Somewhere late last year, I was featured on UKTV’s Good Food channel along with @agentcikay from Cumi & Ciki in a program called Atul’s Spice Kitchen Malaysia. This is the very first time that alilfatmonkey has ever been on TV.
“Look mum, I look silly on television!”
Double Michelin-star chef Atul Kochhar traveled the length and breadth of Malaysia to explore our diverse traditional cuisine that has been, for generations, influenced by Chinese, Indian, European, Thai and Arab flavours. Throughout the recording of this series, he met up with many local food producers and chefs (yes, Chef Wan too!) in a bid to learn how all of these flavours have fused together and helped shape our repuation as a global food paradise.
Many of us in this part of the world may not be familiar with chef Atul, but back in London he is known as a master of spice and has been credited for redefining Indian cuisine in his Benares Restaurant, in Belgrave Square. As with this monkey, this was also the chef’s very first TV presenting role.