Wednesday, November 27, 2013

[Meet 'n' Greet] MasterChef Australia Contestant - AMINA EL SHAFEI


 Lifetime is an entertainment channel which offers high quality dramas, movies and reality shows, and MasterChef Australia is back with all new seasons as well as new contestants. MasterChef Australia Season 5 brings those who have passion and talents from their kitchen at home to the MasterChef kitchen. And now, MasterChef Australia Season 5 is showing on Lifetime Channel on Starhub CH514.
 
 
I was invited by Lifetime Channel to meet up Amina El Shafei, one of the most-liked contestants in MasterChef Australia Season 4.
 
 
Amina, a strong contender on MasterChef Australia Season 4, was one of the crowd favorites. She was born in Saudi Arabia before moving to Australia in the late 1980s.

 
Amina is blessed with a culinary expertise that originates from two different parts of the world – the Middle East and Asia, all thanks to her Egyptian dad and South Korean Mum. Her parents brought the old family recipes and techniques to the table. At 17, Amina decided to honor her Muslim faith by wearing the hijab. She is proud of her ethnicity and she holds her religion close to her heart, thus her cooking is often inspired by her strong Muslim roots.
 
 
Dine with Amina El Shafei was held at Food For Thought (FFF) at the Botanical Gardens, and I was pretty eager to meet her in person, kudos to all the proud sponsors who made the event a successful one...
 
 
 
 
While waiting for the cooking demo to be started, we girls took some selfy and indulgence ourselves with some wines...
 
 
During the Meet ‘n’ Greet session with Amina El Shafei, she demonstrated these two dishes from her recipes for all the invited guests...
 
 
 

It was a delightful night with Amina, as she shared her passion for cooking and exchanged some handy cooking tips as well as her recipes too...

 
  
 
 Sun Dried Tomato, Mushroom and Cream Cheese Pasta + Walnut, Vanilla Bean and Cream Cheese Wontons with Oranges and Orange Syrup.
 
 
After her cooking demonstration, we got the chance to try out her cooking and I enjoyed both her recipes very much. I helped myself to quite a few servings of the pasta...
 
 
I love the pasta as it tasted good and the penne was cooked till it was Al Dente...
 

 
My partner of the night at the Meet ‘n’ Greet session...

 
Apart from receiving good cooking tips and enjoyed her cooking, there was a photograph session too. Both Yingzi and I were eager and happy to get ourselves a photo taken with her.  
 

 
Amina is very friendly in person, and I really like her very much...
 
 
 
 
I love the premiums which were in the goody bag, and I can’t help posing myself with the ladle.. Hahaha!!

 
 
Thanks for the invite and I truly enjoyed myself at the Amina’s Dinner Event.

 

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