‘Come and get it!’

THOSE living within the surrounds of The Curve and regulars to the friendly neighbourhood mall will be glad to know that its annual “Food Fest” will be held from Sept 28 to Oct 1 at the Centre Court. This will be the best time to indulge in local favourites as some of the best-of-the-best hawker foods and made-in-Malaysia recipes will be available to satiate appetites.

FOOD HAVEN

From nasi lemak, nasi kerabu, nasi dagang, nasi tumpang and the whole nine yards of noodle dishes of mee, mee hoon and kuey teow variations, not forgetting mouthwatering desserts like pengats and puluts, the colourful array of kuih-muih, even milk teas, kopi peng and Neslo – all which have become an integral part of Malaysia will be yours to taste and testify.

Those with a palate for East Asian cuisine will also be able to sink their teeth into the scrumptious meaty medley, complemented with Arabic salad, spread out as a feast fit for a king.

On the weekend of the Food Fest, expect interesting feats and performances “of the food kind”, including Malaysia’s 2014 and 2015 “Teh Tarik King’s Championship’s Showcase” beginning at 2.30pm, as well as performances by street buskers starting at noon.

While all the above sounds deliciously tempting, do record the dates and treat your tastebuds to a flavourful journey and the family to an eventful day.

FOOD HUB

“One of the key elements of The Curve is our food and beverage offerings,” said The Curve leasing and advertising & promotions assistant general manager Gina Long Ahmad.

Allocating some 25%of retail space to F&B, which tantamount to over 60 F&B outlets, Gina said: “It’s not just about putting in restaurants for the sake of offering food to our shoppers but it’s to provide a wholesome, conducive environment where people can actually come here, ‘makan’ and enjoy themselves.

“When you walk at The Street itself, the design of the mall says it all. We line up all our restaurants and bistros to look inwards into The Street as it is purposely built to cordon off all motorised vehicles.

“We’ve also got al fresco seating, where people who love to sit outside can see (the goings-on) and be seen, here at The Curve,” Gina added.

For more information on The Curve’s Food Fest, follow the mall’s official Facebook page.

FUEL STOPS

Prior to the launch of The Curve’s annual “Food Fest”, the media were taken on a “Food Crawl”. Some of the food outlets the media were treated at included:

Paddington House of Pancakes – a locally-grown restaurant chain that has curated sweet and savoury pancake recipes fro mall over the world offers the works, including pancake burgers and fondue – easily relished in the comfort of its restaurant.

Wingstop – the fastest-growing American chicken restaurant chain which recently arrived on Malaysian shores, offering diners a choice of seven different chicken cuts cooked in seven various styles and 10 different flavours. Try the world famous Mango Habanero rub and the three localised flavours of Sambal Pedas, Oriental Soy Pepper and Balinese Spice are must try’s.

Franco – a French-Japanese fusion restaurant famous for its French toast presenting thick, fluffy stacks of eggy bread dusted with icing sugar. The causal dining venue has also recently introduced a new steakmenu and is also known for its truffle and mushroom pizza, Japanese squid ink rice and pasta, not forgetting its sweet and sensational desserts.

Wetzel’s Pretzel – ideal place for foodies on-the-go to grab a bite. The Californian brand serves only freshly baked pretzels, both sweet and savoury, to fulfil that midday peckish feel or in-between snack. Pretzels served contain no added sugar and healthy eaters can put in a no-butter request as well.

Shakeaway – is an English brand and offers the world’s largest milkshake bar with over 180 flavours to choose from. Pick and choose from the “World Famous Named Shakes” menu or be adventurous and try locally-created flavours like Haris, named after the Shakeaway Malaysia director’s own son.

Tokyo Secret – surely no secret that this brand has discovered the ultimate secret to Hanjyuku cheese tarts. Just one bite into the molten centre and you’ll be sold on these tempting treats that have taken Malaysia by storm. New flavours to bite into include matcha, sweet potato and hazelnut flavours.