Following up from my previous post (Philips The Ultimate Cook-Off Contest - Lose The Oil Not The Taste), where it was a call to participate in the contest. Last week, on a fine weekend, Facebook winners of the contest and bloggers paired up to compete for Philips Ultimate Cook Off Challenge over at Aeon Big Subang Jaya. Check out my experience cooking and having fun using the latest Philips Airfryer to whip up delectable dishes.
|The participants, bloggers and celebrity chefs at the Philips Ultimate Cook Off Challenge|
Philips Ultimate Cook Off Challenge
Date: 28th June 2014
Time: 8.45am onwards
Venue: AEON BIG Subang Jaya
|I was paired up with FB winner and a blogger as well, Christine|
For someone like me who rarely cooks, joining a full blown cooking competition such as this Philips Ultimate Cook Off Challenge is very new to me. I was initially apprehensive to join as I knew I couldn't whip up a decent dish anytime soon. Luckily, I was paired with an experienced cook, and blogger as well, Christine Choy, which bumped up my confidence a couple of notch higher.
|Introducing the Philip Viva Collection Digital AirFryer which we used during the competition|
Throughout the competition, we were allowed to use Philips cooking utensils and equipment, which was pretty cool, as their new Philips Viva Collection Digital AirFryer made cooking very easy. The AirFryer was able to cook, bake, and even fry chicken and various meat without any oil added. Inside, no oil is being used as well, which to me is an indicator of how technologically advanced cooking utilities have become.
|The ever bubbly, and highly engaging Chef Zam who did a cooking demonstration for us|
|Chef Marina Mustafa was present as judge and gave us cooking tips as well|
Throughout the competition, we were allowed to use Philips cooking utensils and equipment, which was pretty cool, as their new Airfryer made cooking very easy. The concept is pretty simple, pair up, and cook a very nice dish within the allocated time. Each group consisting of one blogger and one FB winner were given 15 minutes to rush off into the aisle with an RM50 preloaded card to buy our raw materials.
|Filling up our shopping cart with ingredients to cook, and paying for it using the preloaded card|
|And it has begun..|
We were given ample time to complete our masterpiece, which in my group's case was a delicious platter of Orange and Lemon Fried Chicken, fried using the Philips AirFryer, oriental style. I was really impressed with the other groups' creations, which ranged from pastries, dessert, to very savoury meat dishes. Check out below on some of the nicer ones being created that day by awesome bloggers and FB participants.
|Air-”Grilled” Stingray, Kampung Style.|
|Summertime Prawn and Orange Appetizer|
|Lovely brownie desserts|
After seeing all the dishes whipped up by my competitors, it was indeed stressful to make the most of our dish, and ensure it was enough to wow the judges. It was a good thing that Christine, my teammate had everything figured out, right down to the colours of the final decorations. Check out our dish below.
|My team's Lemon and Orange Fried Chicken, fried using the Philips AirFryer|
|Grilled Salmon with Mashed Potatoes|
|Banana vanilla muffin/cake|
So which team won the Philips Ultimate Cook Off Challenge at the end of the day?The winner who whipped up the delicious looking and tasting Fish Roulade with Grilled Vegetables prepared by Sidney Kan and Kelly Siew. Check out their winning creation below.
|Congratulations to Kelly Siew and Sidney Kan for taking home multiple winning prizes from Philips|
|Fish Roulade with Grilled Vegetables|
As consolation prize winners, my teammate Christine and I got to take home a Philips pressure cooker each, which was more than what I have hoped for entering this competition. Thank you Philips Malaysia for the opportunity to join in the Philips Ultimate Cook Off Challenge. Wonderful memories, new friends, what else can I hope for going into any event.
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