Doing Our Part: Sustainability and Clean Eating with Mekhala

With the increasing consumption of one-use plastics, the level of pollution on Earth is increasingly at a worrying rate. Food production can affect the natural humane ecological environment. Moreover, food is associated with harmful preservatives and additives that can adversely affect our bodies. All these things jointly contribute to unsustainable food production and a vulnerable […]

“Stockpiling” – For Soups, Stews and More!

Soup stock is a favorite in many households because it is just so versatile and useful to have around! It can be turned into soups, a snack, or a tummy-warming hearty meal. That is why we love to “stockpile” different stocks that can conveniently be used at any time for any occasion.     Stock […]

Why Plant-Based Ingredients are Best for Your Overall Health

Veganism has taken the world by storm, so much so that PETA Asia named it the second-most vegan-friendly city in the region. While some are doing it to lessen their carbon footprint and save animal lives, others are doing it for health-related reasons. When you look at the risks associated with eating too much meat, […]

Soy Sauce: Everything You Wanted to Know and More

For much Asian cooking, soy sauce is the key to bringing the dish alive. But a stroll down the supermarket aisle could leave you overwhelmed because of the enormous variety of soy sauce products available! Let us demystify the realm of soy sauces so that the next time you are looking to pick up a […]

Gut Benefits Of Lemongrass, Turmeric, and Ginger

Everyone hates stomach cramps and nausea, and diarrhea is a dangerous symptom in children and older adults. Besides, our gut microbiota is capable of modulating many other functions in the human body, including our immune response and certain neurotransmitters in the brain. These facts only highlight how important is our gut health for our general […]

How to Make Your Pantry Last and Reduce Food Waste

Whether you’re on lockdown or trying to reduce trips to the supermarket, or even just wanting to know how to reduce food waste, these tips on how to extend the life of your pantry goods can make a big difference. You’ll be surprised what new and delicious creations one can make with ingredients we usually […]

Tips on How to Reduce Food Waste at Home

Being mindful is the key to sustainable living. Practicing mindfulness does not necessarily mean to meditate, but to be aware and be more conscious about our own actions. As with any other new habit, welcoming a mindful lifestyle requires practice, and the best place to start is right at HOME. Studies have shown that we […]

Top 5 Proteins For The Perfect Curry

We are familiar with “Thai green curry chicken”, “massaman beef” and “red duck curry”. But there’s an art to selecting the right protein to make the perfect curry. For example, pork tends to be tough when used in quick curries. Chicken breast a little dry. Beef needs to come from the right part of the […]

Schools of Hope – Empowering Women and Youths

I wake most days excited and grateful for this job that I do. Yes, we are not curing cancer or eradicating poverty, but we are creating healthier, happier and more delicious lives every day. What’s not to love? Add to that our new internship programme with the Schools Of Hope.     The description on […]

4 (Calorie-Cutting) Coconut Milk Substitutes for Curries

We often have customers who buy our curry pastes ask us, “Do I have to use coconut milk?” The answer is “absolutely not“! There are other options, depending on one’s concern about said milk.   So – what ARE the top concerns?   #1 High calorie/fat content. (Yes, it’s true. One cup of unctuous, undiluted […]

4 Western Utensils for Asian Cooking

For anyone who is new to Asian cooking, it might be a little daunting having to figure out which sauces, condiments and tools are necessary to whip up an authentic meal. In this video, Daphne shares her tips on 4 western cooking utensils that double up nicely in Asian cooking so you can start cooking […]

3 Must-Have Pots & Pans for Asian Cooking

Whether you are setting up a new nest, or embarking on a new culinary phase in life, filling your kitchen with the right tools from the start will help you go a long way. In this video, Daphne shares her top 3 must-have pots & pans to help get you started.