On Tuesday, 10th September 2013 at 9.00PM, the Asian Food Channel (AFC), part of the Scripps Networks family of lifestyle networks, will premiere the second season of its fully produced Malaysian travelogue, Back to the Streets 2. The twelve-part series (12x30mins), which includes a 1 x 30min Chinese New Year special, returns in collaboration with BERJAYA University College of Hospitality (BERJAYA UCH) and is sponsored by NeuVida Omega-9 Cooking Oil. The programme will air regionally across Asia to more than 130 million AFC viewers in twelve different territories; viewers in Malaysia can catch the AFC Original Production nationwide on Astro Channel 703.
This season promises even more culinary adventure and quirky fun with its two loveable hosts taking centre stage. Chef Malcolm Goh and Tham Zher Peen extend the boundaries of their food journey as they take their search for tantalising Malaysian street food outside of Kuala Lumpur. Taking his role as “Secret Culinary Agent” all too seriously, Chef Malcolm becomes a man of a thousand faces, using a never-ending wardrobe of disguises to entice stall owners into giving him their cherished time-tested recipes.
With the valuable information gathered, Zher Peen and Chef Malcolm stealthily retreat back to the BERJAYA University College of Hospitality’s kitchen, where Chef Malcolm, with the assistance of Zher Peen and his students, utilise the knowledge that he has learned “on the streets” to reinterpret and create his own version of their favourite local dishes. Tune in each week to find out if Chef Malcolm’s creations get the thumbs up or thumbs down from Zher Peen and his students!
Derek Chang, Managing Director of Scripps Networks expresses great pleasure with the premiere of yet another successful AFC original series, “Scripps Networks is very pleased with the loyal following that the Asian Food Channel has garnered in Malaysia since its launch in 2005. Through such originally produced local content, AFC can aptly showcase Malaysia as the food paradise that it is. We as a content provider look forward to discovering even more about Malaysia’s rich culinary heritage and sharing it with our regional viewers. I would like to give special thanks to BERJAYA UCH for collaborating with AFC on this project and look forward to working together more closely in the future.”
BERJAYA UCH Chief Operating Officer, Mae Ho adds, “We have been awaiting the premiere of Back to the Streets 2 on the Asian Food Channel with great anticipation. It has been a great pleasure filming with the AFC team and we are sure that the viewers will enjoy the second season even more than the first! BERJAYA UCH is very proud of Chef Malcolm, who is one of our own Culinary Arts Supervising Chefs – his innovative and forward-thinking attitude as displayed in the programme fully represents BERJAYA UCH’s own vision and the values that we look to in still in our students everyday.”
Chef Malcolm is no stranger to camera, before taking on the role of host and chef for Back to the Streets, he starred in another AFC Original Production named Great Dinners of the World. This programme featured him and three other highly talented Asian chefs as they travelled to France and Scotland where they cooked exclusive dinners for society’s elite and even royalty. When he is not in front of the camera, Chef Malcolm works as a Supervising Chef at BERJAYA UCH where he conducts theory and practical classes for students majoring in the Culinary Arts.
Zher Peen too has had her fair share of stardom; she is not only is the host of 8TV Quickie, a 15-minute variety show, she is also a celebrity DJ on Fly FM where she hosts Fly30, a 3 hour radio programme that airs daily. In addition, she has also been featured in campaigns for international brands such as Converse, Levi’s and Nike.
Back To The Streets 2 is proudly sponsored by BERJAYA University College of Hospitality and NeuVida Omega-9 Cooking Oil. Catch the premiere exclusively on the Asian Food Channel, Tuesday, 10th September 2013 at 9.00PM on Astro Channel 703.