Monday, 9 January 2017

I'm not into trend but more into creativity



Good chefs will always try other chefs' establishments to get inspired, getting to know what's new etc etc. I do that all the time especially when I am in London/Europe. I always find out what's the latest in culinary. 

I am not into trend (hipster this, hipster that, ring any bell?) but more into creativity. 

I love to see what other people do in terms of creativity so I won't do the same things. That's where I get inspired rather than copying. 

If you look around, those presentations using 'soil' this, soil that! De-construction this and that, foams, sauce in syringes, drinks in jam jars have all been literally copied in 4 corners of the world.

When El Buli was doing molecular, the rest of the word was copying him, literally! There are a few using 'him' as an inspiration and come out with brilliant creative ideas.

Most of these Chefs normally dig out their own roots and use that as a base of their cooking by expanding the gastronomic techniques, flavours and cultures. 

Sadly, these kind of chefs are not fully appreciated by the general public for their own lacking of comprehension. It's a natural behavior of human beings to be defensive when they are ignorant about something. 

Anyway, I do hope in my beloved country, Malaysia, trends will die off and original creative ideas will submerge or let's just concentrate on our classics and do it really well. 

'Goreng Pisang Cheese' for example is one of those things which has become a trend but all wrong in my humble opinion. We don't even understand 'cheese' to start with and we bastardised our original Pisang goreng with chemically and cheaply produced thing we call 'cheese'? 😁😁😁

Sunday, 8 January 2017

"Don't follow trend. Be original and be it!"



Di The Canteen by Chef Adu saya bukan 'boss'. 

Saya waiter, saya pembancuh air, tukang masak, pencuci pinggan, interior designer, artist (pelukis) dan pemilih muzik later belakang untuk dimainkan. 

Saya tahu ada yang tidak suka dengan pilihan muzik saya kerana saya bukan hanya mainkan lagu Melayu, tetapi lagu Tamil, Cina, Romania, Jawa, Sunda bla bla. 

Pendek kata Muzik Dunia. 

Cuba buka minda dan dengar dengan hati akan budaya orang lain, jom!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Doa Untukmu Rohingya. Deklamasi Sajak di Istana Budaya.



Mendeklamasikan sajak #doauntukmurohingya semasa malam puisi di laman santai Istana Budaya pada 1-1-17 bersama En Johari, Sahara Yaakob @official_aimantino dan @tajulariff_
Thank you #wham for giving me this opportunity to express my humble gratuity towards the catastrophic events to Rohingya people 🙏🙏🙏

Sunday, 1 January 2017

How I have been spending my first day of 2017?


Lepak at home with my sister @hassanazizah whilst she was sewing my @aduhbyadu_official collection and me reading the poem I have to recite for #doauntukrohingya event later at Lanai of Istana Budaya, then now at the gym getting rid of the excess fat! 😂😂😂 wearing my favourite artist #Aiweiwei T-shirt and listening to the cooler than winter band #LondonGrammer's latest single "Rooting for you" 

Now, that's a good start to the year innit mate?

Now, it's the first day of 2017. As for the resolution...

Now, it's the first day of 2017. I just stayed at home with family last night and watched films.

When I had the budget, I always went away to 'quieter' country or place as I really don't like the 'over-happy, over-indulge, over-over' faces of the celebration.

Fire works for me are a waste of money! Hey, but that's just my opinion! The rest of the world can burn the money for all I care.

The only time I actually celebrated the new year's arrival was the millennium celebration in London year 2000, disappointed by the Millennium Bridge and The London Eye which were specially built for the event, surprise, surprise, didn't work! And had to be closed for further safety inspection and improvement!

As for the resolution, boring me always had the same ones minus one (trying to make more money which never happened despite working hard every year).

Personally, I want to get as fit and healthy as possible as in less than 4 years' time I'll be 50!!!!, do more 'back packing' holidays as I certainly can't afford the luxxxx anymore and one most important thing is to make more time for my family and closest friends/fans. That's all.

Not too ambitious and rather ordinary really. Happy New year once again and I promise this is the last 'new year wish' until next year!