Gifted Scholar 

Jacky Liew never plays by the rules, he not only has a variety of interests, but also has the ability and perseverance to inquire into the root of the matter

He enjoys research in various fields and has unique insights on the current situation.

Jacky Liew is one of the writers with the highest income in the media industry by relying on newspapers and publications sales. Indeed, his status as a gourmet has since been established. What’s interesting is that his success is not due to the support of the media and the kitchen industry, nor does it rely on the help of radio and food shows, but Jacky Liew’s photos of restaurants all over the country. Someone said, “Who dares to say that you don’t know Jacky Liew?” This statement is based on the fact that for 20 years, everyone has been in the restaurant and they have seen a photo of him with the owner of the restaurant. The restaurant with his photo is equivalent to a well-known restaurant. If the public would choose the Malaysian celebrities more familiar, Jacky Liew will definitely be one of them. Most of his income comes from his business, and his fame depends on gourmets. There is also an unwritten rule for Shi Gongzi. Before the invitation, he will charge for the purchase of the newspaper at first, then visit, and then submit the manuscript. Even so, after the payment received by the newspaper, there will still the worried of Jacky was not being paid for the manuscript fee for as long as nine months. But the magazines do not have this problem, so most of his columns are on magazines. The reason he has a lot of columns, due to the magazines will give his authority to interview and be able to contribute a meagre force to the food world to preserve traditions and heritage food, and pass on culture through records.

Sometimes, there are some merchants who encounter difficulties. In order to help deal with the poor business, he will help them to pay in the first advance to help them tide over the difficulties. If the restaurant really can’t keep it going, he won’t care about the debt. Or sometimes, he could fund malleable restaurants, buy back the magazines and newspapers, and then forward them to restaurants for free after publication. One is for the restaurant to give away to friends, customers or keep it as a souvenir, and the other is to send it to nearby residents to stimulate local effects.

Probably many people are curious because he has always been low-key and has never talked about himself in the past thirty years. Some media even gave him exclusive interviews and were declined one by one. The reason was that he have more than a dozen columns per month. The high exposure every week was the best interview for him. After all, the space was precious, leaving the opportunity to those who need to become famous. However, he was mistaken by the industry as aloof and perverse, and he was deliberately exiled from the circles. It is undeniable that Jacky Liew is really one of the few gourmets with market value, and a figure of a great food critic, but rarely participates in all kinds of food and beverage events. He thinks it is boring. It is better to read more books at home and accompany his children. He has a sharp eye, strong logic and a touch of play with the world, without losing his taste and scholarly style, but also a brilliant writer. 

In the past two decades, it seems to the food world that every issue has been directed at Jacky’s value. Even patients with terminal cancer have tried every means to make an invitation to see Jacky Liew, in order to have his credibility testify for himself. Leave a souvenir. This makes Liao Chenglan a dilemma. If he goes, he is afraid of being misunderstood for fame and reputation. If he does not go, he will regret and even disrespect the patient.

The most intriguing one is derived from his two styles of “lovable” and “hateful”, which are equally extremely charming, and somebody thinks he is very arrogant with a little mysterious contrast. The fact is that he has strong self-esteem and is afraid of being hurt. In terms of personality, he is not a nobleman, but he is rich in noble temperament and unique aesthetics. His behaviour is a unique kind of scorn, in fact, it is the kind of arrogant and domineering that no one dares to compare with. He likes to drink wine as boiled water, as long as he likes to drink it from morning to night. At the same time, he still being able to hand over so many manuscripts on different subjects, because people who drink too much know that their thinking ability will decline and fragment. If he is still able to write, he must be a maverick genius.

When he was in school, he was regarded by the teacher as an incurable bad student. He felt despised and determined to work three hundred times harder than others if he wanted to succeed. Looking back, it was about the 80s when the honorific titles of “Gourmet” and “God of Cookery” did not appear at all. At that time, most of the invitation to have a restaurant interview with the owner was rejected. Perhaps the local people are shy and think that traditional food does not require advertisements and that they are not famous people. They felt the newspaper reporting makes them feel very uncomfortable. There was an old saying “Only murderers and bad guys will only appear in newspapers.” It can be seen that the interview is an extraordinary experience for normal people. From time to time, they have to do ideological education for the interviewees in advance and learn about the ideas and consciousness of reporting benefits.

In 1996, the movie “The God of Cookery” was released. Jacky restarted the writing career of the food column under the alias of “Jacky Liew” and then “Shi Gongzi”. It is really not easy to have a place in newspapers and magazines in Malaysia. At that time, Jacky Liew was a newcomer in the literary world although he was a successful businessman. To be a columnist is what an extremely lofty status symbol in the old society. Or maybe it’s been eye-catching in the media in just one day. For such an outsider who is neither well-known, background nor good at pulling relations, it is impossible to have a column for him. But he still calls every day to sell himself to various publishers. He finally got his wish and entered the first line of writers in Malaysia, coupled with the enviable title of gourmet, often glitzy at night banquets of political, business, and celebrities. It made him become a figure in the upper class[2]. Later, Jacky Liew described this period of time as a life of “drunken life and dreams of death”. After several efforts to achieve success, he felt that it was time to reassess what is the true meaning of life.

It is common to see in the country, once a person stands out, he will be soon attack by others. If one who wish to become famous, should ask himself, do him has courage to face those attack. 

At the best moment of his life, perhaps because of “green with envy”, he was also attacked by some people. It was not a literary fight from the literature world, but about his photo record of a restaurant and his status in the gastronomic world. The dispute happened on one of the newspapers that had bought the position, but the perpetrator made complaints to another magazines publisher which shows bad intentions. They always believes that as long as he was no longer in newspapers and magazines, he would be no longer a gourmet. Therefore, the perpetrators make use of unilateral rhetoric with the restaurant in Tampin and Gemencheh, Negeri Sembilan. Furthermore, the Seremban newspaper and the kitchen industry jointly created the “character assassination”, thinking that no one was well aware of the plot. As everyone knows, the good act will be well rewarded. 

What made him feel extremely distressed was that he was a person who had no complaints and no regrets and had taken care of magazines, newspapers, and the kitchen world. However, he was being betrayed by his friends and partners. Jacky Liew would rather lose his life than believe that he will be framed by former friends. Such a reversal of the right and wrong slander, after the incident, the shame to his family and the harm to his children, how much should it be, but without any chance of clarification, it was published anonymously without naming, fortunately, his friend informed him the matters. The mapping triggered by a certain targeted word in the content has seriously damaged the reputation of Jacky Liew. The fictitious statements made by the newspapers and publications will not only have a tendency to degrade the personality of Jacky in the eyes of the public but also seriously damage the reputation of the person who is defamed. It is a “defamation in permanent form” in Section 3 of the 1957 Defamation Act.

Not Good –

At that time, although food promotion had just started, the catering industry knew that the advertising effects of books and newspapers could bring business, but they wanted to avoid paying, so they took the chance to take risks, and finally ended up with “publically post by newspaper”. 


Jacky Liew often purchases the position for the kitchen industry and acts as a book and newspaper agent, which is equivalent to taking the risk of restaurants would refuse in paying the price. He thinks that those who want to advertise should not be embarrassed by being published in the newspaper. So he helps those by paying advanced, but the example of requiting kindness with enmity was fully applied to Jacky Liew.

If somebody made ones lost his job, still not as serious as killing one’s parent

But spreads rumors and ruins reputation is the most bad behavior that ruin one’s family. 

Regardless of whether others believe it or not, or cause financial and any form of loss, they have committed an indictable defamation crime, and malicious defamation claims will be sky-high[3]. For fear of being sued, the perpetrators once again deleted the fictitious reports that were originally posted on the Internet, deleted some vocabulary that easily violated the law, and posted back on the website. The purpose is to hope that the relevant defamatory articles can be re-shared and cause more serious harm to Jacky Liew. At that time, his emotions seemed to fall to the bottom of the valley and suffered thunder. In response to the defamation news report, Jacky Liew has already reported the case to the police. He originally wanted to sue the party who defame him and return his innocence. But his wife advice him, “Both born of the same root, why torment each other so cruelly!” Even if his lawsuit is won but to stand in each others’ ‘shoes’, how can lose party’s family faced public opinion? Therefore, he reserves the right to sue, but it also confirms the idiom of “the shot hits the bird that pokes its head out”. He believed that the ones behind have never read Sun Tzu’s Art of War. After the exposure, Jacky Liew was easy to discover whether there was an enemy or friend in his surrounding. One should know that there is a competition to make progress.
The saboteurs are all “weak”. Because they cannot succeed, they want to use the mean of defame to get the attention of others, and the premise of sabotage is “jealousy.” Usually towards someone who is stronger than him and threatens him. Therefore, although the saboteur is hateful, he cannot compete with the strong, which is his pitiful inferiority. And the slandered is a strong person, so he will not be interested in his pity. Although it is said that the rumours stop at the wise, it does not mean that “the clear one clears oneself”, but to win the final victory with wisdom, to show that it is not affected by any slander. Once jealousy appears, there will be destruction. Therefore, the slanderer cannot be allowed to succeed. Only the brave are fearless and willing to strive for self-improvement. A sick person who has no remorse should be sued by the law to redress the injustice.

Incite, Personal Abuse

From Sin Chew Daily

Painted the portrait of the Food God Jacky Liew on the wall as a giant sign
A photo of the owner’s family and Malaysian Food Critic Jacky Liew on the wall of the restaurant

Destroy the Food Critic – Just for the Interest and title

In fact, there is no such “to be an instant hit”. Any success requires efforts and “jealousy is the tribute which mediocrity pays to genius”. Since ancient times, there has been a tradition of “anti to one who steals the spotlight”. Without Jacky Liew, only the media, celebrities, celebrity chefs, and even new gourmets and “God of Cookery” can rise to monopolize the food world. Everyone knows that as long as he is there, there is no chance to get this piece of fat.

Then in 2013, due to studying data science, he rarely appear in front of the public. After more than 20 years of being stolen, he finally had time to continue the unfinished academic research. Within the 7 years, Jacky Liew wrote his “biography” and included it in “Wikipedia” and “China Baidu”, he also received the support of a large number of people. Now the keywords of “Malaysian Food Critic” and “God of Cookery” proves that everyone has not forgotten their food critic, which greatly encourages Jacky Liew.

In recent years, as the founder of “God Big Data”, he has been regarded as “Golden Brain”, one forward-looking and a marketing master. This provides a lofty status to him as he is using big data and intelligent machine learning to promote food. In this regard, the technology and unique viewpoints of Jacky Liew are highly anticipated by the Internet, culture, media, restaurants and entrepreneurs, and he will have new breakthroughs in the future. Of course, this indisputable fact is that not everyone can accept it. Those who disagree with his style of behaviour cannot deny what he has done and serve the industry without hesitation. For a person who does not have a large restaurant, restaurant business, does not supply food products to the catering industry and not conduct any gastronomy tourism, he different with other gourmets and cooks who own a restaurant, catering, and food business. They only earn for their own wealth. Furthermore, after the restaurants being recommended, the restaurant would become famous and the profits obtained from them has nothing to do with him. He is not relying upon o the sporadic manuscript fees and writing food provided by the old media? To clarify, it is not just for the sake of the prospect of a win-win situation between the Malaysian catering industry and the media.

Fortunately, after the “character assassination”, it did not cause any negative impacts. After all, Jacky Liew has been in this area for more than 20 years. From buying newspapers, selling books, and purchasing positions for a restaurant recommendation, the public would definitely know the truth and will not easily believe the defamation contents. What’s more, Jacky Liew has spent a quarter of a century in his career and he truly understands the reality of cast aside the bow once the birds are gone. Jacky Liew never thought that a food critic is a personal patent because anyone can be a food critic. The key is that when someone success in it, you have to recognize it.




In 2015, this is the affirmation of the colleagues in the food world, “taste life, fair comment”

The “character assassination” in 2013 made Jacky Liew even more prestigious





The story is easy to understand, if Jacky is like the one as reported in newspaper, have anyone been a person who donated to Chef associations, served to newspapers and magazines was being framed, it is just like the one which is  uncorrupted set by someone who is corrupted. Furthermore, these people never been collected with any interview fees and perhaps there is no even any penny was being cheated. Have anyone seen parent who trained his children to be lawyer and university top students, even they knows they will be targeted, but still brought his wife and his lawyer daughter go to banquet and hang on banner as promotion?  If you are a “honorable man” you will think that whether the things go through is right or wrong, what they said are true or false and will not believe it blindly. 

Facts Will Eventually Scotch the Rumors 

World Food Gourmet Jacky Liew visited Royale Chulan, an international hotel group, and was honored by the Hotel’s German Chief Executive Leo Kuscher on the top floor of the VIP guest room, and presented a special VIP gifts For Jacky.

In 2017, World Food Gourmet was invited by Royale Chulan to have an interview. The hotel welcomed him by hang banner on the front door of Hotel and also the surrounding. Although the “character assassination” happened in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, but it seems does not create any negative impact to Food Critic. 

Rumors will Stop by Wise Man

After the “character assassination”, Jacky was invited by Seremban’s Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry to participate into Chinese New Year Celebration. The image above shown that Jacky brought his wife and his lawyer daughter and the local famous Seremban Food Critic Mr. Ma and his son. It seems that “the wise man knows he knows nothing, the fool thinks he knows all”, the rumor and slander will always stopped by the wise man. In the future, your children will meet their children too. So the parents should help their children to have good connection and interaction to others. So that if the children meet together with each other will have good relationships due to it. 

昭 告

A N N O U N C E M E N T 


The Character Assassination

沉 冤 得 雪

In 20 November, 2020, since the Food Critic Classic biography has uploaded to the Internet and Jacky has clarified the matter of “The Character Assassination” in the second page of Part I, many of the readers asked privately, “why they could not find the report?” Therefore, he re-searched the headline entry about the report of “The Character Assassination”, however, he found that there was no such report no matter on the website of that newspaper nor any related results in the Internet or Google. This shows that one thing, Jacky has finally gained his justice and the injustice was undone. 

For the matter of “The Character Assassination”, it is expected to have three forces behind which are the newspaper, magazine and the Seremban Food Industry. They attempted to use the argument about the photos application of the restaurant and maliciously fabricated defamatory report to frame the Malaysia Food Critic without any factual support. After that, they could have divide the interests in Malaysia Food Industry and allow others to compete for the name of gourmet too. Unfortunately, they unable to reach what their expected. Although he no longer write columns, but still a food critic, food god. 

After that, the publication that already published in the Internet amended in content and put back to the Internet. However, why was it finally removed? Perhaps, it is a frame and self-inflicted guilt. They afraid of the readers online will uphold the justice and righteous, so they dare not to make any mistake. It can be seen that “harmfulness is not allowed”, or it will cause a person bear the stings of conscience. When the report is removed, it can be regarded as the matter never happened, however it has caused harm to Jacky and his family at that time and cannot be remedied. It also proves that the one-sided statement from the restaurant in Tampin, Negeri Sembilan is not true. If there is such a thing, why they withdraw the article if they tried to “reveal the truth”? This reflects that “The Character Assassination” is something out of nothing.  At first, the report does not dare to mention the name, but now it shows that the report intends to mislead or used the public opinion to harm Jacky, thereby destroying his reputation, so that he could not stand on the food industry. This even more demonstrated the dark side behind the newspaper. From then on, the “credibility” that led to the fourth right is dead. 

After all, the fictitious report and all the evidences were in the hand of Jacky. From the legal perspectives, they might fear that repeatedly upload the report to the Internet would trigger the lawsuit of republication of defamatory report as every republication of a libel is a new libel. It might cause them to bear the exorbitant compensations. Moreover, no one is willing to bear for the heavy responsibilities of “joint defamation”. The report is deleted by hoping to calm Jacky’s anger and hoping he will not take any action against them. In the old saying “both born of the same root, why torment each other so cruelly”,  however, these  people still owe an apology to the Malaysia Food Critic. 

The incident of “The Character Assassination” has 

return the truth to Jacky Liew

A person should appreciate what other’s have do to you, 

but not betray to the one who had help you

If someone could repay the other’s bad deed with moral

It is our Chinese tradition 

Soft Vandalism

Soft vandalism is a kind of means to achieve specific goals without any violence or interest temptation by attracting the “attention” from the public, that is, make use of what “someone” does, as an attraction and utilizes others to do what you want them to do. He doesn’t need to get his hands dirty and the “someone” is going to ruin and living like years under the fear of others, and even dying for relief, just like “kill with a borrowed sword.” It sounds terrifying, because, apart from the media, who has such a powerful force to implement “soft vandalism”.

It may be quoted here that on December 11, 1941, China’s Xin Min Newspaper entitled “Waiting for a Plane from Outside – Seven or Eight Foreign Dogs Drinking Milk”, which published that Sun Yat-Sen’s brother-in-law Kong Xiangxi took the National Government plane when the Japanese army attacked Hong Kong. The plane loaded with all personal belongings, including “a few foreign dogs” and subsequently led to a student wave of “Kong Xiangxi shot to death”. Later, Yang Tianshi, a researcher at the Republic of China of Social Sciences Research Institute, proved that this was “fake news”. Although the public often calls Kong Xiangxi a corrupt official, if he didn’t do it, it should be vindicated him. 

From another point of view, a prominent person like Kong Xiangxi had been suffering this injustice for more than half a century, and he relied on future generations to vindicate him. If ordinary people encounter irresponsible reports of “soft vandalism” in the press,  for example, someone is reported as a liar with a big headline and few newspapers rushed to reprint it, after that, the charge is withdrawn, but the newspaper is chosen not to report it, or newspaper is rejected to publish it, which results from the public continues to misidentify him as a liar. It is conceivable how serious the injury was suffered by his family, who forced him to left his hometown since then.

Some even published the victim’s name and photo for the so-called “justice” in the newspapers. If the newspaper chooses not to write the person’s name, it believes that this will not compromise the integrity of the report and will not take away the responsibility of the reporter. “Freedom of the press” is the foundation of a democratic country, rather than arbitrarily ignoring the survival value of others, and wantonly trampling or even private use of public tools to seek benefits. So it dares to ask, when the defenceless civilians faced the “soft vandalism”, how they able to defend themselves. However, fortunately, the Internet can at least helps them to clarify.

“These people owe food critic an apologize.”

Jacky Liew wish to has his epitaph 

written as “Writer, Food Gourmet” 

Finally, he hopes that after he dead, his epitaph will be engraved with “Jacky Liew (Shi Gongzi) was a writer and gourmet when he was alive.” This shows how much he cherishes this honor and values the status of a writer and a gourmet. People should admire him as in this food world, he can still stay with his extraordinary perseverance. When everyone thought he could not be a gourmet, he did it. Whether anyone like it or not, he was the first in Malaysia to be known as a gourmet in history. From his writing, it even affects other publications, newspapers imitating, responding to its concept.

The Influence of Celebrity

Jacky Liew’s “Dine with VIP” in Feminine has attracted widespread attention and he has became the first Malaysia Food Critic. In the magazine, there are few special columns of “VIP‘s Album”, “VIP Tasting” which can be seen that his business and writing philosophy have a profound impact on the legacy media. 

“The Honor Code” was set by Appia Kwane Anthony Appiah, a famous theoretician and law professor in the Department of Philosophy of Princeton University, who was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in 2012.

The definition of honour means worthy of respect. A “respectful” person does not purely refer to dignitaries. It means that the person has a respectable character and shows a set of good norms recognized by the world. A famous person who has been “respected” and even after death, can still retain his fame.
All honourable people should respect this set of social creeds and have to do their best.

The British gentleman class believes that there is an “honour code”, that is, “gentleman” should behave honestly and not deceive, protect the weak, respect women, behave appropriately, not humiliate the family, and respect the respect of others. Only those who meet these standards are eligible to be respected and can be called a “gentleman”. If someone is a foul, he/she should be ashamed. If someone is defamed by others, he must fight to defend his honour.
The theorist Apia also proposed a distinction between “key honour” and “respect”. “Honor” is the theoretical prerequisite for obtaining respect. There is an admirable quality, but “respect” does not. Even a person with no power and influence can win people’s respect as long as the behaviour is dignified and meets the honour regulations.

Success likes the light covered the darkness behind, people will no longer see your struggle and bitterness. 

– Jacky’s Quote


  1. In 2006, the British The Times reported a result of a Danish researcher. If a person: 1. Live well, 2. Have a good marriage, 3. Children are filial piety and talented. 4. Eating pleasure, 5. The improvement of social status will make people look younger than their actual age, and point out that a happy marriage will make a woman younger. This is one of the secrets of a healthy life. ↩
  2. The upper class according to the New York Times 1. “Very rich person” refers to ethnic groups and entrepreneurs with an annual income of 20 million US dollars. 2. “General rice person” refers to lawyers and doctors. “Newly high-income” refers to high-income professionals such as scientific and technological talents. In addition, the enlightenment for getting rich is not necessarily the rich second generation who is blessed by the family, but the new aristocrats who can do it only with their own knowledge. The lower-class society refers to the middle class.↩
  3. What is more precious than reputation? The Chief Justice Eusoff Chin of the Federal Court cannot comment on the same as the compensation for the loss of reputation and the compensation for the accident, because “defamation” is malicious to destroy a person’s reputation and is equivalent to killing the person, but the accident is not deliberate, such as a car accident. If a person loses a finger, no matter who loses it, it means losing a finger, but in a defamation case, malicious slander of a person’s reputation is killing that person. After his reputation is damaged, he may feel painful. Simply paying for money will not save his personal reputation. He may lose all his friends and be isolated by society. Or even a nine-figure compensation will not make up for his psychological trauma. For today, almost all claims for loss of reputation come from news reports and public social comments. That’s because no journalist or even a citizen can fully ensure that his reports or comments will not be misquoted and make unfair or untrue criticisms. As a matter of fact, once the truth of a report or commentary error is revealed to the media itself, it will result in a loss of public trust in it, resulting in credibility and irreparable loss of value. Therefore, in the trial, the judge will ask the practitioners to provide professional verification as much as possible to define whether the media has released moral goodwill, instead of blindly reporting on the beach and increasing the social burden.↩

When meet to Jacky Liew

When most fans see him, the first thing they do is to shout “Jacky Liew is coming”, and then they ran over to ask for a photo, and then happily showed off among their friends, and then took a photo with their friends. Repeat as such.

Thanks to the fans of Jacky Liew (Shi Gongzi) for supporting their food critic.

It’s not that he never had such a “dream” when he was a teenager. He imagined that he would be a scientist in the future, wearing a black cloak and buttons opening on his white shirt, revealing the platinum cross necklace, driving the Merz, holding a silver hip flask in one hand, and an unread book Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio by Qing dynasty writer, Pu Songlin.

“No one can say for the future, as long as you believe in “can”, you “can”





The "first" did by Jacky Liew

If you want to make a written record of a person’s contribution to Malaysian food culture throughout his life, in the food industry. The first thought was Shi Gongzi, who used innovation and persistence to create a legend of a gourmet.

In 2013, Shi Gongzi has devoted himself to researching big data science

This is really not easy for ordinary people. However, it is necessary to list down the glory and records that Jacky Liew made. Everything is so tangible that can’t describe it all, and it also makes Jacky Liew the gourmet in the eyes of everyone.

  1. The first one in Malaysia to continue for more than 30 years, to do food culture preservation work for well-known restaurants and recipes, so that the knowledge and skills of cooking and recipes can be passed on from generation to generation. This is the cultivation of future catering talents, which will be passed on to future generations and give great research value to anthropology, and sociology.
  2. The first scholar introduced Malaysian cuisine influenced by Malay Archipelago and systematically classify into 3 levels of social classes royal family, traditional and five main dishes. It is a feature of the pillars of Malaysian tourism culture and improves the impressions of abroad towards Malaysia.
  3. The first to use “data-based analysis to promote” Malaysian cuisine and bring catering to the technology category of “smart machinery” to promote the industry’s products, tastes, services, convenience, facilities, cost-effectiveness and other dimensions, making decision-making more scientific, precise and clear The goal is to target the new high-end market, redefine the evaluation criteria of Malaysian food, achieve leap-forward competition, and increase the ability of Malaysian cuisine to compete with the world.
  4. The first well-known restaurant with more than a thousand photos hanging in all parts of the country, as an iconic gourmet and looking at his economic potential, not only has the external development of the Malaysian food market, but also the local market Economic stimulus and restaurant development have achieved.
  5. The first food critic received such a grand treatment. Whenever a tourist resort or restaurant industry knows that the Jacky Liew is coming, they will hang the banner which form the spectacular scene to welcome him. This is because tourists likes to explore food where celebrities visit and form the key leader opinion KLO.
  6. The first to continuously met 119 ministers, deputy ministers, state legislators, celebrity gourmets and discuss on the current malpractices, present facts condemning political chaos, flogging corruption and abuse of power, he also do not forget to point out the sluggish education system, using his keen observation, thinking and experience to clarify the myth of political and economic education, leading readers to a higher perspective, doing objective reflections, and seeing the truth.
  7. The first Chinese writer to be summoned by His Majesty the Supreme Ruler in Malaysia. He always bearing in mind the encouragement of the Supreme Ruler, “Everything must be done well.”
  8. The first in the history of food in Malaysia, there are so many food critic from overseas who share the same name “Shi Gongzi”, just mention it, it will help to think of the food critic in Malaysia, Malaysia and its place of birth or recommended food which effectively enhancing Malaysia’s overseas visibility.
  9. The first food critic in Malaysia that so many restaurant used him as brand promotion in various forms.

Number 10

From the five major ethnic group’s cuisine that constitute the three levels of Malaysian cuisine and search to the roots of Chinese cuisine since 403 BC to the 21st century, was a huge cultural project. The purpose is to more accurately infer the food history of Malaysia from 1957 before independence to 2020. The food situation of more than one hundred years, based on what the Jacky Liew sees and hears, fills in the missing gap, in order to describe and base the Malaysian food in detail. The diversified characteristics of the restaurant have sorted out the true face and preserved the roots of food culture for future generations. There will be nowhere to be investigated for less than a few decades. And it’s what he can do in his life, even if it’s not for money, he should do his best. The academic value cannot be measured by money.






“Classic Man” defined in urban dictionary means that a classic character must be an individual in the society to obtain the highest honor. In the old society, a woman could not become a classic character. The definition of a classic character is interpreted as “It has the highest level of identity and status, can be used as a prototype or standard, and has lasting value, and is widely discussed.”

Malaysia’s first awarded food crtitic


The Foresightedness of Shi Gongzi

Only the gourmets and cooks who can do everyone can’t do can be a “classic” characters.

Thirty years later, when the food review system was not yet complete, before there were no gourmets and cooks, he had already taken the lead in actively promoting Malaysian cuisine, so as to preserve the foundation of his diet for future generations.

As a consequence, once again foreseeing the current maladies in Malaysia’s political arena, using his usual observation, thinking, experience, and analysis to open up political theories with politicians as the subject, gradually discussing right and wrong, so that the general public can choose the government they need and avoid making wrong choices.

In the new data generation of the Internet, Jacky Liew once again knows things like a god, controlling data technology ahead of the media and the catering industry, and becoming a gourmet and food god who is ahead of others everywhere.

Over the past 20 years, no one in the catering industry has been exposed to food earlier than Jacky Liew, continues to systematize Malaysian cuisine, and uses data technology to deduct the progress of food. 20 years later, if no one can do it, Lord Eater is still a “classic figure.” .


  1. July 21, 2007, Nanyang Siang Pau, a Hong Kong Food Critic was appointed by the Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia as “My Malaysia Walking Food Guide”.  But he took Malaysian to have trip to China, Zhong Shan, ZhuHai, Macau, Hong Kong and dining at his restaurants instead of brings Hong Kong people to Malaysia.↩




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大马美食家鼻祖 | 食公子经典

这是廖城兰最先以“廖圣然”别名在《风味》、《旅行家》、《苹果》,所撰写的旅游饮食文章,亦是最早在《苹果》以“苹果“代表星级评鉴。2000年饮食界正处在一个兴替交迭的机遇点上,在尚未流行美食前,普罗大众还不怎热衷於美食追求。故也就无人会在意什么是美食家、食神。在大马,这是个从未有过寻找美食的概念。然而在本土传媒对外来美食家的渲染,导致人们对这名词“美食家” 的认识后,终开启对“吃”的欲望。

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马来西亚饮食文化体系 – 五大源流、三层阶级 | 廖城兰

2010年,马来西亚美食家食公子是首位提出“南洋菜系”一词受马来群岛风味影响的学者,并将马来西亚菜系划分为五大菜系源流,并将其作三等社会阶级:1. 皇室、2. 传统美食、3. 马来西亚菜五大体系,即1.马来、2. 华族、3.印度、4. 特定种族的娘惹菜、5. 东马北婆罗洲土著原始菜系,此外一些独特菜系如北部泰国穆斯林暹罗人菜系及马六甲土生葡萄牙欧亚人菜系。

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大马美食家、食神的名人效应 | 廖城兰 | 食公子经典


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爱国者马来西亚美食大使 | 廖城兰


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廖城兰 食公子-作家与玫瑰花


美国“迷失一代”作家海明威说“作家都有个不幸童年” 像永恒诅咒,牢固贴合在伟大作家的生命里,形成日后独有风格。倘说马来西亚美食家的食公子,绝对是最受欢迎的美食评鉴作家,论名气、影响力及其无私献身精神,该当他莫属。除了食公子杂文给人有种“想吃”冲动外,群众给予的感情分该是成功因素。许多忠於他的读者,把食公子一致当做代表马来西亚的美食家,这是种特殊情份,属於“我们美食家”的亲切荣耀。

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大马美食家; 大马食神; 马来西亚美食家; 马来西亚食神;食公子