Mala: When Ma meets La

Mala has taken the world by storm – a strong spicy sanguine storm that has picked up countless chilli-craving consumers in its path. In return, it threw out products such as Mala Xiang Guo, Mala hotpot, Mala fish skin, Mala potato chips, leaving Mala fans craving for more. But in the eye of the storm,…

Alternative Meat: Yay or Nay?

For most of us, meat is a big part of our diet. Think steak, shabu-shabu, fried chicken… I’m starting to salivate as I list down my favourite meat dishes, especially since it’s the Circuit Breaker period. Humans have been eating meat for at least 2.6 million years now. However, it was only in the last…

Science Behind Spaghetti Bolognese

At the age of 9, I began learning how to cook from my grandmother. What started from just helping her crack eggs and sauté vegetables, had evolved into an understated passion of mine to try out new recipes and cooking techniques. It is surprising to see that even with the proliferation of online cooking videos,…

Never Enough Food – Can We Change Our Ways?

I’m sure you must have heard this saying: “Waste not, want not”. As kids, our parents taught us the values of consuming only what we need. Who would blame them? In times past, food was not so abundant, and certain foods counted as “luxuries”. These luxury food items were only consumed on special days such…

Bubble Tea: The Drink that Makes our Heart Go Boba-boba

Someone once asked me, ‘Why bubble tea? What’s so great about it?’ Are you kidding me? I can’t even fathom how could anyone ask that! Can’t say the same for everyone, but at least for me, bubble tea solves everything (not literally everything but you get me). It’s both a drink and a snack at…

Dalgona: The Stay Home Drink

I should have seen this topic coming when I asked my friends on Instagram what kind of science article they’d want to read. The idea that instant coffee could be whipped (quite literally) into something so aesthetically luxurious did intrigue me though. It was never my intention, but I am going to hop on the…

A Sticky Situation

Food was always something that inspired me. The way flavours and textures opened a world of experiences captivated my younger days. Most intriguing to me was the humble rice grain, which is actually the seed of a type of grass. This staple food for a large part of the world’s population held culinary wonders. My…