Golden Jubilee National Day
My National Day 2015 celebration started on 07 August, a special national holiday declared by the President of Singapore in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee, with a special lunch where prices were 50% off for three of my favourite “high yield” items. Later in the evening, at the new Sports Hub, my wife and I were treated to Sing50, a concert celebrating 50 years of Singapore music. Thank you Mapletree – the presenting sponsor.
And on this Golden Jubilee National Day itself, my young friends and I decided to have a special home-cooked seafood dinner. Grace (of Working With Grace fame) had a supply of seafood sponsored by Crab Towkay, a home delivery seafood supplier in Singapore.
Max (from Max Clyne At Work) provided professional photography services to document our National Day culinary journey.
And I, modesty aside, was the MasterChef. Essentially I “prepared” the tough items such as the crabs, lobsters and the oysters.
This post celebrates the fruit of collaboration amongst friends with different skills – the fruit of which is the delicious seafood dinner.
The photos (except for the Sing50) which you see here come from the photographic skills of Max. And for a full description of the dinner, the blogging skills of Grace come into play in her blog post: National Day 2015 Dinner With Seafood From Crab Towkay. We believe in being the “Go-To” person when our individual skills are needed – to help a friend, to inspire and to scale greater heights.
You can go to any restaurant and order your steamed crab (or Chilli crab), lobster thermidor (or sashimi), mussels in white wine, tempura prawns and freshly shucked oysters.
But what if you have:-
** two live crabs!
** two live lobsters!
** and 3 dozens of oysters! & A Bag Of Mussels!
The Table-Ready Dishes:
** Steamed Crabs With Sliced Ginger & Chinese Wine
** Boiled Lobsters – Best With Melted Butter, Salt & Lemon or Japanese Ponzu Sauce
** Freshly Shucked Oysters
** Mussels In White Wine
MasterChef In Action
** Cooking The Mussels in NZ White Wine & My Own Ingredients
Is Cooking A Life Skill For Men?
The answer is a definite yes for those seeking a career in the culinary arts – for the potential Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay or Tetsuya Wakuda. As for me, cooking skill helps me to know about ingredients, spices, meat selection and cuts, pairings and cooking methods. Overall I am grateful to have the skill – it helps me enjoy what I eat and be adventurous in sampling foods everywhere on planet earth.
The sub-title here is also a post which I did just over a year ago. The link is here: Is Cooking A Life Skill For Men?