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Brunei Gastronomy Week winners announced

Muhammad Aziz Syafi’ie bin Haji Mokhsen, an instructor from Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) was awarded Best Chef Award for his creativity and comprehensive execution to produce ‘Fundamentals of Pandan’ at Brunei Gastronomy Week 2022 organised by the Tourism Development Department of the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.

The two-week event was held in conjunction with the 38th National Day celebration, participated by 12 hotels and restaurants.

‘Earth and Sea (Atlantic Salmon Belly Crudo, Pandan Crispy Rice & Nori Pandan Dust)’ by The Melting Pot was awarded Best Starter Course, while ‘Fundamentals of Pandan’ by IBTE was named Best Main Course. ‘Pandan Cream Brulee with Coconut Ice Cream’ by The Brunei Hotel was awarded Best Dessert Course.

The submissions were evaluated by a panel of judges, namely Publisher of Borneo Insider’s Guide (BiG magazine) and the Design Director of WaMa Designs Wan Zainal Abidin, CEO of the Brunei Food Award Haji Nasir bin Dato Paduka Latif and Hospitality Lecturer and Culinary Assessor at the Culinary School at Laksamana College of Business Matthew Beswick.

Beswick said, “The chefs displayed exceptional talents producing dishes using elements of pandan an showcasing their skills in combining locally-sourced ingredients with modern techniques.”

Muhammad Aziz Syafi’ie bin Haji Mokhsen. PHOTO: TOURISM DEPT
Best Dessert. PHOTO: TOURISM DEPT
Best Main Course. PHOTO: TOURISM DEPT
Best Starter. PHOTO: TOURISM DEPT

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