Set in a historic 19th century building in one of Paris most prestigious area overlooking the Eiffel tower is the Shangri-la Hotel once home to Roland Bonaparte. At La Bauhinia one of their restaurant a fusion of both Asian and Western cooking with a contemporary touch are served under the lovely glass dome in beautifully styled interior reflecting the cultural fusion of the two continents. It is the tradition when chefs from Asia are invited to perform their culinary expertise in their according to their particular region.
For this week’s thematic culinary delight is a stop over in Malaysia with some traditional dishes concocted by Malacca born Chef Hairy from Shangrila-La Kuala Lumpur. A spectacular array of tastes blending Asian aromatic spicy ingredients with a little touch from the west to satisfy local palate. A discovery into the delectable cuisine begins with chicken soup (soto ayam) which is also a popular dish in Indonesia and Singapore. Not too spicy, this soup may be made in many different ways, here is a blend of bean sprouts, peanuts, turmeric dipped in a delicious aromatic chicken broth Chef hairy style.
Next dish comes the spicy marinated beef in honey, tossed with green salad coriander leaves (kerabu daging bakar bermadu)
Another variety is the seafood kerabu seafood salad (kerabu aneka lautan) a little more spicier with a touch of lemon grass on a bed of fresh greens exquisitely orchestrated by Chef Hairy.
The luscious beef rendang braised in coconut milk also popular in Indonesia is certainly not to be missed. A specialty from the region of Perak comes in with an aromatic yellow rice and a delicious sambal (spicy sauce) Chef Hairy style.
Finely sliced ginger and roasted vegetables on delicious spicy beef rendang dish.
After an enjoyable trip into the aromatic culinary of Malaysia comes dessert with the traditional Sago Gula Melaka – sago pudding in form of small pearls immersed in coconut milk.
Simply delicious !
The next sweet lingering dessert is Kuih Ketayap, green “pandan leaves” coconut filled crepes.
Herbal tea La Bauhinia style to end this surprisingly wonderful discovery of Malaysian popular dishes delectably prepared by Chef Hairy of Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur.
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