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Jacky Liew (Si Gongzi) 

Jacky Liew (Chinese: 廖城兰) was born in Malaysia. He was better known by his pen name Si Gongzi or Food Master (Chinese: 食公子) and was a Food Critic since the 1988 who was the first person to be known as a food gourmet in Malaysia. He is also a food writer and possesses the title of “Food God”. In 2008, he rewarded and recognized by P.M.C Social Service Excellence Award from the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia due to his excellent contribution to society. It is the great honour for him who trusted by the Yamtuan (the King) to make a descriptive record of the royal and been the first Chinese writer who called into the Palace.  He was also the recipient of the World Food Gourmet Badges under the appearance of the 11th Yamtuan Besar (Grand Ruler) of the Negeri Sembilan. Furthermore, he was ranked among star chefs of Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan in 2014 and included in “Who’s who compilation among 100 years” in 2012. His children were all educated to be in the legal profession and involved in educational areas as an assistant professor in University. 

Awards and Careers 

  • In 2002, he became the Lecturer of Today Agriculture College and advisor of the college magazine. 
  • In 2006, he was invited to become the National Business Coordinator in Nanyang Press.
  • In 2007, he was involved in political commentary who met with 119 politicians from the nations and abroad.
  • In 2008, he was rewarded P.M.C Social Service Excellence Award from the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Ja’afar and was trusted by Yamtuan to make descriptive record of the royal and he was also the recipient of the World Food Gourmet Badges under the appearance of 11th Yamtuan Besar. 
  • In 2011, he received the Excellent Paper Award in China International Symposium 
  • In 2012, he was included in “Who’s who compilation among 100 years”. 
  • In 2013, he was entered into the area of big data of science, applied Internet technology to redefine the Malaysia Food Evaluation Standards. 
  • In 2014, he was ranked among star chefs of Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. 
  • In 2017, Jacky as a writer classified into the representative of educational, culture and social science in educational fairs. 
  • In 2018, Jacky was the research object in the master thesis of University Abdul Rahman Food Review and Its Implication on Malaysia Chinese Food Consumption by Wan Mee San.

He was the first person who leads the food critics and recommendation into the commercial field, and always engage in food promotion and tourism in Malaysia, retain the recipes of restaurants and researches for the Malaysia hundred’s year of food culture, makes huge contributions to Malaysia food. He also been the jury in International Culinary Competition, the jury for beauty pageant competition and obtain various awards. Any famous restaurant must consist of Jacky Liew’s photo as the directional for the public and such photos were over thousands. The place where he goes including tourism spots will hang the banner to welcome Jacky Liew.

Literary Works 

As a scholar to Malaysia Food History, his literary work in 2010 “Truly Nyonya Malacca was selected and become part of collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the National Library of Singapore, the National Library of Malaysia, the Library of University Technical Malaysia (UTeM) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. He also the first person who introduced the concept of of Nanyang Cuisines which comprise of “Malaysian food influences by Malay Archipelago” and he divides Malaysian food into 3 social classes which are 1. King and Noble Cuisines, 2. National Heritage Food; 3. Cuisines of 5 main races based on geography, languages family and so on, that is 1. Malay; 2. Chinese; 3. North and South Indian, Mamak, Indian Muslim; 4. Nyonya and Chitty; 5 Aborigines in Peninsular Malaysia and indigenous of Sabah and Sarawak and another 2 special classes which are Eurasian Portugis and Siam Muslim in North Malaysia. 

Today Agriculture Institute Lecturer and Advisor of Institute Magazine and Product

Jacky Liew

Pingat Khidmat Cemerlang Masyarakat (P.M.C)

AncestorChina, Guangdong
Other namesSigongzi, Food Master
TitlesFood Critic Malaysia, World Food Gourmet, Food God
OccupationalFood critic, Writer, Director, Intelligence Data Technology Field
Years Active Since 1988 until now
Known forFood critic in Malaysia
Notable WorkTruly Nuonya Malacca
Research AreasMalaysia Hundred's year of food culture, Intelligence Data Technology
StylesRestaurants Critics; Retain Recipes; Origins of Food; Nyonya Culture; Promote Malaysia cuisines


From1988 until now, Jacky Liew has committed to introducing Malaysian Food and played an active role in promoting the food culture to all around the world. The followings were the column written by Jacky Liew which consists of Malaysia, China, Singapore in Chinese or English and involved in numerous fields.  

Column of Jacky Liew in Magazines and Newspapers
Food World (Chinese: 风味)Flavoured Food(Chinese: 风味劲食)1996-2000
Apple (Chinese: 苹果)Diet (Chinese:饮食男女)1996-2000
Traveller’s Digest of Malaysia (Chinese: 旅行家)Steps on World (Chinese: 脚踏实地)1996-2000
Feminine (Chinese: 风采)Where to Eat (Chinese:美食特区)2000-20070128-911X
Dine With Vip (Chinese: 名人饭桌)2008-20140128-911X
Oriental Cuisine (Chinese: 美味风采Secret Recipes (Chinese: 名菜秘诀大公开)2000-20141675-8048
Bahasa Inggeris: Long Life (Chinese: 大家健康)Food and Nutrition (Chinese: 营养天地)20000128-9120
Rod and Line (Chinese: 钓鱼月刊)Jacky in Famous Restaurant (Chinese: 食公子食在名店)2011-20140128-9179
Agrolife (Chinese: 农牧生活)Agrolife Column (Chinese: 农牧生活专栏)1999-20001394-932X
The One Weekly (Chinese: 一本周刊)2000
Beauty Love (Chinese: 最爱美容)19991394-5424
Today Agriculture (Chinese: 今日农业)1999
Famous Cuisine (Chinese: 名食谱)The Life of Food (Chinese: 饮食人生)2011-2014
Housing and Building (Chinese: 房屋与建筑)19971394-813x
Entrepreneur (Chinese:企业家)Eat and Live (Chinese: 食公子好吃好住)20151824-0318
Corporate Journey (Chinese: 创业家)Delicious Time (Chinese: 名厨有食神)20121823-2736
Min Sheng Bao (Chinese: 民生报Delicious (Chinese:食在好吃)2014
Powerful News (Chinese: 劲报)Powerful Food (Chinese: 劲爆美食)2013
Singapore Xin Flavours (Chinese:新之味)Malaysia Cuisine (Chinese: 大马寻味)20112010-2518
China Chinese Herbal Magazine2010


Dine with VIP 

In 2007, Jacky Liew suddenly changed his writing styles and add on the elements of politics and derives into the famous “Dine with VIP” with 119 politicians and celebrities in Malaysia and abroad.

The Politicians or VIP in Malaysia and Abroad that Dine with Jacky Liew from 2007-2014 in Feminine Magazine “Dining with Vip”
IssuePoliticians and FamousPositions
481Hoo Seong ChangSenator
483Dato Yu Chok TowExco Negeri Sembilan
484Datuk Lim Si ChengDeputy Speaker Of House
485Lawyer Long Hoo HinExco Johor
488Dato’ Sri Dr. Hou Kok ChungDeputy Minister Of Higher Education
490Datuk Seri Ir Dr Wee Ka SiongMinister Of Transport
491Dato Wee Jeck SengDeputy Minister Of Plantation Industries And Commodities I
493DYMM Tuanku Jaafar Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul RahmanTenth Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Of Malaysia
494Teng Boon SoonDeputy Minster Of Unity ,Culture,Art & Heritage
496Datuk Seri Ong Tee KeatMinister Of Transport
497Dato Chor Chee Heung JPMinister Of Housing And Local Government
498Dato Tan Lian HoeDeputy Minister Of Information
499Datuk Robert Lau Hoi ChewDeputy Minister Of Housing And Local Government
500Dato Sri Liow Tiong LaiMinister Of Transport
501Datin Paduka Chew Mei FunMember Of Parliament For Petaling Jaya
502YB Datuk. Liew Vui KeongMinister In The Prime Minister’s Department
503Tan Sri Dato’ Ir. Wong Foon MengDeputy President Of The Senate
505Dato Seri Tiong King Sing JPBN Chairman Backbenchers Club
506Dato Chang Ko YounGerakan National Adviser
507Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah KuiMinister Of Plantation Industries & Commodities
508 Dato Lee Chee LeongDeputy Minster Of Finance
509Datuk Seet Har CheowExco & Chairman Of Melaka State Tourism, Cultural And Heritage Committee
511Dato Yong Khoon SengDeputy Minister Of Works
512Datuk Seri Michael Chong JPHead Of Public Services And Complaints Department
514Tan Sri Datuk Tee Hock Seng JPMalaysian Senate
515Dato Gan Tian LooExco Melaka
516Diplomat Victor C.Y.TsengTaipei Economic And Cultural Office In Finland
518Siow Chen PinState Exco And Assemblyman Chennah
519Dato Raymond Tan Shu KiahSabah Deputy Chief Minister ,Minister Industrial Development Sabah
521Lai Meng ChongAdun Melaka
522Datuk Seri Donald LimDeputy Minister Of Tourism
523Jack LimArtist
524 Dr Boo Cheng HauAdun Skudai
525Tan Ah EngMember Parliament Gelang Patah
526Wong Chui Ling Dj Artist
528Datuk Ng See Tiong JpAdun Parit Yaani
529Anthony Loke Siew FookMinister Of Transport
530Dato Chua Tee YongDeputy Minister Of Housing And Local Government
531Ng Wei AikDeputy Minster Of Agriculture & Agro Based Industry
532Chua Cheng HwaAdun Bemban
533Mok Chek HouAdun Stulang Laut
534Lim Kee MoiAdun Yong Peng
536Datuk Koh Chee ChaiAdun Penggaram
537Datuk Tee Siew KiongMenteri Besar Johor Advisor
538Ean Yong Han HuaExco Of Selangor
539Chua Tian ChangMember Of Parliament Batu
540YB Dato Teng Chang KhimSpeaker Of The House Cum Exco Selangor
541Tony Pua Kiam WeeMember Of Parliament For Petaling Jaya Utara
542Lo Yu ChungTaipei Economic And Cultural Officer
543Xue Yu HengDivision Chief General Administration Of Sport Of China
544Liang ChengDirector Of The Institute Of Traditional Chinese Medicine
545Datuk Dr Lee Hong TeeAdun Jementah
546Ong Kow MengAdun Senai
547Jenice Lee Ying HaAdun Teratai
548Elizabeth WongSelangor Exco
549Ean Yong Ding QingAdun Lukut
550Gan Pei NeiAdun Rawang
551Hannah Yeoh Tseow SuanDeputy Minister Of Women,Family And Community Development
552YB Tan Cher PukAdun Johor Jaya
553Teo Nie ChingDeputy Minister Of Education
554Chia Song ChengAdun Pengkalan Rinting
555Dato Liang Teck MengMember Of Parliment Simpang Renggam
556Wong Nai CheePrime Minister’S Political Secretary
557Cheong Chin LiangAdun Bukit Batu
558Dato Lai MengActress
559Goh Tee TeeAdun Tangkak
560Peggy ChouDirector Information Division Taipei Economic And Cultural Office
561Teng Chang YeowPenang Barisan National Chief
562-563Lau Chin HoonAdun Pemanis
564Tan Kok HongExco Johor
565Khoo Soo SeangMember Of Parliament Tebrau
566Tang Nai SoonAdun Pekan Nenas
567Ng Suee LimSelangor State Legislative Assembly Speaker
568Nga Kor MingDeputy Speaker Of The Parliament
569Ngeh Koo HamSpeaker Of The Perak Sate Legislative Assembly
570 Dato Wee Jeck SengDeputy Minister Of Plantation Industries And Commodities I
571Sim Tze TzinDeputy Minster Of Agriculture & Agro Based Industry
572Chang Lih KangMember Of Parliament Tanjong Malim
573Dr Lee Boon ChyeDeputy Minister Of Health
574Thomas Su Keong SiongMember Of Parliament Kampar
575William Leong Jee KeenMember Of Parliament Selayang
576Teo Kok SeongAdun Bahau
577Fong Kui LunMember Of Parliament Bukit Bintang
578Dr Tan Seng GiawMember of the Malaysian Parliament for Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
579Goh Leong SanAdun Ruyong
580Datuk Tee Siew KiongMenteri Besar Johor Advisor
582 Tan Kok WaiMp For Cheras,Special Envoy Of Malaysia To People’S Republic Of China
583Andrew Chen Kah EngAdun Stulang
584Gan Peck ChengAdun Batu Pahat
585Jimmy Puah Wee TseJohor International Trade,Investment & Utility Committee Chairman
586Chua Wee BengAdun Bentayan
587Er Teck HwaMember of Parliament Bakri
588Jimmy Puah Wee TseJohor International Trade,Investment & Utility Committee Chairman
590Cheo Yee HowAdun Pengkalan Rinting
591Chew Peck ChooAdun Yong Peng
592Lim Eng GuanAdun Bekok
594Liow Cai TongExco Johor
596 Dr Boo Cheng HauAdun Skudai
597Jimmy Puah Wee TseJohor International Trade,Investment & Utility Committee Chairman
598Tan Wei LeeJabatan Penerangan Malaysia
599Tai Qing HuaJohor State Educational Inspector
600Beh Eng LaiACP Head Of Melaka Community Crime And Safety Prevention
Leong Cheok KengAdun Malim Nawar


  1.  Food Digest (2010-01-01). “The Food Critics Master”Food Digest. Jil. 3. ISSN 2180-3013. Diarkib daripada yang asal pada 2010-01-01. Dicapai pada 2020-06-24.
  2. ^ Pertanian Masa Kini (2002-02-02). “Pensyarah Pertanian Masa Kini”Pertanian Masa Kini. Jil. 157. Diarkib daripada yang asal pada 2002-02-02. Dicapai pada 2020-06-24.
  3. ^ “Jacky Liew ditugaskan sebagai Nanyang Siang Pau Penyelaras Perniagaan Malaysia”Nanyang Siang Pau. 2008-10-26. Diarkib daripada yang asal pada 2008-10-26. Dicapai pada 2020-06-24.
  4. ^ Jacky Liew (2011-05-01). “Malaysia merupakan negara pilihan pelancongan yang terbaik”Feminine. Malaysia: Feminine. ISSN 0128-911X. Diarkib daripada yang asal pada 2011-05-01. Dicapai pada 2020-06-11.
  5. ^ Jacky Liew (2009-11-20). “Setiap orang harus mempunyai hati yang patriotik Diplomat Victor CY Tseng”Feminine. No. 516. Malaysia: Feminine. halaman 188–189. Diarkib daripada yang asal pada 2009-11-20. Dicapai pada 2020-06-11.
  6. ^ Jacky Liew (2010-01-20). “Hati setia menang hati orang, meja makan selebriti Dato’ Raymond Tan Shu Kiah, Timbalan ketua menteri dan Menteri Pembangunan Industri Sabah”Feminine. Malaysia: Feminine. halaman 174–175. ISSN 0128-911X. Diarkib daripada yang asal pada 2010-01-20. Dicapai pada 2020-06-11.
  7. ^ Jacky Liew (2008-08-10). “Yang Di Pertuan Negeri Sembilan, Mulakan hari baru dengan semangkuk bubur”Feminine (ed. 493). Malaysia: Life Publisher. halaman F2–F3. ISSN 0128-911X. Diarkib daripada yang asal pada 2008-08-10. Dicapai pada 2020-06-11.
  8. ^ “World Food Gourmet”SingChew Daily. 2017-09-06. Dicapai pada 2020-06-08.
  9. ^ “Senarai Anugerah Kecermelangan Tesis Simposium Antarabangsa China”Chinese Herbal Cooking(30). 2011-06-06. Diarkib daripada yang asal pada 2011-06-06. Dicapai pada 2020-06-09.
  10. ^ Pemenang Simposium Kesihatan Antarabangsa, China. Malaysia: Feminine. 2011-06-10. Diarkib daripada yang asal pada 2011-06-10. Dicapai pada 2020-06-11.
  11. ^ 黄福安 (penyunting). 居銮百年献礼-华社名人录 Buku panduan telefon masyarakat Cina & pertubuhan-pertubuhan Kluang 2012. Penerbitan Luan Yew. m/s. 90. ISBN 978-967-11653-0-0. Diarkib daripada yang asal pada 2009-10-02. Dicapai pada 2020-06-11.
  12. ^ The Shore (2014). Rasa popular: 365 masakan rumah koki terkenal (dalam bahasa Chinese). POPULAR Holdings Limited. ISBN 9674141642. Diarkib daripada yang asal pada 2020-06-24.
  13. ^ Wan Mee San (2018-01-01). “Refleksi kepada Artikel Mengkritik Makanan Malaysia dan Lain-lain 马来西亚华文饮食杂述的评析与反思” (PDF)Tesis Master Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (dalam bahasa Chinese). Dicapai pada 2020-06-05.
  14. ^ “Rod and Line”Rod and Line (dalam bahasa Cina). Life Publisher. 2011-01-01. Dicapai pada 2020-06-08.