The month-long Perak Food Festival 2015, in the month of May, is aimed at promoting Perak’s authentic dishes and delicacies. It is held in conjunction with the Malaysia Year of Festival 2015 and is organised by Perak Tourism Management Berhad.
The festival was launched on Thursday, April 30 at the tranquil Sungai Klah Homestay in Sungkai.
Executive Councilor for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin binti Dato’ Mohammed Radzi, in her speech, highlighted Sungai Klah’s famous ‘nasik bambu’ (rice in bamboo) and the fact that Perak had the highest number of domestic visitors totaling slightly over 6 million last year. Present at the launch was Dato’ Hajah Rusnah binti Kassim the Adun for Behrang.
The event began on the first weekend, Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3, with a food fest at Pasir Pinji. It featured traditional cuisines of the various communities. The second weekend, Saturday, May 9 to Sunday, May 10, was ‘signature dish’ held at Ibis Hotel, Ipoh. It exhibited food prepared by hotels in Perak.
The third weekend, Saturday, May 16 to Sunday, May 17, at the Taiping Lake Gardens a special programme named, ‘Tema Pupus’ will feature food which has slipped from our memories.
The programme, ‘Food Trail’ on the fourth weekend, Saturday, May 23 to Sunday, May 24 is meant for the media. Media representatives will get to sample the unique dishes of Perak at selected restaurants in the state. The food trail will take them to Kuala Kangsar, Taiping, Tanjung Malim and Ipoh.