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

Food Review: Inle Myammar Restaurant

Welcome – Mingalaba! This was my second time trying Burmese Food in Singapore and my first visit to a Burmese Restaurant in Singapore – named Inle Myammar Restaurant. The word ‘Inle’ may sound familiar as there is a place called Inle Lake in Myammar. Just like there are quite a number of places named after Burmese places along Balestier and Novena area such as Shan Road, Irrawady Road, Mandalay Road and etc.

Inle Myammar Restaurant is located at Peninsula Plaza. Peninsula Plaza is located near City Hall MRT station and it is very famous hangout places for Burmese in Singapore.

I tried its set meal – $12.90++/pax (exclude 10% service charge and 7% Gst). Its set meal – allows people to choose 1 Main Dish + 1 Side Dish + 1 Drink.

I opted for Butter Flavoured rice with Chicken Curry, Saykalama “Bird’s nest drink” and Fried Tofu Fritters and soup.

Butter Flavoured Rice – I could taste the butter in the rice.

Burmese Chicken Curry – I never tasted Burmese Chicken Curry before. It is a bit spicy – acceptable level of spiciness for me.

Soup is okay for me.

I tried Tofu fritters. Quite okay. Small and crunchy.

I did not manage to take picture of the Burmese Bird nest drink. (the pink coloured drink). It’s refreshing and nice to drink.

Ordered a dessert –  Shwe Yin Aye aka Myammar Chengdol. It has Chengdol, sago, coconut agar agar, white bread and jelly served with chilled coconut milk. Full of tropical taste and looks. It’s sweet and I did not expect that Burmese also like to use Chengdol and coconut for their desserts. As I tasted Malaysia Chengdol before.

I thought that Burmese Food tends to be salty than expected. However, after trying their desserts, I did not expect their desserts to be sweet.

If you wish to try Burmese Food, do come to Inle Myanmmar Restaurant and try out their all day set meal. It costs less than $20! You can also go for their lunch time promotion as well. Quite affordable price.

Inle Myammar Restaurant is located at:

Peninsula Plaza 111 North Bridge Road #B1-07 (A/B) Singapore 179098.

Opening Hours: 11am ~ 10pm Daily

For more information, please visit http://www.inlemyanmar.com.sg/

Food Review @ Just Acia

Just Acia – Best of Asia ~ Noodles & Rice Sets at an affordable prices of everyone. Especially for people who loves budget meals like me.

There’s a few outlets in Singapore.

  1. Dhoby Ghaut Outlet located at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, #B1-45 (North-South line)
  2. Sembawang Shopping Centre, #01-39
  3. Downtown East, #01-40, The Alley

I visited Just Acia outlet a few times. What I enjoyed the most is the affordable set meals with free flow of drinks and ice cream. Yummy.

Spaghetti with Teriyaki Chicken (fusion of Western and Asia taste with cheese)

Here’s one of the set meals I ordered – Ramen with Karaage (deep fried) Chicken. Love the miso soup base for the noodle. This is my favourite set as I love Karaage Chicken and Japanese food with Edamame.

Ordered Spicy Cheese Ramen set meal for 1 of the occasions.

Set meal at 1 of my favourite restaurants in Singapore

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Spicy Ramen with Cheese, egg and tofu….

Love edamame枝豆 .

My favourite Korean Kimchi…

Free Flow of ice cream with many different flavours….

Chawanmushi茶碗蒸し at a special price if purchase a set meal! I love their Chawanmushi – steamed custard egg in a tea cup with chicken meat, fishcake. Yummy.

You can also make your own Ice-cream float with free flow of soft drinks too!

Only spent less than SGD$10-20 to enjoy a great meal!

Great Fusion of Western and Asian taste for spaghetti meals. There are also a lot of choices – Ramen set meals, Rice too. Visit http://www.justacia.com/menu.html for the menu list and pricing.

Recommendation: Try Karaage Chicken, Spaghetti set and Chawan Mushi.

Do visit Just Acia and enjoy the meal with free flow of drinks with delicious ice cream!

Free Cooking Demo at Panasonic Event Hall on 20 June 2015

Thank you Omy.sg and Panasonic for the invitation for Free Cooking demo at Panasonic Event Hall on 20 June 2015. This event was hosted by Joanne Marie Sim and Chef – Madam Theresa Wong.It was a wonderful experience as many people and I saw the wonders of how Panasonic blender, bread maker and multi-purpose oven can make different dishes just by pressing the right buttons on these appliances. Some of them volunteered to be involved to make some of the dishes together with Mdm Wong..

Madam Theresa Wong uses these appliances to prepare nice dishes as simple as ABC. Just remember to use the right buttons, right timing and right functions and voila – nice dishes on the table.

The past – people had to use mortar and pestle to grind spices and prepare dishes (as seen from The Little Nyonya drama featuring Jeanette Aw). A lot of time and effort was needed to prepare nice food and dishes on the table then. Now times are very different. Mdm Wong would show us how to cook smart with a few dishes.

Above picture: My home mortar without pestle.

The Multi-function Panasonic Bread Maker – SD-P104

The 3-in-1 Panasonic Blender

Panasonic Multi-function Inverter Oven

Have you even heard Panasonic Bread Make SD-P104 can make delicious Kaya paste besides making bread? I never heard that a simple bread maker can make Kaya. In the olden days, people have to pound and stir very hard to make delicious food. I never taste homemade Kaya despite I love Kaya spread very much.

1st Dish: Kaya Spread

The blender and the bread maker were used in the production of kaya spread.

Have you see different types of kaya before in the market? Most of the kaya i seen are green while a few of them – in brown colour.

The degree of green for the kaya depends on how much pandan flavoring is used, If it is not used, it will be more brown in colour.

Sieving before putting the kaya “solution” into the breadmaker.

Programme number 12 is used for Kaya making. Madam Wong mentioned that while the bread mixer’s churning for the formation of kaya, she had to open up the lid and stir the kaya “solution.

After 90 minutes of stirring and here’s the end product from the bread maker. It looks more like green coloured coconut scamble egg right?

Madam Wong’s doing some magic using Panasonic Blender to make the kaya into a smooth paste.

Now it looked more like a real kaya to me….

Time to take a sample of homemade Kaya spread on home-made bread… Yummy

Homemade Kaya… Nice.

I got a small jar of Kaya to try. Homemade kaya must be kept in the fridge as soon as possible to last for 1-2 weeks time. If not, it has to be consumed within 1 day.

2nd Dish – Home made bread

Adding yeast after churning the dough for some time. You can also add ingredients into the square box section for this breadmaker. Programme number 2 was used for breadmaking.

It can be preset for up to 13 hours for the breadmaking if no eggs are used for the bread.

End product: Homemade bread (cut into smaller pieces)

3rd Dish: Herbal Steamed Chicken (using Oven)

Preparation of Chicken:

The Chinese herbs (Wolfberry aka Gou Qi Zi, Danggui, Orange peel and etc) can be purchased from supermarket and brew/Steam the chicken. The herbs were soaked beforehand and used for enhance the chicken taste while steaming the chicken.

Wrapping up the chicken with foil.

Chicken has to be steamed for at least 1hour. If you want a softer chicken, steam for 90 minutes.

Volunteer – helping to preset the steam time to 1st 30 minutes for the chicken. Water had to be added before steaming the chicken and top up more water after 30 minutes of steaming and resume the last 30minutes of steaming for the chicken.

End product after 1 hour of steaming:

Verdict: Soft, nice and the chicken does not taste spicy. With the Chinese Herbs, I could taste the sweet taste from the soup.

4th Dish: Steamed Yam Cake

Preparing Yam Cake with diced yam, pumpkin (without removing its skin).

Mdm Wong used the oven to fry the shallots, dry prawns and Chinese sausage.

Usage of oil to fry the scallops using Panasonic Inverter Oven – End product:

Usage of Panasonic Inverter Oven for making dried shrimp crispier:

Time to steam the yam and pumpkin to soften them before steaming for about 6minutes..

Then pour out all the ingredient onto the metal plate for 30minutes of steaming. (water will be added to the oven for steaming)

End product after 30 minutes of steaming:

Usage of spring onions and sliced chilli for decoration on Yam cake (to make it more colourful):

Voila – a more colourful steamed yam cake!

Last dish: Steamed Tapioca with Grated Coconut

Just pour in the right amount of ingredients and water, use the blender to mix well

Ready to be steamed on a pan… with Panasonic Inverter Oven.

End product for Steam Tapioca Kueh coated with Grated Coconut. Yummy.

Are you quite surprised that these 3 Panasonic appliances can help to whip up nice dishes and meals? Panasonic bread maker also have quite a number of functions such as making chocolates, adding ham, raisins into the bread dough, setting timer mode up to 13 hours. Panasonic blender can detached with whisp, blender. Panasonic oven can be used for steaming, microwave, heat up food, “fry” items. Isn’t it wonderful to cook smart with these Panasonic appliances?

Do visit https://www.facebook.com/sgpanasonic for more updates on the latest Panasonic Singapore posts and updates!

From now till 6 July 2015, do remember to cast your votes for your favourite cooking and beauty blogs viahttps://apps.facebook.com/panasonic_sg_vote/ to win fantastic prizes!‪ #‎omySBA2015‬ #sgPanasonic

Heritage Meals in your Home Kitchen with Ayam Brand!

 

Let’s celebrate National day in a fun way by cooking some heritage meals! Are you craving for that bowl of Singapore Laksa, but don’t know how to cook it or dread at the amount of effort needed? Don’t worry! Ayam Brand has the perfect solution to help you cook your favourite heritage meals with ease this National day! 

Ayam Brand, a known heritage brand in Singapore since 1892, has stepped forward to help Singaporeans re-live the tastes of these local heritage foods with a range of curry pastes. Ayam Brand curry paste comes in the following flavours – Laksa, Nonya Curry, Red Curry, Green Curry and Rendang. Made from 100% natural ingredients with No added MSG and No added Preservatives, it’s tasty, healthier and most importantly it has kept the authenticity taste of the dish. 

Sounds interesting? Join Ayam Brand in celebrating Singapore’s birthday by learning how to cook some of our heritage meals at your home kitchen now! 

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/heritagefood 

Esplanade Mall’s weekday 1-for-1 lunchtime promotion with Visa

Enjoy Esplanade Mall’s 1-for-1 lunchtime deals when you use your Visa card! There are 12 different restaurants offering the 1-for-1, including Barossa, Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate, Tomo Izakaya and Max Brenner Chocolate Bar!

1-for-1 customers also get to enjoy free parking for the first 3 hours from 12-5pm! Redeem the complimentary parking coupons at the Concert Hall Information Counter with your receipts.

You’re Not You When You’re Hungry with Snickers

There are times in the day where you feel hungry and are not yourself, so you need that boost of energy to keep you moving! But if you do not refuel soon enough, you can turn quite an opposite of own self, making a fuss of everything around you. That’s why you need Snickers!

Snickers is packed with crunchy fresh-roasted peanuts, soft caramel and chewy nought, coated with milk chocolate, perfect for on-the-go hunger satisfaction.

And, seeing is believing so watch how Snickers can boost your energy levels with just a simple bite! All you need to do is watch the videos by Joseph Germani on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbzJm8tBdq4, and share the videos on Facebook or Twitter!