Just like anything in this world, one has to train in order to learn and to master whatever skill he or she would like to acquire. This training takes days...months...sometimes years and together with it comes a good amount of dedication and willpower in order to succeed. Of course, there's also the question of who should train YOU. In every field, we have the masters. One who's knowledge we wish would be imparted to us, the skill we hope we would someday embody and the respect that we aspire to attain in due time.
In the kitchen, we have the culinary masters. Actually, it has come to a point wherein I believe these masters have special powers. Unlike regular human beings, they are gifted with magical hands that can easily create one mouthwatering dish after the other. Thus, because of them, we all live a yummy life.
Oh how I wish I can someday be like them...
As my wise friend would say, the secret to a healthy life is to exercise regularly and to have a healthy nutritious diet. Today, people are getting into different types of diets -- low-salt, gluten-free, low-carb, no-carb, vegan, pesco-vegetarian...and the list goes on and on. For people with these types of diets, eating out can sometimes be an ordeal. Agree? Either you can't eat anything from the menu or the dish is usually bland and boring.
Well, things are about to change the moment you try dining at ONAKA. For one thing, the entire menu has different dishes to suit your nutritional needs. Vegans, for instance, will enjoy going through the different veggie-friendly dishes available. The good part is, you are assured of good tasting food too! I personally can assure you of that.
I was at ONAKA for my first ever cooking workshop here in Singapore. It was conducted by both Chefs Jason Vito and Benson Tong. Making use of my favorite cookware brand in the whole wide world -- TEFAL, they demonstrated three easy recipes within the span of an hour and a half! That's including a lot of chit-chatting here and there as well as us being able to try all three (3) dishes too!
Before we began with this 3rd dish, we met a new friend! Meet Mr. Butter Nut Squash (BNS)! Isn't he a cutie?
This was one dish and I was actually so surprised to learn that making pancakes from scratch can be this easy! No shortcuts here, Chef Jason made use of raw ingredients (no instant mixes) to create those fluffy pancakes with sweet butter nut squash as filling. As an added treat, we were given a scoop of homemade Banana Ice Cream which made it even more heavenly good!
Our cooking demo was short but it left me so inspired to prepare healthier dishes from now on. I've been talking endlessly about wanting to take extra care of our health and I guess this is the best way to start.
Now armed with my Tefal Comfort Touch Frypan and the Tefal Comfort Touch Saute Pan on both hands, excuse me while I head to the kitchen as the road towards a healthier, happier me begins TODAY.
Check back soon as I can't wait to share my kitchen creations with you! ♥