Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mei Xi Kitchen @ Clementi Ave 3 - Selling Hakka Yong Tau Foo And Seafood Soups

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I seldom dine at Bgain 442 Eating House at Clementi Ave 3 so I am not sure whether Mei Xi Kitchen is new or not. It is definitely new for me as I don't remember seeing it previously. At the front of the stall, it sells Hakka Yong Tau Foo but if you go to the side (inside the coffeeshop), it sells a variety of seafood soup (Crayfish Grouper, Batang, Dory Fish) while sharing the same place.

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Batang Seafood Soup 3/5

I decided to order the Batang Seafood Soup which comes with slices of Batang fish, prawn, tomato,  mushroom and minced pork. I understand the soup base is from boiling old chicken and scallop. However it taste rather light, lacking depth and robustness.

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While the soup was rather weak in terms of taste, the seafood was fresh and good. As for the minced pork, it is well marinated and flavourful. They have added dry sole fish to elevate the flavour. However, it has an unpleasant fibrous texture.

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Overall I think the stall still has rooms for improvement. More effort is needed in the making the soup base to make it more flavourful. Currently it just taste like bowl of normal soup with ingredients thrown in.


Mei Xi Kitchen
Bgain 442 Eating House
Blk 442 Clementi Ave 3
#01-121
Singapore 120442
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Nearest MRT: Clementi (EW Line)

Direction:
1) Alight at Clementi MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Monday, August 13, 2018

Funsiamo @ Suntec City Mall - Singapore’s First and Only DIY Baking Studio

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Funsiamo, a premium DIY baking studio from Taiwan has just opened its door in Singapore at Suntec City. Don't mistaken it as any other culinary studios that offer baking classes. 'Siamo' being 'we are' in Italian, Funsiamo actually serves as a studio space for you and your loved ones to have fun together through baking from its library of recipes. At only 1,200 feet, its minimalistic design with occasional splashes of yellow opens up the space visually.

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There will be 15 recipes rolled out in phases within the first month, with more coming in the later stage. All ingredients and equipment will be provided hence you simply need to make a call to book or even walk in inpromptu if there is available space for you.

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As mentioned, the session is meant for you and your loved ones to have time for each other. Hence the only thing between you and your companion(s) would be the ipad to guide you along.

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Between Rainbow Cake and Valhorna Banana Chocolate Cake, we chose the latter. The staff passed to us a tray of the essential items and we were all set to go!

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We could even choose our own oven! Tag it with the number label given to you and preheat it according to the recipe.

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There is a rack just right underneath the table that is filled with other dry ingredients such as flour, baking powder, tools such as weighing bowls, mixing bowls, knief, spatula etc, while across the room, there is fridge with the wet ingredients such as whipped cream, milk, preweighed egg yolk and egg white to make the process as layman as possible.

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Like doing a 'Tasty' video, we pre-weighed the ingredients into their respective bowls first before mixing them all together.

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The crew are always around when you need them, especially for the more complex step such as whipping up the egg white.

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After a few more steps of mixing, then sending the trays of cake mixture into the oven, the cakes were out piping hot! It can be quite a challenge taking out the trays of cakes but the space is quite well designed, hence we didn't have the issues to knocking into somebody else's items.

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Next we need to cut the cake and trim them into shape.

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Now comes the exciting part - the layering of the cake! I don't think I will ever get to try whipping my own cake unless i got my own spinning wheel etc.

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After freezing the cake for about 5 minutes, decoration begins! That's where your creativity juice flows.

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The satisfying moment putting the final touches to the cake.


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And I could see that many had fun sprinkling the stardust onto their cakes.

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Your masterpiece will be packed up beautifully in a box, for you and your loved ones to savour the moments at home.
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There will be more recipes coming up such as Macarons, Fruit Tarts, Mousse Cakes and even Unicorn cakes. To celebrate Funsiamo's official opening, you can enjoy a 20% discount for Valhorna Chocolate Banana Cake, Rainbow Cake and Hokkaido Cupcake.

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Fumbling through the recipe together really makes whole lot of a difference from having an instructor to tell you what to do. There was a lot more communication going on between my sister and myself, and greater anticipation of what's going to come out from our oven! I hope you will be like us, immersing ourselves in that few hours, to create our very first layered cake.

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited event.


Funsiamo
Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard
#02-458
Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 69100890
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Nearest MRT: Promenade (CC Line, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 10pm

Direction: 
1) Alight at Promenade MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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