Guten Tag! Jetzt ist Spargel Zeit! (It’s Asparagus Time).
White asparagus is one of my favourite. White asparagus comes from the process of etiolation which is the deprivation of sunlight. Soil is kept mounded around the merging stalk, depriving it of light. The plant cannot produce chlorophyll without light, thus there is no green color to the stalks. Furthermore they are considered to be slightly milder in flavour and a bit more tender then the green ones.
It’s a very popular late spring/early summer dish in Germany! The asparagus is usually boiled, drizzled with either hollandaise sauce or melted butter without compromising the orginal freshness and texture of the asparagus.
You can eat it plain or pair it with cured ham, smoked salmon, boiled potatoes sprinkled with freshly cut parsley and sliced boiled eggs. But most importantly in my opinion one must have a pint or two of Maibock beer to round up this delectable meal! Proßt!
Thai cuisine is one of my favourite and also one I can never get tired of.
Imagine my delight when I found one around my neighborhood. We use to frequent the place once a week for Mookata (means “pan pork” in Thai; is a style of Thai Steamboat originating from Chiang Mai) now we have cut it down to fortnightly.
The meats are seasoned with their special sauce and taste delicious! The soup broth tastes even more heavenly when the juices from the meat we cook trickles and mixes into the soup.
Each platter set cost SGD28 for 3pax (consisting of chicken, pork, fish balls, hot dogs, crab sticks, Tang Hoon, prawns, squid, tofu, liver, veggies and egg), you can add/top-up additional items when you have more people or just feel like eating more.
The most important item to me is the chilli! It has to be fragrant, tasty and SPICY providing an “ummph” factor. Their chilli definitely meets all the above requirement.
Looks “lethal” right the redness of the chilli?
The other dishes I had tried were…
Mango Salad – SGD 3
Squid Salad – SGD 5
Yom Woon Sen – SGD 5
Tom Yum Soup – SGD 5, Stir Fry Minced Meat with Basil Leaf and sunny side up SGD 4.50
All were equally sumptious. I categorize them as my go-to “happy food” – I always feel contented and happy after eating.
Chok Dee Mookata is located at Block 445 Tampines st 42 Boss Junior Coffeeshop,if you happen to be in the area why not give it a try?
Dieting doesn’t have to be boring with Eighty Days “Traveller’s Lunch Box” which consists of mixed salad + protein + carbo. The protein choices are grilled salmon, chicken or beef stew. For carbo you can pick either Japanese Rice or soba noodles.
Depending on how hungry you are you can pick more then 1 portion of protein. Price range from SGD6.90-12.90. Wash down your lunch with a cuppa hot Yuzu drink to cleanse your palate.
Their salads are also yummilicious.
Cheat days – indulging in bite size pizzas on top of the usual salad.
Eighty Days offers catering services, I have engaged them a couple of times for my office events and have received good reviews from my colleagues.
They are rather flexible and are able to customize your order to your requirements. The Catering Executive, Rosalind whom I liaise with is a very nice and helpful lady. You can check them out on Facebook ~ Eighty Days • Pizza Bar and arrange for your next catering.
Eighty Days is located at 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-67 Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984.
Yesterday I tried making mango ice cream with my gal (my little Kitchen Assistant) and we had lots of fun. Just like me she loves cooking but not the cleaning part.
It’s real simple to make all you need is
2 Honey Mangoes
2 Bottles of Thickened Cream (you can chose to add only 1 bottle if you want it less creamy)
Half a can of Condensed Milk (full can if you want it really sweet)
My Kitchen Assistant help me blend the mango into purée before adding the Thickened Cream and condensed milk to be blended altogether till it becomes a smooth mixture. Thereafter, pour the mixture into a coin rainier and let it set in the freezer overnight.
Ta da! The next day you can savour your very own homemade mango ice cream!