Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Touch of Nyonya Influence with Chef Debbie Teoh @ Chatz Brasserie, Park Royal KL

Celebrating the Parents’ Day in both May and June, Park Royal Kuala Lumpur is back with 
a touch of Nyonya Influence

Under such cosy ambiance, indulge yourself in the deliciously prepared Nyonya cuisine at Chatz Brasserie through lavish buffets, cooking demonstration and interactive cooking classes for fathers and kids.

With 15 years of experience in the fusion of Southern and Northen Nyonya styles cuisine, Chef Debbie Teoh presents you the true colors of Nyonya culinary arts! 

#1 Ayam Buah Keluak 

The first dish that is not to be missed is the authentic Nyonya Ayam Buah Keluak. The fruit is also known as black nuts, which require a whole process of treatment and fermentation for a few days, until the flavours are deeply revealed. A truly Nyonya signature dish! 

 #2 Terung with Sambal Udang Kering 

Cuts of brinjal are fried and topped with abundance of prawn sambal paste. The brinjal itself is quite bland but when matched with a pinch of sambal, this dish delights me!

 #3 The Sambal 

Made of herbs, garlic, shallot, bunga jantan and dried shrimps, it is rich and fiery hot. Not to forget, very scoop is full of aroma from the shrimps! 

#4 Ulam Platter 

A dish of perfect contrast unveils the fresh green leaves which bring the cooling effect with the bright red sambal paste. But don't ever have the beans, cucumber and mints alone without experiencing the true Nyonya sambal!

 #5 Nyonya Sambal 

I then sampled some authentic nyonya sambal, which complements well with the crunchy, crispy and minty raw vegetables. Despite of the flavours revealed, I find it rather too salty as a condiment. 

#6 Seafood Otak-otak 

Each piece of the spicy yellow custard is chunky with bits of seafood--- fish, prawn and squid. It definitely tastes good with the flaky texture, instead of the soft one we usually have.

#7 Gulai Tumis Ikan Pari 

#8 Lemak Nenas Ikan Sepat 

Every spoonful of the thick yellow kuah is rich in coconut milk flavours, with hints of sweet and sour pineapples. The thick, creamy curry is milder in taste as compared to the Ayam Buah Keluak.


 #9 Itik Tim 

I’m then served with a bowlful of savoury duck soup with salted mustard vegetables, which has a heat-reducing effect for the body. But I’d wish to try out the signature Ho Pio Soup by Chef Debbie, which I heard is beneficial for good health.

 #10 Nasi Ulam 

Another dish created from various spices is no other than the staple rice platter. Tickle your taste buds with the condiments in Nyonya Style! 

#11 Kuih Keladi Seri Muka 

This may look different because the bottom layer is made of yam in purplish tinge, instead of the usual white glutinous rice. 


It is a very old-fashioned Nyonya Kuih, which is topped with pandan layer and most excitingly, the bottom layer of powdery yam definitely leaves an unforgettable experience here!

#12 Pulut Panggang 

Unwrap the leaf and you find the glutinous rice stuffed with shrimp fillings which comes in blue tinges from the clitoris flower. Each bite of the rice is sticky and aromatic; One is certainly not enough! 

#13 Lemon Grass Cooler 
 Wash away the spiciness with glasses of refreshing drinks. 

#14 Assorted Fruit Juices 


 #15 Nyonya Dumpling 

Upon leaving, I get to sample some glutinous rice dumpling wrapped in bamboo leaves. The rice is added with natural blue color using clitoris flower, and stuffed with delicious sweet filling. I love the chewy texture, especially when it is steamed hot. What a perfect endnote of the meal! 


PROMOTION: 
‘A Touch of Nyonya Influence’ by Chef Debbit Teoh 
11 May to 10 June 2012 

Monday to Friday:
Buffet Lunch (12 noon – 2.30pm) 
RM62++ / adult ; RM31++ / child

Buffet Dinner (6.30pm – 10.30pm) 
RM82++ / adult ; RM41++ / child

Weekend Hi-Tea (12.30pm – 4pm) 
RM59++ / adult ; RM29.50++ / child

SPECIAL:
Mother’s Day Brunch, 13 May 2012 
RM68++ / adult ; RM34++ / child

With an additional RM10, fathers and kids can cook for Mum, assisted by Chef Debbie.
Definitely an experience to take home!

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Verdict: 
1. Here’re just some dishes from the buffet line, I would revisit to try out the rest from our master chef, Chef Debbie Teoh!
2. The food, in terms of quality, freshness and authenticity is pretty good, thumbs up to the taste and flavours too!
3. Among all, the Ayam Buah Keluak, kuih and dumpling are my favourite. According to the chef, some purposely pay a visit here just for her famous Ayam Buah Keluak!

Chatz Brasserie 
PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur 
Jalan Sultan Ismail, 
50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 603-2147 0088

56 comments:

  1. ayam buah keluak is my favorite! i'm from malacca, but i didn't manage to eat this dish very much while i was growing up :D

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    1. Hi Sean, now you can try it out at KL! :)

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  2. last time i always travel to melaka and I never come across this nyonya food ayam buah keluak...
    how the buah keluak taste ? like a nut?
    then somemore seafood otak otak .. hmmmm.. i never tried before...

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    1. Hi Oon Gui, it tastes more like a prune, it becomes soft and chewy after the long process :)

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  3. Nice post sweetie. It was great meeting in person. Hugs.

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    1. Hi Veronica, thanks and hope to see you again real soon!

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  4. Great photos as always, i'm not a fan of Nyonya cuisine but i love spicy food, especially sambal, can't live without it xD

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    1. Hi Ken, penang spicy lover eh? :) Try out the Nyonya sambal, it's a total different delight!

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  5. I love nyonya kuih, but can't eat much now, getting hmm.... fat. LOL

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    1. Hi CKiong, enjoy the kuih in small amount and you'd appreciate it better :)!

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  6. wow ur blog getting from nice to IMPRESSIVE! keep it up!

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    1. Hi Nicole, thanks for your compliment and support here! xoxo :)

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  7. Otak otak looks good, it will go well with some jasmine rice =)

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    1. Hi Smit'n, I haven't sampled any with jasmine rice but that sounds like a really good idea!:)

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  8. wow.. so good everyday you got good food to eat.. envy.. >.<

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    1. Hi Mr Lonely, it's good to indulge in some food once in a while :)

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  9. The taste of the pudding is in the eating - can't tell from just looking at the photos.

    I wouldn't say the serimuka looks nice - the green layer does not look lemak enough...and I would prefer the traditional pulut, not yam...and the zhang, nothing like good ol' pork! I guess in hotel, they are halal ones? And usually in hotel, they would tone down to suit the general taste of the diners - not spicy... I love food extra spicy.

    And the price!!!! *faints!!!

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    1. Hi Arthur, well, these are amongst the localized Nyonya food at the hotel, so the food is rather mild and of unique creation :)

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  10. The dumplings look too good for me.

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    1. Hi Sheoh Yan, Nyonya ones are so tempting aren't they? :)

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    1. Hi there, it tastes better than it looks :)

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  12. I'm still thinking about that pineapple and coconut curry. :-)

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    1. Hi Monica, I miss that too, feel like going back for this!

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  13. i spotted another of my fave! ayam buah keluak! sedapppppp!

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    1. Hi Evelyn, yes it's the best creation ever :) hope you enjoy it!

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  14. not that like nyonya food >.<

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    1. Hi Caro, you should try it because it's rare, especially when Chef Debbie Teoh cooks them herself :)

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  15. I never get bored over Nyonya cuisine. My all time fav!

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    1. Hi Yee Ling, it's always exotic right? My fave too :)

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    1. hi Charmaine, it's salty with the essence from the duck. Drools! :)

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  17. Interesting and mouth watering! I haven't tried ayam buah keluak before so am curious to know the taste!

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    1. Hi Carolyn, it's like a sweet and spicy curry, with chewy and sweet buah keluak filings :)

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    1. Hi Wilee, then you should experience it yourself :)

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  19. There are so many delicious exotic dishes I am introduced to in this dish - thank you my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Hi Uru, it's pretty good! :) and i'm glad that you enjoyed reading!

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  20. *Sigh* I wish we had such good food here!

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    1. Hi Msihua, come over the haven of food @ KL :D

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  21. wow... i like your photography style for this post... makes the food looks so alluring :D

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    1. Hi Daniel, thanks for your compliment :) hope you enjoy reading too!

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  22. That sambal that goes with the brinjal looks absolutely perfect. Mouth watering pics!

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    1. Hi there, thanks and that's a lovely vegetables dish too!

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  23. I never try a proper Nyonya cuisine before. The food look so tempting. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Vicky, you should sample some one day! :) Enjoy!

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  24. The nyonya dumpling looks special, is it sweet?

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    1. Hi BabySumo, it's sweet with aromatic shrimps. A unforgettable experience indeed!

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  25. those nyonya food looks great! :D

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    1. Hi Kian Fai, they're excellent from the hands of this famous chef!

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