Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sushi and Cocktail Making Contest by G Hotel

In the effort of showcasing SPOON's (G Hotel Kelawai's in house restaurant) amazing spread of Sushi, the management of G Hotel Kelawai organized a Sushi and Cocktail-making contest for the members of media. Sushi is one of the international dishes featured on the buffet line in SPOON, though the process of making Sushi seems easy, it actually requires a lot of practices and experiences. A live demonstration on how to roll the perfect Sushi and Cocktail-mixing session by the professional Chef and Mixologist were amongst the activities lined up that day. 

If you are keen to savor the Sushi and perhaps, other delectable dishes from the buffet spread, head over to SPOON for the themed Gourmet International Buffet Dinner.
Price: Rm 150 nett person, Rm 89 nett for senior citizens of 60 years old and above, 50% discount for children aged 6 to 12 years old.
Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, every Friday and Saturday.

Many thanks to G Hotel Kelawai for the event arrangement.



Creation of Contestant No. 1- Gibson Chan


Contestant No. 2- Yours Truly


Contestant No. 3- Fabian from Foodsion Magazine


Contestant No. 4- Jazz Tan & Trista Toh


Contestant No. 5- Kelly Choo

The contest started with Chef Karthi, Sous Chef of G Hotel Kelawai explaining and performing a live demonstration on how to wrap 3 different types of Sushi- Maki Sushi, Uramaki and the classic Sushi. All ingredients are prepared but contestants were judged based on taste, presentation, creativity and hygiene. 


Yours truly mixing the Chili Lada Cocktail


Mr. Preetran, G Hotel Kelawai's Mixologist 

Shortly after the Sushi making contest, a live demonstration was done by Mr. Preetran, G Hotel Kelawai's Mixologist and the Cocktail we were preparing was Chili Lada; a delicate concoction that packs a powerful punch. It consists of 30 ml of Vodka, 30 ml of Cranberry Juice, 30 ml of Passion Fruit syrup, a halved Lime and a halved Chili. The Chili and Lime were first pounded to extract the flavors; a generous amount of Ice was then added... followed by the remaining ingredients. Though the shaking part seems effortless but the key is to chill and mix the concoction. The end result was a refreshing glass of Cocktail, which comprised of spicy, acidic, sweet with bitter end notes. 


A group photo of all the contestants


A group photo with all the Winners (no, yours truly did not win)