Peng & Ted Jones

Peng Jones, a Malaysian-born Cantonese, has been the owner of Asian Cookery since 1989.   A member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (I.A.C.P.) and a Certified Culinary Professional (C.C.P.), she specializes in Asian foods including Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese, and Indian.

With a rich family history in the food and cooking industries, Peng stays in touch with the many exciting trends and developments in foods from around the world.  Her culinary training and education has made her a resource in many areas of food and cooking, and she holds certificates in Food/Vegetable Carving and Garnishing, and Thai cuisine. Peng has been featured in several articles and a television cooking show, and she is working on her first cookbook.

About Our Food

In 2017, we decided to bring the authentic Street Food dishes of of Malaysia, Singapore, and southeast Asia to Colorado Springs. and we opened the Asian Cookery cafe. Many of the dishes we feature were identified by Anthony Bourdain as items that Americans "need and deserve" from his travels in Asia (see his article below, "Food I'm Thinking About" for the hawker-style market he wanted to create in NYC.)

We also serve several dishes appearing on CNN Travel's "World's Most Delicious Foods" list, including Beef Rendang Nasi Lemak (voted #1) and Curry Laksa (#7). And be sure to check out our Recent Review in the Colorado Springs Independent, and the Gazette chose our Curry Puffs as one of their Top Picks!

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about Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak ("rich rice") is a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. Considered the national dish of Malaysia, it is also popular in neighboring countries such as Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and Thailand. In Malaysia this meal is generally consumed during morning (nasi lemak was recently voted one of the top 10 healthy international breakfasts by TIME magazine. However, because nasi lemak can be served in a variety of manners, it is often eaten throughout the entire day for lunch, dinner and even supper.

Nasi lemak is served with Coconut Jasmine rice, a hot spicy sauce (sambal), and usually include various garnishes, including fresh cucumber slices, small fried anchovies (ikan bilis), roasted peanuts, and hard-boiled or fried egg. As a more substantial meal, nasi lemak may also be served with an additional protein dish such curry or sambal chicken or fish, or beef (rending).

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