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Tuesday November 5, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday November 5, 2013 MYT 8:41:16 AM
IN celebration of the festival of light, the November issue of Flavours is full of spice and sweetness, with Manu Saigal’s mouth-watering spread of traditional Indian dishes and recipes for those sweets that are such a treat at Deepavali open houses.
The cover feature is about Malaysian-Chinese-Austrian chef Rachel Khoo who invites the world into her tiny but gorgeous Parisian apartment in the new TV series, The Little Paris Kitchen. And when Khoo says “little”, she means so small the camera crew has to keep their equipment in the bathtub! Khoo shares her remarkable life that eventually led to Paris and Le Cordon Bleu and a degree in patisserie. And then, to test the recipes for her cookbooks, Khoo opened the “smallest restaurant in Paris” in her apartment that seats all of two people at a time (her latest book, The Little Paris Kitchen, is available to readers of Flavours at a 25% discount)!
Another interesting feature is on the Taiwanese bubble tea craze and how to give it Malaysian Chinese spin by crossing the original milk, tea and fruit recipe with traditional Chinese dessert ingredients and other local favourites like gula Melaka and ... durian!
The travel section offers a trip along Australia’s great ocean road that offers magnificent views of the west coast as well as a pristine landscape. As the magazine’s writer discovered, in the state of Victoria, it is the ingredients on the plate that are always the stars of every great meal.
Make sure to check out the gastronomic dinner that was served to food writer Eu Hooi Khaw by Le Cordon Bleu alum Darren Chin, son of Dave’s Deli and Dave’s Bistro owner David Chin. With just 24 hours notice, Darren Chin came up with eyebrow-lifting dishes that would look right at home in a cutting-edge New York or London restaurant. Eu sums up the experience with just one word: Awesome.
The Eating Out section reviews the B.I.G. Group’s latest eatery, Beast; Hilton KL’s new F&B outlet Chambers Bar & Grill; comfort cuisine from the Pantrie in Petaling Jaya; and an intriguing Indian vegetarian restaurant called WTF in Bangsar, KL (no, the letters don’t stand for what you’re thinking! Want to know what they mean? Pick up a copy of the mag, then!).
*The November issue of Flavours is currently available at all good newsagents and bookstores nationwide. Flavours is published by Star Publications (M) Bhd.
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