National Heart Institute staff compete in a low fat, heart healthy cooking competition, jointly organised with Philips Malaysia
FANS of deep-fried food know this cooking method is bad news for their hearts. However, using Philips Airfryer’s rapid air technology means they can now enjoy the taste of their favourite deep-fried dishes without using extra oil in the preparation. This was the focus of the “FATCHECK for a Healthy Heart” cooking competition jointly organised by the National Heart Institute (IJN) and Philips Malaysia, at AEON Big Mid Valley today.
Twelve teams, comprising IJN staff, as well as their family members and friends, had participated in the preliminary round of the cooking competition at AEON BiG Subang Jaya on May 16. The teams were tasked with whipping up a low fat nutritious dish in 30 minutes, using a mystery ingredient, and prepared using the Philips Airfryer.
Six winning teams were then selected to compete at the grand cook-off today, and this time the teams had the greater challenge of cooking a complete meal based on recipes they were required to submit beforehand.
The cook-off was judged by Mary Easaw, IJN Chief Dietitian; Foong Pui Hing, IJN Principal Dietitian; Chef Marina Mustafa cookbook author and food stylist and Muhammad Ali Jaleel, Philips Malaysia Country Manager. The teams were judged based on the nutritional value, taste, hygiene, creativity and presentation of the competing recipes.