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A Culinary Fest of East Meets West

Sunway plays host to Hong Kong superstar Nicholas Tse and Canadian celebrity chef David Rocco
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  • Sunway City Kuala Lumpur and The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat were the official destination partners for FOX Networks Group Asia’s original series, Celebrity Chef: East Vs West’.

With the premise of a culinary battle between Hong Kong celebrity Nicholas Tse, and Canadian celebrity chef David Rocco, FOX Networks Group Asia (FNGA) launched its newest original series, ‘Celebrity Chef: East Vs West’.

The five-part series features Tse and Rocco travelling throughout Asia to learn about the city, food and culture before taking up the challenge of preparing a local dish handpicked by a local chef.

Sunway City Kuala Lumpur and The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat are the official destination partners for the series in Malaysia, and hosted the chefs during their stay in Malaysia.

A Culinary Fest of East Meets West

Photo credit: Fox Life

DAY 1:
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh, Perak
The Celebrity Chefs were greeted by host Chef Wan, before tasting famous local dishes.

A Culinary Fest of East Meets West

Photo credit: Fox Life

A Culinary Fest of East Meets West

DAY 2:
The chefs’ first round of competition in Malaysia took place amidst the lush green of The Banjaran Hostprings Retreat, with the final dish served to guests in Jeff’s Cellar.

A Culinary Fest of East Meets West

DAY 3:
Sunway Velocity Mall, Kuala Lumpur
The chefs made an appearance to an audience of hundreds of fans and sampled local Peranakan cuisine prepared by Chef Debbie Teoh.

A Culinary Fest of East Meets West

Photo credit: Fox Life

DAY 4:
Sunway University, Sunway City
The chefs arrived in style on the Sunway chopper, to continue their next shoot on campus.

DAY 5:

A Culinary Fest of East Meets West

Sunway Pyramid, Sunway City
The chefs raced the aisles of Cold Storage to purchase ingredients for the second cooking challenge.

A Culinary Fest of East Meets West

Sunway University School of Culinary Arts, Sunway City
The challenge was held in the kitchen of the Sunway University School of Culinary Arts.

A Culinary Fest of East Meets West

A Culinary Fest of East Meets West

Sunway Resort, Sunway City
The chefs showcased their final creations to dinner guests at the Sunway Resort.

‘Celebrity Chef: East Vs West’ appeared on FOXLife from 25 March – 22 April and will air on Nat Geo People from 16 May – 13 June. The series will also be syndicated exclusively in China by Tencent, a partner of FNGA.

This article first appeared in Berita Sunway Issue 62

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