Panasonic Christmas Cooking

Christmas time is coming very soon in a few days time. Have you even thought of what to prepare for the Christmas feast? Hmmm – Let Panasonic Cooking – give you some wonderful ideas of what you can prepare for Christmas feast.

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Thank you Omy.sg and Panasonic Singapore for the invitation for this Christmacooking workshop.

Mdm Theresa Wong (above) has a lot of cooking experience and she taught a lot of tips on how to manage cooking dishes while using Panasonic applicances.

Recipe: Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage and Mushroom (credit to Panasonic Singapore)

 

Add some oil to fry the scallops using Panasonic Microwave Oven – End product and add to the glutinous rice for the crispy taste.

Ingredients:
300g white glutinous rice
40g dried prawns
3 dried mushrooms (soaked, shredded)
1 Chinese sausage (sliced, microwave for 30secs)
3 shallots (sliced)
1 knob ginger (sliced)
1 stalk Chinese parsley (cut)
2 tbsp oil Sauce
1 tsp pepper
½ tsp sugar
¾ tsp salt
1 tsp light soya sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
½ tsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp shallot

Method:
1. Soaked glutinous rice with 2 cups water for 2-3 hrs.
2. Cook shallot with 2 tbsp oil on High power in a microwave oven for about 3 mins, till golden brown, uncovered. (Stir-in-between)
3. Cook dried prawns on High power for 1 min, next add 1 tbsp shallot oil and cook for another 1-1½ mins, uncovered (using microwave oven to cook)
4. Cook glutinous rice, Chinese sausage, mushroom, dried prawns, ginger, sauce and some golden brown shallot together with water, set to delicious mode, next press start. ( stir-in-between cooking time)
5. When ready, stir in Chinese parsley and golden brown shallot.

Note: Best cook in Panasonic rice cooker SR-HB-184 (shown below)

Panasonic rice cooker #panasoniccookingsg

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Recipe: Black Pepper Roasted Chicken with Stuffing (credit to Panasonic Singapore)

Hmmm…. Buying a Turkey is too expensive and a hassle to prepare it. Well you can consider Roasted Chicken instead. Cheaper and value for money.

Preparation for roast chicken @omysg #panasoniccookingsg #christmas @panasonicsg

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The Chicken has to be marinated 1 day before roasting. This is to ensure great taste for the chicken.

Ingredients:
1.4 kg chicken
1 ¾ tsp salt
1½ tbsp black pepper
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp dark soya sauce
1 tsp light soya sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp ginger juice (need to grate the ginger slices to get the ginger juice)
Honey (use for glazing)
Some oil and sesame oil for brushing

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Method:
1. Wash chicken, pierce skin, pat dry with kitchen towel.
2. Seasoned chicken with above ingredients for at least 2 hrs. or overnight.
3. Stuff chicken with cooked glutinous rice (you can use the recipe for the glutinous rice and used it as the stuffing). Use toothpicks to seal the area to prevent the stuffing from coming out.
4. Brushed chicken with oil, place on rack so as to allow the underside to brown, set to roast chicken pad, next key in weight of chicken, next press start pad. (Turn over at ½ time)
5. When ready, glaze with honey.
Note: Best roasted in Panasonic microwave steam oven.

#panasoniccookingsg @omysg makes life easy

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End Product:

Recipe: STEAMED CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE (credit to Panasonic Singapore and Diana Gale)

Chocolatey delicious with chocolate steam cake #omysg @omysg #greatfood #panasonicsg #panasoniccookingsg @panasonicsg

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I never heard people used steam from an oven for making a chocolate cake. This sounded interesting. This Recipe inspired by Diana Gale (http://thedomesticgoddesswannabe.com/), winner of Singapore Blog Awards Best Cooking Blog 2014 and 2015

Ingredients:
180g butter (room temperature)
180g castor sugar
200g full cream evaporated milk
2 eggs (beaten with fork)
100g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp vanillin (Vanilla powder)
2 tbsp rum (optional)
8” round removable cake tin lined with baking paper (or springform cake tin)

 

For the ganache:
80ml milk
200g semi-sweet chocolate chips

Method:
1. Place butter, sugar and milk in a casserole, cook on medium power for 5 mins, stir-in-between. Stir and leave to cool for about 10-13 mins.
2. Add beaten eggs and rum into the butter mixture.
3. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and vanillin into a large mixing bowl.
4. Pour butter mixture into the dry ingredients.
5. Stir until the mixture is well mixed.
6. Pour mixture into a lined baking tin.
7. Lift the baking tin about 10cm off the table top and drop it onto the table top to remove the larger bubbles. Repeat twice more.
8. Set to steam mode # 2 for 55 mins or until an inserted skewer emerges cleanly.
9. Cool cake completely in the baking tin before removing.
10. To make the chocolate ganache, heat milk in a medium casserole on high power for 50 secs. (Heat in microwave oven)
11. Stir in chocolate chips, cook on high power 2 ½ mins., stir-in-between.
12. Stir chocolate mixture till smooth and well mix, pour over cake and spread with spatula to cover the whole cake.
13. Chill the cake before serving.

Note: Best steamed in Panasonic steamed microwave oven NN-CS894

A volunteer Making chocolate steam cake with Mdm Theresa

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Have to set the timer twice as the programme only allows steaming cake up to 30minutes and add water to allow Panansonic oven to provide the steam for the cake.

After steaming the cake… #panasoniccookingsg @omysg

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After 55 minutes of steaming. Time to cool down and prepare for the chocolate coating for the steam cake.

Panasonic Microwave oven (shown below) is used for melting of chocolate chips for the coating.

#panasoniccookingsg @omysg makes life easy

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Then use the molten chocolate to coat the cake.

Chocolatey delicious with chocolate steam cake #omysg @omysg #greatfood #panasonicsg #panasoniccookingsg @panasonicsg

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Add some nuts for decoration. And it’s ready for eating…

Steamed chocolate cake #panasoniccookingsg @omysg

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Recipe: Cinnamon Bun

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Making the dough using Panasonic Bread maker

You Can add yeast at its separate compartment.

Kneeling process with Panasonic Breadmaker (with the blade for kneeling)

Remove the blade from the bread maker and then Kneeling the dough before adding the ingredients

 

Kneeling dough #panasoniccookingsg

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Adding cinnamon powder, banana slices and chocolate chips on the dough. Before rolling the dough up and cut into 4 pieces before resuming the baking of cinnamon bun.

Adding ingredients to cinnamon bun

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End product:

Time to cut and eat. I could take the crust and the cinnamon powder on the bun.

Cinnamon bun #panasoniccookingsg @omysg

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You can add chocolate chips and banana or other suitable ingredients to make it more attractive.

 

Recipe: Sesame Paste Dressing

Making sesame paste dressing with panasonic blender #panasoniccookingsg

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Will need Panasonic Blender to do the job. Add Apple cider and cold water and mix well.

 

Glimpse of sesame paste sauce for salad #panasoniccookingsg #panasonicveggielife @omysg #omysg

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Easy to do right? I could taste the roasted sesame from the dressing.

I am being introduced to Panasonic Veggie Life during the cooking workshop.

#panasoniccookingsg #panasonicveggielife @omysg #omysg with the ambassador #Pornsak #pornsakp

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Here’s the introduction of Panasonic Veggie Life commercial featuring Left Profile Artiste – Pornsak.

Veggie Life products are freshly grown and packed in Panasonic Singapore Factory. Veggie Life has to be consumed within a week. If you do not intend to eat it immediately, it is better to store it in the refrigerator.

There are 3 different types of Veggie Life Products – namely Nourish Mix, Anti-Oxidant Mix and Vibrant Mix.

#panasonicveggielife – nice salad #omysg @omysg #panasoniccookingsg

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I got to sample 3 different types of Veggie Life mixed with sesame paste dressing.

Panasonic veggie life with sesame paste dressing #omysg @omysg #panasoniccookingsg #panasonicsg @panasonicsg

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Vibrant mix is one of my favourite.

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It is Time to get my hands busy and dirty for my Christmafeast preparation with these wonderful tips. Time management is very important as we do not wish to waste so much time (more than 6 hours) to cook a few dishes. I even spent 1 hour cooking jelly for Christmadespite it is one of the more simpler dishes.

Christmas cooking #konnyakujelly

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To everybody: Merry Christmas  and a Happy new year

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M1 Presents TOTEM™ by Cirque du Soleil® in Singapore

Spectacular! Splendid! Colourful visuals! Visit Sistic website or Sistic outlets to buy tickets to watch TOTEM™ by Cirque du Soleil® in Singapore! Catch it and enjoy the excitement!

Event Date
Wed, 28 Oct – Sun, 6 Dec 2015
Tue – Fri: 8pm
Tue (10 Nov): 4.30pm & 8pm
Sat: 4.30pm & 8pm
Sun: 1.30pm & 5pm

The Site open 1 hour before the show time.

Venue
Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee of $4 per ticket)
VIP Rouge (First row): S$328
VIP Rouge : S$308
A Reserve: S$188
B Reserve: S$168
C Reserve: S$138
D Reserve: S$98

Sat – 7 Nov ,28 Nov & 5 Dec (8pm shows)
VIP Rouge (First row): S$328
VIP Rouge : S$308
A Reserve: S$188
B Reserve: S$168
C Reserve: S$138
D Reserve: S$98
Behind The Scenes VIP: S$495

Shine Festival 2015 Singapore

at Orchard Area from 10 to 12 July 2015

#Buildyourworld at Shine Festival 2015. It is a big event organised by the youths and National Youth Council for the youths.

Typical Housing – Artwork showcase

Are you going to be the next DJ star together with 987FM?

More exciting artworks:

Do wear a pair of special glasses if you want to view the special effects of this exhibits!


Visit https://www.facebook.com/shinefestival for exciting updates on the concert – Ryan Higa, Arden Cho, David Choi and many others!

If you have the passion, you can #Buildyourworld and be yourself in a special way with your talents!

My 1st Hot Air Balloon Ride in Singapore = )

This marked my 1st time riding a Hot Air Balloon in Singapore during the Singapore SEA games 2015 carnival at Sportshub in June 2015. Thank you sponsor Unionpay and SEA games 2015 for organising this hot air balloon rides. Normally people will have to go France, USA, Australia, UK, Turkey, parts of Africa to try such as ride.

Despite of short ride, it was a great experience being UP UP in a basket for a short time. Thank you once again! 

Hope to have another similar opportunity again! =)

Shine Festival 2015 at Orchard Road from 10 to 12 July 2015

Shine Festival will be back this year from 10, 11 and 12 July 2015 this year at Orchard Road with a brand new name! It was known as Shine Youth Festival previously. This recharged three-day Festival Weekend along the stretch of ION Orchard to Ngee Ann City from 10 – 12 July in celebration of its 10th edition

A number of youtubers – David Cho, Arden Cho, Ryan Higa, many more and local singer – Shigga Shay, and dancers will gather at Orchard Road for this event organised by the youths for the youth.

Come down and #Buildyourworld with SHINE Festival! Visit www.shine.nyc.sg for details and updates on the festival!

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See you all then! Enjoy the party at ION Orchard area from 10 to 12 July 2015!

28th SEA games 2015 in Singapore

It is not easy to wait for 22 years for SEA games to be hosted in Singapore.

Missed 28th SEA games 2015 countdown videos:

Here is the link to view the countdown videos – https://www.youtube.com/user/seagames2015/videos 

Unable to catch 28th SEA games live on Television?  Now you can watch it via mobile devices or youtube at any time.

We can go to  youtube channel at Sports Singapore and watch the uploaded videos on the actions, the highlights and behind the scenes during your free time.

Want to buy tickets to watch 28th SEA games live? 

Go to https://www.seagames2015.com/get-involved/ticketing to find out which tickets are available to purchase. Some of the venues for certain sports events are free of charge while some may cost around $5 to $20 per session.

Link to purchase tickets: http://tickets.seagames2015.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetGroupList?groupCode=SEA2015&linkID=net-asia02&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=

Want to experience SEA games activities?

Do visit Sports Hub’s SEA games carnival from now till 16 June 2015 between 10am to 8pm. You can purchase some 28th SEA games T-shirts, pins, play Hockey Golf, Table Tennis, Laser Tag and many other activities.

To go to Sports Hub, you can take Circle Line to Stadium MRT station or take bus 11 or walk from Kallang MRT station via Kallang Pass.

Hope you enjoy the 28th SEA games in Singapore from 5 June 2015 to 16 June 2015!!!

YouthSpeak: A series of SG50 conversations organised by National Youth Council Singapore on 10 April 2015

Thank you National Youth Council Singapore and Edelman for the invitation to this Youthspeak: A Series of SG50 conversation. This is the first of 50 conversations for the Youths to be held in Singapore.

This inaugural session of YOUTHSPEAK as we reflect on the opportunities and challenges ahead, and exchange stories on how we as youths can shape Singapore’s future. For this session of YOUTHSPEAK, it focuses on Youths and Social enterprises and Passion. This event was held at Barber Shop by Timbre @ The Arts House.

This event was hosted by Greta Georges. Guest-of-honour for this event was Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Chairman, National Youth Council. The 2 Guest Speakers for this events were Ms Kuik Shiao Yin, Nominated Member of Parliament and Creative Director and Co-founder of The Thought Collective,  and Mr Edward Chia, Co-founder and Managing Director of Timbre Music Group.

The 2 speakers are social entrepreneurs. Mr Edward Chia hires ex-convicts and delinquents in his company as well as provide a platform for local singers (such as Jack and Rai, Goodfellas) and dancers (lindy hop) to perform and showcase their talents. Ms Kuik Shiao Yin

The youth participants were given cards to pen down their thoughts and aspiration and what they can be as the pioneers of tomorrow. All the written cards will be showcase in an exhibition in November 2015. At least of 1 of written cards will be mentioned during the conversation and my written card was selected.

Here’s what I had written down:

What I had written down was from the bottom of my heart. We are all unique individuals, with different strengths and skills.

小人物的心声 (Xiao Ren Wu De Xin Sheng) –

The lyrics of this song really reflected on what I felt then. Of course, as part of the pioneers of tomorrow, this is part of my aspirations.

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Reflections for the conversation:

Singapore has changed a lot over the past 50 years.

From this

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To this

Singapore is a small place with limited resources. It was not easy for our pioneer leaders to turn Singapore from a 3rd world nation to a 1st world nation over a short period of 50 years. Our government had to find ways and means to innovate ideas to find solution to solve water shortage problems.

IMG_1619And voila – NeWater is 1 of the greatest innovations in Singapore. We need it, we drink it, we use it. It became part of our daily lives.

Recently, our founding prime minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew had left us. However, we will not forget about what his team and himself had worked together to build Singapore into a better place.

This is one of the songs that represents that SG50 and what our pioneer leaders overcame a lot of things to fulfil their dreams.

There were quite a lot of discussion going on during the conversation.

I totally agree with the speakers that people do deserve second chances in their lives. It is not easy for people to accept people with records. It is also not easy for people who failed or given up their lives after hearing bad news. If special people put in special effort and attention on them, they may change into a better person. Why not?

Life choices is like a forked road.We have choices and paths to choose from. Sometimes we have to make decisions to choose the path that we wanted to go. Such as after PSLE, we have to make decisions to choose the secondary schools. We are humans and we may err. Sometimes when we choose the wrong path, we regret and some may learn from the mistakes and look forward. Sometimes, we may get condemned and no one gives the support. Sometimes, with people supporting and guiding you, you may become strong and move on. Failure is the stepping stone to sucess.

I do have passion and hobbies. However, I do not pursue my passion as my career. Passion can be our hobbies that we can do during our free time. Why not? Do not give up passion just because of obstacles. Life still have to go on. We can figure out a way to intergate our passions into our careers somehow. Or join a hobby association to make friends with similar hobbies.

I felt that Ms Kuik said something very good about life and resilence. Sometimes it is good to expose the tough side of life to make people understand situations and with the setback, this will help to mould and grow into a better and stronger person.

It reminds me of the chorus of A1 – Like a rose.

YOU TREAT ME LIKE A ROSE
YOU GIVE ME ROOM TO GROW
YOU SHONE THE LIGHT OF LOVE ON ME
AND GAVE ME AIR SO I CAN BREATHE
YOU OPEN DOORS THAT CLOSE
IN A WORLD WHERE ANYTHING GOES
YOU GIVE ME STRENGTH SO I STAND TALL
JUST LIKE A ROSE

Life is not always smooth sailing one. Sometimes, people do break down over incidents. Some may reactive very negatively and unable to move on over failure. Some may become strong.

Mr Lee Kuan Yew had been through the Great Depression in the 1920s and World War II in the 1940s. With the hardships that he experienced and his near escape from the Japanese troops, these incidents made him to be a stronger person. Even if people trampled or look down, we should not .give up. We still have a lot to learn from people.

The lyrics of Jason Mraz’s I won’t give up song is very meaningful. It reflects very well about what I thought about the conversation. We should not give up hope.

Jason Mraz – I won’t give up lyrics video:

Here’s the summary of the discussion:

So what is your life story? A person who sparkles and does well in life? Or a person who just play, sleep and eat? Or s person who is willing to step out of comfort zone to make a difference in life? You decide your story.

I would like to end off with Dick Lee’s Life Story song:

There will be more upcoming YOUTHSPEAK SG50 conversations soon. Do visit National Youth Council, Singapore for more updates.