Born in Penang, where Channel 4’s Indian Summers is filmed, Norman Musa is a rising star, passionate ambassador for Malaysian food and an all-round nice guy.
He has featured on Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes (BBC2), Sunday Brunch (Channel 4), MasterChef Malaysia, Islam Channel, BBC World & other TV and radio channels. He also regularly features at top food festivals around the UK, Europe and Malaysia.
Co-founder of Ning restaurant, Manchester, UK, he has a culinary studio and restaurant in Banting, Malaysia.
Most recently, he has been appointed Kuala Lumpur’s food ambassador.
Self-taught and inspired by his late mum, his cooking has won the plaudits of Michelin-starred chefs, and now teaches regularly at cookery schools, including west London’s famous Leiths School of Food & Wine, in his typically engaging style.
Chef for the former Caterham Formula One team in 2010, he went on to become the UK’s Young Asian & Oriental Chef of the Year and a member of the UK Hospitality Guild’s Young Hall of Fame in 2012.
Norman’s first book, AMAZING MALAYSIAN, (Square Peg) came out in February 2016, and received advance praise from the likes of Tom Kerridge and Ken Hom. His new book ASIAN BOWL FOOD will be published by Pavilion Books in September 2022.