About Sally Foo

SHC1703 Introduced by ex-classmate Joo Tian. Married. I am in F&B industries for many years. Enjoy food and travelling. Love singing Karaoke with buddies. Date joined 22.3.2017.

MONTHLY CYCLING as of March 2021

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Jointly organized by Douglas Chan and Ronald Lam.

A monthly opportunity to push yourself. Whether you have started long ago or decided to join Douglas Chan and his team in the months to come to set a goal and make it happen.

His first post in SHC Facebook – CYCLING Event on Saturday, 13 March 2021 – Jurassic Mile https://www.facebook.com/groups/2629109750634611/permalink/2885084561703794/

You can view all the photos posted and how the team really enjoy his cycling workout.

It’s time to challenge yourself in 2021.  The team inspire and motivate fellow SHCians to enjoy the freedom cycling gives you… Fret not if you are a newbie to the bike.  As per Doug, he has confident to put u up on the bike and balance yourself in no time.

Do join him on his 2nd cycling fun on Saturday, 17 April 2021 – MBS/GBTB https://www.facebook.com/groups/2629109750634611/permalink/2885129201699330/

Keep up the good spirit!

On behalf of the Cycling Team

What is special about APRIL born?

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It is the beginning of the 2nd quarter of the year, known for beautiful spring weather when the Easter bunnies will make an appearance!  A month of the growing season when trees and flowers beginning to bloom.  It is also believed it is named after the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite.  Old English – April.

History of April – How much do you know?

  • April was the 2nd month of the earliest Roman calendar about 700 BC.
  • It is the 4th month of the year in the Gregorian calendar about 450 BC, when it also was given 29 days.
  • 30th day was added during the reform of the calendar undertaken by Julius Caesar in the mid-40s BC, which produced the Julian calendar.

Those born in this month are either an Aries or a Taurus. Both are very different signs to one another – Aries being quite passionate and impulsive, while Taurus is much more stable and down-to-earth.

On behalf of SilverHairsClub – we would like to wish all SHCians April Babies a great

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

PS – do drop a line or 2 to send them wishes on their birthday month…

Sally Foo

SHC ZOOM PROGRAM – Update 

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  1. DAILY ACTIVITIES

 Morning Breakfast: Let’s have breakfast together and share news updates from 07:30am – 08:30am

  • Monday – Friday EO/Co-Host:  Jean Lim
  • SaturdayEO/Co-Host: Catherine Ho
  • SundayEO/Co-Host: Sally Foo

 Yeah! It’s LUNCH TIME update and chat from 01:00pm – 02:00pm

  • Monday EO: Agnes Seow
  • Tuesday EO: Vivian Lai [Let’s speak Mandarin]
  • Wednesday EO: Dolly Lim
  • Thursday EO: Jasmine Wong
  • Friday EO:  John Chua 
  1. WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Karaoke Crooners: Every Monday & Tuesday from 09:00pm – 11:00pm

  • Room 1 – Mandarin/Hokkien session
  • Room 2 – English Session
  • Room 3 – Cantonese Session
  • EO/Co-Host: Cheryl Tiong / Vincent Hee

Health & Wellness for ladies ONLY

  • Wednesday from10:30am – 11:30am. EO/Co-Host: Anne Choi

Foodie’s World of Feasting, Cooking & Baking – Weekly Affair

  • Tuesday 10:30amPeranakan & Asian Cuisine [1hr]:  EO Catherine Soon – understand the unique blend of Asian culture.  Importantly, no 2 dishes are the same, as each creation is an interpretation based on preferred flavours and ingredients of the Matriarch.
  • Saturday 11:30amYummyYummy “Where/What should I eat?” [1hr]: EO Louis Siah – a good introduction and sharing of every MUST-EAT nook & corner plus online food orders and delivery. Open to Screen Sharing and Text Chat.
  1. MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

SHC Monthly Gathering:

  • from 02:00pm – 04:00pm

Last Sunday of the month – Getting to know one another.  Breakout rooms available.

Do ZOOM in and get to know them as well as mingle small talks with fellow SHCians.

Things to note during video conferencing: –

  1. Required to indicate or rename Proper names (first and last names) in any Zoom events.
    • To change your own name that is displayed, hover over your name in the participants list and click Rename.
    • You can permanently change your name in your profile.
  2. Waiting time at waiting room – approximately 5 – 10 minutes before start time.
  3. Meeting ID: 417 852 5736
  4. Passcode: shc

Sally Foo

2021-03-05 Zonal Meet Up @ Toa Payoh HDB Hub

I would like to take this moment to thank both ChanKN and DollyL to initiate and organize Toa Payoh Zone as the 5th location. It is a food paradise within walking distance.

Original plan to hold it at TPY KouFu was switched to Fork & Spoon at the last hour due to mid-afternoon crowd bombarded mostly by seniors in a matured estate. Both ChanKN and myself were early trying to secure 2 long tables of 8 pax but failed. A quick decision to switch location was made coz I am confident there are afternoon vacant tables there… I quickly rushed over to recce and manage to get 2 long tables by 3:00pm.

After much hiccups, we [3] managed to gather 11 members to join us at Fork & Spoon. The remaining 5 stayed at KouFu and ordered their food instead which is good for us coz it is indeed a big group.  Namely, DavidO n LilianC, AnnieS, SherryW and RichardW.

Photo images of both locations and food ordered showed a successful bonding amongst the members, from initial Koufu to Fork & Spoon and later adjourned to Gourmet Paradise for famous Soon Heng Rojak shows it all.

Meanwhile at Fork & Spoon – we received a SOS call that some of them were unsure of the location. Hence, we took the initiative to go and ferry them here. Though a bit disorganized in the location but am glad we can see smiling faces amongst them gleefully enjoy the remaining hours in deep entertaining discussion on travels, gardening tips and not forgetting SRVouchers on how to redeem it.

I must say to shout out loud or applaud to SherryW, our ardent Zonal fan, who took the effort to join the remaining team at Fork & Spoon.

Overall, this Zonal catch-up bonding is a salute to all participating member who made it happen. Images shows it all as the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words”.

Looking forward to the next bonding…

Our Organizing Committee – ChanKN, DollyL n SallyF

 

Why MARCH Babies Stand Out in a Crowd

The 3rd month of the year – they are natural-born leaders who are empathetic, optimistic and happy in disposition.

Known to be Solitude individual as they enjoy getting lost in their own thoughts and are content to spend time alone.

Take a look at the fascinating commonalities of people born in March.

March arrived!  We would like to wish Happy Birthday to All Pisces and Aries Babies  that everything on this special month be radiant and happy, from morning until night, throughout the year so that every day is full of the best things that life can give us!

PS – do drop a line or 2 to send them wishes on their birthday month…

Sally Foo

Chap Goh Mei (YuanXiaoJie) or Lantern Festival

The 15th day marks the first night of the full moon and also the end of Chinese New Year celebration.  It is also known as Lantern Festival Day.  Another reunion dinner for us to celebrate, a customary to have special sweet dumplings called YuanXiao also called TangYuan made of glutinous rice flour stuffed with sugar fillings, symbolizing a family unity and wholeness.

This festive is about rejoicing and cultivating positive relationship between people – friends and families.  Another legend associates with higher beings ‘Ruler of Heaven’ responsible for good fortune, bestowing wealth and good luck.

To some, Chap Goh Mei is known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day – coz long time ago it was the only day that young maidens were allowed to dress up, stroll on the street and went to temples to pray, wishing to bestow a suitable match.  Such believes are still practice to this day…

Let us know how do you celebrate your last day or Chap Goh Mei which falls on Friday, 26 February 2021…

Sally Foo

May Music be the Food of LOVE play on – FEBRUARY

Be it, Music or Food – the 2nd month of the year, ordinarily containing 28 days – being the shortest one in the calendar emphasize the significant of love in our lives…

Born in February are known to be witty, intelligent and a definite outgoing person.  Peace Lover, honest to the core.  Faithful towards your near and dear ones.  Aquarians are well-thought out to be REAL and progressive thinkers with strong caring natures, while Pisces are every so often very empathetic and artistic.

Birthday celebrants born on 29th, you are truly unique in someone’s life, enjoy this day with your loved ones and make it a special day…

On behalf of SilverHairsClub – we would like to wish all Aquarius n Pisces Babies a wonderfully romantic month.  Be safe, have fun, take pictures, and enjoy every minute of this exciting time in your life!

PS – do drop wishes to all who are celebrating their birthday month…

Sally Foo

As we usher in the Year of the METAL OX…

On behalf of Terence and all Moderators, Admins, EOs and Group Leaders

HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR to each and every member of SHC…

After a year of anxiety, what can we expect from the Year of the Ox in 2021?  Well, may each moment of this 2021 steer us towards a new and better direction to mold our life with all that is good; be it kind, positive, fruitful, loving and fulfilling…

Here are some Lunar New Year symbols or Spring Festival customary greetings that most of us would wish every SHCians for the upcoming gatherings, be it physically or remotely…

Let’s soak in the festive mood with celebration greetings n send your wishes through this page…

Sally Foo

Thinking of YOU on your Birthday – JANUARY

To all Capricorns and Aquarius – you know who you are…

Capricorns are known to be Independent, disciplined and organized while the Aquarius are believed to be intelligent, quirky and independent too.  Both of leadership potential.  Born in the chill month does make them a Cool person…

On behalf of SilverHairsClub – we would like to wish all January Babies a great beginning of a beautiful year…

PS – do drop wishes to all who are celebrating their birthday month…

Sally Foo

A Blessed and Bountiful 2021 New Year!

On behalf of Terence and all Moderators, Admins, EOs and Group Leaders

Today is the end of 2020 and tomorrow will be the beginning of our own 365-page book… No one can go back in time to change what has happened. So work on your present to make yourself a Wonderful Future

Be PROUD of, one that excites – one that you are not itching to get to the end of….

Be RIDICULOUSLY happy to wake up and be a part of every single day…

After all, we are the writer of our own life to blow our own mind……

Here is a TOAST to all our futures, to our past, definitely to all our friends far and near. May our SHCians remains as a family filled with joy and sunshine…

Looking forward to more greetings n wishes from each and every one through this page and let us know we care… Do pen down your wishes here…….

Sally Foo

It’s never too late to post! Right? 

MARINA BARRAGE TREASURE HUNT – 28 November 2020

Not long forgotten, just too busy to meet up.  First time, meeting Agnes and she is indeed a fun person to have lunch with too…  Well received prizes sponsored by Terence Seah n Catherine Soon.

Do look out for the next TREASURE HUNT in January 2021… crafted and judged by Vincent Hee.

Interested parties, please do find your own group and let’s create more fun with this bonding activity and make it a memorable day for you and your buddies.

Sally Foo

Have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy 2021 New Year

On behalf of Terence and the Team (Admin, Moderator, Co-Hosts and EOs)

We would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every SHC Members tonnes of greetings…

  • Wishing all a Christmas that’s merry and bright…
  • Have a safe and relaxing holiday season albeit CoronaV shouldn’t be ignored…
  • Is it just us, or does Santa look younger every year?
  • Christmas is usually for children but we adults can enjoy it too, until our credit card bills arrive…
  • Christmas is magical because we are all together…
  • Eat… Drink… Be Merry… Have a wonderful season!
  • New Year is always followed by Christmas…sending you Bountiful Blessings for year 2021…

SHC Treasure Hunt – Saturday, 28 November 2020 – FINAL RESULT

Now, the results of the Treasure Hunt. In order of merit…

1st Place               WATERMELON – leads the race to finish in 1 hr 8 minutes

2nd Place              KIWI – just after 4 minutes to end it in 1 hr 12 minutes

3rd Place              AJIV – was slowed down on their 9th item but manage to finish 1 hr 21 minutes

4th Place              BANANA – last but not least though exhausted managed to clock 1 hr 41 minutes

Kudos to All TEAM MEMBERS for all the effort and positive thinking. We don’t think this race would have been possible without your true participation. You Guys n Gals deserve a treat!

Looking forward to more great adventures from SHC Members…

Sally Foo

SHC Treasure Hunt – Saturday, 28 November 2020

Our very first physical race on a lovely Saturday.  In total, we have 4 Teams of 4 participants each – namely, AJIV, WATERMELON, BANANA and KIWI – a combination of male and females.

This activity was created to encourage walking as a form of exercise cum teambuilding – as we see quite a number of energetic and enthusiastic members doing such walk on a regular basis.

Feeling energetic is a key to happiness and studies do show that you will feel much better not only about yourself but when you feel exhausted, overwhelmed and blue – a completed task DONE will probably gives you the sensation of relief.

Treasure Hunt is a game organized by Terence who prepares a list of 10 images taken at Marina Barrage.  Being a tracker myself, upon arrival on site, these images will be forwarded to the respective Team Leader to start their Hunting Race – the goal is to be the first team to complete the list.  Players take photographs of the listed items and post it back to me.  In return, I will take note of each treasure found and recorded the timing from my mobile and compile it to get the total time taken to complete their task.

Feedback from the Hunt Racers – fun with laughter and engaging as a team but sweaty and tiresome.  At the end of the race, some continued to enjoy the serenity of Marina Barrage with kite flying and thereafter a wholesome dinner – isn’t that what we call ??…

The HUNT has been set for 3 days and we still have up to Monday to complete the race and result will be announced on Tuesday noon, 01 December 2020.

Sally Foo

 

Conversational Cooking – “All you need to know about BEEF”, 26 November 2020 @ 10:30am

Video presentation is ready for viewing….

Slow-roasted Whole Steamship Round

TOPIC Discussion

1. Presentation on How to choose the PERFECT Cut of BEEF

FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  1. Common breed of Beef Cattle
  2. Explain on Inspection vs Grading
  3. Different types of Cattle Feed
  4. Identify Beef Cuts
  • Difference between Porterhouse Steak vs T-Bone Steak – both have the best of both world which is the tenderloin and the sirloin

Porterhouse Steaks – cut from the rear end of the short loin, contain a bigger section of tenderloin along with a large strip steak

T-bone Steaks – cut closer to the front, contain a smaller section of tenderloin

2. BASIC BEEF TERMINOLOGY

  • Marbling – refers to the white specks of intramuscular fat in each meat cut, it adds great flavour and can be an indicator of how good the beef is.  Cattle raised on grain will have more marbling than grass-fed.
  • Three types of Beef Grading in USA

Prime – highest quality, features beautiful red meat laced with thin pattern of white fat. This type of beef on the market makes up only 2-3% of available consumable beef – most expensive cuts

Choice – high quality, widely available beef (top 54% quality), but has less marbling than Prime. Choice roasts and steaks from the loin and rib will be very tender, juicy, and flavorful and are suited for dry-heat cooking

Select – is very uniform in quality and normally leaner than the higher grade. It will lack in flavour coz less marbling.

Certified Angus Beef (CAB) – Cattle have consistent, high quality beef with superior taste. Do not confused Angus Beef with CAB (cannot be legally used by an establishment that is not licensed to do so.

  • Wagyu – simply means Japanese Cow, there are 4 breeds native to Japan. One of the breeds is genetically unique – it has this crazy marbling of fat on inside of muscle tissue – so integrated within the muscle.
  • Kobe – specific product from a specific place, cattle are hand-fed using high-energy feed including beer and beer mash, to ensure tenderness and high fat content. Also hand-massage to reduce stress.
  • Grass-Fed – cattle raised exclusively on forage.
  • Grain-Fed – cattle raised primarily on forage but “finished” in a feedlot with grains to fatten them.
  • Organic – cattle raised without added hormones, pesticides or other chemicals
  • Antibiotic-Free – animals were not given antibiotics in their feed, in their water, or by injection.

3. RECIPES – using

4. FAQ

  • Do you have a lot of cooking equipment? How often do you use it all? Do you have any pieces of equipment that you rarely ever use?

ANSWER – some loves cooking and never fail to purchase the best equipment to make the cooking journey more pleasurable. Some after a while due to age catching up or hardly cook, left their well-equipped pots n pans as white elephant.

So do dig up your storeroom or kitchen cabinet and drag them all out to give them a new lease of life.

Inspirational Quote

Having the most essential cooking tools in your cupboard will make your life so much easier…

Sally Foo

 

Conversational Cooking – Food Product “Specification & Differences” – EO Sally Foo – 19 Nov 2020

Thank you to all supporters during this session, Video presentation for your viewing…

TOPIC we talk about…

  1. Presentation on Food Production – Specification & Differences on Shellfish
    • Production Specification on IQF (Individual Quick Frozen) products in packaging
    • Identifying the sex of lobster & Crab
    • Differences between Aquaculture vs Wild-Caught
    • Lobster Myths exposed
    • Types of Lobster – Warm Water vs Cold Water Lobster: What’s the Difference?

 Gordon Ramsay demonstrates How to Cook the Perfect Lobsterhttps://youtu.be/kR5Qnq7X1GU

 FAQ

  • Have you tried cooking food from another culture? What did you prepare? How was it?
  • Is it cost-effective to do your own cooking? Can you save money by cooking?
  • Would you rather do the cooking or do the washing up afterwards?

ANSWER: – I hardly cook; cook only simple food; not much explore to other culture cuisine; cost saving if they cook at home; some rather cook and other rather wash; minority got no choice and have to do both cook & wash…

  1. Eric Neo Salmon Satay with Pineapple & Raisin Salsahttps://youtu.be/Fx30P3zjVEg
  2. Common Culinary Terminology starting with “E & F”
  • Emulsify– to blend two liquids like oil and water
  • Fillet– to cut a portion of meat or fish
  • Flambé– to drizzle a flammable spirit over a food while its cooking, to ignite the just before serving
  • Fold– to incorporate an ingredient, such as whipped cream or beaten egg white, with a careful motion that retains air [over-and-under motion]

Inspirational Quote

There is no end to learning, but there are many beginnings – Tim Johnson

Conversational Cooking – “The Ultimate Guide to Pork Cuts” – EO Sally Foo – 12 Nov 2020

Thank you all for the support…
Video presentation showcase – All you need to know about PORK – The Ultimate Guide to Pork Cuts – shared amongst our SHC participants.

TOPIC DISCUSSION of the Day
1. In many Cultures, women cook more than men. Why? Who did most of the cooking when you were growing up?
– Most of the participants’ feedback is WOMEN, remembering those were the days in the 60s where home kitchen is Mom’s territory – Dad goes to work while Mom stays home to raise the children and keep the house.
– A couple of participants mentioned hubby n brother, these ladies are the fortunate ones who do not have to wreck their brains but just savour instead.
– For me, professional kitchens still male dominated and women are doing such amazing stuff still fighting to get recognized in the culinary industry.

2. Recipe Sharing, all pork related…
Hakka Braised Pork Belly with Mei Cai – https://youtu.be/orqRkqYYTQY
Sweet n Sour Pork with Pineapple – https://youtu.be/dzu6E19sXSg
Chef Eric Teo – https://youtu.be/MQVRRtez9rg
Grilled Thai Pork Jowl/Neck – https://spicepaw.com/2020/08/11/grilled-thai-pork-jowl-pork-neck/

3. Common Culinary Terminology – starting with “D”
Dash – 1/8″ teaspoon.
Deglaze – to dissolve browned food residue in a hot pan with liquid
Dice – To cut into small pieces, usually ¼” to 1/8”
Dollop – A spoonful of a semi-solid food, like whipped cream or mashed potatoes, placed on top of another food
Dredge – To lightly coat uncooked food with a dry mixture, eg flour, cornmeal, or bread crumbs, to be pan fried or sautéed
Dress – To coat foods with a sauce, such as salad
Drizzle – To pour liquid back and forth over a dish in a fine stream, usually melted butter, oil, syrup, or melted chocolate
Dust – To coat lightly with a powdery ingredient, such as confectioners’ sugar or cocoa

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Every day is a new learning experience – seize the opportunity.