Malay cuisine is aromatic and almost always spicy, owing to the use of many spices and herbs commonly found in Southeast Asia. Traditional Malay cuisine is greatly influenced by its neighbouring countries, hence Malay food is known by its geographical location.
Chef Damian had the privilege of understanding these cuisines from his grandparents since he was a boy. So enjoy this class, as he shares his invaluable knowledge while cooking these scrumptious classic Malay dishes.
1. Opor Ayam
This rich and satisfying non-spicy Opor Ayam is a favourite classic for the family, especially with kids — kampong chicken cooked to tenderness in a blend of gingers, garlic, shallots, ground cumin, coriander and coconut milk.
2. Nasi Minyak
Literally translated as 'oil rice', this rice dish is usually served for festive occasions at Malay weddings.
3. Wing Bean Salad
Four-angled beans, another name for wing beans, have a crunch that is found in few vegetables. Here, they are tossed in a sambal belacan sauce with strips of green mango, ginger flower, kaffir lime leaves, chillies and dried shrimp - a combination of spice and aromatics that rouses the senses.
4. Kueh Bengkah
This classic tapioca kueh is Chef Damian's signature dessert in Folklore.
Demonstration by Chef / Instructor
Take Home Items
Students will sample or take home all the items demonstrated, and receive a Recipe Pack.