Princess Cruises @ Masterclasses with MasterChef Australia winner Diana Chan

Happy times do pass faster. :)
It's almost coming to the end of January, in the blink of an eye.
It's crazy how times flew and I've been sooo busy almost everyday; waking up early for work, attending events, meeting people, rushing blogposts, celebrating my birthday, catching up with friends to celebrate CNY together etc.
It's really a busy month, yet I'm feeling so blessed that there are so many good things are happening in January.
Just last Monday, I'm really glad that I was invited to Princess Cruises to meet Diana Chan, a Malaysian-born Australian cook and winner of MasterChef Australia for 2017 season 9 winner in person, and had the chance to see her in real life to make her own version of Yee Sang for this coming Chinese New Year.
Thank you so much Princess Cruises for having me!

Princess Cruises is well-known for its focus on exquisite cuisine, offering a wide range of culinary delights from endless buffet choices to gourmet pizza, fine dining and specialty dining.
The cruise line has partnered with world-class chefs including Curtis Stone to design menus that create special memories around the table.
Together, they constantly search for new ingredients, new techniques, and delicious discoveries to excite the senses of Princess guests and inspire them on their voyages.
And during a four-day voyage round trip from Singapore to Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Princess Cruises in Southeast Asia is collaborating with Diana Chan, MasterChef Australia season 9 winner, to conduct a series of masterclass workshops onboard Sapphire Princess.

Partnering with Diana will offer guests an unforgettable experience learning how to bring together seasonal produce, colours and flavours to prepare sensational Asian dishes.
To celebrate this coming CNY, Diana gave a masterclass on creating a Chinese New Year salad "yee Sang" which represents luck and prosperity.

Diana created a modern version of Yee Sang whereby all ingredients are able to find at any local supermarkets.
Yea! Everyone can prepare your own Yee Sang at home for celebration readily!

Farriek Tawfik, Director Southeast Asia, Princess Cruises: “To celebrate Chinese New Year, we are delighted that Diana Chan will be sharing her incredible talent and techniques for creating mouth-watering Asian dishes including yee sang using an array of flavourful ingredients on board Sapphire Princess. We also wanted to share the spirit of family bonding and togetherness this festive season, and spending quality time with loved ones is what Princess Cruises encourage our guests to embrace whilst cruising."

Diana Chan, MasterChef Australia S9 winner: "I am looking forward to partnering Princess Cruises to host a few culinary experiences on board. I'm excited to give the guests the ultimate masterclass on a classic Indonesian dish, gado gado and the Chinese New Year prosperity salad, yee sang. I can't wait to experience all that the ship has to offer from fine dining experiences to theater to relaxing on the deck."

It's truly a pleasure to meet Diana Chan in person. :)
For cooking lovers, Diana has a new food and travel show showcasing everything about Asian cuisine.
The series, which was launched on the Asia Food Network on 14 January, will have 10 episodes on the cuisine of countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan.

Great luncheon was served at one of the fine dining room.
#1 Starter: Cold Smoked Salmon and Crayfish Tails, tomato-vodka marinated crayfish, dilled cucumber & caper salad
#2 Main course: Chateaubriand of Beef Tenderloin: truffle madeira essence, market-fresh vegetables and berny potatoes
#3 Dessert: Milky Chocolate-Hazelnut Soufflé: amaretto sabayon

Before I ended this post, I would like to share a little bit information about Princess Cruises with you all, perhaps you are looking for a cruise holiday soon? :)
Sapphire Princess has its first sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico, and now it has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world.
It has received awards including Best Cruise Ship for Dining (USA TODAY 10Best; Cruise Critic), Healthiest Cruise (Shape Magazine), Best Cruises for Food Lovers (Food & Wine Magazine) and Best Pizza at Sea - Alfredo’s Pizzeria (USA TODAY).

Princess Cruises has a total 18 decks and a guest capacity of 2,670.
It also has 12 restaurants, bars and lounges, 5 fine dining rooms, 24-hour complimentary room service.
Food are from all over the world, for instance, fine cheese from Italy, England, United States, Scandinavia and France, selected beef, fresh fruits and vegetables from California and Florida etc.

In addition, the Princess theater can also accommodate 700 guests and the iconic ‘Movies Under The Stars’ giant outdoor amphitheater by the poolside.

My last cruising holiday was in 2 years ago, and I'm missing it so much.
I find cruise ship is really a great holiday for leaving the worries behind and also one of the good places to experience a wide range of global cuisines.
Once again, thanks Princess Cruises for having me on board, and I really had a great time!
I hope to see you soon again, Princess Cruises! :)


Anfield Yee said...

WOW lucky you, get to board on fantastic cruise and meet Diana Chan in person! The cruise looks great tho.

hiphippopo said...

Yea I feel so lucky too!