MY’s Kita Food Festival 2023 to Be Held in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, & More
by: The Beat Asia
August 12, 2023
Prepare to delight your taste buds, because one of Malaysia’s biggest culinary affairs is returning this year, with events to be held in four different cities: Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching, and Singapore.
To be held from Sept. 27 to Oct. 30, the Kita Food Festival 2023 will highlight emerging restaurants in Southeast Asia. It will also serve as a platform for industry and food consumption discussions, which aim to inspire the younger generations of the culinary industry, according to the event homepage.
The festival will kick off on Sept. 27 at the Roots Bistronomy in Kuching, which will feature its executive chef John Lim and chef Anthony Yeoh of Summer Hill Singapore. The “Four Hands Collaboration” will serve a multi-course dinner inspired by the rich cultures of Southern France and Sarawak.
For its second stop, the festival will be heading to Penang from Oct. 13-15. It will be held at four different restaurants: Au Jardin with chef Kim Hock Su and chef Vaughan Mabee from Amisfield in Queenstown; Gēn 根 with chef Johnson Wong and chef Hans Christian of August Jakarta; Communal Table By Gēn 根 with chef Malcolm Lee of Candlenut Singapore; and ChinaHouse with four chefs from Singapore and four from Penang.
Its third stop is Singapore, to be held at six restaurants in the city-state from Oct. 19-23: Marguerite, Fico, Underdog, Fiz, Kubo, and TBC. Aside from their in-house chefs, the Singapore leg will feature chefs Prateek Sadhu from India, Anissa Helou from London, Matt Stone of Mosey On Inn Australia, Deepanker Khosla of Hoama Bangkok, Ivan Brehm of Nouri Singapore, Ross Magnaye of Serai Melbourne, and John Kevin Navoa of Hapag Manila.
The last stop will be in Kuala Lumpur, featuring six restaurants in the city: Mano, Entier, Dewakan, Hide, Ignis, and TBC. These events will feature chefs Chele Gonzalez of Gallery By Chele Manila, Julien Mercier of Claudine Singapore, René Stein of Tisane Nuremberg, Fukuyama Goh of Goh Fukuoka, and Keiko Kuwakino of Satoyama Jujo Niigata, along with the restaurants’ in-house chefs. A “KITA Conversations” event will take place on the last day at the Petaling Jaya Performing Arts Centre, which will discuss various aspects of gastronomy and the F&B industry.
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