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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Merdeka Open House 2010: Poll & Giveaway


Woots, let's get on with our Merdeka Open House... like I've mentioned yesterday I'm going to set up a poll so you can pick your choice of theme for this year's virtual open house. I'll place the poll on top of my postings and the poll will close on 4th August 2010.

I've gone through the suggestions stated in the comment box, my mailbox and also on my Facebook. I've selected the best 5 themes and all you need to do is to pick ONE. The 5 themes are:

(1) Provincial Specialties
Food that is originated from a place eg. Klang Bak Kut Teh, Teluk Anson Chee Cheong Fun, Penang Asam Laksa, Sarawak Kolok Mee etc. You'll have to cook the dish up and write about the dish... about it's history and your memory of this dish.

(2) Food from Our Heart
A homecook local dish that you love and that is lovingly prepared by your loved ones say your mother, ayah, grandmother, grandfather, yee ma, koo cheh, thamby, tangechi yada yada. Cook and do tell us your story about this dish and your loved one.

(3) Uniquely Malaysian
There are certain dishes that we can certainly claim it's very unique in the local scene. Dishes that we do not need to fight with our neighbours to claim who invented them such as Michael Jackson drink, kaya, 3 layer tea, yee sang and etc. So you'll need to come up with the dish and write a bit about it like how it came about, how it touches your life and what is so unique about this.

(4) Fruitabulous
Create and write about a dish that contain at least one Malaysian fruit as the ingredient. Malaysian fruits as in fruits that are found or planted originally here so fruits like dragonfruit or passionfruit will be out of this league. If possible try create a local dish but you're free to go international with this one.

(5) Jom Lepak
We have a very unique culture of lepaking at Mamak stalls/shops so let's get on a roll to prepare something from your favourite Mamak fare. Best accompanied by a story about your favourite dish or stall.


Now come to the best part, the giveaway! The person whose suggestion got picked to be this year's theme will receive a 2 years subscription (12 issues) to Flavours magazine worth RM98.00. Do note that the delivery of this magazine is confined to Malaysia. In the event that the winner is not based in Malaysia, (1) you can opt to deliver this magazine to an address of your choice say your parents or relative and collect them all when you come back for holiday :p or (2) let's do a private arrangement between you and me on this ok hehe. So excited!

You'll note that I did not specify who suggested what so that you can pick on your choice without favouring anyone in particular. Well, unless you're so free to go through all the comments or my Facebook wall but you won't have access to those that were emailed to me heh! I'm not sure if the poll feature will work properly but I hope each can only submit your poll once. Don't need to be a kiasu right ;-)

Let's roll out the poll then!!!! Hurrah!


Little Inbox said...

Voted for (2) Food from Our Heart. :P

Babe_KL said...

Thanks Little Inbox

FOODnTRAVELla said...

I opt for No.2- Food from our Heart!

Nate @ House of Annie said...

When I think of an open house in Malaysia, it means that you invite people from all races into your home and feed them something characteristic of your home. That is why I chose #2.

Babe_KL said...

Thanks Food and Travella

Nate, you're learning fast eh ;-)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Cough. Where's my suggestion? :-P lol...Yang Arif, I protest! :-P Ok larrrr....I'll still vote.

ICook4Fun said...

My choice is No 2. Something that I really appreciates after being away from home country for so long.

Charmaine said...

I voted for no. 2

Babe_KL said...

LL, Protest dibantah!!! kekeke

Woohoo for #2, thanks ICook4Fun & Charmaine

PureGlutton said...

OK, voted oredi!

thule a.k.a leo said...

Even if I voted for No.2, I only know how to eat :P
don't know how to cook leh

Babe_KL said...

thanks PG

Leo, get your mummy to cook then you write :D

J said...

If I'm not actually cooking anything* can I still vote? :)
(* sorry lah. You've seen first hand how good I am at trying to cook/ assemble a chang)

Pei-Lin said...

I'm having a hard time deciding lar ... LOL! To be honest, it's really hard to find a uniquely Malaysian dish due to our cultural and historical ties with our neighboring countries, especially Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia!

Jason said...


Babe_KL said...

Thanks J, no worries. It's all for the name of fun.

Thanks Pei-Lin & Jason

vialentino said...

i would love to see the fruits one...will be something unique indeed...

J said...

Hmmm. Liddat then I vote for No.2, Food from our Heart.
... because as much as food is interesting, it's even more interesting to find out the stories behind it. :)

Babe_KL said...

great one both of you, thanks

daphne said...

Cant wait for the result babe! But choice 2 is leading so wel. Reckon it will be a very interesting year!

Babe_KL said...

;-) Daphne

BTW the poll is closed and we have a winner!!!! :D