It’s no secret that I am a kitchen gadget geeks, and it shall come as no surprise that I own most of the Philips kitchen appliances because of their functionality and convenience. I use my Philips All-In-One Cooker, Philips Airfryer (older generation so it’s almost time to upgrade) and Philips Blender on an almost daily basis and they have made my life so much easier.
Another name that is almost synonymous with the Philips Brand is Chef Marina Mustafa, who’s actually the official ambassador, and might I add, doing a fabulous job at that. It’s always a joy to spend a session with Chef Marina Mustafa as she’s jovial, down to earth and always generous with her knowledge. That’s why whenever Philips holds a workshop with her, I’d always try to attend. Luckily, the stars aligned a couple of weeks ago and we were able to join her Raya Cooking Workshop.
The appliances featured during the workshop were the Philips AIO Cooker, Philips Airfryer and Philips Viva Blender. And the first recipe she demonstrated was the Rendang Tok, which I’ve previously cooked and featured on my blog too. Click link Here for the recipe video. Let me just tell you her recipe is one of the best I’ve tasted so far. I’m still amazed how rendang done this way could taste so rich and full of flavours, even with the dramatically shortened cooking time, the beef is superbly tender. No more slaving over the stove for this!
She then made the Lemang using the AIO Cooker. No hovering over the charcoal grill for hours to achieve this! A little trick she taught us, was to use the sushi maker to form the lemang (along with the banana leaf). Of course, this version would not have the traditional smoky aroma; but I would say that it’s delicious nonetheless.
Next up was the Otak-otak. Now this was our favourite dish of the day. And honestly, I had no idea it was so easy to make. The prepping was done with the blender and then the mixture was poured into a ramekin and then sent to the Airfryer. The result? Smooth Otak-otak with bit of chunky fish threw in before cooking, and the flavours were light enough yet super aromatic. I have to try and make this myself soon and share the recipe with you.
She also made a dessert: Kuih Seri Kaya Bakar, a traditional cake that’s often served in weddings, and of course during Raya Feast. You can actually make this using either the Airfryer or AIO cooker, and that’s the beauty of owning these two gadgets: sometimes you have to do multiple things at once and they do come as a great help in the kitchen. I didn’t get to try this because we can’t do the carbs, but the aroma was indeed tempting.
Thank you Philips for hosting this wonderful session and Chef Marina Mustafa for another fun cooking session. And that’s a group photo with my eyes closed lol.
Oh, and since we are here, I’d like to giveaway a cookbook!
“One-Pot Wonders”, a comprehensive cookbook/guide co-authored by Chef Marina Mustafa and Sara Khong, is a must-have if you own a Philips All-In-One Cooker, or the older generation Pressure Cooker. Each recipe comes with detailed instructions on how to cook each dishes in either slow or pressure cooker mode, as well as conventional method, from Chinese Herbal Soup, Raya dishes, to Cakes and desserts. I have one copy to give to a lucky ready!
To participate in the giveaway:
- Comment below and let me know why you want this book, and if you already have a Philips All-In-One Pressure cooker at home/planning to buy.
- Like this page http://www.facebook.com/kellysiewcooks
- And this: https://www.facebook.com/PhilipsHomeLiving.my/
And that’s all you need to do! Open to all readers in Malaysia only, entries close on 31st July 2018.
Happy Cooking Peeps!