YouTube food channel


I am moving on to YouTube to share my home cooked recipes. That way, you can actually see how I prepare and cook the dish and if you want a printed recipe, there is a link that will take you to my other blog.

This week on my YouTube channel I talked about Sichuan peppercorn and show you how to make a tasty and spicy chicken stir fry using freshly grounded Sichuan pepper.

I hope you will continue to support and follow me. It is easy to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel to see my next video using this LINK.

Uniquely Penang

In the last couple of weeks I have been busy working on a new website and posted 2 of my latest videos – grilled lemongrass chicken “bahn mi” and shredded beef Szechuan style, on YouTube.

Continue reading

Soy baked chicken with polenta and roast vegetables

If you enjoy simple cooking and eating after that, you have come to the right place. Today I am going to show you how to make a simple whole chicken baked in the oven serve with roast vegetables and polenta.

Continue reading

Fried beehon

Beehon is a type of dried noodle called rice vermicelli made from rice starch. Soak the noodle in cold tap water for 15-20 minutes and then boil in boiling water for 5 minutes depending on the brand. Just follow the packet instruction.

Continue reading

Grilled chicken Malaysian style

This week I am going to show you how to make your own spice paste to flavour the chicken. You only need a few basic ingredients.

Continue reading

Penang Insights

After working in the Information Technology and Consulting industry for almost 35 years, I have decided to pursue my dream of returning back to Penang – my hometown and my birthplace. Give up my high paying job as a senior project manager in Australia so I can live my dream. I am sure I am not alone here.

The scary part is what would I do after I leave my job. A job that I am good at, that I am so familiar with, in the last 3 decades. I have been pondering on this idea for over a year – what could I do? do I need to continue to work in this high pressure work environment? could I earn an income by doing what I enjoy most in my life? I don’t want to sit around and keep asking and thinking to myself over and over again – could I or could I not and the what if. I do not want to die not trying and not knowing. So I have decided to take the plunge and quit my job recently – the most familiar thing in my life that I have been trained to do – to do something different while I still could.

I believe everyone has the capacity to learn and to adapt. I have done it in 2006 when I opened my own boutique restaurant, refitted a takeaway shop into an Asian-style open kitchen, trained myself to cook in my own commercial kitchen, learnt the process of sourcing my own produces to plating my food on the table. It was a rewarding and fulfilling experience – being able to interact face to face with my customers, see the reaction of my customers and rewarded instantly with their feedback. However, I was drawn back to my regular job after 2 years. The reason was “money” and there were payments to be made.

Twelve years later, once again I am contemplating about my work-life balance. My normal job was not fulfilling anymore. It was a means to an end. I have decided to return to Penang, to startup my own boutique travel business.

In the last few weeks I have been working on my business website – Penang Insights – which is now open for enquiries and bookings.