Menu For Hope III
December 14th, 2006 6 Comments

Menu For Hope III

Menu For Hope III kicked off a few days ago (December 11, 2006) in the food blogoshere. Organized by celebrity food blogger Chez Pim, this event is all about giving and sharing. The premise is really simple; food bloggers participate by giving away cool prizes, and readers donate money for a chance (or chances) to win them. The monies collected will then be donated to the UN World Food Programme which provides hunger relief for needy people worldwide.

As Rasa Malaysia has a good heart, I am participating in this very event and am contributing in a small way. I am giving away one (1) cookbook about the food of my hometown. Aptly named “Famous Street Food of Penang: A Guide & Cook Book,” this book chronicles the daily lives of some of the best hawkers in Penang, their foods, and their secret recipes. The book is great for food lovers as well as for travelers who are interested to learn more about Malaysian food, especially Penang hawker food. The prize code for this book is UW47.

Menu For Hope III

Now, I have a very exciting news to share (drum roll, please!). I emailed James Oseland, the editor-in-chief of Saveur and he is sponsoring Rasa Malaysia two (2) signed copies of “Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.” Oseland’s anecdotes, stories, and recipes are vivid illustrations of the cuisines of Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia–a must-have for foodies and cooks alike. To learn more about James, his book, and his work, head over to his website now. To bid for the books, please use code UW45 and code UW46. (Thank you James, I truly appreciate your sponsorship and support.)

To win the prizes above, go to the donation page immediately. For every US$10 you contribute, you get yourself a raffle ticket and a chance to win. The more money you donate, the higher your probability of winning your dream prize (think dinner for two at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong, a six-hour food tour in exotic Bangkok, or the prizes above!). So, act now and donate.

There is really no better way of celebrating this holiday season by giving to those in need. I hope you find giving a rewarding experience as much as I do. Thank you.

Important note:

  1. “Famous Street Food of Penang: A Guide & Cook Book” is only available in Malaysia. The book will be shipped to the winner in early March 2007 (when I come back from Malaysia).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.

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6 comments... read them below or add one

  1. paati says:

    hi rasa
    when you said red dates in your bean curd soup, is it red dates or jujubees? cos i bought a small box which said red dates but just now i looked up the cook thesaurus & it called chinese red dates as jujubees! so which one do i use in soups( & also the red dates tea) when the recipe calls for red dates, jujubees or the product which is marked as red dates?

  2. sam says:

    Hi there Bee

    thanks very much – you might just want to mention shipping restrictions in th epost too because if you don’t anyone in the world can bid and then it will be your responsibility to send them the prize, even if they live in the North Pole or whtever!

    thanks so much for taking part.

    these prizes have whet my appetite!


  3. simcooks says:

    Hi RasaMalaysia, Thanks for introducing this to me. I’ll bid for your Cradle Of Flavor!

  4. Rasa Malaysia says:


    It’s the same, red dates and jujubes are the same, check it out here:

    So you can use red dates / jujubes in the soup, provided they are the dried ones. To see how it looks, go here:

    Sam – you are welcome. I am fine with sending the prizes out to the winner, no matter where he/she is. ;)

    Simcooks – thanks for bidding. Good luck!

  5. babe_kl says:

    bee yinn, as much as i would love the cradle of flavour, i think i’ll pass and let others in the world to bid for it, well so they’ll get to know our cuisine. btw, not many bids on my cookbooks hahaha… very high chance for someone i knew whom bid for them :p

  6. Pim says:

    Hi Bee,

    Thanks so much for taking part in Menu for Hope. We have just a little over a day and we’ve made it over the $40K mark already, thanks to great prizes like yours. I have Cradle of Flavor and I think it’s a wonderful book.


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