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Great Nasi Lemak from where you’d least expect

Great Nasi Lemak from where you’d least expect

Nasi Lemak is my all-time favourite Malaysian street dish. Period! However, finding a reasonably authentic version of it in Adelaide has not been an easy task. Most try to make it all East-meets-West fancy-like. All I crave for in Nasi Lemak is something like what […]

From scratch or not from scratch? That is the question!

From scratch or not from scratch? That is the question!

We got a lot of tremendously positive feedback on our most recent Shop-Cook-Eat session. However, there was one particular piece of feedback that highlighted a dilemma I’m sure that many cooking demonstrators grapple with and inspired this blog post. It related specifically to Mum starting the […]

Report: Shop-Cook-Eat-Cook #3: Malaysian Chicken Curry with Mama Yeow

Report: Shop-Cook-Eat-Cook #3: Malaysian Chicken Curry with Mama Yeow

That’s a wrap! Another successful and sold-out (in two weeks of putting it up on Eventbrite.com.au!) Shop-Cook-East (SCE) session. Obviously, there’s a gap in the market in teaching how to make Malaysian Chicken Curry. This classic Malaysian dish brings back some great memories for me.  On […]

SHOP-COOK-EAT Session #1 – Here’s how it went

SHOP-COOK-EAT Session #1 – Here’s how it went

So, we’ve now had two sold-out and (in our minds anyway) very successful Shop-Cook-Eat sessions and another one scheduled. You would have no doubt heard about them through our updates and post. However, some of you may not be familiar with the format of the […]

Curse of the ‘Child Bride’

Curse of the ‘Child Bride’

Teena had a birthday few days ago. Despite having had four kids and joining me on the ‘wrong side’ of forty, this chick still looks eighteen! There were three notable occurrences just this past week that rammed home the harsh fact that ‘Little Miss Evergreen’ looks young enough […]

The Tragedy of Lost Recipes

The Tragedy of Lost Recipes

Teena and I were having a chat the other day about cooking know-how lost between generations in families. We’ve spoken to countless others from ethnic Asian backgrounds who aren’t able to cook their families’ traditional dishes despite of wanting to and having parents who were wonderful […]

Our First SHOP-COOK-EAT Session

Our First SHOP-COOK-EAT Session

I’m tremendously proud of my little sister Poh’s success. Together with her very talented hubby, Jonathan (aka Jono), she’s built and amazing brand and business from being the inaugural Masterchef Australia runner-up. Some may say, she’s just lucky to have the backing of a world renown brand […]

Food Place Review: Yen Linh – Chinatown

Food Place Review: Yen Linh – Chinatown

This write-up is part food place review and part public apology. It started at bedtime on Valentine’s Day eve. I headed into the bedroom first, while Teena was going through her bedtime routine. As with most nights I closed the door to the bedroom, while she did […]

Food Place Review: Banh Mi – Vietnamese Rolls

Food Place Review: Banh Mi – Vietnamese Rolls

First Impressions The first time I came across Banh Mi Vietnamese Rolls, located below Grenfell Tower (aka ‘The Black Stump’) at 25 Grenfell Street (opposite Citicross Arcade),  I passed because of the crazy lineup that lead way out past its front entrance. At the time I wasn’t […]

Mama Yeow’s Birthday Dinner 2017

Mama Yeow’s Birthday Dinner 2017

In the beginning… As with most none-major-milestone birthday celebrations in the Yeow family, everything happened impromptu and very quickly. And so it was with Mum’s 69th birthday dinner at our place this past Wednesday.  The annual ‘what are we doing for Mum’s birthday’ conversation with the […]