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

How to Cook Penang Kapitan Chicken Curry

Print PDF Kapitan Chicken Curry is one of the more popular dishes in my range of frozen Prepared Meals, but as anyone who's watched any of the cooking videos on my YouTube Channel would know, I'm a big believer in shortcuts; I'm the first to admit a lot of liberties are taken with my recipes. When I was in Penang, I had the opportunity to » Read More

Jackie M’s Travel Diary – Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort, Penang

Print PDF Most Westerners who've travelled to Malaysia will almost invariably have covered Penang, so they're often surprised to find they know the place better than I do. I have to admit being a "southerner" - I was born and raised in Seremban, 40 miles south of Kuala Lumpur - Penang has always been a little outside my radar. My recent trips » Read More

How to Cook Nyonya Kapitan Fish

Print PDF When I gave up my IT career back in 2002 to get into “this food thing” - as it’s disparagingly referred to by some in my family-  it wasn’t out of any altruistic reason so much as it was a way for me to recreate my memories of Malaysia through its food. A dozen years on, thanks in large part to no longer having to run a restaurant, » Read More

Ramadan Around Malaysia – My Google Hangouts-On-Air

Print PDF I’m almost scared to announce this for fear of jinxing these Live Broadcasts but here it goes! After a 3 months+ enforced hiatus from my weekly Google Hangouts-On-Air thanks to my relocation nightmare that included a failed internet service restore, I’m back in the game with a vengeance. I’m running a series of 8 Ramadan-themed » Read More

Jackie M’s Non-Definitive and Desperately Incomplete Guide to Dining in KL

Print PDF Petronas Twin Towers from my Traders Hotel KL room.The topic of where to eat in KL has been done to death, as I’m sure most people who spend an inordinate amount of time online will protest – so why am I adding my two cents’? How’s this post different from others out there? I emigrated 30 years ago, plus I didn’t grow up in KL – » Read More