There is good news in store for Kiwis who know and love the bright lights, smells and excitement of the night markets so familiar throughout Asia

Malaysia Kitchen is bringing New Zealand’s capital city its very own Malaysian night market as part of this year’s Visa Wellington On a Plate festivities.
The special Malaysia Kitchen Night Market is taking place on Sunday 21 August in Opera House Lane.
With free entry and dishes priced from $5, visitors can experience the best of authentic Malaysian street food produced by some of Wellington’s best-loved Malaysian restaurants.
Asia’s most-loved celebrity chef and Malaysian culinary ambassador Chef Wan is also making a special guest appearance in NZ for the event.
A household name in Asia with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Chef Wan is a chef, author, actor, TV host, food critic and publisher.

As a special treat for NZ foodies Chef Wan is holding two Malaysian cooking demonstrations, “The Spice Trail with Chef Wan”, at the inaugural Wellington Fisher & Paykel MasterClass alongside Desmond Harris, Alexa Johnston, Al Brown, Martin Bosley and Justin North.
Chef Wan is bringing his wide culinary skills to the MasterClass, demonstrating the best of Malaysian cuisine in a unique and informative session showcasing the different spices used in this diverse food culture. 
Chef Wan’s two sessions are scheduled for Friday 19 August, 2011, at 9.30am and 3.45pm Call 0800 Ticketek to book.
The Malaysian festivities happening at Visa Wellington On a Plate are in celebration of the Malaysia Kitchen Programme for New Zealand, a campaign to introduce kiwis to the flavours and delights of Malaysian cuisine.
Malaysia Kitchen Night Market, 4pm to 7pm, Sunday 21 August, Opera House Lane, Wellington
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About the Malaysia Kitchen Programme for New Zealand:
The Malaysia Kitchen Programme celebrates the heritage and cultural diversity of Malaysian cuisine, from authentic traditional delicacies to complex gourmet fusions of subtle flavours and rich spices.
Malaysian cuisine is a blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian food traditions which makes up the fascinating interplay of delicious flavours.
The Malaysia Kitchen Programme promotes Malaysian restaurants in New Zealand and encourages Kiwis to try Malaysian cuisine. It features a series of exciting epicurean activities and events to engage and delight the taste buds.

The programme is initiated by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE). There are more than 45 Malaysian restaurants in New Zealand, 25 in Auckland and 20 in Wellington.
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