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Share Food: The One-Stop Platform for Asian Home Cooking

As those who have recently moved out of the family nest will no doubt attest, there is nothing better than a home-cooked dish lovingly made by your mother. This was precisely how Share Food co-founder Loo Pei Wen came to be missing the comforting herbal soups her mother used to make. “My mum used to cook soup every single day for me, even during my secondary school days. She was a housewife then, and when she went out to work …

Turmeric: The Little Spice that Could

If there is one quintessential Southeast Asian spice, a flavour that divides East and West and sets the beef and potatoes of Germany and Britain from the exotic aromas of Malaysia and India, it would be turmeric… aka the Golden Spice. Pungent and powerful with mysterious health benefits, the root of the turmeric plant is an ancient, foundational ingredient used in dishes, traditional medicine and even dye from India to China. Keeping a little turmeric on your spice rack can …

Singapore Chocolatier Pushes Taste Boundaries

Dried shrimp and fish flakes are probably the last things that you’d expect to find in your chocolate. But Fossa Chocolate, a craft chocolatier based in Singapore, is all about pushing the boundaries of taste, conjuring new varieties every one to two months that surprise even the most passionate chocolate lovers. Their shrimp and bonito dark chocolate was inspired by a trip to the famed Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Throwing seafood into chocolate provided an unexpectedly tasty umami-flavoured treat, reminiscent …

Alphonso Mango Bar Cookies

Alphonso mango is a seasonal fruit grown in India, considered to be among the most superior varieties of the fruit in terms of sweetness, richness and flavour. Here we use it as topping for the delicious bar cookies, if it is difficult get a hold of fresh Alphonso in where you live, you can always opt for the canned version, just make a visit to your nearby Indian food store (such as Mustapha) and you will be spoilt with choices of Alphonso products on …

Small-Batch Soya Sauce

David Soh was already hooked on soya sauce when he visited a factory owned by a friend’s father, but he’d never considered making it himself. “I love soya sauce, in fact the whole family also loves it,” he says. Having watched the process from start to finish at the factory, Soh immediately thought: “Hey, I can do this.” He then learned that several major manufacturers put preservatives, colouring or artificial flavouring in their soya sauce, and decided he wanted to …

Cook with Kenwood @ Kranji Farmers Market

At a recent edition of the quarterly Kranji Farmers’ Market, Kenwood paired up with Share Food Singapore, a network of home cooks, for a delicious cooking demonstration of three flavourful dishes – Mee Siam, Bee Hoon Soto, and Kaya. The audience at the Kenwood Stage were treated to samples of Anne’s cooking, and reviews were unanimously positive! Here we speak to Loo Pei Wen, Director and Co-Founder of Share Food Singapore, and home cook Anne Leong and learn the magic …