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HealthXchange's Professional Chef Series - Chef Lai Chunman of Hard Rock Cafe
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Serves 1-2 persons
For Vegetable Plate
Broccoli (cut into desired size) - 70g
Carrots (peeled and cut into desired size) - 70g
Shiitake mushrooms - 6 slices
Snow peas (stem removed) - 6 nos
Butter mixed with herbs of choice - 30g
Onions (peeled and cut into desired size) - 60g
Bell peppers (Deseeded and cut into desired size) - 120g
Vegetable or Olive oil - 30ml
For Pico De Gallo
Tomato (ripe but firm) - 1/2 nos
Onion - 1/2 nos
Coriander - As desired
Salt and Pepper - As desired
|Ripe Avocado - 1 nos||
Onion - 1/2 nos|
Lime (juiced) - 1/2
Salt and Pepper - As desired|
Shredded cheese - 1/2 cup
Shredded lettuce - 1/2 cup
Sour cream - 1 tblspn
6 inch tortilla wrap - 4 nos
Step 1: Prepare all the ingredients above.
Step 2: Prepare Pico De Gallo: Dice tomato, onion and chop coriander. Add all ingredients to a bowl, mix well and season it with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Prepare Guacamole by gently mashing avocado and mixing with finely chopped onions. Season with salt, pepper and lime juice.
Step 4: Steam all the vegetables (broccoli, carrots, shitake mushrooms and snow peas) until cooked (while maintaining a crunch). Remove and place on the side. Separately, add herb butter and oil to frying pan, heat and sauté raw onions and bell peppers.
Step 5: While your items in step 4 are cooking, plate your condiments on a plate (Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Lettuce, Cheese and Sour Cream).
Step 6: Warm up the tortilla wraps.
Step 7: Once onions and bell peppers (Step 4) are cooked, mix together with steamed vegetables and place on a separate plate or bowl.
Step 8: Stuff warm tortilla wraps with fillings of choice from the vegetable platter and condiments plate. Enjoy!
About the chef
Inspired by his mother's cooking, Malaysia born and bred Chunman Lai's childhood ambition was to be a chef. He joined
Hard Rock Cafe Singapore as a Commis Cook in 2006 rose through the ranks, and currently he heads the kitchen of Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa as Head Chef. With 15 years of experience in Hard Rock Cafe, Chef Chunman specialises in American Classics such as burgers, sandwiches, ribs, steaks and desserts. Strongly believing that food connects people as well as nourish the body, Chef Chunman takes immense pride in his cooking, adding passion, enthusiasm and love as his own secret ingredients.
About the establishment
Inspired by rocking music legends and American classics,
Hard Rock Cafe has signature selections to cater to both meat lovers and vegetarian. Meaty items such as Legendary Burger and BBQ Ribs and vegetarian options like the Beyond Burger, Veggie Fajitas, Beet Salad and Nachos create an incredible dining experience. In Singapore, there are two Hard Rock Cafe outlets (Cuscaden Road outlet : Operates from 11.30am to 9.30pm daily, Resorts World Sentosa outlet : Operates from 11am to 9.30pm daily).
Hard Rock Cafe Singapore
50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House
Tel : 6235 5232
Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa
26 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, The Forum #01-209
Tel : 6795 7454