Almost all our guys at The Coconut Club have attended the HSBC Rugby 7’s over the last 3 years. It’s a rare team building moment for us as we open 7 days a week and we don’t always get the time to spend an afternoon having fun together. But the coolest thing that happened yesterday was having our Executive Chef, Hendra, leave us at 5pm for the Indonesian Embassy to vote for this year’s Presidential Elections! This power photo he took shows us his dedication both to his work and to his country! FYI he had to wait it out in a 2000 person queue sia!
Otak Master Wak is a man so vibrant and incandescent he can only be looked upon once in a while and only in black and white like how one may gaze upon the sun during an eclipse. He prepares our fish with the same respect an undertaker has for the dead bodies that pass through his mortuary. He may never have met them before but he knows they have been loved. The flesh, stripped from their skeleton is pounded with his bare fists till it has the texture of an overweight baby. He adds the fish meat together with his custom made spice paste into a steel bowl that is magically un-stainable. He mixes the ingredients by moving his gloved hand in a J shape while his other hand rotates the bowl in an anti-clockwise motion, his body rocking back and forth like Michael Jackson in a scene from thriller. Finally he prepares the packets of this magical mixture with finely steamed banana leaves so when you unfold them, they open like the perfectly formed lapels of a Giorgio Armani suit. Master Wak. Shokunin or madman? Cook or artist? These are questions only a person paid for the length of their Instagram posts and not the quality of them will ask.
Public Announcement 4819. We have had a sudden surge in customers over this last week and have been working hard to keep up. Over the last couple of years we have had to throw away thousands of kilos of food for quality and safety reasons. In this world that we live in now it just feels unconscionable to operate our business in this manner, that for the sake of profit we manage food supplies in a way that maximises our revenues but distorts market efficiencies in our food economy that creates this unnecessary burden on our planet. We have a new system now and hopefully it works a little better than the last one!
Afiq always makes it nice. He already makes the best cendol in the kitchen. And his staff meals are legendary. From Ayam Kicap to his Masak Lemak Labu, everything he makes is so god damn tasty. And it’s not just tasty, it’s comforting and soothing and it licks your body from the inside. You guys get to eat Nasi Lemak from 11-3. But the real magic happens when the doors are closed and Afiq works the stove to cook for his mates. You’re gonna be tasting some of his home cooked meals soon enough so stay tuned! . . #makeitnice #homecooking #bringingitback #thecoconutclub