19 March 2017
It’s Professor Chef Wan now, thank you
SINTOK: Celebrity chef, Chef Wan, has been appointed an adjunct professor of Universiti Utara Malaysia’s Tourism Management, Hospitality and Environmental School.
Wan, 59, whose real name is Datuk Redzuawan Ismail, was given his appointment letter by UUM board chairman Tan Sri Siti Sa’diah Sheikh Bakir.
The ceremony was also witnessed by UUM vice-chancellor Datuk Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.
Mustafa said the appointment of Chef Wan as adjunct professor was based on his vast experience on being a chef.
MORE BAD NEWS FOR MAS!
Ashok Thakkar, from the United States, flew from Manila to Kuala Lumpur last month said and found “in-flight services atrocious”.
4:29PM Feb 24, 2014
‘Poor quality’ food gripe of MAS passengers
Poor quality food and substandard service are among the most frequent complaints made by Malaysia Airlines passengers on the SkyTrax Airline Rating and Review website.
Of the 66 reviews made from December last year to Feb 20, 41 percent said that they would not recommend the airline or fly with it again, for those reasons.
This is compared to only 25 percent who swore off Singapore Airlines and 16 percent who said they will no longer fly Thai Airways after a bad experience during the same period.
Interestingly, even those who flew first class on Malaysia Airlines found the food “inedible”, with one passenger saying he will opt for AirAsia flatbeds from now on.
“First class lounge in Kuala Lumpur was terrible. Service was okay but a la carte breakfast was horrible. Food on board was worse – inedible spicy chicken, limp salad and cream cheese instead of proper cheese.
“The meal before landing was even worse. Undercooked pastry with unidentifiable mushroom filling. That was it. Three bites and it was gone.
‘NAKED’ NASI LEMAK IS STILL ‘NAKED’..
MAS pays its caterers RM700,000+ a day, RM260m a year. For so much money, MAS shouldn’t be getting naked nasi lemak http://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/real-nasi-lemak-and-naked-nasi-lemak/ …
MAS pays its caterers RM700,000+ a day, RM260million a year.
For the kind of money paid to the caterers, MAS shouldn’t be getting naked nasi lemak!
The contract, signed in 2003, is for 25 years.
Friday, 21 February 2014 08:52
LINKED TO BADAWI’S FAMILY? Catering deal eating into MAS profit
KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines (MAS) should terminate its RM6.25 billion contract with in-flight caterer Brahim’s Holdings Bhd to narrow its losses, says former member of parliament for Wangsa Maju, Wee Choo Keong.
“There is no airline in the world which has entered into a contract as long as 25 years and non-negotiable. The contract works out to around RM260 million per year, which is a lot of money. A catering contract should run two to three years.
“MAS or Khazanah Nasional Bhd should look into it with a view to terminate the contract. The contract is just overpriced and squeezing MAS’ profit margin,” Wee told Business Times yesterday.
He said Brahim’s would have to be compensated, but the overall deal would still be cheaper for MAS than to continue with the contract.
Malaysia airlines system MAS lost RM1.2bn; naked nasi lemak is small stuff, losing so much is not but still smile? http://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/real-nasi-lemak-and-naked-nasi-lemak … …
THE HUGE LOSSES OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES SYSTEM (MAS), laughingly called ‘Mana Ada System”, are no laughing matter.
Malaysian airlines is the only airlines in the world who can afford to lose money yearly and still smiles.They lose $1.2 billion in 2013!
‘NAKED’ NASI LEMAK IS THE LEAST OF ITS PROBLEMS
MAS airlines……we serve you with a billion smiles.
YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 — Poor Malaysia Airlines.
The airline appears to have lost its way, lurching from loss to loss as management tries to impose a turnaround plan that hasn’t worked so far.
Losses ballooned to RM1.2 billion last year, three times more than in 2012 and after a record RM2.5 billion loss in 2011. Management’s strategy is to spend its way out of the hole, ordering more planes so that it doesn’t lose market share to more nimble competitors.
1. All the Skytrax awards in the world can’t lift fortunes
Rated a 5-star airline year after year by Skytrax and billed as Malaysian Hospitality personified, Malaysia Airlines can be expected to be proud of its brand. Svelte crew and top notch grub are good things. They bring more customers on board. But ONLY if the price is right.
2. A turnaround plan isn’t turnaround reality
Malaysia Airlines’ turnaround plan and cost cutting hasn’t yielded fruit that analysts find palatable. Research notes after the carrier’s results scream “sell”. One even says: “Escape while you can.”
…It cut routes, reinstated a few, then cut some more and announced that its focus would be on Asia, where demand for flights is rising.
The airline plans to retire inefficient, fuel-guzzling old planes, but in order to do that it must buy new ones and that costs a lot of money. And even if the strategy works, things could get a lot worse before they get any better for the airline.
3. Bad news for Malaysia Airlines could be good news for you
If you’ve got money, some spare time and aren’t bothered by your carbon footprint, 2014 might be the year for you. Airlines – budget, full-service or loss making – are all buying more jets, and that means pressure to put more bums on seats.
…An ensuing price war could be your best bet for a holiday. There’s also added security in flying Malaysia Airlines, the government is unlikely to let the national carrier fail.
Nasi lemak is still naked on Feb 14 on Jakarta-KL flight, MAS lies, says Josh Hong, activist http://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/real-nasi-lemak-and-naked-nasi-lemak/ …
EXPLANATION FOR NAKED NASI LEMAK IS EXPOSED AS A NAKED LIE!
MAS Food and Beverage manager Zahiddin Dris was quoted by the Star online as saying that it was a one-off mistake.
Here is the naked nasi lemak again!
2:57PM Feb 14, 2014
‘Naked’ nasi lemak strikes again
Since MAS has attributed its “naked” nasi lemak to a one-off logistical mistake, can passengers now expect a complete set of the popular dish on the national carrier?
Not so, based on the experience of social activist Josh Hong (right), who took the airline’s flight from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur this morning and found that the nasi lemak is still missing its customary peanuts and anchovies.
“It is cold in the air because (it is) still ‘naked’,” he captioned on a photo of the dish posted on his Facebook page.
The dish had some rice, half a hard-boiled egg, and some sambal mixed with prawns, but the tightly cropped photograph makes it difficult to ascertain what else was served alongside.
Speaking of the ‘naked‘ nasi lemak issue,I just noticed that there weren’t peanuts & cucumber in the nasi lemak I had from MAS last week.
MAS ‘naked nasi lemak‘ answers chef wan’s criticism:got stones and rotted, so safety first, that’s why naked http://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/real-nasi-lemak-and-naked-nasi-lemak/ …
WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG FOR MAS TO EXPLAIN?
And what kind of an explanation is that!??!
MAS Food and Beverage manager Zahiddin Dris was quoted by the Star online:
1. The packets of ikan bilis and kacang had rotted on a flight to Bangkok earlier this month. Huh?
2. They found small stones among the ikan bilis, while the peanuts tasted rancid.
3. To avoid food safety issues, we suspended all anchovies and peanuts from being served on all flights that day.
It was a one-off mistake and will not happen again.
2:39PM Feb 10, 2014
AirAsia cashes in on ‘naked’ MAS nasi lemak
Budget airlines AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) have long been competing for the attention and business from avid Malaysian travellers.
So it is not surprising for AirAsia to capitalise on the recent culinary fiasco the national carrier suffered over the seemingly tragic quality of nasi lemak served on board.
AirAsia grabbed the opportunity by coming out with a cheeky advertisement to promote its own version of the highly popular and famous Malaysian meal.
“Our nasi lemak is COMPLETE!” screams the advertisement highlighting AirAsia’s breakfast combos, which is now being circulated online by amused netizens.
Accompanied by a large image of its Pak Nasser nasi lemak, it further boasts that the dish is served with special chili sambal, chicken rendang, fried anchovies with groundnuts, and a boiled egg.
“Sejuklah di udara kalau telanjang (It’s cold up in the air if naked),” the advertisement reads, in obvious reference to the term used by celebrity Chef Wan to describe MAS’ nasi lemak, as it was devoid of any nuts, anchovies or even sliced cucumbers.
Below is the picture of the nasi lemak “telanjang” posted by Chef Wan during his flight to Bangkok on January 29.
AIRASIA’S NASI LEMAK
I had nasi lemak on one of the several flights I have taken on AirAsia.
It looked like the one featured below: Item 3
Nasi Lemak meal. Unlike most airline food, AirAsia’s actually looked (and smelled) crazy yummy. On our 2-hour flight, a surprisingly percentage of fliers had pre-booked their meals and were being delivered piping-hot lunches with a side of our jealousy. Plus they’re cheap! 39,000 IDR for a full meal is $4.25; Continental used to charge $8 for a tiny “cheeseburger.”
1:38PM Feb 3, 2014
Chef Wan takes offence at ‘naked’ MAS nasi lemak
Malaysians take their nasi lemak seriously. So much so, in fact, that the act of a celebrity chef in uploading a picture of a rather bare looking nasi lemak served onboard a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight, has struck a chord with many.
Internationally-renowned Malaysian, Chef Wan, whose full name is Redzuawan Ismail, had taken an economy flight on the national air carrier to Bangkok on Jan 29 when he was served the offending nasi lemak, which he labelled as “telanjang (nude)”.
He uploaded the picture on social site Instagram, which showed a box of nasi lemak with half a boiled egg cutting a lonely figure on top, and devoid of the customary sliced cucumbers, fried nuts and anchovies.
In his Instagram post, Chef Wan bemoaned the “sad-looking nasi lemak”, saying he uploaded the picture as he felt the need for MAS to realise how serious a matter it was.
“The fact that our national career doesn’t take pride in providing our so-called most famous Malaysian breakfast that we boast about (agong-agongkan), being proud of it all over the world. To showcase this on an international flight without the proper cucumber and kacang as well as anchovies makes this Malaysian breakfast look really poor.
“We, Malaysians, surely know the quality of nasi lemak, with its choices of lauk-lauk (dishes) that go along with it, but hey… what about all the international travellers?” he stated on his posting which has since garnered some 1,000 ‘likes’.
MAS has responded to Chef Wan’s “naked” comment on the national carrier’a nasi lemak | http://english.astroawani.com/news/show/malaysia-airlines-responds-to-chef-wans-comments-on-nasi-lemak-telanjang-29309 …
|Harakahdaily – TS,||04 February 2014|
Naked nasi lemak
The fact that our national carrier doesn’t take pride in providing our so-called most famous Malaysian breakfast that we boast about (agong-agongkan), being proud of it all over the world. To showcase this on an international flight without the proper cucumber and kacang as well as anchovies makes this Malaysian breakfast look really poor.
Chef Wan (Redzuawan Ismail), celebrity chef, on being served nasi lemak with half a boiled egg cutting a lonely figure on top, and devoid of the customary sliced cucumbers, fried nuts and anchovies in an economy flight on MAS