Crab Bisque with Bacon and Corn + $68 Voucher Giveaway! – Delishar

I made this amazing crab bisque with The Alaska Guys‘s wild Alaskan Golden King Crab. I cannot rave enough about the quality of their seafood. Their wild caught salmon are all sashimi grade and does not have the fishy taste you get from farmed salmon. TAG carries 3 different types of salmon as mentioned in my previous post. TAG’s flagship store is now open for business! And to celebrate that, they would like to give Delishar’s readers a chance to win a S$68 in-store voucher! That would equate to about 1kg of Wild Alaskan Snow Crab, Wild Alaskan Salmon, or Wild Alaskan Cod! Please find details of the giveaway at the end of this post.

You can use it to make the salmon recipes shared on Delishar. Or redeem for some Alaskan Crab to make this delicious (I promise) dish that I’m about to share with you! The husband had 3 servings and was asking for more. The bisque was rich, has a deep intense flavour that was balanced out by the refreshing and sweet tasting chunky crab meat. This is a very hearty and comforting dish. I love the crunch of the sweet corn, and the smokiness of the bacon which added more depth to the dish. Serve it with some bread for a complete meal.

There is no need to reheat the crab legs prior as it will be reheated in the soup itself. Just thaw out the frozen Alaskan Crab, remove the shells using a pair of kitchen shears, and pull the meat apart into chunky pieces.

If you are around the area, don’t forget to drop by TAG’s store and take a look at their premium seafood selection.

You can find them at:

The Alaska Guys
201 Telok Kurau Road
#01-05 Kurau Court
(S) 423910

Tel: 8356-8944
[email protected]

Crab Bisque with Bacon and Corn

  • 3-4 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 med onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1-1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1-1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1-1/2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1 cup cooked Alaskan Crab from TAG pulled apart into chunky pieces
  • 1/2 can of corn kernels
  • 1 stalk of spring onion chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • Some chopped spring onions and crumbled bacon to garnish
  • Heat wok or non-stick soup pot on med high with canola oil.

  • Pan fry bacon until crisp, remove from pan, and crumble. (Do not wash pan.)

  • In the same wok, saute onion, garlic, and celery over med heat until onion is translucent.

  • Add wine and de-glaze pan.

  • Then add tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, and seasonings.

  • Bring to a simmer over med heat and allow to cook for 5-6 minutes until sauce is thickens and reduced.

  • Add chicken stock, and allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes over med heat.

  • Transfer stock to a heat resistant blender/processor (or use handheld blender) and process until smooth.

  • Return puree to soup pot.

  • Now prepare the roux. In a saucepan, melt butter.

  • When butter is bubbling, add flour, and allow to cook on low for 2 minutes.

  • Then gradually whisk in milk and cream, simmer for 2 minutes while whisking until smooth.

  • Transfer roux mixture into puréed stock.

  • Add bacon, corn, and green onion then bring the bisque back to a simmer over med heat.

  • Lower heat to low, and allow to simmer for 8 minutes until soup thickens.

  • Garnish with chopped spring onion, and crumbled bacon.

  • Serve immediately.

To take part in the giveaway, simply complete the Rafflecopter below!

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Mushroom Meatball Noodle Soup + Mayer Airfryer Giveaway! – Delishar

There is something comforting about soup, and more so when there’s noodles swimming inside the glorious broth. Not other is it easy to make, it’s easy to consume as well. I always think that slurping down the last drop of soup in the bowl is always a fun way to end a meal. Probably I get to put my face so close to the bowl, it’s literally in it. There isn’t much opportunities that calls for that.

The husband who is NOT at all a mushroom fan took every last bite from the bowl. Maybe he was just being nice. LOL. The little girls asked if it’s mushrooms in their bowl when they took a peek in it. I did inform them that we are going to try something new that night. And they loudly exclaimed,”I don’t like mushrooms, this doesn’t taste good.”, without even trying. However, they quickly changed their minds. Slurping down their noodle and broth, and asking for more. The littlest one even resorted to stealing meatballs out of her elder sister’s bowl! 

So anyway… The original recipe calls for the meatballs to be shallow fried in a wok. I decided to bake them instead to reduce the amount of oil needed. If you can’t bake it because you do not have an oven, you can air-fry them. If you do not have an air-fryer, here is your chance to win one. I’m giving away a Mayer MMAF8 Air Fryer! It also comes with a baking tray for you to bake my absolutely delicious Best Moist Double Chocolate Muffins or any of my other bakes for your dessert!

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Mushroom Meatball Process

Mushroom Meatball Noodle Soup

Sharon of Delishar

  • 3 servings of rice vermicelli
  • 5 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 300 g minced beef
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 stalk spring onion chopped
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Ground white pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp Shaoxing wine
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 100 g Enoki mushrooms trimmed
  • 2 cups sliced Chinese napa cabbage
  • Some oil to grease
  • Coriander to garnish
  • Chilli powder optional
  • Soak dried mushrooms in 1 cup of boiling water for 30 minutes.

  • Squeeze dry, remove stem, and slice into large slices.

  • Reserve soaking liquid.

  • Preheat oven to 200C

  • Soak rice vermicelli in boiling water until softened.

  • Drain and set aside.

  • In a food processor, add beef, garlic, ginger, spring onion, 1 tbsp soy, white pepper, shaoxing wine, sesame oil, egg, and corn flour.

  • Pulse until combined.

  • Lightly grease baking tray with oil.

  • Shape meatballs into about 1 inch size, and place on baking tray.

  • Lightly spray cooking oil over meatball and bake for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bring beef broth, reserved mushroom liquid, shiitake mushroom, sugar, and soy to a boil.

  • When meatball is ready, add it into the broth.

  • Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes.

  • Add enoki mushrooms and cabbage.

  • Allow to cook for 3 minutes.

  • Serve over softened rice vermicelli.

  • Garnish with coriander and chilli powder.

Adapted from Best of Wok Cooking

mushroom meatball soup

To take part in the giveaway, simply complete the rafflecopter below.

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This giveaway ends on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. Singapore time (GMT+8). The winner will be selected by and will contacted by email. The winner will need to respond within 48 hours. If there is no response from the winner after 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Meet up required for prize collection, therefore it is open to Singapore entrants only.

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Each-A-Cup + Voucher Giveaway! – Delishar

Leading local bubble tea house Each-A-Cup has gotten a new face-lift! With a new jazzed up logo to match its healthy wholesome beverage menu! The energetic orange hue of Each-A-Cup’s new logo is a direct reflection of the brand’s  focus on health and wellness – indeed, bubble tea can be healthy, and it goes beyond just lowering the sugar level.

The new logo was cleverly designed to incorporate the Chinese character “ー” for “a” in Each-A-Cup’s Chinese name, which visually represented a straw inserted in the cup. It was carefully thought our with the customer’s experience in mind, combined with a goal to create a logo that customers can identify with.


Each-A-Cup has a menu that reflects a strong focus on drinks with health and beauty benefits.  At Each-A-Cup, high-quality fruit concentrates are used instead of syrups. Drinks under Energy Burst, such as the Azuki brown rice milk tea, pack in vitamins that deliver much-needed shots of energy; while the series of flavoured coffees and specialty teas under Mind Booster are stimulating and sustain alertness throughout the day. Weight Lite drinks such as Golden Buckwheat tea with Kanten and Aloe Vera and a range of fruity teas offer sweet, guilt-free treats for those watching their weight; while the Forever Young drinks such as the range of six green teas or Chamomile milk tea pack a punch full of antioxidants for optimal health and well being.

Daily Dose drinks like the Yakult Apple Jelly Green Tea or Honey Kanten with Ai-Yu are zesty, wholesome and strengthen the immunity system. Some of the drinks, such as the Golden Buckwheat tea and Rooibos tea are caffeine-free, making them ideal for children, who can choose from a wide variety of healthier toppings like Ai-Yu and Kanten. 

Each-A-Cup’s brings in it’s unique tea extraction technology or better known as ‘TeaPresso’ from Taiwan. Which allow them to offer a category in the menu that offers freshly brewed cup of tea in 60 seconds. Only top quality contents that go into each cup, this combined with an extraction method that preserves the freshness of the tea’s nutrients, make for the perfect beverage in a wellness-focused, health-centred lifestyle.Visit Each-a-Cup website for more details on the menu they offer, and find an outlet closest to you!


The good people at Each-a-Cup would like to buy you and your 9 other friends a drink, each! They have generously agreed to giveaway 5 pairs of drink vouchers to Delishar’s readers, that’s 10 drinks in total! So now you can enjoy a healthful drink while you read my cooking blog. 😛

To participate and stand a chance to win 5 pairs of Each-a-Cup vouchers, simply complete the rafflecopter below. 
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Terms and condition: This giveaway ends on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Singapore time (GMT+8). The winner will be selected by and will contacted by email. The winner will need to respond within 48 hours. If there is no response from the winner after 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Vouchers is for use only in Singapore and valid til 31st Dec 2015. Therefore, it is open to Singapore entrants only. Vouchers will be mailed to your given address via normal post.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored giveaway. Each-A-Cup contacted me to try out their range of healthful drink, and provided me with the vouchers to host the giveaway. The post was written with reference to the press release. Photo credit from Each-a-Cup FB page.

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★★★ Christmas Sets Giveaway ★★★ – Delishar

As most of you know by now, I’ve been working with Cookit SG to develop recipes for their programmes. I have been busy creating compliant Christmas Sets and it is finally ready to launch! They are now taking early-bird orders at a special price. The Paleo X’mas Sets are Grain/Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Legume-Free, Lactose-Free and Alcohol-free. All sets are cooked fresh and delivered right to your doorstep.

As Cookit has been getting quite a number of requests for plant-based meals since revamping the menu in June, we have jointly put together a Plant-based Christmas Set as well. Plant-based Sets are free from Gluten, Sugar, Alcohol, and Lactose.

To celebrate the launch of Cookit’s Christmas Sets, they will be giving away their Paleo & Plant-based sets. 2 participants will get to pick out a 2-pax 3-course Christmas set! 

 Christmas dinner on Cookit!  

To qualify:
1) Like Cookit SG facebook page
2) Share the giveaway post on Facebook (remember to set privacy to public)
3) Tag 3 friends in the comment section so they know that you are done

Giveaway ends 12 Nov 2017. 
Winners will be notified via facebook messenger within 3 days.

Good luck!

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{GIVEAWAY} Nitrate-Free Ham + Latasha’s Kitchen Red Chilli Onion Relish – Delishar

Giveaway ends 12th Dec 2018, midnight.

Ring in the festive season with healthy, sumptuous and wholesome premium roasts from Ryan’s Grocery. A comprehensive organic butchery and grocery store that promises and delivers on a full-service butchery with free-range, certified organic, gluten-free, premium meats.

This festive season, Ryan’s Grocery has collaborated with Delishar to giveaway this Nitrate-Free Ham made with the best Australian Free Range pork, and a perfect pairing of Latasha’s Kitchen Red chilli onion relish.

Here’s how:
1️⃣ Like both Ryan’s Grocery and Delishar FB page
2️⃣ Share this giveaway post

Celebrate the season with the wide selection of raw and roasts from Ryan’s Grocery! Orders are open now until 25 December 2018; place your orders early while stocks last! 7 days advance order is required for Christmas products.

Customers can order online at or walk-in at 29 Binjai Park.

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