Chef Yip Won 2nd Placing @ Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge
So there I was the other night, over at Hee Lai Ton restaurant, to celebrate one very talented chef, who brought fame to Malaysia over at the recent Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge. Chef Yip Gian Ding, a committee representative from Chinese Chef Association of Kuala Lumpur, won 2nd placing at the prestigious international culinary challenge. That’s really something to shout about, and we got to savour his winning dish as well that night!
|Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge|
Have you heard about this prestigious competition where young Chinese culinary chefs from around the world can challenge themselves and learn and interact with each other in order to elevate their skills and create innovative cuisines. Yes, it’s a truly international event, where the competition helps to ensure sustainable development of the industry and enhance global Chinese culinary standards.
The Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge (LKKIYCCCC) was held in Hong Kong on 19 and 20 September 2018. 42 aspiring young chefs from 17 countries and regions, including Australia, Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, the Netherlands and the United States competed for the international championship in a two-day contest by creating one dish in 90 minutes with the designated ingredients paired with Lee Kum Kee sauces and condiments.
The full course dinner we had that evening at Hee Lai Ton was a good one, where we were served with scrumptious and delicious Chinese offerings. Just check out the below on some of the dishes we had!
|3 Treasure Platter 迎宾三宝盆 LKK Sauce used: LKK Plum Sauce & LKK Hoisin Sauce|
|Peking Style Tiger Prawn 窝粑京烧老虎虾, LKK Sauce used: LKK Panda Oyster Sauce|
|Black Fungus Appetizer, Duo Fried Yam and Pumpkin|
|Grilled Goose, using LKK plum sauce and LKK Hoisin Sauce|
Our Malaysian Chef Won 2nd Placing at the Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge, Respect!
Since its inception in 2014, the LKKIYCCCC has been a biennial contest that demonstrates the Group’s core value of “Si Li Ji Ren” (Considering Others’ Interests), thereby promoting Chinese cuisines for the robust development of global Chinese culinary industry. Who won this year? Joung Duck Su (Korea) was champion and winner of the “Lee Kum Kee 130th Anniversary Best Heritage Tasting Award” follow by the three Gold Award winners Yip Gian Ding (Malaysia), Yuan Jian Hua (China) and Hikita Shoichiro (Japan).
|Chef Yip Gian Ding is a committee representative from Chinese Chef Association of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.|
Chef Yip Gian Ding - Showcases His Winning Dish
Check out his winning dish below, one of the best tasting Chinese infused beef dish I’ve had in a while. The beef literally melted in the mouth, too good! The crispy pumpkin underneath was one of a kind as well. No wonder the chef did so well in the competition. Chef Yip Gian Ding is a committee representative from Chinese Chef Association of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has been in Chinese culinary industry since 17 years old (16 years of experience to-date). Now, he is also the head chef for Grand Harbour Restaurant (Fahrenheit 88).
|The dish that won 2nd placing at Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge|
|Mouth watering noms!|
Congratulations again to Chef Yip for the win, making Malaysians proud. In fact the Chinese Chef Association of Kuala Lumpur is super proud too that one of their committee representative won the 2nd placing at the competition.