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Chinese New Year Gourmet at Xin Chinese Restaurant Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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A True Gourmet at Xin Chinese Restaurant Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur with Chef Wong Pak Seng

Having to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year while ushering the year of the horse can be such an exciting ritual through food and I had an awesome experience at Xin Cusine Chinese Restaurant at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur. At Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant, wholesome home-style celebration dishes were put into play to capture the spirit of celebration and most of the dishes I had trult captured my excitment.

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MIGF 2013 MIDORI Japanese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya

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Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 01-31 October 2013

Just a few days ago I managed to catch up with the tasting of the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2013 at MIDORI Japanese Restaurant that serve delicious Tokyo-Style Japanese cuisine. I got to say I had been wanting to dine here at MIDORI as I heard lots of great reviews about their food. As usual with my tight schedule it was hard to schedule to dine here but at last I made it.

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Mini Pizza Pockets at Leggo’s Junior Chef Challenge 2013

Kids Showcase Talent in Cooking Competition

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Mini Pizza Pockets

Leggo’s, the number one brand for authentic pasta sauces in Australia under the mother company Simplot, organized a fun-packed cooking competition called “Leggo’s Junior Chef Challenge” for kids aged ten to fifteen. Themed “Pasta Bake,” the young participants whipped up scrumptious dishes using only Leggo’s range of pasta bake sauces namely Ricotta & Spinach and Creamy Tomato & Mozzarella at Young Chefs® Academy (YCA) at Desa Sri Hartamas.

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Reunion Dinner at Shanghai JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

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Shanghai JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

Reunion dinner during the Chinese New Year celebration is a must. Meeeting up with your love ones is a must. Recently, meeting up with a group of foodies through an invitation over a meal was throughly a joyful occasion and we meet at Shanghai, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur.

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Chinese New Year Celebration with Dato’ Jimmy Choo at Li Yen Ritz Carlton

Jimmy Choo Ritz Carlton Chinese New Year Invitation
An Exclusive Chinese New Year Celebration Invitation

Having an exclusive invitation to ursher the Year of the Rabbit and to dine with an honoured and yet a very famous personality can be truly exciting and that happened to me just recently, it had caught me speechless. Yes I had the chance of a life time dining and meeting up with the world famous shoe designer, Dato’ Jimmy Choo. This was made possibble at Li Yen Chinese Restaurant at Rtz Carlton Kuala Lumpur. You can just fall for Li Yen immediately especially when you just step into this restaurant. It was surrounded with brilliant palette of warm colours, dark wood finishing and classical modern Chinese artistry. I just love the feel. Meeting up and sitting next to Dato’ Jimmy Choo was so special. We had great time chatting, exchange of ideas and he gave me valueable advice in what I am working on at the moment.

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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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Nikko Hotel Dim Sum Class with Chef Lo Tian Sion

Chef Lo Tian Sion

Dim Sum as breakfast? Why not make you own personalized Dim Sum?” I was told by the lady sitting across me while sipping her petite cup of chinese tea. “Sounds interesting, definitely exciting” I told myself quietly. Indulging such gourmet at home lazily over the weekend will defitely be the right choice with family members and even some close friends.

So a week ago I was invited to attend a Dim Sum class at Nikko Hotel wth Chef Lo Tian So, I could not turn it down even with such a full tight schedule I had recently. Well I had been busy preparing my new classes, photo shooting, interviews, baking and also a few new projects.

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My Dim Sum!

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La Dolce Vita with Castello Banfi at Tai Zi Heen Prince Hotel

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Castello Banfi is a family owned vineyard estate and winery in the Brunello region of Tuscany. Together with its sister estates in Piedmont, Vigne Regali and Principessa Gavi, it has become recognized the world over for its dedication to excellence and sparking a renaissance in the art of Italian winemaking. The Mariani family proprietors credit education, dedication and discipline for the success that has accorded honors including:

11 Consecutive Years ~ Italy’s Premier Vineyard Estate at the VinItaly wine fair.

The first winery to be internationally recognized for exceptional environmental, ethical and social
responsibility (ISO 14001 and SA 8000) as well as an international leader in customer satisfaction (ISO 9001:2000).

Winery of the Year by both Wine Enthusiast and Wine & Spirits Magazine and Top Ten Wines (Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio all’Oro) by Wine Spectator.

Perhaps most gratifying of all is the praise of neighboring vintners who acknowledge Banfi’s role in pioneering a new era in Brunello and bringing the wine world’s attention to Montalcino. Banfi has pioneered clonal research on the Sangiovese vine to produce a more consistently excellent Brunello di Montalcino, and reduced sulfites and histamines through more organic winemaking. Technological advances, including customized cooperage for more balanced wines, nitrogen bottling to eliminate the addition of sulfites, electrodialysis to allow flavors to emerge, and development of fermenters that combine both stainless steel and wood, are balanced with a profound respect for tradition and deep expression of the local terroir
and microclimate. In the end, at Castello Banfi, winemaker and nature partner to allow the wine’s natural pedigree to emerge in artful expression.

Though savoring these achievements as they would a glass of their finest vintage, family proprietors Cristina Mariani May and James Mariani are hardly resting on their laurels. In the continual pursuit of superior quality ingrained in them by their fathers, Castello Banfi cofoundersand brothers John and Harry Mariani, they work constantly to improve upon every detail, from winemaking and packaging to the estate’s renowned hospitality.

The Marianis established Castello Banfi in 1978, assembling a contiguous estate of 7,100 acres (2,830 hectares). A constellation of single vineyards spreads out to cover only 1/3 of the property, starting with the undeniable concept that quality is determined first and foremost in the vineyard.

La Dolce VIta with Castello Banfi Menu
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The Art of Making Mooncake with Big Boys Oven

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Two weekends ago Big Boys Oven team had a mooncake making session at Yishensu, One Utama Shopping Mall with our new Talent on Board, Mrs HT Wong and Yishensu is considered to be one of the pioneer in commercializing vegetarian dining restaurant in Malaysia. On that day, I also baked a vegeterian cupcake recipe and will be posting it later.

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West Meets East Macarons

Yet A True Flavored Taste

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I love this seeds as they can be mashed, crushed, ground and also dry roasted and they are sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are a fine source of calcium, iron and vitamin B, therefore they can provide a nutritional boost to our meals. There are two varieties of sesame seeds regularly used, white sesame and black sesame. This time I prefer to use black sesame and in Japan’s kitchen, they are used in combination with salt for sprinkling on rice and also with sugar in confectionary and this time I use toasted whole black sesame seed in my macarons.

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“A macaron – two airy, tender almond domes skirted with an iconic little ruffle and sandwiched together with a luxe filling – is a simple cookie and not especially difficult to make” Paris Gourmet the magazine of good living

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“GRIND the almond-sugar mixture very fine. The consistency of the BATTER changes slightly, depending on what you add to the meringue. THE CHOCOLAT variation has the loosest batter(because of the fat from the cocoa powder, as well as the nuts), the others are slightly stiffer but stillvery soft. THE MERINGUE will deflate once any fat is added, so don’t panic when that happens: You didn’t make a mistake.HOLD the pastry bag vertically and keep it low to form smooth even mounds. This type of BATTER keeps moving after you stop its flow, so factor that in when gauging the size of yur piped mounds. Practice makes PERFECT.” PARIS GOURMET the magazine of good living

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For Macarons
3oz almond flour
1 1/2cup confectioners sugar
1oz black sesame
1tsp vanilla essence
3nos large eggs white
1/4 tsp salt
3Tbsp granulated sugar

For Fillings
1cup lemon buttercream
1/4cup raspberry jam

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Grind almond flour and confectioner sugar in food processor.
Sift through a medium-mesh sieve into a bowl.
Stir in black sesame.
Beat egg whites with salt in a bowl with an electrical mixer at medium speed until hold soft peak.
Beat in granulated sugar, a little at a time.
Add in vanilla essence.
Fold meringue into almond mixture with a rubber spatula until incorporated.
Spoon half of the batter into the pastry bag. pipe 1 1/2 inch wide mounds of batter onto the baking sheet.
Let the macarons stand at room temeperature until light crust forms, 20 to 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 300F.
Bake the macaron 20 to 25 minutes.
When macarons completely cool, fill the shell with raspberry jam in the centre and butterceam at the side of the jam.

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Lovely delicious macarons with a blended unique taste . . . . Love Sunny Yaw

Authentic Delicious Dining and A Nite to Remember

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I had been sms-ing with Gabey Goh recently about our interview with the local newspaper and I decided to meet up with her.

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BBO: “Hi Gabey, shall we meet up for a chit-chat over dinner?”
Gabey: “Can, where shall we meet?”
BBO: “How about at New Farmosa
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Gabey: “OK!”

The day came, I was so excited, so “kan cheong” even worst then the “kan cheong kitchen” over TV8, I was so nervous that I even poof up like dollies . . . lol! and end up late. When we arrived at the restaurant all the guests were sitting waiting for us and so did the the first main dish…oppsss!. . . . OMG! Gabey brought her photographer along, walio leh, I felt so like a movie star …. ahemmmm maybe not so handsome (handsup maybe got lar), singer also can lar. Stangely that nite I did not go to the powder room at all. . . anyway Gabey was so nice and so was our hostess and owner Jeanie, I felt so at home . . . we end up like long time friends.

By the way Aidan and his friends were there too . . . . so was our celeb p***boy Simon Seow. So we flicked out our camera and started taking food photos then dishing into those delicious food. The first dish was the Formosa Special combination dish which consist of fried butter eel, jellyfish in garlic sauce or sour plum sauce (cold dish), deep-fried pig intestines with sesame seeds, fried spare ribs with pickled pineapple and rice crust, popped rice with pork & fish maw in black pepper sauce.

Formosa Special Combination Dish

Formosa Special Combination Dish

Deep-fried pig intestines with sesame seeds

Formosa Special Combination Dish, Deep-fried Pig Intestines with Sesame Seeds

Fried butter eel

Formosa Special combination dish, Fried Butter Eel

Fried Spare ribs with pickled pineapple

Formosa Special combination dish, Fried Spare Ribs with Pickled Pineapple

Jellyfish in garlic sauce

Formosa Special combination dish, Jellyfish in Garlic Sauce

Rice crust, popped rice with pork & fish Maw in Black pepper sauce

Formosa Special combination dish, Rice Crust, Popped Rice with Pork & Fish Maw in Black Pepper Sauce

The Formosa Special Combination Dish was awesome delicious, I like the pop rice especially when eaten with coated sauce. The eel was ingeniously created, so awesomely delicious as the texture was to my liking, . . . I thought for a second it was tofu and agrued with one of the guest. Overall this dish was marvellous, done perfectly. Next came the shark fin soup, was good and I had two bowl . . I just can’t live with a bowl soup a day, …… just like an apple a day, seriously.

Shark's Fin Soup

Shark’s Fin Soup with Fresh Crab Meat, shredded Baby Scallops & Bamboo Pitch

Roasted Crispy Suckling Pig Hong Kong Style

Roasted Crispy Suckling Pig Hong Kong Style

This roasted piglet is a such winner, very crispy, succulent and fragrant indeed . . . just can eat it by itself without the hoi sin sauce.

Crilled Garlic Tiger Prawns & Fried TV butter Prawn

Grilled Garlic Tiger Prawns & Fried TV Butter Prawns

Stuffed prawn stick with fish paste was something done uniquely, as I usually don’t come across with the stuffing, it tasted good and well marinated . . . the butter prawn was good, simple and tasty.

Steamed Canadian Sea Brass

Steamed Canadian Sea Bass with Chinese Mushrooms, Salted Cabbage & Tomato

I will alway go all out for healty eating and steaming is part of my preaching. When this dish was placed, I thought it was cod fish, “wow it’s huge”, I shouted. Then Jeanie calmed me down and told me it was a canadina sea bass. The sea bass was steam perfectly as the texture of the fish was tender and perfect, well time, got to say it is not easy to steam a fish as when it is over cooked, the texture of the fish can be very hard and dry. But this one was done just as it suppose to be, well done chef.

Fried Asparagus, fresh lily buds, gingko nuts, lotus roots & pumpkin

Fried Asparagus, Fresh Lily Buds, Gingko Nuts,Lotus Roots and Pumpkin

For those who loves vegeterian dish would like this dish, even a meater myself find this such
irresistable.

Steamed Yam Rice Taiwanese Hakka Style

Steamed Yam Rice in Hollow Bamboo Taiwanese Haaka style

This rice dish was cooked perfectly and surprisingly the yam did the trick to enchance the taste so perfectly that I had two bowls of them.

GreenTea Aloe Vera, Honey Herbal, Yam Gingko & Custard Caramel

Assorted Pudding, Green Tea Aloe Vera, Honey Herbal, Yam Ginkgo (no lard, low sugar), Custard Caramel

The restaurant’s famous dessert was placed on the dining table, awesome to have them, they we not too sweet and tasted deliciously.

Toffee Yam

Toffee Yam

Next came the killer toffee yam, perfect to end the night’s dinner. I got to say it needed skill to make this dessert. . . melting the sugar on the boiling hot oil and coated the battered cooked yam with sesame seeds and then cold them in a chilled icy water to harden the coating. I justr adored it! Crunchy outside and tasty yam inside, great texture.

Sunny, Jeanie, Gabey

Look, look. .. . . Sunny Yaw took a memorable photo together with Jeanie and Gabey. It was most fruitful night, food was fantastic and the gathering was so fruitful. The dinner for 10 guests the night exclude drinks and dessert was RM520 plus 5% service charge.

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