Recently, I was at Bayan Indah – again – for another delightful culinary session. Read about my earlier escapades in Bayan Indah here, here and here!  Truth be told, I have been to Bayan Indah more than those 3 blogged sessions – there were several that I did not blog about … so you can call me an almost-veteran as far as Bayan Indah is concerned.

Anyway, after a lapse of almost a year, I found myself at Bayan Indah a few weeks ago. This time, I had in tow a good friend – someone whom I’ve promised to bring to Bayan Indah way back in 2010 but somehow the schedules just didn’t work out then. When I saw a class on “Currying Flavours” being put up on the calendar, I quickly booked 2 places for us and that was how we found ourselves in Bayan Indah that sunny Saturday morning not too long ago.

The class was full – we joined 14 others (local and foreign participants) to cook curries, rendangs and kormas. We toiled and sweated in the kitchen… haha! Well, it wasn’t really that laborious for us… after all, we are seasoned cooks, both Zen and I, hehe! Besides, I am so familiar with the Bayan Indah kitchen, the comings and goings, so to speak… and I know little tips on how best to organize ourselves! Like, how the recipe sheets can be put up on the magnetized panel above the cooking stations and where every utensil is kept … yeah, little things like these help to keep our spaces neat and speed-up the overall tasks at hand.

And because our “operations” were so well-oiled, I think we were the first pair to finish cooking our 3 chosen dishes 😉 We plated and presented them on the “display counter” and then while waiting for the others to finish, we went camwhoring around the resort!

So… ok, let me proudly present here the fruits of our labour… a feast for your eyes!

fish curry

curry fish
Indian-style Fish Curry (wow…see those sharp teeth in the fish-head?!)

curry kapitan
Chicken Curry Kapitan

dalcha curry
Dhalcha Curry

We got to taste the dishes prepared by the other participants as well – here are some of the other yummy curries…

chicken korma
Chicken Korma

beef rendang
Beef Rendang

chicken rendang
Chicken Rendang

enchanted collage

My friend, Zen, was totally enamoured with Bayan Indah. Come to think of it, I can’t think of anyone who wasn’t… everyone who has been there just totally fell in love with the place. I think there’s something about the air there, you know :-)


I am looking forward to the next culinary experience at Bayan Indah… which, by the way, is just days ahead!