A Touch Of Nyonya Influence @ Chatz Brasserie Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur

Fancy having a buffet lunch or dinner of some really good Nyonya food? Well, look no further as Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur will kick off their Nyonya cuisine buffet from 11th May to 10th June over at Chatz Brasserie. Chef Debbie Teoh, a true-bred Nyonya hailing from Malacca with 15 years of experience in the food industry will be cooking up these wonderful Nyonya offerings.

Nyonya Cuisine @ Chatz Brasserie Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur
Chatz Brasserie Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur

Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-21470088
Fax: 03-21470099

Nyonya Cuisine @ Chatz Brasserie Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur
The interior of Chatz Brasserie

"Not only is she a culinary expert, Chef Debbie Teoh is also a foodie, author, food stylist, ambassador for the Nyonya cuisine and culture, and once again, at Chatz Brasserie as its guest chef. Among the numerous cookbooks she has authored are "Underwraps" and "Asian Titbits", "Penang Food" guide and cookbook, "Nyonya Flavours" as well as "Authentic Nyonya Tastes". On a monthly basis, Debbie also contributes to magazines like "Oriental Cuisine" by Nanyang Press and "Flavours" by Star Publications. She is also a Nyonya Food Consultant for Tourism Malaysia."

Braving the after-work jam that evening, I reached Chatz Brasserie Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur just in time to dig into some of the delicious Nyonya dishes that Chef Debbie Teoh had whipped up for us. The Nyonya cuisine we had that evening were just a portion of the array of dishes to be served when the actual buffet starts this 11th May 2012. Aptly named "A Touch of Nyonya Influence", check out some of the food we had that wonderful evening.

Itek Tim
#1 Itek Tim

A hot bowl of soup is always good to begin a meal with, and the savoury Itek Tim consisting of duck meat with salted mustard vegetables hit just the right chord. I loved how the duck essense gave out a rich flavour to the soup. In fact it reminded me so much of my mother's home made soup.

Terung with Sambal Udang Kering
#2 Terung with Sambal Udang Kering
Nasi Ulam
#3 Nasi Ulam

I wasn't a huge fan of terungs, but from the little that I tasted, it was rather good. The Nasi Ulam that came next was really aromatic with its mixture of sliced turmeric root, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, turmeric leaf, cekur leaf and torch ginger flower. Throw in a few finely sliced chilli and we had a taste that would certainly spice up the taste buds.

Gulai Tumis Ikan Pari
#4 Gulai Tumis Ikan Pari
Ayam Buah Keluak
#5 Ayam Buah Keluak

The next two dishes were curry dishes, namely the Gulai Tumis Ikan Pari and the Ayam Buah Keluak. We had generous amounts of stingray fishes prepared in thick curry gravy which went really well with the rice. The Ayam Buah Keluak however was indeed a unique dish, as we were educated on the process of preparing these Buah Keluak which were actually Indonesian black nuts. These nuts had to undergo a 2 day process of getting it ready, and tasted similar to the black beans we usually have with daced canned fish.

Lemak Nenas Ikan Sepat
#6 Lemak Nenas Ikan Sepat

Another savoury curry dish, the Lemak Nenas Ikan Sepat had this really creamy santan taste to it. The salted fish gave this dish the extra flavour. We were then treated to a basket of the Nyonya Ulam Platter, as well as some sweet Nyonya Kueh. We were really privilaged to have the chance to dine together with the pretty Chef Debbie Teoh herself throughout the night.

Ulam Platter - Kacang Botol, Daun Pudina with Sambal
#7 Ulam Platter - Kacang Botol, Daun Pudina with Sambal
Nyonya Kueh
#8 Nyonya Kueh

Chef Debbie Teoh will present her authentic Nyonya cuisine to guests in buffets. On weekdays, indulge in Nyonya cuisine in Buffet Lunch priced at RM62++ per person and  Buffet Dinner at RM82++ per person. 

Weekends are also not forgotten as you can bring your family and friends to the delicious prepared Nyonya Weekend Hi-Tea priced at RM59++ per person. Some of Chef Debbie's dishes that are not to be missed during this promotion are "Ayam Buah Keluak", "Hu Pio Soup" and "Lemak Udang Nenas". Her "Roti Ayam" is also a must try!

A group shot with the bloggers and Chef Debbie Teoh in pink that evening
A group shot with the bloggers and Chef Debbie Teoh in pink that evening -pic courtesy of Jenn


Additional Info

For Mother's day on 13 May, bring your family to dine to a delicious spread of Nyonya cuisine. Mother's Day Brunch is priced at RM68++ per adult and RM34++ per child. With an additional RM10, fathers and kids can cook for mothers in a cooking session assisted by Chef Debbie. This will be an experience to take home.

Guests staying at PARKROYAL K.L and PARKROYAL Serviced Suites K.L are entitled 20% discount off the Nyonya cuisine promotion while senior citizens above the age of 55 enjoy 50% discount off. UOB and CIMB cardmembers enjoy special discounts as well.

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  1. Her food reminds me of my mom cooking.. ala Penang style Nyonya.. :)

  2. Nice photos Isaac, especially the Nasi Ulam :)

  3. RM82++ per person??? Here, can go out for a nice dinner for the whole family lor... No, thanks.

    Besides, somehow, those in the hotels...not as nice as the authentic nyonya joints...or what we cook in our own homes. I'm sure you think you mum's cooking is a whole lot nicer, right?

  4. wow, all the signature nyonya dishes!! i especially like the nyonya kuih, yummy..

  5. luv nyonya food :)

  6. Isaac, we had a great time sampling those lip smacking nyonya food didn't we?

  7. At this moment, I would like that nyonya kueh : )

  8. those dish above didn't look so 开胃 for me lol :P

  9. Ikan Sepat tu look so yummy laaa... susah mau dapat wooo....


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