The Mango Walk

During one of my recent sweet cravings, my wife and I decided to learn more about asian desserts. One of my favorite asian dessert is sticky rice pudding with fresh mango….. Hm … yummy.. While we were reading and searching, we realised how there are many different types of mangoes as well as many other…

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Shochu

With attention on Japan for the 2020 Olympics and its world renowned whiskies, I have a question for you readers: What other alcoholic beverages is Japan known for? I’m sure you’re aware of sake, beer, umeshu…but what else is there? One of the misunderstood alcoholic beverages by westerners is shochu, which is often mistaken as Japanese vodka.…

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World Whisky Day

When I lived in Ireland, where I first learnt about whisky, I thought that no one, except the Irish, could have so much passion for whisky. That is until I moved to Singapore, where whisky rules the bars. I had never seen anything like that in my life! Ladies asking for small producing brands with specific finishes…

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Yuzu: From your bath to your kitchen

Recently, I overheard a conversation between my friend and his child. …“Dad, what is yuzu? I only know lemon.” …There was a few seconds of silence, followed up with great response… “Come over and let’s find out together.”… This simple question led me to find out more about this delicate citrus fruit which you usually find…

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Basswood Tree: The Bee tree

As a little boy, I used to spend my weekends out and about as a boy scout and because of that, I learnt many practical skills (using difference parts of trees) – natural remedies, wood carving to name a couple. In the area I grew up, one of the most common trees is the Basswood…

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World Cocktail Day

As a cocktail lover and bartender for 16 years, I always search for any reason to ‘toast’ with a cocktail in my hand. Certainly, the 13th of May is one of the most awaited days for any cocktail lover and it is to celebrate the first printed mention of the word COCKTAIL on 13th May…

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