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Arthur’s Day Guinness Infused Dishes

Arthur's Day Bus
Arthur’s Day Bus

This year, 24th September The Arthur’s Day 2010 celebrated in a big way, not only through music but as well as food. As at Souled Out, Jarrod & Rawlins, Royak Oak and as well as Finnegan’s, delectable Guinness infused dishes were showcased. As the celebration was gearing for the countdown I was invited to sampled such creation at Souled Out in Sri Hartamas. What makes the night so special, the The Arthur’s Bus was there too and I got to have a tour in it.

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Luscious Szechuan Wontons by Master Chef Thye Yoon Kong Zing Grand Mellennium KL

Szechuan style hot and sour wanton Master Chef Thye Yoon Kong
Szechuan Style Hot and Sour Wontons

A MASTERCLASS ! At The Epicure Malaysia recently Master Chef Thye Yoon Kong of Zing located at Grand Mellennium Kuala Lumpur demostrates how to make the classic Chinese Dim Sum – Szechuan style hot and sour wontons. The room was 3/4 full, participants were very focus while waiting patiently for the wontons making. I loved wanton, it was eaten even when I was a little boy. It was the ladies favourite dish making in the kitchen. It always come with the egg noodles “wontons noodle” soup and served warm.

Chef Thye Yoon Kong specialising in Dim Sum, introduced larger size of wontons during the class. It was like dumplings. Every wanton skin is filled with 30gm of solid seasoned minced chicken, chuncks of shrimps and chopped mushroom. What make this wontons so delightful? it was the special made sauce recipe created by chef himself, the Szechuan hot and sour sauce. It was very flavourful and tasty. One was truly not enough, maybe a few, it was that good.

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SUSHI TEI Tropicana City Mall

Bake Oyster
Kaki no Kani Mayo Yaki

“Irashaimase!”, we were warmly greeted as we walk in and politely ushered to our table. This time we had a fancy for Japanese and Sushi Tei was picked by my little nephew who fancy having sashimi. The restaurant looked great, spacious and simple modern wooden light brown panellings were used as the backdrop. I find it very relaxing.

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Chefs Reminisce Mothers’ Old Ramadhan Favourites

Recently I got the luxury to taste the Ramadhan spread of lovely dinner at Atrium Cafe, Pyramid Tower Hotel, Sunway Pyramid. There were appetisers such as Pecal(assorted vegetables with spicy peanut sauce), Solok Lada(stuffed chilli with fish paste and coconut gravy), Kerabu Mannga(young mango salad with crushed peanuts), Pergedil Daging(Deep fried minced beef ball with egg) and Ulam-Ulam Melayu(Malay Salad). The soup served was Soto Ayam(clear chicken broth with rice cake, peanuts, spring onion and fried glass noodle)and also next was the roasted whole lamb with mild surabaya sauce plus Roti Jala(malaysian net-like Crepe served with chicken curry). There were also a spread of main dishes such as Udang Galah Goreng Brechilli(fried fresh water prawn with chilli paste), Ikan Tenggiri Masak Tempoyak(mackerel cooked in spicy durian paste), Sayur Goreng Lodeh(stir fried mix vegetables with soya bean cake), Kambing Kuzi(braised mutton in tradisional malay spices), Ayam Kaleo(chicken braised in turmeric and chilli coconut sauce) and Nasi Tomato(tomato rice).As for desserts, there were local sweets such as Bubur Pulut Hitam Bersantan(sweetened black glutinous rice stew wuth thick coconut milk), Talam Ubi Kayu(baked tapioca cake with palm sugar) and Kuih Lopes(steamed pandanus glutinous rice with grated coconut).


(Assorted Vegetables with Spicy Peanut Sauce)

200gm Fern leaf(blanched)
300gm Kangkong(blanched)
200gm White cabbage(blanched)
200gm Young jackfruit(blanched & sliced)
200gm Long beans(diced)
6pcs Hard tofu
2pcs Soya bean cakes(sliced)
10 Boiled eggs (wedges)
500gm Pecal sauce

1. Blanch cabbage and long beans.
2. Fry tofu and soya bean cake. Cut into slices.
3. Arrange all ingredients on a platter and serve with pecal sauce.

Pecal Sauce

500gm Peanut
100gm Cooking oil
120gm Shallot(peeled & blended)
50gm Garlic(blended)
50gm Ginger(blended)
150gm Red chilli(blended)
50gm Shrimp paste
150ml Tamarind juice
20gm Galangal(crushed)
20gm Salt
120gm Sugar
100ml Water

1. Heat oil in apot and add in all blended ingredients. Fry unitil golden brown and add in chilli.
2. Put in crushed peanuts, tamarind juice, chrimp paste, salt and sugar. Simmer until gravy thickens.
3. Serve with pecal.


Pergedil Daging
(Deep Fried Minced Beef Ball with Egg)

500gm Minced beef
400gm Potato(boiled & mashed)
4 Eggs
20gm Red Chilli(chopped)
500gm Cooking oil
50gm Chinese celery
40gm Fried shallots
5gm White pepper
3gm Salt

1. Stir-fry minced beef until dry. Leave aside.
2. Place mashed potatoin abowl and mix with minced beef. Season well.
3. Add in sliced Chinese celery and fried shallot. Mix well.
4. Roll the mixture into a small, round-shaped cake.
5. Dip beef cake in beaten eggs and deep-fry until golden brown.


Kambing Kuzi
(Braised Mutton in Tradisional Malay Spices)

1kg Mutton(cubed)
500ml Evaporator milk
150gm Kerisik
200gm Onion(sliced)
500gm Cooking oil
100gm Cashewnuts(fried until golden brown)
10gm Lime juice
200gm Tomato(wedged)
300gm Tomato puree
50gm Chilli
100gm Fried shallots
100gm Mint leaf
100gm Chinese parsley

150gm Briyani powder
50gm Ginger(blended)
100gm Chilli paste
80gm Green chilli(blended roughly)
80gm Red Chilli(blended roughly)
100gm Onion(blended)

1. Mix mutton cubes with ingredients(B) and let it stand for 1hour.
2. Add in tomato puree, kerisik and salt.
3. Heat oil in a wok and saute sliced onion until tender.
4. Add in meat and water. Cook until the meat becomes tender.
5. Then, add in salt, milk, tomato, red chilli, green chilli, lime juice, cashewnuts, mint leaf, chinese parsley and fried shallots.
6. Stir well until the sauce thickens.


Kuih Lopes
(Steamed Pandamus Glutinous Rice with Grated Coconut)

1kg Glutinous rice
Pandanleaves(blended with 1 cup of water 5 pieces and strained. Keep water)
1 Coconut
1cup Gula Melaka
1cup Water
1/2teaspoon Salt
Few sheets Banana Leaves

1. Soak glutinous rice in a bowl of water until it expands. Steam it until half cooked.
2. Mix and stir well with pandan water.
3. Wrap it in banana leaf to form a triangle shape.
4. Steam until fully cooked and keep it cool.
5. Boil gula melaka with water. Keep cool.
6. Grate coconut and mix with salt.
7. Coat the cool cooked rice with grated coconut.
8. Serve with sugar syrup.


All these lovely food was the hotel’s 30-man strong Malay cuisine brigade recollects their mothers; time-homoured recipes and uncomprising details in presenting a symphony of traditional delicaies, the chefs under the tutelage of Chefs Reduan Ahmad Tarju, Fazli Baharudin, Zulkiflee Zaharudin and Azzul Azmi, promise to make “Berbuka Puasa” with more than 200 dishes, an occasion to look forward to at Atrium Cafe every sundown from 1 to 30 September 2008.


COool Chefs just like Big Boys Kitchen . . . . . it was truely an experience to dine the food churned by the master chefs themselves! . . . . SidneyK

Sun & Surf Cafe from Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is also serving this Ramadhan buffet from 1 to 30 September 2008, 6.00pm to 10.00pm nightly.

Price is RM88++ per adult and RM44++ per child at Sun & Surf Cafe and RM75++ per adult and RM37.50++ per child at Atrium Cafe.

For reservations or enquiries, your readers may contact (6-03) 7492 8000 Extn. 3169 for Sun & Surf Café or Extn. 6305 for Atrium Café.


Filetto Di Merluzzo Con Gambri E Creme Zafferano Gorgonzola

Panfried Fillet of Black Cod and King Tiger Prawn with Cream Saffron Gorgonzola Sauce



160gm Cod Fillet
100gm King Tiger Prawn
25gm Potato Pan Cake

Saffron Gogonzola Sauce
60ml Whipping Cream
20ml White Wine
10gm Gogonzola Cheese
1gm Saffron

15gm Green Zuchinni
15gm Yellow Zuchinni
20gm Asparagus
20gm Brocolli



1. Heat frying pan and pan scared cod fillet, king prawn and cook in oven
2. Pan fried potato pan cake till golden brown and place on plate
3. Pour whipping cream, white wine, gogonzola cheese and saffron into sauce pan and bring to reduce
4. Once cod fish and king prawn is cook, served on plate and garnish with vegetable and sauce on the seafood and ready to served

enjoy . . . Simon Sim

A Delicacies of A Lifetime – Foie Gras


Chef Simon Sim a very humble chef, started at a young age of 19years old, worked as a kitchen helper and work his way up to become a Demi Chef at the age of 24years old. To explore the world, Chef Simon Sim found his way in Paris, one of the world’s best cuisine. In his early 30’s, Chef Simon Sim was back in Kuala Lumpur cooking his way in many type of cuisine such as Chinese, Thai, Tex-Mex, Italian and Mediterranean.


Medaglione Di Manzo E Fegato DI Oca Con Tartufi
(Grilled Beef Medallion and Goose Liver with Boletus Mushroom Black Truffle Sauce)


200gm Beef Tenderlion
70gm Goose Liver
25gm Potato Pan-Cake

15gm Green Zuchinni
15gm Yellow Zuchinni
20gm Asparagus
20gm Brocolli
20gm Cherry Tomato

For Sauce
100ml Beef Jus
10gm Puchini
2ml Truffle Oil
20ml Red Wine


1. Chargilled beef tenderlion till donennes, then pan fried goose liver and place in between two pieces of beef.
2. Pan fried potato pan cake and place on the plate and top on beef garnish with sauteed vegetables.
For sauce, sauteed porchini mushroom with truffles oil and glaze with red wine then add beef jus to reduce and ready to use.

I hope you will try Chef Simon’s awesome recipe at your own kitchen and your own leisure. . . . . Sidney

Golden Pumpkin with Crab Meat Sauce

Yet another new and yet a simple dish that I am going to post today.

Pumpkin dish? I guess a lot of people include myself had tried to avoid pumpkin cause do not know what to do with it. It is hard outside and can also be hard inside if it is not ripe. I cannot resist this pumpkin cause I was so attracted to the colour, golden yellow. In Malaysia, we do a lot of frying in our dishes from fruits such as bananas to vegetables such as yams. So I decided to slow fried the slices pumpkin till there are cooked.

While waiting for the pumpkin to cook, I prepare the sauce to top the cooked pumpkin. Here I use fresh crab meat, slice mushroom and sticks of carrot. Heat up the wok with one tablespoon of cooking oil, fry some garlic then add the carrot, mushroom and crab meat.

Add a pinch of salt and white pepper, a tablespoon of oyster sauce, a teaspoon of dark soya sauce, a tablespoon of chinese wine and 4-5 tablespoon of water. Once boiled, add 1 tablespoon tapioca water to concerntrate the sauce.

Once the pumpkins are cooked, place them on a serving plate and top it with the cooked crab meat sauce.


350g Yellow Pumpkin
100g Cooked Crab Meat
20g Sliced Mushroom
10g Carrot Sticks
1Tspn Oyster Sauce
1tspn Dark Soya Sauce
1tspn Chinese Wine
4-5 Tspn Water
1 tablespoon Tapioca Water
a pinch of salt and pepper

This recipe also can also be view with video at : Eat First Think Later

Yours Steven Cheng

Cheessy Minced Prawn Wrap

I had been dinning in many places here and there in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, what really excites me and had caught my eyes was this entree dish, Deep Fried Prawn Wrap. I even saw this similar dish being prepared over the glass window of Dragon I Restaurant. I do say, it is so exciting to see those chefs preparing the food whereby you know you are going to feast them. Marvellous indeed.

Anyway, here I would like to share my Deep Fried Cheessy Minced Prawn Wrap. For this dish I had utilised minced beef mixed with minced prawn, large prawns, slice cheese and also beancurd wrapper.

Firstly placed the mixed mince meat on top of the beancurd wrapper then placed on top a slice of cheese and the large prawn.

Wrap them like the above. Deep fry them till golden brown. This cheessy minced prawn wraps can be eaten deliciously with thai chilli sauce.

200 gm minced beef
50 gm minced prawn
8pcs (4″x4″) beancurd wrappers
8 slices cheese
8 large unshelled prawns

Hope you will try this lovely dish.

Yours Sidney xxx

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