11 September 2012

AFC: Autumn Treasures with Martin Yan Tour

World-renowned chef, Martin Yan, visits Malaysia to host an exclusive dinner for public as part of the Autumn Treasures with Martin Yan tour on Tuesday, 4 September, and a closed door dinner event on Wednesday, 5 September 2012. I was really excited to be up close and personal with the culinary legend himself when he was at BERJAYA University College of Hospitality for a cooking demonstration!

Chef Martin Yan designed his own knife and this is the only knife he used! He uses it for everything!
Chef Martin Yan designed his own knife and this is the only knife he used!
He uses it for everything!

During the cooking demonstration, Martin Yan shared with the students about how he started as a cooking teacher without any teaching experience nor certificate. He pointed out to the students that they need to trust themselves and do what they think is right. Do not try to copy anyone but BE YOURSELF. It was inspiring indeed!

Chef Martin Yan is a very funny person. He has so much passion in him, it's contagious!
Chef Martin Yan is a very funny person. He has so much passion in him, it's contagious!

The first dish he prepared was Stir-fried Chicken.

Looking at him cooking is like watching a magic show. He has so much skill to show off!
Looking at him cooking is like watching a magic show.
He has so much skill to show off!

Can you see how thin the bell pepper is??? His chopping skill is very impressive: Speedy and consistent!
Can you see how thin the bell pepper is???
His chopping skill is very impressive: Speedy and consistent!

I just love his expression. Everyone was entertained by his humor XD
I just love his expression. Everyone was entertained by his humor XD

As if the slice previously is not thin enough, he went on to make it thinner again!
As if the slice previously is not thin enough,
he went on to make it thinner again!

Now, it's the tomato's turn.
Now, it's the tomato's turn.

Sliced all the tomatoes into same thickness
Sliced all the tomatoes into same thickness

Chef Martin Yan showed his tricks again by de-boning the chicken in less than 18 seconds
Chef Martin Yan showed his tricks again
by de-boning the chicken in less than 18 seconds

Stir-fried Chicken
Stir-fried Chicken

Chef Martin Yan posing with Stir-fried Chicken
Chef Martin Yan posing with Stir-fried Chicken

I have the privilege to try it and the chicken tasted so sweet and tender. It makes me think that "If Yan can, so can I!". The next dish is Seared Fish Fillet in Egg White Sauce.

Chef Martin Yan started by cutting some fruits
Chef Martin Yan started by cutting some fruits

He uses tropical fruits as the base
He uses tropical fruits as the base

Chef Martin Yan also teaches the students how to cut out the fish fillet
Chef Martin Yan also teaches the students how to cut out the fish fillet

Seared Fish Fillet in Egg White Sauce
Seared Fish Fillet in Egg White Sauce

Just like the previous dish, seared fish fillet tasted really good when combined with egg white sauce and tropical fruit as base. Martin Yan has clearly shown that it's not difficult to prepare delicious dishes. All you need to have is patience and practice. Just like he said, "Practice makes perfect!".

A shot of Chef Martin Yan and I =) Please come back soon!
A shot of Chef Martin Yan and I =)
Please come back soon!
Fans can continue to be inspired by Chef Martin with the repeat telecast of True Passion – Martin Yan from 10 to 14 September 2012 at 7.30pm, Astro Channel 703. For more information on Autumn Treasures with Martin Yan, please visit www.asianfoodchannel.com/martinyan. Recipes will be up soon so please stay tuned to tallpiscesgirl.com <3

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11 comments :

  1. Ooooo...the tomatoes sooo thin! @.@ Mine would be such a disgrace...all kinds of thickness. Blush! Blush! Deboning the chicken & filleting the fish...both I cannot do. Wish I were there to learn. :(

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  2. I was at Chef Yan's show in S'pore too! He's so funny & totally cool even at this age. Nice shots!

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  3. I see this guy is a whiz with a knife.

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    1. Of cos! Like cutting fish fillet and deboning the chicken ;)

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  5. Wow, I want to take a photo with Martin Yan too! He is a very popular cook.

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  6. Martin Yan, love the man! :D Was watching and following him on Canadian TV, 25 years ago. Still as great as ever. Charming energy.

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  7. I still have child hood memories of him. Lucky of you to get a pic with him!

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