School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts Penang Lecturers and student Win Double Gold Medal and Bronze in ISIC III 2021 Competition

Joshua Fabiane Johnson explains how their Catfish Patties product has no preservatives and can easily be stored in the freezer.

Suguna Migeemanathan shared why they chose fish as a better alternative and how fish has low-fat value and high protein.

Partiben shows how to make your very own healthy millet-based cookies.

By UOW Malaysia KDU

As many have heard, “Necessity is the mother of invention”, we would all agree that with what is going about with the world today, new practical inventions and creative solutions would undoubtedly come in handy. With the rise of Covid, the ever concerning climate change, and the ever-present growing world population problems, Academic International Dialogue (AID Conference) believes through organizing ISIC III (international science and social science innovation) Competition, Malaysians are able to showcase their innovation and solutions for all the world’s problems.

School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts lecturers Suguna Migeemanathan and Joshua Fabiane Johnson’s innovative Rendang flavoured fish patty presentation ‘CrispyLele RTE Catfish Patties’ won both the Special Award ‘Double Gold’ (under Science and Technology for overall product innovation) and Gold for Product Innovation (under Science and Technology for the academic and professional category).

‘Crispylele RTE Catfish Patties’ presentation is an innovative solution to combat the unhealthy and ever-increasing high demand for beef and chicken to meet the need of the fast-growing population. They demonstrated how using catfish meat is a better alternative and healthier option. The video ended with both of them showing how they make delicious catfish burger patties with Redang taste.

In the second project Lecturer Suguna Migeemanathan partnered with her student Partiben, to present ‘MasalaMille’, which won Bronze for product development (under Science and Technology for student category). The MasalaMille cookies are Millet based healthy cookies incorporated with spices, and the video shows how the cookies are not just healthy but an easy homemade recipe that anyone can do in their own home kitchens.

Besides aiming to bring together professionals, academics, researchers, and students to showcase their innovation and research during this lockdown, i-SIC III also encourages innovations related to teaching and learning practices at universities and schools.

We would like to congratulate all three of our winners representing our institution. UOW Malaysia KDU looks forward to seeing these products on the shelves of retail stores one day.

To check out both of their presentations, click on the links here:



09 August 2021


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