Editor's Note

Editor’s Note – November 2016

[Editor’s Note]

Glenmorangie Whisky Masterclass with Master Distiller Dr. Bill Lumsden




November is always a special month for me as it’s my birthday month! However October proved to be quite an interesting month as well as I attended 10 Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival (MIGF) 2016 reviews at festival restaurant, the most number of MIGF reviews I’ve ever done and my expanded waistline was a testament to that.

Also for some strange reason, there were lots of whisky masterclasses to attend such as the Glenmorangie whisky masterclass with Glenmorangie’s master distiller Dr. Bill Lumsden at Chaze, Tropicana on 19 October 2016.


Was pretty happy that we got to try the Glenmorangie Signet!
Just a couple of the flavours that you can get when you nose the whiskies
With Glenmorangie's master distiller Dr. Bill Lumsden
With Glenmorangie’s master distiller Dr. Bill Lumsden


Specially crafted cocktails for us
Specially crafted cocktails for us


With pretty Denise and Yiwen
With pretty Denise and Yiwen


Sparkling Takeaway Treats from Saujana Hotel & Resort



For those of you celebrating Christmas or would like to send a nice Christmas present to your client or business associates, check out the goodies available at Saujana Hotel & Resort. There’s an assortment of sweets and desserts ranging from the traditional Christmas minced pies to cookies and there are even some mains which are great for parties like roast turkey, prime ribs, and leg of lamb. 





Items Unit Price (RM) Qty
Homemade Sweets & Treats      
Christmas Minced Pies each 15  
Christmas Fruit Stollen 500 gm 50  
Gingerbread Santa each 12  
Yule Log Cake (berries and mascarpone) 1 kg 98  
Yule Log Cake (chocolate and chestnut) 1 kg 98  
Christmas Fruit Cake each 98  
Assorted Christmas Cookies 300 gm 30  
Christmas Pudding 500 gm 55  
Gingerbread House (small) each 55  
Gingerbread House (big) each 98  
Traditional Festive Roasts      
Roasted Turkey

with roast potatoes, assorted vegetables, cranberries, giblet sauce, and chestnut stuffing

4 to 5 kg 450  
Australian Prime Ribs

with roast potatoes, assorted vegetables, beef gravy, and mustard

1 kg 320  
New Zealand Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb

with roast potatoes, assorted vegetables, rosemary gravy, and mint sauce

1 to 1.2 kg 220  
SHR Wine Gift Sets  comes with gift box      
SHR Sauvignon Blanc 2014   163  
SHR Merlot 2014   163  
SHR Shiraz 2014   163  
Miles From No Where Chardonnay 2013   186  
Frankland Estate Olmos Reward 2006   198  


*All prices are in Malaysian Ringgit and inclusive of 10% Service Charge and 6% GST

To place orders:

Telephone: (603) 7843 1234 ext 6122

Fax: (603) 7846 2789

E,ail: dine@thesaujana.com


Give the Gift of Joy this Season

This season of giving, Saujana Hotels & Resorts will be helping underprivileged children from Agathians Shelter, and also supporting Ana by Karma to aid mothers and children struggling with poverty and illiteracy in Bhutan. You can do your part by getting some of the products which make great gifts for Christmas and at the same time support the underprivileged.


Santa Dolls
Santa Dolls

The Santa Dolls are priced at RM100 each and all proceeds go to Agathians Shelter



The traditional hand-woven scarves are priced at RM180 each and all proceeds go to Ana by Karma.


Saujana Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Ana by Karma, a non-profit social enterprise in Bhutan that fosters sustainable change in lifestyle and levels of self-sufficiency for mothers and their children in the Bhutanese community struggling with poverty and illiteracy.

The range of traditional hand-woven scarves made by the social enterprise’s weavers, are available at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur and The Club Saujana Resort. Each scarf is priced at RM180, and one hundred percent of all collections go directly to those in need, helping them get through the day and beyond.



Taste of India at TEMPTationS, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel



TEMPTationS at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel will be having a special Taste of India offering from 11 to 30 November 2016 as Delhi born Chef Himanshu Roye adds his wealth of experience and talent to the culinary team. This special offering is available for dinner only, and diners will be able to savour a selection of Indian dishes prepared with traditional spices masterfully mixed by the chef himself.

The Live Action Station will be serving up pav bhaji and keema pav or see how khurchan is made, on alternate evenings. Bhaji is mixed vegetables cooked with spices and keema is minced meat simmered in Indian spices and consumed with pav, a type of bread. Khurchan is a dish prepared by slow cooking shredded lamb or chicken on a hot plate or griddle and continuously scraping the meat off the hot plate to avoid sticking or burning, thus giving the dish its name and flavour.

Chef Himanshu’s mastery with Indian spices will shine through his boneless fish tandoori, chicken tikka and tandoori lamb chops, and look out for the gulab jamun at the dessert section.

Apart from the Indian dishes, there will also be a spread of specialty dishes that spans from East to West. Guests will get to savour Japanese delights such as sushi and sashimi, Chinese hot-off-the wok stir-fry, assorted pasta with traditional Italian sauces and colourful and delicious cakes, puddings, Malay kuih, ice-cream and more.

The Taste of India dinner buffet is priced at RM145nett per person and half price for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years. *Prices are inclusive of 10% Service Charge and 6% Goods & Services Tax (GST).

TEMPTationS is located at the East Wing Lobby Level, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel.

To more info/ reservations, call 03 2716 9388 or email rhi.kulrn.fb@renaissancehotels.com


ELS Group CNY Most Wanted Kitchen Challenge 2017



In conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year, the ELS Group launched its reality web series “CNY Most Wanted Kitchen Challenge 2017”, which is produced by Redboy Productions. Applications to compete in the show will take place this month through a series of live on ground roadshows to be held in 6 major cities (in selected ELS group dealer’s outlets) across Malaysia. The finals of the show will take place at the Jaya Shopping Centre in Petaling Jaya on 6th November, 2017. The finals will be judged by renown cooking host and culinary expert Agnes Chan.

More information and updates will be available from https://www.facebook.com/elsgroup1918  from 10th November 2016




Entry Format

Step 1: Terms of Entry

Purchase of any Eng Lee Seng products during the roadshow.


Step 2: Application

Present the receipt of purchase & fill up the entry form at the roadshow counter.


Step 3: Selection for Entry

5 lucky winners (based on a lucky draw by ELS Group dealer) will be selected from each roadshow and will each receive a hamper of ELS Group sponsored products.


Step 4: Video for Entry

Redboy Productions will capture on video (short highlight), the 5 lucky winners of each roadshow cooking with ELS products.


Step 5: Qualifying for Final

Contestants’ videos will be posted to https://www.facebook.com/elsgroup1918 for voting (1x highest viewed video from each roadshow will reach the final).



Date, Time & Venue:

2.30pm till 5.00pm on 6th January, 2016 @ Jaya Shopping Centre, Jalan Semangat, Section 14, Petaling Jaya.

The finalists will be announced through http://www.facebook.com/elsgroup1918 on 25 December 2017.



1.           Contestants will randomly draw from a ready-planned menu set by ELS group

2.           With a budget of RM100.00, contestants are required to shop at the nearest supermarket for their ingredients.

3.           Contestants will have to cook live on stage within the allocated time.


Judging will be based on:

1.           Creativity 30%

2.           Presentation 20%

3.           Taste 50%



3,888 – Grand Prize

1,388 – 2nd Prize

688 – 3rd Prize

388 – 3x Consolation Prize

10x hampers – 10 voters win on Facebook


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