alilfatmonkey Featured on UKTV’s Good Food channel: Atul’s Spice Kitchen Malaysia

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.

The series was first aired on UKTV’s Good Food channel from 24th October 2010. Check your local guides for the repeats in the future. I’ve been told it has been syndicated to go on for the rest of the year too. And through the advent of technology, I am thrilled to find the episode (episode 2) that we were on posted for the world to see via youtube (thanks tehriddlers, whoever you are!).

Thank you to Elizabeth and the team at Denham Productions for including us on the series.
24 Responses to alilfatmonkey Featured on UKTV’s Good Food channel: Atul’s Spice Kitchen Malaysia
  1. Baby Sumo
    January 7, 2011 | 12:47 am

    Congrats for appearing on TV :)

    Chef Atul is legendary in London. Used to see him on Great British Menu all the time. Too bad Benares was closed for renovation when we visited London last yr.

  2. J
    January 7, 2011 | 1:18 am

    Waaaaah. Cool! – So… first, Malaysia. Next, UK. Then, the world?

    Try not to forget us little people when you become an international superstar, ok? :P

  3. Life for Beginners
    January 7, 2011 | 1:20 am

    You guys look stunning on television, not silly lah!

    Such good fortune… for Chef Atul to have found two such witty, pretty and knowledgable co-hosts/guides. :D

  4. Lyrical Lemongrass
    January 7, 2011 | 1:48 am

    woohooo! my bff is famous!! gimme autograph pleeeeze!

  5. UnkaLeong
    January 7, 2011 | 2:21 am

    Wow! You two look absolutely gorgeous in front of the camera! Ever considered turning professional? Hahaha…I think I better get your autographs soon :P

  6. Pureglutton
    January 7, 2011 | 2:35 am

    Congrats! I'm honoured to occasionally be in the company of tv stars :-))

  7. Big Boys Oven
    January 7, 2011 | 4:25 am

    Awesome & Congrats!
    2011 is definitely a fabulous year! :)

  8. aly
    January 7, 2011 | 4:29 am

    Yay, and wow! So proud of you both! Look awesome on TV!xx

  9. LeslieTravel
    January 7, 2011 | 5:09 am

    You guys look great! Congrats on your TV appearance. May it lead to fame and glory in 2011 :)

  10. CUMI & CIKI
    January 7, 2011 | 5:10 am

    Awesome munkey! congrats! u're famous! hahahaha

  11. budgettravelintentions.com
    January 7, 2011 | 8:42 am

    That was AWESOME!! Read and followed you two for a while but it was so interesting to see you on TV! I feel so much closer to you now! :) And it's great how your exposure and all your efforts have opened these doors for bloggers. It was so fun and what a fantastic opportunity!

  12. ai wei
    January 7, 2011 | 10:10 am

    congratulation eeee ^^

  13. Charu
    January 7, 2011 | 5:42 pm

    Mei- you are truly photogenic and your comments are on the mark. Congrats!

    Charu @Butterflydiary

  14. boo_licious
    January 8, 2011 | 1:45 am

    Congrats Monkey! I must now bow before you and the Baroness Ciki everytime I meet you two.

  15. babe_kl
    January 8, 2011 | 5:01 am

    I'm so proud to tell my friends that I know both of you. Both of you looked natural on telly ;-)

  16. qwazymonkey
    January 8, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    Baby Sumo: Thanks so much. It's really too bad that his restaurant closed down eh?

    J: ahaha, I can only wish.

    LFB: Ur too kind. Actually I think I looked quite uneasy. Like scared underneath. I was fumbling unlike my eloquent monkey sister.

    LL: Oh please, one will never be as faymes as the Queen. Please autograph my blog…on your iPad. Oktxbye!

    Unka: Thanks thanks. You guys are funny with this autograph thing lah.

    Pureglutton: Please, it is I who is honored to be friends with such talented people like you

    BigBoysOven: Thanks so much and happy new year to you too.

    Aly: Thanks babe!

    Leslie: Thanks and we can only keep our fingers crossed

    C&C: No lah, you're faymes!

    Budgettravel: Thanks so much for your support.

    Ai Wei: Thanks thanks. And happy new year to you too.

    Charu: On behalf of Mei, Thank You

    Boo: What nonsense! It is we who are humbled by your company and friendship. We should bow to you of mighty Goddess Masak Masak.

    Babe_KL: Thanks so much for the kind words.

  17. Selba
    January 9, 2011 | 3:42 am

    Yay!!! So great to see you "live"! hahaha.. Good job!

  18. Andrew
    January 9, 2011 | 8:38 am

    Congrats dude!

  19. Chaokar
    January 9, 2011 | 4:43 pm

    whoaaa u femes. i laike. Congrats :)

  20. Corinne @ Degustinations
    January 9, 2011 | 11:24 pm

    Congratulations!! I'm thrilled for you! Lovely to see you and hear you :)

    Here's to more opportunities to come your way :)

  21. KY
    January 10, 2011 | 1:42 am

    congratsssssss! fehmes max! :D

  22. MKL
    January 10, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    Awesome video! I saw it at Cumi and Ciki and I have to say you're a great blogger. I support Malaysia and love the food. Cheers :D

  23. Tempewytch
    August 2, 2011 | 7:04 pm

    Just seen you on Atul's World of Spice, Malaysia – which is currently being re-shown on Good Food (UKTVFood as was), many congratulations! (Off to add you to my "must read" Blogs list!)

  24. Anonymous
    August 11, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Where is this restaurant?