Thanks to SPRG and LG, we were invited to the LG Home Appliances Media Workshop that took place at the Asian Food Channel [AFC] Studio a few weeks ago and in case you’re wondering where the AFC Studio is, it is situated at the Orchard Central and is listed as a Tourist Attraction.
The AFC Studio offers an eclectic mix of cooking classes that caters to diverse tastes and discerning palates and their repertoire of chefs feature a mix of homegrown talent and occasionally an AFC celebrity chef!
You will see later on in our blog entry that we really had an enjoyable time cooking up a storm but meanwhile, here’s some photographs of the AFC Studio. We must say, we really love the place a lot because of its really organised and neat layout. The environment is definitely conducive for learning and it certainly inspires culinary excellence.
This was our learning space for the evening and here’s Chef Wendy and her assistants preparing the mise-en-place for our lesson.
While the preparation was underway, we went to explore the AFC Studio and we found some really cool kitchen equipment and accessories that the AFC Studio was selling. There were frying pans, wine chiller bag, kitchen knifes, and even the Nespresso coffee-making machine!
We also saw these badges that were really cool and because of these badges, I was quite enlightened to the extent that I more or less had a hunch on how I would conduct future culinary lessons for my trainees.
Look, there’s even reference books from celebrity chefs that one could draw culinary inspiration from.
While the AFC Studio may be a place for cooking classes, it is also a place for food & beverage as well.
Here’s AFC Studio’s beverage menu.
And here were the pastries and cakes that the AFC Studio was selling.
Before the cooking classes began, we were served some light refreshments and they were simply so yummy that we couldn’t resist having additional servings.
I had the Earl Grey Tea from TWG Tea and I absolutely love it. I know I’m biased but I personally have a liking for TWG Teas because TWG Teas are really fragrant and they are simply one of the finest teas around. Truly, TWG Teas are perfect gifts for tea-lovers like me.
After having our fill, we were all ready and roaring to cook up a storm.
The first dish that we were taught to prepare was the Mango Mousse Parfait.
Here’s Chef Wendy showing us how she decorated her glass of Mango Mousse Parfait.
A closed-up view of Chef Wendy’s Mango Mousse Parfait.
Here’s a photo of me bringing our mango puree to the LG Microwave Oven [Model: MJ3281BC] for some heating-up.
Here’s our Mango Mousse Parfaits being stored in the LG Door-in-Door Refrigerator [Model: GR-J237AGXV] to set and chill.
And there you go, our very own Mango Mousse Parfaits after taking them out from the LG Door-in-Door Refrigerator [Model: GR-J237AGXV]!
The second dish that we were taught to prepare was the Bibim Naengmyeon. The Bibim Naengmyeon is essentially Korean Spicy Cold Noodles and here are the ingredients that we used to prepare the dish; some lettuce leaves, cabbage, cucumber, carrot, hard boiled egg, and kimchi.
And these were the ingredients for the Korean Spicy Cold Noodles Sauce; gochujang, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, Korean sesame oil, and roasted sesame seeds.
So here’s Chef Wendy teaching us how to prepare the Bibim Naengmyeon.
Apparently, we had to cut the vegetables into thin strips and it was really hard work.
So after putting in all the ingredients that were given to us, here’s how the Bibim Naengmyeon looks like. The bowl on the left belongs to Jacqueline while the bowl on the right belongs to me.
After putting our bowls of Bibim Naengmyeon in the LG Door-in-Door Refrigerator [Model: GR-J237AGXV] to chill, we took it out and added some finishing touches.
This is how a bowl of Bibim Naengmyeon is supposed to be served. Icy-cold.
Enjoying the bowl of Bibim Naengmyeon that I prepared.
Well, apart from learning how to prepare these two dishes where we had the opportunity to use the LG Door-in-Door Refrigerator [Model: GR-J237AGXV] and the LG Microwave Oven [Model: MJ3281BC], we were also introduced to some other LG Home Appliances like the LG Front-Load Washing Machine [Model: WD-1279RDS7], the LG Top-Load Washing Machine [Model: WFT1261DD], and the LG Clarus 1 Dishwasher [Model: D1454TF].
For the remainder of this blog entry, we will be giving you more details about the LG Home Appliances that we were introduced to and for simplicity sake, we will only be sharing information about the various LG Home Appliances that are specific to the model numbers that we have listed.
LG Front-Load Washing Machine [Model: WD-1279RDS7]
We kinda like the LG Front-Load Washing Machine that was on display at the LG Home Appliances Media Workshop. Power packed with a number of features and top of the line technology, this LG Front-Load Washing Machine is equipped with features such as the 6 Motion Inverter Direct Drive which results in one of the best washing performances and high energy efficiency that caters to varying characteristics of various fabrics.
The six motions used in the LG Front-Load Washing Machine are Scrubbing, Filtration, Rolling, Tumbling, Swing, and Stepping.
The six motions used in the LG Front-Load Washing Machine have been designed to dissolve detergent faster and to also minimise wrinkles and tangles while ensuring an even wash. This thus translates to an estimated 45% savings in electricity and 18% savings in water per washing cycle.
The best thing that we like about the LG Front Load Washing Machine is the TrueSteam feature which kills residing allergens and mites in the laundry with 100 Degrees Celsius steam. Not only does steam washing eliminates allergens, it also provides better penetration into the fabrics for thorough removal of dirt and stubborn stains.
The steam refresh cycle can also come in particularly handy especially for busy people because it provides wrinkle and odour removal on laundry that needs to be used in a jiffy. What’s really cool is that there’s no need for any ironing especially if you’re really rushing for time.
The LG Front Load Washing Machine is retailing for $3,199 and is available at Audio House, Best Denki, Harvey Norman, Courts, and Gain City.
LG Top-Load Washing Machine [Model: WFT1261DD]
The LG Top-Load Washing Machine comes with the 6 Motion Inverter Direct Drive but for top loading washing machines, the 6 motions are waveforce, compressing, swing, rotating, rubbing, and agitating. The only major difference between the LG Front-Loading Washing Machine and the LG Top-Loading Washing Machine is that the LG Top-Loading Washing Machine does not come with the TrueSteam feature and is not as water-saving as the LG Front-Load Washing Machine.
With that being said, the LG Top-Loading Washing Machine is tagged with a reasonable price of $1,199 and is available at Audio House, Best Denki, Harvey Norman, Courts, and Gain City. Well, if we compare between the LG Top-Loading Washing Machine and the LG Front-Loading Washing Machine, we personally feel that the LG Front-Loading Washing Machine is way better in value than the LG Top-Loading Washing Machine because it comes packed with a dryer and tons of other features that the LG Top-Loading Washing Machine may not have.
LG Clarus 1 Dishwasher [Model: D1454TF]
We’re not sure if having a Dishwasher at home is a good idea because it can take up quite a fair bit of space in the kitchen but if you live in a big house, having a Dishwasher can be really ideal especially if you have a large number of guests coming to dine at your place.
With a water rating of 9 litres, the LG Clarus 1 Dishwasher has one of the lowest water rating among the different Dishwashers that are available in the market and without a surety of doubt, washing dishes with a Dishwasher is definitely way cleaner and more efficient than manual hand-washing. Similarly as the LG Front-Loaded Washing Machine, the LG Calrus 1 Dishwasher comes with the TrueSteam feature that effectively remove tough stains.
In addition, the SmartRack System for the LG Clarus 1 Dishwasher offers users the convenience of stacking plates and pots without much difficulties. Hence, by washing more stuffs with just 1 single washing cycle, you can save electricity and water too!
The retail price for the LG Clarus 1 Diwshwasher is $1,799 and it is available at Harvey Norman.
LG Door-in-Door Refrigerator [Model: GR-J237AGXV]
The LG Door-in-Door Refrigerator is probably one of the most stylish refrigerators that we have ever come across and it fits elegantly in designer kitchens. One of the LG Door-in-Door Refrigerator is the Door-in-Door feature that provides convenient access to the home bar within the refrigerator. So, instead of opening the main refrigerator door that allows cold air to escape, the door-in-door feature minimises the escape of cold air by up to 50%. This hence reduces energy consumption.
As the Door-in-Door feature is twice the height of a conventional home bar, it offers a much bigger space that allows users to customise and reconfigure the shelves to easily fit large sized pots.
Personally, one feature that we love about the LG Door-in-Door Refrigerator is the Hygiene Fresh feature that keeps the refrigerator clean, hygienic and fresh. Its 4-Step filtering system removes dust, fungi spore, bacteria, and it eliminates 99.999% of 4 major types of bacteria in just 15 minutes.
Natural ingredients such as ginseng extract are used to coat the LG Hygiene Fresh and with the automated air purification system, it sucks and purifies the soiled air effectively, hence keeping the refrigerator pleasant smelling. Therefore, storing durians or strong-smelling items like medicinal herbs isn’t going to be an issue with the LG Door-in-Door Refrigerator.
The LG Door-in-Door Refrigerator is retailing for $4,999 and it is available at Audio House, Best Denki, Harvey Norman, Courts, and Gain City.
LG Microwave Oven [Model: MJ3281BC]
The LG Microwave Oven comes with the latest lightwave technology and its Charcoal Lighting Heater allows cooked food to retain its natural flavours and goodness. With its fuss-free and multi-level cooking capabilities, the LG Microwave Oven is definitely handy for cooking and heating up convenience food!
The LG Microwave Oven is retailing for $599 and it is available at Audio House, Best Denki, Harvey Norman, Courts, and Gain City.
Having introduced you to the various LG Home Appliances, we hope that this blog entry would offer you more alternatives when you shop for your home appliances. In fact, we really like some of the LG Home Appliances and we are actually considering to purchase them when our flat is ready. Having said this, we hope that this blog entry has been informative for you and should you need further information about LG‘s Products, do check out their website here: http://www.lg.com/sg