The Amazing Automatic Cooking Robot

By P Chong                            10 April 2010

Reporters Shooting at Robot-Cooked Food

I wonder whether we “live to eat or eat to live”.

Whatever, eating is an integral part of life. Eating is life’s pleasure & variety is the spice of life. Its pleasure has increased progressively & abundantly with the availability of global foods, food technology, cooking facilities & amenities.

For the gourmet group, not only do they derive pleasure from eating, they also indulge in cooking shows or demonstrations by qualified chefs. No doubt too the same goes for the average consumers. Not knowing to cook well does not handicap lots of eager hands willing & ready to learn & attempt. Food need not be expensive nor exclusive . . . for the test is in the eating. To a large extent, it depends upon food preparation & cooking.

To quote the words of Marcel Boulestin, chef & food writer (1878 – 1943):

. . . the pleasure of eating something because it is expensive has absolutely nothing to do with the taste of good cuisine.”

Food lovers have been known to savour every known restaurant in town and some sticking on to their favourite haunts. Another category of people I know collect recipes but never really achieving anything out of the habit. What if there is a machine – a mechanical device . . . an automatic cooking robot to cook your favourite dishes? This is not just a concept or a futile dream in our modern day life style, where convenience & labour saving are so priceless.

Yes! Your dream is a reality today. In Yangzhou, east China’s Jiangsu province, the students from Yangzhou University have made this possible. It’s developed jointly by Shanghai Jiatong University in conjunction with an enterprise from Shenzhen.

In a report by CCTV on April 7, 2010, the university students demonstrated the culinary skills of their newly invented “Automatic Cooking Robot”. It can cook like any professional chef, and not just one dish, but a host of 600 kinds of dishes.

One lady friend of mine Amy has this to say: “I shall apply for redundancy payment from Nigel and offer him this?”

Another food enthusiast Martin was saying: “I am not sure how this is done. But it does sound like a great idea in western society where food is more expensive. Asian markets have hawkers and it is so economical to eat out. Good idea for the future.”

Students from Yangzhou University operate an automatic cooking robot in Yangzhou, east China’s Jiangsu Province, April 7, 2010. (Picture: Xinhua/Zhao Jun)

Girls tasting food by automatic cooking robot

Come & taste

Then have your say!

Satay Mu – Authentic Malaysian Chinese Restaurant

Introducing you to . . .

By Paul Chong          Friday, 11 December 2009

Authentic Malaysian Satay with Gravy, 'Pulut', Cucumber & Onions

Whether you eat to live

Or live to eat

Come & eat

Healthy & be fit!

(Dine-in or takeaway)

Announcing to all students & staff at Murdoch University, Murdoch College, residents from Bullcreek, Murdoch. Winthrop, Booragoon, Kardinya & places near or far to this new “boutique” Malaysian Chinese restaurant in South Street, cnr. of Gilbertson Road next to Chicken Treat. It’s affordable, good value for money, & the choicest authentic Malaysian Chinese cuisine.

I am no cuisine writer & a professional will surely do a greater justice to the proprietress Irene & her son Andrew Ng – to give you a better description & a taste of what menu they have to offer. However, they say the test is in the eating. We sure know a good thing when we taste it!

Customer Daniel (L from Malaysia) with Peggy & friend Raymond

Our closely-knit senior group of over 55 have been going round for lunches in Perth & the suburbs. We’ve been virtually everywhere it’s good – you name it we’ve tried it!

Proprietress Irene Seated Middle

Yesterday we found this new eating place & we vowed that we would be there more often now for our gathering & fellowship . . .

Food’s good

Price’s fair

Service’s excellent

Friendliness fills the air.

This is one restaurant with a difference . . . & the difference grows & shows with your unfailing patronage.

For the Karaoke lovers & enthusiasts, you’d be interested to know that Proprietress Irene is a true professional singer, rendering Mandarin songs with her rich melodious voice in easy sweet refrain. She sings English too.

Opening Hours:

Everyday: 11 am – 9 pm

Monday Closed

Phone: (08) 9314 2828

Address: No 17/19, South Street, Kardinya Square, Kardinya 6163

(Next to Chicken Treat)