Saturday, November 3, 2012

Temptations @ Ara Cooked her last meal

It all started with just this two books .....
I bought these two confinement recipe books way back in 2008 after my wife gave birth to Ryan. The original idea was to get the confinement lady to cook some of the dishes listed in these cook books instead of the one or two standard dishes that she would cook everyday. She was accommodating enough to try some of the dishes we asked her.

After the month was over, I took over the cooking, trying out some of the recipes listed in these two cook books. Now, I have never really cook before and the best I could do before this were probably frying eggs and rice. So, it was quite a challenge to me then but I was determined to try and learn. I would faithfully follow the book to the letter and whipped out dishes after dishes, and my wife was gracious enough to be my guinea pig to try them out. (Anyway, she does not have much of choice does she). I remembered one of our good friend (Winnie) commented that I looked funny running in and out of the kitchen with the recipe book in hand while cooking.

Over time, I began to get comfortable cooking and does not find the task daunting. In fact, I find it rather interesting and began to experiment with different ingredients. My passion for photography fueled my interest in cooking further because I delight to making sure that my dishes are `visually delicious and inviting'. Hence, my cooking adventure takes shape .....

In the last four years, some of our close friends and my sister have been kind enough to partake in most of my `food experiment' and Temptations @ Ara takes form, only opened to serve my lovely wife, my sister, family members and friends, sharing food, wine, beer, laughter and a good time.

Well, Temptations @ Ara served her last meal on 30th and 31st October 2012 with our shifting to Beijing in next several days. And who better should her last guest be if not, the very same person that prompted her very existence....my wife....

With the ingredients left in our fridge, Temptations @ Ara served the following:-
I missed my kitchen here but our life and adventure beckons us else where.

With these four dishes, all the pots and pans have been packed to be shipped to Beijing, and hopefully Temptations @ Beijing will open soon to cook for her number one fan....my wife....and whoever, who happen to drop by for a visit in the future and daring enough to try ....Till then, Tempations @ Ara signing off.....:)

4 comments:

MeRy said...

Super yummy...

Winnie said...

Yes last time u were always with the recipe books. Glad that u enjoy cooking and always managed to cook delicious food for us.

Will try to visit Temptations @ Beijing if got chance.

Irene said...

Hi, sorry I "knew" you too late else would have brought my empty stomach to be tempted at Temptations @ Ara. So what do you do, Daddy... chef by profession and photography as a hobby? Well, will keep tune when Temptations @ Beijing is launched so we know where to hop in for a meal when visiting.

Your Mrs is truly blessed with such a loving husband who cooks so well too.

ChloeRuoyi said...

Wow, for a moment, I really thought that Temptations @ Ara is a new fine dining restaurant in Ara Damansara! Btw, I'm guessing that you stayed in Ara Damansara? The Little Footprints was where I nearly enrolled Chloe in. We stayed around that area too :)

I really enjoyed reading all your posts, esp those in Nov and Dec 2012 and everything related to your relocation. Brought back a lot of memories about our big move too. ..

More Pictures on Jeju Island Coming up NEXT!