CHRISTINA Arokiasamy is a Malaysian chef who has gone places. Having over two decades worth of professional culinary experience under her belt, Christina has been ranked as one of the top chefs in the world, and is the Malaysia Kitchen Food Ambassador to the US.

Born and brought up in Kuala Lumpur, Christina has spent her culinary career working with award-winning chefs around the Southeast Asia region, opening a cooking school, writing a US top-10 Malaysian technique cookbook, and even being featured on, Huffington Post, and The New York Times for her culinary techniques.

Christina during one of her cooking demos.
Christina during one of her cooking demos.

Christina currently lives in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle with her family where she spends her hours teaching cooking enthusiasts and chefs the art of Malaysian cooking, and how to infuse these aromatic flavours into their dishes. Her Spice Merchant’s Cooking School offers an array of classes taught by the pro herself.

If you want a further peek into the culinary life of this Malaysian spice goddess, go to Malaysian Food Awards.

The Malaysian Food Awards enables Malaysians abroad to nominate and vote for their favourite restaurants serving the best Malaysian food overseas. Visit to find out more.

Here Christina shares three Malaysian style recipes:

1. Spiced Salmon with Fennel and Tomato. Click here for recipe.


2. Malaysian Chilli Sesame Prawn. Click here for recipe.

Malaysian Food

3. Asian Style Seafood Bouillabaisse. Click here for recipe.

prawn curry

For more info on Christina, go to All recipes and photos courtesy of Chef Christina Arokiasamy.

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1 thought on “Bringing Malaysian spice to the west”

  1. Ted Clark - April 6, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    She’s the best spice chef !!!!!


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