September 5, 2019

Tasty Australia Food Festival @ Isetan KLCC

Australia’s Finest Regional Australian Products in Malaysia

Foodies will revel at the return of Tasty Australia this week at Isetan KLCC! For the sixth year, Tasty Australia food festival, a collaboration by The Model Cook and Isetan Malaysia, is showcasing a total of 12 new brands with more than 80 products from South Australia and Western Australia.

From 30 August to 11 September 2019, head over to Isetan KLCC to eat and shop for some of The Model Cook’s traditional best selling25 brands from Australia. Most of these new brands is premiering their products in Malaysia as their first country of export.

The official launch of Tasty Australia was held on 3 September and was graced by the attendance of Australian Deputy High Commissioner to Malaysia, Mr. Michael Growder who officiated the event with Mr. Koji Oyama, Director/Managing Director of Isetan Malaysia. Seven founders/directors of the new brands showcased at this year Tasty Australia were present to meet and greet customers and members of the media, bloggers and special guests to share their brand story.

Mr. Michael Growder, Australian Deputy High Commissioner to Malaysia

Mr. Koji Oyama, Director/Managing Director of Isetan Malaysia

Mr. Daniel Havas, Mr. Koji Oyama, Mr. Michael Growder, Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia and Ms. Vivien Lee, Executive Director of The Model Cook officiated the launch with champagne popping session

We are indeed proud to be the co-organizer of ‘Tasty Australia’ for six consecutive years. This platform enables us to continue our passion for helping people adopt a healthier lifestyle through food. This year for Tasty Australia, The Model Cook has expanded its footprint into Western Australia’, said Vivien Lee. The Model Cook has been the connecting point to bring GMO-free healthier alternative food from South Australia to Asia since 2012.

The Founders/directors of Australia new brands with Mr. Daniel Havas, Mr. Koji Oyama, Mr. Michael Growder and Ms. Vivien Lee

Mr. Daniel Havas with Kim Fewster, Founder & CEO of Fewster’s Farm Honey

Located on the Concourse floor at Isetan KLCC at the event hall, rows after rows of Australian products, with special focus on organic and GMO-free products along with sustainable produce, are available for value buys along with lucky draws with prizes of RM500 gift vouchers, food hampers and Australian souvenir giveaways with purchases. Do look out for the one-hour extra special buys during the ‘Meet the Makers’ hour for extra value buys.

Foodies can expect excellent organic, GMO-free and sustainable products from Australia’s clean, green and safe environment for their food production, responsible farming and sustainable fishing practices. One can also get their hands on luxurious premium products like black Perigord truffle oil and paste, indigenous Western Australia certified organic Jarrah honey, raw Southern Forests honey, gourmet vegan chocolates, high flavonoids ready-to-eat Bravo apple slices and fruit bars, gluten-free kettle-cooked popcorn, gourmet sauces and meal kits.

Bevan Eatts, Director of Southern Forest Flavours and his delicious and healthy 100% dehydrated fruit straps and dried Bravo apple slices. We tasted the fruit straps made from 60% strawberries and 40% apples and loved it!

Mei Yong, Director of Turban Chopsticks who brought us Asian fusion sauces and convenient meal kits. The bubbly Malaysian-born entrepreneur has been living in Down Under in a house full of bakers, chefs, restaurant owners and home cooks. Trust her to know our Malaysian palates as her sauces – Butter Chicken, Thai Green Curry, Thai Red Curry and Satay Peanut sauces are deliciously yummy with robust flavours. She even has meal kits like Briyani Rice Kit, Creamy Green Pea Dahl Kit and addictive Little Bites of Onion Bhaji Mix and Lentil Coconut Fritters

Issy Bilai and Elizabeth Simaliak, Founders of Nestar & Miss Sweetie Vegan Chocolate takes on the world of chocolate with vegan touch. Nestar chocolates are made for those who chases chocolate pleasures paired with nuts, berries, fruits and beans. Issy stays true to traditional slow method using pure chocolate made in Nestar’s famous 100-year-old solid copper pans while Elizabeth takes charge as the creative visionary designer of the brand. Look out for their Super Berry collection of dark chocolates with Inca berry and mulberries…

Kim Fewster, Founder & CEO of Fewster’s Farm Honey is the man behind the family owned business over 100 years old. Their unique-taste honey is harvested from beehives in Western Australia’s ancient Jarrah forests and is the world’s biggest producer and supplier of Jarrah honey. One of the most reputable organic certified honey providers in Australia, Fewster’s honey is not heat treated nor ultra-filter and is 100% free from chemicals and pesticides.

Don’t miss this opportunity to grab more Australia products at Isetan KLCC these few days!

Besides shopping, there is also the Australian Gourmet Adventure pop-up restaurant serving flavours of Aussie from 11am to 9.30pm during the event. Tuck into Pulled Bush Slider, Salt Beef Sandwich, Whole Roasted Australian Lamb Leg, Margaret River Short Ribs, Gippsland Lamb Ribs, Seared Wagyu Rump Cap, pasta, salad, soups and more.

For more details on ‘Tasty Australia’ best buys, please visit TheModelCook Facebook page or get copy of Isetan August newsletter or email


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