MAGICAL Malaysia – An ASEAN Food Festival at EDSA Shangri-La’s HEAT all-day dining, is a 2-week epicurean adventure featuring Malaysian cuisine and other ASEAN dishes. Inspired by the ASEAN Culinary Delights cookbook published by the ASEAN Ladies Foundation (ALF)
The featured Malaysian dishes and other recipes from our neighboring Southeast Asian countries are prepared and executed by EDSA Shangri-La’s resident Executive Chinese Chef Christopher Chai who hails from Ipoh, Malaysia. To give you an idea of what to expect in this Magical Malaysia food festival, allow me to show you a teaser.
A taste of Magical Malaysia
This beautiful dish is oh so addicting! It had the right thickness, the right level of sourness, fresh greens and milky Lapu-Lapu all in one bowl. Wow!
When you are in Malaysia make sure to order this! It is one of Malaysia’s most popular food and during my last visit there, I most definitely did not pass on the opportunity to eat Beef Rendang again. It’s always great to eat a dish in a place where it originated from. In this case, the Beef Rendang was made by a Malaysian chef which adds all the more to its authenticity. The very flavorful beef has been cooked for hours making it fork tender. I don’t know how one can say no to this?
Crab Fat Rice
To be honest, this version kind of lacked in crab fat. But you know what, it actually pairs well with the other selections of food. The subtle taste of the crab fat doesn’t overpower the main dishes.
I kind of thought that this particular noodle dish was quite odd considering that it had peanut sauce but the chef pulled it off wonderfully! The flavor of the peanut sauce together with the other ingredients actually grow on you as you eat.
Nam Wan, Leche Flan, Pulut Hitam
Nam Wan or Taro Sago had just the right amount of sweetness and consistency. The Leche Flan was light and addicting while the Pulut Hitam or Black Glutinous Rice Pudding is similar to our local Champorado. These 3 delightful desserts aren’t just aesthetically appealing and delicious. It also represents some of the region’s amazing Southeast Asian dishes.
Why don’t you bring home an ASEAN Culinary Delights cookbook so you can try cooking these delicious dishes yourselves and enjoying them at the comforts of your own home. The cookbook is available for only Php499.00 at HEAT during the Magical Malaysia food festival or through the ALF. All proceeds of the cookbook’s sale will be used to aide projects meant for the calamity-ravaged areas in the Visayas region.
The MAGICAL Malaysia – An ASEAN Food Festival is already on-going and will last until September 14, 2014. If you haven’t tried it yet, don’t fret. There’s still enough time.
Buffet rate starts at:
Php1,786.40 net per person on Mondays to Saturdays
Php2,500.00 net for Sundays (Php3,888 net with champagne, wines and cocktails)
Php2,032.80 net on Sundays to Thurdays
Php2,279.20 net for Fridays and Saturdays
For restaurant reservations or for more information, please call (63 2) 633 8888 or email [email protected]
HEAT is located at the Ground Level of EDSA Shangri-La
1 Graden Way, Ortigas Center,
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