How to prepare steamed fish that absolutely blow your mind

The flavor of steamed fish prepared with live fish is out of this world. That is why my family is dedicated gastronomes of Chinese steamed fish. We can set out to a gourmet trip to fishing villages just to savor the spectacular flavor of the perfectly steamed fish. The texture is tender, the meat tastes…

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How to make coconut panna cotta with amazing pandan flavor

There is a secret ingredient in this coconut panna cotta – coconut milk! The coconut panna cotta I had at a local cafe changed my perception towards this dessert recently. Although I do not fancy about sweet desserts, this panna cotta capture my attention, and I indulged to its unique flavor and delicate texture immediately.…

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Complete guide- How to make the best butter cake (8 simple steps)

(Part two of the best butter cake series) I thought I know everything about baking butter cake a few years ago. During one of the baking session, I fumbled. The cakes were dense, with cracked top and uneven rising. The result was not only disappointing but embarrassed to divulge to my guests with high expectation.…

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How to bake the best butter cake- a practical guide (part one)

I baked the best butter cake today, and this is the 1000th cake I baked. No. I have baked more cakes than that. Throughout the years, I made a variety of cakes and desserts, but butter cake is on top of my list. By now, you should have guessed that I work in a bakery!…

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Writing my first Asian cookbook (Progress report- August 2016)

The last day of August happens to be the National Day of Malaysia. It is also time for me to review what I have accomplished, learned and hindrances I encountered in writing my Asian cookbook. I made a short trip early this month to visit my son in Adelaide, Australia.  Because of that, I have left…

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Scotch egg with oriental flavor (How to make in 3 simple steps)

Believe it or not, I only ate my first Scotch egg after I became an adult. Unlike people who stay in the UK, Scotch eggs are not something for a picnic, party or in the local pubs. Rather it is considered an exotic combination of egg and meat. A Scotch egg is attractive no matter…

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How to cook Japanese hamburger steak that makes you hungry

If you are bored with the traditional hamburger or steak, try Hambāgu, the Japanese hamburger steak. So is it hamburger or steak? It is both. Hambāgu is the Japanese transliteration of the word Hamburger. It presumably evolves from Salisbury steak, which originates from the US with western seasoning. The patty is seasoned with the Japanese…

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Taiwanese chicken steak- how to get the outstanding crunchy texture

The first time I tried this amazing Taiwanese chicken steak was at a night market called Shilin in Taipei, Taiwan. I was fascinated by the insane size of the steaks, which the local described by comparing to the dimension of the face. It is thin and large, look-alike schnitzel snack with a crumbly, crispy and…

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Oxtail soup that will melt your heart with an adventurous twist

Oxtail soup can elevate to become an exotic wonder dish with an adventurous twist of Asian flavor. Malaysian oxtail soup is earthy, meaty, warm and comforting with the bursting flavor from a myriad of local spices. When the soup is served bubbling hot, one mouthful will melt your heart and change the way you appreciate…

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Writing my cookbook- Progress report July 2016

Times fly, and I have started to write my cookbook since April. Now it is approaching the end of July, a period that I am looking forward in the past two months. I am going to visit my son in Adelaide, Australia this week.  There will be a load of Malaysian food in my luggage to…

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