The Malaysian Culinary and Product Fair will take place from July 5 to 14 at the Windsor Plaza Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

At nightly dinner buffets prepared by guest chefs from the One World Hotel in Malaysia, diners will be introduced to traditional dishes and product displays, with a lucky draw with nightly prizes and a spectacular grand prize.

There will be three different buffet menus presented on a rotating basis. Some of the classic Malay dishes on offer include biryani rice; mutton soup with spices; skewered grilled chicken, beef and lamb served with peanut sauce, compressed rice cubes, cucumber, and onions; tiger prawns with chili paste and petai; and pandan-flavored glutinous rice cakes rolled in grated coconut.

Preparing the feast will be chefs Amar Bin Abdul Rahim and Mohd Ghouse Bin Ishak. Chef Amar is Chef De Partie with One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya. Chef Mohd is from Georgetown, Penang, and brings with him extensive experience in the culinary industry, having worked in the region as a pastry chef for 30 years.

Windsor Plaza Hotel General Manager Mr. Adwin Chong said the rich traditions of Malaysia would be on offer during the fair and will provide an unforgettable experience for guests. “We are very proud that Windsor Plaza Hotel can continue to bring the world to Ho Chi Minh City through these wonderful events,” he said.

Malaysian cuisine consists of cooking traditions and practices found in Malaysia and reflects the multi-ethnic makeup of its population. As a result of historical migrations, colonization by foreign powers, and its geographical position within its wider home region, Malaysia’s culinary style in the present day is primarily a melange of traditions from its Malay, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and ethnic Bornean citizens, with heavy to light influences from Thai, Portuguese, Dutch, Arabian, and British cuisines, to name just a few. This results in a symphony of flavors, making Malaysian cuisine highly complex and diverse.

There will also be numerous booths at the fair where visitors can purchase traditional Malaysian products.