MIGF 2018 (Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival) - Muhibah Chefs This September
Now I’ve been to the previous MIGFs and they were really good. This year, MIGF (Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival) 2018 will be back again this September, celebrating good food, and everything that comes with it. I was at the official MIGF media launch the other day, and it was filled with invited guests, VIPs, interestingly every Master Chefs were there too! Read on to see what’s coming.
|MIGF 2018 (Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival) - Muhibah Chefs This September|
Muhibah Chefs! Good Food Brings Us Together
That’s the theme for this year’s MIGF 2018, “Muhibah Chefs, Good Food Brings Us Together”. Encapsulating the spirit of goodwill, togetherness and friendship, MIGF has grown to become one of the region’s premier food festivals and a globally recognised event. Did you know they started since 2001? That’s a whole 17 years ago!
|Enjoy a Super Gourmet Safari!|
Multiple Sponsors & Partners Present
This year’s Festival is bolstered by the support of multiple sponsors and partners, many of which were present during the launch, including Boost CEO Christopher Tiffin, Axiata CEO Mohd Khairil Abdullah, Volvo Car Malaysia Managing Director Lennart Stegland and Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Commercial Officer Arved Von Zurmuehlen.
|Multiple Sponsors & Partners Present|
Along with Tourism Malaysia, Standard Chartered Bank, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and partners including Astro, Lite FM, Melody FM, Brandavision, Seni Jaya, Asian Tigers Mobility, Pico International, Berjaya University College, Vision Four and Vision KL, these entities provide unprecedented support without which the Festival could not happen.
MIGF Organising Chairman Dato’ Steve Day and the Festival Royal Patron Tunku Naquiyuddin ibni Tunku Ja’afar was present at the launch event as well. Giant letters that spelled out ‘Taste MIGF’ stood before the stage: this year’s two-day food tasting extravaganza open to the public at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel on the 1st and 2nd of September.
|MIGF Organising Chairman Dato’ Steve Day and the Festival Royal Patron Tunku Naquiyuddin ibni Tunku Ja’afar arriving|
“If you look in the Malay dictionary you’ll see that muhibah talks about love, friendliness and the art of being together – all elements which consummately sum up the Festival,” said Dato’ Steve in his welcome address
The Festival Royal Patron Tunku Naquiyuddin, who has stood in the role since the inception of the Festival 17 years ago. In his speech he eloquently expounded on the growth of the food and beverage industry since the Festival started in 2001, as well as the beneficial publicity generated by it.
“In fact, with the right support from Tourism Malaysia, Taste MIGF has the potential to become a standalone, world-class event in its own right. This is excellent news in the build-up for Visit Malaysia Year 2020,” he said as he rounded out his speech.
|Broiled M7 Ribeye Provencal - Chef Valmurugan (Sampling on the Fourteenth)|
Let The Feast Begin
This led right into the next exciting phase of the launch which featured the effervescent Chef Wan, who whipped up a traditional Malaysian kerabu meehon salad dish in the ‘muhibah’ way – with all the gathered VIPs on stage lending a hand. To the applause and cheers from the audience, Chef Wan finished his lively session by personally feeding each of his ‘Sous Chefs’ the meehon salad they all helped to prepare!
|Chef Wan whipped up a traditional Malaysian kerabu meehon salad dish in the ‘muhibah’ way|
|All the VIPs lent a helping hand!|
Alongside the master chefs, each dish were unveiled during the launch. I took some of it, to share with you all on what to expect during the coming MIGF 2018. All the dishes looked sumptuous and really delicious.
|Nasi Lemak Lobster - Chef Muhamad Muhader (High Line)|
|Pan Fried Norwegian Salmon - Chef James Nai (Nulnu)|
|Wagyu Beef Tenderloin - Chef Salman (Pampas Steakhouse)|
|Tiger Prawns Torchon - Chef Philip Murray Dominic (2OX)|
Stay tuned for news on the two-day Taste MIGF, which kicks off with a spectacular Gala Launch this National Day on the 31st of August. The gastronomic weekend will feature all of this year’s Festival restaurants in the Theatre of Cuisines, serving up tasting portions from their Festival menus that will be offered all throughout September.
|Lobster Salad - Chef Safri Nasir (Marble 8)|
|Australian Beef Short Ribs - Chef Donny Liew (Hugo's In The Sky)|
|Fish Bone Soup - Chef Jimmy Poh (e18hteen Inspired Cuisine)|
Head to www.migf.com to find out what else Taste MIGF has in store, including the Epicure International Gourmet Village, LuxuryPlus Showcase, Taste of Malaysia, Cooking Classes, Lifestyle workshops and much more! I can’t wait, see you there!