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Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently get to meet Luk Ho Ming, a celebrity Hong Kong TV personality, at the introduction event of In Style . Hong Kong that was held at Canton-i Sunway Pyramid.
In Style . Hong Kong is a large-scale promotion campaign organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to promote and highlight Hong Kong’s vibrant and unique lifestyle in Malaysia. After a successful launch in Jakarta, Indonesia (2015) and Bangkok, Thailand (2016), the HKTDC is hosting its third edition of In Style . Hong Kong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 7th and 8th of November 2017.
A series of sales promotion through pop-up stores, on-ground programs and in-store activities will be around the city in next few months to highlight Hong Kong lifestyle elements such as design-led products, trendy fashion and culinary experiences with special offers from selected restaurants.
Malaysians are known to be food-lovers, and Hong Kong cuisine has always been popular here. Together with Canton-i as the venue partner, HKTDC has invited famous Hong Kong food personality, Luk Ho Ming to talk about the uniqueness this cuisine has to offer.
Better known by his TV alias ‘Six Six Six’, Luk Ho Ming has hosted a number of Food and Variety shows on different television networks such as TVB Jade, J2 and TVB Network Vision. His more recent work features his collaboration with “Fat Mum”, where he is a co-host with Maria Cordero on a popular food programme called “Good Cheap Eats” to explore Hong Kong’s popular markets and food stores in a mission to discover good and cheap ingredients.
To me, Hong Kong’s food culture is unique with both eastern and western influences due to its status as an international city and logistic hub, merged with its geographical location. Hong Kong cuisine is an integral part of the dynamic, fast paced lifestyle of this happening city.
In bringing the very best of Hong Kong cuisine to Malaysia, Canton-i has over the years invited renowned chefs from Hong Kong and Guangzhou to prepare a wide variety of authentic dishes using the finest imported ingredients meticulously chosen to offer a true taste of Hong Kong.
Soup is one of the signatures in Hong Kong cuisine that you should try. Chef showed us how to double-boiled this Honey Fig Soup with Sea Whelk and Pork Lean Meat, a comfort soup that has lots nutritional benefits to our body. Fig is a calcium-rich food and a good source of fiber that has high content of antioxidant level. It is also an excellent source of essential fatty acids.
Next, chef demonstrated how to prepare this Dragon Garoupa Fillet, a Cantonese delicacy that is inspired by the Guangdong region of China. Many people like Dragon Garoupa for its silky smooth and soft texture which is best-to-serve in any cooking method, because of its non-fishy scent.
Chef added wolfberries while slowed cooked this fish dish as a natural “sweetener” to bring out the refreshing, sweet taste while providing good nutrients to our body. I also enjoyed how the crunchy celery suits perfectly with the soft and smooth texture of the Dragon Garoupa.
For dessert, we had the Double Boiled Coconut with Natural Peach Resin Soup and Almond. Smooth and sweet in taste, the dessert is coupled with the nourishing peach resin that is rich in collagen. It is the natural resin secreted from the peach tree, formed in amber like crystals on the tree. It also contains almost the same nutrient content as bird’s nest.
I also tasted a hint of coconut flavour that is not overly sweet. Coconut is a nutritious source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and amino acids which can help to hydrate our body.
As part of the campaign and further popularize Hong Kong cuisine, HKTDC will be collaborating with OpenRice to share exclusive offers from over 50 Hong Kong food outlets with its readers. This promotion will start mid-October and run for a month.
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