Amina El Shafei of Masterchef Australia Live in Malaysia @ Blu Med, Mid Valley
If you have been watching the popular cooking game show; Masterchef Australia which is aired on Astro Lifetime Channel, you will definitely know who Amina El Shafei is. With her bubbly personality, Amina easily became a crowd favorite across the world in Season 4 of Masterchef Australia and subsequently won the ‘Woman of the Year Award’ in Australia.
Amina, a pediatric nurse by profession, is blessed with culinary expertise that originates from two different parts of the world – the Middle East and Asia – thanks to her Egyptian dad and South Korean mum. She was encouraged to apply for this show by her sister, Eman.
Recently, Amina El Shafie was in Malaysia on a tour to meet and greet her fans! Thanks to Nuffnang, I had the opportunity to attend the Meet and Greet Session on 31st July 2013 at Blu Med Ristorante e Bar at Mid Valley.
Buka Puasa with MasterChef Australia contestant, Amina El Shafei @ Blu Med, Mid Valley!
During this private Meet and Greet sessions, fans of Amina gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with her. All her excited and lucky fans gets to take photos with her, get her autographs and even ask her for cooking tips.
When Amina appeared on stage, she briefly shared with us her experience on Masterchef Australia. In addition, a short video clip of her Masterchef Australia journey was played for the audiences.
Amina El Shafei on the cooking demonstration stage. She gave a live cooking demonstration preparing seafood and a dessert.
Amina cutting the ingredients for the prawn seafood dish.
The bubbly Amina El Shafei smiling for the camera.
The lovely Amina El Shafei with her beautiful and delicious seafood dish; Tamarind, Chili and Lemongrass Prawns.
A lucky participant get to be on stage with her.
The lucky guy and Amina working together to create the Pandan Cake dessert. His task was to scoop the Pandan cake out from the Chinese tea cup mould perfectly. Looks like an easy task but maybe not especially when you are standing next to Amina!
Amina in action with a live cooking demonstration of her mouth-watering dessert; Steamed Pandan Cake.
The nice looking dessert; Steamed Pandan Cake with Lychee, Rambutan and Longan in Syrup prepared by Amina El Shafei.
The friendly and lovely Amina El Shafei and me!
Moving on from Masterchef Australia, Amina hopes to write a recipe book and host cooking lessons. Also, she wishes to open her own Middle Eastern mezze restaurant with her sister, Eman. Here’s wishing the best of luck in your future endeavors, Amina!
The event ended with lucky draws where lucky winners get to walk away with attractive dining dinners from Alexis and Cilantro.
With Lady Luck on my side that night, I won myself some dining vouchers 😉
In short, I would say that this Meet and Greet Session with the former Masterchef Australia contestant; Amina El Shafei was a blast with good food, nice ambience and great company.
Watch MasterChef Australia, first and exclusive on weekdays at 7pm, with same-day repeats at 11pm on Astro Lifetime Channel 709.
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