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My Culinary Experience in Le Cordon Bleu

With a history dating back to 1895, Le Cordon Bleu needs no introduction in the world of culinary arts. Its legendary reputation has placed it in a class of its own, globally recognised for its embodiment of the spirit of French cuisine and culture. To many in the culinary arts and restaurant management field, Le Cordon Bleu provides the ultimate training and mastery of classic French culinary skills. Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia was established a few years ago in the Sunway University Campus in … [Read more...]

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Marrakech Tea – it’s all about bonding Family with Food

So the long Hari Raya weekend has passed. Many are still on holiday for the whole week but for people like me, it’s back to work as usual. A good long weekend is always welcomed as it gives me a chance to do 2 very important things. One is to cook up a storm and the other is of course, get the family members together at my place for a round of bonding and feasting. I don’t get to cook very often as most of my weekends are usually occupied with mundane errands and chores. The 2 days in a … [Read more...]

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Have a Popiah Party at home!

Popiah is such a Malaysian thing that not many people know that it actually originates from China. Some say it’s from the Fuchien province while some claim it’s from the Teochew (Chaozhou) side. From China, its popularity has spread to the rest of Asia, so that’s why popiah nowadays is found not only in Malaysia but also in Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar. Of course there are various interpretations of this springroll in the various countries and are called by … [Read more...]

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My recipes are featured in Flavours magazine!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s January 2014 and yes, finally I can reveal this. Six of my recipes are featured in the January 2014 issue of Flavours magazine. It’s in the special Chinese New Year section from page 36-41. When I was first approached to undertake this project, I wasn’t certain if I have it in me to do something like this.  During a chat, my good buddy Alice Yong asked me what kind of dishes we eat at home during Chinese New Year.  I cited a few dishes which have always made … [Read more...]

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MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodles

Lately, these instant noodles have been the talk of the town.  I’ve seen people raving about it on social media too.  Thanks to a fellow blogger friend who passed me some to try not too long ago, I was able to taste them and find out what the fuss is all about. First of all, there’s nothing white about these noodles.  In fact, the curry is much darker and brighter than most other brands of instant curry noodles.  I guess the “white” refers to that particular type of curry noodles that’s … [Read more...]

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Lunar Luxuries at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Come 19 September 2013, the date of this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, will you be doing a spot of moon worship and moon gazing?  If you are, well, why not do it in style with some of the exquisite mooncakes from Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur? Into its 3rd year of making and offering their special brand of mooncakes, this year Executive Chinese Chef Wong Lian You has come up with a selection of 6 new variants, in addition to their ever-popular favourites.  Taking centre-stage is of … [Read more...]

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A piece of Hummingbird

   It's Friday... and many will be saying "TGIF!".  The weekend is just a step away... so here's a slice of home-made Hummingbird Cake for you to welcome the weekend! It's a very healthy cake... full of carrots, pineapples, raisins, bananas and walnuts and I used corn oil to bind everything together. The topping is made from cream cheese and to add a touch of sunshine, I decorated it with a piece of roasted pineapple! Happy weekend, everyone! :-) … [Read more...]

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Home-baked Marble Cake: it’s all about swirling!

I've been baking this Marble Cake several times the past couple of weeks to experiment with the swirling. Using a basic Butter Cake recipe (which is so easily Googleable), I take out one-third of the batter and mix it with a paste made from chocolate and instant coffee powders. It's important to add in that half-teaspoon of instant coffee powder as it really enhances the flavour, and darkens the colour too. In the first attempt, I used a skewer to swirl the batter. It wasn't effective at … [Read more...]

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Christmas Delights: Home-baked Fruitcakes

OK, I'm bowing to requests to put up my fruitcake for sale. I know it's a bit late as Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. If at this time you still have not ordered any and are looking for something home-baked, well... perhaps you may want to try mine :-) Besides the usual mixed fruits (raisins, sultanas, glaced cherries, mixed peel), there are prunes, dried cranberries, sugared ginger and walnuts in my fruitcakes. Ohh... and rum and brandy, too! Price: RM120 each (1.7kg; 9" … [Read more...]

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Deepavali Class @ Bayan Indah

HAPPY DEEPAVALI! I know I'm a bit late in posting this Deepavali greeting but then I guess many of us are still in the Deepavali mood so maybe this is not too late after all. You know how we Malaysians celebrate all kinds of festivals and most times these celebrations extend beyond the actual date and I'm sure Deepavali is no exception! A few weekends ago I participated in a Deepavali-themed class at Bayan Indah - those of you who read my blog regularly will know that Bayan Indah is one … [Read more...]