Iconic American Chinese Chef, Martin Yan of “Yan Can Cook” TV Series fame, joined Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La in the resort’s “Rooted In Nature” culinary journey which began on April 22, 2015. This “Rooted In Nature” campaign is part of the worldwide Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ culinary sustainability initiative.
Chef Martin, who was in Malaysia and specifically, Penang, for the “Taste of Malaysia” TV programme, visited the resort’s seafood supplier and “Rooted In Nature” partner, GST Group Fish Farm, to discover the source of sustainable seafood. He was seen scooping and selecting live fish at the farm at Pulau Jerejak. Later on, he travelled back to Golden Sands Resort, Penang, at Batu Feringgi, to cook one of Penang’s more famous Nyonya dishes “Curry Kapitan Fish” with the resort’s Executive Chef, Adrian Lim.
Rooted in Nature celebrates the group’s most exceptional food purveyors. The hotels recognise the farmers, fisherman and ranchers from small farms in the Maldives to fishing villages in Malaysia that make dining at Shangri-La not only delicious, but also sustainable.
Special Rooted in Nature events and promotions taking place at all Shangri-La and Kerry hotels highlight sustainable sources of produce, fish and meat that can be found on the hotels’ menus year-round and celebrate the purveyors who responsibly steward the land and sea to provide Shangri-La chefs with the best possible ingredients. Dishes offered include produce and herbs grown on hotel grounds, locally sourced organic vegetables and fruits, line-caught fish, free-range poultry and beef, honey from a hotel’s own beehive and more.
In Penang, Golden Sands Resort, Penang embarked on a Rooted in Nature campaign incorporating seafood and chicken.
“We are offering sustainable menus highlighting sustainable seafood and free-range chicken as our main ingredients. The local partners we are working with are GST Group for seafood and AyamPlus for chicken. Locally sourced seafood and free-range chicken are offered to our guests in line with our ‘Rooted in Nature’ theme,” said Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman, director of communications.
The participating outlets at Golden Sands Resort, Penang are Garden Café and Sigi’s Bar and Grill.
Golden Sands Resort, Penang will present Citrus Mesclun Salad with Cold Grilled Free-Range Chicken, Grilled Sustainable Baby Sea Bass with Lemon and Basil Oil and Sweet and Sour Prawn Tempura.