Interview with Nyonya Chef, Debbie Teoh

Today’s Chef in the Spotlight is a lovely lady who needs no introduction. She is the affable Chef Debbie Teoh who is famed for being a chef, a  foodie, an author, a food stylist.. basically an accomplished ambassador of Nyonya cuisine and culture. With more than 15 years of experience in the food industry, Chef […]

Interview with Chef Fabrizio, at Le Meridien KL

Well what you just saw was our interview with Chef Fabrizio – a talented and experienced Italian chef who has worked in many countries including Italy, France, the middle east and now Beijing. Chef Fabrizio heads Prego, The Westin Beijing but for the short period of one week, i.e. from the 4th to the 12th […]

Interview with Chef Felice Martinelli

It’s no secret that Spasso Milano is one of our favourite Italian restaurants in KL and the Chef, Chef Felice Martinelli (or Felix, as he likes to be called) heads the kitchen there. Over the course of dining at Spasso, we have found Chef Felice a really cool and friendly guy who has a wealth […]

Interview with Chef Mustapha Benhadou


Today’s Chef in the Spotlight is someone I met at the recent food tasting at Casbah, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Starting out as an adventurous man who had a deep passion for outdoor activities especially camping, Chef Mustapha often cooks for his friends. Ever since he laid his hands on cooking, there […]

Interview with Executive Chef Steven Grande


During our stay at Karma Kandara Uluwatu, Bali, we had the pleasure of getting acquainted with the food at the diMare restaurant and on one occasion, we meet up with the Chef. We spoke to him about being featured on the Chef in the Spotlight segment of Cumi & Ciki Blog and he very kindly […]

Interview with John Teo of MyCookbook

Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Starting a new restaurant concept that succeeds is a challenging task.  Cumi & Ciki speak to John Teo who explains how to do it right. His company, New Convox, has launched a very interesting dining concept called My Cookbook. If you are someone who is thinking about starting a restaurant or creating a new kind […]

Interview with Chef Edwin Yau

This week’s Chef in the Spotlight is Chef Edwin Yau of Shuraku and Daikanyama in Kuala Lumpur. He tutored under Master Chef Yoshio Nogawa of Sushi Kaiseki Nogawa Restaurant, a pioneering Japanese restaurant in Singapore, where he honed his skills as a chef. He worked his way up to Master Chef, and his passion for […]

Interview with Chef Q of Ishin

Today’s Chef in the Spotlight goes by the name of Chef Q and he is the owner of a wonderful Japanese restaurant called Ishin on Old Klang Road. That’s not his real surname but everybody know him as Chef Q and he is one helluva fantastic Kaiseki Chef. So what is Kaiseki? Well, it is […]

Anna Olson & the Electrolux party

If girls are made of Sugar and Spice and all things nice, then this lady here must be the sweetest girl in town! I am talking about, none other than the Sugar queen herself, Ms Anna Olson. Born 1968 in Atlanta, Georgia, Anna is a professionally trained pastry chef and she currently resides in the […]

Interview with Chef Marcel Kofler

Today’s Chef in the Spotlight is someone I met at the Norwegian Seafood Gala dinner. He was responsible for co-preparing that night’s wonderful spread with Chef Frank Naesheim and what a fantastic spread that was. He is non other than Chef Marcel Kofler, the executive Chef of Mandarin Oriental KL. Chef Marcel Kofler who was […]

Interview with Chef Michael Elfwing

This week’s Chef in the Spotlight is a talented Chef as well as dear friend , Michael Elfwing -Chef de Cuisine of Senses, KL Hilton. If you see the previous post on Dimsum at Elegant Inn, we actually had lunch together and I managed to see the fun and laid-back side to Michael .. when […]

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