Kampung Nelayan Seafood Restaurant @ Kota Kinabalu : Our Dining Experience in the Puteri VIP Room

Written by @Lan
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)

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Thought of the day-“I love food, I love eating.”-Robin Gibb

We both love seafood and we recently had this opportunity to visit Kampung Nelayan Seafood restaurant. There’s nothing else to do there, of course, other than to enjoy the delicious food served by the talented Chefs. Kampung Nelayan Seafood Restaurant is located about 8.3 KM from Kota Kinabalu City Center. There are 2 main dining areas here namely the Main/Common Dining Hall and the Puteri VIP Rooms. In the main/common Dining Hall, customers are to choose either having that ala carte servings or to indulge in their generous Buffet BBQ Steamboat. We had both and for the ala carte, we had it in our comfy Puteri VIP Room, with full privacy, away from the crowd!

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Preserving Cultural Identity through food : Florence Tan’s Chicken Pongteh of Nyonya Cuisine

Written by @Lan
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Thought of the day-“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all things when we eat well.”-Micheal Pellan

Thanks to Chef Florence Tan, I’ve expanded my culinary range. It’s not that I’ve not tasted food of Malacca’s Nyonya before. I had some, years ago but cooked by someone not of Nyonya’s. The experience was lacking of good memory as food was not cooked with soul, lacking that magic touch. Chef Florence Tan cooked some of Nyonya’s delicacies. One of that many dishes was Chicken Pongteh. She mentioned about the 600 years old heritage, the starting period and origin of Nyonya’s amazing food. Something that’s old is definitely a culture, I say. Recipes being passed down from the first generation to many generations in order to preserve Nyonya’s culture.

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Malaysian Nyonya Celebrity Chef : Chef Florence Tan

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Based on Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu Handout for Media Representatives
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Chef Florence Tan was specially flown in by Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu to showcase her Baba Nyonya-licious Signature from April 28, 2017 to May 21, 2017 at Promenade Cafe.

Florence Tan is Malaysia’s most famous Nyonya Chef who has delightfully been promoting the Nyonya cuisine in Malaysia and now, internationally, from as far back as anyone can recall. She whole-heartedly desires to leave this cuisine indelibly imprinted on diners’ minds and has earnestly preserved and strived, not only to promote, but to faithfully “safeguard” traditional Nyonya recipes so that future generation can reproduce and savor this genuine cooking.

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“Dapur Nyonya at #promenadekk” with Celebrity Chef Florence Tan

Content arranged by @Lan
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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (April 26, 2017)

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No need to travel to the former Straits Settlements to enjoy Peranakan cuisine as the queen of Baba Nyonya Cuisine- Chef Florence Tan was specially flown in by Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu to showcase her Baba Nyonya-licious Signature from April 28, 2017 to May 21, 2017 at Promenade Cafe.

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When Memories of Food Are Powerful: Nasi Ayam Cocos by TLC is back and available @ D’Riverside Food Court

Written by @Lan
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Thought of the day-“Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.”-Elsa Schiaparelli

When we saw the Chef/Owner, we immediately recognized him. He is one of the brothers that run TLC Stall in Anjung Selera. I looked at my Chicken Rice and immediately I realized that it’s the same as what I had more than 12 years ago. It’s not available in their stall at Anjung Selera, but it is here at their other stall, located in the newly opened D’Riverside Food Court, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu. This entry is about Chicken Rice named as Nasi Ayam Cocos, best seller of TLC in early 2000’s and now it’s back complete with the memories!

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Rain City by Grim Anise a.k.a Dimitris Grimanis

Written by @joehairie
(Photos supplied by Grim Anise/Dimitris Grimanis)

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“I live in a city that rains a lot. ..and many nights I would oversee the city from my apartment. At those moments, I would try to feel how would the music of that city sound like. How it would resonate inside me. This is the sound of that city for me.”-Grim Anise/Dimitris Grimanis

Dimitris Grimanis is an independent artist active under the name, Grim Anise. He is very meticulous in observing his surrounding especially in the city where he is in and for that he produced ‘Rain City‘, his new album which is way different than his first one ‘Broken Virtues and the Secrets of Star Counting‘. Together with @Lan, we spent some time listening to all 10 songs/music in that particular ‘Rain City’. We somehow thinks that his music is awesome. For the two us, his music is something unique, a bit revolutionary (in a good way) that is different from mainstream music that we have here in Malaysia.

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Redefining Rempeyek : Crunchy Crackers by RidwanH

Written by @Lan
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Thought of the day-“Part of the secret to success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”-Mark Twain

Rempeyek is deep-fried savory said to be originated from Java. In Malaysia, it’s widely being made and sold in small to bigger packets. Simply put, a ubiquitous sight of it, everywhere. People of all ages love it. It’s thin with crunchy Peanuts and Anchovies. Amazingly delicious I say, much different from other type of snacks, a bit salty but once you have it, you will crave for more.

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Nasi Lemak 101: The Making of Simple Nasi Lemak

Written by @joehairie
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This entry is written after we tasted some yummy packed Nasi Lemak days ago. Nasi lemak is a Malay Fragrant Rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It is commonly found in Malaysia, where it is considered the national dish and also popular in neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Indonesia especially in Eastern Sumatra, Brunei and Southern Thailand. Malaysian normally have this meal for breakfast but then some people have this for lunch and even post supper!! Nasi Lemak can be found in all parts of Malaysia, be it at street vendors, cafes and even in a 5 star restaurant.

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