Tuesday June 12, 2012
Look who’s cooking
By CHRISTOPHER TAN
WITH his homemade sauce in hand, 40-year-old engineer Teh Bin Wan was all prepared for a Father’s Day Maggi Mee Goreng Competition (Father and Child category).
Bin Wan, who was taking part in such a competition for the very first time, had for a teammate his daughter Teh Tze Yi, nine.
“My homemade sauce is a combination of sesame oil, garlic, onion and a bit of chilli.
“Our ingredients are all natural, with no preservatives,” he said during the competition at Penang Times Square on Sunday.
The father and daughter pair presented their dish in a hollowed out pineapple.
Bin Wan said he thought of using the pineapple as a bowl for decoration, and to add an acidic taste to his fried noodles.
Also taking part were doctor Ng Kok Kwang, 50, and his daughter Ng Wan En, 14.
Dr Ng said his wife had taught him how to fry a delicious plate of Maggi noodles a day before the competition.
“The competition is a great way to strengthen relationships among family members. All of us definitely enjoyed ourselves here,” he said.
Wan En, who studies in SMJK(C) Perempuan Cina, said it was fun learning how to fry noodles with her father as she only knew how to make egg sandwiches.
Bin Wan, Dr Ng and their daughters won the consolation prizes comprising a Nestle hamper and a Sunshine City shopping voucher worth RM100.
In first place were salesman Lee Yok Nging, 35, and his son Lee Yong Yi, 10.
Veteran cook Seeni Mohamed Sheik Abidin, 35, and his son Syed Muhammaed Hafiz Seeni Moha-med, 12, won second prize while third prize went to sales manager Alvin Niap, 47, and his son Giovan Niap, 12.
The top three teams won AMC cookware products, Eastin Hotel food and beverage vouchers, Nestle hampers and Sunshine City shopping vouchers worth RM800, RM550 and RM330 respectively.
Seeni Mohamed, who had been frying mee goreng for the past 20 years, said his secret to a good dish was cuttlefish.
“The recipe has been passed down for three generations,” said Seeni Mohamed, who operates a mee goreng stall at the Sri Weld food court in Beach Street.
There were also 14 teams in the Open category.