Sunday 8 August 2010

Singapore CookOff @ Palawan Beach, Sentosa

The hit cooking competition has made it’s way to the shores of Singapore and yesterday I am so honour and delighted to be given a chance to check out this event in person at Palawan Beach, Sentosa where they have the live filming of Singapore CookOff show.

Thanks Bryan, Priority Consultants and Talya from SIS Sugar for their warm invitation to witness the live filming of FairPrice CookOff and at the same time participating in their Family Fun Day events.

Since we have to reach the filming site an hour before the starting time around 10.00am. We have to wake up rather early and be at the Sentosa Express station at Vivo City to board the express train to Beach station to get to the Palawan Beach.

We reached Palawan Beach around 9.00am and due to slight drizzling; the audiences are advice to stay in-door at the waiting area till the weather is better for filming. So while waiting, I went around to the check out some of the stands where they are doing some set-up before the event starts.

Around 10.00am, the producing crews are busying getting everyone and things ready for before the filming starts. Although the sky is still drizzling and everyone seems a bit unwilling to sit at the audience seats, but the assistance AP is very sweet and patient to settle everyone down in order to smooth the filming process.

Although this is not my 1st time viewing live filming but it is indeed another good exposure to witness live cooking show on the beach area. And perhaps it is also another eye-opening events for us to experience the "secret side" of the hosts and producers where they have to take about 30 minutes to film 10 minutes of clips with all the NGs and etc. We are also shock to know that for a normal 60 minutes TV shows, it actually took about 4 hours of shooting time.......

This program hosts by favourite local artiste Pornsak and international host Asha Gill where all the participated families will be put to the ultimate culinary test, to prepare three dishes with only 20 minutes for each. This exciting new cooking show coming soon to Channel 8 in Mid-October 2010

Each episode is film in 3 different interval where the participants have to cook a dishes based on the specify ingredients on each session. And during filming, each group is required to cook a dish within 20 minutes including: - preparation, cooking and serving. Too bad, due to the filming restriction, I cannot walk around and take better photos of the dishes.

These are the only two food photos that I managed to get a shot of from the participants of the two teams. The 1st photo on top is a sandwich with kiwi smoothie by red team while the 2nd photo is deep-fried shisamo with kiwi dipping sauce by blue team.

Guess what, Dr Leslie Tay, a very popular Singapore food blogger whom blog on "ieatishootipost" appears to be one of the judges for the CookOff show.

Other than watching the CookOff filming, we also had a great fun at those stands such as SIS Sugar where kids and adults can lay their hands on cupcake decorating. And there are also some food sampling, candy giveaways and live performances of the SIS Jingle Jam Contest too.

Others such as FairPrice stand comes with some kids face painting, free popcorn and games. And there are some fun arts and crafts at the Lam Soon stand, PERFECT ITALIANO's and etc too. Joyce also takes the opportunity to do some temp tattoo on her leg too :) Posted by Picasa

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