PETALING JAYA (Herald Malaysia): A sandwich made with a dash of the humble kunyit (turmeric) by Malaysian chef Darren Chin was named the Best Sandwich in the World at the recent Delifrance Sandwich World Cup competition in France.
Darren's father David Chin, 60, said his son beat eight other participants in the sandwich-making competition.
“It is an achievement the sandwich is not a staple food here, but we can still make the best sandwich in the world,” he said.
The Sandwich World Cup, which was organised by cafe-bakery chain Delifrance, took place on Feb 14 at the Paris School of Bakery and Pastry, and eight international entrants presented their sandwiches before a panel of international culinary experts.
The sandwiches presented in the competition had to meet certain criteria, including flavour association, speed of preparation and ease of assembly and consumption as well as ¿nutritional and cost price¿.
Darren, 32, prepared a sandwich of pork combined with herbs and spices and decorated it with vegetables.
David said that the”X-factor” ingredient in the sandwich that clinched it for Darren could be the kunyit.
“Darren wanted to demonstrate that the techniques he learned at his culinary school Le Cordon Blue can naturally be used with Asian ingredients,” he said.
“Some restaurants have already approached him and he will make his decision where to do his internship” he said.--The Star