Our Chefs

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  • Peter Meechan

    The Scottish Cookaway

  • Jack Lucas

    The British Cookaway

  • Irini Tzortzoglou

    The Greek Cookaway

  • Reiko Hashimoto

    The Japanese Cookaway

  • Ping Coombes

    The Malaysian Cookaway

  • Claire Hutchings

    The Spanish Cookaway

  • Nidhi Verma

    The Indian Cookaway

  • Sumayya Usmani

    The Pakistani Cookaway

  • Sara Danesin

    The Italian Cookaway

the malaysian cookaway

Malaysian food reflects a fusion of cultures, mostly Malay, Chinese and Indian, and is a hidden gem of South East Asian cuisine. I'm excited to bring the incredible flavours and aromas I grew up with into the limelight and show you how easy it is to recreate authentic, delicious, mouth-watering dishes that will delight every time. The Malaysian Cookaway menus I have created bring together traditional recipes with modern cooking methods, to showcase the rich, diverse heritage of Malaysian cookery. Join me and fall in love with this enchanting cuisine.

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my story

I grew up in Ipoh, a town in Malaysia known far and wide for its delicious food. We ate very well, but growing up, my mother was very protective of her kitchen, so I never learnt how to cook. When I moved to the UK to study in 2000, I really missed the food from home, so started to experiment, cooking, failing, and making panicked phone calls back home to Mum in Malaysia! I fell in love with cooking and as my skills improved, my confidence grew, until in 2014 I took my beloved recipes to the MasterChef UK kitchen, and was thrilled to win the title. Since then, I have set up a Malaysian Cookery School and written my first cookbook full of family recipes.

Signature Dish?

Chicken Rendang

Essential Ingredient?

Lemongrass

Comfort Food?

Fried Rice