Sunday, August 4, 2013

Cooking with Ayam Brand at Food Playground


What is your favourite Singapore heritage dishes?  Prawn Mee? Laksa? Satay? Nonya Kueh? Or...  Have you ever thought of trying out on your own to cook these heritage dishes?

I got to attend this cooking session with Ayam brand at Food Playground recently to learn to whip up a heritage meal of all time favourite dishes like Laksa, Chicken Satay and Kueh Dadar.

After all the bloggers arrived, the cooking instructor of the day started to brief us through points to take note of, before heading to the kitchen.

Of course, a group photo need to be taken before we start cooking and get ourselves into a mess...

Time to proceed to the kitchen, and we are divided into teams of four, my team members consists of Joey, Valentine, Zac & me.  Only then I realised that the 4 of us have forgotten to take a group photo, lol...  So now I can only grab some photos from Food Playground.

We started off with pounding the chilli paste for both Laksa and the Chicken Satay...

While Valentine & Zac prepare the Laksa Paste, Joey and I prepare the Chilli Paste for the Chicken Satay.


Gosh, it is hells lots of hassle just to prepare the chilli paste, you need to chop the ingredients to real fine for easier and speedier pounding.  And this is not all...

Look at the complicated steps before we get our laksa properly garnished and ready to serve!


Neither is it for the Chicken Satay...  The chilli is used to marinate the the Chicken Satay and we still need to prepare the peanut sauce...  Did you notice the cute minion designs on Joey's nails?
I love this rendition of Peanut Sauce for the chicken satay, it taste slightly sour, not overly sweet.

Here comes the Kueh Dadar...
Can you guess which one is wrapped by me?  Frankly speaking, I did not do a good job on the Kueh Dadar skin, but luckily wrapping is still ok, mine is actually the 3rd from the Right.
Do you get scared off by the complicated steps and procedures of cooking the above dishes, especially laksa?  Fret not, the Ayam brand actually comes up with a ready made Laksa paste which spares you from the hassle of chopping and pounding of the ingredients, etc... 
The instructor actually did a demonstration of a dry laksa with the Korean sweet potato noodles which is commonly used in the korean dish, Japchae.
See how she did the laska with a swift, in a few simple steps?

After a few hours of cooking, all the dishes are finally completed and it's eating time!!! 
Last but not least, thanks Ayam Brand and Food Playground for hosting the cooking session and thanks for all the goodies with the recipe book :)

Now, would you like to win an an Ayam Brand Heritage Food kit as below?  Simply 'Like' Ayam Brand Singapore's Facebook page and tell them which heritage dish you love most to stand a chance to win .

Want to win a fun hands-on cooking session at Food Playground on the 24th August? It does not matter if you can cook or not, since there will be step-by-step guidance provided by the cooking instructor.

All you need to do is, leave a comment in the blog post to stand a chance to win.  Remember to provide your email address for contacting you should you win. 


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Giveaway will end 11 August 2013, 23:59 hours!

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  1. The cooking session seems fun!~ :)

  2. Great for those who wanna learn to cook local delights!!