Dim Sum is consider one of the family outing on weekend for most people especially for kids that need to drag themselves out of the bed is quite challenging but at times when it comes to the mood of having tim sum, waking up early is not difficult at all. Nikko Hotel
I love to eat tim sum as well, however sometimes I do wonder how to make a nice tim sum at home just for fun, and I have always dream on getting myself to work in a big kitchen to get the feel of it, that was was not until recently, got a chance to hands on Dim Sum Culinary Workshop organize by Nikko Hotel.
Dim Sum Culinary Workshop with Chef Lo.
It is such a huge kitchen
All the girls got hype up in this new challenge.
Uli and Chef Lo
Chef Lo Tian Sion fondly known as Chef Lo, the Dim Sum Chef of Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant at Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur has made his mark in many well-known restaurants and hotels in Kuala Lumpur with his experience in culinary scene for more than 19 years.
With a humble beginning into the culinary world in the year 1989, he start as an apprentice at a small coffee shop in Johor and went on to the Concorde Hotel in Singapore as a Comis I (1991). In 1993 Chef Lo moved to Kuala Lumpur as Chef de Partie of Pan Pacific and Concorde Kuala Lumpur (1994).
Chef Lo in action, Chef Lo joined the Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant, Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur in 1995 as an Assistant Dim Sum Chef until year 2000 he was promoted as Dim Sum Chef. During his services with Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur, Chef Lo honed his dim sum skills while he was training in few places, Japan, China, Taiwan and Bali, Indonesia.
Before the workshop start, we got a chance to taste their very upcoming mooncakes selection by the Chef himself and let me tell you, it taste awesome!
Let’s head to the items and ingredients that need to be prepared, of course small plates, bowls and basket.
Variety sizes depending on how big or how many dim sum going to be steam.
A long table that prepare for us that ready for us to mess it up. 🙂
Basic ingredients needed to prepared a simple yet delicious dim sum and the wonderfull thing is we are learning
1. Steamed Diced Chicken Dumpling with Scallops
2. Steamed Fish Ball with Chopped Coriander Leaf
3. Deep Fried Crispy Prawn Dumpling
4. Deep Fried Sweet Potato Balls coated with Sesame Seed
Just change the main ingredients, replace it with Scallop.
Mackerel Fish meat and fine slices of squid, behind are all the fresh prawns prepare for wrapping into the tim sum.
All of us are good to go and picture taking are quite limited with both of our hands are dirty.
Lets start off with how to wrap Chicken Dumpling with Scallop. Place the wantan skin on your palm and spread the chicken in the middle.