Everyone wanna be Irish on St Patrick’s Day.
Even if you’re just a poor clueless little Malaysian.
St Patrick’s Day on the 17th March is a holiday originating from Ireland, where the Irish feasts all day long to commemorate the death of their heroic patron saint. Legend has it that good ol’ St Pat banished the snakes from Ireland and into the sea, thereby saving Ireland from certain doom.
Not much is known about the snakes after they’ve been banished into the sea.
But I’m pretty sure those snakes swam across the ocean into Malaysia, where they eventually grow up to become Petaling Street vendors.
No wonder they always try to rip people off!
Still, it was funny how last time when St Patrick caught snakes he was regarded as a hero.
Nowadays if we try to “catch snake” during working hours, we get scolded by our bosses.
Anyway, I was invited by the good guys at Guinness for the media launch of their St Patrick’s Day celebrations in KL. With good food, good company and freeflow of Guinness Draught offered all night long, of course I jumped at the opportunity lah!
The event was to kick-start a month-long celebration of all things Irish and Guinness. After enjoying such immense popularity worldwide, Ireland’s favourite black beer is bringing the spirit of St Patrick’s Day to Malaysia.
And I think it’s fair that they bring St Patrick’s Day to us. After all, we gave them like… Chinese New Year?
The evening was cheery and jovial despite it being a media event. We were served not just Guinness Draught, but a nice selection of sushis, nachos and quiches as well. Truly international!
Even the Guinness Draught served that evening was unique. The ice-cold beer was poured into the glass, then placed on a special surger unit to create “the perfect pint” – black at the bottom, and a creamy layer of froth on top.
Halfway through the celebrations, a bunch of dancers came out wearing some outrageous hats with famous buildings on them, to signify how St Patrick’s Day is celebrated internationally.
Sorry lah, but the last time I had to wear something like that on my head was when my teacher punished me in primary school.
Fortunately, the real part of entertainment that evening came later, when Emmanuel Stroobant from AFC’s Chef In Black showcased his culinary skills in front of the live audience.
The celebrity chef was tasked with coming up with a dish using Guinness as its key ingredient. It was really quite amazing to watch how he did it. I thought the guy is simply gonna pour Guinness on a rack of lamb and just say, “Nah, that’s your dinner!”
He smoked it.
He iced it.
He ground it.
Chef Emmanuel’s cooking demonstration sure beats me trying to cook Maggi.
In the end, the chef came out with Guinness-flavoured ice cream, and what can only be described as Smoked Guinness Lamb. It was really quite special.
I mean, if you asked me how to make Smoked Guinness Lamb, I’ll probably just get a lamb, feed it some Guinness, stuff a bunch of cigarettes in its mouth and say, “Nah, your Smoked Guinness Lamb”
The good news is, throughout the whole of March only, everyone can enjoy these good Guinness infused cuisine at participating outlets throughout KL.
Bossa Nova at Parkroyal, Bulldog, Delaney’s, Jarrod & Rawlins, Nikko Hotel and Sevenatenine will all be serving their own Guinness-inspired creations specially for St Patrick’s Day.
In the meantime, see if you’ve got the luck of an Irish by playing the game at guinness.com.my
There’s phat prizes to be won if you’re one of the top three scorers: a Dell Inspiron laptop, a Canon Ixus digital camera and an Apple iPod Touch. That’s some pretty flash prizes just for playing such a simple game.
The celebration in Malaysia will culminate with the main event – the Guinness St Patrick’s Festival this Saturday, 15th March at Plaza Mont’Kiara.
There’ll be some serious entertainment going on from 5pm onwards. Not forgetting of course – loads of beer, a slice of the Irish culture, and the magic of the Chef in Black himself.
If you love to party, there’s no reason not to be at Plaza Mont’Kiara this Saturday.
It’s the next best thing to celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Ireland itself. 😉
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Btw, nice post Kenny.
WHERE IS THE IRISH BIG BEER MUG !!!??
Sorry ah…forgot Madam Sprite…thank you also baby…yum
wow, u haven sleep ar?
wow he blogs this early?
St. Patrick’s is so big in Malaysia?!
it’s not even that happening in Northern Ireland! ;P
so ure ditching the nuffnang pajama party for this?
Hey kenny, has anyone ever told you how disgusting and kinky you sound while judging malaysian dreamgirl? What’s with the sex pot and high sex appeal and everything? Those girls are there to be models not sluts. Aren’t you supposed to be there presenting we, normal unpro people in the fashion and modelling industry but im not sure how many of us think the way you do. You totally make yourself sound like an extreme sex deprived child.
You being on a show like that is definitely a no no but as a blogger you are awesome.
March 15th must be super ‘ong’. Nuffnang oso party on that day hahahaha…..
WHOA! DID U GET DRUNK????
I think the comments about Malaysian Dreamgirl is a bit harsh. It’s just his honest opinions what?
Although people may not like it, but you have to respect his right to say it. After all, he’s one of the judges, not us.
What a cool way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day!
it sounds fun!more to hear from kennysia
Ahahhhah…i always thought St. Patrick Day was a festival where people go to church…..and do all those catholic stuff to remember St.Patrick! Never thought that a saint would be associated with beer 🙂
whoa kenny…nice pictures…u actually look quite good with the tall head on haha
use guinness to cook??i wish to try out too
Absolutely CORNY! I despise it when people celebrate something they have no clue about! LAME LAME!
i guess on the 15th you will appear at the pajamaz party and then disappear to mont kiara for a few drinks to celebrate the rest of the night!!
well, at least that’s what I”LL DO!!
lucky little kenny. party all the time.
if want to play that game, need to be over 21 years old…….so sad, i am still consider under age
when will be st kenny’s day???
St Kenny’s Day is the day when he belanja all of us , Guiness.. hahahaha
mr kenny sia, how did you get famous?
i’m going for sunburst this sat 😛
I still have no idea what to do with that stupid hat they gave us… haha
i’m off to Dublin this weekend for St patrick’s day! woohoo!!
Kenny, u actually look thinner wif that hat on..
whoa.. stroobant used to be my dad’s friend’s chef years ago.
I am currently in Dublin, Ireland. And we always have a parade on St. Patrick’s Day which is fantastic! Everybody will be wearing green or green items with them. Green is the Irish colour!
Kenny, you actually look really good in the hat!
Do you actually like Guinness? I tried it once and never again. I think it’s a bit of an acquired taste.
P.S. You’re getting some flak on your Malaysian Dreamgirl debut. Ouch. 😉
Kenny’s version of Smoked Guinness Lamb!
Didn’t the bartender drew a shamrock on the foam as the finishing touch? That will complete the full Irish Guinness experience.
Damn it, Kenny, you made me laugh out fucking in the middle of the night, 1am!!!!
“Mak cik in Pasar”
“It’s NOT a fucking compliment!!!”
“It’s not creative, it’s UGLY!!!”
“Welcome to Zouk!”
“Ipoh White Coffee lor!”
Fuck it, man, you’re so fucking mean to those girls… and I like it!!!
Damn man…. fucking hilarious.
And you yourself can’t help laughing out loud when you say that “Ipoh white coffee lor” thingy. Damn man… I know you’re doing all this for us.
Kenny.. there’s a shuai ge in your event’s first photo.. lol where there r many ppl and there’s this one tall, cool guy.. and yeah, im not referring to your photo =P lol tis is way too random.. j/k man
I have a St Pat’s hat from last year JUST like the ones you’re wearing, except mine says St Patrick’s Party 2007. ^_^ Month Long celebrations… wow… good luck!
hey kenny,jz saw u on china press !
mmm…. looks n sounds like guinness paid u to do a write up about them aye…
kenny when ru comin to ireland? come bunk at my place heehee
saw your chinapress story. good.
How about some preserved dried mango to go with the fags???
No green Guinness?
omg, kenny ur closer look photo, complexion just so nice nice nice @_@llllllllll
jealous me.. keke
thought you would have something better to blog these days..
You make a right little leprechaun! I swear I’ve seen one just like you running around a field in Ireland. Nice one! If it wasn’t for the free Guinness,though, would you even cover St.Pat’s day? And what’s on in Kuching for the “Green Day”?
Kenny, i understand there’s a fine line to tread between quasi-witted journalism and a billboard advert. Care to guess which camp you fall into?
HottieTiff, all blog entries where the title says “ADV” is an indication that kennysia.com is taking a commercial break. 🙂
“ADV” stands for “advertorial”. It’s what pay the bills.
oh i c! silly me.. Pretty long advert if you ask me.
hmmm. poser la all dis malaysian people. makes me ashamed of myself for being a malaysian.
yea..i agree with you. malaysians are poser. espacially the ‘malay’ sian. always wana be hip hop la bt dunno hw 2 speak english.
Too bad, on the 15th I got a date with Nuffnang.
The event looks fun and even there is a chef to cook and let people try food.
Yay, I just witnessed the famous St’ Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin!!! Woohoo!!! =)