Malaysia's most popular food ambassador Chef Wan shares his favourite recipes for more than 180 savoury dishes. Culled from his culinary adventures both at home and abroad over the last thirty years, these exciting recipes include all-time favourites like Tod Mun Pla (Thai Fish Cakes), Wantan Soup with Japanese Bean Curd and Bubur Menado (Menado Vegetable Porridge), and adventurous dishes such as Kalio Udang Tempoyak (Prawn in Preserved Durian Gravy), Umai Ikan (Sarawak Raw Fish Salad), Vietnamese Chicken with Mint and Ohkaukswe (Burmese Curry Noodles). Packed with personal anecdotes, cooking tips and appealing recipes, this book will be a delight t just for the vice cook but for the seasoned cook as well.
A household name and with more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Chef Wan is Asia's most renowned culinary personality. He has appeared in various television cooking programmes, delighting audiences near and far with his wit and humour while demonstrating his cooking skills. In addition to being the Asian Food Channel's resident chef, Chef Wan has also co-hosted food programmes with other personalities like Martin Yan, Anthony Bourdain, Rick Stein and Todd English. Due to his role as Malaysia's representative at global gourmet events, World Expos and tourism exhibitions, Chef Wan became the first celebrity chef in Malaysia to be bestowed the title of Datuk by the Malaysian Head of State, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, in 2010. This was followed by his appointment as Culinary Ambassador by Tourism Malaysia later that year. Most recently, he was the recipient of Icons of Malaysia, a recognition given by the Malaysia Book of Records in 2011 to prominent Malaysians. Internationally, Chef Wan was presented with the Lifetime Jury Award at the 2007 Prix La Mazille for his contributions as Malaysia's culinary ambassador. He was also given the highest recognition for celebrity chefs with the title Best Celebrity Chef Award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2009. Chef Wan continues to share his expertise and knowledge with food lovers through contributions in regional newspapers and magazines, as well as through his cookbooks in both English and Bahasa Malaysia. Find out more about Chef Wan at www.mychefwan.com.