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Moutabal Lebanese Recipe from Al Amar at Epicure Malaysia 2011

Epicure Executive Chef Michel Karam
Executive Chef Michel Karam

I was totaly convinced it was really good when I saw the way he cooked, Executive Chef Michel Karam. He was truly loveable, a man with great dedication in creating his food. He maybe huge in persone but he was a soft spoken person when it came to conduct his cooking classes. Spoke with a great flare and a slight tongue twisted French accent. Nice.

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The Restaurant at The Club MIGF 2011

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I just love October as it is the time to enjoy some refined, cultivated and well crafted food especially during this year MIGF 2011 (Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2011). My first festival stop was at this sophisticated place called The Restaurant located at the Club, Suajana. I got to say, I knew that I was going to drown with full of pampering even before my arrival as always I am well taken by Pat, the General Manager of the Club. In my own discrete believe, The Club is one of the best place to stay that comes with great hospitality, fill with good food and luxurious pampering.

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AL-AMAR Pavilion MIGF 2010

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Invited Foodies

It was a great weekend to start off, I set myself indulging delicious middle eastern cuisine at Al-Amar with a group of foodies. It was the Al-Amar’s Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) Menu that caught our attention and it was something truly different than the usual. A scrumptious evening of Lebanese fine dining.

The Cold Mezze Palette

The menu festival at Al-Amar first introduce their cold mezze palette consist of Pink Hommos, Moustabbal with Avocado and Rocket Beetroot Salad. The Pink Hommos was truly interesting and too beautiful to look at. I like the colour and the taste was refreshing too, having it over my hand peeled pieces of warm pita bread was absolutely amazing delicious. It was perfectly done with mashed chick peas, sesame seed paste and the flavour was accelerated with a touch of special spices, lemon juice and olive oil. To be truthful, I don’t mind having another serving of this awesome snack. It was truly addictive! :)

Pink Hommos
The Pink Hommos

Mountabbal with Avacado
Mountabbal with Avacado

I found yet another interesting snack that I had before but with an interesting twist. I love moutabbal but finding mine with added mashed avocado was intriguing. Here this dish was prepared with mashed grilled eggplant with added sesame sees paste and flavoured with lime juice, fresh smashed avocado, garlic and olive oil. Yet it went very well with warm serving of pita bread.

Rocket Beetroot Salad
Rocket Beetroot Salad

The Rocket Beetroot served complimented both of the dips marvellously as it was really refreshing with mild sweetness and just simple light to have. The whole plate was so well incoperated and the cross tasting of the dishes on the plate was absolutely well calculated. I like it.

pita bread
Pita Bread

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IKETERU KL Hilton MIGF 2010

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IKETERU at KL HILTON

IKETERU is part of the 30 finest restaurants around Kuala Lumpur participating in this year Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2010. Definitely this sophisticated and modern Japanese setting of IKETERU instantly caught my attention and comfort was felt right away. Equip with finest chefs, moden teppanyaki station and modern sushi bar, IKETERU was truly irresistable especially on my latest dining experience. A spacious dining area with private tatami rooms can be truly comfort to enjoy a Japanese cuisine, just like what I did.

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A Huge Range of Sake

I am a new sake follower and having a few bottles at home is a must. As having to have a glimpse of sake available was mind blowing, it was beautiful to see. Just like a sea of sake. Marvellous especially for a drinker like myself. Another sight caught me with excitement, having to see huge jars of plum sake being brewed and being showcased in the glass cabinets caught me totally speechless. I was informed there are not readily yet for drinking as they are still very young.

dining room
The Dining Room

Another reason of coming to IKETERU is to lay back and enjoy the dishes crafted by the well know Chef Ricky Kamiishi. His beautiful creations are most sort after by many Japanese cuisine fans in town, he is known for his bold approaches in his creation and style. He just love playing around with flavours and freshness. I am one of his huge dedicated fan.

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My Seat

I am also excited that during this festival, Hilton KL will also be flying a 2 Michelin Star Chef, Chef Christopher Coutanceau from La Rochelle Restaurant in France from 14th to 16th October 2010. Being born a Coutanceau means being born to cook (his father, The Grand Chef Richard Coutanceau), Christopher absorbed the culinary rigour of his father and learning from gastronomical greats like Gauzeres, Bardet, Guerard, Oudill and Ferran Aida. Throughout his three days visit in Kuala Lumpur, he will be mesmerizing us with his delectable original and modern presentation with his signature festival menu featuribng Brittany Lobster Stew with baby Vegetables 7 mushroom Ravioli, Grilled Foie Gras with Candide Mandarin & Mandarin Sorbet, Squab Pigeon with Cabbage leaves & Foie Gras, Seasonal Vegetable Casserole with truffle juice. (visit www.kl-studio.com)

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THE BEE BURGER at Jaya One

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Dukkah Prawn Salad

We went for a life comedy act a week ago at PJ Live Arts at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya and it was brilliant. Besides having a good laugh that night we had a delicious bite at the Bees which located just outside the ground floor of the theatre. I felt great about this place, newly with simple deco, warmly spacious and part of the wall was filled with awesome earthen red bricks, definitely a great place to chill out and to have a nice cup of coffee over a chat.

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Silent of The Lamb With A Twist

ARROSTO DI AGNELLO CON BROCCOLETTI ALL OHO OLIO E SALSA ALIO ROSMARINO
ROASTED RACK OF LAMB MARINATED WITH HARISSA WITH ROSEMARY BARLIC JUS

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Ingredients

280gm Lamb Rack (3 ribs)
200gm Mash Potato

Harrisa Marination

10gm Mint Leaf
10gm Chinese Parsley
10gm English Parsley
10gm Rosemary
10gm Thyme
10gm Basil
10gm Oregano
10gm Garlic Peeled
10gm Shallot Peeled
2gm Paprika
60ml Olive Oil

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Method

1. Blend all harissa herbs with olive oil til fine. Marinated it to the lamb for 2 hours.
2. Seal the lamb in hot frying pan and cook in oven to your doness.
3. Garnish with stach and vegetables on plate.
4. Once the lamb is cook to your doness, debone it and slice to presentation.
5. Pour the rosemary sauce and ready to served.

Another winning dish from Master Chef Simon Sim which me crave for more and more . . .

Smoked Salmon. Avocado & Caviar . . . A Luxury Companion To Be With

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Cavallini’s Bistro is a mediterranean bistro with an exquisite range of Northern Italian gourmet food located at Palace of the Golden Horses located within the Mines Resort City that is known as the Venice of the East and is poised to be one of the world’s most widely known luxury hotel and also one of the finest destinations in the global hospitality ans tourism industry.

rotolo

Today Master Chef Simon Sim had prepared us a dish called Rotolo Di Salmone Affumicato Con Granchio.(Smoked salmon, crabmeat and acavado roulade with caviar and dill dressing) I am a great fan of smoke salmon and I adore them dearly. Lovely texture and with a touch of smoky taste. But this dish is so incredible as with the present of avocado and what most one of the most sort after the jewel of food, Caviar !!!

Rotolo Di Salmone Affumicato Con Granchio
(one portion)

Ingredients
50gm(2pcs) Smoked Salmon Slice
50gm Crab Meat
60gm Avocado Slice
2gm Caviar
2gm Fresh Dill
20ml Olive Oil

Method
Slices smoked salmon roll with crab meat and avocado slice.
Top with Belugar Caviar
Garnish with salad mix and dill dressing

This is a simple dish and easy to make, yet look elegant and priceless! . . . Sidney

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