We gathered at SP's place and while catching up, FR showed us how to make portobello fries. It was simple and SP made a few sotong (squid) version too. For carbs, we stir-fried soba with cherry tomatoes and sotong. FR and I had a lighter version of cold soba in dashi soup. The kangkong whipped up by SP added some spice to our dinner. I was busy eating the cakes and pastries that I forgot to take a photo of them :)
From 5+ to 6+pm, I had an enjoyable time, chatting and learning about 8 different Chinese teas from friendly Pekoe and Imp at their pop up store in Atomi at Mandarin Gallery. Sniffing and sipping the warm tea from a pretty cup, admiring the cute little tea pots and understanding more about teas have been an interesting experience. It is also inspiring to see the 2 ladies doing this project/business to share their love and knowledge of Chinese tea. Now that I discover the liking for light Oolong and Darjeeling, I must shop for them one day :)
This event gave me a reason to visit Toa Payoh Hub, when usually I will be home. The dogs, cats and rodents are there this weekend and hopefully they can find good owners and homes. When I was staring at the cute hamsters, I wondered if I will ever go back to keeping them. Somehow I am still very attracted to cats :)
This morning, 8 of us had a fun time learning how to make winged bean prawn salad, laksa sphaghetti and pandan creme brûlée from scratch. At Food Playground at Craig Road, we were divided in 2 teams and learnt from 2 friendly ladies steps and tips to make the 3 dishes. We had a wonderful lunch of what we whipped up, before heading back to office.
I wanted baked crispy potato chips and sweet potato chips. On Sat, I attempted to make them, but it wasn't as easy as I thought as the potatoes are quite moist and would not dry up. The end result was more like roasted thin slices of potatoes. Haha. They were quite yummy and I stir fried some of them with veggies for lunch today :) I will just stick to buying potato chips when I have the craving.