Chef Norman Musa is a well established and successful Malaysian chef here in the UK with many awards under his belt. He has appeared in many publications and TV in UK and Malaysia, including The Guardian, TimeOut and TV3. Originally from Penang, a renowned street food destination in Malaysia, he came to UK to further his studies as a quantity surveyor. He started off as a student who did not know how to cook but has since grown into a passion with which he had dreams to succeed in the catering industry.
With the lovely Chef Norman Musa
It is his love of food from home and vision of making Malaysian food be as popular as Chinese, Thai or Indian in the UK that has brought him to where he is now. I am definitely a keen supporter of his, after having met him and tasted his food. I would also like to do my small bit in popularising the ever so interesting and flavoursome Malaysian cuisine. For now, this blog is where it starts so do come back for more.
THE MALAYSIAN ‘KOPITIAM’ SUPPERCLUB BEGINS
‘Kopitiam’ means coffee shop, derived from the word ‘kopi’ which means coffee in Malay and ‘tiam‘ which means shop in Hokkien. It is where coffee, tea, eggs and toasts are traditionally served but this depends on the size of the shop. Most of these ‘kopitiam’s now have many hawker stalls selling various types of food where you can order from a particular stall, go back to your table and pay as soon as your food or drink is served.
Canapés and drinks for guest arrivals so people can mingle and wait to be seated without getting hungry.
“Londoners, this is where you’ll get Malaysian hospitality and be fed until your jeans button pops 🙂 !!”
These spring rolls are made with freshly made spring roll wraps made from scratch in the morning by the chef and rolled for us just before serving. The filling is very juicy and sweet form its ingredients of julienned jicama, carrots and dried shrimps.
Chicken rice a very popular and typical street food in Malaysia. The rice is cooked in chicken broth and is served with marinated chicken, chicken broth and tangy garlic chilli.
Lots of refreshing lollies
Lollies for the perfectly warm summer’s day with Kristina K of Hot Courses Malaysia.
She will be publishing an article about Chef Norman on the website and I will update with link when she does. In the meantime, checkout her other well written articles.
The first mouthful of the soft, squishy and creamy durian sweetness was one of my most memorable food experience in London. I was well surprised with the quality of durian as it was my first Thai durian experience, and my first durian experience in London! I have always been told that Thai durians are less flavourful but I could not tell the difference and is definitely as good. Just to be clear, the whole evening was a memorable one but due to my my lack of durian for the past 2 years, that first mouthful had made such an impression that it is so far my greatest food experience in London.
“Supperclub is the way to dine in future. It is fun and exciting, it is like a big house party where everyone is friendly!”
**I would like to share a link to and interesting fusion recipe by Chef Norman Musa called Rendang Beef Wellington. Hope you like it and do let me know how you like this recipe.
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