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 traveling 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.

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.

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

‘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.