Stop scrolling through Instagram photos of nasi lemak and nasi briyani, and drool on cooking tutorial videos and photos by these Malaysian cooks instead. They are easy to follow and come in handy for those times when you want to whip up local food, but don’t know how to. Or you can just watch the videos or look at the photos to feed your soul during late nights and when you’re procrastinating.
Let the cooking party begin…
#1 Jackie M
Demystify Asian food with Malaysian-born, Sydney-based cook Jackie M. She’s an expert in Malaysian food and even provides consulting service to restaurants! Her love for Malaysian hawker food can be seen in her YouTube channel with videos teaching viewers how to make Roti Canai and Penang Char Kuey Teow!
Her most popular video being one about making popiah skin. You can find more of her recipes on her blog as well!
#2 Haziah Jaya
Also known as Azie, Haziah is a passionate Kelantanese who has been collecting recipes since young. Blessed with a mother who makes delicious kuih, it’s no wonder that Azie became awesome at cooking too.
#3 Nyonya Cooking
This YouTube channel by Grace, a lovely Malaysian girl living in Germany, has over 190,000 subscribers! She only shares recipes of food that she and her partner loves, and uses the simplest methods possible. Easy to follow steps can be found on her website, which is perfect for newbies.
Her voice is so sweet that just listening to her is so calming. You can also find recipes for yee sang and bubur cha cha on her channel and website.
#4 Sheena Haikal
Born into a family of cooks, Sheena started cooking as a teenager and started sharing her recipes in 2015. You can follow her Facebook page Sheena’s Cooking Passion for yummy Indian recipes like butter chicken and chicken briyani. Just looking at her pictures makes you think that you’re in spice heaven.
“I believe that my recipes are authentic. It’s back-to-basics, you don’t need fancy works or expensive things to cook,” Sheena says.
#5 Cooking Ah Pa
‘Ah Pa’ means ‘father; and this is what Lim Boon Ping’s cooking feels like. Food that makes you wish that your dad cooks like that too.
His YouTube description states, “A channel not to teach you cooking, but to inspire you to more home cooking ideas”. He shows how it’s the thought that counts not how perfect your cooking skills are when it comes to cooking.
Who do you follow on social media for recipe ideas? Share lah!