Happy Foodie New Year

December 2017

S1 Ep6

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Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and Cavin Soh has a celebratory feast with his friends and explores the traditions of the Lunar New Year. He visits Red Star Restaurant, where he meets chef Sin Leong and chef Hooi Kok Wai. These culinary masters are two of the four original creators of the famous Yu Sheng, a raw fish salad that is traditionally tossed by diners to usher in a prosperous new year. With its numerous special ingredients and condiments, this popular and symbolic dish is r...

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Cavin Soh travels to Singapore’s Chinatown district to soak up the Chinese New Year atmosphere and visit stores selling Chinese New Year goods. While there, he drops by Wo Peng Cuisine restaurant to meet chef Julian Tam, who was the pioneer chef to bring the Cantonese Lunar New Year dish Poon Choi to Singapore. Back in the kitchen, chef Huang Ching Biao incorporates essential ingredients used in popular Chinese New Year dishes by whipping up two tasty Lunar New Year dishes: the hearty boiled ch...

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Bak Kwa is one of the most popular delicacies in Singapore during the Chinese New Year. To understand why the delicacy is a must-have for the festive season, Cavin Soh visits an established store selling the tasty Chinese dried meat with local chef Daniel Sia. Having enjoyed his slices of Bak Kwa, Cavin sets off to discover the various and complex processes that are required to produce these distinctive treats. Returning to the kitchen, Cavin reconvenes with Daniel who uses Bak Kwa as his cooki...

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Besides being known for its medicinal benefits, bird’s nest makes for a popular Chinese New Year gift as well. Cavin Soh meets up with chef Huang Ching Biao of Jin Shan Restaurant who shares with him the culinary knowledge on how to differentiate the varying types of bird’s nest and how to prepare this extravagant delicacy. Curious to learn more about the exceptional dish, Cavin sets off to investigate its long and tedious preparation process to make it ready for its transformation into a delic...

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Cavin Soh goes on a culinary journey in search of the fascinating history behind the popular Singaporean dish, Bak Kut Teh with local chef, Patrick Tan. Curious to find out how to cook up this distinct yet flavoursome soup, Cavin sets off to unravel the secret behind the spices used in the unique mix. With the acquired knowledge and new inspiration, Cavin returns to the kitchen and joins Chef Patrick in cooking up the hearty and delectable baked seafood platter using the Bak Kut Teh spices.

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Join host Cavin Soh as he explores new dishes to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year with his family. Cavin pays a visit to Bee Heong Palace Restaurant and meets up with prominent local chef Goh Eng Gee, who has specially prepared a sumptuous feast for Cavin. Joined by the chef himself, Cavin learns about Singapore’s traditional Chinese New Year dishes and their significance during the festive season. One of the dishes that Cavin particularly enjoys is the braised pig trotter. Inspired to f...