Anyone who celebrates or has been invited to celebrate Hari Raya Haji knows that the warmth of Muslim families extends to a neverending flow of curries, rendangs, sambals, pastries and snacks.
Mooncakes have always loomed large as one of the Chinese culture’s most iconic and colourful customs. Savoured during the Mid-Autumn Festival on 27 September in 2015, the basic construction of this sweet pastry is a thin crust marked with auspicious symbols or decorative elements over lotus paste.
Are you cool with how your fridge works, or are you sweating out all of its various functions and how to make optimal use of this appliance? Have you ever wondered which refrigeration practices actually work and which are just old wives’ practices?
For the home cook, what can be better than having a mixer that’s self-intuitive, doesn’t take up a lot of counter space, and has delightful add-ons like a salad processor, meat grinder and slicer?
Two years ago, Southeast Asia achieved the dubious distinction of obliterating its air pollution record. Deforestation by burning in Indonesia, combined with particularly unlucky wind patterns and a lack of rain, three-hour PSI levels in Singapore and Malaysia virtually doubled their previous highs.
For every cook who rejoices in his arsenal of specialised kitchen tools, there is a MacGyver counterpart dedicated to creating a gourmet three-course meal with a solitary heat-producing device.
Electrolux has unveiled the 35 semi-finalists of the Design Lab 2015 competition which includes three entries from South Korea and one each from India, Indonesia and Taiwan.
Electrolux Asia Pacific’s design trophy haul continues as the company scooped two Australian Good Design Awards at the ceremony on 29 May 2015, for its Inspirational Pyro Duo Built-in Oven and Maxisense Halo Cooktop.
Dishwashers are the denouement to dinner parties, the terminus of culinary journeys. For a real treat, however, we suggest that you turn this maxim on its head – use the dishwasher at the start of your next gastronomical adventure and you will have more than clean dishes as your reward at the end.
Pssst… here’s a little-known fact: the mini but mighty toaster oven can help you prepare food for a party as perfectly as its conventional compatriot!