“Tourism Malaysia Food Festival” at Kochi Marriott
Kochi: Delve into the culinary magic created by Chef Zainal, all the way from Malaysia and enjoy some of the finest art performances.Kochi Marriott hosting Flavors of Malaysia in association with Tourism. Celebrate the tantalizing taste of Malaysian Cuisine at Kochi Marriott till July 14 2019 from 7 pm to 11 pm for dinner and a massive Malaysian special brunch on the July 14 at 12:30 pm to 4 pm- all at Kochi Kitchen, in association with Consulate General of Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia and Malindo Air.
Chef Zainal from Malaysia, who brings with him over 25 years of experience in the field of culinary arts will be heading the food festival along with Chef Ravinder Panwar, the Executive Chef at Kochi Marriott. The food festival will showcase rustic and authentic cuisine of Malaysia to the people of Kochi. Chef Zainal and his team of Malaysian chefs will be flown into Kochi Marriott hotel to create the most authentic street delicacies for a week featuring a unique blend of spices, depth of character and complex recipes that will leave an imprint on your memory.
As Tourism Malaysia begins the era of their campaign Visit Malaysia 2020, they invites Keralites to come celebrate the land of Malaysia and stand an exclusive chance to win a free return ticket for a couple to Malaysia. Some of the authentic dishes that will be featured during the festival are REDANG AYAM - a dry type of curry, TRADITIONAL MALAYSIAN CHICKEN RENDANG- is a version of a dry chicken curry dish and is one of the specialties in Malaysian cooking, AYAM MASAK MERAH – a Malay Style Red Chicken Curry or Chicken in Red Chili Sauce, IKAN MASAK KARI – a Thick Fish Curry, PAJERI NENAS - a Pajeri Nenas (pineapple curry), which will be sweet, creamy and slightly sour in taste, SAMBAL TERONG - a roasted eggplant dish, covered in spicy chili sauce, SATAY – a dish made from small pieces of meat or fish grilled on a skewer and served with a spicy peanut sauce and some DALCA SAYUR – a traditional Vegetable Dalcha.
For the ones with the sweet tooth, there is an array of desserts such as the ONDE-ONDE- Green-colored balls of glutinous rice cake filled with liquid palm sugar and coated in grated coconut, the KUIH SRI MUKA - Malaysian steamed layer cake which consist of a glutinous rice layer steamed with coconut milk and a sweet pandan custard layer to the KUEH TALAM – a dessert made of coconut milk and is slightly salty to taste but is also topped with a pandan mixture and TEH TARIK – a hot milk tea beverage which can be commonly found in restaurants and outdoor stalls. There is a choice for everyone.
Logi Dhasan Thanaraj, Tourism Malaysia-Deputy Director (South India & Sri Lanka), made a statement that, “Tourism Malaysia is stepping up its promotions this year in preparation of Visit Malaysia 2020, which is targeted to bring in 1 million Indian tourists to Malaysia for 2020. Tremendous support extended for the Malaysian Food Festival at Kochi Marriott by our Airline Partner Malindo Air, The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI). I am happy that Kochi Marriott has partnered with us for such a fabulous food festival and I am sure that Malayalees will enjoy the flavors of Malaysia. Malaysia is a melting pot of culture and multi-racial diversity with various signature dishes. This multi-racial diversity is where the culinary expertise comes into play as it has allowed people to blend together more than one cuisine to create the Malaysian Street Foods”
We are excited to offer a unique experience of Malaysia at Kochi Kitchen, as authentic and unique as possible along with an opportunity to win free tickets to fly to Malaysia, says Sumeet Suri, General Manager, Kochi Marriott Hotel.