Flavours of Mexico IV, Malaysia

Flavours of Mexico IV, Culinary Celebration, KL

In celebration of the launch of the fourth Flavours of Mexico event in Malaysia, friends of the Embassy of Mexico and Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur got a teaser last night of what is to be found around the city over the next few days.

Mexican guest chef, Manuel Bernal, in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico, brings his culinary talents to Sentidos Gastrobar in Feast Village, Starhill Gallery for three days from October 10 to 13, 2017. Promising diners vivacious Mexican flavours and zesty tequila cocktails, the carefully curated menu is available for both lunch (three courses RM58) and dinner (four courses RM68). Other Latin restaurants, such as La Boca, El Maiz, Casa Latina and Fresca will also treat guests to special menus in honour of the grand gourmet history of the country. Visit the Embassy of Mexico in Malaysia’s Facebook page for details of each promotion.

Ambassador of Mexico H.E. Carlos Félix Corona opened the event at the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur with a welcome speech, but he quickly changed from formal attire to a chef’s apron for the highlight of the evening, a cooking collaboration with Professor Datuk Chef Wan and the ambassador’s talented wife, Mrs. Eun Hai Kim.

Flavours of Mexico IV, Malaysia
Banquet Hall, Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Claiming epicurean traditions as a bridge to the hearts of all cultures, Chef Wan engaged guests with his wicked sense of humour and the creation of a Mexican-Malaysian fusion dish. Working with local ingredients and Mexican cooking techniques a fusion of cultures was made.

Flavours of Mexico IV, Malaysia
Malaysia-Mexican Fusion Dish by Chef Wan

The evening proceeded with a fantastic film presentation of the delights of Mexico, while guests dined on a four-course meal by chef Manuel Bernal. As these items are just a teaser of what to expect in Mexican cuisine and won’t necessarily be showcased outside of this event, I won’t go into too much detail, but instead leave you with a picture diary below.

Flavours of Mexico IV, Malaysia
Tostada Vegetariana
Flavours of Mexico IV, Malaysia
Sopa de Tortilla
Flavours of Mexico IV, Malaysia
Pescado a la Huasteca
Flavours of Mexico IV, Malaysia
Enchilada Verde Rellena de Queso
Flavours of Mexico IV, Malaysia
Patron Tequila – of course there’s tequila – it’s a gift from God so say the Mexicans.
Flavours of Mexico IV, Malaysia
Arroz Con Leche y Pan de Elote con Helado de Vanilla

The Flavours of Mexico menus are available around the city from October 10 – 13, 2017, in the restaurants named above. Be sure to visit the embassy page for more details.

Reasons to visit: a four-day opportunity to sample authentic Mexican flavours with chef Manuel Bernal; very reasonably priced set menus for both lunch and dinner; join the fun in celebrating the long history of Mexican culinary tradition without flying half way around the world.

Sentidos Gastro Bar and Dining

Casa Latina

El Maiz

La Boca

Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar


  1. Wowww!!! What an honour! You get to taste a Malaysian-Mexican fusion dish by our own celebrity chef!

  2. Wish we lived a little closer I would enjoy tasting these dishes. I love the flavour and spices that are used in Mexican food so I am sure I would enjoy this. Keep well,cheers Diane

  3. What an honour indeed! Lovely photos. 🙂

  4. He he… It’s not Tex-Mex but Mal-Mex?!
    I can do a taco-popiah fusion too 🙂
    Any takers?

  5. Everything looks delicious.

  6. I can’t pronounce all of the dishes except the one by our talented Chef Wan. Such a wonderful and priceless experience to be able to sample all of these.

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