Philips Smart Kitchen Cooking Workshop
I have always wanted to add something new for my blog besides traveling which is cooking stuff.. Alright, for traveling post it had been back log pretty bad and shall be updating soon. I love cooking and used to cook alot while I when I was studying overseas. Since back, I have cook much lesser besides my great Maggie Mee meal for dinner. I guess I was lucky to be invited to this event which is something that is new for me and first of its kind too which is Philips Smart Kitchen Cooking Workshop. When I got this invitation, of course my reply would be YES. Something I have always looking forward too or maybe I watch too much Master Chef to have one to be completed as food blogger. Well, another task to put on a tick. Yay.
It was early Saturday morning and was given the kitchen address which is in Menara Axis in PJ. Not only that, we were told to bring some condiments, plates and stuff as there will be a food styling competition among other contestants in the class. This got me even excited as a night early I went to scout for what kind of stuff I can buy to decorate it. Sad to say, I find a lot of wastage and I end up empty handed to the event. 😀
Upon me entering the room, we were greeting with a few tables and all the ingredients of cooking dish is being prepared and many Philips Kicthen items were being placed on the table.
On that day, we were told that we are going to cook a few dishes and we have less than 2 hours to do that, and I was like already @-@, not sure how to cook that as the dishes for the day to cook are Nasi Briyani Gam Johor, Kuzi Ayam, Kacang Hijau Dessert and Coconut Fudge Slice. 4 Items in total, and of course the rest of us also panic including Cheng Yi himself. kekek.
In Philips Smart Kitchen Cooking Workshop, of course we get a chance to play with their gadgets which is The Philips Airfryer, , The Philips Soya Bean Maker, and Philips Pressure Cooker.
All of us getting ready at our station and of course I am delighted to be chosen same group with Cheng Yi, as many of us know he is a great cook and baker.
Right before we start, we were greeted by the PR company themselves and of course our celebrity host Marina Mustapha, Celebrity Chef from Astro Awani.
Then she told us, don worry, everything is very easy only. Just sitr and mix then you are ready to eat within 20-30 minutes. We were like haaa. . .Not only that, her bubble and funny character had made the whole session a great start already.
Here we go, cooking on our first dish and follow step by step instruction by Chef Mariana. Cheng Yi is so serious and make it even more simple to cook as he cut so fast and dump everything into Philips Pressure Cooker.
Oh yah, we are cooking off with Nasi Briyani Gam Johor for first dish.
Anna also having fun as she is stationing herself to cook next dish.
After we have add in all our ingredient for first dish, Chef came by to spot check on us are we in the right track or not, she can even smells the aroma of it and its really good to go.
This is how it looks like and I really did not know that nasi Briyani is actually so simple to cook.
Right after that we just press start and let it pressure cook for 20 minutes then biryani is ready and can be eaten. We were like whoa!!!!! so fast? its something very unbelievable for us.
First item done within less than 10 minutes and we are already preparing to cook second dish which is Kuzi Ayam.
Its another dish very easy too cook too as all the ingredient were prepared and just add on only with the instructions given.
Add everything in and some spices to make it more aromatic.
To make it less meaty, add on some cut carrots and tomato too. . .
and finally add on the sauce and little oil to be prepare to go pressure cook!
before it went to cook, it already smells so nice and we cant wait to taste it after that.
While we get rid of 2 items and let the magic Philips Smart Kitchen pressure cooker do its magic, we move on to prepare the next 2 dessert in the list.
Next device we will be playing is The Philips Soya Bean Maker and I really thought that its only meant to do Soya Bean only. For this third station we are doing kacang hijau dessert. The whole process is as easy as cooking instant noodle less than 3 minutes.
Prepare all the ingredient as usual then pour everything into the mixer and press the “Five Grain” mode, and press START. Wahlahhhh .. After 25 minutes, green bean dessert is done. ITs really as easy as kid learning ABC. Not only that, as this devices have other functions that you can prepare other items as well.
This is what happens when you have all the smart kitchen equipment at home. That makes you have ample of time to do other stuff while cooking your meals and this is how Cheng Yi and Anna spend their time.
After waiting for 30 minutes, yap, we prepare all those dishes less than 30 minutes and both of them still have time to play on their phone, imagine how simple is that. Then the time is right we need to release the pressured cooker steam out. Becarefull when you release it as do not direct put your face above it. You might get burn yourself. The pressure release is quite loud and let it be till its soften. Then you are able to open the cover and check on our dish.
When chef came by to check on our nasi Briyani Gam, we got a praise from her and that really enlighten us up as I must say it really smells good and now we cant wait to taste it.
It looks really plain now at the moment but the frangrant from pandan leaves and spices have added on makes us eager to try it on.
Last but not least to prepare the last item we are using the Philips Airfryer and this really caught me by surprise. As I always knew that airfryer is to fried items without using oil or little and never know that this machine can actually BAKE!
We were so lucky that Chef keep coming to our table and making it like her main cooking counter that attracted the rest of the bloggers to come over.
JENG JENG JEnggggg!!! this is our final product and ready to be serve for you to eat. IT definitely look delicious and honestly it taste awesome!! I have never really tasted the original one before but our cooking of Nasi biryani surely beats a lot of stalls out there. (sorry la, not to praise ourselves but it is really that good.) its also because of Chef special family receipt gravy to be added on.
Now it taste good, and the finale stage is we have to do food presentation to compete with the rest as the the winner will walk away with great prizes.
Drive by the motivation to win, we docorate it to be slightly modern with a little presentation of some spices being used to showcase that’s one of the ingredient being added on.
Our Coconut Fudge Slice comes out with Valentine balloon inspired idea.
and Kacang hijau Dessert is more like a little sampan to kick sail all the way ..
From all of us . .:D
Of course we must camwhore a lot!
Our final food presentation with apron being the table cloth . . hehe~
Well, the winner was not us and runner up is Sidney’s team ..
and the winner is . ..
won by 3 leng lui’s. Who say pretty girls cant cook (from left Amanda, Sara – jewelpie.com, Samantha – eatzybitzy.com – one of my fav cute bento food design) – They are a clear winner in food presentation and we are impress too. Nevertheless, the other 2 teams also did pretty good and find that ours are very way behind . .
AT the end of the workshop, Philip Smart Kitchen items do really impress me. If I get a chance to own a nice kitchen, Philip Smart Pressure cooker will be a must get item for me. It is really a great cooking workshop for me and its my first time to do this. I am sooooo looking forward for next one already as really learn a lot, not only that all of us did had a lot of fun~
I would like to thank Philip Malaysia for extending the invites to me and give the rest of us this Philip Soymilk maker as consolation to us~
To the rest of you, if you are keen to cook some dishes with me, I will post up all the Recipe for you in my next blog post. STay tune!!!
Check out the video also on our little cooking workshop