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Archive for August, 2013

Microwave don’ts – what not to put in the oven

While microwaves like the Electrolux EMS3067X can cook just about everything and anything, from blanching vegetables to brownies in a mug, there are just some things that shouldn’t go in one. Here’s a list of the biggest no-nos.

Acai berries: The new superfood

What makes this the king of berries, many of whom like the blackberry, are also considered superfoods? Acai berries are said to confer a variety of benefits, boosting energy levels, combating premature aging, weight loss, improving the digestive system and even fighting cancer.

How South East Asia takes its chicken rice

It may be called Hainanese chicken rice, but nowhere is this iconic dish loved better than South East Asia. This fragrant and flavourful dish has become a national dish of Singapore, but is also a common sight in Malaysia. It’s also popular in Indonesia, where it is known as Nasi Ayam Hainan.

The importance of fat in our diet

Fat has been vilified over the years as an unhealthy but necessary evil in our food. Without fat however, many foods would taste bland and look pretty dull.

The quick guide to chili crab in the region

Ask a Singaporean about their national dish, and chances are good that the answer will be “chili crab”. Sweet, savoury and spicy all at once, this unique dish has gained popularity around and beyond the region.

The evolution of two everyday cleaning appliances

Cleaning today is far more convenient and less time-consuming than ever before. The time and energy savings of appliances like the washing machine and vacuum make running a modern household more manageable.

Celebrating national pride with a classic dish from the region

One of the most popular dishes to come out of the region, Rendang is most popular in the South East Asian countries of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Eating to attract – how food affects pheromones

You are to others what you eat. Eating foods like celery and chili can affect the pheromones your body puts out, which could influence the behavior of others around you.

Refrigerator past its use-by date? Give it a new lease of life

It’s been over a decade since you bought your last refrigerator and you’re in the market for the latest model. But don’t toss the old unit out just yet. Old fridges can still have a surprisingly versatile range of uses.

Laksa variants in South East Asia

Laksa – A popular spicy soup noodle that is well-known to Indonesians, Malaysians and Singaporeans. While the origins of this dish and its name are subject to debate, its popularity in the three countries is not.