Malaysian DIY Laksa night, On the Brook July 2018
We were very excited to collaborate with local Bruton restaurant and café On the Brook on a DIY laksa supperclub with Perisa. Just a few minutes walk from the High Street through lovely woodlands, their beautiful space is on Coombe Farm, surrounded by bucolic views of green hills, cows and sheep; with a lovely brook babbling just beyond the terrace. Unku from Perisa made the café look stunning with batik cloth decorations and a special display table showing some of the ingredients that we used for the food.
There was a lovely buzz to the evening and our guests gave us lovely feedback about the food and the experience. It was great to meet so many new people and very happy our first event in Bruton was a success. Our hosts Sophie and Pat were wonderful to work with, and many thanks to the lovely Lucy and Robert from Either graphic design, who designed and printed up great menus and flyers for the table and to promote the event.
We welcomed guests with a summery drink on the terrace and nibbles. Then guests sat down to sharing plates of our popular grilled Kajang chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce, otak otak – spicy fish paté parcels, grilled in banana leaves; and a light Nyonya kerabu bean noodle salad.
Then guests designed their own assam laksa or vegetarian curry laksa – a table was set-up laden with noodles, vegetables, sauces, tofu, seaweed and mackerel to pick and choose from, over which their choice of hot spicy broth was poured.
Dessert was our signature Spiced Pineapple Mess, our Asian take on an Eton mess, served with spiced pineapple, toasted coconut, whipped double cream, pandan meringues and mint. Finally we served kopi – Malaysian coffee sweetened with condensed milk and ondé ondé – a little petit four of a glutinous rice and sweet potato ball, filled with melted palm sugar and coated in freshly grated coconut.
Private Corporate Summer Party, June 2018
1Asia Charity Malaysian Fair, June 2018
Last weekend we were invited to take part in the 1Asia fundraising event in Claygate, Surrey. There were several Malaysian food vendors from all over the country – Sabah, Sarawak, Penang, Selangor, Terengganu, Johor and others. We all spent a few days preparing large quantities of food for the hungry hordes who fortunately turned up and made the event very happy and successful. Funds were being raised for a Malaysian orphanage to buy clothing, food, textbooks and other essentials for the children. It was brilliant to be part of this very worthy fundraising event and lovely to meet other fellow Malaysian foodies – both punters and vendors.
As a special bonus, we were thrilled to win “Best Dressed Stall” on the day – thanks to the creative flair of our lovely friend Unku from Perisa@Homestead Pantry who was teaming up with us for the day. Looking forward very much to next year’s event.
Malaysian Street Food Feast supperclub, May 2018
We had a great time hosting our latest supperclub hosted at our home in Bristol with our friend Unku from Perisa. We served up a menu of street food favourites – otak otak, satay, yong tau foo, chicken rice, assam laksa, cendol & teh tarik. Our guests were lovely and friendly, and were so enthusiastic about the food – one even saying it brought back memories of his childhood in Malaysia which was high praise indeed!
Caring in Bristol and Bath charity, Christmas 2017
We raised funds and made some of our Malaysian Nyonya chicken curry, sayur lodeh and rice for 150 homeless guests of Caring in Bristol on 29 December 2017. We had a really good time working with all the fantastic volunteers and staff of Caring in Bristol, and so pleased to see our food go down a treat.
We were also asked to make some traditional Malaysian kuih (cakes) for a charity event in Bath, and were very happy to make some of our favourites – pulut tai tai, kuih bingka and seri muka.
Wedding at Euridge Manor, Sep 2017
Last summer we catered a lovely wedding at fantastic Wiltshire venue, The Lost Orangery at Euridge Manor with our fabulous friends from Wild Serai and Perisa. What a gem of a setting! The setting was idyllic and we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather. The wedding was beautiful. We catered for close to 100 guests, serving a kenduri style Malaysian buffet for the wedding breakfast, followed up by roast suckling pig and kolo mee for supper.
All Cannings Supperclub, July 2017
We held a lovely supperclub with our friends at Perisa@HomesteadPantry, who are based in All Cannings. The menu was inspired by the Flavours of Eid, traditional Malaysian dishes served to celebrate the end of Ramadan. We made our signature satay with peanut sauce which was met with oohs and aahs, and pleas to vacuum pack the chicken skewers and bottle up the sauce to sell from shops!
Perisa served up a stunning Johor laksa, rarely found in the UK, from the home state of owner, Unku. Then we made our festive pulut kunyit, glutinous turmeric rice steamed with coconut milk, served with Perisa’s Minang beef rendang and acar (pickled vegetables). Finally, for dessert there was a light and refreshing lychee coconut flan with lychee jelly and compote, and coconut crisps. We had so much positive feedback from our guests and we are planning to do another supperclub soon.
OVO Annual Summer Party, July 2017
We were very kindly recommended to the organisers of the OVO summer party to set-up a market stall serving up grills and baos to all the guests. It was a lovely day – the sun shone, there was live music, a fairground and lots of happy smiling faces. What more could you ask?
Finzels Reach, June 2017
Friday 9 June, we made our debut at Finzels Reach Market, Bristol – invited as a guest trader amongst established Bristol favourites. Our menu of Malaysian nasi lemak and satay, and Thai moo wan with a mango kerabu salad sold out and it was great to see happy people chowing down on our grub. Hope to be back soon.
Manor Court Farm, April 2017
We had a lovely time popping up at the first Vintage, Craft, Food and Flea Market at Portishead’s stunning Court House Farm. The farm and grounds are beautiful – a medieval farmstead being lovingly restored by its new owners. The market was busy with curious locals wanting to take a look as the farm hadn’t been opened to the public for over ten years. The weather held out just long enough for the market to be a success with the heavens opening just 15 minutes after closing!
We had many great comments about our food and loved chatting to all the visitors and other stallholders that day.
BAMSA and Wedding Tasting, April 2017
Recently, we cooked up some delicious desserts for a client’s wedding tasting and popped up at the Bath Malaysian, Singaporean and Bruneian Arts cultural night.
We had a busy Christmas pop-up at Printworks serving up some of our old favourites – nasi lemak, curry puffs and Nyonya kuih, as well as some new delights like Siam laksa, Asian spiced mince pies. It was lovely to see guests old and new. We helped our partners, Wild Serai, at their packed Christmas supperclub and hosted a Christmas dinner for a local business, serving up some special Christmas themed dishes – turkey rendang and Brussels sprouts sayur lodeh; as well as old favourites – Wild Serai’s signature chilli crab, butter prawns and Nyonya kerabu salad. The food and company went down a treat, washed down with teh tarik and spiced mulled wine.
A fun, busy pop-up with Wild Serai and Aunty Mary as resident chefs at the hip wine bar, Unwined in Tooting. We served up Hainanese chicken rice, satay, our signature belly pork, cendol, ikan bakar and other treats to hungry hordes all month. Then we lay down for a long time with our feet in ice buckets…
(Photo courtesy of London Pop-ups)
Malaysian Street Food Pop-up 11-12 July 2015
We had a busy, fun weekend serving up cendol, ais kacang, onde onde, teh tarik, kopi, air bandung and keropok udang with our friends from Wild Serai. They dished up delicious satay, Sarawak laksa, nasi lemak and nasi campur to the hungry hordes who exclaimed how it felt just like sitting in a kopi tiam back home in Malaysia. Mission accomplished!
5 Foot Way’s South East Asian Pop-up Street Food Market on 5 October 2013
Video of our first market (and the first SE Asian street food market in the UK) – fabulous street stalls from Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. A day full of food and drink, families, couples, friends, colleagues, new faces and dogs having a great time.