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Thursday 28 February 2019

Cooking Session With 2017 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA CHAMP, DIANA CHAN At Eat X Dignity Cafe In Sentul

Cooking Session At Eat X Dignity Cafe In Sentul

Malaysian born Diana Chan, who won the Masterchef Australia Season 9 in 2017 made a homecoming trip to Malaysia from 18 to 21 February 2019, as part of the public diplomacy program by the Australian High Commission KL. Read more...

Eat X Dignity Cafe
25-G, Jalan 11/48a
Sentul Raya Boulevard
51000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel 03 - 4050 3387

Photo With Masterchef Diana Chan

Her four-day trip included a cooking demo at BIG Supermarket The Linc in a meet-and-greet with fans, two Masterclasses with YTL and Berjaya culinary students, and a special cooking session with refugees at Eat X Dignity Cafe in Sentul.

The highlight of her visit was creating dishes for senior Malaysian Ministers at a special dinner hosted at the residence of the Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, HE Andrew Goledzinowski. Diana whipped up a delicious fusion dishes, inspired by her Malaysian heritage and fresh Australian produce. 

Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, HE Andrew Goledzinowski, said "It was a privilege to host Diana back in Malaysia and to try some of her delicious creations. She's the second Masterchef Australia winner from Malaysia, and her story is one of the many stories of Malaysians succeeding in Australia and enriching Australian society."  

Opening Address By Micheal Growder, Deputy Australian High Commissioner To Malaysia 

As part of her visit, Diana, who loves giving back to the community, held a cooking session with the refugee students at the social enterprise Eat X Dignity Cafe in  Sentul. 

Address By Pastor Elisha Satvinder, Co-Founder Of Dignity For Children Foundation

Diana Chan, the culinary queen demonstrated simple and unique dish, a classic Malaysia favourite with 'Nasi Ulam' or Malaysian mixed herb rice, a much-celebrated traditional recipe for many Malaysians.   

Cooking Nasi Ulam With Diana Chan

Fresh Ingredients For The Nasi Ulam 

Talented Diana Chan was quick to prepare an all-time nutritious and healthy, easy to make 'Nasi Ulam' with the help of the refugee students at the cafe. She added that this Malay dish is a staple to many people in Malaysia, especially the Malays and Nyonya/Peranakan.    

There's nothing not to like about it as it's utterly a healthy, tasty, aromatic and extremely appetising rice dish and tastes great together with a side dish of meat or fish. Made from assorted local herbs such as daun kunyit (turmeric leaves), serai (lemongrass), daun limau purut (kaffir lime leaves), daun kesum (polygonum/ Vietnamese mint), mint leaves and bunga kantan (torch ginger). 

 Micheal Growder, Deputy Australian High Commissioner To Malaysia & Pastor Elisha Satvinder, Co-Founder Of Dignity For Children Foundation With Diana Chan
(Left to Right)

Everyone was treated to the amazing dish of Nasi Ulam for lunch right after the cooking demonstration. 

A delicious lunch buffet was also served alongside with Diana's 'Nasi Ulam' consisting of Ayam Percik, mixed herb salad, open face sandwich, vegan beancurd puffs, prawn crackers, sambal belacan and rich chocolate cake for dessert. 

More About Eat X Dignity & Dignity For Children Foundation

Eat X Dignity is a cafe and creative space which gives back to the community it serves.  At Eat X Dignity, diners are served by youth who brew the coffee, man the till, and serve them delicious meals that are fresh, affordable and made from local produce.   

Eat X Dignity is one of the three transformational enterprises at Dignity. What are transformational enterprises? They are social enterprises that real-life training platforms for youth to learn critical life skills, much-needed employability skills and developing character.  

Opening a community cafe for youth and the wider public was an idea conceived over 10 years ago, by Co-founder Rev Elisha Satvinder. He dreamed of a space that would be bustling with activity and serve delicious and affordable food.

In mid-2015, with the support of partners Berjaya Corporation Berhad and the BIG Group, "Project B" was born. Berjaya provided the space rent-free and initial financial support, whilst BIG Group provided the start-up equipment and most of the furniture, as well as technical F&B and training expertise for the initial crew of students and staff.  

In mid-2018, Project B was rebranded and launched as Eat X Dignity, one of the three transformational enterprises run by the Foundation, alongside Cut X Dignity and Sew X Dignity. 

Eat X Dignity is a pork-free cafe, and ingredients sourced locally, with various herbs being grown in Dignity Kitchen Garden itself, just located next to the cafe. 

The cafe runs various events like Father's Day and Mother's Day dinners, Christmas Meals, and so on. It collaborates with the Dignity social welfare team for community meal drives during Ramadan and Christmas seasons. Individuals donate a sum and Eat X Dignity cooks and deliver the food to needy families in Kuala Lumpur.

Eat X Dignity is open for both specials events on-site and catering orders for external functions with all profits go back to supporting the students in their care. So come by, grab a bite to eat, and be inspired! 


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