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Chef Dato’ Ismail: “I am a heritage chef” – An Interview by Malaysia Insights


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Article by Uwe Fischer

Once again, Malaysia’s Dato’ Chef Ismail will be rocking Frankfurt with his art of cuisine. From 19th to 21st of October there will be a Malaysian Food Promotion at the Marriott Hotel in Frankfurt. Organised by the Malaysian Consulate General and the Malaysian Club Germany (MCD) in collaboration with Marriott, there will be an exciting, traditional Malaysian menu prepared by Chef Ismail and Chef Thomas of Marriott. Uwe Fischer of MALAYSIA INSIGHTS had the chance to interview the VIP chef.

Dear Chef Ismail, you have officially been assigned to represent your country as a tourism advisor which is an honour that you share with only very few other Malaysian celebrities. Has that distinction and the duties connected to it affected your life a lot?

No. Actually, there is always a reason why you are chosen. I think, before that I was also a kind of ambassador for the country, especially for the gastronomy. I was always traveling, talking, drawing, cooking, acting and telling the world about the culture, the taste and the magic of the gastronomy of Malaysia.

What would you say is your reputation or your speciality as a chef?
I think I am perceived as a heritage chef of Malaysia. I believe, when you put things together, especially the ingredients, even though they have modernised the technique of producing, they shouldn’t lose the authenticity of it. So, I fight for heritage. Just last year, I published another book on Malaysian heritage food, my third one.

I understand you are very busy with travelling nowadays, do you feel you still have enough time to cook?
Yes. What I do is, wherever I’m travelling I bring my own pots and pans. So, even if I’m cooking in Germany, if I bring my pots and pans and ingredients along with me, I just feel like cooking at my home.

 

 

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You have a long relationship with Germany, because every year you compose the buffet for the annual ball of the Malaysian Club Deutschland…

…yes, already for ten years now – eight times in Frankfurt…

…so, you are already used to Germany. I guess?
Yes. I am used to Germany and I know the palates here and I also know the ingredients. I believe when people travel, food travels along. When Germans or other foreigners go to Malaysia they always go back home with memories. And then, when I come to Germany, they will say, “Aaah! Malaysian food promotion is in town! Let’s go!” Likewise, if there is some great German food promotion or whatever in Kuala Lumpur, I’d definitely go and try.

That means, you also like German food?
Yes. I like the heritage one. In fact, sometimes I do miss German foods.

Dear Dato’, thank you for this interview.

The Malaysian Food Promotion 2016 will be held at ICI Brasserie, Marriott Frankfurt from 19-21 October, 6-11pm. For more information and reservations please contact: mcd.deutschland@yahoo.com

 

Interview and photos courtesy of Malaysia Insights / Uwe Fischer

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Explore the Potpourri of Malaysia’s Best Food at Frankfurt Marriot 19th – 21st October 2016


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Following an overwhelming 2-night reception at last year’s first Malaysian Food Promotion, the Malaysian Consulate General in Frankfurt and the Malaysian Club Deutschland e.V. (MCD) bring back Malaysia’s star chef Dato’ Ismail for another 3-night culinary exploration that guarantees to excite your taste buds.
Chef Ismail teams up with Frankfurt Marriott’s Executive Chef Thomas Fahr to prepare a potpourri of traditional and famous Malaysian dishes such as popiah (vegetable spring rolls), satay ayam (chicken sate), gulai lemak cili padi daging salai (grilled beef in spicy turmeric and coconut milk sauce), redang tok (dried braised beef chunks in special sauce), char kuay teow (fried rice band noodles), pengat labu ( pumpkin stew dessert cooked in palm sugar and coconut milk) and many more.

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Guests will be entertained by MCD’s very own dance troupe at the lobby and Ici Brasserie.

Malaysian Food Promotion
AT THE ICI BRASSERIE,
MARRIOTT FRANKFURT
on 19th, 20th and 21st Oct 2016 from 18:00—23:00

For Reservations:
Tel: +49-69-7955-2301
ici.frankfurt@marriott.com

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