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Fun Cooking with CulinaryOn

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Doggie boy and me- Picture by Culinnaryon
Doggie boy and me- Picture by Culinnaryon

 

The kids and I enjoyed a fun cooking experience with Culinaryon this January. We were invited to learn how to make pasta and chocolate lava cake from the culinary chefs  at the cooking school.

Located at One Raffles Place the studio occupies 7000 sq ft  and has 4 event areas with 16 cooking stations, 4 chef tables and a well stocked bars.

Tiger girl and me
Tiger girl and me

We were treated to light refreshment with  some Hors d’oeuvre before the cooking session started.

The boys with their chef
The boys with their chef

It was a hands on workshop and the adults and kids were separated into different groups.

Monkey boy whisking the egg in a bowl.
Monkey boy whisking the egg in a bowl.
Tiger girl watching how the chef whisks the eggs
Tiger girl watching how the chef whisks the eggs

We started off making the Chocolate lava cake and were shown the steps that are taken to create the cake.

Melting the chocolate in a double boiler
Melting the chocolate in a double boiler

Making the chocolate that went inside the cake was a fun task. I got to see how the chocolate bits slowly melt under heat to form the chocolate sauce that was to ooze out from the cake.

Tiger girl seeing how the pasta dough was made
Tiger girl seeing how the pasta dough was made

Once the lava cakes were ready and placed in the oven to bake we started on pasta making.  The chef showed us how to make a well with the flour and place the eggs within it. Kneading it carefully the ingredients combined to form a dough.

The chef putting the dough through the pasta maker
The chef putting the dough through the pasta maker

Once the dough had been made it was  cut into mini blocks before being sent through the pasta maker attachment to flatten it into sheets.

One flatten sheet of pasta
One flatten sheet of pasta
Pasta cutter
Pasta cutter

After the pasta had been flatten it was put through a cutter so that you get the noodle like pasta that you eat.

Monkey boy examining the pasta
Monkey boy examining the pasta
Monkey boy separating out the pasta
Monkey boy separating out the pasta

Once the pasta was made it was time to cook it.

Cooking the seafood pasta
Cooking the seafood pasta

The adults had seafood pasta while the kids had two choices. They had either cream based pasta or tomato based one.

Seafood Pasta for the adults
Seafood Pasta for the adults
The two different pastas for the kids
The two different pastas for the kids

Doggie boy loved the creme sauce based pasta while Tiger girl preferred the tomato based one.

Monkey boy and me had the seafood pasta and it was certainly yummy!!

The chocolate lava cake served with ice-cream
The chocolate lava cake served with ice-cream

After pasta it was time for dessert  and the kids love the fact that they were served freshly made ice-cream made with nitrogen.

Tiger girl tucking into her dessert
Tiger girl tucking into her dessert
The molten chocolate oozing out from the cake
The molten chocolate oozing out from the cake

 

The kids watching the magic show
The kids watching the magic show

There was an entertainer there who put on a magic show for the kids after the food had been made. All of them were engrossed with his performance.

The boys seeking time alone with the magician
The boys seeking time alone with the magician

You could say that the boys were more interested in magic then cooking as they sourced out the magician halfway into their cooking lesson.  They were thrilled when he taught them a few different card tricks.

The certificate that all of us received
The certificate that all of us received

The afternoon ended off with the distribution of certificates which marked our participation in the class.

Have you attended a cooking/baking class

with your kids before?

 

Culinaryon Singapore

#04-63 Tower 2 , One Raffles Place

Singapore 048616

Disclaimer: We were invited to attend a cooking sessions for parents and kids at Culinaryon. All opinions are 100%  mine.

 

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Painted Ducks at Miaoli Sanyu Duck DIY

Our painted artwork
Our painted artwork

We had fun trying out different types of crafts during the December holidays. One activity which the kids and I tried was painting on wood.

The color mixing chart
The color mixing chart

Ducks and woodwork are the main attraction in Miaoli.    We were taken to a Duck DIY workshop during one of the day trips in Miaoli, Taiwan.

The equipment we were given
The equipment we were given

Each of us chose the wooden item which we would like to paint on.

Tiger girl chose the horse above to paint. We were give a pallet , blotting paper and paint brush and were off to do our painting.

Painting the base coat on the horse
Painting the base coat on the horse

Painting a wooden figurine was not as easy as we thought. It requires several coats of paint and drying in between to get the perfect finish.

Doggie boy painting his chosen Duck shaped tray
Doggie boy painting his chosen Duck shaped tray

We were given pots of colored paint which had their consistency pre-mixed. The kids were to scoop out the amounts that they require to put on their palettes and mix the colors if needed.

The kids seated at the table
The kids seated at the table

The workshop was held in a traditional looking classroom with wooden benches and tables.

The kids had to use the hairdryer to dry their wooden statues after each new coat of paint has been added on. This is to ensure that the statue would have a smooth finish when  it goes through the furnace in the end.

It took about 2 hours before their masterpieces were completed and ready for the furnace.

Ice cream treat for the kids
Ice cream treat for the kids

There is time for ice-cream anytime while on holidays.  The kids enjoyed their flower shaped ice-cream  after they completed their crafts.

Have you painted on wood before?

 

Sanyi Duck DIY

No. 176, Chonghe Road, Sanyi Township, Miaoli County

Phone : +88637872076

Price : Free to visit DIY from $200NT
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