As the month of thanks-giving and blessings for Muslims draws near, leading pasta brand San Remo is reinventing traditional pasta dishes with signature local spices to entice the taste buds of Malaysians during Ramadhan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Teaming up with top local Chef, Collin Lim, San Remo held a cooking demonstration to show just how versatile pasta can be.
The talented Chef added his own interpretation to dishes that saw the wholesome goodness of pasta enriched with Malaysian flavours and ingredients with mouth-watering results, suitable not only for breaking of fast, Sahoor, and Raya open houses but also as an everyday staple.
San Remo Small Shell in Kuah Kacang Daging
Inspired by the coming festive season, Chef Collin presented three delicious and healthy localised pasta dishes. Satay lovers can rejoice as San Remo Small Shell in Kuah Kacang Daging lends a healthy and delicious twist to the local favourite while, San Remo Elbow Kuah Lodeh will satisfy your Lontong cravings. San Remo Angel Hair Kuah Kari hits the spot in terms of taste as well as convenience. The easy to prepare dish is perfect for Sahoor.
San Remo Elbow Kuah Lodeh
Chef Collin effortlessly demonstrated how simple it is to cook with different types of pasta. For a full-bodied Malaysian twist, he matched each type of pasta with a blend of ingredients, fresh herbs and spices, including red chillies, ginger, turmeric, lemongrass and onions for aromatic goodness and rich flavours that one could easily make at home.
San Remo Angel Hair Kuah Kari
Mohan Alagappar, General Manager of GBA Corporation Sdn Bhd, said, “Over the years, San Remo has earned a solid reputation as Malaysia’s most trusted dry pasta brand, known for its superior quality. Being a culturally diverse nation, Malaysians are lucky to be able to enjoy a mix of cuisine thanks to the different festivals we celebrate. For the coming festive season, San Remo is excited about bringing a fresh take to pasta by combining it with familiar Raya favourites for a fusion of tastes that most will be unable to resist. We hope celebrations with friends and family will be even more festive with San Remo Pasta – Your Family’s Choice.”
Following the demonstration by Chef Collin, a cooking contest was held for members of the media to try their hand at making their own pasta dishes. Divided into teams of six, each group was asked to prepare a dish with the ingredients provided. Putting aside their journalist hats, the participants excitedly chatted about what to cook, before putting their cooking skills to the test, with some guidance from Chef Collin. The teams whipped up a range of hearty dishes, with the best group rewarded with attractive San Remo hampers.
Besides the San Remo hampers, there was a lucky draw where eight winners walked away with an Australian imported pasta cooker each so they could try out their newly-learned pasta recipes at home.
Chef Collin added, “As Malaysians, it is quite common for us to be creative with traditional dishes thanks to our exposure to diverse flavours. With San Remo, you not only get the goodness of pasta in mouth-watering dishes cooked with a Malaysian touch, but you also end up feeling fuller for longer as pasta helps curb hunger pangs till your next meal.”
Established by Luigi Crotti in 1936, San Remo is the largest dry pasta manufacturer in Australia. With its extensive range of products and 19 wholesome dry pasta varieties, San Remo is the market-leading brand in the pasta category in Malaysia and the go-to brand for the best quality and taste. Made from 100% durum wheat, San Remo’s pasta is certified halal, GMO free and contains no artificial colouring and preservatives.
For more information on San Remo and for pasta recipes, kindly visit www.sanremo.com.au.