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MCD Celebrates Deepavali

As in the many years before, MCD once again brings tradition to Frankfurt: we are going to celebrate Deepavali, the Hindu Festival of Lights.

Click on the following link to get more information.

2017 Diwali Flyer

If you want to join us for this event, please visit the events page or simply write us an email. 

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MCD Ushers “Year of Fire-Rooster” on 29th January

Dear Members and Friends of Malaysian Club Deutschland,

The Chinese Year of the Rooster is just around the corner. And so, following our MCD tradition, we herewith would like to invite you to join in for our

2017 Chinese New Year Gathering

The event will be held
on Sunday, 29 January 2017,
11:30 – 15:00 hrs.
at Selera Restaurant,
Münchener Str. 52, Frankfurt

Kindly make your reservations by e-mail to mcd.deutschland@yahoo.com or via hotline 01575-7044527 before 20/01/2017.

There will be a lunch menu full of choices and surprises for all of you.

Prices (incl. Chinese Tea)
Members        20.00 Euro
Non-members        25.00 Euro
Children (6-12 yrs)    10.00 Euro

Payment should be made in advance to the MCD Account.

Further details can be found in the MCD-CNY Flyer 2017. We would be very happy to welcome you for the event.

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Chef Dato’ Ismail: “I am a heritage chef” – An Interview by Malaysia Insights

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Article by Uwe Fischer

Once again, Malaysia’s Dato’ Chef Ismail will be rocking Frankfurt with his art of cuisine. From 19th to 21st of October there will be a Malaysian Food Promotion at the Marriott Hotel in Frankfurt. Organised by the Malaysian Consulate General and the Malaysian Club Germany (MCD) in collaboration with Marriott, there will be an exciting, traditional Malaysian menu prepared by Chef Ismail and Chef Thomas of Marriott. Uwe Fischer of MALAYSIA INSIGHTS had the chance to interview the VIP chef.

Dear Chef Ismail, you have officially been assigned to represent your country as a tourism advisor which is an honour that you share with only very few other Malaysian celebrities. Has that distinction and the duties connected to it affected your life a lot?

No. Actually, there is always a reason why you are chosen. I think, before that I was also a kind of ambassador for the country, especially for the gastronomy. I was always traveling, talking, drawing, cooking, acting and telling the world about the culture, the taste and the magic of the gastronomy of Malaysia.

What would you say is your reputation or your speciality as a chef?
I think I am perceived as a heritage chef of Malaysia. I believe, when you put things together, especially the ingredients, even though they have modernised the technique of producing, they shouldn’t lose the authenticity of it. So, I fight for heritage. Just last year, I published another book on Malaysian heritage food, my third one.

I understand you are very busy with travelling nowadays, do you feel you still have enough time to cook?
Yes. What I do is, wherever I’m travelling I bring my own pots and pans. So, even if I’m cooking in Germany, if I bring my pots and pans and ingredients along with me, I just feel like cooking at my home.

 

 

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You have a long relationship with Germany, because every year you compose the buffet for the annual ball of the Malaysian Club Deutschland…

…yes, already for ten years now – eight times in Frankfurt…

…so, you are already used to Germany. I guess?
Yes. I am used to Germany and I know the palates here and I also know the ingredients. I believe when people travel, food travels along. When Germans or other foreigners go to Malaysia they always go back home with memories. And then, when I come to Germany, they will say, “Aaah! Malaysian food promotion is in town! Let’s go!” Likewise, if there is some great German food promotion or whatever in Kuala Lumpur, I’d definitely go and try.

That means, you also like German food?
Yes. I like the heritage one. In fact, sometimes I do miss German foods.

Dear Dato’, thank you for this interview.

The Malaysian Food Promotion 2016 will be held at ICI Brasserie, Marriott Frankfurt from 19-21 October, 6-11pm. For more information and reservations please contact: mcd.deutschland@yahoo.com

 

Interview and photos courtesy of Malaysia Insights / Uwe Fischer

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Explore the Potpourri of Malaysia’s Best Food at Frankfurt Marriot 19th – 21st October 2016

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Following an overwhelming 2-night reception at last year’s first Malaysian Food Promotion, the Malaysian Consulate General in Frankfurt and the Malaysian Club Deutschland e.V. (MCD) bring back Malaysia’s star chef Dato’ Ismail for another 3-night culinary exploration that guarantees to excite your taste buds.
Chef Ismail teams up with Frankfurt Marriott’s Executive Chef Thomas Fahr to prepare a potpourri of traditional and famous Malaysian dishes such as popiah (vegetable spring rolls), satay ayam (chicken sate), gulai lemak cili padi daging salai (grilled beef in spicy turmeric and coconut milk sauce), redang tok (dried braised beef chunks in special sauce), char kuay teow (fried rice band noodles), pengat labu ( pumpkin stew dessert cooked in palm sugar and coconut milk) and many more.

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Guests will be entertained by MCD’s very own dance troupe at the lobby and Ici Brasserie.

Malaysian Food Promotion
AT THE ICI BRASSERIE,
MARRIOTT FRANKFURT
on 19th, 20th and 21st Oct 2016 from 18:00—23:00

For Reservations:
Tel: +49-69-7955-2301
ici.frankfurt@marriott.com

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Eid-Mubarak Malaysian-style at Consul-General’s Residence

After a month-long fasting in the month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world celebrate a thanksgiving in the month of Syawal. Eid-Mubarak means “Blessed Celebration”. It has been an annual tradition of the Malaysian Club Deutschland (MCD) to host the Malaysian-style Eid-Mubarak celebration with our Malaysian-German members and their families and guests. This year, both the consul-general of Malaysia in Frankfurt and MCD jointly hosted the event at the Consul-General’s official residence in Sachenhausen on 28th July.

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Our lovely Consul-General Adina Kamarrudin and spouse Mahzan Samad in their traditional Malay attire.

The joint event kicked off in the afternoon with the official celebration with guests of our host Consul-General Adina Kamaruddin and her spouse Mahzan Abdul Samad. Her guests include fellow consul-generals from Pakistan Nadeem Ahmad, Turkmenistan’s Orazmukhamet Annabayez, deputy CEO of KT Bank Ahmet Kudsi Arslan, German tourism agency Wolfgang Meschonat. The guests were entertained with live demonstration of grilling chicken satay, our famous Spiess (skewer), making roti canai and ABC (ais batu campur), a mixture of syrup and sweet condiments on shaved ice. The guests were extremely delighted with our Malaysian way of celebrating one of the important festivals in the Islamic calender. The event is also a showcase of the diversity and inclusiveness of our Malaysian culture wherever we are – in and outside of our home country, according to Adina, who is also MCD’s patron.

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Our German guests enjoying themselves and posing for a photo shot.

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ABC is always a crowd-puller and no one does it better than Michelle Chan as server

The informal celebration begins in the evening for MCD members and their family members, Malaysian students as well as consular staff. This year, the event is “by-invitation only” to club members as part of the Club’s appreciation to our members for their continuing support. The resounding success of past club events such as MCD Ball in 2015 and the recent Parade der Kulturen in 2016 owed greatly to selfless contribution of time and efforts of many members within and without of Frankfurt. Such was the spirit of camaraderie (muhibbah) and gotong-royong that has made the club a successful and still around for the past 19 years. In fact, many of these members were behind the scene in preparing the food for our official guests and members in the past 3 days, under the leadership of club patron Adina Kamaruddin and president Rosita Heilek.

Like the saying goes, “the way to a (man’s) person’s heart is through his stomach”; and we Malaysians sure know how to hit the right chord. Our traditional delicacies such as satay ayam, nasi empit, beef rendang, roti canai,, mee goreng and various types of Raya kueh definitely made it to the stomach and heart of consul-general’s official guests and our members. No one would deny the signature dish of our consular-general – lamb curry – was the best and none left till the end.

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Some of Malaysia’s heart-warmers. No one would deny themselves a second or third helping.

Such events not only bring our members closer together but also members whom we have not seen for many years returning. In fact, we recruited a handful of new members and brought back old ones. We hope that through such events and more publicity given, we can bring all Malaysian diaspora together.

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidil-fitri to our Malaysian family and to all our Muslim members and friends all over the world! Maaf, Zahir dan Batin.

For membership information, please visit http://malaysianclubgermany.de/about-us/membership/ or contact our secretary Iris Schneider at mcd.deutschland @ yahoo.com.

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Multi-cultural Malaysia Working Hand in Hand at Parade 2016

Visitors to MCD booth at Parade der Kulturen (Parade of Cultures) 2016 were curious about Malaysia. Who are Malaysians? This is a common question posed to us whenever we talk about Malaysia, be it at work or at such events. I have been living in Frankfurt for 5 years and even at workplace, having to explain what or who Malaysians are invite oohh and ahhs. Unlike many countries which are mono-ethnic, Malaysia is made up of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous people of Orang Asli, Sabah and Sarawak.

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It is no wonder that visitors are surprised to see many faces from different races – Malay, Chinese, Indian, indigenous or mixed. We speak English as well as our Malay language (Bahasa Malaysia) and our respective mother tongues. This makes Malaysia truly unique. It makes Malaysia MALAYSIA.

Seeing different races coming and working together has been a part of our Malaysian culture, MUHIBBAH – goodwill and camaraderie – and a spirit of gotong-royong. Members, family and friends have been working hard for the past 2 months preparing ingredients for many main dishes such as rendang tok, curry puffs, chicken satays, curry chicken. Our MCD Patron and Consul-General of Malaysia in Frankfurt Adina Kamaruddin has been a motiving force in encouraging and supporting our planning and preparation. She offered her official residence for us to prepare the base materials.

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See you again at Parade der Kulturen 2018!

 

Photos courtesy of Uwe Fisher/malaysia-insights.de and MCD members.

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Visit Perak 2017 at Parade der Kulturen 2016

The state of Perak is one of the 14 states that made up the Federation of Malaysia. “Perak” means silver in English and is one of the richest states in Malaysia due to its vast tin resources. During the heydays, Perak was the world centre for tin production. Perak is also famous for its beautiful limestone hills and caves which dot the its state city Ipoh and its surroundings. No visit to Perak is complete without visit to limestone caves and savouring the local delicacies such as rendang tok, dim sums and the famous ipoh white coffee.

In conjunction with Visit Perak year 2017, the Consul-General of Malaysia Adina Kamaruddin mooted the idea with Malaysian Club Deutschland, Tourism Malaysia in Frankfurt to highlight and promote the state of Perak at the Parade. This is part of the transformation and inclusivity programme by the Consulate-General of Malaysia in Frankfurt in recognition of the active participation MCD plays in Germany in bridging cultures and introducing sights, tastes and sound of Malaysia.

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Malaysian Club Deutschland (MCD) serves the popular Perak dish – Rendang Tok (Beef Rendang) as part of its offerings at the Parade. Traditionally, this rendang was served at palaces in Perak for the royal family and guests. Tok in Malay means “grandparents” as is “datok” (da-tok) but it also means elders.

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It was our fastest selling dish that we had to turn down many disappointed visitors, some who had been to Malaysia and tasted rendang tok and felt in love with it. Well, at least one visitor was very pleased with her rendang tok. We hope to bring back this dish in Parade der Kulturen 2018.

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For more information about the state of Perak and Visit Perak 2017, visit Tourism Perak Malaysia.

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Photos courtesy of Uwe Fisher/malaysia-insights.de and MCD members.

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Malaysian Specialties Attract Crowd at Parade der Kulturen 2016

Every 2 years, members and friends of Malaysian Club Deutschland (MCD) dish out the best of Malaysian specialties at Frankfurt’s Parade der Kulturen (Parada of Cultures). The Parade is a one-day event, open to overseas clubs and societies registered in Frankfurt as part of the city’s aim to promote its potpourri of international residents. Over 100 clubs serve their respective local delicacies and handicrafts.

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MCD members have been planning for more than one month what Malaysian delicacies that we would serve. Many names popped out – nasi kandar, char koay teow, mee mamak, pasembor …. but in the end, these won the day and the heart of our visitors – chicken satay with real peanut sauce (not peanut butter sauce), roti canai with dhal or curry chicken, murtabak (oh yea!), taufu sumbat (makan sampai lompat), our Perak specialties – rendang tok (beef rendang) and pineapple pajeri, curry puff, pisang goreng (banana fritter) and our world famous teh tarik, sirup limau (lime syrup) and fast- and best-selling ais batu campur (ABC).

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Despite heavy shower at the start of the event, it did not stop the crowd from coming to our stall. The smell of our satay truly attracts many visitors who are curious of this specialty. In fact, these were selling like hot cakes.

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Another year, another Christmas celebration for MCD‘s members, their families & friends! Today, on the 2nd Advent, it snowed heavily to make it even more festive! Was a fun and somewhat noisy afternoon. Santa came by to hand out presents to all who were good this whole year..everyone were good!! Food was excellent, and the kids had a lot of fun. Thank you all for coming, Thank you Iris & Jac for organizing and Amy for getting the decor..thank you Jane Hartung for the poinsettias. Here‘s wishing everyone Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! 🎄🎄🎄 ... See MoreSee Less

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Mission accomplished!!! MCD’s contribution this year, once again for Vivekananda Home in Rembau. Was very much needed to help this home purchase more mattresses, etc as they have taken in more children. Mr Ramesh Patel and his wife, who run the home were very grateful for the help. Our Dato’ Chef Ismail and former CG in Frankfurt, Dr Adina Kamarudin were also there to present the donation collected during our last Gala 2017. We thank all our members and guests who supported this cause by purchasing Lucky Draw tickets. Every little bit helps. Thank you, Chef, thank you Mdm for your time and effort. After our visit to the home, we made a quick visit to Chef’s house in the village of Chengkau Ulu. ... See MoreSee Less

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