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September 2014 Cooking and Baking Classes

Nasi Ulam Class
Monday September 1st 10 to 1 pm

Learn to prepare Nasi Ulam and some of its accompaniments. You will learn to make;

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1. Nasi Ulam
2. Ayam Goreng Berempah (Spicy Fried Chicken)
3. Brinjal Paceri
4. Fresh Sambal Belacan

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Jelly Mooncake Class
Monday September 1st 2.30 to 5.30

Jelly Mooncakes are not too bad. After turning my nose up to it all these years, thinking it was quite blasphemous, I have changed. You will learn;

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1. Coconut Layered Agar Agar Mooncake
2. Yam and Double Egg yolk Agar Agar Mooncake

Price Per Person: $95 – Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Nasi Lemak Kukus
Saturday September 6th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make real Nasi Lemak Kukus along with all its accompaniments. You will learn:
1. Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) – steamed not boiled
2. Chicken Rendang
3. Sambal
4. Crispy Fried Fish

Price Per Person: $100 per person (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Pineapple Tarts
Sunday September 7th 2.30 to 5.30

What is life without pineapple tarts. Learn to make two types of pineapple tarts.
You will learn two types of pastries and the jam of course.

1. Old Fashion Pineapple Tart – Opened Tarts
2. Rolled Pineapple Tart
3. Pineapple Jam
This is a hands on class, please bring containers to take home your cookies

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are six students)

Indian Sweets 1
Saturday September 13th 10 to 1 pm

I learnt quite a few basic Indian Sweets when I was in Bangalore. These are the first three you will learn;

1. Mysore Pak
2. Jelebi – New Thinner Style
3. Rava Ladoo
Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Chicken Curry Bread and a Margarita Pizza
Saturday September 13th 2.30 to 5.30

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I had Chicken Curry Bread (not chicken curried bread) one night when my brother brought it from Port Dickson. And at $40 a pop, I think you deserve to learn it and that too after you wait an hour in line.
That’s why you’re learning it today. You will also learn to make my favorite kind of Pizza, so it is a class of east and west!
1. Chicken Curry
2. Bread Dough
3. Pizza Dough
4. Margarita Topping

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Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students). This is a fully hands on class

No Coconut Curry Class
Sunday September 14th 2.30 to 5.30

1. Chicken Devil Curry
2. Dry Mutton Curry
3. A Hearty Vegetable Dhall Curry

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are six students)
Please bring three containers to take your curries home.

Beriani for Diwali Class
Tuesday September 16th 10 to 1 pm
Learn to make two types of Beriani. You will learn to make;

1. Hyderabadi Mutton Beriani Dum
2. Chicken Malabari Beriani

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Eggless Cakes
Tuesday September 16th 2.30 to 5.30

I used to think Eggless cakes were a pain in the neck, so now I have created some easy ones that will always come out without much fear. You will learn to make;

1. Eggless Red Velvet Cupcakes
2. Date and Walnut Cake
3. Dulce de Leche Topping

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Children’s Holiday Class
Pizza and Calzone Class
Thursday September 18th 2.30 to 4.30

Class for children aged 8 to 14. Your kids will learn to make Pizza and Calzone along with two toppings.
They will learn:

1. Pizza Dough
2. Calzone
3. Creamy Chicken and Mushroom
4. Uncooked Tomato Topping

Price Per Child: $90 Class will commence once there are 6 students.

Old Fashioned Butter Cake and Butter Icing Class
Saturday September 20th 10 to1 pm

You will learn to make the Old Fashioned Butter Cake by hand and then do basic decoration with Old Fashioned Butter Icing. Each person will get a butter cake fully iced to take home.

This is a hands on class.

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

Malay Curries
Saturday September 20th 2.30 to 5.30

My favorite Malay curries, something I have not tackled as a class but often serve it to my customers.
1. Ayam Masak Merah
2. Ayam Kerutuk
3. Mutton Rendang

Price Per Person: $120 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Butterless Cakes – Kasutera Cake Day
Sunday September 21st 2.30 to 5.30

As much as I love buttery cakes, this very old cake from Japan seems to be the rage in a few hotels and top notch bakeries around town. Let’s make the;

1. Nagasaki Castella Cake – a cake from the Portuguese that entered into Japan hundreds of years ago
2. Matcha Kasutera Cake
Both have no butter or oil.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

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Classes will be held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya. Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com to book and to make any enquiries.
Please check my blog http://www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

Fees are to be paid once you make a booking, if a class is canceled you will be refunded. If fees are not paid, your name will be not be placed on the list.

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August Cooking and Baking Classes 2014

Butterless Cakes – Kasutera Cake or Nagasaki Castella Cake 

Saturday August 2nd 10 to 1 pm

As much as I love buttery cakes, this very old cake from Japan seems to be the rage in a few hotels and top notch bakeries around town.  Let’s make the;

  1. Nagasaki Castella Cake – a cake from the Portuguese that entered into Japan hundreds of years ago
  2. Matcha Castella Cake

Both have no butter or oil.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Thosai Idly Class

Saturday August 2nd 2.30 to 5.30pm

 Learn to make Indian Breakfast delights. You will learn to make;

 

  1. Idly
  2. Thosai
  3. Masala Thosai
  4. Coconut Chutney

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Chicken Curry Bread and a Margarita Pizza

Sunday August 3rd 10 to 1 pm

Chicken Curried Bun

I had Chicken Curry Bread (not chicken curried bread) one night when my brother brought it from Port Dickson.  I turned my nose to it.  But while watching my Korean Soapies, I got hungry so I decided to try it… and low and behold!!! That’s why you’re learning it today.  You will also learn to make my favorite kind of Pizza, so it is a class of east and west!

  1. Chicken Curry
  2. Bread Dough
  3. Pizza Dough
  4. Margarita Topping

PS I will not be wrapping the Chicken Curry in Foil as shown, It will be something else with the chicken inside encased in foil.  So the chicken will not be cooking in the foil.

Picture is borrowed from herfrozenwings.blogspot.com till I do up a nice photo.

 

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Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students). This is a fully hands on class

Indian Breakfast Class 2 – Vegetarian and Gluten Free

Sunday August 3rd 2.30 to 5.30

Learn more Indian Breakfast delights. You will learn to make;

  1. Puttu
  2. Putumayam – String Hoppers
  3. Appam
  4. Green Chutney

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Tea Time Favorites

Saturday August 9th 10 to 1pm

 

Learn to make tea time favorites.  You will learn to make;

  1. Chicken and Mushroom Quiche
  2. Apple Pie
  3. Fruit Tartlets
  4. Pastry

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Rainbow Mille Crepe

Sunday August 10th 2.30 to 5.30

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Learn the art of Rainbow Mille Crepe.

Learn to make Rainbow Mille Crepe from scratch. You will learn to make the crepes, the mille feuille (Cream) and assemble the crepe and take your share home.

 

Price Per Person: $100

Class will commence once there are 6 students.  This is a hands on session so please dress comfortably and bring a container.

 

Mooncake Class 1

Saturday 16th August 10 to 1 pm

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A most asked for class all because the prices of mooncakes have gone up tremendously.

 

  1. Traditional Mooncake Skin
  2. Salted Egg Mooncake
  3. Fruit and Nut Moon Cake
  4. Lin Yoong Recipe will be provided and explained as it is too time consuming to do during class.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Mooncake Class 2 – Shanghai Mooncake

Sunday 17th August 10 to 1 pm

Another favorite this season, this fully hands on class will see you going home with several handmade mooncakes with different fillings. You will learn to prepare;

 

  1. Shanghai Mooncake Pastry
  2. Lotus Paste with Ginger and Cheese filling
  3. Coffee Lotus Paste
  4. Lin Yoong Recipe will be provided and explained as it is too time consuming to do during class.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Mooncake Class 3 – Teowchew Mooncake

Sunday 17th August 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make this flaky mooncake.  You will learn to make;

 

  1. Teowchew Pastry
  2. Yam and Egg Yolk filling
  3. Gold Ingot
  4. Lin Yoong Recipe will be provided and explained as it is too time consuming to do during class

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Dishes of Fishes – A Kerala Fish Curry Class

Saturday 23rd August 2.30 to 5.30

 

The way curry is prepared in Bangalore is rather different then how we prepare it here.  While we tend to use a lot of ingredients in copious amounts, they don’t and yet their curries are tasty and sits well on the palate.  You will learn;

 

  1. Fish Molee – Influenced by travelers from Malaya
  2. Red Fish Curry – no coconut milk
  3. Fish Curry – could not think of the name as the dialect did translate too well, but a different style of course.

Price Per Person: $120 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Jelly Mooncake

Sunday August 24th 2 to 5.30

 

Jelly Mooncakes are not too bad. After turning my nose up to it all these years, thinking it was quite blasphemous, I have changed.  You will learn;

 

  1. Layered Agar Agar Mooncake
  2. Yam Agar Agar Mooncake

Price Per Person: $95 – Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

French Baguette Class

Saturday August 30th  2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make two types of French Bread.

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You will learn to bake from scratch the French Method with the crusty finish and the American Method which is slightly crusty.

This is a fully hands on class.

  1. French Baguette (Banh Mi – Vietnamese)
  2. American Baguette

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

 

Sour Dough Yeast Free Breads

Sunday August 31st  2.30 to 5.30

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Learn to make your own cultured rising agent.  This can be kept in the fridge for a long time and reused from time to time.  You will learn;

 

  1. Yeast Free Rising Agent
  2. Honey Loaf or Rolls
  3. Rustic Bread
  4. Charcoal Seed

 

Each person will get their yeast free culture to take home to practice. Class has to be booked at least two weeks in advance and fully paid so that each person can get their raising culture on the day.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are six students)

Nasi Ulam Class

Monday September 1st 10 to 1 pm

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Learn to prepare Nasi Ulam and some of its accompaniments.  You wil learn to make;

 

  1. Nasi Ulam
  2. Ayam Goreng Berempah
  3. Brinjal Paceri
  4. Fresh Sambal Belacan

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

 Classes will be held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.  Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com to book and to make any enquiries. 

Please check my blog www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

                                                       

Fees are to be paid once you make a booking, if a class is canceled you will be refunded.  If fees are not paid, your name will be not be placed on the list.

 

August Culinary Classes

This month is Cronut Month, we will be learning to make Cronut, a foodie phenomenon that has taken the world by storm over the last few months, and now I have the right recipe to teach it.  It’s known for its multi layers of melting pastry topped with many kinds of toppings. 

Cronut - Layers and layers of melting pastry...

Cronut – Layers and layers of melting pastry…

Hawker Curry Puffs
Sunday August 4th 10 am to 1 pm

Learn to make two types of our favorite curry puff.

1. Malay or Indian Crispy Curry puff Pastry
2. Rolled Curry Puffs
3. Chicken Curry Filling

Price Per Person: RM90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

French Macaron Class

CLASS IS FULL
August 9th Friday 2.30 to 5.30

 

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Learn to make this sweet favorite. You will learn to make;

1. French Macarons
2. Chocolate Black Sesame Salty Filling
3. Lemon Filling

Price Per Person: RM95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Moon Cake Class
Saturday August 10th 2.30 to 5.30

CLASS IS FULL

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A most asked for class all because the prices of mooncakes have gone up tremendously.

1. Traditional Mooncake Skin
2. A few flavors of Snowskin – Pandan, Charcoal and Strawberry
3. Salted Egg Mooncake
4. Fruit and Nut Moon Cake
5. Lin Yoong Recipe will be provided and explained as it is too time consuming to do during class.

Price Per Person: RM100

Lemon Desserts
Sunday August 11th 2.30 pm

I seem to have this sudden liking for sweetish sour desserts, so I thought of my few new lemon desserts that I like. You will learn;

1. Lemon Meringue Cupcake – Totally Butter Free Cupcake
2. Lemon Slice
3. Lemon Short Bread

This is a fully hands on class. Class will commence once there are 6 students.

Price Per Person: RM95

Let’s make Cronuts!
Saturday August 17th 10 am to 1 pm

Class is FULL

Sunday August 18th 10 am to 1 pm CLASS IS FULL

SUNDAY August 25th 10 am to 1 pm

NEW CLASS

BE THE FIRST IN MALAYSIA!

Cronuts Galore

Cronuts Galore

Learn to make Cronut and two toppings:
1. Learn to make Cronut Pastry
2. Marshmallow Topping
3. Apple Tea Cinnamon Topping

Price Per Person: RM100 (class will commence once there are 6 students)

Let’s make Sweet Breads
Saturday August 17th 2.30 to 5.30

CLASS IS FULL

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1. Cinnamon Rolls
2. Potato Bread
3. Fruit Loaf

This is a fully hands on session.

Price Per Person: RM95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Nasi Lemak Kukus

SEPTEMBER 1st 10 am to 1 pm

4 places left

Learn to make real Nasi Lemak Kukus along with all its accompaniments. You will learn:
1. Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) – steamed not boiled
2. Chicken Rendang
3. Sambal
4. Sotong Sambal
5. Crispy Fried Fish

Price Per Person: RM100 per person (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com
All Classes will be held at 70 Jalan 14/24 Petaling Jaya.

All classes are to be paid for in advance before a seat is confirmed.
For more information, do refer to my blog, http://www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

Christmas Cakes for Sale….

This is my yearly endeavour, really fruity fruit cake you won’t find else where.

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Price Per Cake – RM88

Highlights
• 1.4kg homemade fruit cake with Christmas-themed fondant icing.
• Contains almonds, crystallised ginger, raisins, currants, mixed peel, cherries, dates, prunes and alcohol.
• Non-alcoholic cake available upon request.
• Additional piping and decorations available at extra cost.
• Vegetarian (eggless) cakes can be made upon request at no added cost.
• Edible logos may be added at extra cost. Great for corporate gifts and events.
• Free delivery within the Klang Valley for 10 or more deliveries to the same address.

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Fine Print
• Bookings must be made between Dec 4, 2012 – Dec 18, 2012.
• Pick-ups and deliveries: Dec 17, 2012 – Dec 24, 2012.
• Min. 7 days prior booking required. Bookings subject to availability.
• Pick-ups valid: 10am – 6pm daily (including public holidays).
• Cakes must be collected on the agreed date
• Cake contains alcohol. Non-alcoholic cake available upon request.

Please email me at cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com for further enquiries.

All Payments are to be banked into my Maybank Account 112334068995.

All cakes have to be paid for before pick up.

My Burger Lab – 14, Road 21/22, Seapark, Petaling Jaya

Now Poh Leng has been telling me about this place over the last two or three weeks, and not being a burger fan I kind of brushed it off and thinking it was the same old same old. And the fact that it was in Seapark, in an area which was never known to have any restaurants over many years I thought a burger place in that part of the area would be catastrophic and a Gourmet Burger Joint for the matter, it would not last, because at nights nothing happens in that part of Seapark.

The only place for food on that row would be Kedai Kuih Ah Han, the lady who makes wonderful nonya kuih and charges you quite a bit, still good things are not cheap and cheap things are not good. And she closes at 4 pm or so.

So today, without warning Poh Leng called for dinner and asked me to invite Hafiq. Today being a rainy and rather cool day, appetites tend to be bigger I feel, either that or it’s just an excuse to eat more. So I was the first to reach The Burger Lab and it was already half full, so I stood outside waiting for them and I made my judgement of the place.

No frills, modern, simplicity with a lot of life, both from the vibrant staff and the people who were waiting around. Now this is just the restaurant ambiance from outside. They even have an African waiter who actually added something extra to the place, perhaps as racist as it sounds, some color.   Everyone had a nice spunky cheery My Burger Lab Polo.

One thing to note, everyone spoke very good English, which is a change in places like this who usually hire foreign staff who sell things they don’t have a clue off. These staff were on the ball. This is a big plus point to me because they mingled, they explained they had good product knowledge.

I waited a while and noticed the place fill up so I marched in and quickly found a table at an angle that I could view the whole restaurant and the people who came in. I could not order anything because Poh Leng and Hafiq were stuck in traffic, so the evil stares I got from those who had ordered and waiting for a table while I sat there with three empty seats was not very comfortable. Soon they arrived.

No menus, you order a ala Mc Donalds or any fast food style, menus are on a

The Menu – My Burger Lab’s List of Goodies

black board written with chalk, very clearly written, the food will be served of course by the rather vibrant and mobile staff. Hafiq lined up and placed out orders, I just told him what I wanted and sat at my place chatting to Poh Leng.

By this time it was just about 7.20 and the place was FULL. Waiters were all over the place calling out names of customers to serve them their burgers. I had half the mind to pretend to be those people so I could have my burger earlier. We waited for a good 15 to 20 minutes for our burgers to arrive. And truly, watching the burgers go past you in those little baskets as the waiters walked around shouting out names was really amazing. By then end you probably knew who was who in the restaurant. Still people were all over the place and more were coming in.

While Hafiq was getting the food, the chicken burgers were already out of stock!

So finally Hafiqs name was called out and of course being the only 1 Malaysia table they had no problems finding us.

So Poh Leng had Shroom Shroom Shroom Burger because she was vegetarian

An Ugly Photo taken by yours truly, makes the burger look like a grey rock with filling

today. Please don’t be alarmed if you see your bread black in color. It’s the a charcoal burger bun which I thought was a rather novel idea to differentiate yourself from others. Very nouveau I should say. So Poh Leng’s burger was a Portobello mushroom sizzled on the griddle and encased in mozzarella cheese and iceberg lettuce. I did think it could have had a trifle bit more veggies since it was a Vegetarian burger. But still it was nice. We paid extra for chips and bottomless drinks.

The Carb Free Diet flew right out of the door, the minute these were placed in front of us.

The chips were really nice. Not shoe string but slightly thicker cut, and it had a distinct taste which I could not put my finger on, although it was a sprinkling of thyme and it came with a chilly mayo which was just what the doctor ordered.

Now my burger, I was worried because I really hate any sauce in my foods especially burgers. And I had forgotten to tell Hafiq to tell them no sauce. I was really dreading this. I hate tomato sauce, I hate chilly sauce and worst still I hate Mayo and thousand island. My burger was called A Beautiful Mess, now, It was a Beef Burger, with Mushrooms, and a fried egg, and there was cheese. Now I really could not fathom how they were going to put together my burger because in my mind I had this vision of them encasing my burger with eggs and slices of mushrooms, I really had that in mind. And worst dollops of sauce!

Carefully arranged, and a beautiful mess indeed

Lusciousness!

Low and behold, the burger came and it was arranged beautifully like a gourmet Big Mac, burger and three breaded and fried pieces of mushrooms and the egg was cleverly fried in a capsicum ring. Ohh I was so proud of my selection. This coming from a person who only has a so so relationship with burgers. And the wonderful part of it was, the yolk was slightly cooked enough that it did not ooze all over the place but the yolk was wet enough that when the burger was bitten, the yolk burst and oozed out goodness that went all over the burger which I might add was perfectly cooked. Not dried but moist, and wet and ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh an Orgasm was about to happen!

It was that good. Of course I do have a small mouth so I had to take it apart and eat it so I really appreciated each layer with much ecstacy. It was worth it! And the chips just made my day.

Hafiq’s Burger was called Beef A+ Burger and it was an A + as well . I cannot really say much because I only had a bite of it but it was filled to the brim with caramelized onions, cheese, and fresh shitake mushrooms. And the pinkness of the meat made it even more appetizing.

I would go there again for sure, , My Burger Lab is opened at 5 pm daily and it is not a place one can linger and have a chat and do lovey dovey stuff, you eat you leave, or you get the evil eye from customers waiting for a seat. And one more thing, don’t dress up, because you will smell like a burger when you come out.

The Burger Lab will go far if they keep dishing out burgers like this, but thing is they can easily be victims to copycats, this is Malaysia after all.

Part Two – This has never happened before…

Today Shakira and I decided to go to My Burger Lab, my second time and her first. So she hung out with me at home after work and then we drove there, expecting shocking traffic but it was fairly good, so we reached there with heaps of time before breaking fast.

We found a seat and Shakira saw two sets of colleagues already there and so we ordered, and we told them food at 730pm, in time for breaking fast. First shocker! No Chips! WHAT!! I went. So I was promised that if the chips came in time, we’d get it free. I told them there was no need to. Being in the food business, it is not necessary. But still they insisted, so I just kept quiet.

So in 10 minutes someone shouted out my name, and off I went to pick my burger which was 20 minutes too early. I sort of told them it was early and they apologized. Ok no biggie. Still no chips!

Today was a bit different because they called out your name and you had to pick your burger up unlike last week when they called out your name you stood up and the burger was placed on your table. Well maybe work flow would be better this way.

So we took photos, and talked and the burgers were getting colder and colder

Not our Chicken Hangover

because Shakira and I sat right underneath the airconditioner. Now Shakira’s burger looked like chicken, but then I didn’t want to touch it and since we were waiting so I thought let’s wait. Last week I thought mine was the wrong burger and in the end it turned out to be gorgeously breaded and fried mushrooms. So we’ll wait.

Then we spotted the delivery man bringing in four cartons of chips! I went up to pay for my chips but was told it was not necessary. Just out of politeness of course one must not expect freebies.

The other Nicholas’ Burger – looks like what Hafiq had last week

Now cold burgers, and hot chips well it’s ok. Then they called out my name, and I must note by this time the restaurant was getting crowded and noisy and it was time for my chips, because the next table was all happy with theirs. Before I could get up I saw this guy going up to get the baskets of burgers and chips, then there was a bit of a discussion, I heard my name being called out and since no one made eye contact I left it. Then suddenly a waiter comes up and apologizes and takes our cold burgers away and brings us piping hot burgers. Seems that there was two people with the same name in the restaurant at the same time. Now imagine if it was not the fasting month and we gobbled down the burger??

So we had piping hot burgers and piping hot chips right on time! Ahhhh!!!! Shakira and I got goosies eating thosed lightly herbed chips dipped in that lightly chillied mayo. Goosies Galore!

My Beef Swisstake

No one said anything, we just ate and ate. I had a Swisstake Burger, now I have to say the meat today was for some reason a lot better then the other day. Grass fed Aussie cows! It didn’t need any sauce once again and the thinly sliced sautéed mushrooms just burst with taste, and while one look at the burger you would thing it would be overwhelming, it was not, it thoroughly complemented the juicy beefiness of the meat. And I was wondering what that crispy cracker like tortilla chip thing was?

One bite and it was cheese…. Oh my god…. It was wonderful. I should have ordered one more slice to be done exactly like that. Maybe even two.

Shakira’s Beef Hangover

Shakira had a Beef Hangover and it had a nice albeit a little too fried Hashbrown. Frankly I have never seen Shakira eat like that before. Shakira likes to see a lot of food and then she will have a teaspoon of everything. She just ate almost everything without much verbal communication.  I must say she was a bit apprehensive about the Charcoal Burger.  But it all disappeared once she took a bite.  A small bite at first I might add.

I must add, I wish My Burger Lab would put more Salad or lettuce leaves in their burger or even offer it as an added option.  I would have felt my meal more complete it I had a few more leaves in my burger.  I hope they read this.

We had a good time till this Chick started hovering over us giving that, “can you please hurry up because I want your seat” look. She just stood there with a Mother Superior face! Anyhow Shakira was still eating away so I pretended not to notice. Then she took out a magazine to read over us, then she took out her earphones and put it on!

And it was not like she had her burger or anything like that!

Silly Cow!  We ended our meal experience right then.

Shakira decided that we would be back next week. Maybe next week I will try the Elvis Burger, heard from the other table, that it was different.

Good night, and highly recommended for those who like to eat and run….or you’ll have Silly Cow hovering over you.

Best time to go, before 7 pm!

April 2012 Cooking Classes

Saturday April 14th – 10 to 1 pm FULL

Sunday April 22nd – 10 to 1 pm FULL

Let’s make Pies!

Learn to make Short Crust Pastry and pies galore. You will take home all the different pies. You will learn:

  1. Short Crust Pastry
  2. Shepherd’s Pie
  3. Chicken Pie
  4. Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Filling
  5. Apple Pie

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

A Vegetarian Pie Class can be arranged if you have a group of 6 people.

 

Saturday April 21st – 10 to 1pm FULL

Nasi Lemak Kukus

Learn to make real Nasi Lemak Kukus along with all its accompaniments.  You will learn:

  1. Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) – steamed not boiled
  2. Chicken Rendang
  3. Sambal
  4. Sotong Sambal
  5. Crispy Fried Fish

Price Per Person: $100 per person (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

A Vegetarian Nasi Lemak Class can be arranged if you have a group of 6 people.  Menu may differ slightly.

Sunday April 22nd – 2.30 to 5.30    3 places left

Roasting Class – Let’s do a Leg of Lamb

Let’s roast a leg of lamb and prepare its accompaniments complete with dessert . You will learn:

Roasted Leg of Lamb

  1. Roast Leg of Lamb
  2. Baked Cheese Rice
  3. Salade Nicoise
  4. Rich and Wet Chocolate Brownies

Price Per Person: $110 (Class will commence once there are 8 students)

Classes will be held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.  Please email nicholas_pillai@yahoo.com to book and to make any enquiries.  Please check my blog www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

[56% Off] 3-hour Hands-on Rustic Mille Crepe Baking Workshop for RM110 instead of RM250. Learn to Make Crepe Batter and Crepe Layering

Highlights

  • 3-hour hands-on rustic mille crepe baking workshop.
  • Learn to make crepe batter and layering to form a mille crepe.
  • Flavours: vanilla, coffee or strawberry.
  • Take home 1/3 of the cake.
  • Equipment and ingredients provided.
  • No added preservatives.
  • Small classes with highly experienced chef.

Fine Print

  • Redemption period: Apr 5, 2012 – Apr 21, 2012.
  • Bookings must be made between Mar 24, 2012 – Apr 6, 2012.
  • Min. 15 days prior booking required. Bookings subject to availability.
  • Rescheduling must be made 7 days prior to booking or Groupon will be forfeited.
  • For class schedule, refer below write-up on the deal page.
  • May buy and use many.
  • For customers aged 15 and above only.
  • Halal ingredients.
  • Customers are required to bring their own containers to take home cake. 
  • Max. 9 – 12 students in groups of 3 per class.
  • Valid at Cooking with Nicholas: 016-682 7465 (Calling hours: 9am – 6pm daily)
  • See the rules that apply to all deals.


[56% Off] 3-hour Hands-on Rustic Mille Crepe Baking Workshop for RM110 instead of RM250. Learn to Make Crepe Batter and Crepe Layering

The serendipitous discovery of mille crepes was made by leaving a mountain of flour with an agitated cow by a caravan for seven full moons. Debunk myths with today’s Groupon for RM110, with a three-hour rustic mille crepe baking workshop at Cooking with Nicholas (RM250 value) in Petaling Jaya.

Class schedule:

  • Apr 5, 2012 (Thu): 2.30pm – 5.30pm FULL
  • Apr 14, 2012 (Sat): 2.30pm – 5.30pm FULL
  • Apr 15, 2012 (Sun): 2.30pm – 5.30pm FULL
  • Apr 17, 2012 (Tue): 10am – 1pm FULL
  • Apr 21, 2012 (Sat): 2.30pm – 5.30pm FULL
  • Apr 29th, 2012 (Sun): 2.30 – 5.30pm FULL
  • May 1st, 2012 (Tue): 2.30 – 5.30pm FULL
  • May 6th, 2012 (Sunday): 2.30 – 5.30pm FULL
  • May 12th, 2012 (Saturday): 10 to 1pm FULL
  • May 20th, 2012 (Sunday): 2.30 to 5.30pm FULL
  • May 26th, 2012 (Saturday): 2.30 to 5.30pm
  • May 27th, 2012 (Sunday): 2.30 to 5.30pm
  • June 5th, 2012 (Tuesday):2.30 to 5.30pm
  • June 10th, 2012 (Sunday): 2.30 – 5.30pm

Sinful Layers of Crepe....


Additional time slots may be available at the discretion of Cooking with Nicholas.

Rustic mille crepe:

  • Dimension: approx. 28cm
  • Layers: 18 – 20 layers per cake
  • Flavours: vanilla, coffee or strawberry

Master the mustering of confectionary fortresses as renowned chef, Nicholas Pillai lays down batter mixing and baking techniques to piece together 20-layered crepe monuments. During three-hour workshops, students create edible discs to form harmonious bonds with cream circles infused with vanilla, coffee or strawberry flavours to the delight of taste buds and lonely zebras. Samples of achievements may be brought back to acquaint families in a newfound staple or line trophy cases and refrigerators. Comfy clothes are a must to stretch baking muscles and creativity.

What is life without a bit of sin... layers of it as well...

Nicholas Pillai is the co-author of Healthy Eating – Recipes for the Asian Palate. He has written for publications such as Her World, OH Magazine, Clove, websites such as Against The Grain and Pharmvision.com, as well as the Malaysian Women’s Weekly. He has also provided recipes for Rasa, Nur, Majalah Midi, Parenthink, Ibu dan Ayah, Traverama and Shape.

Nicholas has taught more than 1,000 students in the past eight months.

Phone: 016-682 7465 (Calling hours: 9am – 6pm daily)