Just last week, I was at the launch of the Kuala Lumpur Oyster Festival 2015 by Southern Rock Seafood. Now we know most Malaysians love their seafood, especially oysters, hence this festival happening in October 2015 came at the most apt time. Co-sponsored by Guinness Anchor Bhd, Iconic Wines and Beluga Vodka, there will be great deals on their Oysters, Guinness and Strongbow, selected wines and vodka throughout the week.
|Kuala Lumpur Oyster Festival 2015 Launching Event|
In addition to Southern Rock Seafood's SHUCKED, Bait Bangsar, Soliel, La Bodega, Press Room, Spitalfields, Magnificent Fish and Chips also participated in the festival. The Oyster Festival features the greatest range and variety of oysters ever seen in Malaysia, from classic French Fine de Claire, to New Zealand Cloudy Bay, to Ireland’s super-premium Gallagher Specials, and over a dozen appellations in total.
|SHUCK-OFF plates for judging|
Throughout the whole duration of the Oyster festival, which runs from 26 October to 1st Novermber 2015, many oyster tasting events are held including an Oyster Master Class Dinner on Wednesday 28th. Experience the widest range of fresh oysters (12) from around the world ever
available in KL, expertly paired with, Guinness, Strongbow and Champagne. Champagne grower Laurent Robert and Oyster expert Josh Green will be on hand.
|Shuck OFF Round 2|
This coming Sunday 1st November will see lots of great oysters and seafood, drinks, music dancing and games. At that event they will hold the preliminary “SHUCK OFF” or oyster opening competition to determine the national shucking champion to represent Malaysia in the World Championship in Galway Ireland September 2016.
|Judges judging the oyster shucking competition|
The previous world shucking champion Michael Moran and awesome oyster farmer Edward Gallagher will be on hand to judge the Malaysian Oyster Opening Championship. This will be open to anyone resident in Malaysia. What;s interesting will be that Guinness and the Irish Tourism Board have agreed to host the winner during their stay in Ireland for the World Oyster Opening Competition September 2016.
|Southern Rock Seadfood team|
Since 2009, Southern Rock Seafood have introduced the world of premium, appellation-specific oysters to the folks of the Klang Valley, Johor and Penang. Excited to provide the widest range ever in Malaysia for this festival, they are proud to say that theyknow where each appellation of oysters is grown and who grows them.
|Josh Green announcing 1st prize trip to world oyster championships in Ireland|
In case you need reminding here’s some facts about oysters and why they are so virtuous.
Oysters are GOOD for you and they are a “BEST CHOICE” for sustainable seafood from California’s global Seafood Watch.
- Lots of zinc, iron and rare amino acids that pep up your performance in general life and in the love department.
- High in protein and low in fat – a dozen oysters is only 110 calories.
- Other health benefits are high levels of tyrosine, which is used by the brain to help regulate mood and adapt to stress
- Oysters help to maintain collagen and elastin fibers that prevent skin sagging and wrinkles.