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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Event/ Food: Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2014 Media Launch

Who doesn't love food? We've all heard of food festivals all over the world but did you know we have our very own GOURMET Food Festival in Malaysia too? On Friday 12th September 2014, the 14th Malaysia International Gourmet Festival was launched officially at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. 

It was officiated by YAM Tunku Laxamana Negeri Sembilan, Tunku Naquiyudding Tuanku Ja'afar, who is also the Royal Patron of MIGF. The event started with a speech by the Organising Chairman, Dato' Steve Day before the screening of the MIGF TV commercial followed by a runway entrace by the chefs with the theme "Red Hot Chefs!" This was then followed by the "Revealing of the Festival Billboard". 

Festival Sponsors (From left)- Ms Elynn Chuah, Assistant Brand Manager of Kronenbourg, Carlsberg Malaysia; Y. Brs. Dr. Junaida Lee Abdullah, Deputy Secretary General for the Ministry of Tourism and Culture; Royal Patron Tunky Naquiyuddin Tuanky Ja'afar; Chef Wan, Celebrity Chef; Organising Chairman Dato' Steve Day; Mr Johnny Khoo, General Manager, Sales & Marketing of Fujifilm and Ms Loo Hoey Theen, Senior Manager, Marketing of Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.

Throughout the event, you could see curious shoppers trying to get a look at the excitement. The event was also attended by Festival Advisory Committee members, restaurant owners, members of the media and online food writers.

Next, the event was followed by the "Review of the Festival Dishes".

The media launch then concluded with a Q&A session with the Organising Chairman, Royal Patron and Festival Sponsor - Ministry of Tourism & Culture.

Spot your favourite Red Hot Chefs' poster!

We got to walk around and take a look at the Festival Dishes as well and most of them are really too pretty to eat! Feast your eyes on these gorgeous dishes and if you'd like to see them close-up,you can take note of these important dates.

1st- 31st October 2014 - The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival
A fabulous month of Special Festive Menus in Malaysia's best restaurants 
For a list of participating restaurants, log on to

26th - 28th September 2014 - Taste MIGF (Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre) Super Gourmet Safari
26th September (11am - 4pm) - Epicure International Gourmet Village & Luxury Plus Showcase
27th & 28th September (11am - 10pm)Theatre of Cuisines (payment with Gourmet Dollars), Epicure International Gourmet Village & Luxury Plus Showcase (payment with cash & credit cards)
For more information, log on to

27th - 28th September - Taste MIGF Activities (Limited spaces, please pre-register at
Epicure Lifestyle Workshops (11am - 10pm) - Maser Chef's cooking classes and enjoy wine appreciation talks and other culinary happenings

LuxuryPlus Showcase Workshops (1pm - 8.30pm) - display of high end properties and investment opportunities

*.* Which is your favourite??

With my new friends :) 
From left: Puiyan, Mary Jane Tauyanm, Jessica, yours truly, Ashley! :D

OOTD: Top from Tanks for 5 // Midi skirt from Asian Avenue, Sunway Pyramid // Shoes from Taobao // Bag from LoveBag LoveBag.

We were then treated to lunch at ThirtyTwo Bistro & Bar at Oasis Boulevard, Sunway Pyramid. First time having beer in the afternoon HAHA. Too bad I didn't get to eat all the food because there was another event that I had to rush off to.

But at least I got to take a photo with Chef Wan! Been watching him on TV since young!

Can't wait to meet you girls again at the Gala Launch of TasteMIGF! :D
Update: Check out my Gala Launch experience!

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