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Taste Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival (MIGF) 2018 Gala Night

[Food & Beverage]


We recently attended the gala night of Taste MIGF on 31 August 2018 which kicked off the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival (MIGF) 2018. MIGF is an opportunity for (ordinary/ non-wealthy) Malaysian foodies to try some gourmet and gastronomical journeys at some of the top restaurants in town, at special festival prices which makes it more affordable, yet showcases the best of what the chef has to offer. The festival which runs from 1 to 30 September 2018, will see some of Malaysia’s notable dining venues will serve special Festival Menus at special Festival prices as well as a host of Festival Offers that elevate each dining experience.

MIGF is really something that I look forward to as a foodie, and I’ve had the honour of being hosted by some of the top restaurants in Kuala Lumpur in the past like Maison Francaise, Savini Ristorante Italiano, Senja at The Club Saujana, Soleil, and many more which you can read here –

Taste MIGF – the event which kicks off the month-long MIGF, was a great opportunity to sample the various offerings by all the festival restaurants at one place. It’s like a posh and premium food fair, which gives you an idea of the menus at the participating festival restaurants which you can then visit at a later date.

The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Muhibah Chefs – Good Food Brings Us Together’ and features cuisines from around the world including Malaysian, French, Sri Lankan, Korean, Cantonese, Italian, South Asian, Western, Asian Fusion and many more.

Arriving early, we entered the Theatre of Cuisines (where bite sized portions of food are on offer from the specially created Festival Menus) to  do a round of judging before the event opened to the guests. As usual, the taste portions were designed to be big enough to satisfy but small enough to allow space for as many dishes as possible.


We bumped into many friends there (after our judging and after the doors were opened to the guests) and even made new ones! (Photo by Andy Kho.)

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Apart from the Theatre of Cuisines, there were also other exhibits and booths to visit.


Tried out some new Sunquik flavours. Haven’t had this drink since I was a kid!


Epicure International Gourmet Village

The Epicure International Gourmet Village had various booths where gourmet food and beverage vendors were selling various food products – from fine wines to exquisite cheeses, as well as delicacies from around the world.


LuxuryPlus Showcase

The LuxuryPlus Showcase featured exhibits by the Macao Government Tourism Office, Nulnu Lifestyle and Sunsuria Berhad.


Taste Of Malaysia

Making its debut at Taste MIGF 2018, Taste of Malaysia featured food from around the nation, and we got to taste Malaysian delicacies from each state, including indigenous creations from tribal communities.


Kronenbourg 1664 had a booth there too serving their Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc


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