My latest Travel Article for Travel-Wise has just been published. And with it, a recipe for Bali’s most popular dish.

My latest Travel Article for Travel-Wise has just been published. And with it, a recipe for Bali’s most popular dish.

Wine Tours My latest Travel Article for Travel-Wise has just been published. And with it, a recipe for Bali’s most popular dish.
In March, I took an amazing trip, some of which I have already shared on Chewing The Fat. But before I boarded Silversea’s Silver Muse for my culinary odyssey in Bali, Borneo and the Philippines, I spent a magical five days in Bali itself. It was timed just as Bali celebrated Balinese New Year. Unlike most Asian New Year’s Celebrations, Bali’s is unique as it is an intensely religious occasion in a country where Hinduism is practiced by 85 percent of the population. The minority Muslims, Christians and Buddhists all join in the celebration. I was able to celebrate in the confines of two extraordinary hotels: Four Seasons Jimaran Bay on the Indian Ocean and Four Seasons Sayan, near Ubud, which is considered the spiritual heart of the country. You can read my piece on Travel-Wise, where I am a Correspondent. Here’s the link and I hope you enjoy every word. https://travel-wise.com/bali-twice-the-magic/ To see all the images, use the toggle arrows on the sides of the main image. That will take you to all the magical photos that illustrate the article. They may be a bit hard to find, but I think they’re more than worth the effort. There’s a photograph of a little Balinese boy, attributed to me. The actual photographer was my Balinese friend Wahyu Widiyatmika, whom you will read about it the piece.
On the Culinary front, I was lucky enough to spend a half day at the Jala Cookiing School which is right on the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay property. Celebrity Chef Kristya Yuhda presides over the School. He is a master of Balinese cooking. We turned out salsas and spicy sambal matha. As you can see, I am one proud graduate of the school.
Returning to New York, I was anxious to share what I’d learned there with you. It’s been an uphill struggle. Here in New York, where I can find an almost unlimited number of ingredients to make Filipino food or virtually every other Asian cuisine imaginable, that’s just not true of what I needed to make the Balinese dishes I had been taught. Then I remembered that probably the most ubiquitous of all dishes, seen on virtually every chalk board I passed, was actually one of the very first posts I wrote for Chewing The Fat. It goes back to the second month of publication. In November 2009, I went crazy for a local Asian restaurant called “Fatty Crab”. The chef/ owner Zak Palacio patterned a lot of his food from what he learned in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nevertheless, despite its being made in Malaysia, the dish I glommed onto was Nasi Goreng. It is the national dish of Indonesia. And Bali is part of Indonesia. And here is the link to the original post and the recipe so good, it starts the day for much of Bali, population 4 million, two hundred thousand and counting.

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Prime Rib and Live Music

Stefano’s – Laguna Hills Prime Rib and Live Music
Friday nights at Stefano’s just became that much better with the introduction of a prime rib dinner, accompanied by live music every Friday Night beginning May 31st from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
This event is only available at the Laguna Hills location. To make reservations call 949.837.1426 Homemade Authentic German Cuisine @ Jagerhaus German Restaurant May 30 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm Jagerhaus German Restaurant Jägerhaus German Restaurant owner Sandra Schwaiger invites you to experience authentic German cuisine expertly prepared and served by their warm, friendly staff. A true restaurant treasure of Orange County! Thursday Special: Homemade[…] Burger Madness Thursdays @ Mama’s on 39 – Los Alamitos May 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 pm Join Mama’s On 39 at their Los Alamitos location on Thursdays for their ongoing Burger Madness special. Enjoy a burger, fries, and a beer all for $11.99. For more information call 562.357.6970 or visit their website.[…] Kids Eat Free Thursdays @ Mama’s on 39 Restaurant – Huntington Beach May 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 pm They’re not kidding around with this deal! Kids eat free every Thursday with the purchase of an adult entree. 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Located on Center St. Promendade, this Anaheim location is a wonderful place for a daytime stroll. Here’s the scoop[…] Fajitas Thursdays @ Hacienda On The Lake – Mission Viejo May 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Fajitas Thursdays Visit Hacienda On The Lake on Thursdays for Fajitas Thursdays. Guests can choose from either a chicken or carnitas fajitas plate for just $13. Make your reservation here. Limited Time Summer Menu @ El Torito – Irvine May 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm WHAT: A New Summer Menu, featuring a Loaded Tostada Nachos appetizer, individually topped tostadas that are indeed loaded with pork-chorizo, refried beans, salsa picante, tomatillo sauce, and warm melted cheese. And all of it topped[…] New Seasonal Menu Items @ Counter (The) – Newport Beach May 30 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm New Seasonal Menu Items The Counter announces two new seasonal menu offerings: The Juicy Lucy Burger and the Farm Fresh Salad will be available for a limited time only. The Juicy Lucy Burger features hot, melted cheese[…] Street Taco Thursday @ Hangout – Huntington Beach May 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm The Hangout has some Awesome Daily Specials including their New Street Taco Thursday! Choice of either Chicken with their House made Salsa Verde Sauce or Beef with our House made Caliente Sauce. They’re delicious and[…] Street Taco Thursdays @ My Italian Kitchen – Seal Beach May 30 @ 11:00 am – 9:30 pm Join My Italian Kitchen every Thursday for Street Taco Thursdays. The Thursday special includes your choice of: Chicken, Beef or Fish Street Tacos for $2.50 each. Half Price Bottles of Wine. $3 Tecate Cans. About[…] Taco Tuesdays & Thursdays @ Hacienda On The Lake – Mission Viejo May 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 pm Taco Tuesdays & Thursdays Taco Tuesday from 11:00 am to midnight offering tacos and drink specials. (must order a drink to get the taco special). The same special is now offered on Thursdays as well.[…] Express Lunch @ Gaucho Grill – Long Beach May 30 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm For the busy Long Beach executive on the run! Gaucho Grill on Pine Avenue, in the heart of the city’s bustling downtown, is debuting Express Lunch where guests can order and enjoy a wide range[…] Grab & Go Lunch @ Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse – Irvine May 30 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm Grab & Go Lunch Davio’s has a rotating menu of items available for Grab & Go during lunch hours. In addition to menu, they have daily soup, sandwich, and salad specials. Call Grab & Go at 949.763.3171 or sign[…] Kids Eat Free! @ Mama’s on 39 May 30 @ 11:30 am – 9:00 pm Kids Eat FREE Thursdays Kids 12 & Under eat FREE all day/night every Thursday (Purchase of Adult Entree Req’d. Kid’s Free Meals from Lil Rascals Menu Only) *Amazing Balloon artist Malinda will be here every[…] Local’s Lunch Thursday @ Rooftop Lounge (The) – Laguna Beach May 30 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm Local’s Lunch Thursday Come and join the Rooftop Lounge for its weekly Local’s Lunch Thursday. You will have 25%! off final bill with proof of OC residency. Enjoy the exquisite views and a dog-friendly atmosphere[…] Lunchtime Plates Menu @ The Capital Grille – Costa Mesa May 30 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm Lunchtime Plates Menu With your time at a premium during the day, The Capital Grille has made it so a remarkable lunch can easily be yours to enjoy. The Plates menu promises two courses for $20, served[…] Two Course Express Lunch Specials @ Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine – Santa Ana May 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Healthy and nutritious two-course Express Luncheon Menu Monday-Friday: 11:30 am – 2 pm. Entrée Specials (Choice of 1) $10 *Selections served with Soup of the Day, Basmati Rice Pilaf, Veggies & Nan Bread SAAG DAL[…] Teacher Nights @ Mama’s Comfort Food & Cocktails – Los Alamitos May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Every Tuesday at Mama’s on 39, teachers can come in after school for: $3 Mai Tais $3 Margaritas $3 Small Plates 1/2 Off Wine by the Glass Thursday Specials @ Campus JAX – Newport Beach May 30 @ 3:00 pm Campus JAX hosts Thursday Specials with Happy Hour drink prices and menu ALL night long! 3pm to close…$2 off ALL drafts, $3 off ALL wines, $5 deep well, and featured specialty cocktails! For more information, visit www.campusjax.com. Wing Thursdays @ ParkStone – Newport Beach May 30 @ 3:00 pm Wings special valid for dine-in and To Go only– not available in drive-thru. Beer special for dine-in only. Mainstream Pints include Bud Light, Budweiser, and Coors Light. Above specials not valid with other coupons, offers[…] Tiki Night @ 17th Street Bar & Grill – Tustin May 30 @ 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm Tiki Night Stop by 17th Street Bar & Grill on Thursday nights for Tiki Night featuring specialty tiki cocktails and food specials from 3:30 pm to close. Make a reservation today! Burger at the Bar May 30 @ 4:00 pm Burger at the Bar Tuesday-Friday, Sunday @ Park Ave. 4pm – Close ONLY $12.50 Get your choice of burger served with our house made chips, fries or slaw PARK AVE. BURGER Fresh Ground Chuck Angus Beef […] Lobster & Seafood Extravaganza T… @ Pechanga Resort & Casino – Temecula May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Lobster & Seafood Extravaganza Thursdays Pechanga Resort & Casino enters the waters of the Southern California casino lobster wars with its all new Lobster & Seafood Extravaganza on Thursdays beginning January 11, 2018. For $44.99,[…] Nacho Average Thursday @ Tree Branch Cider House May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Nacho Average Thursday Complimentary Nacho Bar starting at 5 pm, Happy Hour is from 4 pm to 6 pm! View the Tree Branch Cider House website for more specials and information on this new and[…] Senorita Thursdays @ Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen – Brea May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Dance the night away with LIVE Latin music! Senorita Thursdays is happening at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen in Brea. Enjoy $5 Menu Specials: Skinny Margaritas Sangria Mojitos and Select Appetizers For more information visit, www.chachaslatinkitchen.com[…] Tapas specials starting at $4! @ Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen – Irvine May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Starting at 4:00, Cha Cha’s in Irvine is offering $4 Tapas and Sangria specials every Thursday. For more information, go to http://www.chachaslatinkitchen.com/irvine Tapas Thursday @ Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen – Brea May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm Every Thursday after 4 p.m., come to Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen for tapas starting at $4, as well as house-made sangria specials. Celebrating 20 Years with Specia… @ Bayside Restaurant – Newport Beach May 30 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm Bayside is celebrating 20 years in 2019, an incredible testament to the work of the Ghoukassian family, and the amazing Executive Chef Paul Gstrein. Bayside is offering a special menu through November as a thank you to[…] Nightly Happenings and Daily Hap… @ k’ya BISTRO at La Casa del Camino May 30 @ 4:30 pm Nightly Happenings and Daily Happy Hour “K’ya Bistro Bar is located in the historic, La Casa del Camino hotel in the heart of Laguna Beach. With small plates and an emphasis on sharing, K’ya Bistro[…] Thirsty Thursdays @ K’ya Bistro – Laguna Beach May 30 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm 25% Off All Beverages & 1/2 Pound Burgers $12 Bottle of Beer For more information on the venue visit their website here. Thursday Industry Night @ La Cave – Costa Mesa May 30 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm Thursday Industry Night Work Fridays (or Saturdays)? Never fear, friends in the service industry… Thursdays are for YOU! Industry night is every Thursday night at La Cave, and they’ve got some dinner specials just for[…] $100 Prime Margarita @ Flemings Prime Steakhouse – Newport Beach May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Fleming’s brought the $100 Prime Margarita back and for good reason. This year, it features Tequila Ocho, Extra Añejo, a single estate premium tequila aged in old American whiskey barrels for legendary flavor, shaken with[…] Bubbles & Shells @ Chianina Steakhouse – Long Beach May 30 @ 5:00 pm Every Thursday night, get your Bubbles & Shells at Chianina, Long Beach. A variety of oysters are paired with delicious champagnes. $7 Champagne $1.50 Oysters For more information, visit www.chianina.com Chef Dinner Series @ Oak Grill at the Fashion Island Hotel – Newport Beach May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Join Oak Grill every Wednesday and Thursday for a prix-fixe dinner menu featuring mouthwatering cuisine from our new Executive Chef, Brittany Valles! Get a taste of Chef Brittany’s distinctly bright, bold and fresh flavors with[…] Dinner Specials @ Zubies Dry Dock – Huntington Beach May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Zubie’s Dry Dock Zubie’s Dry Dock is an experience, offering something for everyone on the menu and at value friendly prices. Among main courses, there is a wealth of healthy fish and shellfish. Rustic and[…] Early Dinner Kid’s Menu Specials @ Antonello Ristorante – Santa Ana May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Come to Antonello Ristorante in Santa Ana for a relaxed family meal that all ages can enjoy, with the quality and service they’re known for. Antonello’s has added Hello Kitty Organic Artisanal Pasta Shapes to[…] Italian Dinner Series @ Park Ave – Stanton May 30 @ 5:00 pm Italian Dinner Series *Fall 2015, menu subject to change Tuesday – Thursday $28 antipasti crostini, burrata, salumi, cranberry jam ensalata escarole, apples, gorgonzola vinaigrette entrata pollo, chicken with pancetta, sage butter, roasted garlic potatoes pesce,[…] No Corkage Nights May 30 @ 5:00 pm No Corkage Nights Join Ti Amo by il Barone for dinner every Tuesday through Thursday, and bring in your favorite bottle of wine free of charge to enjoy with one of Chef Franco’s signature dishes![…] Paul Hobbs Wine Tasting @ Original Wine Club (The) – Santa Ana May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Paul Hobbs Wine Tasting TASTING Thursday, May 30th, 2019 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. $25/person Only 13 seats available **Get your tasting fee back when you buy 12 bottles of featured items** Please Save The[…]

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CAMMISTRY IS A BRILLIANT CHEMICAL REACTION THAT RESULTS FROM A MAGICAL ALCHEMY OF FINE FOOD, EXHILARATING ENTERTAINMENT, SENSORY SCENTS, SUPERB SERVICE, INSANELY INNOVATIVE IMAGES AND UBER-COOL, NOT YOUR USUAL DINNER! LOOSEN YOUR BELTS, SETTLE DOWN AND ‘FLY’ TO 5 NATIONS AS EACH DISH IS CONCOCTED BASED ON THE SIGNATURE CUISINES OF EACH COUNTRY! WITH HIGH-TECH VIDEOS AND DIGITAL WIZARDRY TRANSPORTING YOU TO NEW SENSORY HEIGHTS, THIS IS ONE MEAL YOU WILL BE WRITING HOME TO MOTHER OR SHOULD THAT BE EMAILING HOME? OR LIVE STREAMING AS MOST DINERS DO! AT A SHADE OVER RM 200, CAMMISTRY IS NOT CHEAP BUT LIFE IS SHORT AND THE GRAVE IS DEEP SO ENJOY!!!

KEE@FSWMAG.COM
PHOTOS BY CANON POWERSHOT SX 720 HS
WWW.CAMMISTRY.COM
010-967 2277
OMIGOD DATO KEE HUA CHEE WAS RAVAGED AND RAVISHED BY DATIN SRI ALICE KUANG AND BEAUTY QUEEN AUDRIS KOK THE PAGEANT ORGANISER OF THE FORTHCOMING MRS MALAYSIA TOURISM QUEEN INTERNATIONAL 2019 IN SEPTEMBER 2019 ONE WORLD HOTEL
IT WAS VERY PAINFUL BUT IF YOUR CUTIE PYRAMIDS ARE BEING PINCHED BY 2 LOVELY LADIES, THE PAIN WAS MAGICALLY TRANSFORMED INTO PLEASURE! REMEMBER, NO PAIN NO GAIN. NO MONEY, NO HONEY. NO COCK, NO TALK
DATO KEE HUA CHEE WITH THE MECHANICS AND TECHNICIANS OF CAMMISTRY—CHEF ROY WONG HOLDING HIS COOK BOOK, BEAUTY QUEEN CYNTHIA HAWKINS WHO SAYS ‘I MAY NOT HAVE BIG BOOBS BUT I HAVE THE BRAINS’, DATO KEE HUA CHEE WHO HAS BEAUTY, BRAINS, BRAWN AND THORNS, RAY KRIL IN CHARGE OF DIGITAL IMAGERY AND DATO KENT LOW THE MAJORITY OWNER AND CONCEIVER OF CAMMISTRY
Fun,Art,Dine Cammistry, an Avant Garde food, beverage and entertainment venue located in the heart of the Puchong business district, officially opens its doors for a unique dining experience.
FOUNDER AND MAJORITY OWNER DATO KENT LOW AND BEAUTY QUEEN AUDRIS KOK THE ORGANISER OF MRS MALAYSIA TOURISM QUEEN INTERNATIONAL 2019
Cammistry & The Waiting Room boast 3,000 square feet and features a dining area with an immersive, everchanging digital space built on projection technologies to offer diners a multi-sensory experience.
Waiting Room is adjacent to Cammistry and serves hip and tantalising beverages. Cammistry showcases a gastronomy of local and international cuisines with an experiential dining service.
CHEF ROY WONG, BEATRICE HAWKINS, RAY KRIL AND DATO KENT LOW
Their eclectic menu is developed by renowned chefs Roy Wong & Ramesh Vadiveloo. At Cammistry, no pork is served and they use the freshest poultry, seafood and greens carefully sourced by their Chefs.
Cammistry provides diners with projections, interesting live entertainment, music and varying types of theme nights.
WALAO EH, THIS IS MY TABLE PLACEMAT WITH MY ILLUSTRIOUS NAME BEAMED ON IT USING LAYERS OF LATEST DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY! NO MORE TEENY WEENY NAME CARDS WITH SMALL PRINT THAT REQUIRES A MAGNIFYING GLASS TO READ!
OTHER RESTAURANTS PUT NAME CARDS ON THE TABLES NEXT TO YOUR PLATE BUT CAMMISTRY IS FIRST TO MORPH YOUR NAME AND TITLE(S) ONTO YOUR IMMOBILE PLACEMAT WHOSE IMAGES CHANGE CONSTANTLY THROUGHOUT DINNER SO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR NAME BEFORE IT VANISHES!
DATO SRI CHONG CHN FUNG AND AUDRIS KOK WHOSE NAMES ARE ON THEIR PLACEMATS
DATO KEE HUA CHEE’S CAP CAN NEVER BE STOLEN AS IT HAS HIS SURNAME KEE ON IT! YANG DIMULIA TENGKU MUHAMMAD KIN EEZAZ HOLDS HIS EXOTIC PINEAPPLE DRINK
Cammistry serves a 5-course dinner from Monday to Thursday at RM190+10% service charge per person.
For weekends, Friday to Sunday, a 6-course dinner is served at RM220 +10% service charge per person and both sets come with exotic welcome drinks.
WELL MATCHED COUPLE—DATO KENT LOW THE BOSS OF CAMMISTRY WITH BEAUTY QUEEN AUDRIS KOK
DATO WENDDI-ANN CHONG, DATO KENT LOW AND AUDRIS KOK
Please note that reservations for those 12 years and above will be accepted through our online portal. www.cammistry.com Hotline: +60147102553
1&2 TOWER 5 PFCC, JALAN PUTERI 1/2, BANDAR PUTERI, 47100 PUCHONG, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA. TEL+6014-7102553
DATO KEE HUA CHEE BEING PRANKED BY DATIN SRI ALICE KUANG AND AUDRIS KOK
STILL AT IT
DATIN SRI ALICE KUANG, DATO SRI ALAN KUANG, DATO KEE HUA CHEE, DATO SRI CHONG CHIN FUNG, DATO KENT LOW AND DATO WILLIAM LIM YUEN LEONG
GOSH EVERYONE IN THIS PHOTO HAS A ROYAL TITLE! SO BLESSED
DATIN SRI ALICE KUANG AND AUDRIS KOK
DATO SRI CHONG CHIN FUNG, DATO WILLIAM LIM YUEN LEONG AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
DATO SRI ALAN KUANG, DATIN SRI ALICE KUANG AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
DATO KEE HUA CHEE WITH SHIRT FEATURING SEXY PROTRUSIONS, DATO KENT LOW AND YDM TENGKU MUHAMMAD KIN EEZAZ BIN ABDULLAH TG AMPUAN BAHRIYA
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VERY DIFFICULT TO TAKE DIGITALISED NAMES
Add caption USE FLASH AND NAME VANISHES LIKE GHOST AT COCK’S CROW
NO FLASH ALSO NO EFFECT
THIS IS BETTER
INSIDE CAMMISTRY
CAN ACCOMMODATE AROUND 40
THE WALLS HAVE PANELS SHOWING PANORAMIC 360 DEGREE IMAGERIES
DEXTER GOING VIRAL WITH CAMMISTRY
OMIGOD WE HAVE FLOWN ALL THE WAY TO JAPAN!
SO FOR SURE THE FIRST COURSE IS JAPANESE!
ALSTON SIK WITH MARIE CLAIRE BARK FROM HOLLAND SO PRETTY SHE MUST BE MISS AMSTERDAM BEFORE SHE GOT MARRIED LAST MONTH TO MARTIJN LANGHOUT AND IS NOW MRS NETHERLANDS
TURNING JAPANESE
EXQUISITE
DEXTER SUM, ALSTON SIK AND MARIE CLAIRE BARK WHO NEVER BARKS UP THE WRONG TREE
THE COLOURS AND IMAGES ON TABLE CHANGES CONSTANTLY
DATO KEE HUA CHEE WITH HIS KELANTAN TWIN KIM GOO
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CAMMISTRY NOW VERY DE FAMOUS AS DINERS SENT IAMGES AND VIDEOS WORLDWIDE
WHERE ARE WE GOING NOW?
CHINA!
THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
MUSHROOM WITH ABALONE AND CAP WITH NAME STUDDED ON IT
RAY KRIL IN CHARGE OF PROJECTIONS AND DIGITAL VIDEOS, MARTIJN LANGHOUT, DATO KEE HUA CHEE, DATO SRI CHONG CHIN FUNG, AUDRIS KOK, TG KIN EEZAZ, DEXTER SUM, ALSTON SIK AND MARIE CLAIRE BARK
CHINESE CUISINE
WALL PROJECTIONS
WHAT IS THIS? A LIVE SHOW! KERWEI LAIPING! VERY UNEXPECTED!
THE PERFORMER SEEMS TO BE FLOATING IN MIDAIR BUT THERE IS A SMALL STAGE ABUTTING THE WALL!
A FACE CHANGING SHOW!
MASKS ALSO APPEARED ON OUR TABLE! WALAO
AUDRIS KOK TAKING MY PHOTOS AS I TOOK HERS
SAWADEE KHAP!
SURE THE DISH MUST BE TOMYAM
I WAS RIGHT!
REALLY DELIGHTFUL
YDM TENGKU MUHAMMAD KIN EEZAZ LOVES THIS COURSE AND RIGHTLY SO
YUM YUM
LOOKS LIKE MY HOMETOWN KOTA BARU IN KELANTAN
WHAT’S THIS? ANOTHER SHOW FOR ANOTHER COURSE? FABULOUS
A MAGIC SHOW
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HE KEPT PRODUCING BOTTLES OF WINE SO HE IS FRIEND TO CULTIVATE
BUT HE NEVER GAVE ME A BOTTLE WOR, SO STINGY
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HELLO THERE AUDRIS KOK
THE FAIREST DAMSEL OF ALL
DATO WENDDI-ANN CHONG, DATO KENT LOW AND AUDRIS KOK
SAME SAME
STILL AT IT !
SO FAST WE DAH SAMPAI KE EROPAH
CHICKEN ROULADES
LOOKS LIEK MICKEY MOUSE! OR MAYBE A PIG AS THIS IS YEAR OF PIG WHAT
MUST BE HOLLAND LOR
A BURLRSQE PERFORMER? FROM MOULIN ROUGE?
HMMM
NOPE, A SINGER
ALSTON IN ACTION
YDM TG KIN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
SO UNIQUE—NAME IN STUDS ON CAP
SINGER SINGING ‘CARMEN’ OPERA—TAHT’S SO EUROPEAN!
SHE IS A REAL, TRAINED OPERATIC SINGER
VERY ATMOSPHERIC
OF ALL THE GORGEOUS GUYS, SHE CHOSE DEXTER SUM AS MOST HANDSOME AND ALLURING AS SHE PINNED HER ROSE ON HIS EAR!
HOPE DEXTER SUM INVITE ME TO HIS WEDDING
DATO SRI ALAN AND DATIN SRI ALICE KUANG WITH AUDRIS KOK
AUDRIS KOK WITH DATO SRI ALAN AND DATIN SRI ALICE KUANG
AUDRIS KOK AND DATIN SRI ALICE KUANG—HEY, BOTH INITIALS ARE A.K!
LOVE THE LIGHTING EFFECT SO SURREAL
LOVE THE INVERSE CLEAVAGE
WHEN YOU ARE AS ADORABLE AND CUTE LIKE DATO KEE HUA CHEE, THIS IS ONLY TO BE EXPECTED FROM WILD WOMEN
DON’T! STOP IT! OH DON’T! STOP IT! OH DON’T STOP! HEHE
MARIE CLAIRE BARK AND MARTIJN LANGHOUT HAVE BEEN MARRIED EXACTLY A MONTH AND ARE NOW CELEBRATING THIS HISTORIC EVENT
RAY KRIL THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF CAMMISTRY
OUR LAST AND FIFTH COURSE TOOK US TO INDIA REPLETE WITH FLEETING SMELL OF SPICES WHILE THE CHINESE SEGMENT HAD WHIFFS OF JOSS STICKS! AMAZING
PINK PALACE OF JAIPUR
INDIAN VERSION OF CREME BRULEE
IMAGES OF STRAWBERRIES FROM CAMERON HIGHLANDS
BOSS AND HSS 2 P.A
WHAT A COINCIDENCE ALL 3 SAT TOGETHER IN A ROW!
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SO AMAZING AND SURREAL THE IMAGES THAT EVOLVE, TRANSFORM AND MORPHS INTO OTHER VIDEOS
THEY WERE SHOUTING ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY DATO KEE’ —MY BIRTHDAY IS 7 JANUARY BUT I WAS NOT COMPLAINING UNTIL…
..I SAW THIS ON THE SCREEN!
MY BIRTHDAY GREETING! HAHA
WITH THE SONG ‘FINAL COUNTDOWN’ THE AMAZING DINING ADVENTURE ENDED AND WE ADJOURNED NEXT DOOR AGAIN FOR DRINKS! WHAT AN ASTOUNDING NIGHT!
DATO KENT LOW AND AUDRIS KOK
DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND YDM TG MUHAMMAD KIN EEZAZ
2 HOT KELANTANESE
THE WAITING ROOM
DATO DR WENDDI ANN CHONG WITH FRIENDS
DATO KENT LOW JOINS
DATO WENDDI-ANN CHONG AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
CUTEST CHARMERS
DATO KEE HUA CHEE, DATO WENDDI-ANN CHONG, YDM TG KIN EEZAZ AND DATO KENT LOW
DATO SRI ALAN KUANG, DATIN SRI ALICE KUANG AND DATO KENT LOW
CYNTHIA HAWKINS JOINS
BEAUTIFUL BARE BACK
COOL CLEAVAGE UP FRONT
DATIN SRI ALICE KUANG AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
YO, WHAT HAPPENED? TENAGA’S FAULT AR?
NOPE
LAST LOOKEE
LOVE DATIN SRI ALICE KUANG’S MIU MIU BAG
DATO SRI ALAN KUANG, DATO KENT LOW AND TG KIN EEZAZ
CHEF ROY WONG
GET HIS BOOK IN GOOD BOOKSHOPS
DATO KENT LOW AND CHEF ROY WONG
DATO KENT LOW, DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND CHEF ROY WONG
DATIN SRI ALICE KUANG AND DEXTER SUM
DEXTER IS TALL AND HANDSOME LIKE HONG KONG ACTOR
CHEF ROY WONG, CYNTHIA HAWKINS AND DATO KENT LOW
TEH 3 MUSKETEERS
DRAMATIC
CREATIVE DIRECTOR RAY KRIL JOINS
MAGICIAN DATO KEE HUA CHEE MADE DATO KENT LOW DISAPPEAR
ONE FOR THE ROAD!

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Summer Cocktail Class

Homemade Authentic German Cuisine @ Jagerhaus German Restaurant May 30 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm Jagerhaus German Restaurant Jägerhaus German Restaurant owner Sandra Schwaiger invites you to experience authentic German cuisine expertly prepared and served by their warm, friendly staff. A true restaurant treasure of Orange County! Thursday Special: Homemade[…] Burger Madness Thursdays @ Mama’s on 39 – Los Alamitos May 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 pm Join Mama’s On 39 at their Los Alamitos location on Thursdays for their ongoing Burger Madness special. Enjoy a burger, fries, and a beer all for $11.99. For more information call 562.357.6970 or visit their website.[…] Kids Eat Free Thursdays @ Mama’s on 39 Restaurant – Huntington Beach May 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 pm They’re not kidding around with this deal! Kids eat free every Thursday with the purchase of an adult entree. Free meal from their Lil Rascals Menu only. Choose from Kids Breakfast one egg,[…] Costa Mesa Farmers Market – OC F… @ OC Fairgrounds May 30 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Orange County Fair & Event Center 88 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CAAffiliated with Orange County Farm Bureau Sponsored Certified Farmers’ Markets. California certified farmers’ markets are the real thing – places where genuine farmers sell[…] Chili Cheese Lover’s Deal @ Wienerschnitzel – Irvine May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 pm Chili Cheese Lover’s Deal Wienerschnitzel Chili Cheese Lover’s Deal (April 29-June 30): After existing as a regional offer only for years, Wienerschnitzel’s Chili Cheese Lover’s Deal becomes a chain-wide phenomenon April 29-June 30. The restaurant’s three most-requested[…] Buck-a-Beer Thursdays @ C4 Deli – Santa Ana May 30 @ 11:00 am Buck-a-Beer! Buy any burger and get a Czechvar or White Rascal for just $1 at C4 Deli! 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About[…] Taco Tuesdays & Thursdays @ Hacienda On The Lake – Mission Viejo May 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 pm Taco Tuesdays & Thursdays Taco Tuesday from 11:00 am to midnight offering tacos and drink specials. (must order a drink to get the taco special). The same special is now offered on Thursdays as well.[…] Thursday Burger and Beer @ Chapter One: The Modern Local – Santa Ana May 30 @ 11:00 am Thursday Burger and Beer at Chapter One! Burger And Beer Thursday! Grab any one of Chapter One’s 3 mouth-watering burgers and tack on a selected craft beer for only $1 All day and all night[…] Express Lunch @ Gaucho Grill – Long Beach May 30 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm For the busy Long Beach executive on the run! 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This year, it features Tequila Ocho, Extra Añejo, a single estate premium tequila aged in old American whiskey barrels for legendary flavor, shaken with[…] Bubbles & Shells @ Chianina Steakhouse – Long Beach May 30 @ 5:00 pm Every Thursday night, get your Bubbles & Shells at Chianina, Long Beach. A variety of oysters are paired with delicious champagnes. $7 Champagne $1.50 Oysters For more information, visit www.chianina.com Chef Dinner Series @ Oak Grill at the Fashion Island Hotel – Newport Beach May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Join Oak Grill every Wednesday and Thursday for a prix-fixe dinner menu featuring mouthwatering cuisine from our new Executive Chef, Brittany Valles! Get a taste of Chef Brittany’s distinctly bright, bold and fresh flavors with[…] Dinner Specials @ Zubies Dry Dock – Huntington Beach May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Zubie’s Dry Dock Zubie’s Dry Dock is an experience, offering something for everyone on the menu and at value friendly prices. Among main courses, there is a wealth of healthy fish and shellfish. Rustic and[…]

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Amazing authentic cuisine, clearly made with love and served by lovely staff. Would definitely come back again. Prices are higher than other Indian restaurants, but the food is far superior.

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7 Easy Indian Carrot Recipes to Make at Home

Food > Recipes 7 Easy Indian Carrot Recipes to Make at Home
Carrots are a popular ingredient to use when it comes to Indian cuisine. Here are seven easy Indian carrot recipes to make at home. May 30, 2019 WhatsApp Each vegetable offers different flavours as well as textures.
Vegetarian dishes are very popular in India and one well-used vegetable is the carrot as there are several great carrot recipes.
Carrots are known as gajar in India and are a very versatile ingredient. Dishes which exhibit different flavours and textures can be created.
Combining the vegetable with intense spices within dishes make them an enjoyable meal option among non-vegetarians as well as vegetarians .
There are classic dishes like carrot sabzi but people like to experiment with food so there are various dishes to suit all taste preferences.
We have seven Indian carrot recipes which should help when deciding on what carrot dish to make. Carrot with Potato and Peas Sabzi
This dish is a classic in Punjabi homes and throughout many parts of South Asia. It’s an amazing combination of vegetables which are tantalising for the tastebuds.
Each vegetable offers different flavours as well as textures. the potatoes have a more earthy taste and are much more robust than the soft peas and carrots, both of which have a subtle sweetness.
The addition of intense spices makes it a nutritious and flavourful meal which is perfect at any time of the day. Ingredients 3 Carrots, diced into small pieces 4 Potatoes, cubed 2 Green chillies, roughly chopped 3 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped ½ tsp cumin seeds ¼ tsp red chilli powder ¼ tsp garam masala A pinch of asafoetida Method Place the tomatoes and green chillies into a blender and blend into a fine paste. Transfer to a bowl. Heat oil in a pan. When hot, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida before adding the coriander powder, turmeric, ginger, tomato-chilli paste and red chilli powder. Mix well and cook until the oil begins to separate. Add the vegetables and season. Continuously stir until the vegetables are fully coated. Pour in the water and stir. Cover the pan and cook for five minutes on a low flame. Stir and cook for another five minutes. Remove the lid and cook uncovered for four minutes. Add a splash of water and cook for three minutes. Add the garam masala and coriander and mix well. Remove from the heat and serve alongside rice or naan.
This recipe was inspired by Indian Good Food . Carrot Fry
This is a simple dry carrot curry which is brought together by a spice powder.
Instead of the usual chilli to increase the heat, this carrot recipe uses mustard. It is a unique change but it still achieves the same thing.
The perfect contrast is sweetness and the hint of sweetness from the peas brings the whole dish together. It is typically served alongside plain rice, especially in South India. Ingredients 2 cups carrots, cut into small cubes ½ cup peas A sprig of curry leaves ½ tsp cumin seeds ¼ tsp cumin seeds Method Dry roast the channa dal and urad dal until golden. Add the coconut, sesame seeds, cumin, garlic and the chilli. When the coconut becomes fragrant, transfer to a plate to cool. In the same pan, heat some oil and the mustard, cumin and dals. When the dal becomes golden, add the ginger and curry leaves. Add the asafoetida and cook for a minute. Reduce the flame and add the carrots, peas, turmeric and salt. Stir then cover and cook until the carrots are just cooked. Pour in a splash of water if needed. As the carrots cook, grind the roasted ingredients until they become a fine powder. Sprinkle the spice powder into the pan and mix well. Season and cook for two minutes. Remove from the heat and serve.
This recipe was adapted from Indian Healthy Recipes . South Indian Carrot Stir Fry
Carrot stir fry or carrot poriyal is a dish which forms an integral part of a South Indian meal.
Poriyal in Tamil refers to a vegetable stir fry with spices which is usually flavoured with fresh coconut. This dish is filled with spices but it has a mild flavour so that it doesn’t overpower the flavours of the carrot and coconut.
The grated carrot dish is a delicious vegetarian option to act as the side dish for the main meal.
After grating the carrots, the dish takes less than half an hour to make. Ingredients 1½ tsp coconut, grated ¼ tsp mustard seeds 2 Dry red chillies, broken ½ tsp split skinless urad dal A pinch of turmeric powder A few curry leaves Salt, to taste Method Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the dal and cook until it begins to turn brown. Add the red chillies, curry leaves and ginger. Fry for a few seconds. Add the carrots and turmeric then season with salt. Pour in a tablespoon of water then cover and cook on a low flame until the carrots turn soft. Stir occasionally. Once the carrots are fully cooked, add the coconut. Increase the heat and fry for one minute. Remove from the heat and serve.
This recipe was inspired by Blog Explore . Sweet Carrot Halwa
While carrots are mainly associated with savoury dishes, they can also be made into sweet dishes and this carrot halwa is a perfect example.
Halwa is a classic Indian dessert which is made with a few ingredients.
The popular sweet is made with carrots, milk, sugar and flavoured with cardamom. The result is a delicious dessert that is perfect for any occasion. Ingredients

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The 7 highest-rated restaurants in Ipswich you need to visit

The 7 highest-rated restaurants in Ipswich you need to visit Spicers Hidden Vale Homage restaurant head chef Ash Martin. Rob Williams 31st May 2019 6:00 AM premium_icon
EVERYONE has a favourite local spot to grab a feed and it’s easy to fall back on old faithfuls instead of branching out.
After all, if you know where it’s good, why risk it?
There’s no shame in knowing exactly what you’re going to order before you leave the house either.
But which restaurant in Ipswich and its surrounds is the most popular with the majority of diners?
If you’re looking at expanding your options, Trip Advisor compiles reviews and ratings from visitors to rank eateries. This is their latest ranking of Ipswich’s best restaurants to check out:
1. Homage Restaurant
The Homage Restaurant, located within Spicers Hidden Vale in Grandchester, takes out the top spot from 230 other restaurants. Describing itself as a “hyper-local dining destination in the midst of Australia’s food bowl”, it is universally popular on Trip Advisor with a resounding number of ‘excellent’ ratings.
Lesley said: “We visited on a Sunday, with no preconceived ideas or expectations and were very pleasantly surprised. The venue is charming, serene and picturesque. We felt totally relaxed and unhurried throughout our time there. I was really impressed with the staff and the level of concern expressed for our comfort, as we were sitting outside and could potentially have been disturbed by the heat of the sun. The food was divine. It was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Watching the chefs working at the open ovens was fascinating. Just wish we’d had room for dessert!”
2. Indian Mehfil Indian Mehfil chef Pitamber Dutt. Cordell Richardson
Taking the runners-up place is Indian Mehfil situated in the centre of the city. Housed in a beautiful heritage building, guests loved the authentic cuisine and wide range of meal options. It is popular with locals and visiotrs from across Australia.
Martin said: “Never disappointed with the quality of food here… had the Karachi Chicken this week for the first time… adding it to my must have dishes especially with a Stone and Wood Pacific Ale.”
3. 4 Hearts Brewing Pumpyard Bar and Brewery
4 Hearts Brewing head brewer Ken Friend. Rob Williams
Proclaimed as the site of Ipswich’s first watering hole, 4 Hearts is another winner with visitors. Burgers, pizza or pork belly bao comnbined with their wide range of brewed and sourced craft beer has created a top combination.
Matt said: “Great food, great boutique beers, the best stout in the world, no question!! Great atmosphere with live music some nights that (when I was there last) was fabulous and not too intrusive that you couldn’t still have a conversation.”
4. Fourthchild Cafe and Restaurant
Fourthchild Cafe and Restaurant has a reputation for top eggs Benedict. Claudia Baxter
This eatery offers delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With a reputation for some of the best eggs Benedict around, diners have given it the tick of approval for a quick bite to eat or a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
Stephanie said: “The atmosphere in the place was lovely, the staff were very attentive and they all looked like they knew their routines like clockwork. We ordered coffee and a brunch of eggs benedict with bacon each. The eggs benedict was delicious and the bacon was the nicest I have tasted in a long time not too salty which is what I often get elsewhere. We were served our coffees in no time at all along with a bottle of water. Even though the place was packed we were served in no time. And my mouth was watering at the look of their slices etc in the fridge up the front.”
5. Dovetails Restaurant
Dovetails is a modern Australian and French fusion that works closely with suppliers to create seasonal menus “celebrating fantastic flavour.” It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and says it is suited to those with a passion for “fresh, quality, local produce.”
Katrina said: “I was visiting back home and neither of us had been here. We were so surprised by the beautiful interior and outdoor deck. We chose outdoor. Cold water on table. We were given time to decide from the menu. We both chose the waffles. OMG the lemon ice cream amazing. Well presented and in a timely manner. Coffees arrived prior to main. Will definitely be returning.”
6. Heisenberg Haus
With a penchant with generous servings, German inspired cuisine is the go for this spot in the top of town. Classic German meals, seasonal specials and old favourites offers something for everyone.
Jessica said: “Phoned ahead and booked to be informed the pork knuckle is the signature dish and needs to be pre ordered. Ordered one each and they were MASSIVE, we were starving hungry and still didn’t get through half each, so I suggest sharing (on return visit we did share and was still ample).”
7. Indian Tadka Indian Tadka co-owner and chef Sid Tribathi. Rob Williams
This Indian restaurant is a popular haunt in Augustine Heiughts with diners crediting big servings, value for money and top service. The menu is comprised of dishes from all regions in India and the eatery aims to serve up traditional Indian food in a modern way,
Natalyha said: “This place has the BEST butter chicken we have ever had – my whole family agrees. Really tasty cheese and garlic naan. Every time we visit we try a different item from the menu and we have not once been disappointed. The staff are super lovely and make the whole experience even more pleasant. Will definitely be more regular customers. Excellent prices.” More Stories

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Could Louisiana imported shrimp, crawfish disclosure law spread?

Could Louisiana imported shrimp, crawfish disclosure law spread? By Jason Huffman May 30, 2019 15:38 BST Share article Comment
Legislation that would require restaurants in the US state of Louisiana to disclose when their shrimp or crawfish is sourced from another country is headed to governor Jon Bel Edwards’ desk.
But that might not be its final destination, as shrimp harvesters, importers and restaurants must be wondering how soon before similar bills show up in other state legislatures.
Louisiana House Bill 335, authored by Democratic representative Jerry “Truck” Gisclair, was passed by the state’s Senate, 34-0, on Wednesday after being passed unanimously (99-0) by the House on May 7. The legislation, which is back in the House for technical amendments, is expected to be signed by the governor within the next two weeks, Edward Hayes, legal counsel for the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA), told Undercurrent News .
ASPA represents the US wild-caught shrimp industry and believes the legislation, which would go into effect immediately, to be the first of its type in the country. A Louisiana shrimper in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Billy Metcalf
Any foodservice establishment serving imported crawfish or shrimp in the state, which is famous worldwide for its cuisine, soon will be required to provide that information on the menu, or with a paper clip addition to the menu. Those who do not use a menu will have to display a prominent sign with the same information near the entrance.
The Louisiana Department of Health will check compliance during food service health inspections. Violations are punishable under the state’s sanitary code, which is enforced with the use of official warnings, fines, penalties and the forfeiture of licenses, Hayes said.
The ASPA attorney clarified further that the only exemptions will be for: private homes; nursing facilities; public, private or parochial schools; private clubs where food is prepared and served exclusively for member consumption; religious or charitable food sales; any establishment that heats or prepares boudin or sausage for personal consumption; a bar or lounge that serves beverages only; temporary and seasonal establishments; and bed and breakfast operations. ‘Could this bill provide a blueprint…?’
The state of Louisiana ranks 25th in the US for its population (4.7 million). But it is one of the country’s most popular tourism destinations, drawing 47.1m people in 2017, in particular, because of its strong reputation for cuisine and inordinate number of award-winning chefs.
Shrimp and crawfish are among the state’s most popular seafood offerings. Crawfish being served at LT’s Seafood and Steak Restaurant, in Broussard, Louisiana. Photograph by Jason Huffman.
And given the popularity of sticking up for domestic harvesters, it also seems likely that other gulf state legislatures can’t be far behind in introducing legislation similar to the bill in Louisiana.
That’s what Kendall Dix, a line cook based in New Orleans and fishery associate for Gulf Restoration Network, wrote for the Marine Fish Conservation Network earlier this month after the Louisiana House passed the disclosure bill. He said the seafood harvesters in Louisiana expected resistance from restaurants, but found many chefs in favor of the bill.
“Could this bill provide a blueprint for other state laws or the federal government to require labeling for all seafood?” Dix asked.
“Country of origin labeling would be a boon to our fishermen who are on the losing end of a trade war and consumers who need better information,” he said. “Seafood markets and grocery are already required to label the country of origin of all their seafood. It makes sense to mirror these requirements in restaurants, which is where the overwhelming majority of seafood is consumed in this country.”
Hayes told Undercurrent on Thursday, however, that he was not aware of any other states with similar legislation currently pending.
“Whether others are considering similar laws is impossible to know, but I have not been contacted by anyone,” he said. ‘The state of Louisiana has the sovereign right…’
Undercurrent also asked if the new Louisiana law could lead to a trade challenge, similar to the one that caused the US Department of Agriculture to earlier pull back its country of origin labeling rules for meat.
Hayes doesn’t think so.
“The state of Louisiana has the sovereign right and responsibility to protect the health and safety of its consumers,” he said, adding: “The federal government already requires country of origin labeling at the retail level; this just imposes it at the restaurant level for shrimp and crawfish.”
Neither does trade attorney Nathan Maandig Rickard, a partner at Picard, Kentz & Rowe, in Washington, D.C., who has done work for the Southern Shrimp Alliance, another group that represents US domestic shrimp producers.
The World Trade Organization dispute settlement process was initiated in response to USDA’s COOL rules for meat “because of a wrinkle involving how cows and pigs raised in Canada were defined, but there’s nothing similar with regard to seafood products”, Rickard told Undercurrent.
“As a general matter, the country’s commitments made in WTO agreements are frequently used as an argument against the regulation of imports in almost any manner, but the commitments that the US has made are limited and the federal government, along with state and local governments, retain a tremendous amount of authority to regulate commerce without implicating the narrow issue areas covered by these international treaties,” he said. Shrimp imports were up almost 5% in 2018
The state legislation is one of the few victories gained recently by US domestic shrimp producers as they continue to struggle against a wave of inexpensive imports.
The US imported 697,239 metric tons of shrimp last year, almost 5% more than in 2017, but generated $6.2 billion in sales, almost 5% less than the year before, according to data made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The trend reversed briefly in January and February but returned in March when the US imported 48,741 metric tons of shrimp, up 6% from March 2018. The US spent $415.9m on shrimp during the month, however, which was 5% less than the $439.0m spent in March 2018. Shrimp from Ecuador.
Meanwhile, the US harvest of wild-caught shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico has been way down so far this year . Earlier this month the Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA), another group that supports domestic producers, reported that the US gulf states landed just 9.5m lbs of shrimp in the first four months of 2019. That was the lowest volume for the first third of a year since 2014 and 21.1% below the 18-year historic average of 12.1m lbs. A limited capacity to handle inspections
In supporting the state legislation, David Veal, SPA’s executive director, pointed to concerns about the use of antibiotics on imported, farmed shrimp and the growing problems associated with antibiotic resistance.
“The US has very limited capacity to inspect the billions of pounds of imported shrimp entering our borders each year. In 2015, only 0.1% of imported shrimp were inspected for the presence of illegal veterinary drugs used in most foreign aquaculture,” he said.
In January, barely a month after the US government began applying the difficult data requirements attached to its Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) to shrimp, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused 26 shrimp entry lines for reasons related to banned antibiotics, reported the Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA), another group that represents domestic producers.
All 26 of the shrimp lines stopped were from India, the country that sends more shrimp to the US than any other, and represented 14.9% of the 175 total seafood entry lines refused during the month. That’s just a hair less than the 27 Indian shipments rejected by FDA throughout all of 2017 and 2018 combined, SSA said. A shrimp farm in Thailand.
“The rejections may be due to the unpreparedness of Indian exporters to send the shrimp consignments to the US after the implementation of SIMP since January 1, 2019, that comes with a detailed documentation process. The US FDA may have refused the entry of shipments due to the SIMP under the pretext of use of banned antibiotics,” one Indian exporter reportedly told India’s Business Standard at the time.
In February, US president Donald Trump signed a fiscal 2019 appropriations bill that required the FDA to spend at least $15 million on the inspections of imported seafood. The amount represented a $3.1m or 26% increase over the previous budget for the fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30. The legislation was earlier argued for by Louisiana Republican senators John Kennedy and William Cassidy. Contact the author [email protected] Read next …

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Simcha Hopes to Bring Sharon Food Scene to New ‘Heights’

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Simcha Hopes to Bring Sharon Food Scene to New ‘Heights’ For a town steeped in Israeli heritage, it’s downright shocking that Sharon has for so long failed to land a restaurant that pays proper homage to the exotic Middle Eastern/North African cuisine of its ancestors. That is, until now. Simcha, lovingly named after chef/owner Avi Shemtov’s (a Sharon native himself), and in Hebrew translates to ‘joy,’ recently opened its doors in Sharon Heights (historically, a revolving door of fledgling shops and countless Asian restaurants; hopefully, the eatery will reverse this trend) following its initial manifestation as a Roslindale pop-up. Prior to that, Shemtov – whose father, Yona emigrated from Israel to the States to fulfill his dream of becoming a chef – served more traditional Israeli cuisine (think falafel and shawarma) out of his highly successful Chubby Chickpea foodtruck for nine years. Simcha’s menu, however, veers more towards what is best described as modern Israeli cuisine (i.e.: not your average bubbe’s receipes from the Old World). Think sharable, Middle Eastern-inspired tapas and you’re on the right path. Step inside, and the restaurant’s cozy, swanky interior will surprise you. Behind a frosted glass window (in which the skyline of the city of Jerusalem is deftly painted) and a black curtain, you may initially think you’re walking into a secret speakeasy establishment. To the right, there’s a mid-sized bar dimly illuminated by funky lamps that playfully and proudly display Jewish star insignias. The main dining room is tiny, yet intimate, seating roughly two dozen patrons. The restaurant’s name is boldly painted along the left wall, along with the mysterious punim of a woman (my guess is it’s Shemtov’s grandmother). The restaurant’s inviting color schemes are beige and brown (including the brown formal table cloths), replicating the color of plump, airy, warm, and incredibly delicious complimentary pitas that are served piping hot out of the massive giant oven from which smoky aromas permeate the air. Shemtov’s creative menu is broken out into three sections: Salatim (small bites), Mezze (larger, sharable tapas), and Something Larger (entrée-size). Starting with the Salatim, while the hummus ($13) is light and creamy, consisting of Maine soldier beans tinged with tahini, garlic and evoo, it’s disappointingly bland and could benefit from additional seasoning. Also, there could simply be much more of it rendered on the plate to support the three aforementioned pitas (it’s barely enough for two). I’m always of fan of establishments that utilize locally sourced products, and Shemtov makes fine use of nearby Ward Farm’s carrot sticks ($13). Perhaps, though, the menu item should be labeled carrot stick (singular). While I admired the char on the vegetable and the unique flavors stemming from orange blossom syrup and Moroccan spices, it appeared that one carrot was sliced into several scrawny sticks. Carrots are a relatively cheap vegetable to purchase, so why is Simcha skimping on portion size here? I experienced this very problem with the seared eggplant ($12), pan seared and whose flavors generally popped with roasted red peppers and smoked onion puree with balsamic. But if you asked me if I could delineate between a trio of Indian, Thai and Chinese varieties that the menu insists are there, then you’re a more astute diner than I (one version was decent while another was excessively bitter to the degree of burnt). Mezze fare better, including a generous portion of calamari ($16), whose fresh tentacles and rings have a nicely balanced texture between the crunchy crackle of a lightly breaded exterior and the squishy tenderness of the fish’s interior. The dish is further enhanced by a welcomed, heated spike of zhoug, a chili-pepper and garlic infused hot sauce originating in Yemenite cuisine. My personal favorite menu item is Shemtov’s innovative Middle Eastern riff on traditional French fries, this time served up as fried rutabaga ($9), doused with a delectable pomegranate molasses sauce that I was reluctant to share. Short rib poutine ($13), however, was another downer given its (sense a theme here?) inadequate portion of chickpea polenta fries topped with meat that (you guessed it) lacked seasoning that would have invigorated the otherwise creamy potato slivers that were nicely plated tic-tac-toe style. Having sampled the Yemenite fried chicken ($24) entrée, it’s easy to understand why it’s Simcha’s staple dish (although it doesn’t quite reach the flavor profile pinnacle that those wonderful rutabaga fries had achieved). The bird is brined and battered in chickpea flour, unapologetically cooked in gluttonous schmaltz (chicken fat) to moisten and enhance the white and dark meat’s flavor, and dipped in a vibrant, zesty pool of red zhoug. Desserts were a mixed bag. A semi-dry chocolate lava cake was much too hastily brought tableside (our generally knowledgeable and affable server, during his lone misstep of the evening, stated that it was a leftover slice from an anniversary cake baked moments before), whereas a giant, marshmallow-infused whoopie pie drew praise across our table. Regardless, it was a bit baffling that none of these selections drew from Middle Eastern influences. A small, select list of cocktails were well executed (including a spicy jalapeno infused margarita and a refreshing bourbon blended with brown sugar lemonade with candied lemon peel), but at $13 a pop, I would expect a far more generous pour of alcohol in my concoction in lieu of over half of my glass packed with ice. An interesting offering of craft beers – both canned and on tap – span across the New England region, including a double IPA from Fall River. I am rooting for Simcha to succeed. The town of Sharon has been clamoring for an upscale eatery for years and it appears to have finally arrived. Shemtov and his energetic team are undoubtedly giving Simcha along with the local dining community their best shot. With some minor tweaks in the kitchen and a slight reduction in price points to more accurately reflect their portion sizes, this eatery will then become a simcha to behold.

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Desert Dining Glows at Palm Springs Restaurant Week – NBC Bay Area

Receive the latest worth-the-trip updates in your inbox Email Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week a PALM SPRINGS… has a lot going in its favor, as do the towns that dot the spectacular desert resorts region. There are the luxe hotels, with their splashy pool scenes, and there’s the shopping, with its retro chic vibe, and there are the mid-century homes, with their rock walls and huge windows, and there’s that art-cool reputation, thanks to major events like “Desert X.” And the food? That has a way of garnering gushing, too, among those who’ve dined out around the desert. It’s always a little celebratory in this sunshiny spot, but when June kicks off, cuisine takes a more central role in the regional spotlight. Why? Because that’s when the… RESTAURANT WEEK MAGIC GROWS… around Palm Springs and environs. And if you’ve been wanting to prix-fixe-it-up around P.S. and Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage and La Quinta and other nearby towns, your moment is here, for the Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week will soon begin with an almost overwhelming array of beautiful bites (though, of course, it all depends upon how you define “overwhelming”). Let’s start with the number of restaurants on the participants’ list — it’s over 100, so, indeed, that’s huge — and let’s look at the fact that this Restaurant Week actually encompasses 10 days, from May 31 through June 9. IS IT BIG? It’s as big as Mt. San Jacinto, which anyone visiting that stunning slice of desert knows is one of the biggest things around. The two-plus lunches kick off at $15, at select restaurants, while three-plus dinners start at $29. And offering the multi-course goodness? The Nest in Indian Wells, Jackalope Ranch in Indio, and several more. Get the flavorful 411 now on this foodie run of amazingness, and money-saving-ness, too. It’s a fabulous way to get up on what the resort hamlets have brewing in their kitchens, if you’d like to brush up on the dine-out desert scene.

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