Kelantan Food Festival At United Nation (UN)
Malaysia opened a 10-day Kelantan food festival last night at the United Nations (UN) here as an event to mark the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s independence as well as its 50th anniversary of membership in the world body.
The Malaysia-Kelantan Food Festival opened in the presence of the Sultan of Kelantan, Tuanku Ismail Petra, and the Raja Perempuan of Kelantan, Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid.
The guests were treated to some rare culinary delights, including salad of bean sprout with shrimps (kerabu taugeh dengan udang), tangy seafood soup with a dash of tumeric (sup singgang lautan), grilled chicken Kelantan-style served with herbs in rice and pickles (ayam percik, nasi kerabu dan acar), pearls of sago in Melaka palm syrup (sago gula Melaka), sweet pastries of Kelantan (aneka kuih Kelantan) and frothy Kelantan tea and coffee (teh tarik dan kopi).
Nine chefs have been flown in from Malaysia to prepare food for guests during the food festival, which will be on until May 4.
Dancers from Kelantan put on a cultural performance and a fashion show “All in Songket” was staged by Zang Toi, an internationally-acclaimed fashion designer of Kelantanese descent now living in New York.