Philips Ultimate Cook Off Challenge

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 and celebrity chefs at the Philips Ultimate Cook Off Challenge
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
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
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
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
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
Filling up our shopping cart with ingredients to cook, and paying for it using the preloaded card
And it has begun..
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.
Air-”Grilled” Stingray, Kampung Style.
Chicken Kebabs
Chicken Kebabs
Summertime Prawn and Orange Appetizer
Summertime Prawn and Orange Appetizer
Lovely brownie desserts
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
My team's Lemon and Orange Fried Chicken, fried using the Philips AirFryer
Grilled Salmon with Mashed Potatoes
Grilled Salmon with Mashed Potatoes
Banana vanilla muffin/cake
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
Congratulations to Kelly Siew and Sidney Kan for taking home multiple winning prizes from Philips
Fish Roulade with Grilled Vegetables
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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14 comments :

  1. You can cook? Pressure cooker? You're going to use kah? If not, give to me...

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  2. Wow ! ! ! Nice topic. I love cooked at 200C for 10 minutes. Thanks for share it. People like snacks, especially kids who can be challenging to nourish at periods. Asking them if they want snacks will normally outcome in a 'yes' reaction. When you create them in an Airfryer, you will have the included information that you are not stuffing their systems up with needless body fat. Egg, bread, seafood or ham and snacks is usually a winner! As you will get very little meals remaining on the dish, this will mean the cash you are investing on meals does not end up in the bin!

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  3. Congrats. At least we have something in hand. Philips is leading in the cookware industry for sure. The winner deserved as their food looks really impressive. So knowing that the best selection of kitchen appliance can be a part but skill of cook perhaps a large portion for a great meal.

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  4. It is a nice way to advertise for the air fryer of Philips. However, in fact air fryer is indeed perfect in less to no oil cooking to my experiences. I do succeed in making a lot of dishes with air fryer and get a lot of benefits from using this wonderful kitchen appliance.

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  5. I love Philips.
    I love that it can fry food without grease and the extra calories and fat that come with using a regular fryer.
    Cooking food through an air fryer is often a healthy option to deep-frying applying gas.
    Hot air fryers make use of excited air rather than very hot gas to help make meals meals.
    A trendy label of this heat stove that makes use of this preparing container may be the Philips heat fryer.

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  6. Wow, this looks amazing. I've only just recently stumbled across your article and its amazing!!!

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  7. I am totally surprised to see this fantastic blog on Philips Ultimate Cook on air fryer. Thanks for this great share!

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  8. This is a great read. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Really nice. Love Philips products from cookers to air fryers. The images posted in the articles look really nice.

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  10. Lilly9:21 PM

    I want a cook off challenge lol, I love my air fryer and have been cooking on it for the last year, I know lots of good airfryer recipes, would love to share them with some of you?

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  11. Nice post! This is a very nice blog that I will definitively come back to more times this year! Thanks for informative post.

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  12. Hello Isaac Tan,
    It is a nice way to advertise for the air fryer of Philips. This is an awesome post. Foods look very delicious. Banana vanilla muffin/cake is very yummy to look at.

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  13. Great article and nothing to say about philips airfryer. To make chips, you need to toss them in the oil of the bowl. After that pop them in preheated machine. You may hear some sounds but not noisy enough. Just like the conversation of radio. The chips are very interesting. It will take only 20 minutes, and the chips are healthy enough. Chips are somewhat dry but not fluffy or soft enough in the middle. The chips are tastier than the chips of an oven. However to know further visit here- http://www.fryerly.com/best-philips-viva-digital-airfryer-review/

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  14. After reading your article I have attention to buy the air fryer of Philips,but I wonder the price of one?

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