Macao Gastronomy Charms KL

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Kuala Lumpur, 29 August 2018 – The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is set to bring a tantalising taste of the 2018 Macao Year of Gastronomy to Kuala Lumpur this September.

As part of the city’s new designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, plans tailored to enhance the city’s cultural legacy through its gastronomy are being rolled out internationally and locally. Initiatives outlined in a four-year plan will see exchange programmes with other nations taking place in a bid to showcase Macao’s culinary heritage while learning from each experience.

This September, Macao City of Gastronomy will showcase its culinary heritage at Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant in Berjaya Times Square Hotel and at Taste MIGF, the preview event of the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival on 1st and 2nd September.

Macanese Flavours

Flown in from Macao specially for the exchange, the MGTO will present Chef Sandra Niza Barros (巴彦曉), a third generation chef born and raised in Macao.

With a family history steeped in gastronomy and professional background in bakery and pastry, Chef Sandra is the owner of Café SAB 8 (拾8 咖啡) which offers Contemporary Macanese Cuisine. Authenticity lies at the heart of Chef Sandra’s culinary values, preserving traditional Macanese flavours passed down by her family with a modern twist. Her culinary repertoire is flush with recipes handed down from her mother but presented in innovative ways.

Special Menu at Samplings

Together with Chef Valmurugan Subramaniam, Chef de Cuisine of Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant in Berjaya Times Square Hotel, they will present a unique array of dishes for the dinner at the Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant. A special menu comprising these dishes will be available at the restaurant from 3rd to 29th September 2018 (Except Sunday and prior reservation required). Don’t miss the chance to try out this unique spread and stand a chance to win 3D2N Holiday to Macao!

Macao Gastronomy at Taste MIGF 2018

Visitors to Taste MIGF will have the opportunity to take part in a Master Chef cooking demonstration with Chef Sandra. She will be showing how to prepare Macanese Cuisine - Garlic Shrimp and Portuguese Chicken. These informative sessions will take place from 1pm – 2:30pm on both days of the gastronomic weekend.

Meanwhile, the Macao Suite at the LuxuryPlus Showcase will see a number of exciting activities lined up over the two-day event. Chef Sandra’s Contemporary Macanese creations – Bacalhau (salted codfish) tart, Orange Roll made with fresh orange juice and Genetes (a Macanese cookie) – will be available at the Macao Suite.

At the same time, you can test your mettle on a Grand Prix simulator, running in conjunction with celebrations for the 65th Macau Grand Prix this November. Celebrating Macao’s vibrant calendar of events and festivals this December, the Macao Suite will also feature the Macao International Marathon, Macao International Parade, 3rd International Film and Festivals Awards Macao, and Macao Light Festival.

Important Dates:

1st & 2nd September (Saturday & Sunday)
12pm – 1pm: Food Tasting @ Macao Suite
1pm – 2:30pm: Master Chef Cooking Demonstration by Chef Sandra
5pm – 6pm: Food Tasting @ Macao Suite

Make your way to Taste MIGF on 1st and 2nd September to experience a gastronomic awakening and the taste of Macao!


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