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Sunday December 22, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday December 22, 2013 MYT 10:40:37 AM
BEING the foodies that they are, Malaysians never turn down offers of good food.
So it was no wonder then that booths showcasing edible bites were a hit at the 26th Star Education Fair.
At the Berjaya University College of Hospitality, Chef Malcolm Goh took time off from the Asian Food Channel’s Back to the Streets programme to whip up potato gnocchi (Italian potato dumplings) for visitors at the fair.
“Popular cooking shows like the Masterchef series do not paint a real picture of working conditions of chefs,” said Goh who is also a lecturer at the institution.
“Real cooks sweat their guts out in the kitchen for long hours.”
His advice to students aspiring to follow his career path was: “Don’t do it for fame and money.”
The fair’s visitors also flocked to the Malaysian Institute of Baking’s booth, where sumptuous treats were snapped up within seconds of the trays being taken out of the oven.
Visitors who stopped by could not help admiring the beautiful Christmas-inspired cakes made by the institute’s students.
“The decorative items on the cakes are 100% edible, made from scratch by my friends and I,” said culinary arts student Lim Sun Enn.
Meanwhile, Syrille Yoon from the YTL International College of Hotel Management created two mocktails specially for the fair.
The first, Moonlight Sonata, was a blue-coloured beverage made using elder flower and wild mint-flavoured syrups, blue curacao, lemon juice and 7-Up.
“This was designed specifically to complement the food that we are serving,” said the 18-year-old.
His second mocktail, the Scarlet Cinderella, was a “twist on the classic mocktail” and as the name suggested, was red instead of the usual orange or yellow.
“I made more citrus drinks so that visitors can feel refreshed after walking through the fair.”
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