Pre­pare healthy and de­li­cious cui­sine

Food and Travel (Singapore) - - France Special -

On 12 Novem­ber, a group of 24 food&travel read­ers spent a lovely Satur­day af­ter­noon with renowned Per­anakan chef Philip Chia at food&travel’s cook­ing stu­dio, where he taught par­tic­i­pants how to pre­pare three healthy yet de­li­cious dishes us­ing Royal Um­brella Ak­i­tako­machi Sushi Rice, For­tune Tau Kwa with Omega, and Golden Cir­cle Canola Oil.

Chef Philip un­der­stands that the up­com­ing fes­tive sea­son can be a time for ex­ces­sive­ness with end­less rounds of roasts, cakes and al­co­hol at din­ner par­ties and gath­er­ings, which can leave one start­ing the New Year feel­ing bloated and slug­gish. As such, he spe­cially cre­ated healthy yet hearty recipes that would al­low our read­ers to in­dulge with­out feel­ing guilty.

The af­ter­noon be­gan with chef Philip de­mon­strat­ing how to pre­pare a scrump­tious rice dish: “Tai-meshi”, also known as Red Snap­per Fil­let on Sushi Rice. The healthy and no-fuss dish be­gan with a sim­ple prepa­ra­tion of the sushi rice: chef washed and soaked the rice for 20 min­utes prior to cook­ing, there­after, he pre­pared the dashi stock and cooked the rice with it. After the rice was cooked, he pro­ceeded to place the fish fil­let in the rice cooker – on top of the rice – and cooked it for another 5 min­utes. Once the fish was cooked, chef por­tioned out the dish for the par­tic­i­pants to try. All the sam­ples were wiped out in seconds and many of them raved about the won­der­ful de­mon­stra­tion con­ducted by chef.

One of the par­tic­i­pants, Lee Siang, adored the dish, “This dish is light yet full of flavour. I love how chef com­bined these ingredients, turn­ing an or­di­nary rice dish into one that is so de­li­cious, and de­light­ful to eat.”

Next, chef Philip pro­ceeded to demon­strate how to pre­pare the other two dishes that the par­tic­i­pants will be pre­par­ing on their own as well: Bean­curd Omelette with Fresh Salad, and Bean­curd with Flavoured Sushi Rice.

Erica quips, “I think chef Eric is a great in­struc­tor, as he gives very clear in­struc­tions, and makes it easy for the av­er­age per­son to un­der­stand kitchen tech­niques.”

After the hands-on work­shop ended, most of the par­tic­i­pants stayed back to min­gle, as well as to get cook­ing tips from chef Philip. We would like to thank chef Philip for his time and for shar­ing his knowl­edge with the par­tic­i­pants, as well as to Topseller for work­ing with us to make this event pos­si­ble. We hope you en­joyed the ses­sion as much as we did! Or­gan­ised by

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