Becoming a Culinary Master

Becoming a Culinary Master “Thud thud… Thud thud thud.” The cleaver knocked rhythmically on the chopping board. Thunderous applause sounded throughout the room. Martin Yan had demonstrated his trademark mastery of the Chinese cleaver and the ladies were going gaga over it. “Yan Can Cook” was my favourite cooking programme when I was a boy.…

Restaurant Andre

Restaurant Andre   When I first heard that Chef André Chiang is leaving Jaan Par André to set up his own restaurant, Retaurant Andre, I told myself I need to go and try the food there.     Having led Jaan to 39th placing in the world culinary map in 2010, André Chiang is currently…

The Emulsification Process

The Emulsification Process     Can oil and water be mix together? We can’t mix oil and water together because their chemical properties are so very different. If we shake them together, they will separate into two different layers after a while. However, with the help of an emulsifier, and through a careful process, we…

Best Restaurant in Asia

Best Restaurant in Asia   ‘Yes, two air tickets to Tokyo please.’ I hanged up. We had just booked our flight to the Land of the Rising Sun. I could barely contain my excitement; I was going on a short holiday trip to Tokyo with my lovely wife. We had always wanted to visit Japan…

The Perfect Egg

The Perfect Egg I love eggs a lot and it is fitting that I post it as one of my earlier entry. The egg is a wonderful creation of life and is one of the most complete foods by itself. It holds essential nutrients and valuable vitamins all inside its own little shell. Both the yolk and…

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