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Fauzi Osman: Malaysian Chef Who Is King Of Gastronomical Fusion Food

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Imtiaz Ullah
Imtiaz Ullahhttps://nomadlawyer.org/about/
Imtiaz Ullah is the founder of travel website - NomadLawyer. A Corporate Lawyer, Senior Travel Correspondent, The Traveller Trails magazine and also acts as an Advisory Member, NGO - Sarvahitey. His travel philosophy is exploring new places, meeting new people, knowing the culture, eating like a local. He always believes in the idea-“ Don't just be a traveller but a Responsible one”.

Since foodporn is the new addiction. Celebrity chefs are gaining popularity around the globe. When it comes to Malaysian food, we have a royal gem. Fauzi Osman a Malysian celebrity chef has a royal bloodline from North Malaysia and he is a celebrated food artist. His Malaysian fusion inventions are a treat for all senses. Being a globe trotter he has gathered out worldly flavors on the platter.

Fauzi Osman
Keris, inherited from his ancestors who were royal/noble family of North Malaysia
Fauzi Osman
Charles Bridge, Czech Republic with Chef Haris from New York
Fauzi Osman
Live performance by his band in Czech Repuplic

Meet Fauzi Osman, a very colorful person who wears different hats. He hails from Penang Malaysia, he was a musician from 1985 – 1995 and played with local bands in Malaysia and Philippines. Currently, he works as a Consultant and teaches Malaysian recipes in the famous JOM JOM Malay restaurant in Delhi, India. 

Here is the link to Jom Jom Malay:


Jom Jom Malay, Ansal Plaza, New Delhi

When inflation set in during 1995, he moved to New York City and started  working with a restaurant as a “Bus Boy”, his work included  working in the restaurant and catering industry clearing tables, taking dirty dishes to the dishwasher, setting tables, refilling and otherwise assisting the waiting staff.

After a year experience on the floor. The Chef in the restaurant asked him to work in  the kitchen and he became a kitchen helper. It was then he gradually learnt cooking and then he unearthed his expertise in cooking and was exposed to different cuisines.

After,  9/11 attack, he shifted from New York. He met his wife in New York and got married there. His wife is from Melaka, Malaysia. She works in the Embassy.

He is also a Globetrotter, he learnt cooking in Brazil, worked in Holland, Czech Republic and many other places. At different places he gained experience in different cuisines. He also has gained expertise in creating fusion delicacies.

Currently, in India, he aspires to gain knowledge in Kashmiri, North Indian and North-Eastern cuisine. 

He ultimately plans to settle in Melaka, Malaysia where he will engage in organic farming and wishes to start a small restaurant.  Hope your dream comes true. I will surely visit Malaysia to meet you then.

I met Fauzi Osman, in Jom Jom restaurant at Ansal Plaza, Delhi. We struck a conversation over Malaysian food. He was surprised to see my knowledge in Malaysian local cuisine. I told him, ” I have been to Malaysia and also wrote a blog in this beautiful country. I am totally in love with Malaysian food.” 

We kept our conversations going and became friends. Thanks, chef for sharing your experience with me. We wish you all the best in life and hope we keep our friendship growing.

If you wish to know more about Malaysia, here is the link:


Photo gallery of dishes created by Chef Fauzi Osman.

Fauzi Osman
Sarang Barung
Arancini Nasi Goreng
Prawn Noodles
Ikan Belah Belakang
Roti Telur
Spaghetti Meat Ball
Ikan Sambal
Bihun Basah
Koew Teow Goreng
Korean Kim Chi
Roti John
Raging Salai
Nasi Lemak Ayam Bakar
Mee Lambak
Mee Soup
Kari Ikan
Dry Fruit Pan Cake
Sirap Jelly with coconut cream, fruits and nuts
Banana Chocolate
Murtabak Roti Jala
Roti Jala ice cream

Thank you, Your royal Highness!

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