The Islamabad Serena Hotel continues the Culinary Arts Festival tradition under it’s Cultural Diplomacy initiative and brings the renowned Malaysian star chef Zaidah binti Mohammad Noor to Islamabad who transported the guests to the heart of Asia with her authentic Malay cuisine and impeccable techniques in culinary arts.
The Islamabad Serena Hotel in collaboration with the Malaysian High Commission, inaugurated the five-day Malaysian Food Festival at Wild Rice restaurant. Visitors to the restaurant experienced the delightfully colourful and creative cuisine prepared by the visiting chef.
Zaidah binti Mohammad Noor, a Malay chef with almost 36 years of experience started her career with cooking programmes in the 1980’s which gained country wide popularity and has also produced several cookbooks. She is now presenting Malaysian cuisine internationally through various collaborations.
The Malay Peninsula which has traditionally been a melting pot of culture and cuisine continues to retain its own unique flavour. Traditional Southeast Asian herbs and spices met Indian, Middle Eastern and Chinese spices in Malaysian food, leading to fragrant combinations of coriander and cumin, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, cardamom, star anise and fenugreek.