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Sunday October 20, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday October 20, 2013 MYT 7:02:55 AM
SUBANG JAYA: Eight radio presenters took time out from work to labour for 90 minutes over stoves, kitchen utensils and raw food.
Shoppers at the Empire Shopping Gallery stopped to watch Suria FM deejays Halim Othman, Linda Onn, DJ Lin and news reader Haffiz compete against Red FM deejays Jeremy, Lil Kev, Fiqrie and Terry to cook a three-course meal for four judges at the Palm Oil Rocks Cook Off challenge yesterday.
“The most difficult aspect of this was time, as we do not usually rush like this at home,” said Linda Onn, whose team struggled to finish before the bell rang.
The challenge is part of Star Radio Group’s initiative to educate Malaysians on the economic importance of palm oil and its various uses and benefits.
Meals cooked by the two teams contained palm oil as a key ingredient.
Red FM served up creamy pumpkin soup, salmon with yellow rice and sago gula melaka, while Suria FM presented Middle Eastern dishes of tabouleh and nasi Arab kabsa, along with caramel pudding.
Visitors to the event were tickled by the antics of the radio presenters, particularly the all-male Red FM team, which admitted to lacking cooking skills.
“We hardly even knew how we were going to cook what we had chosen, and we just bulldozed our way through,” said Terry.
The four judges were the winner of Malaysia’s first Masterchef Celebrity Datuk Fazley Yaakob, celebrity chef Sherson Lian, G Tower executive chef Johny Fua and Star Publications (M) Bhd acting group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai.
After evaluating the two teams’ dishes based on taste and presentation, the judges declared the Suria FM team as the winners.
In delivering their verdicts, the judges praised both teams for their good work in producing dishes that tasted good within a limited time.
The event was organised by the Star Radio Group and prizes included Buruh and Carotino cooking oil as well as Maggi hampers.
Felda Global Ventures also contributed 100 oil palm seedlings which were distributed to the public after the event.
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