Truly Malaysian affair
The Taj is going Malaysian this month. In concurrence with Malaysia’s 56th National Day, the Taj Samudra is partnering with the Malaysian High Commission in Colombo, Tourism Malaysia, Malaysian Airlines and Rebak Island Resort, Langkawi – a Taj hotel, to present a food festival where customers can get a taste of Malaysia’s unique cuisine and culture. The festival will be on at the Latitude restaurant from September 7-16.
Malaysian High Commissioner Azmi Zainudin and Taj GM Rohit Khosla were present to launch the event.
Visiting Malaysian chefs Mahd Zahar Bin Yahaya and Khairul Anuar Bin Md Nazir from the Bebak Island Resort in Langkawi have created several special dishes for the festival such as Nasi lemak (Steamed rice with coconut milk), Ayam percik dengan air asam (Baked chicken with spices serve with hot and sour dip), Ayam Perchik (Marinated pieces of chicken thigh fillet, barbequed and served with Perchik sauce made from lemongrass, coconut milk, fresh chili), and Sambal Udang Galah (Prawn Sambal)
There’s also the Satay (marinated meat-on-a-stick with a spicy peanut butter sauce) and Roti Canai (Malay Pastry Pancake) the signature dish of Malaysia Airlines which recently won the Skytrax “Best Signature Dish” Award for 2012. Dancers from Kuala Lumpur will present dance acts.
Diners can also win a return ticket to Langkawi, courtesy of Malaysia Airlines coupled with a two nights stay with breakfast for two, at the Rebak Island Resort in Langkawi, Malaysia.
Mr. Khosla said that the festival will promote Sri Lanka and Colombo as a truly international destination. “Visitors who come to Sri Lanka need to experience its tradition and food and also after a while they want to experience something different. This will assure them that the choice they expect is here in Sri Lanka,” he said.
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