >> And all you have to pay is the cost of the USB drive to be shipped out to » Read More

How to Make Kanom Krok – Thai Coconut Cakes

I had never eaten kanom krok (aka Thai coconut cakes or Thai coconut custard) when I attempted to make it during a recent Live Asian Kitchen broadcast. Without a frame of reference as to how it should taste, I found both the recipe I used and the final outcome somewhat perplexing. First of all, it produced a gooey topping that had no chance of » Read More

How to Make Sweet Potato Dumplings with Red Bean Paste Filling

  These sweet potato dumplings are pretty easy to make; you can used ready-to-use red bean paste (in cans or packs at your local Asian grocery store), though in this Live Asian Kitchen, I used the homemade red bean paste I’d made a couple of weeks earlier. Other popular filling options include lotus seed paste or mung bean paste. The » Read More

How to Cook Yee Mein Noodles with Garlic Butter Sauce

I recently had some crab yee mein noodles at The Good Kitchen restaurant in Hurstville, and they were so memorable I decided to attempt making the dish during my Live Asian Kitchen broadcast (but with prawns due to budget constraints). The noodles were served up with a butter and garlic sauce, and I was told that the secret was to add a small » Read More

How to Make Shanghai-Style Pancakes

I remember Shanghai red bean paste-filled pancakes being a staple on the sweets trolley at yum cha back in the day, but I have to admit that I haven’t really seen them around in recent years. The good news is that they’re actually pretty easy to make, and apart from red bean paste, all you really need are flour and eggs, and oil for frying. I used » Read More