Celebrating Chinese New Year 2010

Chinese New Year 2010 - The Year of TigerWish You a Happy Chinese New Year 2010

Red is hot, fiery, bright and glaring. Red brings joy, luck and prosperity. It is the Chinese New Year 2010. This year is so special because we have both Chinese New Year (Imlek) celebration and Valentine’s Day falling on the same day, Sunday 14 February 2010.

Red does not only symbolise happiness, wealth, prosperity and good luck, it is also believed to ward off evil spirits. Imlek is a holiday for everyone to enjoy and show their love, warmth, harmony and togetherness with family.

As Chinese New Year is just around the corner, the atmosphere is strongly felt everywhere including malls, shopping centres, star-rated hotels, Chinatown, etc., where the shops are brightly adorned with red-themed decorations. Various kinds of accessories are on offer for those celebrating this special moment with family.

Chinese New Year Cooking

Imlek is also a celebration of love for the family. As usual, many people will be dressed in red during Chinese New Year. They also decorate their houses with red ornaments and cook Chinese food cuisine for family reunion dinner. Red envelopes containing money – called ang pao – are normally handed over by the elderly to children and teenagers during the day.

When it comes to cooking for a Chinese New Year celebration, there are a few things you might want to keep in mind. The foods that are prepared each one has its very own meaning and a definite reason for being prepared. Noodles, garlic chives, peanuts, lettuce, lobster and chicken are a few examples that are normally served.

On behalf of Ellane & Chefer team, we would like to wish you all Gong Xi Fa Cai – wishing you a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year.

Happy Valentine’s Day 2010 – Dinner Where?



Di bulan Februari yang penuh dengan cinta ini, apa yang akan Anda lakukan? Sibuk mengurus acara romantis Anda di hari Valentine yang jatuh di hari Minggu 14 Februari? Atau anda masih bingung memilih restaurant untuk tempat dinner anda dengan si dia? Apapun yang anda rencanakan, inilah saat yang tepat untuk anda mencurahkan isi hati anda dengan si dia.

Sebetulnya rumah anda-pun dapat digunakan untuk acara dinner romantis valentine day’s anda, asalkan didukung dengan dekorasi dan suasana yang tepat seperti lilin dan musik – terutama bagi anda yang dalam kondisi money tight, ini tidak berarti anda berdua tidak dapat menikmati fun. Oleh karena itu, kami ingin memberikan anda “back to basic” recipe untuk memasak “fine dining style” Indonesian Beef Rendang:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1kg diced beef
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 50g sachet Rendang spice paste
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp kecap manis
  • Tomato wedges, diced cucumber and sliced red chilli, to serves

METHOD

  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation: 15 mins
  • Cooking: 2 hrs

PREPARATION

  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying iPan. Cook beef in 4 batches over medium high heat until browned. Transfer to a plate. Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion to the pan. Cook for 5-7 mins until onion is soft and brown.
  2. Add Rendang paste and cook, stirring, for 1 min. Return all meat to pan. Reserve 2 tbsp of coconut milk and add rest to pan with stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to very low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hr, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in coconut, sugar and kecap manis, and cook for 30 mins, stirring often so it doesn’t catch on bottom of pan, until liquid is almost all reduced. It should be quite a dry curry.
  4. Serve topped with tomato, cucumber and chilli, with reserved coconut milk drizzled over.

This recipe is specially brought to you from MasterChef Australia.

New Year Starts with New Inspiration

Happy New Year 2010

Hai apa kabar semua? Selamat datang di tahun yang baru 2010! Bagaimana liburan panjang Natal dan Tahun Baru anda beberapa minggu yang lalu? Tentu saja kami berharap anda menikmati liburan panjang anda sehingga bagi yang akan atau telah melanjutkan kembali rutinitas pekerjaan sehari-hari dapat merasa ‘refresh’ dan siap dengan inspirasi dan resolusi yang lebih baik di tahun baru ini.

Mini Chocolate Fountain Ellane

Agar suasana anda semakin ceria di tahun yang baru ini, tim Ellane mempersembahkan seputar informasi mengenai salah satu produk kami yang terkenal yaitu mini chocolate fountain (coklat pancur mini). Produk yang satu ini sangat sempurna untuk digunakan di saat acara kecil-kecilan di rumah anda seperti pada pesta ulang tahun anak anda, acara kawinan, acara selamatan anda ataupun pada acara arisan. Coklat yang mengalir di chocolate fountain ini akan membuat acara anda semakin meriah karena tamu-tamu anda dapat turut merasakan sebuah peristiwa penting yang sedang berjalan.

Acara Rumahan dgn Coklat Mancur

Selain daripada itu, masih banyak keuntungan lainnya daripada chocolate fountain mini ini termasuk:

  1. Baik orang tua, muda dan anak kecil akan senang berdiri di sekitar chocolate fountain yang mini ini, karena dapat mencelupkan snack dan buah ke dalam saos coklat sambil bercerita ria dan tertawa.
  2. Sangat cocok dan mudah untuk disajikan bersama makanan pencuci mulut seperti buah-buahan (strawberry, cherry, pisang), snack dan kue-kue kecil (poffertjes, waffle, dorayaki).
  3. Strawberry Dipping in Chocolate Fountain

  4. Membersihkan alat coklat mancur ini sangatlah mudah dan tidak membutuhkan waktu yang lama

Mesin mini coklat mancur ini dapat menampung hingga 1 kg coklat dan akan bekerja dengan baik jika coklat sudah dicairkan terlebih dahulu. Untuk perawatan mesin coklat fountain ini, anda dianjurkan untuk mematikan mesin setelah 3 – 4 jam berjalan. Lalu anda harus membiarkan mesin ber-istirahat selama 15 menit sebelum dinyalakan kembali, dengan demikan mesin akan tetap awet dan berfungsi dengan baik.

Untuk cara men-operasikan mesin coklat mini ini, anda dianjurkan untuk melihat posting artikel kami yang sebelumnya How I Operate Chocolate Fountain. Jika anda masih punya pertanyaan silakan langsung saja hubungi customer servis kami dan dengan senang hati kami akan membantu anda dengan pertanyaan seputar Chocolate Fountain. Mari kita mulai awal tahun yang baru ini dengan senyum dan tawa 🙂

Merry Christmas 2009 and Happy New Year 2010

Happy New Year

On behalf of all Ellane & Chefer staff, we would like wish you, your family and friends for happiness and prosperity during this festive season and the New Year (2010) ahead, so that the festivities may continue in all our lives all throughout the year. Thank you for your kind cooperation and support in this year 2009 and let’s have better communication and successful relationship in the Year ahead 2010!

Happy New Year 2010

Yesterday is memory. Today is a gift. Tommorow is a Hope. Let’s begin the New Year 2010 with faith, love, peace and new hope! May this new year bring all of us a new spirit to reach all our dreams, good health and happiness forever.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year !!

Panggung Coklat Terbesar di Grand Indonesia

Meskipun acara ini telah berakhir, alangkah baiknya apabila kita dapat melihat ulasan balik acara yang diadakan oleh The City of Bakeries dan Grand Indonesia pada bulan Lebaran dan Idul Fitri 2009 kemaren ini dari tanggal 28 Agustus sampai 27 September 2009. Dengan design Mediteranian style, anda dapat melihat panggung berlapis cokelat terbesar di Grand Indonesia, Shopping Town Jakarta. Panggung cokelat yang terbuat dari 1,5 ton cokelat ini memakan waktu hingga 1 minggu untuk pembuatannya dan memiliki panjang 12 meter, lebar 3 meter dan tinggi 7 meter.

Panggung cokelat ini berhasil memperoleh penghargaan dari Museum Rekor Indonesia (MURI) dengan kategori “Backdrop Panggung Berlapis Cokelat Ukuran 12x3x7m”. Backdrop diciptakan hampir menyerupai gedung, dibuat dari tumpukan bakery, cokelat dan permen. Pembuatan panggung ini merupakan sebagian daripada rangkaian acara The Flavours of Ramadhan yang juga menampilkan pameran produk pengusaha bakery di Jakarta, beberapa dari daerah dan memasarkan peralatan memasak.

Panggung Cokelat Terbesar di Grand Indonesia

Acara ini turut dimeriahkan oleh chef pelawak dan bintang tamu seperti Miss Indonesia 2009, Karenina Sani Halim dan band penghibur Kahitna yang membawakan 4 lagu hit mereka. Beragam stan-stan penjual kue dapat ditemukan seperti Breadtalk, Grand Cities, Ellane, Shokupan, Creole Chocolates, Leluxe dan masih banyak lagi. “Cokelat tidak saja nikmat dan menyehatkan tapi bisa melapisi atau dibentuk menjadi suatu maha karya benda seni. Kembali rekor MURI dicatatkan untuk inovasi cokelat backdrop panggung terbesar.” tutur salah satu media. Kita semua dapat berbangga karena sekali lagi Indonesia berhasil menunjukan kreativitas-nya yang tidak kalah dari dunia Internasional.

Chef Clown at Grand Indonesia
Miss Indonesia 2009 Karenina Sani Halim at Grand Indonesia
Kahitna Band at Grand Indonesia The Flavours of Ramadhan
Ellane Booth at Grand Indonesia Bakery Exhibition

Chocolate Fountain is Back!

The Great of Chocolate

We learned from the last post that chocolate is good for your health according to the different food studies. Not only does it contain much more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables, but it also helps enhance blood flow, promote healthy cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure. Chocolate Fountain IndulgenceWhen we think of how chocolate tastes and melts in your mouth, we can imagine the indulgence of a flowing fine chocolate feast, where you can dip your favourite food into a cascade of warm Swiss’ Lindt chocolate. A chocolate fountain is all you need, especially in this coming holiday season and event celebration.

What is Chocolate Fountain?

Chocolate fountain is one of modern equipments that serve a melted chocolate. It gives people an amazing experience and creates an elegant extravaganza focal point to your party and event. It looks like a tabletop unit with several tiers. Chocolate fountain can be made of plastic or stainless steel which has a motor to heat the chocolate in the heating tray and flow the heated chocolate up through a pipe or tube. When melted chocolate reaches the top of the tube, it will flow down over multiple tiers until it arrives back at the base of the tray and flow over again. Your party guests can dip various sweets and snacks, such as: marshmallow, cakes, poffertjes and fruits (strawberries, kiwis, blueberries, bananas, etc) into the chocolate stream by holding them under the chocolate melted flow.

Different Types of Chocolate Fountain

Several kinds of chocolate fountain include:Chocolate Fountain 4 Tiers

  1. A mini chocolate fountain that holds 3 to 4 tiers and can be used for a small party at home with around 15 up to 25 guests, or
  2. A bigger one with more tiers for bigger events such as wedding, corporate catering, annual executive general meeting, sweet seventeen or happy 21st birthday parties

Chocolate Fountain Specialist

Looking to buy or need assistance with Chocolate Fountain? PT Dinamika Agra Alam is here to assist with your requirements, whether you have a big wedding event coming up or a small catering or food on display needs, we try to be flexible for you. Talk to us now, it’s free!

Feel Bored? Come to InterFood Indonesia 2009 Tomorrow

Show:
INTERFOOD INDONESIA 2009

The 9th International Exhibition on Food & Beverage Product:
Technology, Ingredients, Additives, Raw Materials, Services, Equipments, SuppliesII09_exhibition

When & Where:
Date: 8 – 11 August 2009
Exhibition Hours: 10:00 – 19:00 wib
Venue: Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia

Featuring:II09_ingredients
Bakery & Confectionery (Bakery Indonesia)

Bakery & Confectionery, Machinery, Equipments, Supplies, Ingredients

Food & Hospitality
Wine & Spirits, Equipments, Supplies, Storage, Services & Related Technology for Hotel, Catering, Restaurant, Cafe, Supermarket

Food Ingredients
II09_competitionFood Additives, Food Chemicals, Food Ingredients, Food Materials

Herbal & Health Food
Herbal & Health Food and Food Supplements

Retail & Franchising
Franchising & Licensing, Business Opportunity

For Visitors:
* We warmly welcome everyone of you to visit our booth, PT Dinamika Agra Alam. Any question or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.
* Please register online and bring your registration printout to save the entrance fee (Rp. 25.000).

Supported By:
* Ministry of Trade of Indonesia
* Ministry of Industry of Indonesia
* Ministry of Health of Indonesia
* Indonesia Packaging Federation
* POM Badan Pengawas Obat & Makanan RI
* Indonesia Association of Exhibition & Convention Organizers
* Singapore Manufacturers’ Association
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Food & Hotel Indonesia 2009 – Continued

Finally, we have the rest of the photos from the exhibition for everyone to see. For those of you who have been waiting to see these, we hope you can enjoy…

If you have any questions, we are always here to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any enquiries or perhaps write some comments for us. 🙂

The first picture showed our early days when we started preparing for this event.
Food & Hotel Indonesia 2009 Booth Preparation

This was the very first day of this event – still warming up but we had quite a busy day.
First Day of Food & Hotel Indonesia 2009 International Exhibition

Second day was even busier than we thought it would be…
Second Day FHI 2009 Event

Day 3 was not better, but nonetheless our smile made our customers happy 🙂
Day 3 customer service officer smiled while serving our customer

The final day was hectic but we got it through well done. Thank you for all your support throughout this event. Of course, we want to hear from you again in the near future 🙂
Customer looking at the Chocolate Fountain
Last day of FHI 2009 crowd
Smiling for our happy customers