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The Hainan Legacy : Culinary Roots and Communities @ GeorgetownFestival 2015

  • The Hainan Legacy: They Came, They Tasted, They Innovated         
  • 2015-8-15: At Wanning Association. Thank you Burmah 108 for the special invitation to allow me to join this volunteering event in Georgetown festival culinary roots and communities dinner - 'modern Hainanese meal in an authentic setting'. It has been a great experience for me.


The leftover - Ik Bwa is Hainanese traditional chewy filled sweets made from glutinous rice flour steamed in a banana leaves casing. The skin is soft and the sweetness of filling is just right to eat. The inner fillings are crushed peanuts or shredded coconut flesh. Ik Bwa Symbolise fortune, happiness, sweetness and joy.  I am glad to have a chance to try this traditional food! Lucky me. 


Berjaya college junior chef was plating the dish. I wish I could help....



I am not from F&B background but I used to work in F&B part timely when I was a student for 3 years. F&B is always part of my interest and I hope I will be involving in F&B in future. Nice to meet you Chef! Great work! Chef Mr Adrian (a Sarawakian) operates a French cuisine restaurant in Singapore & now living in Penang. His plan is to open another restaurant in Penang.


This was the first time ever Penang Wanning Association (Persatuan Wanning) opened to public.



See how this young girl ate Ik-Bwa. So cute~


The volunteer team with Chef Adrian


Uncle was bancuh'ing kopi. (Making typical Malaysian coffee)



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