MIGF 2011 Grand Finale Celebration

It’s Raining Chefs at MIGF 2011 Granf Finale Celebration! 
lucky that night was not raining halleluyah! 

MIGF (The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival) 2011 Grand Finale was a night filled with magic, fireworks and fire eaters, more than 2,000 guests helped celebrate the gala gustatory event that is MIGF at the Grand Finale on 3 Nov at Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach with balmy “sand and sea” atmosphere and traditional ASEAN dishes were served alfresco. 

The arrival of VIPs with the rat-a-tat-tat of paintball guns appeared men camouflage outfits on ATVs, leading buggies in which sat Guest of Honour Dato’ Dr Ong Hong Peng, Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, MIGF Royal Patron YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin Tuanku Ja’afar and Organising Chairman Dato’ Steve Day, accompanied by Sunway Lagoon CEO Mr Aaron Soo.

Arrival of VVIPs

Fireworks sparks the Celebration

With gun-toting military-esque men on all-terrain vehicles, a haka dance, a magic show and performers twirling fiery sticks, it was a blazing evening topped with the main event, the awards presentation to the best of the best among the 28 Malaysian restaurants participating in MIGF.

Organising Chairman Dato’ Steve Day

Tunku Naquiyuddin Ibni Tuanku Ja'afar and Tunku Nurul Hayati Binti Tunku Bahador

Miss Malaysia Universe 2011 pageant at the event

The highlight of the night was the awards presentation, where the participating restaurants had the chance to walk away with a variety of awards in the People’s Choice, Judges’ Choice and Festival Diners’ Choice categories.

These awards included recognition for the restaurants’ efforts during the Gala Launch, namely for Most Creative Restaurant Station, Most Creative Food Presentation, Most Innovative Cuisine and Most Outstanding Cuisine; and during the Festival month, specifically for Most Creative Festival Menu, Best Value Meal, Best Festival Offers, Best Marketed Restaurant, Most Creative Dining Experience, Best Use of the Festival Theme and Most Outstanding Cuisine.

Energetic Haka Dance

The Fire Eaters 

Magic Show by Magician Moudini from Iran

Songs about rain from umbrella carrying dancers 
plus Rihanna’s hit Umbrella and Jai Ho

Tropical beauties dance to Latin beats

Live band

 Body painting and on-going fun activities for the guests 

Hot food was served and cooked fresh on the spot for the guest through the whole event. While waiting for the festivities to begin, I visited the stalls for samples of each dish, and the air was filled with music from the live band, excited chatter, anticipation and, most tantalizingly, the smell of delicious food, especially the char kuey teow sizzling in the wok.

Food, drinks, desserts and etc all were buffet stalls and free flow all night long from Carlsberg was the official beer for MIGF, Kronenbourg 1664; from Sanpellegrino Asia, Acqua Panna mineral water; Cotra, Peel Fresh juices; Permanis, Tropicana Twister juices; Nestle, Drumstick and La Cremeria ice cream; and from A&L Adventure and Leisure as well as Orix Marketing was a variety of wines.

Hot food such as mee rebus, murtabak, oyster egg, pasembur, Penang chee cheong fun, roti jala, satay, kebab, otak-otak, tempura, sushi, thosai, char kuey teow, chicken tikka, curry laksa, honey-glazed chicken wing, Ipoh hor fun, Korean BBQ chicken, cendol, ais kacang, malay kuih, cakes, fruits and other desserts and the perennial local favourite, teh tarik and others.

Local Fruits Station

Chicken Tikka Morsels 

Steam Otak-Otak

Curry Laksa

Love this Coconut Jelly 

Ice Cream


  1. Nice! Fire breathing is a lot of fun. I did it in Sunway Lagoon too, one of the performers taught me. :D

  2. Hebat lah u! can do fire breathing too.


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