21 April 2014

PRESS CONFERENCE @ KOTA KINABALU FOOD & BAKERY BAKE FIESTA 2014

The press conference for the Kota Kinabalu Food & Bakery Bake Fiesta 2014 was held at The GLASS Grill & Bar and we were honoured to be invited by the organizers. Read on for more info on this great event!

Executive Director of KKFBBF, Mr Alfred Allen
Sabah’s love affair with food continues!
April is truly a month for celebration - as food lovers and bakery aficionados can now indulge in even more sumptuous delights at the upcoming Kota Kinabalu Food & Bakery Bake Fiesta (KKFBBF) held on 26-27 April 2014 at Suria Sabah Shopping Complex, Ground Floor, Atrium.

KK city is known as a laidback, friendly city and is home to a kaleidoscope of mixed races of Sabah natives, Chinese, Bruneian, Indian, Japanese, Korean and Western folk as well. This cultural mix is the result of our city’s history and community from the time it was known as Jesselton – until it became Kota Kinabalu when Malaysia was formed in 1963.

Before 1880s, there was not a variety of food in Sabah. Natives would walk along the Salt Trails from the hilly areas of the Crocker Range to the coastline to barter jungle resources for salted fish and other produce. However, the first bakery shop opened near Gaya Street (along Jalan Pantai block) in the early 1900s and since then, people of KK have grown to love bakery as part and parcel of their everyday life.

As our city grew, so did its population. People from different backgrounds and origins who travelled to KK and fell in love with our city life here, brought along their own staple foods, which can now be enjoyed by everyone. Therefore the kind of food featured in KKFBBF 2014 is in fact, a showcase of the variety of delicious food now available in KK and we are proud to have been able to bring them all together in this event.

There will be eight (8) categories of food and bakery-related aspects featured during KKFBBF 2014:

1)                 Restaurants
2)                 Cafes
3)                 Bakery
4)                 Food & Beverage (F&B) franchises
5)                 Food Academy
6)                 F&B Producer/Supplier
7)                 Consumer/Household Products
8)                 Food Kiosk

Apart from the amazing array of culinary and bakery delights offered, there will be numerous exciting activities during KKFBBF 2014 including a ‘Pizza acrobatic performance’ introduced by Fonterra brands (M) Sdn. Bhd., a Candy Grab Games, a ‘Guess the Weight of The Cake’ contest, a virtual Sushi making challenge, as well as a Cupcake & Cake Deco competition. These activities will be held during the two-day event – with attractive prizes to be won by the lucky winners.

A live cooking demonstration using Thermomix – noted as ‘the world’s smartest cookware system’ will be one of the highlights of KKFBBF 2014. Ascot Academy KK Food & Bakery Bake Fiesta Official Academy will also be doing a culinary presentation to showcase their student’s spectacular culinary skills - and visitors to KKFBBF 2014 will also have the opportunity to learn DIY fondant art sponsored by Angie Cake Art.

School kids will also have a chance to take part in a Drawing & Colouring competition organized by GlobalArt (Damai) in conjunction with KKFBBF 2014. Let their creativity shine as they pit their drawing skills, ideas and colouring talents to win special prizes proudly sponsored by The Cups.

Are you an expert at taking selfies? Take part in the ‘Easy Chef’ Selfie Contest sponsored by Glory International Holdings Sdn. Bhd. As the supplier for chef international apparels, they will be giving away attractive prizes to the Winner voted the Most Creative in their selfie photo. It’s that simple!

All walk-in visitors to KKFBBF 2014 will have a chance to enjoy the innovation and nutritional goodness of ‘3-second fresh lemonade’ during the Thermomix cooking demo as well as to try free samples of tasty food and pastries offered daily during the event. Visitors will also be entitled to register free for the Lucky Draw contest and are eligible to redeem one bottle of drinking water each from K2, on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For those planning to indulge their taste buds at the upcoming KKFBBF 2014, they are also encouraged to visit each participating food stall - as each food stall will also be having their own food promotion activity and contests happening at their respective booths.  

KKFBBF 2014 is a happy celebration of KK lifestyle, good cuisine and bakery – just the way that KK city folks like it. Enjoy good food, enjoy Life! 

We hope that Sabahans, fellow Malaysians, our guests from other countries will all come and join us to savor the delectable array of dishes, cakes, pastries and other food items that will be featured at the food stations, prepared by 39 of Kota Kinabalu’s best food outlets and suppliers. Entrance is Free and we warmly welcome the public to bring their families for an enjoyable family weekend experience.

KKFBBF 2014 is organized by Eleventh Avenue Marketing and co-organized by KK Food Events Dot Com together with Seedcreation.com. We proudly supported by The Glass Restaurant @ Suria Sabah Shopping Complex, as the press conference venue sponsor with 1Bakery as our event co-sponsor.

K2 is the Official Drinking Water for KKFBBF 2014, together with INDOCAFE, Ayam Brand and TheCups as event product sponsors and we are also proud to be supported by the prestigious Ascot Academy for this inaugural event in Kota Kinabalu. 

We would also like to thank the local media for their support and for highlighting this event. Good things are meant to be shared – and thus we hope that you too, will also come to try the food during the event and share our celebration of food and cuisine.

Last but not least, we would like to express our sincere appreciation and thank you to all our amazing sponsors and wonderful participants for their participation in KKFBBF 2014. Thank you so much for being part of this event and we hope that we will see your participation again in the near future. 

The layout of the list of events and participants:


Fiesta Participant

Participants
Fiesta Activity 
Sushi Virtual Making Games                               1 Food Token Apply
KKFBBF Tic Tac Challenge                               1 Food Token Apply
Candy Grab                                                        1 Food Token Apply
Guess the Weight of the Cake                              2 Food Token Apply
(With purchase of RM10.00 to redeem 1 “Food Token”)

26th April 2014                                                   27th April 2014
Globalart (Damai) Coloring Contest          Globalart (Damai) Clay Contest

1pm-2pm                                                            12pm-2pm
Demo by Ascot Academy                             Demo by Ascot Academy

2pm-3pm                                                            2pm-3pm
Cooking demo by Thermomix                    cooking demo by Thermomix

3pm-5:30pm                                                      3pm-4:25pm

Fonterra Brands (M) Sdn Bhd                     Fonterra Brands (M) Sdn Bhd


The Sponsors & Participants
A photo shoot with Mr Alfred, Mr Frankie (Foodiotkk Blogger), and Mr Ken (malaysiacuisine.com)


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17 April 2014

KK Food & Bakery Bake Fiesta 1st Edition @ Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu


malaysiacuisine.com is proud to announce that we are the official media partner for one of KK's finest food event coming to the city! Kota Kinabalu Food & Bakery Bake Fiesta (KKFBBF) is organizing this wonderful platform that revisits KK's finest local delicacies that is sure to open up your tastebuds! Enjoy games, lucky draws, demo shows that is fit for anyone from urban families to international tourists held on the 26th & 27th April 2014. Most importantly, admission is free!!




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16 April 2014

my Elephant Thai Restaurant @ Section 17, Petaling Jaya

After going into a hiatus of posting food posts since work is piling up more than ever, I finally get a short break to catch up on all the leftover posts that I have not yet posted. Now, ever since my friend from KK arrived, we had a great Thai lunch in one of Klang Valley's hidden gem @ my Elephant!

Rice + Tom Yum Soup (RM11.90)
 As we arrived during lunch, we were handed out set lunch menu that ranges from RM 9.90 and includes a fresh pandan drink in every meal. After trying real authentic Tom Yum Soup in Bangkok, I decided to try their version of Tom Yum soup served with brown rice, sliced fruits, and Thai mango salad. The mango salad quite refreshing with a twist of spiciness and bold flavours.

Rice + Tom Yum Soup (RM11.90)
The Tom Yum soup however was made not as spicy as the real ones, but the flavours of the assorted seafood and spices really gives a kick in every sip I took. Thumbs up for this dish!

my Elephant's Pad Thai (RM9.90)
 Next, a simple representation of Thai laksa using Thai kuay tiao (taste like Lo Shu Fun) that was pan fried really well and topped off with spicy sour sweet sauce. My, they weren't kidding as it was spicy that empowers a strong flavour.

Fresh Panda Drink (included in set lunch)

Yum Mamuang (RM 10)

Yum Mamuang (RM 10)

Of course, we have to add a side salad dish to add more greens in our tummy :P. This green mango salad was served with assorted seafood that were quite fresh and bathe with their secret chili dressing. This do taste similiar to the side salad served with our main dishes though.

Lunch time!


Overall, we had a great time as compared to commercialized Thai restaurant, my Elephant has lived up to its standard of flavour and authenticity. However, there is no Wifi here provided though. Will visit sometime again soon as it just nearby my place :D.

Address:

Block C-G4, 
Happy Mansion, Section 17,, J
alan 17/13, Seksyen 17, 
46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
010-220 1283
http://www.myelephant.com.my/

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30 March 2014

International Secretaries' Week Luncheon Promo 2014 @ Pearl International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Salam Mesra from Pearl International Hotel !

Come 25th April 2014 , all bosses will stand on ovation and pay special tribute to all secretaries, personal assistants and confidantes through the worldwide tradition of  International Secretaries' Week.

At Pearl , we join all appreciative bosses in the corporate world to share this joy of recognizing all secretaries through an enchanting afternoon of our International Secretaries' Week “ Colours of Asia ” Luncheon on Friday, 25th April 2014.

Enjoy widespread of Asian Signature Cuisines specially created by our Executive Chef - Chef Hisham and his dedicated kitchen team. Great menus of delectable Malaysian Nasi Kerabu , healthy Japanese sushi and sashimi , enchanting Thai Beef Glass Noodles, scrumptious Korean BBQ meatballs and many more than your eyes can feast .

A very special talk on effectively relieving stress and anxiety using an aged-old flower remedy from England will be presented by Miss Katherine Khoo, a certified practitioner from BACH FLOWER REMEDIES MALAYSIA.

Come find out more on how this 80 over years Bach Flower remedies from England has helped many people including professionals and celebrities to effectively overcome stress.

Also, participating sponsors will be offering some good deals on health and wellness supplements, products etc.Not to miss out is the lucky draws with some big prizes to win and the event will be accompanied by light music entertainment.

All these for RM108 nett per person or enjoy 19% discount before 15th April 2014 when you purchase a minimum of 10 persons at RM880 nett ( Special Voucher Offer ).  

Call 603-7983 1111 ext. 3309 for details now. Thank you and anticipating your early reservation soon.
Come and have a hearty and enjoyable dining experience at Pearl. 



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29 March 2014

PastaPasta @ Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu

If you are on a rush for lunch and having a tight budget, you can visit PastaPasta in Gaya Street that serves fast food pasta of your choice. Although the flavours were not really great, but for RM 6.50, its a bargain!

PastaPasta Menu
First, choose your type of pasta, then your sauce base, and finally your topping to toss the pasta in!

Deco

Rotini + Carbonara + Italian Sausage ( RM 6.50)
The pasta was undercooked as it was harder on the inside, the carbonara sauce was diluted where there is no creamy essence at all. Not a big fan of this.

Penne + Pesto + Beef Bacon & Mushroom ( RM 6.50)
This combo was quite nice as the taste was not so oily but quite refreshing, however the pasta should be cooked a little longer.

PastaPasta
Our verdict? Just plain jane if you are not a fussy eater but wants to fill up your tummy on a cheap price.

Address:
108, Gaya Street, 
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 
Malaysia

Telephone: 088-280790
E-mail: info@pastapasta.com.my
http://www.pastapasta.com.my/


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