Malaysia has won the Asian Pastry Cup 2018, the largest “live” pastry competition in Asia, which was held in April during the International Food and Hospitality Tradeshow Food&HotelAsia (FHA) in Singapore.
The team, sponsored by Dobla and formed by Otto Tay, Tan Wei Loon, and Patrick Siau, won over eleven other participating countries, obtaining a direct pass to the 2019 Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, which will take place in Lyon. Like the rest of the candidates, they had eight hours to prepare and present a chocolate showpiece, a sugar showpiece, 18 plated desserts and 2 chocolate pastries.
In the previous edition, Malaysia came in second. This year they have achieved gold by impressing judges and audiences with their impeccable work. Facing the grand finale, Eric Kakebeen, President at Dobla Asia, sees many possibilities: ‘Otto’s creative spirit has always been prominently visible within the product development of Dobla Asia’s decorations. By winning the cup, their strength has once again been proven and we are incredibly proud of him and his team. They worked hard to accomplish this challenge with astounding showpieces as a result. We are confident they will be frontrunners at the Coupe du Monde in Lyon once again. More than ever, our Asian customers look forward to upcoming workshops and demos by our award-winning chef. ‘
The podium was completed by Singapore (second place) and Australia (third place).