Grand Launch of Kuala Lumpur Big Kitchen Festival 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015 0 Comments A+ a-

We were here for the Grand Launch and special media invitation on Friday 29th May 2015 to witness this KL Big Kitchen Festival that took place at Dataran Merdeka.
Cloudy sky and we enjoy taking pictures at this historical building

From the 29th to 31st May 2015, the food festival will bring together gastronomic delights from the 13 Malaysian states, making local and international foodies spoilt for choice with the range of over 60 food counters serving up only the best. The 3-day event is proudly presented by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism & Culture.

KL Big Kitchen Festival 2015 will boast 20 international and local chefs cooking 119 recipes and on the Padang, there will be 8 food Villages serving over 200 types of food prepared by over 10 vendors.

Samplings presents sampling of fine dining cuisines, Food Trucks and Mayor’s Courtyard will offer and intimate culinary experience.The 8 Food Villages include Negeri presenting dishes from 13 states, Warisan representing Malaysia heritage cuisine, Manisan showcasing a delectable range of desserts, Dulang will bring one back to the traditional experience of communal dining, Warung features handpicked “warungs” that offers KL’s bet street food, 

The Grand Launch was officiated by HRH the Queen of MalaysiaSeri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Sultanah Hajjah Haminah Hamidun. (Both photo credit to Wendy)
The Grand Launch was attended Minister of Federal Territory, YB Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor, Deputy Minister of Federal Territory YB Dato Dr Loga Bala Mohan Jaganathan, Secretary General of Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia, YBhg. Dato Ong Hong Peng, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, YBhg. Datuk Seri Hj Ahmad Phesal bin Hj Talib, Ambassadors, Dignitaries, government agencies, the festival partners and sponsors plus over 100 local and international media.

High tea sessions

Satay - from Malaysia Airline

Local chefs include Datuk Chef Wan Ismail, Dato’ Chef Ismail Ahmad, Chef Florence Tan, Chef Jochen Kern, Chef Malcom Goh, Chef Firdaus Hanan, Chef Dr Ezani, Chef Izyan Hani, Chef Anis Nabila, Chef Darren Chin and Chef Kamarul. Adding to the line-up are Malaysian born chefs who have made a mark overseas, Chef Adu Amran and Chef Isadora Chai. incidentally KL’s Food Ambassador Chef Norman Musa, the line-up includes Michelin star Chef Christian Mittermeier  from Germany, Chef Andrew Nutter and Chef Claire Ptak from UK, Chef Will Meyrick from Indonesia and Chef Cyril Rouquet from France.

Visitors will get the chance to meet with local and internationally renowned chefs as they conduct cooking workshops and demonstrations, give talks and interact with them. Visitors can also learn to prepare and cook some authentic Malaysian dishes, and get some useful tips from the experts themselves during the festival.

The festival will also have various interesting pop-up stalls :

·         The FAMA market selling tropical Malaysian fruits and fruit juices
·         The Spices and Malaysian purees “on- the go” stalls
·         Tuck shops selling Malaysian snacks like kerepek, coconut candy and dodol plus these shops will hold experiential demonstrations for tourists on heritage food like kuih bangkit, kuih bakar and kuih bahulu that will be made on “pangkin” with the “makciks”

With a single entry ticket, visitors will have the opportunity to attend all the cooking workshops and demonstrations (based on a first-come, first-serve basis as seats may be limited), listen to gastronomic talks and be entertained by cultural performances.

Food items may be purchased using “Kupang”, a specially designed token that will replace cash at the festival. The “Kupang” will be available in denominations of half Kupang, one Kupang and five Kupang. The “Kupang” can be purchased at the ticketing booth near the main entrance to the festival venue. The term “Kupang” is taken from the traditional Malay coin currency that was used in the Malay Peninsula since over a century ago.


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