Wednesday, March 27, 2013

One more week to third Kota Kinabalu Food Festival

KOTA KINABALU: The third Kota Kinabalu Food Festival (KKFF) is just a week away with a month of events packed with more than 25 participating restaurants.

This year’s KKFF concept is slightly different from regular food exhibitions; instead of just a one-day event in a single venue, it is a full-scale celebration of food that will be held over 30 days across all of the event’s participating restaurants.

This annual event promises 30 days of great dining experiences, dozens of Kota Kinabalu’s best and most well-loved restaurants with exciting festival menus.

The two-day opening bazaar will be held to introduce all of the festival’s participating restaurants to the hungry crowds, offering a chance to showcase fine food or sell products in a very visible space on 6 and 7 April 2013 from 11.00am to 8.00pm at Suria Sabah.

Throughout the month of April, food lovers should look out for a special KKFF board which will be rotated at Suria Sabah, Citymall and the Terminal 2 Airport, displaying the QR Code of each participating restaurant and by scanning the QR Code, the public will the entitled to join the Scan and Win contest.

Exciting activities will also be held during the Opening Bazaar such as a children’s colouring contest and games including the Buy and Win where visitors who purchase anything above RM20 at any of the participating booths will have a chance to participate in the Yummy Pick and Win which offers attractive prizes.

The easiest way to keep informed on the upcoming festivities is to grab the official KK Food Fest Magazine, of which 10,000 copies have just been distributed. Free copies of the magazine can most easily be found at one of the participating restaurants, which are listed at the festival’s website at

The magazine serves as a guide and directory that offers information and contact details on all of the restaurants, as well as brief descriptions of their main offerings, specialties and bestsellers.

Readers will also find out about the Festival Menus which showcase the restaurants specialties through either one dish or a set menu. Trying out these menus is the key to joining the Stamp and Win Contest. A full page of the KK Food Fest Magazine serves as an entry form for this special contest, which offers some very attractive prizes.

Additionally, the Sabah Industry Food Expo (SIFE) will also be held at Suria Sabah on 20 to 21 April which will highlight bakeries and food manufacturing companies.