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 It was actually my first time wearing green pants.

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A friend of mine asked me to get this green pants from H&M because it was on sales.

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Saw Audrey from Wah!Banana that day. She was so sweet.

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We had sushi for lunch while with the usual chit-chat session. Afterwards, we went to walk around the area. It was fun.

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 It was actually quite fun to dress something different sometimes. I bought this pants, thinking that it will fit my new Domachi shirt. Yup, it does!

Shirt: Domachi | Pants: H&M | Shoes: Footin | Watch: Hamilton

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Grilled Butter Cake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce | Summer Party Series

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 For 3rd episode of Summer Party, I will sharing this simple recipe to you guys! It’s my Grilled Butter Cake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce. You could use homemade Butter/Pound Cake (Check out my recipe here) or store-bought ones.

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 Perfect for Summer Party and entertaining.~

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 Butter cake is great. Buttery, sweet and delicious. When you grill, it brings the cake to a whole new level. You will get that crispy grilled-marks and it will be all so warm and special.

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 Something like this, have to go with something refreshing. The Fresh Strawberry Sauce is a nice complement to the sweet and crispy warm Butter Cake. It has that tart and refreshing flavor that will sure to make you feel so oh-Summer.

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If you have missed any Summer Party series, please click here to get all the recipes.

Grilled Butter Cake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce
Refeshing crispy butter cake with fresh tart strawberry sauce. Butter Cake recipe: http://wp.me/p5kmjX-dr
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Homemade Butter/Pound Cake
Fresh Strawberry Sauce
  1. 200 grams of strawberries
  2. 30 grams of icing sugar
  3. 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
To make Fresh Strawberry Sauce
  1. Blend everything in a blender.
  2. Strain it using a strainer.
  3. Serve.
Grilled Butter Cake
  1. Slice homemade Butter/Pound Cake into slices.
  2. Grill them on both side on a griller.
  3. Serve them warm with Fresh Strawberry Sauce and fruits.
Notes
  1. For quick and fuss-free grilled butter cake, you can use store-bought ones.
TheZongHan http://thezonghan.com/

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Mayer BIANCO Diver Blender Product Review

IMG_0104_edited_wordIf you have read my previous blog post about my Fancy Strawberry & Mango Swirl Smoothie, you will know what I have used Mayer BIANCO Diver Blender! In this blog post, I will be reviewing this new product from Mayer. It’s worth to read especially if you are looking for a good blender for long-term.

IMG_0106_edited_white_word You can see that this high-speed blender is way different from other blenders as it has a very special base. Beautifully crafted by two Italian designers for this German company, it made my kitchen look sleek and modern.IMG_0112_edited

A good blender needs to have good amount of power from its motor. This blender not only looks good, but also super powerful! This BIANCO Diver Blender from Mayer has a huge 1680 watts motor for all your needs. Meaning its rotation can go up to 32,000 rev / min. speeds, which is very fast! Not only that, the knife of BIANCO Diver have maximum durability as it is made up of 6 Japanese high-carbon steel. Sharp and long-lasting.

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If you know the ever so famous VitaMix from USA, you will know that it is a highly recommended blender worldwide. Yes, this Mayer BIANCO Diver Blender is comparable to VitaMix. I would say that both are high performance blenders. But what set apart from Mayer’s new blender is that it has 6 automatic programs for fuss-free usage! I love the preset programs. With a touch of a button through the touchscreen panel, BIANCO Diver will know what speed and how many pulse to ensure the best consistency and texture of your final product. Now that is smart.

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I am a very lazy person and I don’t cut my fruits when making smoothie if possible. I have tried throwing in whole apple before and it works! No sign of stress to the blender and it blends well. One problem I do however find is that sometimes 30 sec of preset ‘Smoothies’ program is not enough if you have whole and frozen fruits. So I will either choose ‘Vegetable’ or twice the ‘Smoothies’ program. Not a big problem for me, most blenders in the market currently can’t even do that. 

A short demo to show you that you can blend whole apple. I have used the manual mode to show you that you also can do that. 

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Apple and Strawberry smoothie. So loving it.

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 Smooth and delicious. From the demo you can see that it is really quick and easy to make smoothie using this blender. Blend just under a minute and is ready. Not to mention again that I threw in whole apple. Why pay for commercial smoothie when you can make yourself fresh so easily?

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Did I tell you that it has an automatic setting program called “Soups (Bisque)” that can blend your ingredients while at the same time heating it up to 100 degree celsius due to the friction created by the super fast blades. I have tried and made some Carrot, Tomato and Ginger soup. I’m impressed!

In just 8 minutes, I got a steaming hot ‘Raw Soup’. All I had to do was to precut the ingredients to the desired weight, throw it in the blender with some vegetable stock and blend using the “Soups (Bisque)” program. I now can have healthy delicious hot soup whenever I want!

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Mayer BIANCO Diver Blender do comes with a rod with built-in temperature display for you to push your ingredients down. However, I don’t find this a need to use as this blender has excellent mixing technique already.

A short product introduction video from BIANCO’s website.

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I highly recommend this blender to everyone, especially if you use it everyday. I have been using it as least once in every other day for my whole family, pushing the limits of this blender and so far it has been doing a superb job.

Honestly speaking unless you are living in North America, a low-end VitaMix will cost you over a thousand Sing dollar. Why not try this blender? With the same high performance as VitaMix at more than half the price while giving you excellent workmanship and innovative usability that VitaMix doesn’t.

http://www.mayer.sg/

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Fancy Strawberry and Mango Swirl Smoothie w/ Mayer Bianco Diver Blender | Summer Party Series

IMG_0074_editedIt’s Summer Party time and I will be sharing with you guys my Fancy Strawberry and Mango Swirl Smoothie using Mayer Bianco Diver high-speed Blender. I love their blender and is happy to say that they have sent me one of their newest addition. I will talk about it in the next post. 

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Weather can be very hot at times. In fact, Singapore is a hot and sunny island. Therefore, we need to keep ourselves refreshed and hydrated. This refreshing smoothie is quick and thirst-quenching. Its delightful taste will sure to brighten up and revitalize your day and is great if you have company around you for an afternoon chit chat session .

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Fancy Strawberry and Mango Swirl Smoothie
Serves 3
A summer drink that is great at anytime of your day.
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Strawberry Mix
  1. 3/4 cup of chopped strawberries
  2. 1/4 cup of water
  3. 2 tsp of honey
  4. Ice
Mango Mix
  1. 1/2 cup of chopped mangos
  2. 1/2 cup of water
  3. Ice
Instructions
  1. Blend each mixture individually.
  2. Pour the smoothies together into serving cups, creating a swirled effect.
Notes
  1. Clean blender in between different mixture.
  2. Use fancy straw to create a fun and playful atmosphere.
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Healthy Dark Chocolate Mousse (NO Eggs) | Summer Party Series

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For this first Summer Party series, I will be sharing this healthy and rich recipe to you guys. It’s my Healthy Dark Chocolate Mousse. Rich and so creamy, almost like truffles as it melts into your mouth. What’s my secret? Tofu! 

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Quick and simple. Serve it after a hearty dinner and everybody will be impressed by you. 

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IMG_0083_EditedNo-more whisk of egg whites or folding in whipping cream. This all-in-one recipe is so quick and easy.

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A good recipe when you are trying to sneak in some protein and calcium into your dessert. Nobody is going believe you that this creamy-licious mousse was made with tofu.  

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Healthy Dark Chocolate Mousse
Serves 5
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Ingredients
  1. 300 grams of firm silken tofu
  2. 200 grams of dark chocolate (70%), melted
  3. 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  4. 1 tbps. of honey
  5. 1/8 tsp. of salt
Topping
  1. whipped cream
  2. fruits
Instructions
  1. Blend everything for a minute in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Transfer into ramekins and let it cool for 4 hours.
  3. Serve with whipped cream and fruits.
TheZongHan http://thezonghan.com/

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Traditional Steamed Sponge Cake (鸡蛋糕)

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Huat ar! That’s the first thing whenever people this this Traditional Steamed Sponge Cake. I’m sure it is almost everyone’s favorite. Simple yet so satisfying. It is something that you don’t crave for, but will definitely tuck in when someone offer you. 

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 My mum used to make 500 of these everyday when she was young. Gave me the recipe and is still good. Lovely!

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Sweet, eggy and so fragrant. This will sure to impress your family and friends if you are giving it to them as a gift. I like to give them this Huat Kueh when they have some obstacle in life to brighten up their day and give them luck! Like when an examination is coming. Eat liao huat huat, marks also huat huat!

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I am so proud that it rose beautifully. To make sure that it rises well, do note that you have to make sure that your steamer is well preheated and is always on high heat so that it will rapidly boil. Do not open until you have reached the time stated in the recipe because moisture from the lid may drop into your cake it it will not look good. But of course, time varies depending on your basket/pan you using.

In this recipe, I used sponge gel emulsifier. If you are against or couldn’t find it, just omit it. 

Traditional Steamed Sponge Cake (鸡蛋糕)
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Ingredients
  1. 175 grams of plain flour
  2. 175 grams of cake flour
  3. 1 tbsp. of baking powder
  4. ¼ tsp. of salt
  5. 3 eggs
  6. 185 grams of white fine sugar
  7. 170 grams of water
  8. 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  9. 1 tsp. of sponge gel emulsifier (optional)
Instructions
  1. Line 6 inch round bamboo basket with parchment paper. Use a normal pan if don’t have basket.
  2. Preheat steamer while you prepare.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together plain flour, cake flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In your mixing bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, and sponge gel emulsifier together on high speed for 10 minutes until pale and fluffy.
  5. Turn your mixer down to low and drizzle vanilla extract and water.
  6. Lastly, gradually fold in dry ingredients.
  7. Transfer into your lined basket, and drop the pan to raise large air bubbles out.
  8. Place it in steamer for 35 to 40 minutes over rapidly boiling water.
  9. Let it cool for 20 minutes before serving.
TheZongHan http://thezonghan.com/

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