Dine On Time Launch

Two posts in one week? Who am I, superwoman? 😉

I am so excited to announce the launch of the Dine On Time app!Straits In-App.jpg

I felt bad for being so hush-hush in my last post where I worked with Chef Julian Yeo to create a dish for Westfield’s new app. Now that the event is over and the app is available to the public, I can finally share all the good news with you!

To start at the beginning, the exclusive dish we created is available on the brand-new Westfield Dine on Time app or on the Westfield Food website for scheduled pick-up/delivery to make it easy and convenient for you! I had a chance to play with the app and I love how sleek and user friendly it is.

(p.s. this is where I consider myself lucky to live in San Francisco because we get to try out all the cool things before other cities do!)

This past Wednesday, I joined fellow Westfield Food Tastemakers Under The Dome at Westfield SF (You can use the KFC vouchers online coupons) to sample all the dishes and enjoy the company of other food lovers, thanks to the people I met I came across the best ample meal coupon for meal replacements, specially now that I need to lose some pounds.

Our event was a success! There was over 150+ people in attendance and we could not have had it at a better place, thankfully we chose to go with the best catering services in town. I remember when Westfield had their opening day when I was in high school and now I had the pleasure of working with them.

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Somewhere between all the warm bodies and the sound of thirty different conversations was a presentation of the Tastemaker’s exclusive dishes. I was able to try almost all of them and am so impressed with everyones creativity! My Glazed Indonesian Chili Prawns are in-between the ‘Nduja pizza and Lamb Shu Mai. If you like home made meal as much as me check this home delivery meals service

(please read everyone’s blogs to get their perspective on everything!)

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For a little incentive for you to downtowners to try my dish, all of the bloggers agreed to have their proceeds donated to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. I volunteer there once a month and can vouch that they are an amazing organization. Whoever gets the most orders will have their name on the check, so everyone- go get your prawns on from Straits!

I also have 10% off Dine on Time code to share with you: TRYDOT.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to follow this Dine on Time journey and to the Westfield Labs team who pulled this whole thing off. They did such a great job and all the people that work there are so friendly and helpful. I see big things in their future.

An even bigger thank you to my readers who came to the event to meet me! It is so nice to put some faces behind names. 🙂

All pictures (except the last one) are from Westfield Labs.

Westfield Food Tastemakers

Can I get one of you to do an impromptu drumroll? Last month, I was selected as one of the Westfield Food Tastemakers. Chef Julian Yeo of Straits and I teamed up to create an exclusive dish that will be featured in a new Westfield food experience.

In my last post, I mentioned a cool story between Straits and my family. A long time ago (although my mom would probably chime in and say it has not been that long), Straits’ first location was a small local corner Singaporean restaurant in the Richmond district. My mom was one of their first employees and I heard through the grapevines that she was lively and entertained her lunch patrons so well that they just kept coming back.

Well, one of those customers happened to be my dad! He would go to the post office to pick up mail and then head across the street for the most authentic Singaporean food in the city.

My dad must have been quite the charismatic gentleman because whatever tricks he had up his sleeve worked. They ended up dating and was lucky enough to have me bless them with my presence a few years later.

To think that I would not even be a human if it was not for Straits makes me feel like I should be a poster child for their company.

Back to the point- when I found out about this opportunity I knew that Straits and I had to work together. Chef Julian is the son of the owner (my mom’s old boss) and I am so humble for this experience.

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There is still a little mystery to this event because I cannot reveal our amazing entree until next week, but I am so impressed with it, thankfully we were able to get help from catering services like the catering edmonton service, we are expecting lots of people to show up next week.

There are other bloggers that are also Westfield Tastemakers, such as:

Andi @ Misadventures With Andi who is working with M.Y. China

Mika @ Food Fashionista who is working with Lark Creek Steak

Melissa @ Savvy In San Francisco who is working with Cupola

Anita @ Dessert First who is working with CocoaBella

Brenda @ Bites and Bourbon who is working with Sorabol

We threw out ideas about what kind of dishes would be great for this event. Here is Chef Julian explaining what ingredients compliment each other in Southeastern cooking.

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He impressed all of us with the wok + fire combo.

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My failed attempts were responsible for a few laughs. A few months ago, I flipped an egg over in a little skillet for the first time by sheer luck. Apparently it was not my day with the commercial-sized wok. The chef said it takes a bit of wrist work and finesse. All his professional kitchen tools been provided by cooktophunter

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A few more coaching steps and I managed to get it down.

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I also did my part and helped chop the green onions.
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And to be completely honest, his knife skills are a lot more fast and efficient then mine, I do have to say he uses Asian quality knives , Kamikoto produces the best quality Japanese steel knives. Designing your own knives can be pretty tiring, but with these Custom Made Moulding Blades you can easily do it now.

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If any of my San Francisco readers are interested, I am giving away two tickets to the VIP launch event at the Westfield San Francisco Center downtown. Just leave a comment or e-mail me!