Chef Jamlong of Malai Thai Kitchen in Kuala Lumpur shares with The Yum List a little about life behind the scenes and her passions.
What do you do and how did you get into the industry?
I am chef Jomlong from Malai Thai Kitchen KL. I got my first job by responding to an advertisement.
Share with us an interesting story from behind the scenes.
I learned from a young age at 17 to be a kitchen helper and started cutting and organising. I have a passion for vegetables from farm to table and this has kept my interest in the industry.
What’s the best part of your job?
The best part is preparing ahead to ensure there is enough of everything to serve to guests.
What’s your favourite meal?
Croissants with coffee and apple pie with fresh juice. In Thailand we say the Nestle slogan “Good Food, Good Life.”
What’s one of the funniest things you’ve seen behind the scenes?
I thought that it was funny that when I was in Brazil no one would eat deep-fried crispy chicken skin.
The perfect day off would be…
Solving problems. This makes my day happier.
A day in the life of chef is…
full of creativity.
What do you do for fun?
Dancing and feeling free.
What’s something you’d like guests to know about Malai Thai?
It brings a real authentic Thai taste to Malaysia.
What’s your favourite food and beverage pairing?
Chicken rice with ice coffee. Three flavor deep-fried fish, clear soup with tofu, fried mixed vegetables and fresh orange juice.
What’s in store for you in the upcoming months?
I would like to have a holiday with my family of five near Laos in my village named Nongbualamphu town.