Chen Hong (陳鴻), Taiwanese Celebrity Chef Searching for Penang’s Best Food

For those who love to watch cooking programmes on TV, for sure you will know the famous Taiwan tv show called Ah Hong Cooking Up A Storm (阿鴻上菜). The host of that TV program is Chen Hong aka Ah Hong. This round Chen Hong headed to Penang with the mission to savour all best food in Penang and come out with his new cookbook entitled Hong’s Style (鴻時代).

Organized by Food Digest, Celebrity Chef Chen Hong had a conference to meet up with the media and food bloggers. The location was at G Hotel.

The organizer had proudly invited several VIPs to the conference, which were Penang State EXCO for Tourism Development and Culture, YB Danny Law and Food Digest Managing Editor, Tracy Lau.

YB Danny Law had proudly mentioned that Yahoo has listed Penang as one of the Top 10 Islands to Explore Before You Die. One of the main reasons Penang has been chosen is due to its unique fusion of cultures and flavors.

As for Celebrity Chef Chen Hong himself, he mentioned that he has always wanted to visit Penang as there are many good food around. As he mentioned he used to try out the good food at Gurney Drive only and most of the time, waiting for good food is the most difficult time. Therefore, this time he is looking somewhere further where quality of food is the priority and popularity is secondary.

As for Food Digest Managing Editor Tracy Lau, it is their honor to workout with Chen Hong and hope this would be a great success.

The MC of the day were English-speaking Sarah Jamil of Food Digest and Mandarin-speaking Jacgy Chan of Foodtok.

YB Danny Law handed over the token of appreciation to Chen Hong.

The group photo by all the celebrities. From left, Chef Billy Ng Yih Lee (runner-up of 8TV’s Hot Chef Season One) and Chef Park Tae Yeong (from Korea).

Of course, this one is me. Not any famous celebrity, instead just an ordinary food lover.

Very interesting and impressive food illustration shown to me  by Chef Park Tae Yeong. If for me I would rather snap photos than draw by hand. 🙂

This event is organized by Penang food portal, FoodTok and GG, the Food Digest and Sky Publisher. The organizers will be bringing Chef Chen Hong to some of the recommended food spots in Penang, while playing judge to some of the most famous hawkers and restaurants in Penang. For those who would like to catch Chen Hong’s whereabouts on his journey to find great food between 10 June 2011 and 12 June 2011, you may try your luck from as far as Batu Ferringhi, Gurney Drive, Pulau Tikus until the heart of George Town. For more information you can visit Food Digest official site at

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