21 Sep '13, 1am
iChef report by Makansutra-
“The traditional dishes were not so great,” was the comment of chef Eric Neo, Vice President of Singapore Chefs Association and judge, after tasting five 2-course meals prepared by the contestants. He later added, “the fusion ones were better,” he reflected this at the annual iChef cooking competition for secondary school students, organised by the Republic Poly’s School of Hospitality. The theme this year is “creative local cuisine,” which explains the twists on local dishes appearing on the judges dining table, comprising the head honchos of the Singapore Chefs Association (SCA), Mr Chua Yeow Chong of Lam Soon Singapore Pte Ltd and even celebrity foodie Moses Lim. Even if the few traditional dishes were not “great,” does it mean modern cuisine has been set to overshadow our favorite heritage cuisine? The contest aims to evoke interest in cooking among younger generation,...