How to Make a Juicy Beef Tenderloin

Beef Tenderloin is very easy to make and is a wonderfully tender roast. This recipe by Nik Michael Imran teaches you how to impress your family and friends with minimal effort.



  • 700-800g beef
  • 5 serai
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3 inch fresh kunyit
  • 3 tbs cooking oil



1. Blend ingredients in the food processor until fine.
2. Pour over beef….season with salt and sugar .
3. Sprinkle leaves from 2 sprigs of thyme on top.
4. Pop it into the oven for 30 minutes at 200C.

5. Prepare cicah kicap

  • 1/2 cup kicap manis cap kipas udang
  • 6 shallots finely minced
  • 2 red chillies finely minced
  • Juice from 1 Limau Kasturi

6. Slice, serve and enjoy.

Nik Michael Imran

Butterkicap Culinary Brand Director

Chef Nik is known for always managing to push the boundaries of fusion cuisine to bring vibrant and tantalising creations to the table. Perhaps this is in part due to a combination of his passion for Malaysian food and culture, his Australian-Malaysian heritage and the exposure he gained at age 9 picking up cooking skills from his father, an Australian trained chef. Chef Nik was first introduced to the spotlight in 2011, when he was one of 24 finalists drafted out of 500 contestants in the first season of Masterchef Malaysia. By 2012, Chef Nik embarked on a culinary journey with his father opening comfort food restaurant PickNIK in Kuala Lumpur. Fast forward to 2017, Chef Nik and a group of friends decided to work together to spread happiness, and create unity by using the power of Malaysian food. With their sleeves rolled up, they built Butterkicap, a new independent food platform dedicated to branding Malaysian food and culture. With his engaging personality paired with the passion for extreme sports and tech gaming, he always sparks conversations with a smile and some form of witty banter.

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