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Chinese New Year Celebration 2019

Chinese New Year 2019 welcomes the year of the pig. As a symbol of wealth and fortune, we would like to welcome the auspicious year with you on Sunday, 17th Feb 2019.
Don’t miss it and come join us!

Details are as below:

  • Date: Feb. 17, 2019 (Sunday)
  • Time: 12.00 – 15.00 hour
  • Venue: Selera Malaysia Restaurant
  • Address: Münchner Str. 52, 60329 Frankfurt am Main
  • Dress code: Red, gold, and/or Chinese traditional costume
  • Price (Member): € 23.00 / pax
  • Price (Non-member): € 28.00 / pax
  • Price (Children 6-12 y.o.): € 10.00 / pax

All prices include soft drinks and hot tea.

Please send your reservations to this e-mail address: mcd.deutschland@yahoo.com by Feb. 12, 2019.

Payment details:

  • Malaysian Club Deutschland e.V.
  • Bank: Taunus Sparkasse
  • IBAN: DE59 5125 0000 0000 3184 00
  • BIC: HELADEF1TSK

Please see the attached images for the details on the lunch menu.

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New Year Message from the MCD President

Dear Members and Friends,

Happy New Year and here’s wishing everyone all the very best of Health, Joy, Peace, Happiness and Love for 2019!

First of all, I would like to thank all our members, friends and their families for all the wonderful support towards Malaysian Club Deutschland e.V. through the years. We are proud to say that MCD will turn 22 years old in 2019! How time flies!

The Executive Members would also like to warmly welcome all our new members and families in 2018, and look forward to seeing more of you this year during our events and get-togethers, and thank you to all our loyal, incumbent and veteran members for being there all these years.

2018 has been a busy year for all of us, and we are happy to report that we have held some very successful events throughout the year, as listed below:

1. Annual General Meeting – Sun, 28 Jan 2018 held at Ici Brasserie, Marriott:
• A large number of new and present members attended –came to elect the new Executive Committee, mingle and meet. Coffee/Tea and cakes were served.

2. Chinese New Year – Sun, 04 Mar 2018 held at Yan Jing Restaurant, Frankfurt:
• Over 80 members and friends attended. Dance performance by our Committee Members brought colour to the event. Hot pot (steam boat) and buffet enjoyed by all. Little ones received Ang Pows, much to their delight.

3. Hari Raya Puasa – Sun, 16 Jun 2018 held at Kanu Club, Frankfurt:
• Perfect day to celebrate – sunny weather in a location on the bank of River Main. It was a full house with members and friends who came in their beautiful kebayas and baju kurungs to help celebrate! Muhibbah at it’s best. Typical Msian Hari Raya Buffet (Rendang, Lodeh, sambal goreng, ketupat, etc) entirely cooked by Committee Members at Jac Bubenheim’s home, much thanks to Jac & Ralf. After lunch, everyone participated in our Joget session.

4. Winery Tour –- Sat, 23 June 2018 held at Weingut-Lindenhof:
• Thanks to one of our loyal members, Roland Bernhardt, offered to organize a truly enjoyable Brunch at a great location. This was followed by a tour in 2 large wagons through the vineyards, where everyone enjoyed “picking” the sweet grapes on the vines – and made a run for it!

5. Gala 2018 – Sat, 15 Sep 2018, at the Marriott Frankfurt:
• Our annual big event. 180 glamorously dressed guests came to enjoy the evening – opening song by our mini member kids with Malaysia Ku song. Our talented MC’s, Dato’ Chef Ismail and Committee Member Leeza Yeo entertained the crowd from start to finish, much to the enjoyment of everyone. Chinese & Indian dance performances and Lucky Draw were held. First prize ticket was sponsored by Turkish Airlines and won by one of our lucky sponsors, Frau Kessler. As each year, our Star Celebrity Chef was flown in to prepare the most excellent Malaysian “Street Food” themed buffet, assisted by his team of “Kitchen Angels” made up of our members.

6. Book Fair 2018 – Oct 10-14 at Messe Frankfurt:
• We were honoured to be offered the opportunity to provide manpower and catering services by the Malaysian National Institute of Language and Literature and National Book Council in the Malaysian Pavilion. Committee Members Leeza Yeo and Bavani Schmittmann took on this project and offered local specialties for the participants and their guests.

7. Deepavali – Sun, 11 Nov 2018 at Delhi Tandoori Frankfurt:
• Although a smaller number of attendees compared to last year, the 35 strong turned up to our regular venue for Deepavali, livening up the place with Bollywood dancing and sit down lunch of delicious Indian delicacies. We had some fun games played that brought a lot of laughter!

8. Christmas Lunch – Sun, 16 Dec 2018 at Zum Storch, Frankfurt:
• Another full house, 34 guests turned up to celebrate Christmas, starting with Christmas carols, mostly indulging in the traditional roast goose dish. Most awaited for Santa Claus paid a visit to distribute presents to everyone!

I want to also take this opportunity to thank our awesome, most hard working, flexible and giving Executive and Committee Members, without whom all these would not have been possible. Not only they spent time and effort to help in organizing and cooking, those with children made extra effort to rearrange their schedule to be available. From the bottom of my heart, I am ever grateful for this strong support and dedication towards the Club, and that is what makes it so special.

With the new year starting, the Committee will be meeting up soon to work on our year’s events and activities for everyone to join and enjoy. The first one coming up real soon will Chinese New Year, which will fall on 05 February 2019. We are planning to hold this event around mid-February, stay tuned for more news on this and other events via our Facebook page: Malaysian Club Deutschland.

As always, we look to you, members, for feedback, suggestions and ideas of what we can do more and better, any activities that you would like to see organized – or if you would like to organize something, all are welcome. Please feel free to write to us at : mcd.deutschland@yahoo.com.

With that, on behalf of the Committee, I wish you all the best of health, joy, happiness, love, success and prosperity for the coming year and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you.

Salam sejahtera, warm regards and Grüße,

Rosita Rahman-Heilek
President
Malaysian Club Deutschland e.V.

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Save the Date: It’s Our Gala 2018 !!

In conjunction with the 55’th  Malaysia Day, our gala will take place on Sept. 15, 208 at the Marriott Hotel in Frankfurt am Main.

Our Tourism Malaysia’s Gastronomy Ambassador Dato’ Chef Ismail Ahmad will be here!

Highlights of the evening:

  • Cultural performances
  • Lucky draw (Tombola) with the grand price: one economy class return flight ticket FRA – KUL with Turkish Airlines.

Prices (excl. drinks):

  • Non-members: € 50.00 p.p.
  • Club members: € 40.00 p.p.
  • Children (7 – 11 years old): € 20.00 p.p.

Reservation before Sept. 3, 2018. Please kindly send an e-mail to mcd.deutscland@yahoo.com .

Payments can be made to:

  • Malaysian Club Deutschland e.V.
  • IBAN: DE59 5125 0000 0000 3184 00
  • BIC: HELADEF1TSK
  • Bank: Taunus Sparkasse

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MCD Chinese New Year 2018 Celebration

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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 20th Anniversary Celebration – 2 September 2017 – Marriott Frankfurt

Dear Members and Friends of the Malaysian Club Deutschland,

In 2017, and with a sense of pride, MCD is looking back at 20 years of its establishment. At the same token, Malaysia’s Independence returns for the 60th time, and so do the diplomatic relationships between Germany and Malaysia.

There are hence reasons enough to proudly announce our 20th Anniversary Dinner. The event, which is co-organised by MCD and the Consulate General of Malaysia in Frankfurt, is going to be held on 02 September 2017 at the MCD’s most regular Gala venue, the Marriott Hotel in Frankfurt am Main. As in the years before, Chef Dato’ Ismail will once again grace the event with his presence, and evenly important, with his culinary excellence. Further details can be found in the attached flyer.

Thank you so much to those of you who already made sure they will be part of our great 20th Anniversary Dinner.

For everyone else:

RESERVATIONS ARE OPEN AS FROM NOW ON.
Please use the attached reservation form to ensure you get your ticket to a great Gala event.

Should you have any further questions, perhaps suggestions or memories to share of the past 20 years of MCD, please let us know by mail or phone.

We are sincerely looking forward to celebrating an outstanding event, together with you, your friends and guests.

Flyer – Flyer GALA 2017
Registration Form – 2017-05-15 Gala Reservation Form

 

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President’s New Year Message 2017

 

Dear Members, Friends and Families,

First of all, on behalf of MCD’s Committee, here’s wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and hope that 2017 will bring us all joy, peace, success, prosperity and good health!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our MCD Patron, the Malaysian Consul General in Frankfurt, Dr Adina Kamarudin, who, since her arrival into Frankfurt in 2014, has delved herself into the Club activities, provided uncountable and valuable guidance and contributions, contacts and network, support that brought MCD to the forefront.  She has exceeded in her role as Patron and become a steadfast friend and part of the family.  We look forward to her continued support in the years to come.

The backbone of MCD is the Executive and Committee Members, which was formed in September 2015, and I thank the members’ confidence in electing us during the AGM.  Without this excellent Committee, all the Club’s events would not have been organized with such flaire and success.  My sincere thanks to them for all their contributions, support and hard work since then.  They have selflessly thrown themselves immediately into organizing all the countless successful events and activities in 2015 and 2016 – now readying themselves for more in 2017.  My heartfelt gratitude also to our “veteran”, incumbent and new members who came in full force, either rejoined or joined us in these events that made it all the more colourful and successful.  Our membership list has almost tripled during the last year and a half, how amazing is that! As I look back to the past years, my heart swelled with pride and appreciation for everyone.  As the Committee’s mantra goes…. ‘so proud, so proud, so proud!’

I would be remiss not to mention the very important and integral contributions and part of MCD, our beloved MCD Ambassador and Lifetime Honorary Member, Dato’ Chef Ismail Ahmad! Dato’ Chef has been our main contributor to our MCD Galas and Malaysian Food Promotions in Frankfurt since the last 10 years.  His name is synonymous to our main events of the year, to the Marriott Frankfurt, to our Members and Friends, that stretched even across Europe!  His ever charming, humble and bubbly personality, his outstanding culinary talents and most of all, his unlimited and overflowing love and friendship to everyone he meets has made him our “cannot do without” Brother in Frankfurt!!  Thank you Chef, from the bottom of our hearts! Looking forward to see you again this year.

2016 may have been good for some of us, but also quite a roller coaster for some, with changes in the workplace and family lives.  We have lost some friends and/or family members along the way.  We pray for their souls to rest in peace.  We have also made many new friends and new additions to families.  Let us be thankful for that and treasure them.

We look forward to a more joyous, peaceful, safe and successful 2017.  This year also marks an important milestone for MCD, which is our 20 years Anniversary!!  Obviously, we have already started groundwork planning for our “Event of the Year” to celebrate this momentous occasion.  Stay tuned for more details and for other upcoming events, the next one being our Chinese New Year celebration on 29th January 2017.

 

With that, I wish everyone Salam Sejahtera, Alles Gute and all the very best.

 

Sincerely,
Rosita Rahman-Heilek
President
Malaysian Club Deutschland e.V.

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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.

 

 

Malaysian food promotion in Frankfurt, Nov. 2015

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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