Honestly I was not entirely sure how I got to the last month of the year, but somehow end of year is fast approaching. Adapting to new lifestyle in Asia has been a bit slow than expected but I learnt that the key is not to just ‘go,go,go’ or simply moving forward but rather to enjoy or embrace the process along the way and so, adapting well is a must ingredient.
In my kitchen this month varied between healthy superfood, goodies from visit to neighbourhood country, and a little gift to the kitchen.
Bought few rare items from Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Expo where I found Nature’s Superfood – an organic and wholesale brand. Fellow triathlete mentioned they did a good promotion on the day, so I bagged some after sampling instant raw cacao and quinoa mix, moringa leaf powder, yacun syrup and maca powder. Hover over on each picture below for more details and benefit on the products.Shall blog about them in daily repertoire so stay tune.
Beef floss or dried shredded beef from Malaysia
The local called this ‘serunding’ a type of dish where blended/shredded protein being slow cooked till dried/evaporated and a bit crispy in mixture of onion, garlic, ginger, coconut milk, spices (coriander and cumin),chilli, tamarind juice, and fried desiccated coconut. It last long, stores and travel well – a way of preserving the meat. I usually eat them with slice of bread, sprinkle on rice or as condiment. There are many type of serunding; beef, chicken and fish.
Cleaver Masterchef knife
There is a promotion going on at one of local supermarket – when collected enough stamps entitled to pay a small amount to own any new kitchen items. This month it is about set of knife by Master Chefs at special price. I managed to collect enough stamps to be an owner of a stunning stainless steel 17.5cm cleaver knife – something I never had before. Look forward to some serious butchering, crushing garlic and crack open a butternut.
I leave you with my out of kitchen actions which I shared on SOTG’s Instagram account.Participating on #DecemberPhotoChallenge16 organised by Healthy Living Blog Teams and Fighting For Wellness.
Love red everywhere inside @fullertonhotel and climbing that staircase with view of koi fish. Feeling the Feng Shui. Leant that koi fish associated with perseverance, ambition, courage, longevity, prosperity, success and good fortune all attributed to the fact that the fish has a powerful, energetic life force, from its ability to swim against current and upstream. #touristinmycity #yoursingapore #decemberphotochallenge16 #bloghealthy #somethingred #red #fullertonhotel #decoration #koifish #fmspad #fms_somethingred
Have a wonderful holiday season wherever you are. I will be in North Asia exploring a new country in few weeks time and managed to also squeeze in a race on last day of this year. So while you will be tossing farewell to 2016 and witness that stunning fireworks, I will be battling a long endurance ultra-running in the mountain area called Tai Mo Shan.
Before I sign off, please pop by BizzyLizzysGoodThings who compiled ‘In My Kitchen’ series on global virtual level.
Talk soon in 2017 and keep safe.
Live to Thrive,