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Sabahan Chef's Award-Winning Dish Fuses Best Of Both Worlds - Nasi Lemak And Nasi Kerabu

Her dish impressed a panel of Irish chefs at the cooking competition held in Dublin, Ireland.

Cover image via Muhammad MT (Provided to SAYS)

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.

Image via Astro Awani

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

According to Bernama, the dish was made up of rice that was coloured blue, chicken rendang, kerabu, and crunchy keropok lekor.

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.

Not too long ago, Malaysians lost it when a British woman called nasi lemak a "wicked bad meal":

Never get in between Malaysians and their food: