I’ve previously worked in the hospitality industry for many years and I have never gotten the chance to visit the Taste MIGF event….like ever! Until this time when my friend notified me about the competition that was held by FiftySix Degrees Whisky and lucky enough, I was one of the winners!! Love it and I thank you, you-know-who! 😉
So this year’s theme is The Galactic Chefs 2015. Every year there’s a different theme but rest assured that they hold the same purpose and that is to present mind-blowing gastronomy experience, introducing new upcoming products, cooking and mastery classes.
All the food samples can be redeemed using the MIGF currency – Gourmet Dollars. Each food sample ranges from 1 to a maximum 3 pieces of the Gourmet Dollars. Each book contains 10 pieces of vouchers and it costs RM 50 + RM 2 (GST) per book…quite affordable if you ask me.
Based on our visit, here are our top 4 restaurants (not in order):-
- Busaba Thai
- Ruyi & Lyn
And these are the things we’ve tried throughout the evening and what we have to say about it:-
[Busaba Thai, Sunway Resort & Spa]
[Marini’s on 57, KLCC]
The taste of the truffle oil was a little overwhelming for me. And I was quite disappointed that the risotto was slightly undercook. The rice was still crunchy, need some more time to make it slightly al dente. But overall it taste fine. 😉
[Iketeru, Hilton KL]
[Graze, Hilton KL]
[Zender’s Restaurant & Bar]
Zender’s however, did not turn out to be that good. Service was horrid and just check out how clumsy the plating was. Don’t they know that at the end of our eating session we will be voting on which booth did best based on different categories? Hahaha good luck on winning something really.
[Dynasty, Renaissance KL]
[Lafite, Shangri-La KL]
This was my first time trying duck liver. I’ve promised myself never to eat it but I guess everyone should try at least once right? And the verdict, it was really not bad. I thought it would be as unpleasant as eating a chicken’s liver. All the food we got from Lafite was so so good. *thumbs up*
Besides Lafite, Soleil too took our breath away with how juicy and moist this beef cheek was. Unlike some booths that are also serving meat dishes, this chef actually completes the cooking and plate right before your eyes. This beautiful arrangement of edible art looks and smells soooo good that you would just want to hold it and take pictures of it the whole night. Love it~
Not one of my favourites. It was just placed on the table and leave it to dry and by the time I took my first bite it sent shivers done my spine. I can’t and refuse to eat cold pasta…especially when it’s blanketed with loads of cheese and cream.
[Minori Japanese Restaurant]
This is a very unique dessert. I thought it was just some plain transparent konyaku jelly but when the chef pour it into a huge bowl and start mixing it around with the collagen powder and ended with a very generous pour of honey, I’m sold. Honey is my favourite ingredient of all time! So bring it on~
[Ruyi & Lyn]
These little cuties is just too cute to be consumed! I just couldn’t stop taking pictures of them~ And as pretty as it looks, they are very deadly…deadly good..deadly addictive! These small bites are so tasteful you would think that you’re actually having a normal sized portion, trust me.
Berjaya Times Square Hotel
14th Floor, 1 Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 – 2117 8000