Of all things i can't believe today i am going to be sharing about all the food i ate during the preview of Atria Shopping Gallery’s Comedy & Food Festival 2016, don't judge me for stuffing my already round face k? Lol.
For the month of July, Atria Shopping Gallery will be having a comedy and food fest where you can expect one and a half hours of rib-tickling jokes as some of the top Malaysian stand-up comedians keep you entertained and help you forget your blues at special sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the Ground Floor.
The food festival will be happening on the Concourse Floor from 20 to 31 July 2016 featuring some of the mall’s tenants as well as outside vendors. In conjunction with the fest, Malaysia’s most famous culinary personality Datuk Chef Wan will share his delicious recipes and demonstrate his cooking skills. So if you are a HUGE fan of chef Wan, then you wouldn't want to miss this opportunity o learn some of his trademark culinary techniques.
I Love Yoo! is known for their traditional Chinese favorites including ‘You Tiao’ and ‘Tau Foo Fah’ and they only use 100% fresh and new palm oil for frying, non-genetically modified soy bean and high quality ingredients. We had our breakfast there which consisted of red bean and peanut sesame balls, soya bean, you tiao and Hainanese coffee.
Though i've really tried much of Vietnamese dishes, except their usual pho noodles & glass skin vegetables rolls, this was the day i fell in love with their STEW!
Go Thai is a Malaysian-owned restaurant with an all-Thai kitchen team that specialises in Thai street fare. The restaurant is set-up with colourful street food scenes on the walls, intended to give you the feeling of being on a Thai street but in the air con comfort of a mall. BBQ skewers are a highlight, showcasing a strong inspiration from the northeastern Isan region.
Taking a tour of the kitchen, we were amazed to see the division of labour – the staff specialise cooking only one (1) type of food – grill, soup and others like a true hawker stall should be. The kitchen was also squeaky clean and there’s also a hotel grade dishwasher which ensures that all the dining ware and cutlery are spotless.
This outlet is the second after the first one in SS2, Petaling Jaya and has a menu that doesn’t boast many items of food. This is intentionally done so that the quality of the food is emphasized instead of an outlet which features a huge variety of items but doesn’t specialise in any.
Think of them as lighter versions of pancakes that looks like large bubble wraps that's why it goes so well with ice cream.
Here’s the list of show times:
- Thursday, 21 July | 8pm | Jonathan Atherton
- Friday, 22 July | 8pm | Dato Chef Wan
- Saturday, 23 July | 3pm | Kavin Jay
- Thursday, 28 July | 8pm | Gajen
- Friday, 29 July | 8pm |Jonathan Artherton
- Saturday, 30 July | 3pm | Kavin Jay
- Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Mashi & Friends (Opening Act)
The stand up comedians are known in the local comedy scene and will have their first ever show at Atria.
Papi Zak is definitely the “biggest” stand up comedian in Malaysia. Born in Egypt and raised in other different countries, he is the true definition of a third culture child. He is a gut-grabbing performer who has no qualms about opening his mouth and letting all manner of things fly out. It’s all these things that make Papi Zak one of the hottest comedians around.
Kavin, one of Malaysia’s most underrated comics, is a rapid-fire grumpy joke telling machine. He may be grouchy but does it with such panache, you can’t help but laugh. He is an integral part of the comedy revolution in Malaysia and a regular host and performer for TimeOut KL Comedy Thursday.
Jonathan AthertonJonathan, an actor, comedian, traveller and raconteur, is no newcomer to the entertainment industry. As a teenager he pursued an acting carer. He made his debut in The Mango Tree, then went on to play television and theatre roles.
Now here is how you'll get to catch all the shows above, all you gotta do is shop & redeem your tickets:
Shoppers who spend RM100 and above in not more than two (2) accumulated receipts are entitled to redeem two (2) free tickets to the comedy show. Redemptions can be made at the Concierge Counter located at the Concourse Floor, while tickets last. Comedy ticket holders will also stand a chance to win Atria Gift Vouchers worth up to RM5,000.
Atria Shopping Gallery is located at:
Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia