The first dine-around dinner of MIGF 2015 last Wednesday 9 September 2015 was at The Food Studio at Amarin Kiara in Jalan Desa Kiara hosted by Cherry Lee of Macau Government Tourist Office Representative in Malaysia.
The Food Studio is not a restaurant per se but a cooking school like Cordon Bleu so the VIP guests of MIGF co-founders and organisers Dato Steve Day and Datin Su Day did not have to give points to the evening’s menu.
Normally, participating restaurants in MIGF create a special, value for money menu just for the duration of MIGF but if certain dishes prove a hit (as they always do), then they find their way into the main menu later!
The Food Studio is not open for lunch or dinner as you just cannot saunter in and order. Presiding head honcho Chef Paul who has been in Malaysia for 16 years and participated in the history inaugural MIGF 15 years ago, said, “The Food Studio caters for private events, gourmet cooking classes and fine catering. You can hold a private dinner for 20 people minimum at RM 200 per pax and we tailor made a nice menu to your taste.”
However, Chef Paul did not have anything to do with the Macau Dinner which was created specifically for the occasion by famous Macau chef Antonieta Fernandes Manhao flown in from Macau. She is half Portuguese and half Chinese as Macau was a Portuguese colony until it rejoined mainland China.
Beamed the chef, “I also have a food studio in Macau so drop by next time you are in town! Tonight’s cooking is not 100% authentic as no wine and pork are used but I hope you will still enjoy a taste of Macau.”
The evening was graced by Royal Patron of MIGF the Tunku Laksmana of Negeri Sembilan Y.A.M Tunku Naquiyuddin Tuanku Jaafar who has been Royal Patron for 15 years!
Almost all had never been to The Food Studio which was introduced to them by Datin Su Day who is a Cordon Bleu chef herself!
So it was very pleasant and interesting evening as Chef Antonieta introduced each of the 7 courses, including a ‘lala’ dish and meat with caramel or as Chef Wan said, ‘kicap manis’!
THE FOOD STUDIO IS LOCATED INSIDE THIS STYLISH BUILDING
THE FOOD STUDIO
LOOK AT GOLDEN BULL
THIS IS THE ENTRANCE
CHERRY LEE, DATIN SU DAY, DATIN SYLVIA KOH, DATIN TEO NAI YEE AND DATO EDDIE TEO
BILLY LEONG OF THE SETTLEMENT HOTEL MALACCA AND BMC TRAVEL AND SHIRLEY TAY OF ASIAREACH MEDIA
DATO KEE HUA CHEE IN LORD'S TAILOR BESPOKE BLAZER, BILLY LEUNG, WORLD FAMOUS DATO CHEF WAN AND PATRICK GOI
MATTHEW NAYLOR AND DATIN NAI YEE
MATTHEW NAYLOR, DATIN TEO NAI YEE AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
THE FOOD STUDIO KITCHEN IS IN FULL VIEW OF DINERS
BEAUTIFUL SETTING WITH NICE VIEWS
TERENCE CHEW SUN CHAN AND DATO EDDIE TEO
YAP LEE HIANG AND JASON LIM OF GOLDEN TOURWORLD
CHERRY LEE, DATIN SU DAY, DATO ALICE CHOON OF POH KONG, GARY CHANG AND SHIRLEY TAY OF ASIAREADCH MEDIA
CHEF ANTONEITA FERNANDES MANHAO FROM MACAU AND CHERRY LEE
2 HOT VIPS
CHEF PAUL, DATO ALICE CHOON AND CHERRY LEE
ROYAL PATRON OF MIGF TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKY JAAFAR AND DATO SIMON FOONG OF AQUARIA
KITCHEN UTENSILS AND ALL
DATO STEVE DAY THE FOUNDER ORGANISER OF MIGF WHO DESERVES A TAN SRI-SHIP FOR HIS DEDICATION, BILLY LEONG, SHIRLEY TAY AND KEY SOON YUE
CHEF PAUL AND Y.A.M TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR
DATO STEVE DAY AND CHERRY LEE
DATO THOMAS WONG AND DATIN MANDY PAK GREETING ROYAL PATRON
DATO SIMON FOONG
CHEF ANTONIETA MANHAO WITH TEAM MEMBER
DATIN SYLVIA KOH AND DATIN TINA ALI ABDUL KADIR
EUNICE WONG AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
GREAT WALLS OF FIRE
DATIN SU DAY, Y.M TUNKU MUDZAFFAR, Y.A.M TUNKU DARA TAN SRI TUNKU NAQUIAH TUANKU JAAFAR AND DATO STEVE DAY
CHERRY LEE KOWTOWING TO DATO STEVE DAY?
TUNKU DARA TUNKU NAQUIAH, TUNKU MUDZAFFAR AND DR BEH CHOR KIM OF HEARTSCAN INTERNATIONAL
DR BEH IS FAMOUS HEART AND CANCER SPECIALIST
DATO STEVE DAY HOLDING COURT
CHEF ANTONEITA FERNANDES MANHAO
CHEF ANTONEITA EXPLAINING EACH COURSE
MOVING FROM TABLE TO TABLE
STAFF OF ASIAREACH MEDIA
CHEF WAN HOLDING KICAP MANIS BOTTLES! AKA CARAMEL IN MACAU!
CHEF WAN IS STUNNED OVER KICAP MANIS USED IN GOURMET COOKING!
TUNKU DARA, DATO EDDY TEO AND CHEF ANTONIETA
TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN SPOKE ON BEHALF OF DINERS AND THANKED CHERRY LEE AND MACAU TOURIST OFFICE
TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR SPOKE ON HIS RECENT TRIP TO MACAU AND THE LINKS TO THE 3 'M'S---MALACCA, MALAYSIA AND MACAU
CHERRY LEE THANKING MIGF ROYAL PATRON FOR GRACING THE OCCASION
DATO STEVE DAY CONCLUDING THE EVENING
CHEF WAN COMMENTING ON THE KICAP MANIS (SWEET SOYA SAUCE) HIS MOTHER USED TO COOK CHICKENS WITH WHEN HE WAS A CHILD AND NOW USED IN MACAU! THERE THEY CALL IT CARAMEL
IRREPRESSIBLE AS EVER!
CHERRY LEE AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
CHEF PAUL AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
THE DISHES ON MACAU NIGHT MENU
KALE AND POTATO SOUP
SALTED COD IN COCONUT CREAM
MINCED MEAT IN SOYA SAUCE WITH WHITE STEAMED RICE
SERRADURA DESSERT IS SAWDUST PUDDING