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The article on Oriental Daily for  NTV7 Foodie Blogger (愛食客) TV program is finally out last Wednesday (21/5/2014). 

The article is of course, all about Ernest Chong (张顺源), the host of the TV program, while I play second fiddle as the invited guest of the day. This was my first time on a Chinese newspaper, which means I’ve now appeared in newspaper articles of all three major languages, woohoo!

Oriental Daily article on NTV7 Foodie Blogger TV program
Oriental Daily article on NTV7 Foodie Blogger TV program

For the article, we went to the Taman Connaught Pasar Malam for 3 challenges whereby we, with the help of the hawker stall operator, come up with our own preparation of the food, then serve it to the public to get votes. The first challenge was the stinky tofu, follow by salted pau and potted ice cream.

salted fish pau challenge
salted fish pau challenge

Whenever someone votes for either of us, we get a little NTV7 sticker. At the end I collected 14 to Ernest’s 12 or 13 stickers, but he won the 1st and 3rd challenges while I only came up top for the sauce I made for salted pau. I had the majority votes, I guess, but like general elections in Malaysia, it’s the number of seats won that matters.

No prize anyway, hahaha, it was all fun!

Foodie Blogger airs on Thursday 10pm, I’m the guest on the segment that features KL hawker foods that should be aired in a few weeks.

potted ice cream challenge
potted ice cream challenge

Here’s the full article copied from Oriental Daily. Interestingly, the writer, the artist, and myself all shared the same surname 张.

《爱食客》街头拉票嚇路人 张顺源最怕臭豆腐

娱乐2014年5月20日

张心怡 报导

(蕉赖20日讯)张顺源拋身夜市当「爱食客」,豁出去地亏本设计「双层花盆蛋糕冰淇淋」之余,直接在街头拉客投票测人气,还拉拢好友「作弊」为他增加同情票。

ntv7美食节目《爱食客》,由第一届金视奖最佳男配角张顺源取代视帝庄可比,担任新一季主持人。首次主持美食节目的他,在长达12集的第2季节目中,將与不同的部落客一同品嚐部落客们推荐的美食料理。配合节目,他找来雪隆区的搭档部落客张家勇,骑重机进击蕉赖康乐夜市,並以3种夜市食物进行游戏,经现场民眾投票决定谁是贏家。

第2季《爱食客》每逢星期四晚上11时於ntv7播出。

第1站:臭味相投臭豆腐(张顺源胜)

远远就闻到臭豆腐的味道,让访问这天拍戏拍到凌晨5时、没睡多久即赶往记者会接受访问的张顺源,一双本要塌下的眼皮瞬间睁开,眉头皱成了一团。「我平时真的不碰臭豆腐。」话虽如此,他和部落客还是乖乖戴上透明塑料手套,亲自下锅炸臭豆腐。突然听到老板说「切了豆腐后,手会有点酵水味」后,2人开始互相推脱,谁该先开始切浸了2天、发酵2週的臭豆腐。憋著呼吸把臭豆腐下锅后,2人要准备为比赛的臭豆腐调製「酱料」。

张顺源选了薑片、柠檬和辣椒粉,部落客选了芥末、辣椒粉和千岛酱。2人信心满满地將混在一起的酱料,倒在炸好的臭豆腐上,3位结伴逛夜市、打算初次尝试臭豆腐的女孩们,就这样成了他们的实验品。结果由张顺源以2票获胜,原因是选用的酱料调配遮盖了臭豆腐的味道,让第一次尝试吃臭豆腐的民眾觉得还不错。

至於部落客所得的1票也非同情分,民眾表示:「就是有保留了原味的臭。」

第2站:皇帝爱吃咸鱼包(部落客胜)

无线剧《食为奴》中,康熙皇帝爱吃的咸鱼包来到康乐夜市,同样吸引了络绎不绝的人潮。这回张顺源挑战加入千岛酱、辣椒粉与芥末的酱料,败给部落客准备的千岛酱+辣椒粉+酱油。原因是张顺源准备的酱料太咸了,配上原本的咸鱼包,等於「咸上加咸」。

第3站:花盆蛋糕冰淇淋(张顺源胜)

来到这站,2人必须向年仅20岁的小老板学习花盆蛋糕冰淇淋的製作步骤。本该是蛋糕和雪糕一层层铺上,但2人来到最后一关,亏本式地加料,2大勺的雪糕加上2层蛋糕,若是这样以原价售卖的花,必定亏本。张顺源为自己设计的花盆蛋糕冰淇淋取名「孤独残风中的败柳」,原因是叠得太高,时间拖得太久,雪糕都融的七七八八了。部落客左铺巧克力,右铺芝士的「鸳鸯花盆」,名字不错,卖相不受落。加上张顺源的好友凑巧地来逛夜市,隔壁算命摊的老板娘认出张顺源后,更是落力为他拉人气,这一回合若捨张顺源,还能取谁呢?

map to Taman Connaught Pasar Malam

Address:
Taman Connaught Pasar Malam
Connaught Highway & Jalan Pantas
Cheras, Selangor
GPS3.081564, 101.734068
Hours: Every Wednesday Evening

A couple weeks ago I got an SMS from Ellfian asking if I was interested in appearing on the Malay Mail in a feature story, to which I of course answered with a yes.

Fast forward a week or so later, here’s the article that appeared over the weekends will be on The Malay Mail Oct 11, 2013. My partner in crime was Kelly Siew, who writes about food & cooks too.

Thanks to Datuk Wong for sending me the PDF file of which the screenshot above was taken.

Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio, with Temmi modelling by the side for size comparison
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio, with Temmi modelling by the side for size comparison

In an unrelated story, I got my hands on another unit of Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio machine. This was because my previous unit has since been hijacked by Haze to her office, and there was no chance I’ll ever lay my hands on it again as everyone in the office loved it!

Latte Machiatto prepared in about a minute or so
Latte Machiatto prepared in about a minute or so

If you’re not familiar with this, it’s a little coffee machine that can power up and make quite a few different types of coffee/tea/and chocochino drinks in mere minutes, without getting our hands dirty, and hardly needs a rinse there after. One of the most convenience and economical ways to a cup of good espresso based coffee at home.

Read my previous post (with a video) on the machine if you want to find out more about it.

fancy a trip to Tokyo? you can win it!
fancy a trip to Tokyo? you can win it!

By the way, there’s a contest where you can design the Nescafe Dolce Gusto machine and finalists (2 from Malaysia) will win a trip to Tokyo, all expense paid, including a partner too.

You can find out more about the contest on Dolce Gusto Malaysia FB page. I’m going to convince Haze to participate!

This is the best issue that SURF magazine has published so far, why? Cos you there is a 2 page story on yours truly as well as articles on my buddies ShaolinTiger and Boss Stewie from Nuffnang. Remember, remember, go get Issue #9 of SURF!

SURF Magazine's best Issue
yeay KYspeaks is there!

This is actually the first time I appear in a magazine, previously there was a little article on NST for my Nokia N82′s Soul of the Night involvement, and then of course there’s the old Kosmo article on my Koi Pond. Now anyone wanna get me on TV or radio? hee-hee

KY on SURF magazine
Mouth Wide Open

The article carries quite a narcissistic tone, it is mostly about myself and this blog. There’s how I started the blog, what sort of food I like most, how I do reviews, and even my age is revealed *gasp*.

Of course, there is a similar 2 page article on the mat salleh ShaolinTiger, and a pretty good article on the two local blog advertising firms including Nuffnang, with yet another photo of Boss Stewie plastered on main media.

ST on on SURF magazine
ShaolinTiger
Boss Stewie on SURF magazine
Tim of Nuffnang

Get a copy yo!

KY on New Straits TimeIt’s been a while I bought newspaper, but I couldn’t help myself but to get yesterday’s version of New Sunday Times. Unlike the “celebrity bloggers” who appear on printed media every other week, this is something a bit rarer for me. If you haven’t check it out, here goes!

KY on newspaper
best!

Here is the link to the full article online, you can also click on the image on the right for a screen captured version. This article is in conjunction with my involvement in the Nokia Nseries Soul of the Night project.

To be fair, I was on Kosmo newspaper a couple years back with an interview about my koi pond, and another article on NST that has something to do with the now defunct monsterblog project. Oh, not to forget a mention on Star Metro about an article regarding the local hawker scene.

Keep them coming, keep them coming. =D