Chef Norman Musa – bringing Malaysian cuisine to the world
Oct01

Chef Norman Musa – bringing Malaysian cuisine to the world

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Norman Musa whose stated mission is to make Malaysian food as popular as Thai in the UK and Europe. In the beginning Perhaps the first thing to note about Norman is that he is a trained Quantity Surveyor and worked in the construction industry for several years before deciding this wasn’t what he wanted to do long term and so gave it all up to follow his passion for cooking. And it...

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Ning Manchester – restaurant review
Jun21

Ning Manchester – restaurant review

Malaysian food is an exciting and relatively new addition to the UK’s culinary scene and one of the leading ambassadors for Malaysian Cuisine is Norman Musa of Ning. Ning’s original venue is based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and they have recently opened a second restaurant in York. They also offer cookery masterclasses, cook books, culinary tours and a host of other products and services. Rather than enduring...

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Mee Goreng Ayam from Norman Musa

This is a simple Malaysian style recipe by one of our Guest Chefs, Norman Musa of Ning. Norman is on a mission to spread the word about Malaysian food across the country and the whole of Europe and he suggested this recipe to us as a good introduction to Malaysian Cookery.   Mee Goreng Ayam Chicken Stir-Fried Noodles Serves 2 Ingredients 200g egg noodles 150g chicken flesh, thinly sliced ½ medium onion 2 cloves garlic ½ inch...

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Are awards ripping off the public?
May16

Are awards ripping off the public?

Awards are given out today for almost any reason but the question is – do entrants and the public benefit from them or are they simply money making schemes for the event organisers? If you see “Award Winning” on the front door do you walk in or run away? We asked a selection of restaurant owners, members of the public and well known industry figures what their thoughts were on the various awards available to those in...

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