SEA’s Largest Coffee Tea and Bakery Event 2017

International coffee, tea and confectionery
showcase draws a record number of visitors
11,000 visitors at Southeast Asia’s largest gathering of the coffee, tea and bakery industries.

Thanks to the media invitation to this highly successful event, Café Asia 2017, International Coffee & Tea Industry Expo (ICT) 2017 and Sweets & Bakes Asia 2017

Spanning 5,000 square metres this year, Café Asia 2017, ICT Expo 2017 and Sweets & Bakes Asia hosted 168 exhibitors from all around the world namely, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Philippines, Rwanda, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

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PatriCa’s Cooking on Eat List Star?

“My Wok Life gets to cook on TV.”

Again, it was an honor to be invited to this highly rated cooking competition tv program by Mediacorp.

PatriCa was given a chance to render a little helping hand to the Thai contestant, Chef Anupong (Chef Aae), in his round of cooking.

I was really thrilled, for having such a memorable cooking experience with one of these most anticipated next big culinary stars.

Of course, the end result of Chef Aae’s Thai dessert was perfect, out of the “imperfect” cooking process. Whose “fault”?? 🤐

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Spicy Tomato Pasta with Tuna (Pork) Meatballs

“Restaurant standard pasta dish which can be served easily at home. To impress your loved ones, or visiting guests.”

Cooked this for my lunch meeting yesterday. Knowing that the cakes and desserts were the “highlight” of the session, we tried to keep our main course simple. Yup, made this meatball tomato pasta as part of my contributions to the potluck meal, I was glad that many of them enjoyed it pretty well!

Really nothing fanciful, my pasta dish was just one of the many versions. Of course, with a twist to adapt the pasta cooking as my own.

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Smoke Salmon Bacon Cream Cheese Pate (with Sweet Potato Powder) on Cucumber

“Creative cream cheese pate on cucumber serves as a great appetizer for parties.”

Easy quick fixing appetizers, starter or party snacks that you wouldn’t want to miss to impress your guests.

Yes, minimal cooking, and simple all-dump-in method is all you need to whip this up. However, what you get is not simple, it’s certainly a restaurant standard creation.

Yields 10 – 15 pieces
Ingredients
250g cream cheese, semi cooled to almost room temperature
100g light sour cream
50g smoke salmon, chopped to bits
5 – 6 slices of streak bacons
1 sprig of fresh dills, finely chopped
1 – 2 tablespoons of purple sweet potato powder
1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
Pinch of coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons of bacon oil (*yielded from sautéing streak bacons)

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Homemade Purple Sweet Potato Powder (自制紫薯粉)

“You need nothing else, but only the sweet potato for this. With my quick and easy recipe, it’s definitely a breeze to get it done without hassle.”

Yes, 1-ingredient recipe and less than 1 hour of your precious time, is what you need for the homemade ground sweet potato. This sweet potato powder is, basically, great to add into cake baking, bread making, kueh (chinese cake), snacks, and hot beverages. Yes, anything you like it with sweet potato. Oh, my favorite hot beverage, Sweet Potato “Latte” (Steaming hot milk with sweet potato powder). :)

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Easy Homemade Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

“Authentic and guaranteed freshness. This awesome homemade blueberry jam will definitely blow you away!”

Yes, this is. This is the easiest way to make your own fruit jam. Nothing fanciful, instead. Just for the freshness and goodness here. You might wonder why sugar if it’s healthier homemade jam. Low pectin fruits like blueberries, need it. Yes, you could either add the store bought commercial pectin from baking supplies stores, or add sugar, to preserve the jam in a more natural way. I choose the later, but all, I used towards healthier version of sugar which is the black sugar.

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