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4th Flavours of Malaysia Food Festival the Grace Brasserie from 26 September to 13 October 2013

September 17, 2013 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

“For the fourth consecutive year, The Grace Hotel Sydney, together with Federal Hotels International, The Federal Kuala Lumpur, in association with Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines, are pleased to present the 4th Flavours of Malaysia Food Festival as Sydney swings into a month-long celebration of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival this October whilst Malaysia commences the three-month Fabulous Food 1Malaysia dining feast – enjoy fine dining in October, ASEAN food in November and delicious street food in December.

ÅFood Tourism plays a vital role.  The theme of Visit Malaysia Year 2014 is “Celebrating 1Malaysia…Truly Asia” serves to highlight Malaysia’s brand of harmony in a land of cultural diversity and cuisines.  Flavours of Malaysia is a sumptuous feast for the senses and a tantalizing insight into the unique rich cultural heritage and culinary diversity of Malaysia, Truly Asia.  These tempting delicacies will feature our well-loved local recipes from traditional favourites to the famed hawker fares; including ever-lasting favourites from Tunku’s Kitchen belonging to Malaysia’s beloved first Prime Minister, Y.T.M. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Haj.  We are pleased to take you on this culinary journey in conjunction with Tourism Malaysia’s “Fabulous Food 1Malaysia” and Visit Malaysia Year 2014 to celebrate and promote Malaysia’s unique, multi-cultural, rich food heritage to the world.  It’s that time of the year again when food connoisseurs take on the rich culinary fabulous food adventure of great dining, which is now an integral part of the Tourism Ministry’s Fabulous Food 1Malaysia initiative, further enhancing Malaysia’s appeal as a choice destination for dining, shopping, sightseeing and culture amongst others.  Malaysia is the perfect food haven destination given the rich cultural influences, and Flavours of Malaysia is an ideal opportunity to showcase the fabulous cuisines of the Southern States of Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor, an irresistible variety of tastes and flavours.  Last year, over half a million Australians travelled to Malaysia, making Australia the eighth top tourist generating market to the Country as per Tourism Malaysia statistics 2012.” Ms Ooi Lee Ping, Director of Group Marketing, Sales & Business Development and Operations of Federal Hotels International said.

“Flavours of Malaysia is back to take you on another adventurous journey of gastronomy discovery for three weeks from 26 September to 13 October 2013 where Grace Brasserie will be transformed into a culinary journey of Malaysian food extravaganza as guests are invited to taste an aromatic menu prepared by our Malaysian chefs namely Head Chef Tan Kok Siong, Chef Sharun bin Ramli, Chef Adinnin bin Amat Usop and Chef Harmizie bin Mohamad.  This is an exclusive opportunity to experience Malaysian cuisines, and this year’s highlight will be the specialty dishes from the Southern States of Malaysia specifically the Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor, inspired by a rich cultural history, at either a lunch or dinner buffet, as these top chefs are specially flown in from Kuala Lumpur to showcase the exotic flavours of Malaysia.  We are pleased to work with Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines once again, and we are pleased that Ayam Brand and Halal Enterprises Pty Ltd are also supporting the event this year.  Guests will get a chance to win many great prizes such as a return ticket on Malaysia Airlines’ to Malaysia (ex-Sydney) with two nights’ accommodation in the luxurious and perfect 10rooms at Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, centrally located in Bukit Bintang, the heart of Kuala Lumpur for the finest shopping, dining, and entertainment” Mr Philip Pratley, General Manager of The Grace Hotel Sydney said.

Whether you opt for hawker or street or gourmet food, come and discover Malaysia’s well-loved and timeless dishes from the Southern States of Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor simply at The Grace Hotel Sydney.  It is indeed a culinary adventure not to be missed.  So mark these dates in your diaries, as Flavours of Malaysia opens at Grace Brasserie that will create a symphony of Malaysian cuisines from 26 September to 13 October 2013.  Tempt your taste buds and satisfy your cravings as you take a look at the creative and innovative Menus we have lined up for this year’s 4th Flavours of Malaysia food Festival at Grace Hotel Sydney.

Indulge in authentic Malaysian cuisine, prepared with fresh aromatic herbs and ingredients.  Enjoy well-loved local recipes, authentic Nyona specialities, traditional slow food of rendang, fresh healthy organic ulam salad, and from famed hawker fares, to tempting favourite dishes from the Tunku’s Kitchen, to succulent seafood, tasty meat dishes, and delectable desserts.

Award winning chefs from The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur will showcase many of Malaysia’s favourites, reflecting the amazing range of influences from every cultural aspects of Malaysia.  Gourmet lovers will experience the diverse culinary melting pot of Royal recipes from Favourite Dishes from the Tunku’s Kitchen cookbook that includes favorite dishes of Malaysia’s beloved first Prime Minister, Y.T.M. Tunku Abdul Rahman, such as Ayam Masak Kicap (Chicken in soy sauce); Telur Masak SOS tomato (Egg in Tomatoes Sauce), Sambal Udang (Prawn in Chilies Paste); Kurma Kambing (Mutton with Kurma Curry Sauce); Opor Ayam (Spicy Fried Chicken in coconut gravy); Sambal Sotong (Squid in Chili Paste); Udang Goreng Manis (Sweet fried prawns); Sotong Masak Kuning dengan Ubi Kentang (Squid with potatoes in spicy coconut gravy); Pajeri Nenas (pineapple in curry sauce); Ayam Tomato (chicken cooked in tomatoes & chili paste); Ayam Kurma (chicken cooked in Kurma style); Tauge Lemak Putih dengan Tauhu dan udang (bean sprouts with bean curd and prawns); Daging bakar dengan air asam (roast beef with sour source) and more!

Those with a sweet tooth will be smitten by an array of yummy delectable desserts from the traditional street stalls such as the popular Malaysian favourite dessert, the Ice Kacang (Shaved Ice), with a sweet and refreshing combination of red beans, corn, grass jelly, rose syrup and sweetened condensed milk on a mountain of shaved ice; Bubur Pulut Hitam (Black Glutinous Rice dessert cooked with Sago and Coconut Milk); Bubur Kacang Merah with santan (red bean soup with coconut cream dessert); Bubur Barley dengan Fook Chok sticks (Barley & Bean Curd Sticks Soup Dessert); Sago Gula Melaka (Sago with Palm Sugar); Keladi & Ubi Goreng (Yam Fritters & Sweet Potato Fritters) Kueh Lapis, steamed layered rice cake or rainbow layered steam cake, or popularly known as Nyonya Cake Bubur Kacang Hijau with Durian(Green Beans and durian soup dessert); Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritter); Assorted Nyonya kuih such as Kuih Talam (or Tray Cake), a two layered cake where the top white layer is made from Rice Flour and Coconut Milk, while the bottom green layer is made from Green Pea Flour and extract of Pandan Leaf.  They are distinctively soft and almost pudding like, yet firm and tasty.  Other desserts include Tapioca Cake, Kueh Koswee; Sri Muka or Glutinous Rice with Custard topping; the sweet and delicious Onde Onde which is infused with Pandan juice and filled with Gula Melaka or Palm Sugar and then rolled in with some freshly grated coconut, amongst others.

What’s more?  Dine at the Grace Brasserie during this festival for your chance to win many great prizes such as a return ticket on Malaysia Airlines to Malaysia (ex-Sydney) with two nights’ accommodation in the luxurious and perfect 10rooms at Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, centrally located in Bukit Bintang, the heart of Kuala Lumpur for the finest shopping, dining and entertainment.   For more information on Flavours of Malaysia at The Grace Hotel Sydney, please visit www.gracehotel.com.au or the Federal Hotels International (FHI) Group  website at www.fhihotels.com.

Flavours of Malaysia is available daily for:

Lunch Buffet: Tuesday to Friday from 12.00 to 14.00 and Sunday from 12.30 to 14.30

Dinner Buffet: Friday and Saturday from 18.00 to 21.00:

•  $40 Lunch Buffet, Tuesday to Friday

•  $50 Lunch Buffet, Sunday

•  $50 Dinner Buffet, Friday & Saturday

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