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Dim Sum Extravagant at Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya

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Chinese Chives & Prawn Crystal Dumpling

Hunting for a good dim sum during this Chinese New Year, no need to go far on the hot trail in finding one, at recent I have tasted a few fabulous onces likethe Ti Chen where Dim Sum Maestro Yau Kim Yew creates fantastic petite gourmet which is also halal. But if you are looking for a great rustic feel backdrop with cart-away dim sum, I would invite you to gourmet the Xin Cuisine Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur with Chef Loong. His creation is back to basic yet packed with wholesome creation. my favourite is his fish balls. Another place that is also very much sort out would be definitely the halal dim sum at Luk Yu Tae House at Starhill Gallery. I love the dim sum served here is wholesome.

Another exciting Dim Sum Restaurant that any dim sum intuition must taste would be at Ee Chinese Cuisine Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya. The dim sum here is much sort after and truly an exciting cuisine excursion. Even having a bite of it’s luxurious Chinese Chives & Prawn Crystal Dumpling can be so divine, so delicious.

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Delicious Dim Sum at Xin Cuisine Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Chef Ng Meng Loong

It was honored to meet him and hearing about his touches and creations within the Dim Sum circuit can be go breathtaking. Yes Chef Ng Meng Loong is known for creativeness and also maintaining the taste and flavor of his Dim Sum. His Dim Sum is a morning gourmet to die for and I was lucky to be able to taste his handmade Dim Sum creations.

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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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Teochew Cooking with Master Chef Tony Gao, Guangzhou – Series 6

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CHEF’S HAND MADE TWIN BALL

BEEF BALL

Ingredients

600gm Beef rump meat
5gm Fried garlic
10gm Starch
1/2tsp Salt
1/4tsp Sesame oil
10gm Chinese celery
1tsp Chicken powder

Method

1. Marinade and blend beef with seasoning.
2. Add superior starch and mix well. Form beef into round shapes.
3. Boil the beef ball in water until cooked.
4. Arrange nicely in a bowl. Spread chinese celery and fried garlic. Then, serve hot.

FISH BALL

Ingredients

600gm Fish Meat
10gm Starch
1nos Chicken egg white
1/2tsp Salt
1/4tsp Sesame Oil
1/4tsp pepper powder
1tsp Chicken powder

Method

1. Marinade and blend fish with seasoning.
2. Add egg white and superior starch and mix well. Form the fish into round shapes.
3. Boil the fish balls in water until cooked.

Teochew Cooking with Master Chef Tony Gao, Guangzhou – Series 5

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An elegant Chinese restaurant specialising in contemporary Cantonese delicacies and dim sum. The décor is reminiscent of the grand ancestral homes of Chinese-Malaysian tycoons from the turn of the century.

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TEOCHEW FISH NOODLES

Ingredients

Fish Noodle

600gm Fish met paste
10gm Starch
1nos Chicken egg white
1/2tsp Salt
1/4tsp Sesame oil
1/4tsp Pepper powder
1tsp Chicken powder

Garnish

20gm Chives
20gm Bean sprout
10gm Shredded mushroom
5gm Shredded green pepper
3gm Cut onions
1/2tsp Seasoning chicken powder
1tsp Fish gravy
1tsp Fragrant shallot oil
1/4tsp Pepper powder

Method

1.Blend the fish meat paste with egg white and seasoning, place in the piping bag. Pipe fine noodles into hot water.
2.Blanch the fish noodles and set a side.
3.Work-fry with cut onions; add chives, bean sprouts, shredded mushrooms and shredded green peppers. Add seasoning. Lastly fry it together with fish noodles for a few more minutes.

Teochew Cooking with Master Chef Tony Gao, Guangzhou – Series 1

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Master Chef Tony Gao from Guangzhou, China is an authentic Teochew cuisine chef with more than 20years of experience and started cooking at the age of 17years old. His appreciation for pure, simple and fresh ingredients is translated into delectable signature dishes that he carefully prepares. Currently he is a visiting master chef at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from 1st till 10th May, 2008.

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SWEETENED SWEET POTATO & YAM SERVED WITH CHOCOLATE & RASBERRY
Ingredients

150gm Sweet potatoes
150gm Yam
250gm Sugar
10gm Fragrant shallot oil
5gm White sesame

Method

1. Thicken the sugar with little water. Then add fragrant shallot oil. Add sweet potatoes and yam. Pour on the plate when done.
2. Drizzle some onion oil and wok-fry white sesame until fragrant. Add little sugar and sesame oil. Serve as dressing.

Stuffed Crab Shell

Whenever I visit the wet market, I will make sure of getting some of this small crabs. Sometimes my friends wonder why am I buying such crabs as they don’t contain much meat and it seems to be useless. Well, the shell is the gem and I use it for my dish. I will use a mixture of meat and stuff it into the shells and deep fried them. The taste is absolutely divine.

Firstly I will have a dozen of the shell by removing the meat. I will use fish paste, prawn paste and crab meat minced together and stuffed them into the shell. Deep fry them.

Ingredient

12pcs Crab shell(small)
200gm Fish paste
200gm Prawn paste
50gm Crab meat
1tsp Oyster sauce
1tspn Sesame oil
a pinch of salt
a pinch white pepper
Corn flour
Oil for deep frying

1. Clean and wash the crab shell.
2. Mix the fish, prawn and crabmeat together.
3. Season with oyster sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper.
4. Stuff the mixture into the shell.
5. Cover the shell with a thin layer of corn flour.
6. Deep dried the stuffed shell till golden brown.

Looks good and taste good . . . Steven Cheng

Soft Shell Clams in Broth



I love this type of fresh soft shell clams. They are huge compare to the normal clams that we see in the wet market. The shells are soft and fragile. The meat texture is good and foremost they are fresh and alive!

Ingredients

20-25pcs Soft shell clams
1inch Fresh ginger
1/2litre Chicken broth
1tsp sesame oil
a pinch of salt
a pinch of pepper

1. Wash and clesn the soft shell clams.
2. Cut the ginger into matchstick size.
3. Marinate the soft shell clams with sesame oil,salt, pepper and fresh ginger for 10mins.
4. Heat up the chicken broth till boiled, place the soft shell clams in for 5-10mins.(Not to long)
5. Serve on a big soup bowl.

I like this dish as you can taste the sweetness and the freshness from the clams and the broth.

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Steam Scallop with Fresh Minced Ginger

This dish without fail will tempt your guess during any dinner party or event at home for your own family. It is a simple dish called steam scallop with fresh minced ginger.

12pcs scallop with half shell on
250gm minced freshed ginger
1tsp sesame oil
1tsp oyster sauce
a pinch of salt

Wash and clean the scallop.
Mixed the minced ginger with sesame oil, oyster sauce and a pinch of salt.
Place a tablespoon of the mixture onto the scallop.
Steam for 5 minutes.

Not only looks good but taste good too! . . . Yours Chef Steven Cheng

Fusion with Angel Hair Pasta II

Steam Chicken with Chinese Mushroom, Salted Fish on Angel Hair Pasta


Salted fish is some thing either you hate or you will adore and eat it. As for me, oh, I will melt with them. It is something I can’t describe about. They are so unattractive, ugly and looks so aging. But if the are well pampered and cooked well, they are gorgeous, a dish fit for a king . . . like myself and yourself! My mum like to cook them with vegetable over a thick coconut gravy of curry. Trust me this is something to die for.


Ingredient

250gm chicken breast
5 pieces of chinese mushroom
6 thin slices of prime meat of a salted fish (mackerel “tenggiri” fish)
5 thin slices of ginger
1 Tbspn oyster sauce
1 tspn fish sauce
1 tspn dark soya sauce
a dash of white pepper
a dash of salt
a dash sesame oil
a dash of corn flour
Angel Hair Pasta

Method

Marinate chicken, pre soaked chinese mushroon, salted fish with ginger, oyster sauce, fish sauce, dark soya sauce, white paper, salt, sesame oil and corn flour.
Steam for about 25 minutes.

Cook the angel hair pasta(to the amount desired) in a pot of hot water.
Once the angel hair pasta is cooked and drained. Top the cooked angel hair pasta with the steam chicken, mushroom and salted fish.

This is yet another simple and easy fusion dish to make. I am sure once you try those juicy chicken, you will hunger for more. Hope you like this one . . . Sidney

Braised Chicken Feet

I got this feet fetish, something I can’t avoid when being confronted with. Right! I know what is running in your mind now, but I am not talking about feet licking . . . . . lol! I am talking about chicken feet, oh they are so gorgeous when they are cooked well. I am sure you have heard about this dish, thai chicken feet. This dish is so deliciously, tasty and the texture is so inviting and crunchy. As from my kitchen, I bring you yet another delicate chicken feet dish which widely cooked by the chinese folks at home and also a dish you get to taste during the chinese new year homecoming dinner celebration . . . . . Braised Chicken Feet


Ingredients

25 Chicken feet
10 Dried chinese mushroom
5 Large dried oyster
5 cloves Whole garlic
3 Dried cherry chillies
4 Star anise
1tsp sesame oil
3Tbspn Cooking oil
2Tbspn Oyster sauce
2Tbspn Soya Sauce
1Tbspn Dark soya sauce
1/2tsp salt
1/2tsp sugar
a pinch of white pepper
2cup Water

Method

Presoaked chinese mishroom over night and aslo dried oyster.
Wash and clean the chicken feet.
Heat up the cooking oil in a pot.
Add in peeled whole garlic and sautee for a few minute at medium heat.
Add in sesame oil and star anise. Sautee till fregrant.
Add in mushroom, dried oyster and chicken feet. Stir for few minutes.
Add in oyster sauce, soya sauce, dark soya sauce, dried chillies, pepper, salt and sugar.
Add in water.
Braised for one and half hours till the chicken is soft and tender.


This is a fantastic dish especially for those chicken feet lovers, something I can’t resist! . . . . . . Sidney

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