Dennis Sim loves good food and enjoys cooking for his family and friends. He was initiated into the art of cooking at 15 with a lesson on how to cut up a whole chicken.
He then learnt the art of making rempah, the spicy paste that forms the base for many Southeast Asian dishes. Dennis currently lives in Kuala Lumpur with his wife and two children.
Dennis used to run a Malaysian restaurant in Belsize Park, a fashionable part of London. He served guests such gastronomic delights as satay, curry chicken and char kuay teow or Penang-style fried noodles.
He has cooked and photographed recipes for publication and contributed to a book on how to run a restaurant. Currently, he spends a lot of his time preparing no-fuss dishes, mostly from Southeast Asia, for his family.
Southeast Asian cuisine is a wonderful meeting place of pungent flavors and beautiful colors. So many Southeast Asian herbs and spices can now be found in Chinatowns all over the world that preparing Southeast Asian dishes can be a breeze.
Join me as we explore and learn the many styles of cooking and eating found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Bon appétit or as we say here in Malaysia: Selamat menjamu selera!