Three words: Southeast Asian Feast. There’s nothing quite like an eclectic mix of the region’s finest cuisines to excite your taste buds.
Starting on Friday, September 13, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou will give patrons a glorious gastronomic experience with the help of Singaporean guest chef Ms. Jennifer Yeo. With selected local and imported fresh ingredients, Chef Yeo will bring the authenticity of Southeast Asian cuisine straight to The Market Café.
Here’s a little background about the esteemed Chef Yeo: Growing up in the culturally and ethnically diverse melting pot of an island that is Singapore, Yeo learned the culinary ropes under her grandfather’s supervision. With his guidance, Yeo cultivated a keen sense of taste and a passion for food that rivals the biggest of foodies.
As a student of Southeast Asian cusine – devoted to food research and developing her cooking skills in traditional tastes, Yeo has been praised by local diners for her ability to cook with rich, sweet and sour flavors, creating colorful dishes that bring together the gastronomic characteristics of many ethnic groups.
Below, we present some of the dishes awaiting you at this highly-anticipated Southeast Asian Feast.
Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Hot and Sour Seafood Soup)
This classic Thai seafood soup with rich flavors packs the strong tastes of sweet, sour and spicy and is sure to stimulate and satisfy your taste buds.
Meaning ‘to mix,’ this red Malay-Indonesian salad uses fresh vegetables, cucumbers, sprouts, hollow stalks and beans, among other ingredients, and is mixed with eggs, fried tofu and shrimp slices followed by a sprinkle of peanuts and a drizzle of sauce. A refreshing, nutritious and healthy combination.
Singapore Chili Crab, Black Pepper Crab
Singapore is a tropical place known for having an abundance of seafood. So it’s only natural that two of their major national dishes include the white, chunky and delicate flesh found in crabs, right? The black pepper crab and chili crab will not disappoint, each offering their own unique, finger-licking good flavors.
Nyonya Sour and Spicy Prawns
This brilliant dish signifies the coming together of two peoples – Chinese and Malaysians. These hot and sour prawns, both crispy and glimmering in a heap of sour and spicy sauce, have a magical way of turning on your appetite – trust us.
Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb Satay
Satay is the name of the game (for meat lovers, anyways). Known to be a symbol of Malay cuisine, this dish is made by sautéing marinated chunks of beef, pork, chicken and mutton, which are then complimented with a flavorful charcoal-baked peanut sauce and cucumbers.
Bak Kut Teh
Simply put: Bak Kut Teh is a must-try dish. This delicious meal is comprised of a peppery pork-rib soup that has garnered fans from all around the world. Bak Kut Teh utilizes various Chinese traditional medicinal herbs and is created using a time-honored recipe.
Chicken Curry and Roti Prata
When speaking of Southeast Asia, curry is a staple. In Singapore, curries have Malay, Indian and Nyonya flavors, and the taste of the dishes is significantly different, albeit delicious. This Malay-style chicken curry, with a spicy kick and rich coconut milk flavor, along with crispy and chewy Indian patties, will make you feel like you’re right in the heart of a Southeast Asian food market.
Nasi Lemak with Ikan Bilis
The traditional method of eating nasi lemak utilizes banana leaf as the plate, with a delightful mix of rice, dried fish, peanuts, cucumber, fried egg and other side dishes, accompanied by three dipping sauces. It’s about as rich in flavor as any dish you’ll come across in the region.
Made with crystal-clear sago, soft sweet potato, steamed bread and rich and creamy coconut milk, the chef uses the simplest ingredients to create this refreshing, sweet dessert.
Pandan Chiffon Cake
This soft cake, paired with the aroma of the unique pandan leaf of the Southeast Asia, is a popular dessert for those new to Southeast Asian cuisine.
Goreng Pisang (Deep Fried Banana)
Fried banana is a small tropical snack with a taste of Nanyang. It tastes super sweet, and it is suitable for both young and old.
If your mouth isn’t watering after reading that delectable list of dishes, we’re afraid you might be a robot. Nonetheless, all are welcome and encouraged to enjoy this delicious Southeast Asian feast at The Market Café at Grand Hyatt Guangzhou.
Check out the prices below for a lunch or dinner to remember.
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Price is subject to a 15% charge (including service charge and tax). For reservations, please call +86 20 8396 1234.
Open daily, (September 13) RMB378 per person for lunch, RMB688 per person for dinner; (September 14 onwards) RMB278 per person for lunch (Mon-Fri), RMB378 per person for lunch (Sat, Sun, Public Holidays), RMB478 per person for dinner (Mon-Thu), RMB598 per person for dinner (Fri-Sun, Public Holidays); free entry for children under 6 years old, half-price for children 6-12 years old, full price for children 12 years or older. The Market Cafe, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou.
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