CNY SteamBoat Special – For 4pax

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Lennon’s Seafood and RootyFood.com created a special treat for you!

Michelin-grade vegetables by RootyFood is the perfect match with Lennon’s freshest seafood this Lunar New Year to usher the year of the Golden Pig.

For just S$68, you can grab this steamboat bundle for 4pax. It is irresistibly packed with wholesomeness!

Each bundle includes:
– 250g salmon (sliced)
– 1 kg prawns
– white radish
– enoki 400g
– shimeji brown 100g
– shimeji white 100g
– white chinese cabbage
– chye sim 300g
– sweet corn x 2
– spring onion 100g
– shiitake 200g

Hurry! Grab yours by clicking on the link below! While stock last!

RootyFood – Started by a young entrepreneur in 2018 with a mission to provide quality fruits and vegetables to consumers at wholesale price.

Ichigen Ebisoba has arrived!

Ebisoba is a shrimp based ramen which is getting very popular in Japan these days.  Ichigen is a very famous ramen shop known for the shrimp based ramen in Sapporo.  There are two shops in Sapporo, located in Susukino and New Chitose Airport.  You can try it before you go home or as soon as you pass the arrival gate.

There are three kinds of soups to choose from, they are a regular (Sono mama) shrimp based straight soup, ‘Hodohodo’ a straight soup mixed with tonkatsu soup, or ‘Ajiwai’ very similar to ‘Hodohodo’ but thicker.  You can also choose thick or thin noodles.  Without a doubt, you will become addicted to this rich shrimp flavoured soup.

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Where to buy? Click here:  Satisfy my cravings now!

TIP:  How to prepare a delicious bowl of “Hokkaido Ramen”:

1.  Prepare boiled water in a pot.
2.  Put noodle in the pot after the water is boiled and keep it boiling for approximately 5 minutes
3.  For ramen soup, please open the packet written with “スープ” (Soup base) and pour it in a bowl while boiling the noodle.
4.  Add boiled water (separately boiled) into the soup base to finalise ramen soup.
5.  Put the cooked noodle into the ramen soup on “4” and add packet labeled ‘えび油’ (Shrimp oil) into it.
6.  You can add boiled egg, thin roasted pork, seaweed and green onions per your preference.

*The most important thing to cook this ramen is separately boiling between noodle and soup. It is different from the way of cooking for general type of instant noodle.   Hope you enjoy Sapporo ramen!

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Mid Autumn – Mooncakes! 月饼

Once you start, you will never stop!  This is why mid autumn festival is one of my favourite as I get to savour a wide variety of mooncakes from many homecooks and master chefs….. yummy!

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My mum-in-law made the best Durian mooncakes ever, but she had retired from making them  since 2009.  Those were there days where I would help collate orders from my colleagues, packing and bringing boxes of homemade Snow Skin Durian mooncakes to the office for days, up to two weeks prior to mid autumn festival.  My mum-in-law would hand blend the durian into puree, making sure that the Durian fibre were not damaged from over blending while ensuring the snow skin that encapsulated the durian puree is thin enough.

Festive Legends
1. Harvest Worshipping – It was noted in many historical citations that ancient Chinese worshiped the harvest moon on the 15th of the 8th month of the Lunar month (Chinese Lunar Calendar), as they believed that this practice would bring them a bountiful harvest the following year.

This custom of worshipping would include sacrificial offerings with fruits and incense, and pomelos are sometimes sliced and opened up into a lotus shape when offered as a sacrifice.

2. Uprising – According to another widespread folk tale (not necessarily supported by historical records), the Mid-Autumn Festival commemorates an uprising in China against the Mongol rulers of the Yuan Dynasty (1280–1368) in the 14th century.

As group gatherings were banned, it was impossible to make plans for a rebellion.  Noting that the Mongols did not eat mooncakes, Liu Bowen of Zhejiang Province, advisor to the Chinese rebel leader Zhu Yuanzhang, came up with the idea of timing the rebellion to coincide with the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Liu Bowen asked his soldiers to write “uprising on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival” on slips of paper, put them in mooncakes, and then sell them to the other Han people.  When the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival came, a huge uprising broke out and the Han people succeeded.  From then on, people ate mooncakes every Mid-Autumn Festival to commemorate the uprising.

3.  Goddess of the Moon – Chang’Er – there are at least three different versions of this story, so I shouldn’t spend more time rewriting them.  Now go do your research while I hunt for great mooncakes to be sold this October (in 2017, Mid Autumn Festival will be on October 4th).

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