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Published: Sunday July 27, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday July 27, 2014 MYT 4:39:51 PM

Eat, drink, taste Malaysian: 'Flavours' celebrates independence

The August issue of Flavours brims with Malaysian pride and passion.

As Malaysians, our preoccupation with food is chronic. We think and talk about food all the time, even travelling great distances in search of a good meal. After all, with multiple ethnicities calling this home, our amalgamated cuisine is one of Malaysia's most delicious attribute.

This Merdeka, Flavours food and lifestyle magazine celebrates our cultural diversity with recipes for eight of the nation’s best-loved dishes, including char kway teow, pakora, roti jala, debal curry, Sarawak laksa and (surely the de facto national dish) nasi lemak

Meanwhile, Flavours, in partnership with MPH Publishing, will give away three copies of four MPH Masterclass Kitchens series cookbooks: The Fat Spoon Cookbook by Michelle and Melissa Pong, New Indian Kitchen by Sapna Anand, Lite Malaysian Favourites by Goo Chui Hoong, and Lost Recipes Of Malaysia by Goo Chui Hoong, Hellen Fong, Mohd Shokri, Khairil Anwar and Ezekiel Ananthan. Just let us know what your preferred book and you’ll stand a chance to win it! 

Five subscribers will also win a RM1,000 Couture Cupcake Package that consists of an eight-hour cupcake decorating class with chef Rosalind Chan, a Wilton 101-piece Tool Caddy Collection, and a cupcake stand.

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This issue, too, shines the culinary spotlight on local “exports” that have done us proud. Get to know the 12 Malaysian-born foodies and two globe-trotting products that are creating waves abroad by spreading the joy of our cuisine.

Bitten by the freedom bug as well, Flavours joined in the merriment of the Philippines' Independence Day on June 12. Envision a heavenly spread of seven re-imagined Pinoy classics, such as clear fish sinigang and prawn carpaccio kilawin with truffles, crafted by chef Marco Legasto. And we take the road less travelled to Railay, Thailand, to savour authentic Siamese cuisine and soak in the beauty of its pristine beaches beside limestone cliffs. 

Finally, look out for our tête-à-tête with UK-based celebrity chef Ravinder Bhogal and Malaysia-based Nik Michael Imran, our feature stories on antique coffee grinders, cocktail-inspired jewellery, and a memorable Glenmorangie degustation dinner. We also check out Moet & Chandon’s Grand Vintage 2006, Taiwan’s first single malt whisky, and trendy barrel-aged cocktails. 

> The August issue of Flavours is now available at all good newsagents and bookshops nationwide. To subscribe, call 1-300-887 827 or e-mail customerservice@thestar.com.my.

Tags / Keywords: Flavours magazine, August issue, food

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