Quitting a stable career to pursue what you love is no easy feat. So when you're given the chance to showcase your passion to the world, it's an opportunity worth grabbing.
We got to experience the first global Tiger Roar Collective event by Tiger Beer in Seoul, South Korea and meet undiscovered talents who approach their craft in unconventional ways
16 talents were chosen from diverse fields such as dance, technology, music, food, fashion, and art. Each of the them collaborated with one another to put on an epic show that displayed their creativity and passion for the world to see.
One of the amazing talents was Malaysian chef Jun Chan, who quit his job as a mechanical engineer to pursue his love for food
Unhappy as a mechanical engineer, Jun decided to take the leap to do what he loves – making people happy with the food he cooks.
He derives most of his cooking inspiration from childhood memories of his late grandmother's Nyonya and Hokkien dishes.
Jun put his creative juices to work and created a one-of-a-kind Laksa-Tteokbokki dish, which he debuted at the event
"I wanted to put Malaysian flavours into a dish but also pay homage to where I am," Jun told SAYS. Keeping to Malaysian laksa broth flavours, Jun used Korean ingredients like fish cakes (eumok), local quails eggs, cuttlefish, and toasted sesame seeds to mix the tteokbokki in.
"It's a hybrid laksa - the tteokbokki is cooked in a Sarawak-laksa broth and I made a separate laksa sauce, which is a combination of Nyonya laksa and curry laksa. I then emulsified it with sour cream... to lighten up the dish," he added.
SAYS got to taste the dish that night and let's just say, we couldn't get enough of it! :)
Other talents at the event were artists and musicians who blew us away with their incredible paintings and sensational music performances
Chen Yingjie (Hua Tunan) is a contemporary artist from China, who is internationally hailed for his unique painting style. His "cross-breed" technique combines traditional Chinese ink art with Western street graffiti.
Using this technique with ultraviolet ink, Hua Tunan brought a large tiger painting to life at the event.
Check out more of his stunning work on Instagram and Facebook.
Meanwhile, bucket drummer Masamichi "Masa" Kato from Japan put on a captivating performance by using waste materials to make music
Violinist and composer Mei Segev's passion was contagious as she put on a remarkable performance
To check out all of the talents who were at Tiger Roar Collective in Seoul, click here
Stay tuned, as Tiger Beer Malaysia will be hosting its Uncage Street Food Festival this coming December for all you bites and booze lovers!
The Uncaged Heroes will be there with their signature dishes, along with vendors like myBurgerLab, The Porki Society, Ticklish Ribs & 'Wiches, Pho King, and Makirito.
Event details are below:
Date: 1 and 2 December, 2018
Venue: 15, Jalan 13/6, Petaling Jaya (behind The Gasket Alley)
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