Press Release: Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Getaway

As part of Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Getaway tour, two lucky Cignal and SkyCable subscribers won an exciting trip for two. The winners were treated to a glamorous three-day train ride aboard the luxurious Eastern and Oriental Express, where they were hosted by Jonathan himself! The trip took them across Singapore, Malaysia, and Bangkok, and included an exciting market tour at Kuala Kangsar, plus a special dinner specially prepared by Jonathan and the train’s executive chef, Yannis Martineau.

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This once-in-a-lifetime trip was based off Jonathan’s own experiences on his hit television show Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Trains. The unique program, which currently airs on AFC every Sunday at 3pm and 10pm, showcases Jonathan’s gastronomic travels around the world, all aboard the best trains!

And… Off we go!

All set to jumpstart the unforgettable 3-day 2-night journey

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Day 2: Kuala Kangsar Market

Bright and early on the first day, the lucky contest winners joined Jonathan and Chef Yannis as they visited the royal city, Kuala Kangsar’s local market. There they watched the two culinary geniuses, as they bought ingredients for the exclusive dinner to be held the following night

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Along the way, Jonathan a die-hard foodie, dropped by a quaint little food stall known for their Roti and Teh Tarik. Roti is flat bread and Teh Tarik is a common hot milk tea drink. Although the Roti was already sold out, they didn’t leave empty-handed, as the shop owner shared how she made her Nasi Lemak (a fragrant rice dish cooked in pandan leaf and coconut milk) and her take on the traditional ‘pull’ technique for Teh Tarik.

Jonathan Phang 4Before moving on, the group stumbled across a friendly Durian vendor, prompting everybody to have a bite before heading off. While Jonathan is no stranger to Durian, most of the group had never tried the fruit!

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After snapping some souvenir shots, the group headed back to the train, ready to roll on to Thailand.

Later that evening on the train, everyone convened in the Piano Bar where the vivacious Jonathan led everybody in song. To know more about what transpired during their trip please log into the link below 🙂

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Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Trains 2:

Every Sunday at 3pm & 10pm (last episode airing on 2nd of August 2015)

Jonathan Phang is back on board with brand new culinary adventures! Immerse yourself in the romance of train travel, and re-live old world glamor while savoring the world’s finest dining experiences as Jonathan jumps on some of the world’s most luxurious trains through Scotland, Canada, Australia and Peru!

About Jonathan Phang:


Jonathan Phang is a popular British TV chef with a career spanning over 25 years and including numerous hit television shows.

Join him on his latest culinary adventures across the world – from London to Bangkok – on board some of the most elegant trains on Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Trains, exclusively on the Asian Food Channel.

After starting his career as a photography agent, Jonathan became a much coveted fashion industry expert. His expertise eventually landed him the role of judge on Britain’s Next Top Model for three seasons, and this paved the way for what has since been a successful TV career.

Following his departure from the show, Jonathan became a presenter and mentor on the ground-breaking reality show Britain’s Missing Top Model, which followed eight women with disabilities competing for a modeling contract. The show won critical acclaim, as well as the RADAR Media Award for Best Factual Programming in 2008.

Following his 30 year career in the fashion industry, Jonathan has now dedicated himself to his true love – food! Born into a Chinese-Caribbean household, Jonathan grew up with food that’s full of spices and intense flavors.

His heritage became the inspiration of his cooking show Jonathan Phang’s Caribbean Cookbook, in which he explored the global influences of the region’s cooking, as well as his bestselling cookbook, The Pepperpot Club: a Celebration of Caribbean Cuisine. Subsequently, he hosted Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Trains, which followed his opulent gastronomic journey around the world on some of the most luxurious trains.

Jonathan currently lives in London.

And… Off we go!

All set to jumpstart the unforgettable 3-day 2-night journey

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