Seasons Kitchen USA

On Monday, I was given the opportunity to film Seasons Kitchen USA, one of only two Malaysian restaurants in Orange County, for an Asian-focused digital media channel.

Having grown up in a predominantly Taiwanese-Korean community, my exposure to Asian cuisine was limited to East Asia (e.g. China, Korea, Japan) with the occasional Thai food mixed in. It hardly crossed my mind that I should give Malaysian food a try until I began outreach for my digital media channel.

(L to R): Husband and wife pair Soon and Khim, owners of Seasons Kitchen USA.

(L to R): Husband and wife pair Soon and Khim, owners of Seasons Kitchen USA.

I met one of the founders, Khim Teoh, in a Facebook group for rising and aspiring Asian entrepreneurs. While Asian representation in mainstream media is sparse, representation of Southeast Asians is even more rare.  

That was why when I found out she opened a Malaysian restaurant in Anaheim, I knew I had to feature some of her restaurant's signature dishes for my channel. Malaysian food is hard to find in Los Angeles, and Seasons Kitchen is only 1 of 2 Malaysian restaurants in Orange County. 

This was also an opportunity for me to try Malaysian food for the first time.

Below are videos and shots of some of Seasons Kitchen's signature dishes from prep to plate:

Chop that char siu.

Chop that char siu.

Chop that crispy pork belly skin.

Chop that crispy pork belly skin.

Egg noodles are prepared fresh daily.

Egg noodles are prepared fresh daily.

The juiciest Hainan Chicken you'll find in the area.

The juiciest Hainan Chicken you'll find in the area.

Co-founder Soon Teoh flipping roti to make sure both sides are evenly cooked.

Co-founder Soon Teoh flipping roti to make sure both sides are evenly cooked.

Char siu with egg noodles.

Char siu with egg noodles.

Bhat Kut Teh - Ribs and spices in herbal soup.

Bhat Kut Teh - Ribs and spices in herbal soup.

Curry and roti.

Curry and roti.

Meal: A+! Would highly recommend to those who are around the area.

Seasons Kitchen Malaysian food family-style

Below is a bonus picture of me in Seasons Kitchen's outfit!

Does this mean I can finally go on Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America"?

Does this mean I can finally go on Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America"?