To be good at something, it needs lotsa practice and the skills would then develop along the learning experience. Last Thursday, I had a great time and it was a priceless experience at Pullman Hotel. I get a hand on experience on learning 2 dishes that requires years of experience to prepare from Pullman Hotel renowned chef- Chef Desmond Chia. I was invited to join the masterclass session along with 4 other bloggers of Sarawak Bloggers and some local reporters. We were specially invited by Pullman Miri Waterfront Hotel. A masterclass demonstration on its Shanghai Xiao Loong Bao and Hand Pulled Noodles was held and the best part is the masterclass recipe is shared with the media group.
In other word, I can now do my own version of xiao loong bao and hand pulled noodles at home. 😉
Who is Chef Desmond Chia
Hail from Negeri Sembilan, this young chef started his culinary experience since he was 19 years old. With over 13 years of experience as a Chinese and Dim Sum Chef, currently based at Pullman Hotel Kuching, he was specially flown to Miri to share his expertise. Prior to joining Pullman Hotel, Chef Desmond worked at renowned hotels in Malaysia such as Zenith Hotel Kuantan, Genting Resort World Berhad, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore and also at Australia. According to Pullman Miri Waterfront Hotel, Executive Chef Brian Chong, as part to popularise Chinese cuisine to Mirian, it is decided to hold a masterclass where it allow the public to learn the art of making xiao loong bao and hand pulled noodles.
The Masterclass Demonstration
We were given a chef hat and an apron prior to the masterclass demonstration. Being a typical blogger, everyone was into their gadget to ensure they look good. During the demonstration, Chef Desmond explained and answered any questions asked by us while preparing the ingredients for both dishes. The best part is when everyone gets their apron literally dirty with flour by rolling the xiao bao and hand pulled noodle dough on the kitchen top.
I had a wonderful time learning the process of making xiao loong bao and the hand pulled noodles. I definitely will polish my skills by making it more often at home.
To those who are based in Miri and keen to learn The Shanghai Xiao Loong Bao and Hand Pulled Noodles, you may sign up for its class and with a reasonable price at RM88 nett per pax. To foodies out there, the xiao long bao and hand pulled noodles along with dim sum dishes will be made available on May 1st from 12noon to 2.30pm on the weekdays (suitable for lunch). During the weekends, the hand pulled noodles or ‘la mien’ is free when you get eight baskets of dimsum.
For more detail or reservations, you may contact Pullman Miri Waterfront Hotel at 085-323888.