Asian Food Channel’s Amazing Food Challenge – our TV show trailer is finally released!

Our Amazing Food Challenge trailer on Asian Food Channel FB page and TV channel is out. Are you as excited to see the show as I am? If you check out the thrilling trailer, you’ll see what I mean!

The Amazing Food Challenge was commissioned by the Philippines Tourism Board, and was orchestrated by some of the most brilliant minds in scripting and production from Singaporeans, Malaysians, to Filipinos and even Americans – one of the consulting producers on this show helped with casting and producing on the hit US series ‘Survivor’, so you can only imagine the kind of magic that went into the Amazing Food Challenge! I applied for this show not even expecting to get a reply! What an honour that they ended up choosing little adventurous me, one of 10 total Challengers, out of 5000 other applicants.

Big ups to the epic excitement that they created and put us through for this incredible series. Here are some of my favourite moments from the trailer and Asian Food Channel’s first travel reality show:

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I’ll update more on my blog in the upcoming weeks on my thoughts and stories from this experience, you know how I love to do that… Plus I really miss my dearest buddies here!

Expect only the best in food, travel and adventures – catch the debut of AMAZING FOOD CHALLENGE, 9PM SG Time on Asia Food Channel! Also showing in Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

You should be able to view the full trailer on AFC’s Facebook page HERE.

Can’t guess from the trailer what’s going to happen in this show? Trust me, none of us had a clue…!!!


FUN, FOOD, TRAVEL!: Filming an amazing show in Philippines for Asian Food Channel

So I can finally say it…

I’m filming an amazing show for Asian Food Channel now in Philippines and it’s going to be lots of fun, food and travel!

Thank you Philippines and #AsianFoodChannel for having me here!

Stay tuned here, and on Asian Food Channel’s Facebook page for more updates.

Mahal kita 🙂

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Asian Food Channel (AFC)’s THE BIG BREAK – Final episode coming out this Wednesday, Starhub channel 435 at 10pm!

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

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Well, for most of the contestants in this socially-driven TV series, they didn’t really have a choice. They lead less privileged lives than most of us Singaporeans, and jumped at the chance to come to our developed, clean and green garden city. Singapore beckoned with a glimmer of a better life, as these kids learned how to cook through this Resorts World Sentosa partnered TV programme, in a 5-star facility. I’ve worked for a 5-star hotel before and let me promise you, its not easy. And firstly, it’s not easy to get in! The hotel kitchens are very competitive and can cook you with their high pressure and tiring long hours. I’m positive that these kids appreciate this fine opportunity handed to them on a silver platter, and will definitely take back home more than they had left with.

For each of the 12 contestants that participated in this reality TV show, they bring home a $2000 bursary. One of them will win a grand prize of a scholarship worth over S$30,000 at the At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy in Singapore, co-sponsored by RWS.

I actually watched the first episode by chance and I was slightly delighted to see more meaningful shows being created for consumers. I think reality TV entertainment has evolved a bit, and instead of whiling our time away watching trashy Jersey Shore-esque television, community-focused shows with original content like Jennifer Lopez’s Q’Viva, Undercover Happiness on Channel 5, and The Big Break by AFC has shown viewer demand for more heart.

Glamorous judges like the bright-eyed Farah Quinn and Chef Alan Orreal, Judge of The Big Break and Executive Chef of RWS, started the season with travel to less privileged countries around Asia, and handpicked particular younglings with potential. Through the season, I watched some of them go from zero to hero, growing not only through their cooking skills, but in personal development as well.

I personally witnessed many individual’s inability to cook Char Kway Teow in the first episode, and now the final 2 left standing will be tasked to create fine dining – more specifically, French haute cuisine – in the signature Joël Robuchon style. Not without close mentorship of course – Joël Robuchon’s Executive Chef Tomonori Danzaki will keep a watchful eye over them.

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Visit this website for the latest information about contestants as well as summaries and highlights from each episode.

Asian Food Channel (AFC) will unveil the winner in a one-hour finale on StarHub Channel 435, Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 10pm.

Don’t miss it! Be a part of the finale action of The Big Break, a programme with the testament that social good through TV has come a long way.