Secret culinary agent, Chef Malcolm Goh, and his culinary sidekick, Malaysian radio DJ and host Tham Zher Peen, have partnered up again to do what they do best – tracking down and replicating Malaysia’s outstanding street food at the one and only BERJAYA University College of Hospitality kitchen! Join the ‘beauty and the geek’ as they travel the streets of Malaysia searching for pockets of hidden culinary gems.
Hosted By: Malcolm Goh
Do not be fooled by Malaysian chef, Malcolm Goh’s mild-mannered demeanor in AFC Original Productions, Great Dinners Of the World and Back To The Streets. His infectious personality, outgoing nature and strong passion for food commands the kitchen. Whether he is cooking up a storm in France and Scotland, bringing his dinner guests the flavours of Asia or visiting local food stalls in the heart of Malaysia before returning to the kitchen to create newly inspired dishes, Chef Malcolm is a true foodie at heart.
Taking the culinary scene by storm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Chef Malcolm has won countless awards and competitions to date. In June 2004, he was a National finalist for Chaine Des Rotisseurs Best Commis of Malaysia and was the emerging champion out of eighty-six other young Chefs at Nestle’s 3rd Golden Chef Hat Awards. Other accolades include winning the silver medal for Apprentice Live Hot Cooking and Bronze Medal in Apprentice Set Menu (Cold Display) at Culinaire Malaysia 2005. In 2007, Chef Malcolm was also awarded Apprentice of the Year from Cunlinarie Malaysia and received the Up and Coming Chef Award from the Chef Association of Malaysia. He won his most recent award at the Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 2011, winning the silver medal representing Berjaya University.
Starting his training in 2003 at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, he worked for four months in various areas at the hotel such as the butchery, the coffee house and the fine dining restaurant, Villa Danielli. In 2004, he was appointed as Commis III at the Rossini fine dining restaurant at Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, where he presented a contemporary Mediterranean Cuisine and contributed to the creation of their degustation menu. Then he worked at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur as Commis II and was quickly promoted to Commis I within the year. Recognised for his culinary talent, he was also personally hand-picked by the Executive Chef to join the pre-opening team of PRIME restaurant at Kuala Lumpur’s latest international steak restaurant.
In 2009, Chef Malcolm then moved into teaching, working as Supervising Chef at Berjaya University where he conducted theory and practical classes for Diploma to Culinary Art students. He then moved to KDU College to become a Culinary Instructor. In 2011, he returned back to Berjaya University where he currently holds the position of Culinary Executive/Supervising Chef, teaching practical and theory classes as well as working as a Competitions Trainer.