Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Knorr Blogger Cookout Session

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Do you remember a friend asking you to check out a newly opened restaurant, your friends or family members asking you to come over for a lunch/dinner gathering? Delicious food bring friends and family closer together, especially home cooked meal. Understanding this, Knorr organised a blogger cookout session at ToTT on Sunday where we attended a cooking demo by local award winning celebrity chef, Chef Daniel Koh. We also got to whip up our own recipe under the guidance of Chef Daniel during the blogger cookout session.

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For the cooking demonstration, Chef Daniel shared with us one of his family recipes, Stir Fry Tom Yam Chicken.

Stir Fry Tom Yam Chicken

Ingredients
- 1 chicken breast
- 1 cube Knorr Tom Yam Stock
- 250ml water
- 1 tbsp Knorr Hao Chi
- 1/2 lime slice
- 1/3 tsp lime zest
- 1 stick lemon grass, cut into small pieces
- 1 lime leave julienne
- 1 tbsp chopped onion
- 2 garlic slice
- 1 chilli padi diced
- 1 stalk basil
- 1 tbsp coconut milk

Method
1. Slice chicken breast and season with Knorr Hao Chi
2. Heat pan with oil and fry chicken for 1-2 minutes. Remove set aside.
3. Fried onion, garlic, lemongrass, lime leave till fragrant and add Knorr Tom Yam Stock.
4. Bring to boil and add the rest of ingredients and chicken breast.
5. Simmer till sauce almost dry and lace with coconut milk.
6. Plate and serve.

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Stir Fry Tom Yam Chicken

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Including preparation and cooking it took about 30 minutes for Chef Daniel to whip up the delicious Stir Fry Tom Yam Chicken. This is possible all thanks to the Knorr Tom Yam Stock. If not for it, more time would be needed to prepare the Tom Yam paste and stock. The dish smelled so good that we asked the organiser whether we can have a bowl of rice to go with it.

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After Chef Daniel's demonstration, it was our time to cook our own family recipe dish. Vicki and me has been brainstorming for a simple dish that we can handle within our culinary ability. After consulting with Vicki's mum, we decided to cook Golden Sands French Beans. We even practiced the dish the night before so that we don't make a fool of ourselves in the blogger cookout session.  Everything turned out pretty well and we even learnt some tips from Chef Daniel. Thanks for his guidance.

Golden Sands French Beans

Ingredients
- 300g French Beans
- 1 tbsp sweet chye poh
- 1 red chilli shredded
- 1 tbsp dried shrimp
- 200g minced pork
- 2 salted egg yolk
- 1 tsp minced garlic

Seasoning
- 2 tsp sweet soya sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp Knorr chicken powder
- 50ml water

Method
1. Wash dried shrimps and soak in water for 10 minutes, dried and minced. Set aside.
2. Steam salted egg yolk for 7 minutes. After that mashed it with a fork. Set aside
3. Wash french beans, trimmed end and cut diagonally into 1-2 cm length.
4. Blanch french beans in boiling salted water for a few minutes.
5. Drain and immerse the french beans in cold water to refresh them. (helps to retain its bright green color).
6. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan. Stir fried for 1-2 minutes. Remove and plate.
7. Heat up 2 tbsp of oil, saute minced dried shrimp, chye poh and garlic till fragrance.
8. Add in shredded chilli minced pork and seasoning. Once cooked. Remove and plate.
9. Heat up 1tbsp of oil, saute mashed salted egg yolk until bubbly. Remove and plate.

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40 Cloves of Garlic Roasted Chicken

I am glad to see fellow bloggers and friends at the Knorr Blogger Cookout session. You can go to their blogs for their recipes. Jacob and Chloe  cooked the 40 Cloves of Garlic Roasted Chicken which was super delicious. Too bad I don't have an oven at home to try out the recipe.

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Hainanese Pork Chop

Maureen being a Hainanese cooked the staple Hainanese Pork Chop together with Chuan Kai. Never know Maureen not only "Tam Chiak" but can cook pretty well.

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Babi Pongteh

Philip and Serene cooked Babi Pongteh which is a Peranakan dish. Tracing back to Serene's family roots, this was probably the dish that everyone wants to dig their fork into. Look at those pork belly!

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photo from MissTamChiak

Here is a group photo of all the wonderful bloggers cum cooks for the day with Chef Daniel before we all dug into for our lunch tasting one another's dish.

To encourage home cooking for quality family meals, Knorr is also organising a public Cookout Competition themed "Your Ingredient to Happy Family Moments". Chef Daniel Koh will be leading the panel of judges and sharing 10 original recipes that are created and inspired by his own family recipes.

Participants of the Cookout Competition stand a chance to win up to $8000 worth of prizes and share the stories behind their family recipes. Finals of the Cookout Competition will be held on 29 May 2013, Wednesday, 10am at ToTT Cooking Studio.

To participate, just form a team of two with one of your family members and send in the following details to knorr@vmsd.com.sg from now to 12th May 2013:

- Participants details, including name, date of birth, NRIC No., contact email and numbers and relationships of team members.
- Name and photo of family recipe dish.
- Story behind the family recipe dish (limited to 100 words)
- The recipe and Knorr product(s) used.
- Cost breakdown of dish (limited to $30)

*Terms and Conditions apply. For more information, please visit Knorr Singapore Facebook Page or email knorr@vmsd.com.sg

6 comments:

  1. 12 tsp Knorr chicken powder for your recipe?

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    1. wahahaha thanks for spotting the typo error. It is 1/2 tsp. 12 tsp can die lor.

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  3. Dear Mr Derrick Tan,

    On behalf of the National Library Board (NLB), we would like to invite you to pledge your blog to the Singapore Memory Project as part of efforts to collect memories that are already manifested in existing online channels.

    The Singapore Memory Project (SMP) is a national initiative to collect, preserve and provide access to Singapore’s knowledge materials. Spearheaded by NLB, the SMP aims to build a national collection of content in diverse formats (including print, audio and video), to preserve them in digital form, and make them available for discovery and research.

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  4. Hi Derrick,

    This is Mrs Kam who attended the same event as you :-) Good to stumble upon your blog!

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