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Singapore’s New Year’s Eve Eating Destination

If you think that all establishments are closed during New Year’s Eve, well, it’s not. A lot of restaurants and food chains in Singapore are open to serve their customers to the fullest during New Year’s Eve. However, there are other businesses that close early to prepare and celebrate together with their families during New Year’s Eve.

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1. Catalunya. International Chef for the year 2013 Ferran Adria, brother of Albert Adria who serves his sample recipes at Catalunya which includes sashimi, crab cake withblue crab, premium beef and many mouth-watering foods. This is exclusively discounted every Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

2. Au Chocolat. Presenting their 3-dish dinner menu, Au Chocolat is not behind when New Year’s Eve comes. Their delicious duck recipes and other sea foods make them popular and making people find their way back to the place.

3. Caffè B. Italian cuisine is here in Singapore, as Caffè B serves their extraordinary New Year’s Eve menu in an exceptionally reasonable price.

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4. Edge. Before you say that crab is just an ordinary food, let Edge give you the chance to taste their one of a kind Alaskan king crab. Apart from their best seller, you can also dig into their hams, oysters, salmons and etc.

5. Gattopardo. When you want an extremely extraordinary New Year’s Eve, you cannot commit mistake once you choose to celebrate your New Year’s Eve at Gattopardo. Most of the food served here are of chef Lino Sauro’s work. In here are fine Italian plates like braised octopus, pasta and their top food in the menu – seafood stew.

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The Truth about Coffee

Coffee is the world’s most common beverage. Thousands of people consume it every minute of the day. Popular for its distinctive aroma and flavour, this drink has transcended boarders and cultures.

Before it gets into our cups, coffee is processed and brewed. Depending on the process and its seeds, coffee can be cheap or very expensive. The positive and negative effects of coffee have been disputed for a long time. The main component of coffee that is always in question is the caffeine. Caffeine is a legal psychoactive drug which seeks to stimulate the brain function. If you take this, expect the restoration of alertness and changing of perception and mood.

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Positive Effects

Caffeine can serve as an antidepressant, as it carries an inhibitory effect that reduces the feeling of depression. It has also been observed that that decaffeinated coffee prevents prostate cancer and type 2 diabetes. Coffee in general reduces illnesses like Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s and various heart diseases.

The presence of antioxidants found in your cup of coffee neutralizes free radicals from doing further damage to your cells.

Negative Effects

Too much coffee is detrimental to health. The risks of coffee can be mainly attributed to its caffeine content. Caffeine can cause mild-to-severe headaches and anxiety disorders. It can also worsen existing conditions arrhythmias, gastroesophagael reflux disease and, in some cases, it can cause sleeping disorders. Elderly people are allowed to drink caffeinated coffee in moderation because too much can cause heartburn.

Just to be safe, you can always choose decaffeinated coffee. If you cannot drink without caffeine, remember to drink moderately.

Take a Sip: Different Drinks to Enjoy Your Summer

Summer is finally here and the best way to beat it- summer refreshments or drinks. Walking under the sun is more fun when we have something to drink and nibble.

The good thing about summer drinks is that it can be made in the comforts of our house. As long as we have the blender, fruit, ice, milk and other ingredients, we can make anything we want. To begin our summer, we can create simple blends.

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Lemonades

Lemonade is the classic way to enjoy our summer. To make this classic drink, we only need lemons, water, sugar and ice. The first thing to do is squeeze the lemon, add the water and the sugar. You can put it in the refrigerator or you can serve it with ice.

Juice Drinks

Famous juice drinks include watermelon and pina colada slushes. For watermelon slushie, you only need seeded watermelon, ice and honey. You need a blender to crush the ice. After that, add and blend the melon until you achieve the texture you want. Lastly, add the honey and blend it again for ten more seconds.

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For pina colada slushie, you need fresh pineapples, pineapple juice, cream of coconut and ice cubes. Prepare your pineapple by slicing it into cubes. Crush the ice first and mix the remaining ingredients.

Iced Coffees

If you are a coffee addict but you don’t want it hot, iced coffee is your best shot. Making iced coffee is not that hard because like other refreshments, you just need to mix all ingredients. Basically you only need instant coffee granules, sugar, warm water and cold milk.

Look for a container that you can use to mix your coffee, sugar and warm water. Shake it until it is foamy then pour it into a glass full of ice. Then finally you can add cold milk.

Practical Tips about Barbecuing

Bbq wholesale is one booming business venture in Singapore for the reason that Singaporeans are a people who love to eat. Grilling is an easy thing do which is also one reason why bbq catering is thriving in the country. Whatever you are planning to cook the next time you go grilling—whether it is satay, chicken wings, or any bbq food—here are some practical information you might find useful.

Mixing and Storage Containers
Bbq catering businesses are professionals that know the importance of using the right storage containers for bbq food spices, sauces, and other ingredients. When you put bbq ingredients in certain kinds of metal containers and bowls, there is a tendency that the ingredients will have a slight, undesirable metal flavour. Reactive metal containers include those that are made of aluminum and copper. To avoid this kind of bbq Singapore problem, you can use glass or plastic containers instead for mixing and storing foodstuff. Bbq wholesale businesses store seasonings and other ingredients in these kinds of materials to keep the right flavours. If you notice, seasonings and ingredients that are available in Singapore grocery stores are contained in either plastic or glass containers.

Protecting Cookware
If you want to grill like a pro just like the bbq catering companies in Singapore, it is imperative for you to know how to protect your cookware. Using a standard aluminum pan for grilling might cause you a headache afterwards as they tend to be dark brown after grilling, thus becoming harder to clean. To make things easier, you can make use of a heavy-duty aluminum foil to wrap the aluminum pans for added protection. After grilling, simply take off the aluminum foil. This can save much of your time and effort. Some bbq wholesale companies also use grills that are made of cast iron which are a more durable option. Cast iron grills are also naturally dark in colour, and so a little more grilling won’t hurt.

Preventing Rusts
One common problem of most bbq catering companies is keeping their grills and smokers rust-free. Rusty grilling equipment can cause undesirable taste in the bbq food and that is a serious mistake when it comes to catering. In order to make your grilling materials last longer and get the most out of them, it is important that you prevent them from getting corroded. One thing you should always do is remove the ashes after grilling. When ashes become wet, they can result to lye, a caustic base that has a propensity to corrode iron. See to it that after you grill, you wash the grilling equipment and clean out the ashes. Then, you can spray it with a cleaning solution of 2 tablespoons of vinegar per 1 gallon of water. Make sure that it dries well after.

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