Breaking
Amaroni’s Taipei sets to overturn Taiwan’s Italian tastes with hearty meals Regent Taipei to offer special packages to thank mothers this 2018 Mother’s Day Sowers Action sets fundraising record in Hong Kong’s Charity Golf Tournament — NT$2.6 million for poor children in need of education Cryptojacking tops attack toolkits, signaling massive threat to cyber & personal security Eye On Taiwan Media helps raise funds for Hong Kong’s charity group Sowers Action to aid underprivileged children Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival: Underground artworks to be unveiled during the journey into the golden sands A better way to eat more vegetables at VEGE CREEK Emerging technologies like 5G, blockchain among key themes in COMPUTEX 2018 World’s third largest FASTENER TAIWAN 2018 sets new milestone Sea of white calla lilies at Taipei’s Zhuzihu promises a relaxing stay for visitors Lextar releases state-of-the-art adaptive driving beam LED headlight module system Acer teams up with major hospitals in Taiwan to provide cloud-based remote healthcare services Hip and trendy choices for the foodie souls along Taipei Metro Blue Line Supply chain hub for functional fashion opens to boost textile industry  Le Meridien Taipei to go dark to shine light on climate change with Earth Hour 2018 Taiwan’s own international music festival Looptopia coming this spring break Gov’t to roll out multi-language interpretation service for tourists Taiwan to take part in Hong Kong International Film & TV Market, film festival Don’t miss out on these newest starred Taipei Michelin restaurants World-class dancing fountain show in Bitan, New Taipei City a feast for the eyes 2018 Taipei International Bakery/Equipment Expo to open in Taipei along with three global competitions Greater Taipei’s new “All-Pass Ticket” offers commuters unlimited rides at NT$1,280 per month or NT$42 per day Looking for good food at reasonable prices? Here’s a full list of Michelin’s Bib Gourmand Selection; Taipei star guide available March 14 Apple snails a treat? Migrant workers contract rat lungworm after eating them uncooked Hong Kong’s designer handbag Chic by R&B sets sights on Taiwan as part of its global development strategy Forecast – Low temperatures around Taiwan later this week, warmer weather expected next Monday Late journalist-diplomat Joe Hung remembered as man of erudition and veracity Come and feast on Dominica’s art, food, jewelry all-in-one at Taipei’s Grand Hotel Million-dollar jobs on offer! Taiwan’s major carrier China Airlines recruiting 100 pilots in 2018 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival kicks off in Chiayi — largest ever held in Taiwan TRA launches train ticket plus hotel package to boost Hualien tourism after fatal quake TrendForce: Mobile DRAM revenues hit new high of US$8 billion in 4Q17, but expected to grow slower in 1Q18 due to weaker demand Predicted rising price of toilet paper prompts shopping frenzy A pictorial glimpse of the Taipei Lantern Festival Back to work: What’s the best coffee to energize you? Things to do this weekend: Taipei Lantern Festival to kick off with dazzling lighting ceremony in Ximending Acer ITS’ smart parking meter solution takes home ‘Global ICT Excellence Award– Private Sector Excellence’ Taiwan’s Palace Museum tells us how ancient and modern meet Acer win 12 iF Design Awards in 2018 For a Shanghainese Chinese New Year, look no further from Shanghai Pavilion A yummy guide to Kinmen eateries as told by the nostalgic veterans Global smartphone market to remain weak in 2018: TrendForce Mandarin Oriental, Taipei ranked No 1 among top 10 luxury hotels in Taiwan: TripAdvisor Filipino caregiver among 10 people killed by powerful quake in Hualien Rescuers search for survivors as fresh quake rattles eastern Taiwan; 7 killed and 60 missing so far A walk through Dihua New Year Market Gov’t urged to be tough against people misusing boarding passes Blanket of snow covers Taiwan’s high mountains as cold snap kills 49 in a day Contaminated Malaysian durian coffee mix not imported to Taiwan: FDA Regent Taipei to present Japanese Kakiyasu beef; offer customers unique experience of Wagyu 150 local constestants to compete in 2018 Fishackathon Taipei for global final It’s better to walk briskly than aiming for a daily 10,000 steps: expert AIT co-sponsors 2018 Fu-Jen University Jazz Camp in Kinmen, New Taipei City Taiwan’s global trade competitiveness drops for sixth consecutive year: survey Hotels in Taiwan’s beach resort town Kenting see business downturn despite CNY holiday Stay warm: Weeklong cold snap arrives along with rain Tourism Bureau sees productive year ahead after its efforts to assist local industry Jiji railway line in central Taiwan set to be new tourist hotspot Yuck! Beware of the baked goods mixed with rotten eggs Early arrival of cherry blossoms to greet the Yangmingshan Flower Season in Taipei Must-see and must-eat places in “Lesser Kinmen” Kinmen, a sensory paradise for the tastebuds and the eye Strolling with eyes wide open, Kinmen is rich in aesthetic appeal and historical attractions It is all about AI robots: they can play the roles of sex partners and therapy, or cops to tackle crimes Taiwan axes 176 extra Lunar New Year flights from China, 50,000 passengers may be affected Taiwan’s CAL HQ awarded Diamond-rated green building; saves 23,000 kWh of power in 2017  Food safety makes up half of 2017 top ten consumer news: watchdog (Part 2) Dolores O’Riordan, The Cranberries lead singer, dies at 46 Food safety makes up half of 2017 top ten consumer news: watchdog (Part 1) Early arrival of Laomei Green Rock Troughs Cold snap kills close to 300 in Taiwan, warmer weather forecast Celine Dion to give two concerts in Taipei in July as part of her Live 2018 Asian tour Apple’s iOS 11.2.2 may slow iPhone performance by as much as 50% AIT to hold 2018 Fishackathon in Taipei and Kaohsiung for marine conservation 溫泉旅行專家 ‧ 礁溪長榮鳳凰酒店 首度攜手HOT WHEELS風火輪小汽車 打造「風火輪迷航」實境解謎空間 一泊二食再享東京米其林二星佳餚 2018臺北設計獎 徵件即日起開跑 用你的設計 改變我們城市!! 台北福華五星名廚台菜 母親大人包準滿意 誠品行旅邀請母親共享「花漾春暉」美好時光

Taiwan’s Chen Zih-yang wins Northeast Asia’s place to enter S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 global finals in Milan

201711070005 (3)

Taiwan’s rising chef Chen Zih-yang has won the Northeast Asia’s round of competitions to advance to the global finals of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018, which will be held in Milan, Italy next year.

201711070005-6.jpgWith his “The taste of Taiwan,” Chen finished ahead of eight other contenders from South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau, earning him a place to take part in the Grand Finale slated for May 11-13 in Milan in conjunction with Milan Food City Week, according to organizer S.Pellegrino, which is known as the icon of Italian taste.

In a press statement, S.Pellegrino said the local semi-finalists were hand-selected by ALMA, the world’s leading international educational and training centre for Italian cuisine.

The Northeast Asia Regional competition took place on Monday (Nov 6, 2017) at Hsing Wu University in Taiwan. A distinguished jury of chefs, consisting of BOMBANA Umberto of Italian fine dining restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA in Hong Kong, Andre Chiang of Restaurant ANDRE and Jason Tan of Corner House in Singapore, Margarita Forés which runs a successful food empire in Manila and Philippines, Ray Adriansyah of Locavore in Bali and Indonesia, tasted and evaluated each of the semi-finalists prepared signature dishes based on their adherence to the competition’s five “Golden Rules”: ingredients, skill, genius, beauty and message, S.Pellegrino said.

201711070005 (1)For his signature dish for the competition, “The Taste of Taiwan,” Chen chose duck breast as the main ingredient, and cleverly integrated sweet potato, adlay, scallions, and other Taiwanese local ingredients. His ability to combine the unique flavors or traditional ingredients and execute it with simplicity and discipline, ultimately won him the unanimous stamp of approval from all the judges, according to S.Pellegrino.

Chen studied at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism with a focus in Chinese cuisine and has switched to cooking western cuisine in recent years. His cooking style and his choice of ingredients are heavily influenced by his diverse cooking experience, S.Pellegrino noted.

“Through this competition, I realized what I still need to work on and will take this opportunity to improve myself. And to be the winner of the semi-finals, I am not only very happy, but I also wish to bring Taiwanese cuisine to the world. I want to let the whole world see Taiwan’s unique and wonderful culture,” Chen said after the semi-final contest.

Celebrated chef Bombana Umberto, who has earned the winner of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Diner’s Club® Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 – will be leading Chen to the Grand Final as the assigned mentor, S.Pellegrino said.

For the comepition result, Bombana said the decision was unanimous. “We didn’t choose the most technical or the most difficult dish, but the dish that could represent the region the most and was well executed,” he said. “It was somehow a simple dish but it was well thought out, well prepared, well executed, and very meaningful for the region,” he noted. “As the mentor of the winner, I will help him refine the dish and quality of the protein, aiming to win the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018,” he added.

On the whole event, Bombana said it is fantastic for investing in the future of gastronomy. “I think it’s very fulfilling and I am very happy to be a part of it. Overall it is a great support for the future of the industry and of the restaurant in Taiwan. It is always very fulfilling to help them move forward,” he said.

201711070005 (2)

By end of December 2017, 21 Young Chefs will be announced as official finalists, who will each be assigned a “Mentor Chef” from their regional jury. The Mentor Chefs will support the young chefs leading up to the Grand Finale, providing them guidance on how to improve their signature dishes.

Exclusive content and updates on S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 will be published regularly on www.sanpellegrino.com. Follow the story also on Facebook and Instagram via #SPYoungChef.

 

Related articles

A pictorial glimpse of the Taipei Lantern Festival

The 2018 Taipei Lantern Festival kicked off in the bustling Ximending area in downtown Taipei, with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je lighting up the main lantern during an opening ceremony held Saturday evening.

聯手亞洲最大酒商【ENOTECA】 打造百貨創新飲酒複合空間

新光三越近年來相繼引進特斯拉、奧立佛餐廳及花神咖啡,今年為了迎合台北人「夜生活」的都會生活形態,再邀亞洲最大酒商愛諾特卡(ENOTECA)進駐,參照日本銀座經營模式,打造出創新的百貨飲酒複合空間…

LEAVE A REPLY

%d 位部落客按了讚: