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Wok king, Chef Amann Teoh is cooking up a HALAL storm with his new Chinese road foodstuff cafe!



a group of people preparing food in a kitchen: Chef Amann in action.


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Chef Amann in motion.

An interesting new cafe serving reliable HALAL Chinese avenue food will be hitting Bangi’s culinary-scape, helmed by Muslim transform, Chef Amann Teoh.

The affable 52-year-previous aspires to convey the delectable roadside tastes of favourites this kind of as Penang Char Kway Teow, Hong Kong’s Char Beef Ginger Kway Teow, Ginger Beef Yee Mee, and Wan Tan Hor (Cantonese fried noodles in egg gravy) among other individuals, onto the plates of not only his non-Muslim prospects, but also Muslims who want to savour what the fuss is all about.

The term char basically implies “stir-fry” in Mandarin and for Chef Amann, the solution to a great wok-fried Char Kway Teow lies in what is actually recognized as wok hei, which, metaphorically-translated usually means the breath of the wok. Although really high warmth is needed, building wok hei isn’t just a make any difference of raising the flame temperature underneath the wok to terribly large amounts.

“That subtle smoky flavour you get from a great plate of Char Kway Teow would have ample wok hei. Only an professional chef/sifu would know how to draw in the warmth from the wok to greatly enhance the flavours in the dish,” elaborates Chef Amann, formerly recognised as Teoh Person Chun ahead of his conversion to Islam.

The chef, who now resides in Bangi, is proud to share that he is capable to supply the initial style of these Malaysian avenue favourites regardless of applying the halalan toyyiban method of planning, which covers a additional holistic method.

(The conditions halal and halalan toyyiban are inclined to be applied interchangeably, owing to the perception that whatever is halal, is also halalan toyyiban. Truly, the former indicates compliance with elementary Syariah parametres, whilst the latter goes further than all those fundamentals to invoke increased options that make some thing good, pure and healthful.)

“Chinese road food items is astounding,” enthuses the chef, including: “In the previous, only non-Muslims would be able enjoy it. Now, with the opening of my restaurant, Muslims way too would be able to get to savour these Chinese road delights the way they’re intended to flavor!”

Chef Amann, who started out his culinary job at his grandfather’s cafe at the age of 20, has travelled and worked in numerous nations around the world prior to settling down in Malaysia. “This occupation has introduced me to Shanghai, Hong Kong, London, Australia, Amsterdam (and some areas of Europe), Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Macau,” shares the culinary veteran.

Adding, he suggests: “My journey as a chef has taught me substantially. I am grateful that now I have a bigger knowledge and know-how of halalan toyyiban Chinese cooking, and I can whip up nearly anything from avenue foods to banquet dining, all the although protecting the original taste.”

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C.A.T Wok Avenue Foods

Opening on January 11, 2021

The place: D-7-G, Bangi Gateway, Persiaran Pekeliling, Seksyen 15, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor

Opening hrs: Saturday to Thursday — 11am to 11pm

Friday — 3pm to 11pm

Contact 018 3998336 for details.

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