Malaysian chef Siti Safura Mohd Tawil made the country proud by emerging champion in the Asia-India category of the 2020 Chef Ireland Culinary Competition on Wednesday, 6 February
According to Astro Awani, the competition - organised and judged by a panel of Irish chefs - was held in Dublin, Ireland on 4 and 5 February.
In her video uploaded to Facebook, the chef, hailing from Ranau, Sabah was seen proudly holding the Jalur Gemilang up to receive the gold medal after she was announced the winner.
The 28-year-old shared that she was actually nursing a fever during the competition but she was thankful for the win.
Siti Safura, who currently lives in Ontario, Canada, won with her dish called "Nasi Lemak Bunga Telang", a fusion of nasi lemak and nasi kerabu
The talented chef also won a silver medal in the pasta category
In a later Facebook post, she shared a picture of her dish, a linguine buttermilk pasta with "a taste of Malaysia", while thanking those who supported her.
"Thank you Malaysian Ambassador Zakaria Nasir and wife, Junainah Che Ali for your endless support. Also thanks to Chef Boy, Chef Fauzan, Dr Esa, and Sir Razman for your advice and insights. It is very much appreciated!" she wrote.
Netizens flooded the comments to congratulate the chef
"Congratulations, Malaysia is proud of you," said this Facebook user.
While this user said, "She looked more excited to wave her Malaysian flag than to actually receive the prize! Congratulations!"
"Congratulations, I want a taste of that nasi lemak please," quipped another user.