Archive for the ‘Food and Recipes’ Category
Left to Right: Youyi, Cherie, Shuyuan
In the segment《城事大家说》, we discussed about health, diet and nutrition of a beauty queen. I’ve uploaded it on YouTube just for you guys! Waking at up 4.30am to prepare to go on set is… quite good ;) Hope there will be more opportunities like this!
How much work goes into shooting a McDonald’s commercial? A LOT. Many people don’t realize what goes on behind the scenes to create a great video or in this case, a commercial – the investment of time, people and gear. This 30-second television commercial was filmed at various locations around Singapore for almost an entire day! Talk about professionalism, dedication and hard work from both production crew and actors under such weather conditions.
Traffic police were hired to facilitate the movement of the traffic at situations like this and ongoing cars need to stop specially for me! It’s definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity in Singapore where impatient people like to honk at others for god-knows-what-reason.
The actors took instructions from the director and went with the flow. We couldn’t see the different takes during the filming process but it was cool because it actually turned out pretty great. My role was quite simple – to look hot and distract the guys in the car. It might seem really easy to many others but… try looking ‘hot’ under the hot weather and catwalk down the slope in 5-inch heels! Filming at this location took about 3 hours starting from about 12 noon and it’s a blessing to have very little makeup on.
The guys really took great care of me and it’s a pleasure working with all of them. In case you are wondering what we had for lunch that day… It’s not McDonald’s haha Enjoy my very first television commercial! It’s feeding time bros – Official McDonald’s Big N’ Tasty and Cheese Shaker Fries commercial ;)
Thank you OMY.sg for featuring me in their Lifestyle column. This article (attached below) is originally written in Chinese. Do “Like” my video and SUBSCRIBE to my newly created youtube channel! There, I’ll show you tips on how to maintain a beautiful body and of course, the legendary Tofumisu created by yours truly :*)
25岁的李丽贤 Cherie 不仅是本地美容时尚博客，她的部落格也入围了新加坡部落格大奖的最佳时尚部落格的奖项。今年七月，丽贤更获得”新加坡国际小姐2011″选美比赛的季军荣衔和”完美体态奖 “，成为名副其实的美姐博客。
Have you heard of Channel U’s brand new Ladies’ Night 女人聚乐部? Join sassy hosts Michelle Chong and Vivian Lai as they bring to you an unprecedented 90-min magazine talk-show every Tuesday, 8pm. Each episode sees dazzling celebrity guests and experts from various field as they share personal experiences and demonstrate handy tips on 3 delightful segments ~ Trends, Wellness and Cooking Tips. You will get to learn professional tricks on how to care for your favorite designer bags, understand the needs to maintain a flawless complexion and get to meet charming male chefs as they share with you tips on how to prepare simple meals in short speedy steps. Needless to say, my favorite segment is definitely the one on cooking NOT because of the guys though :)
I was thrilled when I received the invite for an intimate cooking party and high tea session with my favorite ladies, hosts Michelle Chong and Vivian Lai on Saturday 7th of May. Located in the Garden Hub at Margaret Drive, I arrived at Cookyn Inc with my sister Clarie (below: cream top with black cardigan), Mui Yee and Eunice.
Sassy hosts, Michelle Chong and Vivian Lai at Cookyn Inc.
Michelle’s Steam-Baked Fish Roll. The overall texture is key for this cabbage wrap. The saltiness from the panfried mushrooms and ham, contrasts nicely with the freshness and mushiness of the dory fillet. Different layers of ingredients, steam-baked to perfection, drizzled with sizzling hot ginger and spring onion oil.
Vivian’s Cold Rice Salad with Prawns. Ever tried having cold rice before? Now you can with this refreshing wholesome salad concoction of greens, rice and prawns.
Finally, it’s our turn to recreate those two dishes in our team of 8! A very big thank you to Mui Yee for helping me document the entire cooking process on camera :)
TADAH! Look at our masterpiece! Left: Cold Rice Salad with Prawns. Right: Steam-Baked Fish Roll.
Amidst the landscape of the horticulture hub, spanking new kitchen with rustic and concrete countertops, loft-like ceilings adorned with warm lights and the aroma of baked macaroni cheese and desserts for high tea, Cookyn Inc has definitely created a whole new sensory experience for me. A huge hug to my favorite pals from my Royal Caribbean Cruise adventure, Mui Yee and Eunice, who came all the way down to join me on a weekend :D
Once again, thank you Channel U for the invite. It’s definitely a great bonding time with my lil’ sister ♥
Picture yourself in a grocery store with an apple in each hand; both feel the same, look alike, and provide the same nutritional value. The only differences are, one is certified organic and a bit more expensive and the other is conventionally grown and slightly less expensive. So which is the better choice? Here is a comparison of what I’ve found on a recent trip to Cold Storage.
|2 Litres of Milk||$16.50||$5.25|
Anyways price aside, some food for thought. Organic food refers to food items that are produced, processed and packaged without using chemicals. Organic food is increasingly becoming popular due to its perceived health benefits over conventional food. Choosing to buy organic as a healthier alternative has been a long and heavily researched debate. Many would argue that organic is the better choice because farmers are under stricter standards of purity, however skeptics say there is no scientific research that proves organic is healthier or safer.
Furthermore organic produce is not covered in a cocktail of pesticides. The average conventionally-grown apple has 20-30 potentially toxic chemicals on its skin, even after rinsing. *gasp* for the past 20 years or so, I’ve been having almost 2 apples a day! Fresh organic produce contains on average 50% more vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other micro-nutrients than intensively farmed produce. Going organic is the only practical way to avoid eating genetically modified food. Has anyone tasted organic produce? They taste so much better! Fruit and vegetables full of juice and flavor, and so many different varieties to try!
Would you choose the certified organic apple or conventionally grown apple? Oh I forgot to mention, how about organic cereal that costs $18 that is meant for only 2 servings? I think I will be broke if I’m an organic eater.
Happy Laboring Day folks! *health conscious people please work your ass off to get some organic produce* I doubt anybody can keep up with that kind of expenditure unless you own an organic farm (^_^) Nevertheless, I’ll give it a try!
For now I shall have my favourite homemade yogurt with Blackberries, Cherries, Cranberries, Raspberries, Blueberries and Strawberries!
Gourmet Food Trail with Ah Lun (阿伦笑吃人间 周末趴趴吃) – Part 3 of 5: Long Beach KING Seafood and Peach Blossoms
A very BIG thank you to omy.sg and Lianhe Wanbao, I was invited to join the Gourmet Food Trail “阿伦笑吃人间 周末趴趴吃” together with veteran food critic Ah Lun (黄卓伦) to sample various signature dishes by Long Beach KING Seafood at Kallang and Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin.
With more than 65 years of experience in seafood delicacies, Long Beach is THE household name to many seafood lovers in Singapore and overseas. Senior Group Manager, Wendy, also mentioned that the restaurant offers air flown Alaskan King crabs throughout the year and they are kept alive in temperature-controlled tanks. Imagine the freshness when you take that first delightful bite!
Below are some pictures taken at the event.
‘Yingge’ Style Live Lobster
Steamed Live Royal Scottish Razor Clam with Minced Garlic
‘Li Ying’ Chicken Wings
‘Dong Po’ Rib with Honey Sauce – My favorite! The attractive gloss on the surface of the caramelized and crisp exterior coupled with alternating layers of fat and meat drizzled with brown honey sauce resulting in an outstanding and seductive melt in your mouth experience. Mmmm… This dish is definitely a crowd pleaser!
Surprise Dish – Fried Crispy Kang Kong with Cuttlefish
Surprise Dish – Deep Fried Flat Rice Noodles with ‘La La King’
Almond Paste with Black Sesame Ice Cream and Thousand Durian Roll
Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin impresses with a menu of exquisite Cantonese fare skillfully prepared by Chef Aw Yeong Kin and his culinary team.
(Left) Shark’s Fin Melon Seafood Soup – Don’t worry guys! Shark’s fin melon is a fruit, fins not included.
(Right) Fried Rice with Assorted Seafood, Salted Egg Yolk Crispy Anchovy and Vegetables
Stir-fried Scallops and Cuttlefish in X.O. Sauce
Steamed Sea Perch with Chicken Ham and Black Mushrooms
Surprise Dish – Stewed Chicken with Dang Gui in Claypot – My Favorite! The vermilion coloured wolfberries and juicy plump red dates lent a rosy attractive hue to the soup which was full flavoured and accentuated the taste of the tender roasted chicken, leaving a slight and yet delightful bitter aftertaste of Dang Gui in your mouth. This unique harmonious blend of flavours pleasantly tickled my taste buds in all the right places, leaving me craving for more and therefore, I ta-powed a serving home for my family.
Chilled Mango Sago & Pomelo with Lime Sherbet
Allow mommy dearest to take a break on Mother’s Day! How about bringing her to Long Beach KING for awesome seafood or Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin for a nourishing feast of authentic Cantonese specialties?
Happy Mother’s Day in advance! (^_^)v