Malaysia is world-famous for its wide and scrumptious range of multi-racial foods available to tempt the taste buds of food aficionados. Malaysian chefs are much-sought after for their ability to produce many creative dishes using various types of ingredients from all over the world.
Potato lovers alert! 16 leading Malaysian chefs will demonstrate their prowess when USPB organises the “US Potato Culinary Festival KL 2013” come June where the key ingredient in their dishes are US potato products.
|Press Conference cum potato dishes tasting session|
The US Potato Culinary Festival KL 2013 celebrates the launch of more than 38 dishes in 13 F&B outlets comprising restaurants, eateries, pubs and hotels etc. These F&B outlets are set to serve customers a wide and interesting repertoire of dishes comprising mains, appetizers, desserts etc using US frozen potatoes as the key ingredient.
From 1st to 30th June, customers at these outlets will have the opportunity to taste US potatoes used in various types of Malaysian fusion, western and eastern dishes. Organised by the US Potato Board, this potato menu promotion will be a treat for US potato lovers at these 13 outlets.
The objective of this festival is to promote the enjoyment of US frozen potatoes in a variety of innovative menu items. When one thinks about frozen potatoes, the first impression is probably Shoestring Fries, Curly Fries or Potato Wedges which often accompany steaks or burgers.
US frozen processors offer the widest variety of menu-enhancing frozen potato products from which to choose. Malaysians will have the opportunity to taste different types and shapes of US frozen potatoes during this promotion from whole frozen baked potatoes to specialty fry products. US frozen potatoes are appropriate for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a snack.
Many shapes and types of frozen potatoes were being displayed on that day which some I never seen before. But the question is why US frozen potatoes?
According to a study by the University of Illinois in 1991, “Frozen vegetables have a nutritional value on par with fresh”. This is because frozen vegetables are harvested at the peak ripeness and nutritive value. Immediate processing “locks in” the nutrients and vitamins.
Potatoes are an indispensable source of nutrition. One 148 gram potato packs only 110 calories, but 18% of the RDV (recommended daily value) of potassium and 45% of the RDV of vitamin C. US potatoes contain high “solids” and low sugar content which produce high-quality finished products with desirable appearance, taste and texture. Other than that, ideal growing temperatures, rich soil, state-of-the-art processing and generations of expertise help make US frozen potatoes the finest in the world.
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I was happy and lucky being invited by Sidney (bigboyoven) to have the 1st opportunity to sample some of these scrumptious dishes at a special media event being held at the Sime Darby Convention Centre in a festival-like setting to mark the auspicious launch.
Let see what I had that day!
|Steak Cut US Potato with Cheese and Prawn|
|Red Battered US Potato Spirals Puff Spaghetti with Salmon and Cream Sauce|
|Deep Fried Steak Cut US Potato Sugar and Sesame Coated|
|Baked Quiche Versitot US Potato Tater Tots with Vegetable|
|US Potato Skins and Smoke Salmon Zushi|
|Deep Fried Argentinian Shrimp Red Battered US Potato Spirals with Fruits and Nachos Cheese|
|US Potato Baked with Spice Seafood Cake with Tongkat Ali Sauce and Tuna Kerabu|
|US Potato Seafood Ungkerp Parcel|
|US Potato Prune Stuffing with Pecal Emulsions and Pomegranate Salad|
|Old European Style US Potato Tater Gems with Organic Salad Bouquet|
|Succulent Homemade English Double Meat and Double US Potato|
|Trio Soldier US Potato Frittatas with Spicy Garlic Mayo|
|Cheezy US Potato Wedges & Fries|
|Veggie Treat with US Potato|
|Crispy US Hash Brown with Chicken Burgers|
|Egg, Turkey Ham & Spinach US Hash Brown Casserole|
|Crispy US Potato Skins with Corn Salsa|
|Oven Baked US Mashed Potatoes infused with Lyonnais US Potato|
|Oven Baked US Mashed Potatoes stuffed with Spicy Duck Breast|
|Trio of US Potato|
|Charbroiled Ribeye of Beef with Truffle Parmesan US Fries|
|US Potato Creme Brulee|
|Savory US Lattice Cut Potato with Spring Vegetable Sauce|
|US Potato Cassulette with Caramelized Onion|
|Gumbo US Potato Boat|
|US Potato Buffalo Slice Parmigiana|
|US Potato with Salted Egg; US Potato Mini Burger|
|Vegenapolitana Spaghetti with US Potato|
|Spanish Omelette with US Potatoes|
|US Potato Cottage Pie|
|Bara US Potato Spring Rolls Special|
|Chocolate US Potato Fingers|
|US Hash Brown Chicken Chop Chess|
|Around the World On US Potato Skin|
|Spiced Cajun Rice on US Potato Skin|
What a satisfying meal I had that night! All thanks to chefs from below participating restaurants:
Bara One Bistro
Craving Kitchen & Café
Secret of Louisiana
Suka F & B Restaurant
Through this, US Potato Culinary Festival KL 2013, the US Potato Board also aims to showcase to the public that US frozen potatoes can be used as a main ingredient from appetizers to desserts - opening up a whole new dimension for the public to enjoy US frozen potatoes in many new exciting ways.
喜爱美国马铃薯的人士可万勿错过吉隆坡美国马铃薯美食节2013哦！进一步详情请联络Kent Low或Eddie Saw，电话： (03) 8070-7216。
So hurry to these outlets to enjoy US potatoes like never before! For more information on the US Potato Culinary Festival KL 2013, please call Kent Low or Eddie Saw at (03) 8070-7216.