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Best Stock To Buy in SG

Introduction:   No; not the stock market - I meant cooking stock liquid! We had a great question from one of our participants; “What’s the best stock to buy?”; when we were cooking off some really yummy French onion soup. I told her; “Perhaps it best if I told you...

Eh, Champagne or Not?

Intro - Eh Champagne or not?: By far one of the more common questions in my classes; most of our clients don't really know the difference between the sparkling wines - they often think that ALL sparkling wines are champagne; and they're often wrong. So let's demystify...

Asian Fried Rice & Cheat Sheet

Introduction: From us at D'Open Kitchen to you. We want to share with you our little cheat sheet of creating a 'survival' asian inspired fried rice. Downloadable content below! Notes and talk all here though - so stick around!   Method to Cook: Add oil into a very hot...

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Sugar in Foods

Sugar in Foods

Introduction: Most mass produced food and beverages in Singapore contain sugar; even stuff like canned meat or even your good old chrysanthemum tea! As a chef, I’ve been trained to dissect food components and from experience; have fair idea of just how much sugar goes...

10 Kitchen Slang Demystified

10 Kitchen Slang Demystified

Introduction: Have you ever been seated within earshot of the kitchen and eavesdrop on the chefs yelling at each other and wondered what on earth are they speaking? Well, it’s still English, but it's littered with different terminology. Let’s break it down.  #1: Oui...

Hotdogs Vs. Sausages

Hotdogs Vs. Sausages

The Matchups Hotdogs (more accurately, Frankfurter or Wiener) are a household known item. Sausages on the other hand less so in sunny Singapore but why? Let’s go head to head to see which is better! Le Introductions.. Wearing the red, blue & white, hailing from US of...

Should We Wash Chicken in Singapore?

Should We Wash Chicken in Singapore?

Introduction: In one of our events recently, a question was asked to me: Should we wash chicken, especially in Singapore? Here’s our insight at D’Open Kitchen. Where do our chickens come from? Most chicken in Singapore comes imported from Brazil (mostly), Malaysia and...