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San Remo’s Cooking Demonstration “Raya with Pasta San Remo”

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Every time when I go shopping with my mom, we often buy San Remo dry pasta because it is much healthier compared to the normal yellow noodles. 
San Remo dry pasta is a complex carbohydrate that contain vitamin B complex, iron, mineral, and fiber. San Remo pasta also has less salt and fat in it which means it is a much healthier choice of food for our family!


3 types of San Remo Pasta Sauces: Bolognese & Mushroom, Tomato & Basil, Tomato & Onion & Garlic
My family likes to cook pasta but unfortunately we always cook the pasta with the usual common Bolognese sauce or Carbonara sauce. Hence, we can’t eat it often as it may feel bored after eating the Bolognese and Carbonara spaghetti sauce too frequently.
 When my mom receive a media invitation from Acorn Communication to participate in their event San Remo’s Cooking Demonstration “Raya with San Remo Pasta”, I was elated as we will get to learn how to cook pasta in the Malaysian style!
                             Participants are served mini spaghetti and cupcakes before the event start
As the month of thanksgiving and blessing for Muslims draws near, San Remo organized this event to reinvent the traditional pasta dishes with signature local spices to entice the taste buds of Malaysians during Ramadhan and Hari Raya Aidlfitri. Our top local chef, Collin Lim will be showing us how to cook pasta dishes that enriched with Malaysian flavours and ingredients in this San Remo’s Cooking Demonstration. 
Chef Collin presented two delicious and healthy localized pasta dishes which are San Remo Small Shell serve with Minced Meat and Spicy Peanut Gravy and San Remo Angel Hair in Curry Gravy. Chef Collin showed us how easy it is to prepare different types of pasta. He also matched each type of pasta with a blend of ingredients, fresh herbs and spices such as onion, red chillies, ginger, turmeric and lemongrass for aromatic goodness and rich flavours that everyone can make at home.
San Remo Angel Hair in Curry Gravy
San Remo Small Shell serve with Minced Meat and Spicy Peanut Gravy
I ate the San Remo Angel Hair in Curry Gravy made by Chef Colin and it taste delicious! It has a thick aromatic smell! This San Remo Angel Hair is a very thin type of noodles blending well with curry gravy becoming a special curry mee with local flavors.  I can't believe that this can be made so effortlessly in just 20 minutes!

Following the cooking demonstration by Chef Collin, a cooking contest was held for the audience to try their hand at making their own Malaysian pasta dishes.
  We were divided into a group of 5. Every one is excited about this hands-on cookiing competition, busy wearing the apron given and putting the chef hat!  
 Me trying on the apron and the chef hat
Each group was asked to prepare a dish with the ingredients in the mystery box. Here is our mystery box and the ingredients inside, and so our cooking competition starts now! 
After much fun, cutting,chopping, boiling and all the cooking, our group presented to Chef Colin our "Pasta Superstar" creation: Flaming Mushroom Spiral Pasta with chilli padi.
Flaming Mushroom Spiral Pasta with cilli padi
Finally, the event ended with prize giving ceremony for the best pasta creation and 10 lucky draw winners won a Australia imported Pasta Cooker.
One of the lucky draw winners receiving her prize Australian imported pasta cooker
 All the participants received a goodie bag with San Remo products and a recipe book on how to cook Malaysian style San Remo Pasta!
 Established by Luigi Crotti in 1936, San Remo is the largest dry pasta manufacturer in Australia. With its extensive range of products and 19 wholesome dry pasta varieties, San Remo is the market-leading brand in the pasta category in Malaysia and the go-to brand for the best quality and taste. Made from 100% durum wheat, San Remo’s pasta is certified halal, GMO free and contains no artificial colouring and preservatives.

 For more information on San Remo and for pasta recipes, kindly visit www.sanremo.com.au
 San Remo is distributed exclusively in Malaysia GBA Corporation Sdn. Bhd.
Written By Jocelyn Ooi, Co-author, Secret-spices

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