By Junda Khoo
2024 • Hardie Grant Books
Ho Jiak, translating to ‘good eats’, is Khoo’s modern interpretation of Malaysian cuisine. Owning one of the best restaurants in Australia, Ho Jiak Town Hall, Khoo draws inspiration from the recipes passed down to him from his beloved amah (grandmother) as well as the street vendors of Malaysia. Now, he brings these authentic and vibrant dishes to you.
Starting with simple, budget-friendly meals to cook in 15 minutes, you’ll then be shown how to make all the must-know hawker-style dishes like fried chicken wings and poached juicy Hainan chicken. Alongside the quick bites, Khoo also introduces nourishing homecooked meals, like crimson bowls of curry laksa, as well as dishes that are not commonly served in eateries outside of Malaysia. Think lotus roots steeped in a pork bone broth and fried bee hoon – a smoky, umami vermicelli noodle dish.
Whether you’re a travelled food connoisseur or simply wanting to expand your recipe repertoire with authentic cooking, Ho Jiak will help you to celebrate just what makes Malaysian food so special.
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