1. Covid-19 stay-home guide: Assemble a tasty bowl of assam laksa[hhmc]
Over the past week, many of my friends have been raving on Instagram about the assam laksa from a stall in People's Park Centre.
I have not heard of Super Star Original Famous Penang Laksa before, but the photos of the dish were tantalising.
At $10 for delivery (based on the taxi fare), it was not cheap. But it was the biggest bowl of assam laksa I have eaten, with a generous amount of noodles, fish and garnishes.
2. Covid-19 stay-home recipe: Chewy muah chee with two toppings[hhmc]
What does homemade muah chee (glutinous rice balls) have that store-bought ones do not?
The extra sweet taste of satisfaction money cannot buy. Heap on the toppings, and add or reduce the amount of sugar, to suit your taste.
There are two ways you can cook the batter – the traditional method is to steam while the alternative is to fry. Either way, it is not going to be tasty if you skip the shallot oil, which helps turn the otherwise tasteless mass of cooked batter into a smooth, glistening ball of goodness.
3. DISCOVER: KIDS' NATURAL TALENT[hhmc]
Get the kids to complete an online quiz which determines their natural talents or "Smarts" – Body Smart, Logic Smart, Music Smart, Nature Smart, People Smart, Picture Smart, Self Smart or Word Smart. These are drawn from the Multiple Intelligences Development Scales (Midas) aptitude assessment tool.
Then, they can work on different task sheets – some are good for solo play while others encourage family participation.
The sheets can be downloaded from the Nickelodeon Academy of Smarts website. It is a free online activity-driven platform based on the UOB Kidsmart Programme.
4. WATCH: LONELY PLANET TV[hhmc]
Travel from the comfort of your home with Lonely Planet TV, launched by digital travel media company Lonely Planet – best known for its travel guidebooks.
The platform, which offers more than 350 episodes of travel shows, is free until June 1. Shows include Globe Trekker, Planet Food and Treks In A Wild World.
There is also Lonely Planet At Home, a range of free PDF e-books available in three categories: Kids, Recipes andRead More – Source[contf] [contfnew]