iChef has come to the rescue of Singaporeans seeking premium quality ingredients to whip up a spread for a Christmas or New Year function, but lacking the time to venture out and source them themself.
Created by the people of Suki Group, iChef Singapore allows customers to purchase premium-grade ingredients online (through qoo10) – the same quality foodstuffs used by popular restaurants. These ingredients are healthy, easy to cook and are purchased from countries around the world such as Japan, Argentina and Norway. In light of Christmas, they’ve recently launched a new Christmas menu that are filled with the must-haves for this season and recently opened a second outlet at The Cathay.
- Read Cassan Tan’s review of the food on her blog The Nice Thoughts and see more of her images.
We were first introduced to two dishes prepared with the ingredients from Christmas seasonal hampers. For the first dish, it was a simple eggs and prawn combination that would be a clear winner amongst children and those who have a penchant for the scrambled eggs. Next up, we were taught to prepare konnyaku jelly which settled nicely on an orange peel.
There are three hampers for customers to choose from – Chicken, Sashimi or the Chicken + Seafood edition.
Here are the ingredients that can be found in each hamper
- Chicken Hamper: (S$108). The Chicken Hamper comes with a choice of two chicken delights – the Cajun Chicken Chop for an exotic taste or Lemongrass Chicken for a familiar homely flavour. In addition, the hamper comes with a Shrimp Paste Chicken which customers can choose to deep fry till golden-brown, as well as the Panko Chicken and the Chicken Karaage. Other ingredients in the hamper include Potato Croquette, Wagyu Beef and choice of Durian Puffs or Éclairs.
- Sashimi Hamper: ($245). Relish the bold flavours of the sea with this hamper! The Snow Crabs that are imported from Greenland and Fresh Prawns from Argentina with succulent and moist textures. Other items in this hamper include Salmon Belly that are rich in omega-3, Salmon Sashimi, Sashimi Oyster, Premium Ikura and choice of Durian Puffs or Éclairs.
- Chicken / Seafood Hamper: ($275). With the Chicken / Seafood hamper, you can get the best of both worlds. Add a touch of elegance to your feast with the Premium Ikura (salmon fish roes) that are specially imported from Japan. For the meat selection, indulge in the irresistible Panko Chicken which boasts a crispy exterior. Other items in this hamper include Takoyaki, Osaka’s most popular street snack and Raw White Shrimps that can be prepared in any culinary style you like – baked, grilled or steamed.
Cassan Tan is a Singapore blogger specialising in food, fashion and beauty. Her blog is called The Nice Thoughts.