10th “Tasty Australia” Australia Food Festival Opening

10th “Tasty Australia” Australia Food Festival Opening

Tasty Australia 2023 takes you on a culinary journey showcasing the best of Australian gourmet food and beverages at Isetan KLCC from 9 June to 21 June. Proudly presented by The Model Cook and Isetan Kuala Lumpur, this is the tenth year and the biggest, most integrated Australian food festival in Malaysia.

Event: 10th “Tasty Australia” Australia Food Festival Opening
Venue: Isetan Foodmarket, KLCC
Date: 9th June 2023
Time: 10:30 am

The Model Cook in collaboration with the prestigious Isetan Malaysia proudly present another exciting culinary journey on Australian foods and beverages. The food festival popularly known as “Tasty Australia” is an annual event and is held at Isetan Foodmarket, Concourse Level, KLCC this June 9th – June 21st 2023.

Australian foods and beverages have become one of the major food festival events for Isetan
Malaysia primarily driven by their customers making more conscious decisions on their food
choices for their health and wellbeing as Australian produce remains one to the most preferred
food source of choice because of its clean, green and safe environment being recognized as one
of world’s best and safest food producing country.

Major highlights:

  • Chef’s Table Cross-culture OMAKASE with Australian seasonal ingredients lunch and dinner sessions from 9 June – 20 June. Menus are specially curated by Chefs from notable five star hotel, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur; famous restaurants such as Modern Asian fusion, Tokyo Restaurant; Plant-based pioneers, PC Studio; Premium Wagyu restaurant, Wanomiya; Modern Japanese cuisine, Buri; and, the popular Private/Personal Chef Brandon Rodrigues.
  • Two days (13 and 14 June only) high-tea cum baking classes with Executive Chef Mei Kei from the renowned Malaysian Baking Institute.
  • Two days (10 and 11 June only) Whisky Masterclasses by industry expert from Australia showcasing first previews of limited batch Australian Ned’s Whisky.
  • Three days (9, 10 and 11 June only) Wellness Consultation including health check service by Australian certified nutritionist and an introduction to first-in, Henry Blooms natural bio-fermented probiotic superfood.
  • All day dining “The Daily Bistro” serving Australia’s outback-style light bites and snacks for in-dining and takeaway. Visit the delicious sweet treat counter presenting a range of gourmet specialty Tofu Cheese cakes and pastries.

10th “Tasty Australia” Australia Food Festival Opening

Chef’s Table OMAKASE using Australian ingredients 9 June – 20 June.

Pioneering the efforts of helping people eat better, Tasty Australia presents a series of Chef’s Table degustation menu based on Cross-Culture Omakase using Australian ingredients. Chef’s Table OMAKASE features menus specially curated by six specially invited Chefs from notable restaurants – from the Asian to Japanese to Malaysian kitchens. This culinary event will showcase the use of in-season ingredients such as Jade Tiger premium fresh abalone, Dinko Tuna sashimi grade Tuna, Maggie Beer premium non-alcoholic sparkling Champagne and many more established in-market favourite brands.

Chef’s table sessions are limited to 16 guests per session based on first-come-first-serve basis. A minimum of 4-course Omakase using Australian ingredients with each course meticulously paired with South Australia iconic brand, Maggie Beer non-alcoholic sparkling champagne. The gourmet dining sessions will complete with diner’s choice of either a cup of newly launched premium café quality specialty coffee from the all-time favourite brand Brasilia Coffee or a cup of Sacred Tastes Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free Superfood drinking cacao. 

New GMO-free foods debut at IsetanKLCC

A total of five new gourmet brands will debut at 10th Tasty Australia apart from The Model Cook’s traditional bestselling twenty- five iconic brands from South Australia. Most of these new brands have adopted Malaysia as their first country of export.

The Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Dr.Justin Lee, will officiate the launch of Tasty Australia 2023 on 9 June, together with the co-organizers, Mr KC Yeow, Managing Director and Mr. Kenichiro Asako, General Manager, Sales and Merchandising of Isetan Kuala Lumpur, Mr. KB Ang, Executive Director and Ms.Vivien Lee, Director of The Model Cook.

Tasty Australia 2023 festival theme “Eating-for-health” resonates The Model Cook’s partner Chef, Celebrity Chef Daniel Green’s passion on creating healthy recipes and diets aimed at helping people feel their best. Chef Daniel Green Green’s food concept is presented by Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur on 9, 10 and 11 based on their recent collaboration with Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Poolside restaurant.

As the co-organizer, The Model Cook will continue to highlight green and clean eating with an emphasis on sustainability and a conscious choice of GMO-free foods. “Our passion is to promote healthy eating lifestyle by offering our Malaysian customers GMO-free healthier alternative foods which come with real health benefits. In order to achieve this, we will always strive to ensure these healthier alternative food presents itself, value for money for the nutritional content it has in the product,” said Vivien Lee, Director of The Model Cook.

Australia is a significant source country for premium food and beverages taking into account the clean, green and safe environment for their food production and responsible farming practices. The Isetan KLCC Food Market will be bustling with activity during Tasty Australia. In celebration of this food festival there will be a contest with grand prize, flight for two to Australia worth RM5,000 sponsored by Tourism Australia and high value gift vouchers.

Since 2012, The Model Cook has been dedicated to delivering GMO-free healthier alternative food from South Australia to Asia. “We are indeed proud to be the co-organizer of ‘Tasty Australia” for ten consecutive years. This platform enables us to continue our passion in helping Malaysian people adopt a healthier lifestyle through food.” said Vivien Lee.


The Model Cook is a South Australian based Company with wholly owned subsidiary in Malaysia
and Singapore offering all natural, GMO Free and Gluten Free Foods to Asia. The Company’s
philosophy and practices are aligned with their internationally renowned healthy eating expert
and Paleo diet guru, Celebrity Chef Daniel Green (www.danielgreen.tv). Their passion is to
motivate people to eat healthier through mindful, clean eating and the range of brands and GMO
Free/Gluten Free products offered by the Company fits the gap that consumer in Asia today are
in search of. In Malaysia, The Model Cook range of products can be found in all gourmet stores
such as Isetan KLCC, Cold Storage, Jasons Food Hall, Mercato, Village Grocers, Jaya Grocers,
Sam Groceria and Aeon Maxvalue.

For more information, please contact Mr. K.B. Ang Email: [email protected]


Having its headquarters in Shinjuku-Tokyo, Isetan’s history spans over a century. After 10 years of research and market analysis, Isetan opened its first store in Kuala Lumpur at Lot10 Shopping

Complex in October 1990, Suria KLCC in May 1998, The Gardens, Mid Valley City in September
2007 and followed by 1 Utama in April 2012. Recently in October 2016, Isetan opened ISETAN
The Japan Store @ Lot 10, a new specialty concept store offering the “real Japan” experience
from history,

Gearing towards its twenty seventh year in Malaysia, Isetan Kuala Lumpur’s goal is to be a ‘total lifestyle’ fashion store that offers ‘value for money’ quality and also develop original merchandise, which cater to the increasingly sophisticated customers’ lifestyles

For more details on “Tasty Australia” best buys, please visit TheModelCook Facebook page or
get a copy of the Isetan August newsletter or email [email protected].

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