Thanks to In Style ● Hong Kong, I managed to catch up with Hong Kong well-known TV personality, Luk Ho Ming 陸浩明 at Canton-i, Sunway Pyramid.
Luk Ho Ming 陸浩明
Luk Ho Ming (陸浩明) is currently an artist under contract with Hong Kong TVB. He is also better known by his TV alias ‘Six Six Six (666)’ and ‘Number Six (六号)’ due to his surname, Luk that has the same pronunciation with six in Cantonese. Luk has previously hosted a number of Food and Variety shows on different television networks. His more recent and popular work would be “Good Cheap Eats (食平D)” that has a total of 4 seasons now. In this food programme, he is a co-host with Maria Cordero who is more widely known by her household name, “Fat Mum (肥媽)”. In the show, he explores Hong Kong’s popular markets and food supply stores in a mission to discover high quality yet cheap ingredients to prepare a hearty meal.
In Style Hong Kong
In Style ● Hong Kong is a large-scale promotion campaign organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to promote and highlight Hong Kong’s vibrant and unique lifestyle in various countries. After a successful launch in Jakarta, Indonesia (2015) and Bangkok, Thailand (2016), HKTDC is hosting its 3rd edition of In Style Hong Kong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 7th and 8th of November 2017. This high-profile promotion will include trade expo, service symposium, high-level gala dinner, and a series of citywide promotions. Over the next few months, a series of sales promotion will be happening through pop-up stores, on-ground promotions and in-store activities highlighting Hong Kong lifestyle elements such as design-led products, trendy fashion and culinary experiences with special offers from selected restaurants.
A Taste and Feel of Hong Kong
As a prelude to In Style Hong Kong event by HKTDC, Luk Ho Ming came all the way from Hong Kong to share his culinary experiences to reiterate the culinary offerings of his country. Malaysians are known to be food-lovers, and Hong Kong cuisine has always been popular here. Hence, the focus of the evening was to promote Hong Kong cuisine, which is an integral part of the dynamic, fast paced lifestyle of this city. Many travel from all over the world just to visit this glorious food destination. The food culture is unique to the rest of the world with both eastern and western influences due to its status as an international city and logistic hub, merged with its geographical location. I was lucky to have visited the vibrant city, Hong Kong last February. It was a memorable experience that I’ll cherish for a lifetime! In bringing the very best of Hong Kong cuisine to Malaysia, Canton-i has over the years invited renowned chefs from Hong Kong and Guangzhou to prepare a wide variety of authentic dishes using the finest imported ingredients meticulously chosen to offer a true taste of Hong Kong. For this event, Luk Ho Wing and Chef Yim Yu King of Canton-i has conducted a cooking demonstration to show us 3 new dishes that will be available at Canton-i outlets from 1 October till 30 November 2017 in conjunction with In Style Hong Kong.
Double boiled honey fig soup with sea whelk and pork lean meat (无花果响螺燉猪展)
The people in Hong Kong love their soup. There must be soup in almost every meal. This could be due to the cold weather in Hong Kong and hence, they love having soup to keep their body warm. For double boiled honey fig soup with sea whelk and pork lean meat, the ingredients used are Lean Pork (瘦肉), Fig (无花果), Sea Whelk (响螺), Scallop (瑶柱), Longan (龙眼), Salt (盐) and Rock Sugar (冰糖). Fig is a calcium-rich food and a good source of fiber that has high content of antioxidant level. It is also an excellent source of essential fatty acids. Meanwhile, sea whelk and lean pork contains high protein and low in fat. After going through the double-boiling process, the beneficial essence of all ingredients were released and the nutrients in the soup were locked in. I truly love this soup to the max as it tastes naturally sweet and knowing that my body is receiving beneficial nutrients makes me super happy!
Slow cooked Dragon Garoupa fillet (慢煮沙巴龙虎班球)
Slow cooked Dragon Garoupa fillet is a Cantonese delicacy which is inspired by the Guangdong region of China. Silky smooth and soft texture of Dragon Garoupa makes it suitable to be prepared using any cooking method. Wolfberries a.k.a. Goji berries were added to improve its flavor, as it tastes naturally sweet. Aside from the refreshing, sweet taste, it is also known for its abundance of nutrients especially for the eyes.The ingredients needed for this dish are Fish Slices (鱼片), Choy Sum (菜心), Celery (芹菜) and Wolfberry (枸杞). The taste is enhanced when Chef Yim Yu King added milky colored fried fish bone broth into the dish. Simply tantalizing!
Double boiled coconut with natural peach resin soup and almond (椰皇桃胶蛋白杏仁茶)
Last but not least, we witnessed Luk Ho Ming and Chef Yim Yu King prepare the dessert of the day. Ingredients used this time are Coconut (椰子), Peach Resin (桃胶), Egg White (蛋白) and (Almond Juice杏仁计).Coconut is a nutritious source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and amino acids which hydrates the body. The smooth and sweet taste is coupled with the nourishing peach resin that is a commonly known as a food rich in collagen. It is the natural resin secreted from the peach tree, formed in amber like crystals on the tree. It also contains almost the same nutrient content as bird’s nest! I guess all ladies will go gaga over peach resin after this and hunt for it, am I right? 😉 The peach resin slurps in every mouthful and the hints of coconut which is not overly sweet makes it tastes even better. Oh yes, I don’t mind having more of this to enhance my beauty!
If these got you salivating already, remember to head to Canton-i to savour these nutritious yet yummy dishes! As part of In Style Hong Kong campaign and to further popularize Hong Kong cuisine, HKTDC will be collaborating with OpenRice to share exclusive offers from over 50 Hong Kong food outlets with their users. This promotion will start from mid-October onwards for the duration of one month. Stay updated with In Style Hong Kong by liking HKTDC’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HKTDC.KualaLumpur/ and In Style ● Hong Kong’s official website: http://instyle-hk.com