Friday, 24 August 2012

The Official Launch of Joyoung Soymilk Maker

About 2 weeks ago I was invited to attend an official media launch for Joyoung Soymilk Maker (九阳豆浆机), the No.1 Soymilk Maker in the World which sells about 13 million sets per year. This easy to use soymilk maker is remarkable with only 2 simple steps such as add in soy beans and water, select the function and homemade soymilk will be ready in just 25 minutes. For your cleaning convenience, the soy milk maker also comes with an easy-wash function too.

As you can see from the above, Joyoung Soymilk Maker comes with a stunning, elegant design and its inner jug and grinder is also made stainless steel. And with the ultra fine technology, Joyoung Soymilk Maker breaks each soybean down into bits and particles which make it more nutrients and richer in taste and fragrance.

Above shows the two models; DJ13C-D08D(S) (S$268.00) on the left and DJ12C-A11D(S) (S$218.00) on the right which are available in Singapore retailing at Audio House, Best Denki, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Isetan, Mustafa, NTUC X-tra and etc. And with these two newer models of Joyoung Soymilk Maker – DJ13C-D08D(S) and DJ12C-A11D(S) it also boast new technologies that allow you to choose your own preference such as smoother, healthier or thicker soy milk.


Ms Lim, General Manager of Happiness (Pte) Ltd sharing the function of the soymilk maker which has over 200 patent rights during product development stage. According to her this amazing soymilk maker can used to make different types of recipes for everyone in the family such as:-

~ Rice gruel with fresh vegetables and meat for babies
~ Western style cream soup
~ Smoothies
~ Dessert
~ Homemade Jam
~ Flavoured Soymilk
~ Grains

Owner of Joyoung Soymilk Maker sharing their company profile with the media. Joyoung Co. Ltd was established in 1994 and it is now a modernised enterprise that specialises in Research and Development, manufacture and sale of kitchen appliances. Joyoung has 8 product lines containing over 200 models which include soymilk maker, blender, juice extractor, electric kettle, rice cooker, slow cooker and induction cooker.

And being the pioneer and leader of soymilk maker, the pioneer of juice extractor and blender commanding top 3 market share, Joyoung's products is available in Chinese and 30 other countries and regions including Japan, USA, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.

During the official launch, Chef Anna Phua also shared 8 recipes which she had created using Joyoung Soymilk Maker where you could take look from the photos shown below.

Walnut Paste:- Although it is a bit dilute compared to the normal walnut paste dessert, but it still taste good and easy to prepare at home.

Look at the texture of the above Cantonese Style Chicken Porridge, can you believe it is cook using Joyoung soymilk maker? The texture is incredibly smooth and silky which makes a great baby and old folks food.

If you like western-style of Cream Soup, Joyoung soymilk maker can also complete your request in less than 30 minutes.

Base on chef Anna demo, making Strawberry Jam is such a breeze by using Joyoung soymilk maker.

Close to "Lao Ban Beancurd" texture and taste but Chef Anna used Horlic (malt) instead of creamer to enhance the taste.

Lastly I would like to thank to Brand Cellar Pte Ltd, Happiness (Pte) Ltd and Joyoung for the complimentary Soymilk Maker to media who attend their Official Launch.

I will be sharing some recipe(s) using this quick and easy Soymilk Maker soon over at my recipe blog. But meanwhile, you can preview what I have made using Joyoung soymilk maker over at my facebook page HERE.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Pandan Chiffon Cake


This is rather my "first post" on making a proper Pandan Chiffon Cake using tube pan (similar to an angel food cake pan) method rather than the previous two (recipes) I made using Happy Call Pan (HCP). Although the recipe is quiet similar but for this round I replaced the usual pandan paste /pandan juice with pandan flavour coconut milk (obtain by blending some fresh pandan leave and coconut milk together) which I have some leftover while making Pandan Kaya (recipe).

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) Food Trail 2012 - Singapore Night Safari

For the last part of our "Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) Food Trail 2012", we get to go for a kitchen tour on behind-scenes of the Ulu Ulu Restaurant with Chef Low as well a special dinner spread prepared by him and his team.

For your information, Chef Low is the man behind Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s unique dining as well as the culinary maestro behind award-winning dining experiences that include Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife at Singapore Zoo, Lunch with Parrots at Jurong Bird Park and Gourmet Safari Express at Night Safari.

After an interesting Lunch with Parrot and some exciting and birds shows, we were back at the Singapore Night Safari for our evening programme.   

Awaiting for us is Chef Kelvin Low who is professionally trained at Le Cordon Bleu and he has whipped up exquisite fare for local and international dignitaries, celebrities and royalty. These include Singapore's former president S.R. Nathan, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, former foreign minister George Yeo, magician David Copperfield and even the Prince of Wales.

Some of the Open Kitchen Concept stalls in Ulu Ulu Restaurant

Chef Low showing us around the behind-scenes Kitchen Tour @ Ulu Ulu Restaurant

Different Food Stations in the Ulu Ulu Restaurant Kitchen.

Chef Low explaining to us about their new Pastry Kitchen where pastry chefs made their cakes and desserts.

For hygiene purpose they have a separated room for handing raw meat.



Some of the prepared the dishes that are ready to be served

Upon entering the dining area, most of us was shock and excited to see the beautiful arrangement and set up for that night's theme. Really appropriated their thoughts and warm hospitality. 

Our Menu For The Night

Surprised to see this olden days serving mug when our beverages arrived.

For starter we had Ulu Ulu Chicken Satay which was so delicious that everyone gave their positive feedback on both the satay and their peanut sauce. Most of us even finished the whole cup of peanuts sauce and asking for more top up. 

Next we had BBQ Chicken Wing which are quite similar to those sold at the BBQ stalls in hawker center. The wings are well glazed and tasty which makes it goes well with the spicy in-house made chilli sauce.

Trio Meat Platter Chicken Rice served with 3 different kinds of Chicken such as Roasted, Soy Sauce and Steamed. Personally I felt the texture and taste of the chicken could have being better.

Other than the impressive Ulu Ulu Chicken Satay that we loved, this is another recommending dish to try if you are craving for some Indian cuisine. The Naan bread is good, not very oil bu yet crispy and tasty when dip with the mint sauce. Even though the fish fillet might look dry but actually it was juicy and full of flavour from the spices used.

Although I am not a crab lover (because I find it trouble and messy to eat the crab meat from the shell) but I love to sink those deep-fried mantou (bun) into the gravy. Overall the Ulu Ulu Chili Crab was a bit salty to my liking but with the accompanied fried bun this dish is still score above average.

To end the dinner, we each had a glass of Sea Coconut with Glass Jelly which was prefer for that warm evening.

After our hearty dinner we decided to go for a short walk at the newly launched Wallaby Trail but unfortunately it started to rain heavily before we reached the destination. Despite being stranded we still having fun running in the raining and I am sure this WRS Food Trail programmes would marked a wonderful memories in our life.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Zespri Kiwifruit Chiffon Cake plus Zespri Goodie Bags Giveaway

Finally today is the last day of the "Zespri® 14 days Daily Scoop of Amazing Challenge (#14daysofZespri)" and I am sure some of you would be delighted that I won't be flooding your timeline with more "kiwifruit" related posts or photos :p

During these 14 days I have tried many different ways in utilizing this amazing fruits such as making compote, smoothie, milkshake, meat tenderizer and I even bake a chiffon cake using the fresh kiwifruit itself rather than kiwi jam which mentioned in most Kiwifruit Chiffon Cake recipes.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Kiwifruit Compote

If you still remember, last month I have shared a post on Blueberry Vs Raspberry Compote (recipes here) where you could used it as topping for yoghurt, pancake, crepe, cheesecake and etc. Here since I have some extra kiwifruit from my #14daysofZespri goodie bag, I decided to make some Kiwifruit Compote to go with toast or crackers for a healthier snack.


KIWIFRUIT COMPOTE


For your information, I used this Kiwifruit Compote for my "Kiwifruit Yoghurt Parfait" which featured in the other post HERE.


(Makes: 1/3 Cup       | Preparation: 2 minutes      | Cooking: 3 - 5 minutes)

Ingredients:

Method:-
1. Peel the outer skin of the kiwifruits and cut it into 1.5 cm cubes.

2. Put all the ingredients into a heavy duty saucepan, simmer over medium low heat until the sugar melt and kiwifruit soften. (Do not overcook the berries else the compote will end up to be with too much juice)

3. Remove from heat and serve warm with pancakes or crepes. Or alternatively you can stored cool compote in sealed container in the fridge for up to a week.

Indeed this can also be a very addictive quick snacks due to it's sweet and sour refreshing taste plus a hint of citric aroma from the lemon rind. To bring the taste, you can also pair it with some smoke or cheddar cheese.

This is our all time favourite cheese cubes and best is they comes in different flavour each box!

For more interesting recipes using Kiwifruit, you can visit Zespri website @ http://www.zespri.com.sg/

Lemongrass And Zespri Kiwifruit Konnyaku Jelly


When you do a goggle search on "lemongrass jelly recipe" you will see a long list of choice to pick and experience on. Through the list, my favourite pick comes from Shirley's site at @Køkken (recipe), she shares a very easy recipe using "gelatine powder" instead of the Konnyaku Premix that I used which is not common in some countries. So for those who cannot get hold of the premix like what I used, perhaps you would like to try using Shirley's recipe if you are interested to make some.


LEMONGRASS AND KIWIFRUIT JELLY



I am sure you remember this cute Pooh shaped Lemongrass Jelly which I have shared from my previous post on Kiwi-licious Feast. I purposely made some using my boy's favourite "Winne The Pooh" shaped mould in order to make the jelly appealing to him in sight in order for him to try. So for mum who finds it difficult to get your picky eater into trying new food, perhaps make something with interesting characters they like will help. (for more kids meal ideas, read HERE)

Here I have simplify the steps and ingredients by using Konnyaku Premix Jelly Powder to make this refreshing jelly and you can add in some fruits such as kiwifruits, aloe vera, mini grapes and etc to enhance the flavour.


(Serves: 4-6 |   Preparation: 20 minutes   |  Chilling: 1 hour)

Ingredients:
1 Each of Zespri® Gold and Green Kiwifruits, cut into small cubes
6 - 8 Stalks of Lemongrass, halved and bruised
2 Knots of Pandan Leaves
1.5 Litres Water
1 Packet of Konnyaku Premix Jelly Powder


Method:-
1. Bring 1.5 litres of water to boil, add in lemongrass and pandan leaves, simmer the mixture for about 15 minutes on low heat. 

2.When done, switch off the heat, measure 1250ml of the lemongrass water (you can leave a few stalks of the lemongrass in it) and set aside to cool to room temperature.

3. Next stir in Konnyaku premix jelly powder into the cool lemongrass water, bring it to boil again on medium heat.

4. Remove from heat, stir till bubbles dissipate.


5. Half filled the jelly mould, topped with some chopped kiwifruits and filled it to the rim of the mould.

6. Cool to room temperature and keep refrigerate.

Personally I love the taste and fragrant of this lemongrass jelly because of it's light and refreshing taste. And for more creative way of making your jelly, you can add in canned fruits such as longan, fruit cocktails and served with ice cubes, or just served it as in it with more fresh cut fruits or etc. I am sure this will make a great party dessert too!



KIWIFRUIT CHIFFON CAKE
(Upcoming Post)


Time flies, tomorrow is the last day of the "Zespri® 14 days Daily Scoop of Amazing Challenge (#14daysofZespri)" and to mark off the finale of this challenge I would be sharing my last experiment using Zespri® Kiwifruit to bake a "Kiwifruit Chiffon Cake". For a challenge I have used fresh Kiwifruit Puree instead of the usual kiwifruit jam recipe shown online. So if you are interested, stay tune for the recipe tomorrow!

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