Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Official Launch of Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School @ Penang on 6th May 2011

Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School
I am pleased to get an invitation to attend the official launching of Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School on 6th May 2011 (Friday). The venue of this official launching was taken place at The Pavilion and Cooking School of Tropical Spice Garden.
Our YB Danny Law Heng Kiang, Penang state exco for tourist development and culture and Chef Wan, Food Ambassador of Malaysia were the guests of honor for the launching of Tropical Spice Garden Cooking Class.
Before the launching begin, a group of us were guided by an experience guide, Joseph to the garden. We learned lot of knowledge from this tour. We get to touch and smell all different kind of herbs around the garden which I will elaborate more in my next posts.
After the tour, we were brought to
Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School
The Pavilion
and waiting for the arrival of the VIPs. While waiting, we had an opportunity to listen to the performance of ENSEMBLE KOSCHKA. It was a chamber music ensembles established in 2008 by Jascha Yasufumi Shimano. The ensemble has been actively performing western classical music and aims to foster young talents and assists professional musicians in their music career.
Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School
Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School
We also take this opportunity to have a look of the TSC Cooking school. It was the first specially designed and hands on cooking classes in Penang. It also equipped with air conditioned. Classes can accommodate 10 persons and each individual has their own purpose-built workstation.
TSG Cooking School guarantee hands on experience for all guests. Students will prepare their meals from scratch. They will need to cut all the ingredients by themselves at their own workstations. Students can also enjoy harvesting fresh spices and herbs from TSG garden.
The benefits of joining this cooking class will include welcome coffee/tea, Cooking School apron to take home, recipe card for the day and guided tour of the spice terraces.
There are three Resident Chefs in TSG Cooking School. They were Pearly Kee which specialised in Nonya & Indian Cuisine. She learned her cooking under the strict guidance of her mentor the renowned Dato Lim Bian Yam.
As for Lily Tan, she was specializes in Chinese Home Cooking and Penang hawker favourites. She taught cooking since 1995 from her home. And her biggest inspirations come from preparing good and healthy foods for her families.
Then we had Azizah Othman which specializes in Malay cuisines. She credits her mother in law for teaching her traditional cooking methods and the correct ways to peel vegetables and prepare meat for specific dishes.
Apart from Resident Chefs, they also have guest chefs from CHOC Artisan, ECCO cafe, Soul Kitchen, Permail Village Cafe, Lighthouse Coffee, Turkish Homecook and SiTigun.
Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School
Speeches from the Managing Director - Katharine J. Chua, YB Danny Law Heng Kiang, Penang state exco for tourist development and culture and Chef Wan, Food Ambassador of Malaysia.
(from Left to Right)
Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School
The Managing Director - Katharine J. Chua, YB Danny Law Heng Kiang, Penang state exco for tourist development and culture, Chef Wan, Food Ambassador of Malaysia and all the guest chef and resident chef having the official launching by cutting the red ribbons around the workstation. And each of them have to cut the herbs provided in their workstation for Chef Wan to make "Nasi Ulam".
After the mixing of all herbs in a cold rice. Chef Wan fed Katharine and Danny Law with his prepared Nasi Ulam. Chef Wan said before Danny fed him back, he better fed himself. ^-^
Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School
Then the signing plaque and also gift presented from Katharine to our YB Danny Law Heng Kiang and Chef Wan. (Sorry for the blur pictures as I am too short to squeeze in the crowd for picture taking. So I just zoom in. ^-^)
If you want to know more about Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School, please visit : www.tropicalspicegarden.com
Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School
Lone Grag Villa,
Lot 595 Mkm 2,
Teluk Bahang
11100 Penang, Malaysia.

Tel : 04 8811797 (Cik Azimah)
Fax : 04 8813794
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Stay tuned for the Tropical Spice Garden post!

5 comments:

wenn said...

great! chef Wan is there!

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

wenn - yup! ^-^

Steven Goh said...

boh jio

Anonymous said...

before we recommend anything, penang people should clean up the drains, ban the hawker stalls and shops who throw food into the drain.....do something with the public toilets, if penang wants to encourage tourist

Anonymous said...

penang people should clean up the drains, boycott hawker stalls and shops who simple throw food into the drain....

also to encourage tourists, 1st thing 1st - clean up the public toilet!

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