Category Archive: Recipes

Recipe: Kiam Chai Boey (Mustard Green and Tamarind stew)

As the weather turns chillier, I find myself craving the warmth of the broths and stews from my childhood. This Nyonya Kiam Chai Boey is right at the top of the list. Literally meaning ‘leftovers’, my… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Devil’s Curry Chicken

This fiery, red chicken curry hails from the southern Malaysian state of Malacca. The eponymous ‘Devil’ comes in the form of its distinct red colour and spiciness! A historic, prominent trading port in… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Yee Sang (‘Prosperity Toss’ salad)

It’s nearly Chinese New Year! Which can only mean one thing… Yee Sang season is here! Also known as Yu Sheng, this colourful and vibrant raw fish and shredded vegetable salad is a… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Sarawak Laksa

Ever since my maiden trip to Kuching earlier this year, I’ve been missing the food of the region massively – Sarawak Laksa especially! If you are looking for a Laksa that is slightly subtler compared… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Ayam Kunyit

Turmeric (kunyit) is used widely in Malaysian cuisine. Its earthy flavour and distinct yellow colour is essential in everything from spice pastes to marinades, curries to Laksa broths. Long considered an anti-inflammatory ingredient… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Bubur Cha Cha

After a long hot day in the tropics, few desserts are more refreshing than an ice cold bowl of Bubur Cha Cha. At the core of this popular and traditional Malaysian dessert is a… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Nyonya Sambal prawns

This spicy Sambal Prawn dish is one of my all time favourites and a signature at my Nyonya Supper Club. Those who followed The Taste UK last year will also recognise it as that all-important first audition… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Braised Pig Cheeks in Rioja, Sherry Vinegar & Olives

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will know how close Spanish food is to my heart. Whether its Tapas bar-hopping in Barcelona or a Pintxos pilgrimage to the one… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Watercress, Goji berry & Pork Rib soup

This light, nourishing broth, bursting with anti-oxidants and vitamins is the Malaysian-Chinese mother’s miracle cure for that cold you just can’t shake off. A single bowl of this detoxifying elixir, packed full of watercress, goji… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Penang Assam Laksa

Laksa is undoubtedly one of the most popular dishes in Malaysian cuisine. You will find many different versions across the country, each with their own intricacies. The ‘Assam’ version here hails from my… Continue reading

The Taste: Look Mum, I’m on telly!

“We were born to work together…. together we will make music.” What the cameras didn’t show was me… on the verge of passing out having just heard one of my culinary heroes imploring me… Continue reading

Tapas Revolution: a Tapas revelation

Located smack in the middle of Westfield London’s first floor atrium, Tapas Revolution is the brainchild of Spanish-born Omar Allibhoy – Maze alumnus and the executive chef of El Pirata de Tapas. A… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Chargrilled Asparagus with 65°C egg

If there was one thing I cooked up more than anything else over these past couple of months, it would have to be good ol’ British asparagus. The asparagus season here in the… Continue reading

My Big Fat Greek Supper courtesy of the Kitchen Nomad

Imagine having all the recipes and essential store cupboard ingredients of a Greek taverna, Italian trattoria or Japanese izakaya packaged up in a box and delivered to your doorstep each month. That’s the… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Curry Kapitan

Curry Kapitan is easily my favourite Malaysian curry of them all. In my opinion, no dish better epitomizes the marriage between Chinese and Malay influences better than this Penang Nyonya icon. Richer, thicker and… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Kerabu Chicken and Woodear Salad

As much as I love eating and cooking the Nyonya food I grew up with, I must admit that the sheer number of ingredients required can sometimes be a bit off-putting. A Nyonya… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Kiam Hu Kut Gulai (Nyonya salted fish bone curry)

Kiam hu kut gulai (salted fish bone curry) has got to be one of my ultimate favourite Malaysian Nyonya curries. It has been one of our family meal staples for as long as I… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Bacon Banana French Toast

My idea of the perfect, home-cooked weekend brunch is something quick & easy that’s big on taste… something you can whip up even in the most tired or hung-over of states. Here’s a… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Tuna Pasta with Vine-ripened tomatoes, Anchovies, Olives and Basil

Some of my favourite recipes tend to be the simplest ones. And when it comes to simple recipes, few can compete with the man from down-under Bill Granger. I’m a big big Bill… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: 5-spice Honey Roast Chicken with Momofuku Octo Vinaigrette

I love it when I stumble upon a recipe that I just know I will be cooking up time and time again after the first pilot run. And if there’s one oh-so-simple recipe… Continue reading