Recipes

Chinese New Year Special: How to make dumplings the traditional, classy and funky way

Chinese New Year Special: How to make dumplings the traditional, classy and funky way

Have you ever helped to prepare Chinese New Year eve’s reunion dinner? Or is it usually done by your grandma or mum? 😏 For those of you guilty ones who hardly or have never helped out, this post is for you! We’re going to share […]

A Bhutanese Monk in our Midst (Baking Pizza Without Oven)

A Bhutanese Monk in our Midst (Baking Pizza Without Oven)

Imagine a monk, living in a monastery at an elevation of 2,334 meters. He treks for three hours to town and flies 5000 kilometers to Singapore. He hops into a cab to 28 Tai Seng Street and takes a lift up to level 5… Lopen […]

Jackfruit as a Meat Substitute?

Jackfruit as a Meat Substitute?

Many of us have heard of the Jackfruit, especially if we live in Asia. But many of us do not know of the various different ways a Jackfruit can be consumed. A jackfruit (also known as Nangka in Bahasa Indonesia) is a tropical fruit originated […]

Double your fortune this Chinese New Year

Double your fortune this Chinese New Year

Recipe by Chef Nicolas Vergnole (Senior Chef Instructor, Pastry & Bakery Arts)

Toasting to the christmas spirit – Last minute cocktails to the rescue!

Toasting to the christmas spirit – Last minute cocktails to the rescue!

Christmas is all about giving and receiving, along with relaxing with loved ones, eating a little too much and then trying to dance it off. No matter how you plan on celebrating this December, the festive season is about more than just dinner and dessert. Cheers […]

No two Kung Pao is the same

No two Kung Pao is the same

The menu of the Chinese joint near my house unhelpfully describes Kung Pao Chicken as a dish of ‘Stir-fried diced chicken with chillies’. No mention of its characteristic sweet-and-sour sauce that hides a deep spiciness or its delightful contrasts of crunchy-soft textures or just how […]

A Twist Worthy for an Old-Timer

A Twist Worthy for an Old-Timer

How to: The Old Fashioned Flamed orange technique An iconic motif in legendary storylines for the past century, the Old Fashioned takes on any character. It was the gangster’s choice in the speakeasies of dingy Prohibition lore; today it is the shoot-and -nap gourmand’s choice […]