Malaysians love a celebration, and many of us reminisce about the days growing up in Malaysia where we could celebrate the biggest festivals of each ethnic group and enjoy the food offerings that are unique to each of them. Some of us have lived overseas for decades, but we do try to relive these celebrations in our own ways, by getting dressed up and holding get-togethers with other overseas Malaysians.
The Malaysian Club Deutschland (MCD) is no different – it holds a Hari Raya event annually in Frankfurt. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it could not take place this year.
Rather than cancel festivities completely, however, the club’s president, Rosita Heilek, along with Leeza Yeo, came up with the idea to run a Biskut Raya (Hari Raya Cookies) Challenge in its place. MCD club members were invited to enter their Biskut Raya to be judged by a blind tasting panel, and over the course of Ramadan, entries came in from all over Germany.
The event was supported by the following:
Malaysian Consul General in Frankfurt and MCD Patron Mr Farzamie Sarkawi
Trade Commissioner MATRADE Frankfurt, Mr Badrul Hisham Hilal
Director of Tourism Malaysia Frankfurt, Mr Rosman Ahmad
The judging event was held at the Malaysian Consulate in Frankfurt, and broadcast Live on Masters of Malaysian Cuisine’s platforms, to over 6000 viewers.
The Kuih Raya/Cookies were judged based on presentation, texture and taste.
The judging panel consisted of:
The Consul General of Malaysia in Frankfurt and MCD Patron – En. Farzamie Sarkawi
The Director of Tourism Malaysia in Frankfurt – En. Rosman bin Ahmad
Spouse to PPPL Director, Frankfurt – Pn. Sherrina Kushairi Kushna
Here below is the winners announcement by Malaysian Club Deutschland:
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT & CONGRATULATIONS!
We are proud to announce the winners of this year’s live blind judging, powered by MOMC (Masters of Malaysian Cuisine) at the Consulate General of Malaysia, Frankfurt.
1st Prize/Amazon Voucher €100
Goes to: Sugee Peanut Makmur/Makmur Suji Kacang by Sheila Abel
2nd Prize/Amazon Voucher €75 goes to:
“Melt in Your Mouth” Cookies/Kuih Bangkit by Ismail Jamaluddin
3rd Prize/Amazon Voucher €50 goes to:
Pineapple Tart/Tart Nenas by Juliah Rais-Morres
All winners will also receive an A5 sized hardback notebook & a woven shopping bag each, kindly sponsored by Tourism Malaysia, Frankfurt.
Thank you once again to all participants for your time & effort given to MCD’s #biskutrayachallenge. We are honoured with your overwhelming interest in this activity, which has added more colour to this year’s Raya celebration during these unprecedented times!
MOMC is proud to have partnered with Malaysian Club Deutschland and in particular with our MOMC@Heart chefs Leeza Yeo and Rosita Heilek for their tireless work in bringing overseas Malaysians together through a mutual love of food.
Watch the replay of the Biskut Raya Challenge here >> https://youtu.be/Q1HhszZ3R-Q