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Our conversation for this upcoming dinner will be celebrating forgotten Malaysian cultural food - food that has cultural significance for customs, traditions and celebrations.

Our speakers will share and exchange with guests and each other their unique experiences / work / art / cause / nostalgia / challenges that's related and that they're generally passionate about.

Now it's also on you.. the audience to be part of this collaborative dinner experience.

We need you to participate in this dinner by bringing a little bit of your pantry leftovers (not a half eaten sandwich please!)

The NK team will document these items and start working their magic in the kitchen. Trust us, they work wonders!

Meanwhile, at the front of house... our speakers will kick start some interesting conversations! And boy have we got a great line up for you this time round!

Razif Hashim (Wayang Kitchen)

Managing Director of My Mex Food Industries, Co-founder of Wayang Kitchen and TV personality for numerous food and travel shows. Razif believes that food and emotions are inseparable, so you might as well cook up something deliciously entertaining.

Entering showbiz as an actor in 2003, Razif is an all rounder that has experience across all media platforms. Not just on the forefront, his experience includes producing, directing, writing, editing and coffee making.

Since 2012, Razif is best known for hosting Best in the World. Engaging viewers through humorous food reviews locally on 8TV, and internationally on the Asian Food Channel as well as National Geographic Asia.

In 2019, He co-founded Wayang Kitchen. A company that focuses on creating original immersive dining theatre shows.

Today, he manages My Mex Food Industries. Malaysia’s first Artisanal Tortilleria that focuses on producing stone ground corn Tortillas and other Mexican Food products.

Tan Dee May (Plates)

Dee May is a journalist, researcher and artist, who uses slow journalism and food themes to begin conversations. She is the founder and director of PLATES Magazine—an independent culture journal written for a news-fatigued audience. The international publication replates seemingly overwhelming issues for readers and changemakers to chew on at their own pace. Each inaugural issue of PLATES is themed after one everyday ingredient, such as Rice, Durian and Water.

She was awarded the Culinary Travel Writing Award 2022 by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP [New York, USA]) for her cover story for PLATES, Vol.4: Seeds. She has presented her independent research on decolonising food narratives at academic institutions in Italy and Indonesia. And has received speaking invitations from various arts and cultural organisations including, but not limited to, Malaysian Design Archive, Borneo Bengkel, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Writers Festival and Singapore Book Council.

Date: 22nd July 2023 (Saturday)

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: temu house

Address: 49, Jalan 16/9e, Seksyen 16, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor


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