All in DISH
Had you asked me earlier, I would've dramatically - hand-over-heart - proclaimed myself a serious chocoholic. I thought I earned that title having meticulously curated my taste buds through years of dedicated research, otherwise known as gobbling chocolates at every opportunity.
I was sorely mistaken.
Enter Ning-Geng Ong Lingam, founder of the exquisitely crafted Chocolate Concierge and title bearer of flavor junkie, hardcore chocoholic and general cacao-know-it-all!
Batik&Bubbles is always on the look out, especially when it comes to learning more about the growing trend for artisanal gourmet food brands here in Malaysia. We approached fresh milk producers Bright Cow and Jersey Jack Gelato to find out their take on their brands and have a taste of some of their simply delicious niche and artisanal products!
So let's introduce Bala Nair and Paul Foster, who are the Malaysian-British business duo behind Bright Cow, a dairy producer that was founded in Malaysia back in 2011. They are pioneers in their own right by being the first Malaysian company offering raw unpasteurised milk to the market.
Malaysia seems to be going through a trend with the influx of homegrown gourmet artisanal products on offer in the country. This is no surprise with so many well-travelled Malaysians, who have a finely honed interest for niche, gourmet and artisanal products which are widely found in countries such as Europe, US and Australia. One such example is Dapur Sainer (Sainer's Kitchen) one of the country's gourmet food producers that has exploded into many Malaysian households with its fiery range of chili oils.