Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Shakshouka / Shakshuka recipe video

Shakshuka Recipe

· 2 tablespoons olive oil
· 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
· 1 red bell pepper (capsicum), seeded and thinly sliced
· 3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
· 1/2 – 1 chilli pepper (or to taste), stemmed, sliced in half and deseeded, finely diced/minced
· 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
· 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
· 1 teaspoon paprika, smoked or sweet
· 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed
· 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed, or 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
· 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
· 2 14-ounce cans of diced or crushed tomatoes (plum tomatoes)
· 2 tablespoons tomato paste
· 2 teaspoons honey or 4 teaspoons brown sugar
· 1 teaspoon red wine or cider vinegar
· 1 cup (20g) loosely packed greens, such as radish greens, watercress, kale, Swiss chard, or spinach, coarsely chopped
· Chopped cilantro
· 4 ounces (about 1 cup, 115g) feta cheese
· 4 to 6 eggs

1. In a wide skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onions and red capsicum and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook until golden. Add the chilli pepper, the salt, pepper, and spices. Cook for a minute, stirring constantly.

2. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, honey, and vinegar, reduce the heat to medium, until the sauce has thickened somewhat but is still loose enough so that when you shake the pan it sloshes around (12-15 minutes). Stir in the chopped greens.

3. Add the cubes of feta into the tomato sauce. Crack an egg ontop of the sauce.

4. Lower the heat so the sauce is at a gentle simmer, and cook for about 10 minutes, taking some of the tomato sauce and basting the egg whites from time-to-time. Cover, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

5. Sprinkle generous amount of chopped cilantro over the top before serving. Serve with lots of crusty bread for scraping up the sauce.

Friday, May 27, 2016

[Video] #GirlsGetIt Hen's Trip in Melbourne

Together with Publicis, Scoot, and Tourism Australia, I got to take two of these galpals on a weeklong trip to Melbourne!  Xindi just got proposed to recently, so this trip turned into a practice hen's trip.  All Most of the naughty bits were edited out of the video, but here's a glimpse of what Cheryl Tiu, Xindi Siau, and I did one Autumnal week in Melbourne.

Friday, May 13, 2016

[Video] What's in my mouth challenge ft @Mertabi

At YouTube FanFest last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Mert Ugurdiken aka Mertabi (http://youtube.com/fun), a hilarious Youtuber from Amsterdam, Netherlands.  We shot this Blind Taste Test challenge on a whim; of which I'm possibly regretting because he plans to return the favor when I head to Amsterdam later this year.

Mert's Channel: http://YouTube.com/fun
Venue: Third & Sixth (36 Seah Street, Singapore)
Shot & Edited by: MLC Productions

[Press] Straits Times on the Creator Collective

Cool initiative by Creator Collective Asia!  Thanks again for the interview on the media, writing and production industry.  Now my mug's in Straits Times: http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/new-programme-to-nurture-singapores-next-generation-of-commercial-online-content-creators-out

Monday, April 25, 2016

[Hosting] Dancing Crab's Crawfish Boil

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Dancing Crab!  Having been around since its conceptualization and infancy and seeing it grow to multiple outlets not just in Singapore, but across the globe (Japan, Indonesia, Australia).  It was my absolute pleasure to host Singapore's first Crawfish Boil, and especially the Crawfish eating contest.  I think eating contests might just be my favorite kind of event to host.  T-shirts, messiness, food, and chaos.  Love it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

[Video] The Creator Collective

Thanks for inviting me down to speak about our ideas and opinions about the media industry, the challenges of being in production, how to market yourself as a creator or branding your product, and what it's like to be a writer. I finally found out the concept of the site at the end of the interview, and I love it! Check out this portal that seeks to help aspiring creators: producers, writers, photographers, directors, and creative marketeers. www.creatorcollective.asia

Monday, April 18, 2016

[Video] Yahoo Travel Inspirations

A short video series made for Yahoo, I parked myself at Park Bench Deli to interview passerbys about some of their Travel Inspirations. Here are the links below for the video clips.

Travelling with your friends can either be incredibly fun, or incredibly destructive to the friendship. Victoria Cheng speaks to people about travelling with their friends. Full page here.

What's your dream travel desintation for 2016?  Victoria Cheng finds out here. http://travelinspirations.yahoo.com/post/139521824416/whats-your-travel-destination-for-2016

From band groupies to hobbyists, travelling to another country to chase after a hobby or an idol, is now easier than ever. Have you ever travelled for fandom? Victoria Cheng finds out from these people. http://travelinspirations.yahoo.com/post/141469600231/have-you-ever-travelled-for-fandom

Shoot location: Park Bench Deli, 179 Telok Ayer St, 068627 
Special Thanks to Production: MLC Productions

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

[Emcee] Bacardi Legacy Singapore Finals 2016

All photos from the event can be [ found here ]
Hosting this year's Bacardi Legacy Singapore 2016 Finals

A beautiful moment captured by photographer Adam Tun-Aung.
Upon giving her speech, Bannie Kang (Anti:Dote) called her mother up to tell her about her win at the Legacy Singapore Finals.

Thank you for inviting me to host this year's Bacardi Legacy Singapore 2016 Finals!  It's always a pleasure to host or attend these increasingly visible cocktail competitions around the world.  I find it heartwarming to see the camaraderie within the industry, and to see familiar faces again and again, always supporting one another, no matter who the host-brand is.  Today, the Singapore Finals were held at Ce La Vi under the strong 2pm Singapore sunshine.  The judges and finalists were dressed to the nines, carrying their dapper suits with grace despite the heat.

A big congratulations to all the finalists!  They all did spectacularly. Today established who will represent Singapore in the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in San Francisco next month. This is Singapore's 2nd year entry in the global competition.

Adonis Endozo Reyes from Bread Street Kitchen
Bannie Kang from Anti:Dote [WINNER]
Satoshi Iwai from Orgo [RUNNER UP]
Sin Kim Shin from Jigger & Pony
Stuart Danker from Sugarhall

Over the course of 3 months, these 5 amazing guys and gal have been driving awareness and buzz around their cocktail. They have just been judged on their cocktail promotion plan which includes inclusion on cocktail menus, pop-up events, training, social network promotions, etc.

Each Finalist had 2 minutes to set up and 7 minutes to present their Bacardi Legacy Cocktails.

Today's judges:
Peter Chua, Singapore Winner for Bacardi Legacy 2015
Daiki Kanetaka the immaculately dressed owner of D.Bspoke
Zdenek Kastanek, General Manager of Proof & Co. and the "uncle" of 28 Hong Kong Street
Philip Bischoff of Manhattan Bar

Special thanks to Caryn Cheah, the Trade ambassador for Bacardi-Martini Singapore who organized this event.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sri Lankan Filming Adventure

5 days of grueling travel, filming on rickety trains, windy cliffside roads, hiking up mountains with a 35-man film crew.... Ah Sri Lanka.

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Traveling with Keenan Pearce (Indonesia) and Kaka Azraff (Malaysia)

5am call times daily are brutal, but then you arrive on set to this. Worth it? Worth it.

With our director, Guilad Kahn.

...and the weather today is...

One of Sri Lanka's oldest golf clubs, and one of the world's oldest golf clubs.


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