While sorting my jigsaw thoughts and words (actually nursing my brainfreeze moments), I shall allow you to concoct your own story in your own individual minds with these feast of pictures….
Will update this post with words,soon…
p.s: Try guessing…”What is Putri’s role in this event?”…Is she the audience,the participating member of the cooking class, the busy-body blogger or just the faithful eater? *chuckles (If u are wondering, this is not the FINALE contest question…That will be posted in a separate post.Patience, my dears..)
Was invited back to Furama to witness one of the mouth watering cooking show by Celebrity Chef Kaler. I am honoured to be a part of this delicious event.I was to be the audience,the participating member of the cooking class, the busy-body blogger and the faithful eater-4 in 1 mix *chuckles (thks Bunny! for that prompt response.. I would love to be part of the “sembelih crew” if there was any..hehe!)
Reaching the venue, my eyes are fixated on the blueish pool , it seems there is a magnetic pull beckoning me to jump in….(thus the nick-Water Princess) But before I create a chaotic scenery with me jumping in fully clothed and all, I remembered the gorgeous food awaits me…Aah…that broke the spell.
This is Margaret,the gorgeous lady who represented US poultry …
Today, the whole cooking show will be on the internet tv. I can see the hardworking production cast ,the hotel crew and US poultry working cohesively hand in hand to deliver their best.
Fascinating really..as I was eyeing the cameraman, watching his every moves. I love to be behind the camera…I am not a-know-it-all but I love to finger thru their bulky equipments. Ok, got to focus on the cooking show, I was a bit jittery when I heard that we have to do some hands-ons. Erm, I only bring my tummy….the mind is resting at home…*grins
The show will begin…
Chef Kaler and Chef Derrick were explaining the ingredients to their recipes. First on menu was the Rendang Ayam Belanda U.S (Braised U.S Turkey in Coconut Milk)…
Turkey is a tough bird as compared to chicken. Thus braising this will take about 1-2 hours. Luckily, the Chefs had already prepared them in today’s Iftar buffet at Kintamani (YIPEE!). I have tasted Chicken, beef,mutton, porcupine and even clams in rendang but never a Turkey. So today shall be an interesting tasting day!
Some brief info about U.S Turkey:
Within 30minutes, ta-da! The Rendang turkey is ready…Mmmm…smells GOOD!
So here it is…
The next recipe is Chef Derrick’s (beside Chef Kaler) favourite…Balinese Style U.S chicken soup.
I watched how Chef Kaler make the chicken meatballs. It seems so simple! No eggs or flour needed. And one interesting thing is… the chayote which is green in colour. I often see it in the wet market but unsure how to cook it , now I know…Im gonna try it! woo-hoo!
Luckily there isnt any cooking or fire involved cos Im a bit clumsy when it comes to experiments in labs or cooking classes..so watch out!If u see me around in any cooking classes, run away… hehee!
The experts “wrappers” in my team…
Below are just the introduction of the KINTAMANI iftar feast. WOOHOO!! I get to taste their Ramadan feast again!!…satay is NICE!Cumi-cumi (crispy baby squids) is lovely!
Other than that, the buffet feast: I love the mutton meat with ribs, so tender…..and not forgetting the brownish kueh lapis , I LOVE IT! (Truthfully speaking, I do not like the brown kueh lapis sold outside)
U.S turkey rendang is good. I like! Meat is not as tender as chicken but it somehow absorps the richness of the fresh spices.
So small …this delicate cornish game hen is my first try…
Overall- I love this experience! I made new friends and learnt lots especially from the wonderful Chefs. The hotel has done lots to accommodate the participants involved e.g prayer room and prayer clothes, precise break fast timing with small refreshments and many more….
Gratitude to: U.S poultry, Furama hotel, Kintamani and foodcult.tv for this big initiative. Love it!
If you want to know more about U.S poultry and methods/recipes, do check out the website (below) for the comprehensive demonstrations from various Celebrity Chefs in Singapore.
Furama RiverFront, Level 3.
405 Havelock Road
FYI-The Ramadan buffet dinner is priced at $42.00++ (Adult) and $22.00++ (Children
aged 5 to 11 years). For reservations, please call 6739 6463 or email
Lunch (Mon – Sun) 12.00noon to 2.30pm
Dinner (Mon – Sun) 6.00pm to 10.30pm.
Note: This restaurant is popular for their wedding venue and catering. Do book early for your big day!
Disclaimer: Food featured are subject to my personal taste. I hold no responsibility for your body’s gastronomical adventure.All food shown are either from Halal-certified or Muslim owned establishments(with no liquour/alcoholic beverages).I will try my utmost best to update and maintain the relevant information shown,insya-Allah…but your body,your responsibility.Do ensure that the Halal-certificates are up-to-date,renewed (not expired) and displayed promptly before ordering/consuming. If in doubt,always ask the staff with a smile.Remember: Use ur senses especially your heart.But mainly, ask your iman (faith). Don’t assume: A headdress/scarf lady is not equal to HALAL. “No pork no lard” signage is not equal to HALAL. A crescent moon and star symbol is not equal to HALAL. Not all Mediterranean (e.g Turkish kebab), Malaysian, Indonesian cuisines (especially Nasi Padang food) is HALAL. Whatever franchise that is HALAL in Malaysia,Indonesia or in any muslim country does not mean it is HALAL in Singapore or anywhere else. Your body,your responsibility, check its HALAL authenticity. More on disclaimer?Thank you for your kind attention.