Celebrity cook-off takes Simply Asia store by storm

The event hosted by the national Thai dining franchise forms part of a series of celebrity cook offs from which Simply Asia will crown a local celebrity as the Ultimate Wok Star.

Wednesday’s event saw two celebrities battle it out in front of a live audience to see who had the best Thai cooking skills.  On the one side was 94.7 radio DJ, actress and television host Philicity Reeken and on the other was comedian, actor and MasterChef SA winner Chris Forrest.

Each team was tasked with making two dishes from the Simply Asia menu, the 314 (also known the Khao Phad Thai which is a scrumptious Thai fried rice dish with beef) and 514 (the Ba-Mee Prik Phao which is a fiery roasted chili paste and cashew nut noodle dish with chicken). They were encouraged and supported by actor and performing artist Warren Le Grange who acted as MC for the event.

The competition was fierce but in the end it was Chris Forrest who walked away with the prize.  The judging panel said that he knocked it out of the park with his dishes.  “The flavours and textures were sublime, almost up to the Simply Asia standard,” said Yasser Ismail, who was part of the judging panel and a franchisee for the Norwood branch.

Simply Asia will be hosting another Ready Steady Wok semi-final event at Parktown Quarter on 29 March.  The winning celeb from this event will join semi-finalists Chris Forrest and DJ Soosh to go onto the grand finale at the Fourways store on Saturday 8 April where they will fight for the title of Ultimate Wok Star.

Follow the action on Facebook with the hashtag #ReadySteadyWok.

Top names in the South African entertainment industry, delicious food and great company set the tone for Simply Asia’s Ready Steady Wok event held in Norwood .

find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News


Recommended Story x
Feeding the future for Mandela Day

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Alex News
City Buzz
Fourways Review
Joburg East Express
Midrand Reporter
North Eastern Tribune
Northcliff Melville Times
Randburg Sun
Roodepoort Northsider
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Sandton Chronicle

Your details:

Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)