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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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Pao Xiang with Datuk Danny Ooi

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My love, my passion and my life with Bak Kut Teh just went back very long way. We were like blood brothers. Everytime I see Bak Kut Teh, I just want to have it. Yes it grown to be my favourite food, some even have it everyday. As for myself, I just love dropping by Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh, this time I found myself lunching the outlet at SS15, Subang Jaya with Datuk Danny Ooi.

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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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Chef at Work CHEF BONG JUN CHOI Mandarin Oriental Part 2

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On the last post of Chef at Work, Chef Bong of Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur had Showed us on how to make chicken and abolone bao and also hand rolled aromatic duck, while in this post Chef Bong will bw showing us on how to create a lovely and refreshing oven baked coconut sea treasure broth with pastry crust. I adored this recipe as the broth prepared by Chef Bong came with a fragrant coconut aroma, it was indeed very smooth and pleasant in taste! just perfect. In addition, Chef Boong will also be sharing his simple red snapper dish with a twist of flavour.

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Oven Baked Sea Treasures in Coconut Broth with Pastry Crust

Ingredients

A
150gm Crab meat
150gm Sliced fish maw
100gm Sliced dried scallop
80gm Sliced top shell
3 litre Supreme chicken stock

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B (Pastry Crust)
750gm Wheat flour
20gm Salt
150gm Butter
450gm Water

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C (Supreme Chicken Stock)
5kg Water
3kg Chicken bone
500gm Chicken feet
50gm Yeok chok herbs
50gm Sar sam herbs
10gm White pepper
1no Onion fried

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Method

1. Braise all the ingredient A with chicken stock and thicken with corn starch and 2 tbsp water
2. For Pastry crust : Mix well all the dry ingredients with water and fold dough with butter, turn three times and set a side for 10 minutes in between the turns
3. Chill for 1 hour
4. Roll out the dough 2mm and cut into round shape 2-3cm longer then the coconut diameter
5. Cut off the top of the coconut and add all ingredients A into the coconut and cover it with pastry puff
6. Baked in the oven at 180C for 10mins, reduce the temperature to 160C and continue baking for another 10 minutes

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Yellow Chives & Bean Sprout with Salted Fish


This is a simple dish and easy to prepare. You just need three main ingredients yellow chives, bean sprout and pan grilled salted fish. Here are the rcipe:

100gm Yellow Chives
200gm Bean Sprout
20gm Premium Salted Fish
1Tbspn Oyster Sauce
1clove Garlic
3Tbspn Cooking Oil
a pinch of salt and white pepper
a dash of water

1. Clean the yellow chives and cut in the length of an inch.
2. Peel off the root of the bean sprout and then wash them.
3. Pan grill the salted fish till crispy and fragrant, then set aside.
4. Heat up the oil and fry the minced garlic till fragant.
5. Add in the bean sprout and yelloe chives and stir fry for 1-2 minutes (I prefer them not over cooked and crunchy). Add oyster sauce, salt and white pepper
6. Once cooked, place them on the serving plate and top them with salted fish.

Serve this dish with white fragrant rice . . . . Chef Steven

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

Fusion with Angel Hair Pasta

Prawn and Zucchini with Angel Hair Pasta in Black Bean Sauce


Fermented black bean is one of the usual ingredients that is found in the chinese kitchen. When I was a child, we had this dish being prepared for the dinning table. All of us love it without a question. Having an additional bowl of rice is not common as the gravy of this black bean sauce is awesome delicious, something that I can’t avoid myself. or is it mummy’s cooking that most of us can’t resist?

Usually black bean sauce dishes are associated with chicken, slice beef and even with prawns, garnished with onions, red and green peppers. For this one, I used black bean sauce with large prawns, zucchini and angel hair pasta.


Ingredient

6 large prawns
1 yellow zucchini
1 green zucchini
1 Tbspn fermented black bean
2 hot chilli
1 Tbspn oyster sauce
1 tspn fish sauce
1 tspn dark soya sauce
2 clove garlic
a dash of white pepper
a dash of salt
cooking oil
Angel Hair Pasta

Method

Slice the zucchini into ribbons and also garlic.
Clean the large prawns.
Soak fermented black bean with water.
Heat up pan with 2 Tbspn cooking oil, panfried the garlic. Add the prawns, fry for 5minutes till fragrant.
Then add zucchini. Add hot chilli, oyster sauce, fish sauce and dark soya sauce. Add a bi of water. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add salt and white pepper.
Cook the angel hair pasta(amount desired) in a pot of hot water.
Once the angel hair pasta cooked and drained. Mixed the cooked angel hair pasta with the cooked prawns zucchini in black bean sauce.

Something simple, tasty and yet so fusion. Big Boys Oven is running a pasta challenge and we hope to see your entries in, the winner will win a gorgeous pasta pot. So happy cooking this week, yours . . . 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

Stir Fry Potatoes

I got to introduce one of my current favourite young, modern and simplicity chef, Kylie Kwong. She is the chef and restaurateur of the popular restaurant Billy Kwong in Sydney, Australia, as well as the host of cooking programs on the Discovery Home Channel. She also writes a regular blog for The Huffington Post and also the fourth generation of the largest Chinese family in Australia.


I am amazed when I was reading through her latest book of Kylie Kwong entitled “My China” which just recently published on this November 2007. “My China” is a sweeping culinary travelogue through modern-day China and Tibet with lots of lavish photography, stories and recipes. I would say, this is a must have books, especially those like myself being a chinese borned abroad. I love this book as the photographs tell so much of stories and so much things that I never know, such a discovery and so fulfilling. A book that I will fall in love with.

Through the chinese food heritage, I also discovered that one of my dish is so similar to Kylie Kwong’s discovery in “My China” entitled “fry potatoes with chinese sausage”. Immediately I can recognised this is a very lovely and fragrant dish, especially the aroma of the chinese sausage and the crunchiness of the matchstick potatoes.


My one is rather simple, I just use potatoes, red belly pepper, green belly pepper and carrot. And cut them into the shape of matchsticks. Stiry fried them and add seasoning.

Ingredient
2 medium size potatoes
1 red belly pepper
1 green belly pepper
1 medium size carrot

seasoning
a pinch of salt
a pinch of white pepper
a teaspoon of oyster sauce
a dash of chinese wine

Cut all the ingredient into the shape of matchsticks. Use a tablespoon of oil, heat up the wok. Stir fry the potatoes until half cooked then add carrot, green and red belly pepper. Add seasoning and continue for few seconds. The dish is ready.

Such a simple, colourful and delicious dish should be dished out at our own kitchen for our lovely guests.

Steven Cheng

Salt & Peppered White Baits

“Chee Yim” or “Salt & Peppered” is a very delicious dish by itself. You can have it in prawn, squid, chicken, mantis prawn and even fish. Today I am introducing this dish with white baits. White baits are small fishes whereby all the bones are taken out before being cooked. As my good friend Sunny Yaw always say, easy and simple….lol!


400gm white baits (other white fish meat can be used too)
1 egg
a pinch salt
a pinch white pepper
1 teaspoon sesame oil

tapioca powder
oil for deep frying

3 tablespoon white wine
3 sliced green chilli padi
a pinch salt

Marinated fish baits with salt, white pepper, seame oil and set it aside.
Heat up deep frying oil
Coat fish baits with tapioca flour.
Deep fried them till light golden brown.
Heat up a clean wok.
Put all those deep fried fish baits on to the work.
Dashed in white wine.
Throw in green chilles and a salt.

I would recommend you to order this when you are dining at my restaurant as it had be come a favourite dish with my dinners.

Have a try yourself in your own kitchen too.

Yours Steven Cheng

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.


Ingredients:

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

A Simple Egg Dish

I love eggs and could not have enough of them. In this post I would like to introduce an egg white dish. A lot of people don’t like them and some will try avoid them but I really love them. Eggs can be done by, boiling them and even stir fry them. For egg white, I prefer to boil them in a low temperature oil. by doing this you will end up having crunchy cooked egg white.


Once the egg white is cook and done, drained and set them aside. Then stir fry fresh prawns, scallops, carrot, a pinch of salt, white pepper and chinese wine. Once done, stir in the cooked egg white and serve.


6 egg whites
150gm large prawns
50gm scallops
10 slices carrot
1 Tsp osyter sauce
1 tsp chinese wine
a pinch of salt
cooking oil

Do try this simple recipe of mine and I am sure you will love it and your guests too!

From me, Steven Cheng

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