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As of writing, this blog has been in existence for slightly more than 6 years, and now I can proudly say that I appeared on national TV on the first day of CNY for something that has absolutely nothing to do with

The title of this blog post too is appropriate, as I got to watch this segment of Malaysia Hari Ini on the first day of Chinese New Year 2011 with my mom, at ungodly 7 a.m. There was a total of one person who noticed the show and informed me via twitter. πŸ˜€

Malaysia Kini crew - led by Nazrul
Malaysia Kini crew – with the host Nazrul

It all started out with Nazrul informing me about this opportunity to do a segment on Chinese New Year reunion dinner a couple weeks before CNY. Being a modest attention seeker that I am, I took it up despite knowing the fact that it has to be done in *gasp* .. Malay language.

Nazrul, Haze, Kim, Gareth were all in the video
Nazrul, Haze, Kim, Gareth were all in the video

The video was taken about a week prior to CNY, and since mom wasn’t around yet at the time, I invited Kim, Gareth, and his mom who’s from all the way across the globe (yes, this Shaolintiger is really a mat salleh). Haze, of course, was the co-host.

vegetable, black chicken herbal soup, steamed fish, kung pao chicken
vegetable, black chicken herbal soup, steamed fish, kung pao chicken

For the dinner, I cooked black chicken herbal soup, steamed golden pomfret fish, kung pao chicken, and stir fried baby bok choy.

Since I also labeled this post in “cooks” category, there might as well be recipe – follow the links for kung pao chicken andΒ steamed pomfret.

10 herbs black chicken soup preparation method
10 herbs black chicken soup preparation method

As for the black chicken herbal soup, the recipe is surprisingly simple.


  • 1 black chicken, you can get this from any wet market. (they slaughter mine fresh, was a bit disturbing)
  • Chinese 10-herb packets. I got them from the store next to Ming Tien, but you can get them even at Giants/Cold Storage these days.


  • boil the black chicken separately for 2-3 minutes to remove any foam in the soup
  • transfer the chicken to the soup pot and bring to boil with the herbs
  • keep boiling with very low fire for a couple hours
  • alternatively, you can also use a slow cooker, thermal cooker, or double boiling pot.

So there you go! Do view the video and tell me what you think about my spoken Malay, hehehe.

Discuss : look ma, we’re on TV3!

  1. Tan Yee Hou

    AHAHHAHA first line :Kampung I kat Penang!

  2. Great interview and the foods look amazing!

  3. Lyrical Lemongrass

    Congratulations! You famous! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  4. wowee… WOOT! congrats KY. what a handsome looking family!

  5. haha, majlis makan malam besar di rumah!

  6. kimberlycun

    the black chix soup was awesomesauce! gong hei fatt choyyy

  7. next stop – AFC πŸ™‚

  8. actually, since there was no video on the cooking part, can we safely assume that it wasn’t done by KY himself, as postulated by Kim? hehehehehee…. 😈

    Noticed how hungry ST was… ‘let them all do the talking, I’m not letting all these food go cold”

    psst: I think it was Haze’s cooking instead…. 😎

    • imantulen: hehe the cooking wasn’t on video, but Kim was already there when I started cooking πŸ˜€

  9. Nice video and very good Malay somemore! Was also anticipating if ST will be speaking also since he’s at the dinner! Nais!

  10. I skipped on the speaking BM part, not really good at that!

    And the soup was indeed delicious (and all cooked by KY).

  11. LOL… masih ada sisa makanan dalam mulut Haze masa dia menjawab soalan…

  12. Saya mesti mengaku…..

    Dengar saja si Kim bercakap, saya pun gelak sampai hentak kaki (kata you orang tu LOL-lah!). Entah kenape, saja rasa kelakar kekeke..

    Ingat ya, bila ikan sedang stim jangan potong stim, tau! (Lain kali sebut lah kukus, bukan kuku___ ya?)

  13. Mengapa Nazrul tidak makan? Takut makanan bukan halal kah?

    My mother taught me to fry the ginger, shallots and garlic in oil till light brown. Then pour it on cooked steam fish with soy sauce.

    • Meng: yep you can do it that way too, sometimes i put strips of pork fat on top of the fish to steam together. lol

  14. kenapa susah sangat untuk orang malaysia bertutur dalam bahasa ibunda di negara sendiri dan dgn orang malaysia sendiri??? melayu dengan melayu pun sibuk becakap dlm bahasa inggeris dgn slang inggeris, kenapa??? apatah lagi bangsa cina & india, malu??tak ada class?? macam mana nak bersatu kalau bahasa tak seirama. rakyat di indonesia semuanye bertutur dlm bahasa indonesia, walaupun bangsa cina berborak bersama kawan yg sesama bangsa cina tetap bertutur dlm bahasa ibunda mereka, kenapa kita disini tak mcm itu??? cuba bayangkan, org dri negara cina tak tahu bertutur dlm bahasa cina…atau org inggeris dr england tak tahu english…macam mane tu??? samalah dengan kita!!!…btw this comment is not directly for’s for those who (malaysians) thinks malay is a waste of time…your malay is ok!!!

  15. btw no wonderlah you renovate your kitchen…nice!!!

  16. hahahaha wassup with u being all so sopan – talking with right hand palm on left hand palm. can almost qualify for nasyid group! shaolintiger should jz say something in english

    btw nice house! and congratz on being on national tv AGAIN!

  17. wah your kitchen reno looks good leh!!!

  18. KY, Hazel tu tunang kau ke? Cantiklah! :mrgreen:

  19. Brill. Anyways, here are some tips for you.

    Oh come on! Don’t feel offended! She’s a model you know. And you too have to be updated about all these, not just food. πŸ˜›

  20. Malaysia Hari ini crew atau Malaysia Kini crew?

    betul betul…kita kena pandai bertutur dlm bahasa melayu….

  21. maverick

    congrats ! saw u on TV3 too πŸ˜› thanks for all the recipee too :mrgreen:

  22. stc wong

    yo ky..nice house & kitchen πŸ˜›

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