I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be doing my first pop-up dinner at Tomatito on Wednesday, July 15!

Unbeknownst to many of you, I love to cook as much as I like to eat. When I get a breather, I steady myself with some good home cooked food. I’m not a chef. I just cook what I like to eat.

Food blogger Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence does a Malaysian pop-up dinner at Tomatito.

For the next edition of Miércoles Calientes at Tomatito, I’ll be doing a guest shift with dishes from Malaysia, where I’m from. It’s a small taste of home, but one I’m excited to share with you!

Food blogger Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence does a Malaysian pop-up dinner at Tomatito.
Photo by Elaine Koo

Also, huge thank you to Chef Koen & Tomatito for inviting me to share the kitchen!

Malaysian Pop-Up Dinner Menu

Crispy pork belly "siu yok". Food blogger Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence does a Malaysian pop-up dinner at Tomatito, Shanghai.
Crispy Pork Belly (¥80) – Five-spice roasted pork belly served with whole grain mustard.
Vinegar pork trotters. Food blogger Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence does a Malaysian pop-up dinner at Tomatito, Shanghai.
Vinegar Pork Trotters (¥60) – Pork trotters and pork shoulder stewed low and slow in vinegar, ginger, garlic, and chilies until tender, served over potatoes. (It’s traditionally eaten with rice, but let’s change it up.)
Curried bitter gourd fries. Food blogger Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence does a Malaysian pop-up dinner at Tomatito, Shanghai.
Bitter Gourd Fries (¥35) – Bitter gourd seasoned with curry powder and deep-fried.
Mackerel with sambal belacan. Food blogger Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence does a Malaysian pop-up dinner at Tomatito, Shanghai.
Grilled Mackerel (¥50) – Grilled mackerel fillet served with belacan, shrimp paste chili sauce.
Belacan fried chicken. Food blogger Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence does a Malaysian pop-up dinner at Tomatito, Shanghai.
Belacan Fried Chicken (¥50) – Chicken marinated in shrimp paste and soya sauce overnight, battered and deep-fried.
Nasi Lemak, Malaysia's National Dish. Food blogger Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence does a Malaysian pop-up dinner at Tomatito, Shanghai.
Nasi Lemak (¥90)

Nasi Lemak is Malaysia’s national dish. It is the Breakfast of Champions! (Yes, we eat this for breakfast!) It’s jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk, served with fried chicken (same as above), sambal belacan, hard boiled eggs, cucumber, roasted peanuts, and fried anchovies.

For dessert, it’s Banana Fritters (¥40) with vanilla ice cream.

Tomatito’s regular menu will also be available.

Tomatito Shanghai.
Tomatito Shanghai.

Drinks Situation

For drinks, there’s specials on Shanghai’s Witchcraft Brewery beers. A light, hoppy, easy-drinking Session IPA and a malty, bitter-sweet Amber Ale, both ¥35 a glass.

Plus, buy-one-get-one Estrella draft and G&Ts.

Witchcraft Brewing craft beer Shanghai.
Photo by Tom Collier
Food blogger Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence does a Malaysian pop-up dinner at Tomatito, Shanghai.

The menu above is available from 5:30pm to late on Wednesday, July 15.

Limited seating available—please do book ahead!

Click here to book.


Malaysian Pop-Up Dinner At Tomatito
by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence
When: 5:30pm-late, Wednesday, July 15
Address: Infinitus Mall, 3/F, W08-10, 168 Hubin Lu, near Jinan Lu湖滨路168号无限极荟购物中心3楼W08-10, 近济南路
Tel: 62598671