Fine dining. Mention it to people and most of them will think of posh restaurants and professional chefs. Basically it means you have to eat out if you want fine dining, the whole works……plating, flavors, etc.

Well, there are always exceptions in this world. My home is a perfect example. My wifey (guess you can sense this is written by a proud hubby) is a good cook. She’s been labelled as the LOVE CHEF by friends and suggestions from all around to setup a restaurant.

Oh ya, Stevaunne’s Menu……..this is a collection of all of her recipes. I will share some of her creations in later posts but this short post is about recent interview by a renowned local media aka TheStar. They heard of her wonderful recipes and wanted to know more. After understanding Stevaunne’s Menu better, they decided to feature her and of course her food.

Look! The LOVE Chef being cheeky photobombing the professional photographer
Look! The LOVE Chef being cheeky photobombing the professional photographer
The 2nd course being captured
The 2nd course being captured
Successfully completed the 3 course meal, featuring her selected 3 special recipes. Time to pose for the camera
Successfully completed the 3 course meal, featuring her selected 3 special recipes. Time to pose for the camera

The entire experience was priceless. It is not everyday a home cook…..herein my home referred to as home chef gets featured in a renowned media. More so, not every home serves food the fine dining standard in every aspect — flavors, presentation, etc. By the way, did I mention that she’s self trained? Yes she is.

So you will pardon me for sounding a little boastful of my wife. She absolutely deserves it. Thus far the reviews have been great all around, including families and friends for those who had the opportunity to taste her Stevaunne’s Menu


7 Treasures

Nope this is not the title of a new chinese or adventure film.

It is, according to my home chef, name of a soup fit for an Emperor πŸ˜€ Fuyoh…yeah you read right. Soup fit for a king. Credit goes to my home chef for another of her new creation.

What does it look this you ask???? Check this out…

7 Treasures by Stevaunne's Menu

My home chef has been flooded by messages from friends asking for her recipe. Well, don’t ask me because I am just the consumer. But what I can tell you is that the soup is made of 7 ingredients….

  1. Dried Scallops
  2. Baby Abalone
  3. Korean Cordycep
  4. Red dates
  5. Black date
  6. Keichi
  7. Shitake Mushrooms

My verdict of the soup??? Totally yum and nutritious. All thumbs up!

Again, who says we cannot have fine dining or delicious food at home? With my chef at home and her Stevaunne’s Menu, it is a lifestyle πŸ™‚

NickG w 7 Treasures

Encounter with Avatar Land

Avatar land…why this name? Somehow passing by Ipoh, it occurred to us that this land is a potential shoot area for Avatar. Yes, it may not be as spectacular as Zhangjiajie but it is beautiful nonetheless.

Our journey to the north took us past this land called Ipoh. We have heard much about the wonderful yummy food here but never quite made an excursion there to experience it first hand. There’s always a first time and today is this day πŸ™‚

Upon the recommendation of our foodie expert friends, we visited this old place called Kong Heng. It is located in the old part of Ipoh town and is renowned for it’s yummylicious food.

Places To Eat By Stevaunne

If you are an avid photographer, then remember to bring along your cameras. It is not only to snap the awesome food but also the surrounding buildings. It’s almost like a rundown heritage building but still maintained well enough and even houses a few retail outlets including contemporary Plan B restaurant.

ImageBack to the food. What is good here you may ask. Well, we tried just about everything and here are our favorites…

Ipoh White Coffee
Ipoh Chicken Hor Fun
Steam Chicken Drumstick
Beansprouts in soy sauce
Fried Kuey Teow
Caramel Custard
Durian Fried Cake
Durian Fried Cake

The food here is nothing short of amazing. The crowds just kept coming. The white coffee was full of flavor. Sorry folks, the white coffee in KL does not even come close. The steam chicken drumstick scores a perfect 10! The meat was so tender and smooth. Truly the best ever I’ve tasted. It was so good that we ordered it twice πŸ™‚ The lady boss of the stall was so humble when we complimenter her food and merely commented that we arrived at the right time when the chicken was just freshly prepared.

Then there was the beansprouts, popiah and caramel custard. Just about patron orders the coffee and caramel custard. Have the custard cold and it will tingle your tastebuds.

Here’s a pic of two very excited and blessed foodies…hehe

Thumbs-up from Stevaunne herself
Pardon the slightly messy table. Food was just too good

With our tummy filled and senses tingling, we continued our journey north, all the time planning and waiting for our next trip.

Bon Appetit folks! Don’t miss this place.