Overnight Oats with OsteoMilk (Giveaway)

OsteoMilk is fortified with calcium and added collagen, good for your complexion and your bones! OsteoMilk tastes like low-fat milk, lacking in the richness of full fat milk, with its reduced milk fat so you can enjoy this without too much worry on your waistline at all.
Coming backing series of recipes, kickstarting off the 10 recipes, I have decided on Overnight Oats as this is a very simple recipe that everyone can try out in the comfort of their own home. This wouldn't take more than 5 minutes, I promise, and you'll have a hearty and healthy breakfast to start your day off on the right note the next day, so give this simple yet delicious breakfast idea a try!
 Overnight Oats
200 g Rolled Oats
200 ml OsteoMilk (1 sachet dissolved in water)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Optional :
Pinch of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of orange zest

If desire :
1 banana
2 tsp honey
1 handful of berries
2 tbsp chopped nuts

1. Dissolve 1 sachet of OsteoMilk in 200ml of warm water*. 
2. Get yourself a medium size container that can take 300ml of liquid, add oats, milk, vanilla extract and any optional flavourings. Mix well and store in fridge overnight.
3. Next day, the milk might seem to have spilt from the water, probably due to the collagen, don't worry just mix well and add in diced banana and honey or nuts or berries if desired. Enjoy your bowl of heart and bone healthy breakfast! 


Interested in tasting OsteoMilk & OsteoSoy yourself? They have kindly agreed to sponsor 1 set of OsteoSoy & OsteoMilk (1 per household) for the first 30 people who email to marinex@wenken.com with the email title "OsteoMilk & OsteoSoy~ drinking to strong bone health & beauty!" with your name and home address! 

Thank you MarinEx Pharmaceutical Pte Ltd. for the OsteoMilk & OsteoSoy received. *Products are sponsored but honest views and comments are mine.

OsteoMilk & OsteoSoy : Your Bones' Best Friends

Many of you might not know this, myself included, that today's World Osteoporosis Day! I'll be starting a series of 10 high calcium baking/cooking recipes to help you all keep osteoporosis at bay with delicious foods, more on that later on. Now, we often talk a bit Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) or World Nutella Day, etc but what about real health issues that affect all of us? I've no intention to bore you all with long lists of facts, statistics or figures at all.
Here's a some trivial facts to pique your interest and an introduction to two products, which, when taken regularly will have your bone thanking you for. Did you know that given that an average glass of milk contains 250mg of calcium, you will need 6 glasses of milk to fulfill your recommended daily intake of calcium? Did you know that your body cannot absorb more than 500mg of calcium in one sitting so there's no need to take in massive amounts of calcium at once? Did you also know that vitamin D is necessary for your body to absorb calcium and standing in the sun for 15mins a day will get you the required amount of vitamin D? No? Neither did I. -shrugs- Coming to realize all these, I'm glad to be introduced to OsteoSoy and OsteoMilk. Drinking 2 sachets (200 ml each) of either one per day would fill you up with your daily recommended calcium!

Now on burning question that everyone wants to know the answer to :  How's the taste of OsteoMilk and OsteoSoy? 

Stay tuned for my post tomorrow to find out and enter a giveaway!

Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant : Singapore's Little Thailand

Looking for a place to satisfy your Thai food cravings? You don't have to look far, Thailand is closer to us than you think; At Golden Mile Complex, it is aptly named Little Thailand. Here, is where the Thai nationals congregate, and besides selling the familiar products back home they of course have food from home to cure their homesickness. 

We dined at Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant where its unpretentious, no frills food won my tummy. Their Pad Thai failed to impress, too sweet for my liking. On the other hand, the beef noodle had a fairly rich and flavorful stock with slices of tender meat and meatballs that had good texture.
A classic Thai dish, the Thai Prawn Cakes were lovely with a crispy breaded outside while staying moist and succulent on the inside, very gratifying.  
What's a Thai dinner without Tom Yum? We ordered the clear soup Tom Yum but, as usual, I found it too sour and spicy for my liking so no comments on this.
The Seafood Fried Rice here has fluffy and fragrant rice grains, very tempting, just the looks of it alone is enough to whet your appetite.
There were other dishes such as oyster omelette which I didn't try because I don't particularly fancy oysters.  

Overall, a pleasant dining experience with some hits and misses. I'm excited about the quality and authenticity of Thai food that we're able to obtain locally, hoping to see more of Singapore's diverse food culture! 

Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant

5001 Beach Road #01-67
Golden Mile Complex Singapore
Tel:             +65 6293 5101      

Khoyo-Ya Gourmet

Mad about all things Japanese? Craving for food from Hokkaido? Or simply sulking at the fact that you haven't had the chance to travel to Hokkaido yet? Well... I have a solution for you. You can now buy Hokkaido food produces at Kyoho.
The food produces are a real delight to savor. We tasted the Akaniku melon which is prized for its sweet and succulent flesh and its intricate netting on the skin. These melon fetch a high prize only because they have been grown with extra care and quality is guaranteed with each produce.
Next up were Sherberious fruit jellies from Hokkaido. Now these jellies are the real deal and a world apart from your usual sugar syrup filled ones. These jellies were saturated with flavour, intensifying the flavour of the fruit it holds. The Yubari melon ones were very tasty, a joy to have.
 This was my first time tasting Hascup berries, they look similar to a grape but taste differently, quite a unique taste that I can't really describe.

We had the cherry flavour and the tomato flavour as well. We even got the chance to try the tomato itself, tomato lovers would love them both.
The Hokkaido corn were so creamy and sweet. The white ones are grown away from sunlight and they're sweeter but i liked the yellow and white ones better. They're precooked and vacuum packed so all you have to do is to open up and you're ready to enjoy them. No seasoning, no fancy preparation. Great snack that I'll munch on anyday! They do offer corn and red bean pudding too if you're a pudding type of person.
Moving on to the dairy products, we had Hokkaido milk, butter, cheese and cheesecake. The butter was slightly salted and luxuriously rich. The cheese was rich and creamy as well, quality products no less.
The rare Hokkaido cheesecake was the highlight of the day for me. The melt in your mouth sensation that it presented brought me to paradise, must try!

Among the milk, I would recommend the milk coffee for its very milky and subtle coffee taste. I'm a latte person but I like my coffee with lots of milk.

So if you're hankering for some Hokkaido produce after reading this post you can head down to their boutique store at Takashimaya to pamper yourself or do some online shopping on their website.


Departmental Store, B2, Food hall
391 Orchard Road
Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238873

Business Hours : Mon - Sun: 10am - 9.30pm
Website : Kyoho-Ya

Chef Martin Yan Cooking Demo : If Yan can cook, so can you!

Meeting Chef Martin Yan in person was something I didn't expect to at all. With his tag line of 'If Yan can cook, so can you.' He has touched millions with his cooking shows and demonstrations, including me. I remembered waking up on weekends and switching on tv and there Chef Yan will be, with his steamers and woks, cooking up a storm. 

He's a chef with a great personality and with years of cooking under his belt, he's eager to share not boast. Watching his cooking demonstration was an interesting and exhilarating experience. He started off with showing us his knife skills that are doable at home too, that's of course, with practice.  
He showed us basic cutting skills such as dicing, julienne, slicing and simple plating decorations that Chinese restaurants often use. It was really fun to watch and I learned a lot! 
Can you guess what he's doing with the cucumber slices?
It even holds at a 45 degree angle.
And with a tap on the table, it becomes a flat ring.
We were shown how to de-bone a chicken in less than 5 minutes, cool.
Grilled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Deep Fried / Seared Fish Fillet With Egg White Sauce
Chef Yan then thought of giving a little twist to the planned Seared Fish Fillet With Egg White Sauce recipe and showed us a deep fried version instead.
Tropical Fruit Rolls
 The demonstration by Chef Yan was not only engaging but informative and exciting as well! I truly enjoyed myself.

If you're hankering for more of Chef Martin Yan's cooking, be sure to catch him on True Passion - Martin Yan, 10 to 14 September 2012, at 7.30pm. (An AFC Original Production)

Many thanks to Asian Food Channel for this memorable experience!

Boxup Sweet Treat : Surprise Chocolate Treats

Chocolates are delightful; chocolates are good for you; and chocolate are happy food. Life is like a box of chocolate, they say, you'll never know what's in store for you and in the box of chocolate that arrives at your doorstep every month. 

Being a semi chocoholic myself, I love the experience of popping pieces of chocolate into my mouth before finally knowing what's encased inside that brittle outer coating of chocolate. You'll never really know what's inside till you've tasted it. 

And here's something else to be excited about : Boxup offers to deliver a box of chocolate right to your doorstep every month for a monthly subscription of $10. There's no doubts about the chocolates, they're the real deal but the concept is what really sold me. Indeed it makes one's day to receive a box of chocolate any day, especially when you've had a rough day. These chocolates are also sourced from top chocolatiers all over the world so quality is guaranteed and you get to enjoy chocolates from the world! For $10, including delivery and packaging, it means every cent is well spent. 
So go on to Boxup for more details and 'like' their Facebook page for updates! I hope you do enjoy your chocolates as much as I did because it brought a smile onto my face each time I popped one into my mouth and go 'mmmm..'.(: 

Thank you David for the wonderful chocolates!
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