Our Team


The Kechara Oasis team brings you a delectable array of bold vegetarian cuisine presented with artistic modern flair. Our chefs’ master skills are demonstrated in the menu that fuses famliar local flavours with exotic Himalayan specialities.

We pride ourselves for our exceptional quality, impeccable service and Eastern hospitality.

Irene Lim

Founder and Director

She is an avid traveller and well-versed in Buddhist philosophy, health, nutrition, meditative equipoise and tantra. Irene has raised funds for numerous charitable organisations and has led several pilgrimages to some of the world’s most sacred Buddhist sites.

The core of her life for the past 17 years has been and still is, the spiritual connection with her most precious teacher, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. Her odyssey of spiritual self-discovery through His Eminence’s teachings has enriched her life experience, resonating deeply throughout her entire being. Her spirituality has given great meaning to her life, transforming her mind, and leading her to find inner peace and happiness.

When prompted by His Eminence to start a vegetarian restaurant, Irene immediately embraced the idea with joy and has not looked back in her efforts to make His Eminence’s vision a reality.  She believes people deserve to experience taste, fun, joy, beauty, sustainable happiness, wealth, health and harmony.

Master Chef Au

Resident Head Chef

Chef Au’s gastronomic talent and innovative spirit has enabled Kechara Oasis to create many surprising and delightful signature dishes. With his assistant, Chef Nick, they form a formidable team in the kitchen.

I want to promote a vegetarian diet because I believe it is the best for
both us and the animals.

Chef Au

25 Responses to Our Team

  1. [...] from Louise and Yvonne of Kechara Discovery:
 a. Small Buddha x 20
 b. Clear Stupa x 1
 c. Chinese While i Still can x 1
 d. Flower [...]

  2. [...] KO staff bustling about, getting ready to feed 700 hungry guests! They’re all under KO’s Head Chef: Chef Au [...]

  3. [...] can be done, we have had to complete the soil investigation process. This was headed by KWPC executive committee member, Liaison Ngeow Voon Chin and took seven weeks, with Mr Ngeow being on site [...]

  4. [...] The team itself reflects the teachings they are working with. While many of them held highly respected and well-paid jobs as journalists, designers and business owners, they chose to trade in a life on the corporate ladder for the much more exciting and meaningful work of Dharma publishing. The trade-off was worth it – you’ll never see a happier, more fulfilled group of individuals who have that special fortune of working directly with Rinpoche’s teachings on a daily basis. [...]

  5. [...] they went, they contacted Kechara Care’s Nicholas Yu for the prayers done by KH. The group recited the Shantideva’s prayer, the Medicine Buddha mantra [...]

  6. [...] Wednesday, Nicholas Yu, James, Mr Lee and Mr Lee’s Nephew and Bonita released 200 kg of catfish in dedication [...]

  7. [...] and had a great day catching up on the progress of the organisation.  I must congratulate the Kechara House committee and everyone involved who made this gathering a [...]

  8. [...] over the top. They have plenty of signature and special recipes and dishes that resident chef, Chef Au, [...]

  9. [...] have asked her to share with the ladrang staff on how to cook her nutritious and very delicious vegetarian soup. They are very, very good for your [...]

  10. [...] Ruby Khong (President of KSK), Justin Cheah (Project Director) and Chuah Siong Woan (Treasurer) are those 3 [...]

  11. [...] that were part of that team was Khor (driver), Kwok Wai (committee member of KSK), Christine, Siong Woan (Treasure of KSK), Jasmine, Tek [...]

  12. [...] Julia Tan (Vice-President of Kechara Soup Kitchen) 2. Susan Lim (Liaison and E-communication Manager of [...]

  13. [...] Albert (Outlet Manager of KP 1U) and Wan (Outlet Manager of KP SS2) were the organizers this year, and they really made it an exciting and festive event! [...]

  14. [...] 2 months ago, it was decided by the Kechara Education Committee that they wanted to step up their education classes. They wanted to hold classes for more serious [...]

  15. [...] Roth is none other then KMP’s CEO Liaison Phng Li Kim’s youngest boy. He is very playful and very cute. He actively participates in MKC (Manjushri Kids [...]

  16. [...] things like shopping did! Then when I came back from China for a 2 week holiday, I saw what my mum, Dato’ Ruby Khong, did and how she made KSK (Kechara Soup Kitchen) grow and that inspired [...]

  17. [...] Liaison and Director of Kechara Paradise outlets Mr. Henry Ooi is my long time Dharma student, confidante and friend. He is a very caring person and is always looking out for his team. He wanted the boys to live in a comfortable environment with their own rooms, space and yet would also be convenient for them to get around easily. Henry requested me to give this house a name so I named it Dzambala House, after the Buddha of Wealth and Prosperity. It is conveniently located near public transport, and with a lot of food stalls and shops around. It is very easy for the boys – how lucky they are!!! What a great reward from the outlets for working hard in Dharma! Plus any other staff who wish to stay in this house due to late night projects, road shows etc., are more than welcome as there is an extra guest room for them to stay in – how convenient! [...]

  18. [...] I first requested Liaison Irene Lim, who is one of my oldest students and a friend for 19 years now, to open up a Vegetarian restaurant [...]

  19. [...] the group was Irene Lim (Director of Kechara Oasis), Jeffrey Gan (Marketing Manager of Kechara Oasis) and Eddie Teoh [...]

  20. [...] Paradise (KP) under the leadership of Liaison Henry Ooi has spread its wings to Viva Home Mall. They have been looking for many many months since 2010 for [...]

  21. [...] not in Malaysia, not to worry, you can still get hold of this book if you are quick… Contact Deborah Pereira of Kechara Media & Publications (and cc to Phng Li Kim). They will help you with your [...]

  22. [...] am so happy to see this… my student Susan Lim from Kechara Media and Publications (KMP) is creative and decided to take the teachings I gave on [...]

  23. [...] Nicholas Yu, Phng Wee Liang, James Long and Andrew Boon went to Kepong Metropolitan Park to release 488kg of [...]

  24. [...] the very first children’s comic book that Kechara has published. It was initiated by the Kechara House Education Committee (KHEC) and published by Kechara Media and Publications [...]