Article: Recipe for culinary excellence

Whoah! I’m so excited! Singaporeans with a penchant for the culinary arts now have the chance to get a degree from the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America, and at a fraction of the price it costs in the US.

The news article was published today back home and I was pleasantly surprised but at the same time, shocked by the exorbitant price one has to pay for the tuition fees at the NY campus for the degree courses. Well, back home, our government subsidises and in the end, we (citizens) really pay only a small portion (yes, for all our undergraduate and graduate courses). The hubs and I were thankful to them on this as we know they really focus a great deal on education and spent A LOT in this area. =)

So maybe in the very near future, they would have culinary or baking boot camp too? Oh! I would be among the first to sign up!

Read for the full report. Picture from The Straits Times.

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Japanese Somen Noodle Salad

After weeks of Chinese food, I think it’s time to start experimenting with other cuisine. Next up is Japanese, a cuisine that is not entirely foreign but then again, it’s not totally familiar too. I will attempt the easier ones first before moving on to more complicated stuff.

First, it’s the Somen Noodle Salad, a dish that is absolutely easy to prepare and healthy too except for the mayo. But then again, the amount of mayo that you want to put is determined by you. If you want healthier dish, use them sparingly! I have used ham instead of canned tuna since we could have ham for breakfast tomorrow and thus worth buying them. Try slicing the cucumber and onion as thinly as possible (I actually love doing that!) and this requires knife skills! And if you don’t have somen noodle, just replace by using spaghetti.

 

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