Saturday, December 27, 2014

Lost Recipes of Malaysia - Best of 2014

Dec 2014 - At 19 Culinary Studio's cookbook has been saluted as one of the finest titles of 2014 by MPH Bookstores. Each title is selected based on overall sales performance at all MPH bookstores and, international reviews and recommendations from a team of professional buyers.

Lost Recipes of Malaysia is now vying to be the Top 5 Best sellers for 2014 in the General Books category. Results will be announced at the Best of 2014 Awards Ceremony in conjunction with the Putrajaya International Book Fair in March 2015.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

At 19 Culinary Studio in The Great British Bake Off Season 2 Contest - Dec 2014

1 Dec 2014 - At 19 Culinary Studio is partnering with Life Inspired channel, Astro and Capital FM to sponsor Baking workshops for winners of The Great British Bake Off Season 2 contest. This contest runs throughout the entire month of Dec from 1 to 31 Dec 2014.

Through this collaboration, At 19 Culinary Studio's brand and public awareness will be greatly heighten with exposure on prime time TV and Radio nationwide through Astro and Capital FM starting from 1 Dec 2014. The Great British Bake Off Season 2 is a prime time programme currently running on Astro channel 728.

We are truly happy to end 2014 in an upbeat note. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Flavours magazine - August 2014

August 2014 - Flavours, Malaysia's foremost popular food magazine, featured At 19 Culinary Studio's cookbook, Lost Recipes of Malaysia, published under the MPH Masterclass Kitchen series in their Kitchen Capers section. The article gave a thumbs up review of the cookbook. Writer Sasha Belani said "Overall, the book was very different from what I expected, but if you hanker for some good old fashioned Malaysian cooking -  just the way your parents or grandparents made it - then this book will ooze appeal!".

You can purchase the Lost Recipes of Malaysia cookbook from MPH online, MPH bookstores and our website at retail price is RM39.90.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

New Straits Times - 13 July 2014

13 July 2014 - Tapping into family memories and recipes, Lost Recipes of Malaysia is a treasure trove of culinary heritage. Local Malaysian food stretches back more than 600 years. Malaysia, located in the heart of Southeast Asia, was a trading hub and a favourite stopover along the Spice Route. Malaysian cuisine is influenced by a mix of different cultures and adapted eating preferences of merchants and traders who ply this route. Centuries of trading, colonisation and immigration have left their culinary mark on Malaysian food which has main elements of three great cultures — Malay, Chinese and Indian.

For the full article, you can read it on NST online, The Lost Recipes of Malaysia cookbook retails at RM39.90. You can purchase the book at MPH online or at At 19 Culinary Studio's website at

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Malay Mail - 19 June 2014

19 June 2014 - Ms Sapna Anand, a pastries graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, is one of At 19 Culinary Studio's culinary instructor. She recently launched her cookbook, New Indian Kitchen, which uses new ingredients. moving away from tradition and adapting western methods of cooking indian food.

"New Indian Kitchen" is a cookbook with a difference. Sapna shares how her teenage children who don't always like traditional Indian dishes, led her to create a lasagne dish using kheema, a north indian minced mutton curry dish with green peas and potatoes. Indian meals do not have soups but in her cookbook, you will find scrumptious soups using vegetables baked with indian spices.

The cook book priced at RM39.90 is available at MPH and major book stores. It is also available online at At 19 Culinary Studio's website eStore.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Star - 14 June 2014

14 June 2014 - At 19 Culinary Studio is "Cooking it Grandma's Way" with the launching of its 1st cook book "Lost Recipes of Malaysia". This cookbook is a private collection of vintage recipes from four of the culinary instructors (Chef Shokri, Chef Khai, Baker Anand, Dietitian Chui Hoong) and the owner (Hellen Fong) of At 19 Culinary Studio. This cookbook aims to bring back the traditional way of cooking some of Malaysia's most celebrated dishes. It is also a preservation of some of Malaysia's most treasured recipes such as Rendang Tok, Nyonya Dumpling, Banana Stem Paratal, Orh Nee, Rendang Itik Salai to name a few. This cookbook is published under the Masterclass Kitchen Series by MPH Publishing and is available for sale at RM39.90 in MPH and major bookstores, mph online and At 19 Culinary Studio's website eStore.

About this Cookbook.....
The recipes in this cookbook are the private collection of vintage recipes from my chefs and I over our lifetime, passed down from our aunties, mothers and grandmothers. Our work in this cookbook brought back fond memories of dishes our mothers and grandmothers used to make. It is indeed difficult to try to preserve traditions and old recipes are gradually forgotten. Not many people know how to prepare and cook these dishes in its traditional way anymore. It took us a while to track down these recipes, ensuring to the best of our abilities that they are indeed authentic and encapsulate them into a book to keep them safe from being lost and forgotten - a treasure to leave a lasting impression on Malaysian cuisine. The completion of this book is our dream and our passion. It is our hope that this treasury of vintage recipes will continue to warm up the kitchens and fill dining tables of homes today and those of generations to come. Bon App├ętit!

Hellen Fong
At Nineteen Culinary Studio

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Star - 18 May 2014

18 May 2014 - Ms Goo Chui Hoong is one of At 19 Culinary Studio's culinary instructor and she is the good food ambassador with some crafty ideas to make us eat more healthy. As a dietitian, she is alarmed that Malaysia has the highest obesity rate in South East Asia. In order to spread the word on eating healthy, Ms Goo has come up with a cook book "Lite Malaysian Favourites". She believes that going on a diet is not the answer as people tend to go back to their bad eating habits once the diet is off. The way forward is to change the way we prepare and cook our food. Instead of deep frying food in oil which is essentially fat, change to baking it which will use less quantity of oil. For eg. one of the recipes in her new cook book, Baked Banana Rolls (banana rolled in popiah skin and baked) is inspired by Goreng Pisang (fried banana fritters).

"Lite Malaysian Favourites" is more than just your regular cook book. It tells you in each of the recipes how much calories and fat you are going to cut by preparing and cooking it using alternative methods or ingredients. The cook book priced at RM39.90 is available at MPH and major book stores. It is also available online at At 19 Culinary Studio's website eStore.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lost Recipes of Malaysia Cookbook Launch Event - 9 May 2014

At 19 Culinary Studio recently launched its cookbook entitled "Lost Recipes of Malaysia". This cookbook is part of the Masterclass Kitchen series published by MPH Publishing Group.

The launch event on 9 May 2014 was officiated by YBhg Dato' Hafsah Hashim, CEO of SME Corporation Malaysia at the Mahkota Hall, Platinum Sentral, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.

This event was broadcast by MyTourismTV, Ministry of Tourism Malaysia.

"With diversity being Malaysia's background, both of the people and the food, a new book from the MPH Masterclass Kitchen series was launched today to bring back the knowledge and vintage of your favourite Malaysian dishes. From the complicated rendang tok to the ice popsicles from the school, the book is packed with recipes to bring back fond memories of your childhood."

The Lost Recipes of Malaysia cookbook is available for sale in major bookstores in Malaysia and also on MPH online. You can also get a copy from At 19 Culinary Studio's website eStore at

Monday, April 21, 2014

Her World magazine - April 2014

April 2014 - At 19 Culinary Studio was featured in the April 2014 issue of Her World magazine. We are most pleased to be featured in "The Big Cook Off" as one of the cooking schools in Klang Valley to try out your culinary skills. At 19 Culinary Studio, a humble home-grown brand, is proud to be featured together with big brands such as BIG's Masak-Masak, Nathalie's Gourmet Studio and Starhill Culinary Studio.

We hope this feature will help to get the word out there and more people get to know about our cooking and baking classes. Many will be glad to know that we do conduct a variety of baking and cooking classes to cater to any culinary ability. We teach kids, teenagers and adults. Teenagers' Culinary Boot Camps and Parent & Child classes are conducted during Malaysian school holidays. To view our classes, please go to our website at Click on "Class Calender" and book online.

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Star Metro Business - 12 Mar 2014

12 Mar 2014 - At 19 Culinary Studio was featured in The Star Metro Business section. Owner and founder, Hellen Fong, was interviewed by the newspaper to share her story on what it takes to step out as an entrepreneur especially when you are already in a comfortable job with good pay. "I never gave up on my passion". At 19 Culinary Studio started in 2010 and has todate taught more than 2,000 students who join the cooking school to learn how to bake or cook.

At 19 Culinary Studio has appeared in many magazines and newspapers and is one of the four top cooking schools in Kuala Lumpur to whip up a meal. There are a variety of baking and cooking classes to choose from. During the school holidays, classes include teenagers' bootcamps, parent & child classes and kids' classes. To view or book these classes, please go to our website at