Over 700 food lovers sat shoulder to shoulder around the street food table, sharing ice-cold Tiger beers at Tiger STREATS. Held at a vibrant street meets fine dining pop-up restaurant, MH Platinum Warehouse in Setapak, guests were in for a dramatic mash-up between two chefs who are worlds apart, but share the honour of a Michelin Star fame in the culinary world.
The world’s first ‘street food meets fine dining’ culinary collaboration featured Hawker Chan, of the first hawker stand to win a prestigious Michelin Star – Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle in Singapore and Jeff Ramsey, former Executive Chef at the Michelin-starred Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel, and current owner and chef of progressive modernist restaurant Babe KL.
Guests were treated to a menu of contrasts by both chefs starting with appetisers by Chef Ramsey called ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ an intriguing take on well-loved local favourites nasi lemak and roti banjir. This was followed by ‘Laksa Injections’, tubes packed with the flavours of three types of laksa.
Hawker Chan’s signature Chicken Rice was next on the menu, giving the crowd a chance to taste the dish which attracted the attention of the Michelin judges. Those with a sweet tooth found delight in the dessert, a collaboration between Hawker Chan and Chef Ramsey called ‘Two Makes a Blossom’. This culinary masterpiece, created exclusively for Tiger STREATS, featured an aromatic combination of Asian pears with a rosewater and honey mousse that enhanced the homely taste of the classic flower jelly. Fermented Roselle and its syrup coupled with a mint garnishing topped off this breezy dessert.
As the night went on, guests were presented with an unexpected Tiger STREATS inspired Yee Sang dish in conjunction with the commencement of Tiger Beer’s Chinese New Year 2017 campaign. Prepared with a new twist on tradition to kick off the new lunar year, the Yee Sang dish was filled with unexpected ingredients such as dried prawn crackers and satay sauce for added abundance and prosperity in the year ahead.
Guests were in for another surprise when the hawker stations were revealed, offering everyone more food to enjoy. Prepared by renowned food establishments in Malaysia – Tujo Bar-sserie & Grill, Chocha Foodstores, Hoppers, and Inside Scoop – the hawker stations carried contemporary interpretations of local street food where guests were able to have a bite of traditional food with a touch of modernity.
Alongside the great food, there were also some amazing performances by Tiger Jams finalists, Rozella and Son of a Policeman, to keep the crowd entertained. Engagement activities and games were also conducted to make the night a memorable one for guests.
Commenting on the event, Tiger Beer Marketing Manager, Jessie Chuah said, “It is an honour to have two renowned chefs as part of our Tiger STREATS campaign and to see food lovers from all walks of life sitting together around the table, making unexpected new connections. Having scrumptious food accompanied by ice cold Tiger brews just adds to the celebration.”
It was indeed a night to be remembered as guests went home safely, leveraging on the special tie-up between Tiger STREATS and GRAB that offered RM 20 off to everyone who used the promo code. For more information on Tiger STREATS and to view photos from the event, please visit Tiger Beer’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/tigerbeermy.