Over the May Bank Holiday, we had the pleasure of hosting our Spring Market on London’s Southbank. Across Saturday and Sunday we introduced a touch of Malaysian taste and culture to the start of the British springtime.
If you didn’t get a chance to come down and see it for yourself the market was a huge success. Blessed with exceptional weather, thousands of hungry visitors and the smells of delicious cooking, the atmosphere was like a bustling market in Penang or Malacca.
The twelve restaurants that took part were swept off their feet with eager crowds keen to try authentic Malaysian dishes. Special mention should be made to the Roti King and Puji – Puji who could hardly keep up with the demand for their delicious Roti and Satay. The product stores selling the authentic produce of Malaysia ready for all to create the dishes at home, couldn’t stack their shelves fast enough!
Chef Norman Musa’s excellent cooking demonstration ran throughout the weekend; Chef Norman’s expertise, with his assistant Howard’s enthusiasm, inspired and educated the audience on the melting pot of tastes and influences that create his native dishes. Refreshing ice-cream in delicious Malay flavours such as Durian, Pandan and Teh Tarik came courtesy of Chef Norman Musa also!
Stage performances from Bonni Freechyld and Syazmin Saprudin gave the finishing touches to the Malaysian Spring Market atmosphere that attracted such a great crowd. To all those who came we hope you had an excellent experience, if you missed out don’t despair – in September Malaysia Kitchen will return to Trafalgar Square for the fantastic Malaysia Night 2014.