The recently-held cooking competition organised by food magazine, Saji and named, “Perghh! Sedapnya” was won by one young participant from Malacca. The winner took home a cash prize of RM300, certificates and hampers.
Muhammad Afiq Abdullah, 27, a bachelor-degree holder in Food Service Management who works as a nutritionist at the Raub District Hospital, Pahang won the coveted title beating 14 other aspirants.
“This is my first time participating in a cooking competition and, surprisingly I won,” said Muhammad Afiq to Ipoh Echo. He did not expect to win, as the other contestants were more experienced than him and, moreover, he was the youngest in the crowd.
“I’ve never tried these recipes before. Maybe, it’s my lucky day,” exclaimed Muhammad Afiq. He prepared two dishes, one an Arab named, “Nasi Timur Tengah Kambing Kashmir with Acar Nenas Pancar Delima” and the other, Thai-style seafood spaghetti with herbs. His creativity and originality won the judges’ hearts.
The competition was held at the concourse of the Aeon Shopping Complex at Station 18, Pasir Pinji recently. Over 500 guests and onlookers watched the animated event, with commentary provided by winner of Celebrity Masterchef Season 2, Zuraida Badron better known as Syura.