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Out of the Pan

Posted by icyelite on August 12, 2008

Out of the Pan serves mainly crepes and wonderful, beautiful, delicious desserts. They are located at City Hall, Raffles City Basement 1, beside the fountain.

Address: Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-45 Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6431 6103

The first time I went there with my ex-colleagues for dinner because we saw them the word vegetarian in their menu. However, I did not order any vegetarian crepes from them. Instead, I had ordered colorful frutti salad and desserts.

Colorful Fruitti Salad

Frutti salad. As the picture has shown above, it looks very colorful with a variety of fruits. Fruits that I can remember are strawberries, peaches, apples, watermelons, etc. Alot alot more. In addition to the fruits, there are lettuces too. Crunchy and tasty salad. For girls, most will feel that just having the salad, you are almost full. Probably you just need a cup of drink and you are satisfied for the dinner. Wow, sounds like a good diet plan? Fruitti salad costs SGD $8.

Chocolate Mania Chocolate Temptation

Desserts. I had tried Chocolate Mania and Chocolate Temptation before. Aren’t the designs of the desserts beautiful? They had desserts in crepes, waffles or just plain desserts.

  • Chocolate Mania has two rolls of bananas wrapped in chocolate-flavored crepe. On top of the crepe, it lies a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A combination of hot and cold with “rays of hot fudge sunlight”.
  • Chocolate Temptation has three different types of ice cream. Not very sure what are the different flavors, to me, it should be vanilla, chocolate and belgium chocolate. Adding some decorations, is a combination of colorful fruits. Haha, but the 2nd time I went to Out of the Pan with Andy, the fruits all tastes sour. >_<

Crepes. Ah, seems like I did not mention their main course at all. Haha, that is because I didn’t order any main course when I was there. Just the salad and dessert is enough to make me feel so full. They serve vegetarian crepes but I am not so sure of the sauces they use in the food. So, don’t order it, is my ideal solution. For what I know about the crepe is that you get to choose the type of flour you want to use for the crepe? Because the waiter will ask what type of crepe you want? Plain, Wheat or blah blah blah.

Mango Tango

Drinks. They serve soft drinks, coffee, ice blended drinks and juices. I ordered mango tango, it is a tall glass of ice blended mango juice. Its icy cold and sweet. *drooling* Best drink on a hot sunny day.

Set Meal. Their set meal is to order a drink, salad and a main course of crepes. Price for the set meal costs $20+++. If you are ordering the set meal, do inform the waiter/waitress first before telling them the food that you want. This is because I started telling him the food that I want when he came and he noted down. Until the time when I told him that I wanted to change my drink to mango tango, how much do I need to topup, then he realize that I’m actually ordering a set meal. Shakes head. The drinks that you can order are only soft drinks which already costs around $5.50, if you would like to have other drinks like ice blended juice, you can add on another $2 or $2.50 to the set meal price.

Prices. The prices are above average but when you get to enjoy the tasty salad and wonderful desserts, you will close one eye for the price you need to pay.

Design and Creativity of the food. I feel that the design and creativity of the food is excellent. Design and creativity scores high for the desserts. Looking at how wonderfully they had displayed the desserts, you will feel so happy and the food will look more delicious. Moreover, they had made the food looks more colorful and tasty to the customers.

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Mango Pudding using Konnyaku Powder

Posted by icyelite on July 18, 2008

Mango Pudding – Top View Mango Pudding – Side View

First time, I tried mango pudding using agar agar powder, however, the texture of the pudding is still not the texture that I usually eat at the restaurant. So this time I tried using Konnyaku Jelly Powder, see whether there is any difference.

The equipment and procedures is the same as the equipment and procedures stated in mango pudding using agar agar powder. As compared to using agar agar powder, Konnyaku powder seems to be more chewy, just like a jelly. When I try to scoop out the pudding, its a spoon of mango, it automatically separates out the mango and the pudding. This does not happen for the mango pudding when using agar agar powder. If you like the texture of a jelly, then you can do a mango pudding using Konnyaku Jelly powder. If you like the texture of a real pudding, then use agar agar powder. For me, I still prefer the texture of a real pudding. Lol.

The pudding made from konnyaku seems to be more shiny as compared to agar agar powder. Haha, or maybe it could be due to the lighting when I took the picture.

After several attempts of making mango pudding, I always use an estimate amount of water and evaporated milk. I am not sure whether this is due to the amount of water or is it the powder difference. This is because the weight of each packet of Konnyaku Jelly powder and the weight of each packet of Agar agar powder is different, so the amount of water I had added is different. The recipe below will be a rough gauge of how much water you need to put.

Recipe of Mango Pudding using Konnyaku Jelly Powder

Ingredients:

1 packet of Konnyaku Jelly Powder (10g)
1420 ml of water
90ml evaporated milk
8 – 10 tbsp of sugar
2 drops of Konnyaku Mango Color
1/4 teaspoon Konnyaku Mango Flavour (optional)
1 Mango

Preparations:

  1. Cut the mango into dices.
  2. Pour the Konnyaku powder into water gradually and stir till boil.
  3. Add evaporated milk, sugar, mango color and mango flavour.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Turn off flame and put mango into the pot.
  6. Pour the mixture into the moulds.
  7. Chill to set the moulded mango pudding in the refrigerator before serve.

Finishing: Once mango pudding has settled and chilled, remove from fridge and serve to your guests.

Tips:

  • You may cut half a cherry to decorate on top of the mango pudding.
  • The mango flavour is optional but it can add on the smell of the mango pudding to make it more tasty.
  • The amount of sugar to add in depends on you, you may want to add more. Taste it while mixing. Do take note that when the mixture is hot, it will definitely taste very sweet, once it has cooled down and chilled, it will not be as sweet.

Notes: This recipe can make about 10 – 15 mango pudding depending on the size of your mould.

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Mango Pudding using Agar Agar Powder

Posted by icyelite on July 18, 2008

Mango Pudding – Top View Mango Pudding – Side View

After eating mango pudding at my friend’s wedding dinner, I had an urge in learning how to make mango pudding. There are different types of ingredients you can use to make mango pudding. Most people are using unflavored gelatin to make the pudding that will “harden” the pudding. However, I did some research on gelatin. Gelatin is prepared by the thermal denaturation of collagen, isolated from animal skin and bones, with very dilute acid. It can also be extracted from fish skins.

Since vegetarians can’t take gelatin, I went to look for replacement for gelatin and that is the agar agar powder. Agar agar powder helps to solidify the liquid into soft texture, bouncy pudding.


Highlighted where you can see the color code of the agar agar powder

There are two types of attaining agar agar, one is by melting the agar agar stick and the other is buy the ready-made agar agar powder. Buying the ready-made agar agar powder is more convenient. However, when you are buying the agar agar powder, take note at the left hand corner of the packaging highlighted in the picture above. Look at the color of the powder, there are many colors available. To make mango pudding, you can buy yellow or buy normal agar agar powder that has no coloring when cooked. If you had bought the colorless agar agar powder, you will need to buy the mango coloring or yellow coloring to have a tasty look mango pudding.

Mango Coloring @ S$1.04 Mango Flavor @ S$2.08

In addition, to have a more real tasty pudding, it would be good if you can add mango flavour into the pudding. You will smell mango and taste mango pudding at the same time. The mango flavour is very strong. My finger got in contact with the mango flavour liquid, no matter how many times I wash my hand, the mango smell still linger around. Even after eating the mango pudding, my mouth still has a mango smell.


F&N evaporated Filled Milk

The type of evaporated milk can be any brand. For this pudding, I am using F&N evaporated milk. You can choose to use King of Kings brand.

Equipment required to make mango pudding:

  • Pot – to boil the pudding mixture
  • Big mould or small Jelly moulds
  • Stirrer

Recipe of Mango Pudding using Agar Agar Powder

Ingredients:

1 packet of Agar Agar Powder (12g)
1900 ml of water
120ml evaporated milk
10 tbsp of sugar
4 drops of Konnyaku Mango Color
1/4 teaspoon Konnyaku Mango Flavour (optional)
1 Mango

Preparations:

  1. Cut the mango into dices.
  2. Measure 1900ml of water and take abit of the water to mix the agar agar powder and leave it aside first.
  3. Boil the rest of the water.
  4. Once the water is boiling, pour the evaporated milk into the pot.
  5. Add sugar, mango color and mango flavour.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Turn off flame and put mango into the pot.
  8. Pour the mixture into the moulds.
  9. Chill to set the moulded mango pudding in the refrigerator before serve.

Finishing: Once mango pudding has settled and chilled, remove from fridge and serve to your guests.

Tips:

  • You may cut half a cherry to decorate on top of the mango pudding.
  • The mango flavour is optional but it can add on the smell of the mango pudding to make it more tasty.
  • The amount of sugar to add in depends on you, you may want to add more. Taste it while mixing. Do take note that when the mixture is hot, it will definitely taste very sweet, once it has cooled down and chilled, it will not be as sweet.

Notes: This recipe can make about 10 – 15 mango pudding depending on the size of your mould.

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Instant Almond Pudding

Posted by icyelite on July 9, 2008

Other than trying instant mango pudding, I tried instant almond pudding too. The texture of the almond pudding is harder than the mango pudding. This almond pudding, you can serve it in the pudding cup or you can cut into pieces and make another dessert, Logan and Almond dessert.

Almond Pudding
HollyFarm Almond Pudding (English) HollyFarm Almond Pudding (Chinese)

This time is the same, I used HollyFarms almond flavor pudding. Not everybody likes to eat almond but for this instant packaging. It happens that the almond flavor tastes better than the mango flavor. The way I cooked it is the same and the amount of water added is the same too. If you like almond, do give it a try.

Read Instant Mango Pudding too.

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Instant Mango Pudding

Posted by icyelite on July 9, 2008

Mango Pudding

What is the easiest way of making mango pudding? The answer is either you buy it from supermarket or you make it yourself. Since I am someone who likes to make desserts, definitely I would choose to make it myself.

This time, instead of starting from scratch, I bought an instant mango pudding pack from NTUC. For vegetarians, do take note of the ingredients inside the instant mango pudding pack. Sometimes it contains gelatin which we can’t eat. Whenever it comes to dessert making, gelatin is a very useful ingredient for solidfying the dessert. Too bad, we can’t eat gelatin so the other way is to find replacement for it.

The brand of the mango pudding that I had bought is from HollyFarms. On the box, it provides the instructions for making the mango pudding. With instant powder pack, it isn’t difficult making it. Nowadays, people are always busy and they don’t like to start from scratch, so the manufacturers are very clever, they come up with alot of instant and ready-made food that you can just heat it up or mix with warm water. The way to cook it is just like cooking instant cup noodles.

HollyFarms Mango Dessert

HollyFarms mango dessert is a product of singapore. Manufactured by Sing Long Foodstuff Trading Co. Pte Ltd. Each packet weighs about 120 grams. For your info, one packet of HollyFarms mango dessert only allows me to make 4 cups of pudding. So if you want to make more and depending on your pudding cup size, you may need to buy more packets.

Ingredients in the instant mango pudding:

Sugar, Non-fat dry milk, Mango flavour, Natural vegetable gum, Permitted food flavouring, Color E110

Equipment needed to cook mango pudding:

  • Pot – to cook your mango pudding
  • Stirrer – to stir your mango pudding while cooking
  • Measuring cup – to measure the amount of water required to cook the mango pudding
  • Big tin / Jelly cup – to serve it to your guests
Pudding cup / mould

Directions for cooking instant mango pudding written on the box

Preparation:

  1. Put Hollyfarms dessert into boiling water (2 cup or 500ml), continue to boil and stir constantly until dessert dissolve.
  2. Pour into mould and allow to cool, dessert will set in 30 minutes with refrigeration.
  3. Remove dessert from mould & serve with fruit cocktail.

Tips:

  • You can serve the mango pudding in the a nice jelly cup/mould.
  • To make it looks more appetizing, cut cherries into half and put it on top of the pudding before you serve it.
  • To make it more tasty, add diced mangoes inside the pudding or add in nata de coco.

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