Joy On a Plate, From the Pastry Princess
If the recent Jakarta weather brings the gloomy in you, maybe head over to Nomz and indulge yourself with comfort desserts to bring back the sunny mood.
“It is a pleasure for me to feed people, especially dessert. I really can spoil people with my dessert”, said Kimmy with sparkle in her eyes.
The seed of sharing food food was first planted from watching her mother cook in the kitchen. She was really amazed on how cooking works, especially when her mom bakes.
“How come from scaling and mixing flour, eggs and sugar, and then put the mix in the oven, you can have something completely in different shape. It was like magic for me”, said Kimmy. The magic would went on as her family gather together on the table, enjoying her mother’s creation with happiness.
She worked hard to convince her family of the path she chose, leading her to work at Peter Doyle’s, Tetsuya’s, Adriano Zumbo’s Patisseries, and also becoming assistant of Kristen Tibbals in Melbourne. She gained a lot of inspiration, and the most important thing, confidence, from all the big names, which led her to makes her who she is and Nomz Kitchen & Pastry today.
Now, her goal is to improve; she wants to be more creative and innovative. “I want to learn the new pastry skill or technique that become trend out there”, said Kimmy.
As we talked, Kimmy showed some of her new creations: a line-up of beautiful fruit-shaped pastries called The Apple of My Eye, Pear Me Up and My Vitamin C and also Chocolate Irish Crème Verrine and R-velvet Rocher.
If I was pushed to pick, my favorite would My Vitamin C which took the shape of ripe tangerine. There is a lot of going on this pastry, it is not only focusing on the flavor balance but the texture also fun. It comes with milk chocolate chantilly with orange liquid in the center, then caramel cardamom, chocolate sponge and chocolate sable that completed the combination, finished withy orange chocolate spray. This took me to a relaxed moment amids the lush surroundings in Ubud, Bali.
All of these pastries are the reflection of Kimmy’s character, a maximum attention on details and how she always put crunchy texture on her creation. She can get any ideas from anywhere, but mostly her creation came from her endless experiment in the kitchen, she said.
“Until now, my dessert concept is focusing on how make people happy”, said Kimmy. A concept that actually never change since the time her heart flutter watching her mom cook.
NOMZ KITCHEN AND PASTRY
Grand Indonesia East Mall Ground Floor
Jalan M.H. Thamrin No.1