Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Jom Airfry Dan Menang Cooking Competition ~ Grand Finale Cook-off

Nowadays, Heart disease become the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide.
Heart disease refers to a variety of conditions that affect the heart from infections to genetic defects and blood vessel diseases. Most heart disease can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices.
Being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease can take an emotional toll as well, affecting your mood, outlook, and quality of life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t protect yourself. In addition to exercise, being careful about what you eat can help you lower cholesterol, control blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and maintain a healthy weight.
Improving your diet is an important step toward preventing heart disease, but you may feel unsure where to begin. No single food can make you magically healthy, so your goal can be to incorporate a variety of healthy foods prepared in healthy ways into your diet, and make these habits your new lifestyle.
For 2016, Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) and Philips Malaysia is continuing their collaboration, through the Jom Airfry Dan Menang Cooking Competition to encourage healthier eating and cooking habits, launched earlier this year. The competition is coming to a close, and the grand finale will see a cook-off between the five finalist teams.
The Jom Airfry dan Menang competition was organized in support of the World Heart Federation’s annual World Heart Day celebration, which aims to increase awareness on cardiovascular diseases (CVD). In line with the World Heart Federation’s ‘Power Your Life’ campaign, Philips aims to encourage people to take personal responsibility for leading heart-healthy lives, starting by eating healthy. For the competition, participants in teams of two were required to submit low-fat recipes of heart-friendly meals made using an airfryer to be eligible. The finalist teams were then selected based on the healthfulness and presentation of their recipes, the creative usage of the airfryer as well as the amateur chefs’ own personal story using the airfryer.

I’m honored to be invited to the grand finale of the Jom Airfry Dan Menang Cooking Competition that was organized by Institute Jantung Negara (IJN) and Philips Malaysia as part of their continued partnership for the FATCHECK For A Healthy Heart programme.

The finale competition organized in partnership with AEON BIG and took to the big stage at Main Atrium, Ground Floor, Tropicana City Mall.

There are five selected finalist team will need to battled it out to win prizes totalling over RM35,000.
To add to the challenge faced by the finalists, the grand finale cook-off featured a mystery box which held a secret ingredient that had to be included in the final dish. In one hour, participants had to whip up a two-course meal for two consisting of a low-fat nutritious main course and a dessert using the Philips Airfryer. 

The prizes was so attractive and perhaps all the five finalist team also has well prepared their dishes to join this competition in order to win the great prizes.
Let see what the five team finalist has prepared in the following pictures…



All the team was busy preparing their finale dishes in order to win the competition.
There all look so in team work, try to cook and decorate their own dish with confidence and happy mood, fully enjoy in the competition. 

In order to reduce your oil intake, it is also important to choose your food cooking and preparation method wisely. That may include methods not using oil such as dry fry and broiled dishes versus the oil based alternative of deep frying or stir fry dishes that are going to make you pay later.
On a positive note, it is probably a good idea to become more acquainted with your grill or air fryer that if use well can mean saving big bucks on oil consumption while cooking to eat healthier giving you an extra push towards losing weight.

It will also be important to make coating into thinness, since the quantity which absorbs oil will also increase if the quantity of coating increases in carrying out deep-fried dishes. They will be good to utilize well, since it not only can cook a grill and airfryer, without using oil, but they can drop the excessive oil contained in foods.
If frying, use a good Airfryer to dry fry. Leaving out the oil could cut 45 calories per teaspoon in your meal. If your food is drying out, don’t add more oil, add a little water.
“The Philips Airfryer Turbostar is the latest addition to our range of kitchen appliances. With it comes the option of enjoying heart-healthy,low-fat cooking that is easy and fuss-free without compromising on taste. The dishes prepared today by our finalists with their passion for airfrying are great examples of what the Airfryer can do with less to no oil at all,” said Mr Muhammad Ali Jaleel, Chief Executive Officer for Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia

Mr Muhammad Ali Jaleel (Chief Executive Officer for Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia) talk about healthy cooking methods and explaining some of the benefits by using Philips Airfryer Turbostar to the public.
With its new Airfryer TurboStar technology, easier to prepare the food you love in a healthier way, cut down oil with low-fat dairy and empowering you to make great, homemade meals every day.
“Reducing fat intake has emerged as one of the public’s biggest challenges in Malaysia. In fact, the Malaysian Adult Nutrition Survey in 2014 found that most of us are eating way too much fat, with median intake standing at 46.43 grams per day. These observations were very significant because excessive fat intake increases your risk of a heart attack. Moreover, the National Health & Morbidity Survey 2015 showed that 30% of Malaysians are overweight with 17.7% of them being obese. 47.7% also have high cholesterol. This is extremely alarming for Malaysia. In fact, over 90% of heart disease patients have at least one of those cardiovascular risk factors – a point that was made by the Malaysian National Cardiovascular Disease Databases - Acute Coronary Syndrome (NCVD-ACS) initiative,” said Dato’ Seri Dr Mohd Azhari Yakub, Chief Executive Officer of IJN.

He added on, “I am glad that the participants had the opportunity to learn more about the importance of a balanced nutritious diet and were able to apply their knowledge from the masterclass to the grand finale cook-off. Educating Malaysians on their recommended nutritional requirements is a crucial part of the programme and helps Malaysians lead a healthier lifestyle.”

Philips’ focus on heart health encompasses prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Our new partnership with the World Heart Federation is an important element of our commitment to drive prevention of CVD by highlighting the risk factors associated with CVD and to help people make better choices and develop healthier habits for life,” said Mr Muhammad Ali Jaleel, Chief Executive Officer for Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia. “This is also our second year working with IJN for the FATCHECK for a Healthy Heart community Education Programme as it is our shared mission to create deeper understanding of heart-healthy eating among the public.”

Puan Mary Easaw (IJN. Chief Dietitian) sharing some important for a heart-healthy diet, encourage people to cook with healthy way, including more heart-healthy foods in our meal plan.
Not only does it make life more enjoyable, but it actually helps to improve your health, protect your heart and also prevent disease.

The cook-off finale was judged by Ms. Sharon Yeoh ; Puan Mary Easaw (IJN. Chief Dietitian); Celebrity Chef and cookbook author Marina Mustafa and Mr Muhammad Ali Jaleel (Chief Executive Officer for Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia). The dishes were judged based on their taste, appearance and nutritional value. 


(The Judges from the right to left: Ms Sharon Yeoh, Puan. Mary Easaw and Puan. Marina Mustafa)

Drum roll, come to the excited moment... Yes, winners announcement here !
Consolation winners - Team Fed Family (with their winning dish ~ Fed's style chicken breast spaghetti)   

Consolation winners - Team Riena Family (with their winning dish ~ Chicken Paradise Island)

Third place winners - Team Sweetie consisting of Ayu Rafikah Mohd Amin and her daughter Adrina Badzlyn. (with their winning dish ~ Smiked Salmon)

Second place winners - Team Yummy Yummy consisting of Ng Lee Hong and Tan Choon Siong (with their winning dish ~ Ginger Almond Fish)

The Grand prize winners goes to ...... (pls refer below) ^_^

Grand Prize winners - Team Yummy Mommy Happy Tummy consisting of Angeline Ng Geok Kee and Chan Hee Mooi. (with their winning dish ~ Smokey chicken)

Take a look at this first winning dish from the (Happy Mommy, Happy Tummy Team).
The dish look so attractive with the outlook decoration (creative decorated with chilies, nuts, carrot, cauliflower and sesame biscuit) balanced meal ideas and taste was good...these the comments given by the Judges.

The winning teams won the following:
1. Grand prize winners - RM10,000 worth of Philips products and IJN Men and Women Wellness Package worth RM3,000
2. Second prize winners – RM7,000 worth of Phiips products and IJN Essential  Wellness Package worth RM1,900
3. Third prize winners - RM5,000 worth of Philips products and IJN Essential Wellness Package worth RM1,900
4. Consolation prize winners – RM1,500 worth of IJN Fitness and Wellness Package 

Last but no lease, I would like to say Thank you to * Philips Malaysia * and * Rantau * for the exclusive invitation.
* Philips Airfryer Turbostar is a best new kitchen gadgets that will help make your experience both easier and healthier. *


Apart from the grand finale of the Jom Airfry dan Menang cooking competition, the weekend roadshow at Tropicana City Mall also offered free public health screening by IJN to first 100 visitors, promotions on IJN Wellness packages and a showcase of Philips’ appliances.

For more information on the FATCHECK For A Healthy Heart competition and programme, visit or

For further information about FATCHECK and the JOM AIRFRY dan MENANG competition, please contact:
Jacinta Albert Jeffrey Loh/Tania Wee
Communications Manager, Philips Malaysia OneVoice Connect
Tel: +603 7965 7454 Tel: +603 7955 7269

FATCHECK is a community education programme to promote a low-fat, heart-healthy diet. The programme aims to educate the public on the impact of high fat intake on heart disease risk, and provides innovative and practical solutions for low-fat, heart-healthy cooking using the Philips Airfryer.

About Institut Jantung Negara (IJN)
IJN was established on 1 August 1992 as a heart specialist institution committed to delivering advanced standards in cardiovascular and thoracic medicine for adult and paediatric heart patients. Since the inception of the institute, IJN has treated over a million patients and gained recognition as one of the leading cardiovascular and thoracic health centers in the region.

About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips’ health technology portfolio generated 2015 sales of EUR 16.8 billion and employs approximately 69,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

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