Healthy Dim Sum with OpenRicers
Remember the Join and Dine with OpenRice Malaysia contest I shared previously? I finally met up with the lucky winners for a Healthy Dim Sum food tasting event at Lai Ching Yuen Restaurant at the Grand Millennium Hotel.
The ingredients used for the healthy dim sum workshop
Chef Kong, Master Dim Sum Chef of Lai Ching Yuen
The event started off with Chef Kong explaining about the concept of healthy dim sum. I was skeptical as you are. Healthy dim sum? We were all in for a surprise.
Chef Kong started off by showing us how he prepares fresh dumpling dough whenever he is in the kitchen. We, OpenRicers got to make our own dumplings too BUT minus the flour mixing and stuff.
Chef Kong uses Hong Kong flour because apparently, it makes a difference in aroma, flavor and texture
Add water and then butter
Mash the butter alittle so that it will be easier to mix
Add some dry yeast and baking powder
The mixing process begins
After a few minutes, the dough is ready
Cut into equal length chunks
Flatten it out with a roller(or whatever its called)
Chef Kong places some stir-fried vegetables before doing his magic
The sealing technique is like a zig-zag pattern he explains. Trust me, easier said than done
And there you have it, simple right?
Now it was OUR turn.
KY was doing well!
Bocor sikit but still good.
Wilson manage to do his perfectly too.
Evelyn who is in the same team as me....posed with the dough first
Place a small amount of stir-fried veggies
Perform the zig-zag dumpling sealing motion
and......we get a sealed dumpling at least
Hitomi and team was done with their dumplings
Jason with his curry puff like sealing LOL
Mine ain't too shabby eh?
Work of our hands
From bottom to top: Mine, Evelyn(after some touch up) and Jason.
Chef Kong answering some questions from us
With the Q and A session done, it was time to sample some of the healthy dim sum that Lai Ching Yuen Restaurant has to offer. I took shots of Chef Kong and his assistants while they were preparing the dishes.
Here are the dim sum that we were waiting for.
Deep fried yam ring with mixed fruits
Pan fried soft buns with mixed vegetables
Steamed vegetable dumpling with pumpkin
Steamed Glutinous rice in lotus leaf
Steamed vegetable roll with rice skin
As I mentioned before, we were all in for a surprise. Despite all the ingredients made up by only vegetables and fruits, the dim sum were very rich in flavor. As there was no meat, texture was created by using the right choice of vegetables; the most obvious was mushroom and carrot.
Me with Chef Kong
OpenRicers and team!
Evelyn and her dumpling(uh, i mean the dim sum dumpling)
Marcky's epic expression. Dumpling shaped like Siu Long Pau
Thanks OpenRice Malaysia and Grand Millennium Hotel