Mother’s Day Special: An interview with one of our favourite Chef Moms, Chef Michele Ow

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Mother’s Day Special: An interview with one of our favourite Chef Moms, Chef Michele Ow

Dinner is better when we eat together. Chef Michele firmly believes that great food can bring people together, create friendships and family dinners build closer relationships.

This Mother’s Day, we sit down her and find out how her child influenced her into becoming a professional chef herself.

1. Tell us how you came to be a chef! 
I’ve always cooked for my family from a tender age. However, it started professionally for me when my Son loves macarons so much that I decided to learn to bake them. To my surprise, they were very well received and remains my signature dish till now.

2. Being a mother yourself, do you cook often for your kids?
I plan my family’s meal every day and either cook or at least prepare the food in the morning with specific directions on the type of cooking style to ensure that the meal maintains its best nutrition and taste, and of course, an overall balanced meal.

3. Everyone loves food cooked by the Mom – what’s your favourite dish cooked by Mom? 
It would be my mother’s signature pineapple tarts!

4. How do you plan to make this day special for Mom? 
I will cook her favourite dish, Vongole.

5. Finally, would you be able to share a simple yet delicious recipe for our readers to try this Mother’s Day? 
I will therefore share this 5 minute Vongole recipe with our readers:


500g clams
6 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
Handful of chopped parsley
1/2 cup white wine
Butter, olive oil
Chilli Flakes -optional


1) Heat butter and olive oil and fry garlic (and Chilli flakes if using) for 1-2 minutes.

2) Add white wine to deglaze letting it bubble to get most of the alcohol evaporated

3) Add clams and cover lid for 3-5 minutes on high heat until all shells pop open

4) Stir in parsley for garnish

The Sweetest Food Gifts for Him & Her this Valentine’s Day

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The Sweetest Food Gifts for Him & Her this Valentine’s Day

Nothing spells love quite like food – is your Valentine a cooking enthusiast? Imagine your favourite chef crafting a fantastic cocktail or mastering a new menu with stunning, functional gifts from you this Valentine’s Day. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking!

1. For the guy with a home bar: Quench Bar10der Bundle Deal

Shopping for a spirited spirit-lover this Valentine’s Day? Whether he’s a budding novice or a bitters snob, up his bar game with the sleek Quench Bar10der! Bar supplies take up space, they’re hard to keep together, and it’s easy to forget something. The Bar10der is the all-in-one ultimate cocktail tool and features all the essentials needed to craft a perfect cocktail, including a bottle opener, corkscrew, jigger, muddler and more. Receive a free stainless steel deluxe shaker with the bundle deal!

*Available at ToTT for $48, Usual Price $63.50


2. For the guy who loves his carbs: Imperia Titania Italian Pasta Maker Bundle Deal

With a chef-worthy pasta maker and a trusted recipe, you’ll be able to easily create your own Italian feast – add candles and a bottle of wine and you’ll have a romantic Valentine’s night in! Made from solid steel, the Imperia Titania Pasta Maker has a wooden handle right through to its sturdy table clamp that ensures even lasagne sheets and more. The bundle deal also includes a lovely aluminium hearts mould and rolling pin – perfect for making adorable heart-shaped raviolis for your romantic night in!

*Available at ToTT for $91.20, Usual Price $119.40

3. For the men who love their steak: Primo Sous Vide Water Bath 

This Japanese-style slicer turns fresh vegetables into long, beautiful strips that will turn your Yu Sheng into a showstopper! Equipped with fine, medium and coarse blades, the slicer guarantees perfect strips of vegetables each time.

*Available at ToTT for $40.80, Usual Price $58.30

4. For the girl who loves breakfast for dinner: Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker

Whether it’s a breakfast of classic waffles with maple syrup or a decadent meal of buttermilk chicken with fluffy waffles, the Cuisinart Waffle Maker will be a fantastic gift for the girl who loves her waffles! Why wait in line and pay more at hipster cafes when you can have your own waffles any day and any time? You can even serve her breakfast in bed with this handy, space-saving appliance. 😉

*Available at ToTT for $160, Usual Price $228.90

5. For the girl who loves to wine a little: Magisso Terracotta Wine Cooler

Chocolates, wine, and the works – why not broaden her bubbly horizons not just with a bottle of wine or champagne, but a wine cooler as well? The Magisso Terracotta Wine Cooler keeps wine and champagne at the perfect temperature – all you have to do is soak it in cold water before using it, add your favourite bottle of vino and enjoy! Oh, you can even personalise it by writing messages using chalk on the sides of the cooler!

*Available at ToTT for $71.30, Usual Price $101.90

6. For the girl with a sweet tooth: Cuisinart Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

This will come in handy when she’s home and her sweet tooth wants a treat! Get sweet satisfaction at home by filling her fro-yo and sorbet cravings in 20 minutes or less! Simply add ingredients to the bowl and let the fuss-free machine take it from there. The Cuisinart Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker makes up to 1 ½ quarts and its double-insulated freezer bowl eliminates the need for ice. Heavy duty motor can handle ice cream, sorbet, frozen drinks and more – perfect for girly nights in!

*Available at ToTT for $139.30, Usual Price $199.

*Promotional prices valid till 14 Feb 2018.

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Your Checklist of Kitchen Tools to Get Ready for CNY

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Your Checklist of Kitchen Tools to Get Ready for CNY

As the Lunar New Year begins, we bid goodbye to the year of the Monkey and usher in the year of the Dog – it’s time to soak in the Lunar New Year festivities with plenty of good food, and more importantly, spending quality time with loved ones!


1. A Handy Set of Casserole Dishes

CNY feasting calls for a handy set of casserole dishes to prepare your Pen Chai, claypot rice and even braised meats – the Lava cast iron casseroles will do the job perfectly for you. These heavy-duty vibrant red casseroles have three coats of porcelain enamel layered onto premium cast iron, fired twice for lasting durability and superb cooking performance. They’ll be in your kitchen for a long time to come!

*Available at ToTT for $38 – $157.70, Usual Price $47.50 – $197.20,


2. Zyliss Swift Dry Salad Spinner

Thinking of skipping the over-priced store-bought Yu Shengs? This will be your new go-to kitchen tool. One-handed fast pump action handle locks down for easy storage with its air vents in its basket lid and base to maximise air intake and water release. Paired with the unique AquaVent technology which removes 25% more water, you’ll be left with crisp, fresh veggies for your Yu Shengs, salads and more!

*Available at ToTT from $47.90 – $61.50, Usual Price $59.90 to $76.90

3. Benriner Vegetable Turning Slicer

This Japanese-style slicer turns fresh vegetables into long, beautiful strips that will turn your Yu Sheng into a showstopper! Equipped with fine, medium and coarse blades, the slicer guarantees perfect strips of vegetables each time.

*Available at ToTT for $40.80, Usual Price $58.30

4. Iwatani Steamboat Bundle Deal

The Iwatani Steamboat Bundle Deal will take the fuss out of your preparations and allows you to have the option of grilling for a twist. Place the Yakiniku grill plate directly on the gas cooker, loaded with the gas cartridge and it’s ready to grill your marinated meats. Not forgetting the divided Shabu Shabu pot for two soup bases – perfect for a cosy indoor dinner!

*Available at ToTT for $78, Usual Price $130

5. Cerabon Essentials Bowls

No kitchen is complete without beautiful serveware. Add a dash of colour to your dinner table with these stylish bowls in a myriad of colours and shapes to suit your preference. Fill these tapered spherical bowls with your steamboat essentials (think fishballs, sauces and more!) and your dinner table will look inviting and even more palatable!

*Available at ToTT for $10 – $56, Usual Price $15.10 to $80.

6. Jamie Oliver Bakeware

Already have a repertoire of recipes that you intend to bake this CNY? Then Jamie Oliver’s beautiful collection of baking tools and tins will be a dream! Designed to help you churn out showstopper cakes and bakes time after time – bake your signature Kueh Lapis, Butter Cakes and everything in between! The baking tins are designed to withstand temperatures of up to 240˚C and non-stick coating ensures longevity in your kitchen. It doesn’t hurt that they add a lovely pop of colour to your bakeware too!

7. Up Your Culinary Skills

Try your hand at cooking and baking your own festive goodies this year with CNY Special Classes at 15% discounts^, available at ToTT @ Dunearn and ToTT @ Suntec through January and February! Classes include Pineapple Tarts, Steamed Yam, Kueh Lapis and more.

For more Lunar New Year promotional items, visit ToTT @ Dunearn, ToTT @ Suntec or find out more at

*Promotional prices valid till 2 March 2018.
^Exclusively for ToTT members. ToTT Membership is complimentary – find out more at



New Year, New You! 8 Delicious Recipes to Clean Up Your Diet

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New Year, New You! 8 Delicious Recipes to Clean Up Your Diet

A new year signifies a new, clean slate. Whatever plan it is that you have been going back and forth about – be it a fitness plan, getting full eight hours of sleep every night, or forming healthy eating habits, now’s the time to kick it into full gear!

Tricks like incorporating veggies into your breakfasts and snacking on fruits everyday are some easy ways to upgrade the healthy eating habits you might already have. If healthy eating is one of your priorities for 2018, check out these delicious recipes to play around with and make the most out of your clean slate of 365 days!


1. Lemon Zucchini Bread

Yes, you can get your veggie and fruit intake all in a dessert! This classic zucchini bread recipe has a lemon bread twist to it, making it the perfect quick bread perfect for breakfast on-the-go, or a yummy tea time treat! Trust us – this tangy, moist recipe will be in your repertoire for years to come!  

Watch now:  
Get the recipe HERE.
Equipment used: Jamie Oliver Non-Stick Loaf Tin (1l). Buy online now on our
Lazada or Redmart e-store!


2. Moist Organic Apple Crumble

Desserts can be delicious and healthy with this Moist Organic Apple Cake topped with Toasted Pine Nuts by Chef Daniele Sarno! Serve this for a special afternoon tea or as a dessert!

Equipment used: Jamie Oliver Non-Stick Loose Round Sandwich Tin. Buy online now on or Lazada or Redmart e-store!

3. Basic Water Kefir

Ever heard of kefir? It’s a unique cultured dairy product that’s very rich in probiotics. The name ‘kefir’ stems from the Turkish word ‘keif’, which means ‘good feeling’! This refreshing drink has benefits that include boosting your immunity system, supporting your digestion and more.  Try our Basic Water Kefir recipe – you can add in your preferred sweetener of choice (honey, agave, fruits) and tweak them to your liking!

4. Chia Seed Pumpkin Pudding

When overnight oats or a cup of yoghurt just won’t do, try a chia seed pudding! Chia seeds are a protein-packed superfood that’s great for breakfast, adding into your salads, beverages and even baked goods!

Rich in antioxidants, try this chia seed pumpkin pudding – the sweetness from the pumpkin acts as a natural sweetener!

Looking to power up your day? Then you should definitely check out our Strawberry Smoothie Bowl!

Equipment used: Zyliss Stainless Steel Balloon Whisk. Buy online now at our Lazada or Redmart e-store!

5. Sweet Potato Baked Egg Nests

Looking for the perfect prepare-ahead breakfast option for your busy work days? Look no further than these simple 2-ingredient Sweet Potato Baked Egg Nests! It looks fancy, but trust us – this one is super simple! All you have to do is shred a few sweet potatoes, nestle them into a muffin tin, crack an egg inside and into the oven they go! They’re the ideal grab-and-go protein-packed breakfast!

Watch now:
Get the recipe HERE.

Equipment used: Westmark Spiromat Vegetable Slicer. Buy online now on our Lazada or Redmart e-store!

6. Poached Egg & Avocado Toast

Keep yourselffull till lunch with this nutritious breakfast boost! Delicious, creamy avocado serves as a great alternative to butter, and goes perfectly with a runny poached egg – mop up the yolk with your toast for a satisfying end to an already tasty breakfast! Switch up the toast to sourdough, rye, multigrain bread – whichever tickles your fancy!

Watch now:  
Get the recipe HERE.

Equipment used: Grant Primo Sous Vide Water Bath

7. Roasted Broccoli Pesto

Who knew that you could switch up basil with broccoli for a delicious pesto recipe! This Roasted Broccoli Pesto tastes amazing with pasta, as a dip, or as a sandwich spread!

Prefer using basil instead? Try out our Pesto Pasta! This sentence is rather strange cos you wanna promote your broccoli peso righ then why you ask them prefer using basil ?

Equipment used: Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Processor. Buy online now at our Lazada or Redmart e-store!

8. Hummus with Flat Bread

Here’s one for the mid-day munchies! Throw out the chips and enjoy a healthy snack with Hummus and Flatbread! You can have the hummus with flatbread alone or even throw in grilled chicken and roasted vegetables for a healthy, balanced meal!

Equipment used: Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Processor. Buy online now at our Lazada or Redmart e-store!

Hungry for more? Check out our Healthy Yoghurt Bark, Easy Strawberry Smoothie Bowl and more delicious treats at our recipe page!


Christmas Special: 4 Chefs Share Their Favourite Christmas Recipe

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Christmas Special: 4 Chefs Share Their Favourite Christmas Recipe

This joyous season, we chat with some of our favourite chefs on what Christmas means to them and put together a roundup of delicious recipes that you can easily recreate at home for all your festive dinners. Indulge in these recipes that will bound showstoppers at your dinner tables! From Roasted Chicken with Grilled Vegetables, Stuffing and Truffles to Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Reduction, you’ll find something here that will suit everyone’s liking. Let the feasting begin!


1. Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Reduction by Chef Desmond Tan

“Christmas is a joyous occasion where I am able to gather many people around the table to feast together, no feeling in this world beats seeing the smiles on their faces.” – Chef Desmond Tan

When asked why he shared this particular recipe with us, Chef Desmond mentioned that many home cooks are intimidated by the idea of roasting an entire turkey. The long cooking time also makes the meat prone to being dry. He hopes that this recipe will be able to change the way people cook turkey and fall in love with the juiciness of the meat!

‘Roulading’ the turkey ensures that the meat is juicy, flavourful and makes it look worthy of being on a restaurant menu!

Chef Desmond’s must-have tool: Weber Instant Read Thermometer

Get the recipe here:


2. Roasted Chicken with Grilled Vegetables, Stuffing and Truffles by Chef Jimmy Chok

“Christmas is the time of the year where you spend time with loved ones and good friends. I prefer chicken over turkey, so this chicken with truffles recipe is my go-to when entertaining friends and family for an ultimate year-end indulgence.” – Chef Jimmy Chok


This recipe adds a touch of luxury to roast chicken with shaved truffles and delicious stuffing made from homemade toasted chestnuts, juicy mushrooms and fresh parsley. The crisp chicken skin, succulent juicy meat and rich earthy flavour of truffles is the perfect mix of comfort and extravagance with friends and family. We recommend serving this straight from the oven, paired with a bottle (or two!) of good wine!
Chef Jimmy’s  must-have tool: Scanpan Roasting Tray and Grill Pan

Get the recipe here:

3. Oven-Roasted Pork Rack by Chef Andrea Lim

“Christmas and year-end festivities are all about gathering with friends, family and enjoying an indulgent meal that we don’t usually have the time for. This Oven-Roasted Pork Rack is a recipe that has been a popular dish for many of my festive dinners – and I am sure it’ll be the same for you!”  – Chef Andrea Lim

This recipe calls for stuffing the pork rack with a mixture of spinach and mushrooms before tying it with butcher’s string and going into the oven – the stuffing adds a depth of flavour and the earthiness from the juicy mushrooms ensure that the pork is kept moist through-out your dinner! Try this show-stopping pork rack for your Christmas dinner and we’re sure it’ll be a staple for your festive meals for years to come!

Chef Andrea’s must-have tool: Nordic Ware Roasting Rack

Get the recipe here:

4. Slow Cooked Salmon Confit, served with Pumpkin in Textures by Chef Stephan Zoisl

“Christmas is a season where everyone gathers for a warm celebration. Not only is this dish aesthetically pleasing, it is also easy to prepare and delicious!” – Chef Stephan Zoisl

The slow-cooked confit melts in your mouth and highlights the exquisite flavour of salmon! If you think that serving the confit with pumpkin might make the dish boring, think again – this recipe uses the humble pumpkin in not one, but five different ways! Expect to be blown away with how much flavour the combination of salmon and pumpkin can provide!

Get the recipe here:

Chef Stephan’s must-have tools: Squeezy Bottles, Piping Nozzle (fine), stainless steel cooking rings



10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Him & Her!

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10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Him & Her!

Gift Ideas for Him

Men can be known to be challenging to buy gifts for. But whether he’s an avid home cook, fantastic host or the kind of guy who likes to unwind with a nice cold beer, you’ll find a gift here that will help him indulge in his favourite activity even more. This Christmas, show him how much you care with the best kitchen tools, accessories and gadgets that he’ll love!

1. Nachtmann Non-Lead Crystal Tumblers, Set of 4

If you’re looking for a whisky or spirit gift set, consider the Nachtmann Non-Lead Crystal Tumblers. Inspired by the precise spherical shape of soap bubbles and the colours that swirl and shimmer before disappearing, this set of tumblers capture this moment – a beautiful geometric range of crystal tumblers. It comes in a set of four, perfect for a guys’ night with his pals.

Available at ToTT for $28.50* (U.P $42.90)

2. Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller

The perfect companion for game night or when he’s having friends around – no need to keep stocking the cooler at parties or to be caught without cold beverages ! This beverage chiller makes drinks nice and cold in no time. The Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller chills beverages 90 times faster than a refrigerator – in less than 6 minutes! Beer cans will be ice cold in only 1 minute – simply add ice and water to the chilling chamber and choose the appropriate container setting, then insert your beverage and let the machine do the work.

Bundle Deal with Nachtmann Lead Crystal White WIne Stemglass, Set of 4 available at ToTT for $99.90* (U.P $230.90)


3. Grant Primo Sous Vide Water Bath

Perfect steaks will never be a problem anymore for him with sous vide cooking – the technique of cooking meat and vegetables sealed in vacuum bags and cooked in a water bath held at a precisely controlled temperature. It’s the most fool proof way to guarantee that your meat will come out perfectly cooked from edge to edge. The Primo sous vide water bath offers excellent temperature performance of ±0.2°C and temperature range up to 90°C without the high price tag. Available in Red, Black and White colour options, the Primo sous vide water bath is an excellent addition to any home or small professional kitchen.

Available at ToTT for $601* (U.P $707.10)

4. Polyscience Smoking Gun with Woodchips

This is definitely the ultimate gift to get if he’s a barbeque, smoked foods person! You might think that owning a handheld smoking gun might seem like it won’t get much use in the kitchen – but your imagination is the only boundary with this nifty tool. The Polyscience Smoking Gun effortlessly infuse foods and drinks with natural applewood or hickory flavors without the extra heat. Smoke from the gun is piped into any container with an ingredient or dish, covered with plastic and allowed to seep flavour into your food/drink. Yes, you read that right – you can even smoke beverages with this!

Available at ToTT for $299* (U.P $400.70)

5. Epicurean Wood Fibre Cutting Board & Atlantic Chef Forged Carving Knife & Fork

This bundle deal makes for the perfect gift for the many rounds of Christmas get-togethers! Epicurean produces high-quality boards and are the cutting board of choice for many professional chefs. Made from a composite of wood-based paper fibre and resin, they have the look and feel of wood while adding some distinct benefits. Like wood, they won’t readily dull knives, but they are dishwasher safe. This cutting board is attractive enough for table presentation for all your Christmas roasts and make for a perfect gift to both the serious chef and the casual home cook! Pair the cutting board! As season approaches, with Thanksgiving Dinner and Christmas dinners on the horizon, many of us turn thoughts to having a good carving knife set to carve the perfect turkey, ham, prime rib, or roast for our holiday dinner. The Atlantic Chef Forged Carving Knife & Fork will definitely find its way to your holiday meals – two essential pieces that are essential to getting the best out of your holiday meat!

Available at ToTT for $99.90^ (U.P $144.30)


Gift Ideas for Her

1. Boska Tapas Cheese Board & Cheesy Knife

Cheese and wine night with the girls? You’re definitely covered with the Boska Tapas Cheese Board & Cheesy Knife. Carved from one piece of solid beechwood, this cheese board includes a convenient handle that offers the option of hanging it up in your kitchen. Pair the cheese board with the oakwood handle cheese knife – suitable for cutting all kinds of cheeses, but works especially well on soft cheese. The ergonomic oak handle will sit comfortably in your hand, and because the razor-sharp stainless steel blade has holes, the cheese won’t stick to it.

Available at ToTT for $39.90 (U.P $53.80)     

2. mYe Fusion 3-Tier Cake Stand

This is the perfect gift for that lady who loves to bake – a sleek and beautiful cake stand that will be a great addition to her serveware collection. Be it a show-stopping celebration cake or passing around a batch of brownies, this is the perfect cake stand for her to show off her beautiful cakes in style this festive season!

Available at ToTT for $172.90

3. Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

Ice cream at home whenever you want it? Now you can enjoy the finest homemade frozen treats – at home! The fully automatic Cuisinart® Frozen Yogurt – Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker lets you make your favorites in 20 minutes or less, with no fuss and no mess. Just add ingredients to the bowl, press ON and the machine does the rest!

Available as Bundle Deal with Cuisinart Blend & Cook Soup Maker at ToTT for $367.90 (U.P $751)

4. Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker

Forget regular waffle makers – check out the Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker! It takes up less room on the counter while making foolproof perfect fluffy Belgian waffles. Just add your favorite batter through the spout up to the fill line for consistent waffle thickness, top to bottom and side to side, that won’t spill over the edges. Indicator lights and an audible alert, plus five browning levels, guarantee crowd-pleasing waffles are perfectly baked for those sleepovers with the girls.

Available as a Bundle Deal with Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Frozen Yoghurt & Ice Cream Maker at ToTT for $753.90* (U.P $547.90)

5. Magisso Champagne Cooler

Ah, champagne. Some might say that’s a girl’s best friend. The Magisso Champagne Cooler has a porous surface that absorbs water, leaving the outside dry. Simply soak the cooler in cool water to activate the natural cooling properties that will keep the champagne chilled for hours. It also doesn’t hurt that the matte surface acts as a chalkboard to write messages on it! Perfect table centrepiece for this festive season!

Available at ToTT for $70^ (U.P $144.90)



*Promotional prices only valid from 10 Nov to 26 Dec
^Promotional prices only valid from 13 – 26 Dec (EXCLUSIVE FOR ToTT MEMBERS) 


8 Red Hot Picks & Recipes this National Day

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8 Red Hot Picks & Recipes this National Day

With Singapore’s birthday just around the corner, show our Lion City some love with these National Day nosh! Invite some friends and family over and dig into these red-and-white-themed dishes, prepared using our recommended kitchen tools and equipment that will make it a breeze from prep to cook!

1. Apple Pie

This homemade Apple Pie is a classic, from a scrumptious filling to the flaky pastry crust – homemade goodness at its very best! Use the Nordic Ware Stars & Cherries Pie Top Cutter to fashion stars for your pie top, and they’ll be a show stopping dessert at your National Day dessert table!

Recommended equipment: Nordic Ware Stars & Cherries Pie Top Cutter

2. Spaghetti alla Singapore with Prawns and Tobiko

Carb-lovers, unite! Tuck into this Spaghetti alla Singapore with Prawns and Tobiko this National Day to satiate that carb craving! Chef Felix’s recipe allows the ingredients to speak for themselves, using fresh tiger prawns and Italian parsley. Not a fan of tobiko? Swap it out for chopped Ikan Bilis for an extra kick to your pasta!

Recommended equipment: Jamie Oliver Pasta Essentials Set, Red

3. Chocolate Mocha Bundt Cake

This chocolate mocha bundt cake makes use of the gorgeous spiral tin, and you really need very minimal decoration, as the design should be the masterpiece here. Bring it up a notch with fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries and more to make them look extra special for National Day!

Recommended equipment: Nordic Ware PLATINUM Heritage Bundt Pan

4. Chili Crab with Mantou

Dive in with your hands with this national favourite! Stir-fried in a delicious gooey gravy on sweet, savoury tomato and chili sauce, this finger-licking good recipe will leave you wanting more. Remember to mop up the gravy with mantous!

Recommended equipment: Zyliss Seafood Cracker

5. Sous Vide Wagyu Beef

There’s nothing quite like slicing into a tender, succulent piece of beef that has been cooked to perfection. Indulge in this all-star, easy-to-make Sous Vide Wagyu Beef that melts in your mouth thanks to the Sous Vide method of cooking! Serve this with a side salad, mashed potatoes or just on its own for guests to pick on!

Recommended equipment: Primo Sous Vide Water Bath, Red

6. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

What’s not to love about a delicious whoopie pie, especially when they’re in a lip-smacking red velvet flavour? This National Day, try your hand at these red velvet whoopie pies to celebrate with your loved ones, family gatherings and parties. The mildly sweet dough complements the cream cheese frosting perfectly – these are the ultimate decadence in little packages! Rope in the kids to spread the frosting and sandwich the whoopie pies for the perfect weekend bake-out!

Recommended equipment: De Buyer Black Steel Baking Tray with Oblique Edge Black

7. Black Sesame Macarons

Forget store-bought macarons, try these Black Sesame Macarons for a delightful local twist! This recipe by Chef Mimi teaches you to bake the perfect macaron that is light and airy that sandwiches the fragrant Black Sesame Custard Filling.

Recommended tool: Silpat Silicone Macaron Mat

8. No Bake Mini Matcha Cheesecakes

If you’re like most Singaporeans, you’re probably gaga over matcha! Try these No Bake Mini Matcha Oreo Cheesecakes – creamy and sweet, mini Matcha cheesecakes with an Oreo cookie base! Make these ahead of your party and take them out just a few minutes before serving for the ultimate dessert!

Recommended equipment: Nordic Ware 3-Piece Prep & Serve Mixing Bowl Set

LOCAL FOOD SPECIAL – 7 Classic Local Recipes to try in July!

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LOCAL FOOD SPECIAL – 7 Classic Local Recipes to try in July!

As Singapore celebrates our Annual Singapore Food Festival in July, why not join in this fiesta by recreating your childhood’s most-comforting food memories in your own kitchen with classic local recipes that will surely bring you on a nostalgic journey to the past!

Cook up a storm with favourites such as Kueh Dadar, Onde Onde, and all-time favourite Singapore Laksa. Take your pick from our list below and start whipping up these delights!

1. Kueh Dadar

A Sink your teeth in a local Peranakan delicacy made from pandan flavoured crepes with shredded Gula Melaka coconut filling.This sweet coconut stuffed pancake roll is usually served as a snack at tea time that goes wonderfully well with coffee or tea!

Recommended equipment: Nordic Ware Traditional French Steel Crepe Pan

2. Chicken Satay

Instead of heading to the Satay Club for your satay fix, learn how to make your own rendition of this Singapore classic right at home! Be the hero of the barbecue with these dangerously addictive sweet and sticky satay skewers! These flavourful morsels of chicken are marinated in a blend of spices overnight, allowing the meat to absorb all the flavours before hitting the grill. Served with a homemade delicious peanut dipping sauce, trust us when we say you won’t be able to stop at one!

Recommended equipment: Cuisinart Griddler®

3. Pisang Goreng

Pisang Goreng (banana fritter) is a beloved local snack that is gettingmore difficult to find these days! Make your own sweet bananas cookedtill tender and coated with a delicate crispy batter makes for theperfect tea time snack!

Recommended equipment: Ibili Inducta Ceramic Frying Pans, Set of 2

4. Wanton Noodles with Char Siew

A firm favourite with local diners, some prize the texture of thewantons over the texture of the noodles, while the soup and condimentsmake or break the dish for others.
With this recipe, you can cook the noodles’ texture till your likingand add as much or little condiments as you like. Enjoy a delicious bowlof Wanton Noodles served with dark soya sauce, topped with wanton andbarbecued char siew in the comfort of your own home!

Recommended equipment: Zebra Sauce Pan with Glass Lid & Frying Basket

5. Siew Mai with Scallops

Along with Har Gow (crystal shrimp dumplings), Siew Mai (Chinese pork and shrimp dumplings) are a dim sum classic. Though it has Cantonese origins, Siew Mais are a perennial local favourite when diners head to dim sum restaurants.
Learn to make these little treasures filled with pork and shrimp that are incredibly juicy and flavourful with Chef Trish Yee’s recipe!

Recommended equipment: Oval Chinese Bamboo Steaming Case

6. Chili Crab with Mantou

This is one that needs no introduction! An iconic local dish with aneggy, slightly sweet and tangy sauce, it is almost a must to enjoy withmantous. Traditionally served with steamed mantous, they are equallygood with deep-fried mantous as well.  Indulge this finger-licking goodlocal favourite dish with Chef Michele’s recipe for a home-cooked crabfiesta at home!

Recommended equipment: Zebra Chinese Wok with Lid

7. Traditional Sliced Bak Kwa

Best described as ‘Chinese Pork Jerky’, this is probably the mostindulgent dish on the list! Commonly seen during Chinese New Year, theseaddictive sliced meats are easier to make that you think – bookmarkthis for Chinese New Year and you won’t have to brave the long queuesfor store-bought Bak Kwa!

Recommended equipment: Excalibur 9 Tray Dehydrator

Stretch your dollar with ToTT this GSS! Enjoy 50% off selected products, 10% off STOREWIDE* and more! Shop for all your essential cook, bake, and host ware at irresistible prices – only from 9 June – 13 Aug! T&Cs apply.

For the month of July only, shop exclusive Purchase with Purchase deals in-store with a min. spending of $100, $300 and $500!

10% off storewide only applicable for Citi Credit Cardmembers from 9 – 30 June & 1 – 13 Aug.

Hungry for more local delights and Peranakan kuehs? Then be sure to check out the upcoming Kueh Appreciation Day only at ToTT @ Dunearn on 23 July!

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy traditional kueh (the Malay word for cake) from nine local kueh artisans from different ethnic groups – Eurasian, Hainanese, Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka, Peranakan, and Malay – that are stalwarts in the trade; as well as watch live demonstrations of rarely-seen creations.

Find out more here!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 6 Gifts Mom will Appreciate!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 6 Gifts Mom will Appreciate!

Celebrate the amazing women in your life with one of these thoughtful gifts that will last! From stylish champagne coolers to cool kitchen gadgets, we have something to suit everyone. Shop our Mother’s Day Sale from 28 April – 14 May!

Make Mother’s Day an extra special celebration and present a toast to Mom or the leading lady in your life with the Magisso Champagne Cooler and fine Nachtmann Bavarian Lead Crystal Champagne Glasses (Set of 6) (Now $78.30, U.P $111.90)! Celebrate in style as you won’t need a freezer or a fridge to keep your drinks cool with the awarded Naturally Cooling Ceramic barware. Just soak the Naturally Cooling Ceramics in water for a minute or two before use. It will keep content cool for two to four hours. You can also create your very own design or write a personal message for Mom on the side of the Ceramics with a chalk!
Magisso Champagne Cooler (Now $101.40, U.P $144.90)
Nachtmann Bavarian Lead Crystal Champagne Glasses (Set of 6) (Now $78.30, U.P $111.90)

A staple for many Mother’s Day gift-giving seasons, the food processor is essential for any household gourmet looking to create succulent and nutritious meals. The Cuisinart Mini-Prep® Plus Processor is the perfect little helper for small food preparation, from chopping herbs or bread crumbs, to finely grinding hard cheese. Its versatility lies in the special Auto Reversing Smart Blade™, which makes it easier to process both soft and hard foods. Designed in Italy, the Mini-Prep Plus’ sleek touch pad controls afford easy cleaning and an elegant look.
Cuisinart Mini-Prep® Plus Processor (Now $138.60, U.P $199)

If Mom is an early riser, why not surprise her with a delicious quiche for breakfast in bed? Roll up your sleeves and start making a delicious homemade quiche with the Nordic Ware Pro Form Quiche/Tart Pan. With a self-crimpled edge, this 10 inch quiche/tart pan has a removable bottom, which makes for easy release and serving. Pair your quiche with a simple salad and a refreshing drink and you’ve got yourself the perfect Mother’s Day lunch or brunch!
Nordic Ware Pro Form Quiche/Tart Pan (Now $23.70, U.P $33.90)

Is that special lady in your life an avid baker?  The mYe FUSION 3-Tier Cake Stand makes for the perfect setting for her edible works of art to be displayed on. Tie a ribbon to the stand and gift it with some delicious goodies for Mother’s Day! Whether you are presenting a show-stopping celebration cake or passing around a batch of brownies, this 3-Tier Cake Stand will do the job perfectly.
mYe FUSION 3-Tier Cake Stand (Now $121, U.P $172.90)

If you need some décor inspiration for your dining table this Mother’s Day, try the luxurious Garnier Thiebaut 100% Cotton Table Runner with Green Sweet Coating. Established in 1870, Garnier-Thiebaut creates beautiful, quality French table linens. Their linens have been used by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva, The Ritz Carlton and many other renowned establishments. Garnier-Thiebaut’s damask cotton tablecloths are made using 100% two-ply twisted cotton, mercerized for long life and durability of the product. The designs are created by our team of designers to follow the home fashion trends.

Garnier Thiebaut 100% Cotton Table Runner with Green Sweet Coating (Now $118.30, U.P $147.90).

Treat your Mom to a different kind of celebration this Mother’s Day and enjoy a precious bonding activity together!  Spend some quality time in the kitchen making delicacies from scratch under the guidance of ToTT Chef Instructors. ToTT Members enjoy one for one off these special classes.

Mother’s Day 1-for-1 Special: All About Macarons
Bake delicate macarons with fragrant rose and red velvet buttercream with Chef Michele Ow in the comfort of a state-of-the-art hands-on studio! The class also includes a discussion with Chef Michele that covers tips, techniques and troubleshooting through-out the class.

Mother’s Day 1-for-1 Special: Orange, Cherry & Chocolate Cake
Learn to bake a refreshing Orange Yogurt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Sour Cherry & Berry Compote, and a decadent Chocolate Glazed Orange Cake with Chef Claire Marie Change! The class also includes a discussion with Chef Michele that covers tips, techniques and troubleshooting through-out the class.

Easter Delights: Baking Essentials for your perfect Easter party!

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Easter Delights: Baking Essentials for your perfect Easter party!

Easter is always a great time for families and friends to get together – if you’re planning an Easter party this year, get baking and treat your guests to some homemade Easter goodies! Whether you’ve decided to bake cookies, cupcakes or show-stopping cakes, here’s a round-up of all the baking essentials you will need this Easter for the perfect party! Discover everything you need to rise to the occasion with our range of Easter baking essentials.

1. Meri Meri Easter Party & Bakeware

Decorate your Easter cakes in style with these cute cake toppers featuring Easter bunnies with flowers and flags. The toppers are embellished with satin cord and shiny gold foil. Perfect for that carrot cake
Here’s a fantastic Honeycomb Bunny Cake Toppers to get you started!

2. Nordic Ware 3 Tiered Cake Pop Display Stand

Transport all your yummy cake pop creations easily with the Nordic Ware 3 Tiered Cake Pop Display Stand! The keeper works with standard-sized treat sticks and can securely hold 37 cake pops in place for decorating and transport. 

3. Jamie Oliver Bakeware

The range of bakeware and baking tools from Jamie Oliver is every home baker’s dream. Each piece has been smartly designed to help turn out show-stopping cakes and melt-in-the-mouth dishes time after time. The new range includes non-stick baking tins, loaf tins, whisks and many more baking tools.

4. Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

Enjoy the finest homemade frozen treats – at home! The fully automatic Cuisinart® Frozen Yogurt – Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker lets you make your favorites in 20 minutes or less, with no fuss and no mess. Just add ingredients to the bowl, press ON and the machine does the rest – delicious frozen treats for everyone in no time!

6. IBILI Mini Aluminium Non-stick Frying Pans

The IBIILI Aluminium Non-stick Frying Pans from Ibili is ideal for making eggs or pancakes in the shape of a bear. This pan will brighten up your food kitchen. The sloped sides let food slide out easily, and the non-stick surface makes cleanup effortless. Whether you’re a serious gourmet, a regular entertainer, or cooking for the family, no other piece of cookware performs with this omelette pan. Make delicious mini pancakes with these frying pans for the kids this coming Easter!

Check out our store for more Easter Promotions!