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Thursday, May 28, 2015

US POTATO CULINARY FESTIVAL KUALA LUMPUR 2015


Don’t just think about french fries and mashed potatoes – it’s time to take the world’s favourite comfort food to all new heights of taste and glamour in the US Potato Culinary Festival Kuala Lumpur 
2015! This post is going to be all about potatoes, potato has been one of the ingredients in cooking for my family's meal. If you love cooking, I am sure you know so many recipes you can create with US POTATO. 


Held for the second time in Malaysia after a highly successful run two years ago, this bi-annual culinary fest will offer up a month long smorgasbord of dining delights to whet the appetites of both potato aficionados and the spud-curious.

I am sure you agree that you can do so create so many size and shapes that you like with them, check out these yummylicious fried US potatoes, what sauce would you choose to dip in? 



Organized by the US Potato Board, the US Potato Culiary Festival will run from 1-30 Jun4 2015 at a total of 13 top dining venue around the Klang Valley, each of which will feature a mouthwatering assortment of unique and fusion dishes that elevate the versatility, nutritional benefits and superior taste of quality US potatoes.

The restaurants participating this year include popular hotels and restaurants such as


1. Best Western Hotel, Petaling Jaya
2. Big Hug Burger
3. Burger Factory
4. Jibby & Co.
5. La Bo Ca Latino
6. La Risata
7. Maria’s Steakcafe
8. Naughty Nuri’s
9. Rendezvous Steak Garden Restaurant
10. Secret Of Lousinana
11. Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
12. The Daily Grind
13. The Roulette Bar



You are looking at some 14 Malaysian chefs 
photo above credit to k.kiat photography

The chefs of these respective restaurants have been tasked with inventing the most unique and delectable recipes they can conceive using quality US potatoes and they will be serving these wonderful potato dishes at their outlets around the Klang Valley. 



One of the chefs who is happy with his creative variations of potato meal.

The versatility of US potatoes has resulted in these chefs creating some truly creative variations of potato frittatas, potato mash-ups and even potato ice cream.

Through this festival, the US Potato Board aims to showcase how US potatoes can be used as a main ingredient to a wide array of recipes from appetizers to desserts. This will increase the public's interest in enjoying US potatoes in new, exciting and healthier ways.



My blogger pal is enjoying her fried potato.

While most locals may have become accustomed enjoying potatoes in their more savoury forms such as fried, mashed or backed, the humble potato when cooked discerningly is in fact one of the healthiest vegetables one can consume.

One medium size (5.3 ounce) skin-on US potato contains just 110 calories per serving, boats more potassium (620g) than a banana, provide almost half the daily value of Vitamin C (45 percent) and contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol. 

Which would you like to try?
Shrimp Etouffee US Potato Boat or Cajun US Fries Chili Octopus?
When it comes to US potatoes, Malaysians will not have to compromise taste for any health reasons. A healthy, balanced meal can be just as tasteful. Just look at the photos taken during the event. 
Baked, mashed, roasted or fried, US potatoes have a remarkable ability to enhance whatever dish is served with them, enhancing presentation, adding value and appetite appeal. A growing pool of research confirms that potatoes play a positive role in healthy diet. Research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition demonstrates that people can eat potatoes and still lose weight.



From top left is English Curry US Fries, US Potato Espuma,
from bottom left US Potato Crawfish Pie, Spiced US Potatoes with Smoked Lamb Bacon and Saffron Aioli

Through imported taters may sometimes come at a slightly premium price, superior agriculture methods, harvesting and distributing facilities from the US helps to produce potatoes of better quality, taste, versatility and nutritional value. 

There are US Potato & Pear Soup, US Potato Espuna, Pizza with US Potatoes and Lamb, Crispy US Potato Milkshake, Bali-bali Curried Beef Hamburger with US Curly Fries.
Malaysians who likes to eat and experience the difference in cooking with quality US potatoes can find those tuber germs in all leading supermarkets and hypermarkets in Malaysia. Many leading restaurants and QSR chains also serve US potatoes due to their quality and superior taste.

Thanks to Sidney Kan for this invitation, the night where I eat variety of food related to US potatoes. 
Group photo with my friends. 

For more info on US potatoes, please visit www.potatoesusa-malaysia.com or www.potatoesusa.com 




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