Christopher Stott With Guide Remie Law in Malaysia
Last May I was in Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, and almost randomly stumbled across a mention of Remie Law’s cooking tour. Somehow I found an email address for him, and he arranged to pick me up in a rickety car at 5 am from my hostel.
The rest of the group was a retired British woman who had recently moved to Malaysia, a French chef, and his fun and hungry friend. We spent the morning buying fish straight from fishermen, vegetables, herbs, spices from a local market. There was no menu – just whatever piqued our hunger or curiosity. Then back to Remy’s house for what was more like a group of friends cooking together than any cooking class I’d ever experienced.
Honestly, I had the feeling that Remie would just be doing the exact same thing whether we were there or not.
I cooked with ginger blossom for the first time, learned how to gut fish, saw a pineapple tree in his back garden, drank plenty of his homemade wine, and even tried python meat (which he just happened to have!)
Definitely, a day I will never forget! Find Christopher on twitter at @chrisyvr