Australian High Commission


Taste the best Flavours of Australia

The table is set. Now is the time to take your seat and savour the best cuisines and wines that Australia has to offer.

For the entire month of June, sample nothing but the best, freshest and tastiest Australian fare during the Flavours of Australia festival. As well as offering Australia’s finest culinary creations, the festival will showcase the safe, high quality produce from Australia that went into the preparation of these dishes.

Flavours of Australia comes at a time when eating out is on the rise in Malaysia and diners are increasingly aware of culinary standards and talent.

Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Mr Miles Kupa, said the festival program was designed to highlight what Australia can provide to Malaysia’s growing food and beverage industry.

“Malaysians are already familiar with Australia’s delicious and wide variety of produce, especially its fruit, meat, dairy products and wine.

“During Flavours of Australia, we also want to emphasise its high standards of safety and quality.

“Thanks to the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA), which came into force on 1 January this year, Malaysian importers can now source more Australian produce for the local consumer,” Mr Kupa said.

Presented by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) and the Australian High Commission, Flavours of Australia begins on 30 May with a dinner hosted by the High Commissioner, Mr Kupa.

MasterChef Australia Season Two winner Adam Liaw will be the guest chef, presenting a special menu developed by him for the event.

Chef Liaw will share his thoughts on food with invited guests and media, revealing what inspired him to create the dishes served.

Chef Liaw, whose Malaysian heritage reflects the strong people-to-people links with Australia, will also participate in a number of other events during the festival, including a cooking master class on 1 June at Double Tree by Hilton in Kuala Lumpur.

Throughout the month-long festival, Australian produce will be featured in Australian-themed menus at participating restaurants. Diners will be able to savour the diversity of Australian food from appetisers to main courses and desserts, complemented by well-known Australian wines.

Other highlights during Flavours of Australia:

Diner contest – Restaurants throughout Kuala Lumpur will showcase a wide variety of Australian produce and ingredients during the festival. The contest will reward diners for their patronage at participating restaurants. To participate in the contest, diners will need to complete an entry form attached with a receipt as proof of purchase, earning the chance to win a trip to attend an Australian Food and Wine Festival.

Restaurant challenge – Participating restaurants will be eligible to compete for prizes, based on their creativity with Australian produce and ingredients. The restaurant challenge will also encourage service staff to learn about and promote items used on the menu and recommend wine pairings. The top three highest grossing Flavours of Australia promotional menu restaurants will be rewarded with non-cash prizes including wine chillers and wine service training.

Chef Adam Liaw

Chef Adam Liaw