Wednesday, May 27, 2015


When think of potato, everyone will think of french fries and mashed potatoes but do you know that you can made lots of dishes using a potatoes as the main ingredients ? With wide array of recipes from appetizers to desserts, I'm here attended US Potato Culinary Festival Kuala Lumpur 2015 at Villa Danieli, Sheraton Hotel to explore  a new, exciting and healthier ways of enjoying US potatoes and transform the recipes into some yummylicious dishes to share with all my readers here...

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.
US Potato & Pear Soup as the starter
Char-Grilled Bali-Bali Spring Chicken with US Potato as the main dish
US Potato Skin as snack
US Potato Milk Shake as the drink
US Potato Pudding as the desert 
Organized by the US Potato Board, the US Potato Culinary Festival will run from 1 – 30 June 2015 at a total of 13 top dining venues 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

Certificate of Appreciate was awarded to all the Chefs from the participating hotels and restaurants
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.
Congrats to all the Chefs for making an awesome food using US Potato as the main ingredient
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.

Smoked Wagyu Beef with US Potato Confit for snacks
Shepherd's Pie
US Potato with Seafood
Some health facts to share with that one medium-size (5.3 ounce) skin-on US potato contains just 110 calories per serving, boasts more potassium (620g) than a banana, provides almost half the daily value of vitamin C (45 percent) and contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol. 
Fusion Potatoes Salad
US Potato Curry Ball
Bali-Bali Curried Beef Hamburger with US Curly Fries
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. 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.
For Pizza lover, try Pizza with US Potatoes and Lamb
Mashed US Potato with Smoked Salmon & Beef Bacon
Pig Hug Bun
Though imported taters may sometimes come at a slightly premium price, superior agriculture methods, harvesting and distribution facilities from the US helps to produce potatoes of better quality, taste, versatility and nutritional value.
US Potato Gnocchi in Crispy Parmesan Cracker and Creamy Tomato Sauce

US Potato with Big Big Prawn
If you would like to experience the difference in cooking with quality US potatoes can find these tuber gems 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.

It really opened my eyes to see so many yummylicious dishes just using US Potato to complete our health diet. Times for me to try all those dishes to made it for my Little Angels in a fun and creative way so that they'll always stay healthy. Hope all of you'll try it for your loved ones and I'm sure they'll love it too.  

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