Currying Flavours @ Bayan Indah

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!


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8 Responses to “Currying Flavours @ Bayan Indah”

  1. October 5, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    The food looks lovely but my fav photo is the final shot of the flowers… so pretty!

    • Pureglutton
      October 7, 2011 at 11:12 am #

      There are lots of pretty stuff to photograph there!

  2. Zen
    October 6, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    Many thanks for the lovely and unique treat, had a real good time! Will treasure the times…

    • Pureglutton
      October 7, 2011 at 11:12 am #

      Glad u enjoyed it – everyone does, hehe!

  3. October 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Hehe … curry chicken kapitan. So familiar eh …..

    • Pureglutton
      October 17, 2011 at 11:09 am #

      Hope you enjoyed that dish!

  4. October 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    We were a couple of the foreigners and went to a class at Bayan Indah way, way back in 2005 and had been trying to get back ever since. We were extremely fortunate to be able to stay there as well as learn to make some very lovely curries. Now we are back home in Victoria, Australia and heading off to the markets next week to get the ingredients to make the dishes we learnt for friends. Yay!

    • Pureglutton
      October 17, 2011 at 11:06 am #

      Hey, nice to know you enjoyed Bayan Indah – you both should go back again soon! :-)

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