Thursday, April 25, 2019

DEWAN BY CHEF WAN 1958 IS THE LATEST AND 'BESTEST' COUTURE MALAY FINE DINING IN MALAYSIA! LOCATED IDEALLY AND CENTRALLY AT THE ALL-NEW THE LINC OPPOSITE INTERMARK ACROSS THE ROAD FROM EX AMPANG PARK, IT IS A FOODIE PARADISE CURATED BY CHEF WAN AND HE IS THERE MOST OF THE TIME! I THOUGHT THE NAME DE.WAN BY CHEF WAN 1958 IS A BIT MISLEADING AS MOST ASSUME THE RESTAURANT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1958 IN WHICH CASE CHEF WAN WOULD BE A 100 YEARS OLD TODAY! SO 1958 MUST BE THE YEAR HE WAS BORN BUT WHY INCLUDE THIS INFORMATION IN NAME OF RESTAURANT WHICH MAKES THE NAME A MOUTHFUL DELICIOUS AS THE MOUTHFUL MAY BE, HAHA. ALSO REMINDS ME OF DATO LEWRE LEW'S RESTAURANT IN THE STARLING MALL CALLED NICSMANN 1940S BY LEWRE. OR IS THIS A TREND I AM UNAWARE OF?

KEE@FSWMAG.COM

PHOTOS BY CANON POWERSHOT SX 720 HS
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I MUST SAY THE NAME 'DE.WAN' IS TRULY INSPIRED AND PERFECTION PERSONIFIED AS THERE WILL BE SOON A REAL, ACTUAL 'DEWAN' WHICH MEANS 'HALL' IN MALAY. THE NAME 'DE.WAN' INCORPORATES CHEF WAN'S NAME TOO WHICH MAKES IT EVEN MORE APT! 

I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THIS NAME TOO BUT OWNERS CHEF WAN AND ANDRE SHUM NEVER ASKED ME TO THINK OF A SUITABLE NAME! CUTTING COSTS I SUPPOSE.

IT WAS ANDRE SHUM WHO CAME UP WITH THIS NAME AS HE WAS DRIVING! "IT WAS A LIGHT BULB MOMENT AS THE NAME DEWAN ENTERED MY HEAD JUST LIKE THAT!" HE SMIRKS.

'DE.WAN BY CHEF WAN 1958' IS SIMPLY WAN.DERFUL AND THE FOOD WILL MAKE YOU 'WAN' MORE AND MORE! THE RESTAURANT IS HALAL WITH NO LIQUOR SERVED. OR ELSE THERE WOULD BE A 'WAN.DER BAR'! I TOLD THEM TO DISPLAY STUFFED ANIMALS SO IT CAN BE 'HAI.WAN AT DE.WAN'! BUT THEY 'DUN.WAN'!!!

KERWEI OR NOT?


WHERE GREAT FOOD AND EXCITING EVENTS BLEND SO WAN-DERFULLY! 

Malaysia’s latest place to be seen and eat to your heart's content has just opened! Last week in fact.
SIMPLY WAN-DERFUL! 

And it's as vibrant, colourful and exciting and deliciously swanky like its namesake Chef Wan! 

With a name like De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan, that description and adjectives can only be attributed to one such person: multiple award-winning chef, Datuk Redzuawan Ismail or better known as Chef Wan -- the person noted for Malaysia’s good food, having been its ambassador and traversed the world to promote Malaysian cuisine for a good number of years.


DIGITALISED PORTRAIT OF WAN-DER CHEF WAN AND CO-OWNER ANDRE SHUM 
OWNER OF DE.WAN BY CHEF WAN WITH DATO KEE HUA CHEE
QX LEE ADMIRING PORTRAIT OF CHEF WAN
CHEF WAN THE WAN-DERFUL CHEF, DATO KEE HUA CHEE THE WONDERFUL BLOGGER WITH ANOTHER GREAT CHEF MARTIN YAN
QX LEE BEINEG SERVED BY OWNER ANDRE SHUM, A BIG HONOUR AS ALAIN DUCASSE NEVER DOES THIS
HANDSOME AND SEXY OWNER OF DE.WAN ANDRE SHUM

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan is no ordinary Malaysian restaurant. It does not only offer you authentic Malaysian cuisine, it presents to you a lifestyle.

The d├ęcor brings you back to a time when its de rigeur to dress up for dinner, when you feel like tilting your little finger when you sip the tea, yet the food reminds you so much of mum’s cooking or Mak Cik Salmah’s special rendang back in the kampong. It is wholesome goodness, next to fine art.

And that’s just the restaurant.

De.Wan 1958 also has in its portfolio an event hall like no other -- a state-of-the-art venue designed for an immersive event experience.
Spreading over a spacious 13,000 sq feet of space at The LINC, Kuala Lumpur, De.Wan 1958 is not only a restaurant to savour diversified Malaysian cuisine, this is also where you can build a lifetime of memories by hosting your events at the hall.

Be it a corporate meeting, product launch, art exhibition, charity gala, birthday, anniversary or even the wedding you’ve been dreaming of, this is the perfect venue to celebrate all your important milestones.

In his usual inimitable style, Chef Wan believes “… food is an evolution that reflects the history of culture and through food you will find friendship and respect.” 

After spending more than two decades abroad, Chef Wan has finally returned home to Kuala Lumpur, the city where it all began.

“The inspiration was really simple. We want to redefine Malaysian cuisine and food culture.
As many of you know, one of the most important goals for me is to raise awareness of Malaysian food at the international level. 

"Our national Malay cuisine is full of flavours and colours, influenced by the diverse cultures Malaysia is blessed with, yet not many people are aware what an authentic Malaysian cuisine tastes like,” said this first Malaysian chef to have his own show, received prestigious international awards, authored a dozen cookbooks and hosted numerous TV shows.

The Space

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan is located on Level 2 of The LINC KL, an upcoming lifestyle retail centre in town. 

Inspired by greenery, the mall is designed to bring visitors back to nature with its luscious green plants and decorations. 
OWNER ANDRE SHUM ENTERING THE MAIN HALL WHICH IS 'DEWAN' IN MALAY WHICH IS INCOMPLETE AS I TYPE
INSIDE
SEE
PROMISES TO BE THE BEST MEDIUM SIZED HALL EVER
VIEW
TOO BAD GOT OBSTRUCTING PILLARS SO KERWEI

The interior design concept of the restaurant comes from the context of Chef Wan’s fun and cheery character. Colours from a tropical palette are chosen to evoke the feel of sun, freshness and cool vibes in an urban setting.

The entire restaurant and event hall can accommodate up to 450 seated dining, or 600 in theatre style setting, or 650 standing guests and fully fitted with audio-visual equipment and stage. They can provide security, valet parking services as well as red carpet entryway to make VVIPs feel extra special.

Projection Mapping
Apart from offering world class Malaysian cuisine, the team members believe in the overall dining experience. 

Thus, De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan has set up an audio-visual production team that produces a series of captivating and stunning arrays of 360-degree projection mapping. The entire visual effects will definitely enchant the guests, leaving lasting impressions that will make your  events the talk of the town.

Their event packages include the option to choose from one of our standard themes for the projection mapping. However, if clients wish to use a customized theme, our team is ready to bring their vision to reality.

The Team
One of Asia’s most celebrated culinary icons, Chef Wan spends most of his time in different regions, including US, Europe, Middle East, to explore different food and culture. 
TA-DA! MINE, ALL MINE!

Known for his gregarious nature and immaculate culinary skills, he has won over connoisseurs and fans across the world, so it is not exaggerating at all to say that he is the most famous chef in the country.

He honed his cooking skills at the prestigious California Culinary Academy and he’s received numerous awards over the years, including the most recent Food Ambassador Award & The Master Chef of The Year at the World Top Gourmet Awards.
SUPERCHEF WAN AND SUPERBLOGGER DATO KEE HUA CHEE
CHEF WAN IS IN MOST NIGHTS
2 SUPERCHEFS---CHEF WAN AND CHEF MARTIN YAN

Led by Chef Wan himself, the highly experienced team at De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan is committed to bring a brand new experience to the local dining and event scene – from customized menu development to 360 degree visual and audio system -- they are all about offering the perfect venue for any celebration or occasion.

DE.WAN BY CHEF WAN LOGO VERY DE BIG
CAN SEE FROM OUTSIDE
QX LEE IN FRNT OF THE LINC
WHY IT IS CALLED THE LINC INSTEAD OF THE LINK IS BEYOND ME. MIGHT AS WELL CALL THE MINI MALL KUOK HOUSE AS EVERYONE THINKS I TYPED WRONGLY AND KEYED IN C INSTEAD OF K
COOL
TRENDY
UBER HIP
STYLO DE MYLO
LOVE THE DESIGN
URBAN COOL
EXACTLY MY TASTE
THE EXTERIOR SHOULD BE RAINBOW-ED TOO
MESMERISING
I WILL PAINT THIS ON MY GRAND STAIRCASE TOO
DATO KEE HUA HCEE SHOWS HIS PANTS WITH PORTRAIT ON ONE LEG
THE MINI-TABLE/SHELF IS FOR ARTISTIC PURPOSES
NOTE THE  CROCODILE BAG WITH TAIL SUMORE
QX LEE WEARS FUNERAL TONES BUT MY FATHER DIED IN 2016 SO HE TOO LATE
EXHIBITION
POP UP STORES
EXACTLY MY TASTE
EVERYONE THOUGHT I WAS DESIGNER
ME ALL OVER
GRAND TREE
LOVE THE FACT THE OWNER BUILT THE LINC AROUND THE ANCIENT TREE AS MOST CINA APEK DEVELOPERS WOLD CHOP DOWN TREE AND SELL THE SPACE FOR MORE MONEY


SALUTE THE OWNER OF THE LINC WHO SAVED THIS ANCIENT TREE
ENTRANCE
CHEF WAN IN ACTION
1958 IS YEAR OF BIRTH NOT WHEN THE RESTAURANT OPENED SO IS CONFUSING
MALAYSIA'S LIVING LEGENDS OF FOOD AND WRITING DATO CHEF WAN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
COOKING ICON CHEF WAN AND FURNITURE ICON QX LEE BUT HE NOT AS FAMOUS AND CHEF WAN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE BUT QX IS ONLY 29
QX LEE, ANDRE SHUM AND STAFF
INTERIOR SO DAZZLING AND EXOTIC AND BRILLIANT
LOVE THE DESIGN
LOVE WALL PAPER
VIP ROOM
LOVE THE MALAY STYLE LAMP SHADES SO HOLLYWOOD 1920



CORRIDOR TO VIP ROOMS


QX LEE OF KL DESIGN CENTRE AT INTERMARK AND ANDRE SHUM OF DE.WAN AT THE LINC






AYAM PERCIK IS AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL IN KELANTAN! I SHOULD KNOW AS I  AM FROM KELANTAN!



THE CHICKEN SOUP IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDDELICIOUS
LOVE THE POACHED EGG
SOTONG IS SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT FOR SURE!

WE ENJOYED 2 TYPES OF RICE

ANGMORE AND CHINA APEK RICE

THE DESK IS FILLED WITH FAUX FLOWERS AND 2 BIRDS SUMORE
PINK ARMCHAIR SO HAPPY AND GAY




SATAY WAS SO SMOKILY DELICIOUS THEY MUST HAVE BEEN GORENG OR COOKED OVER A STOVE AND NOT MICROWAVED!
NOW I HUNGRY AGAIN PULA

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DATO CHEF WAN AND MARTIN YAN WITH FANS


DATO KEE HUA CHEE JOINS THE DUO

PULUT HITAM
THIS DESSERT IS LIKE CREME BULEE

MONA AT LEFT CELEBRATING HER BIRTHDAY WITH GAL PALS


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONA!
DATO KEE HUA CHEE JOINS THE MERRY GANG WHO WORE SIMILAR COLORS ON PURPOSE AS THEIR BAJU ARE NOT UNIFORMS AS I THOUGHT!
BY THE STRANGEST COINCIDENCE THE TABLE BEHIND ME WAS ALSO CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY! THE BIRTHDAY GIRL ALSO SHARED THE SAME NAME 'MONA' AS SHE WAS MONA LIZA!
DE.WAN SEEMS TO BE THE RESTAURANT TO CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY!
WALAO
ANDRE SHUM THE OWNER OF DE.WAN BY CHEF WAN 1958 WITH DATO KEE HUA CHEE

THE PEACOCK ROOM IS MY FAVORITE
DATO CHEF WAN'S DIGITALISED PORTRAIT



LOOKS LIKE ANDY WARHOL DID THIS
QX LEE ADMIRING CHEF WAN

ANDRE SHUM AND CHEF WAN

INSIDE DEWAN THE MAIN HALL NEXT DOOR STILL INCOMPLETE





BACK TO RAINBOW STEPS TO GO BACK HOME LOR!
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