Saturday, January 17, 2015

Roll with Foodpanda at Maki-San

I'm a sushi lover who haven't make my own sushi before so I was really looking forward to making my very own sushi at this "Roll with Foodpanda" event held at the Maki-San outlet at The Cathay. I had great fun making my very own panda-maki. Thanks Foodpanda and Maki-San and Publicist PR teams for the kind invitation and lovely memories! Do scroll down to the bottom of this post for an exclusive special promotion for my blog readers =)

Foodpanda making his rounds at Maki-San before the start of the sushi-making workshop. Other than this outlet at The Cathay, Maki-San has a second outlet at The Arcade @ Raffles Place #01-12.

Everyone gathered around the chef, looking intently to learn how to make panda-maki

And the experienced Maki-San chef made sushi-making look so easy o.O

Armed with all the necessary ingredients and instruction manual, I'm all set and ready to make my very own panda-maki. Flashing a L for Leechie. Cheer me on ya ;p

After struggling for a while, I finally emerged with my very own panda-maki creation! They may not look too aesthetically pleasing but they are still lovingly made by yours truly...All my pandas have different facial expressions ya? lol...n they look like they are having a "bad ears day" ya? 

Selfie with one of my panda-maki

I tried to take selfie with my plate of panda-maki before the helpful Publicist PR staff came over to help me take pics

Check out the words above my head: "Hungry-San" lol

We then went into the kitchen behind the counter to learn how to make sushi roll

It was my mum's birthday and I stood behind the counter to make this sushi roll for her. Do I look like a professional chef now with my cute foodpanda apron? ;p

Tadah! The final product! Looks very professional ya? My mum tried it and said that it tasted good! Yay! Looks like I may have the potential to become a professional sushi chef eh? ;p

Sharing a moment with the cute foodpanda mascot

Look, who's here? foodpanda has company now!

Foodpanda vs the darth vader! o.O Who shall prevail? I last checked with the darth vader and he couldn't light up his light sabre so 1-0 to foodpanda! lol ;p

Meeting the darth vader: His imperial guard passed me his gun and blur me actually pointed the gun at the darth vader?! No wonder the darth vader ain't the gun looks v.realistic ya? o.O

With Foodpanda co-founder and ceo, Chinmay. I was actually there at the Start-up competition at RWS a couple of years ago that the Foodpanda team competed in and won. Foodpanda have achieved rapid growth and expansion since and are operating in so many countries now! How time flies! 

About foodpanda 
foodpanda, is a mobile and online food-ordering marketplace, active in more than 40 countries across five continents. The company enables restaurants to become visible in the online and mobile world and provides them with a constant evolving online technology. For consumers, foodpanda offers the convenience to order food online offering a wide gastronomic range from which they can choose their favourite meal on the web or via the app. foodpanda operates in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Azerbajian, Philippines, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia and Serbia. hellofood operates in Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Algeria. Delivery Club operates in Russia, Tastykhana in India, NetPincer in Hungary, Donesi in Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Monetnegro, and Pauza in Croatia. 

From 1st to 31st March 2015, foodpanda will be partnering in the “Meals that Heal” - Campaign to aid children with cancer and they are pledging $1 for every order placed via their app or website. All customers need to do to participate in the campaign is to enter a code: "MEALSHEAL15" upon check out on foodpanda. All proceeds will go to the Children’s Cancer Foundation.  

The Children’s Cancer Foundation is a noon-profit organization with the mission to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families through enhancing their emotional, social and medical well-being. 

“Being in the online food delivery market, foodpanda hopes that the “Meals that Heal” campaign will give hope to children with cancer to get well soon and share a hearty meal with their loved ones. We believe food plays a key role in our lives and we want to give back by supporting Children’s Cancer Foundation in their mission”, says Ms Cassandra Ong, representative of foodpanda Singapore.

"Cosmopolitan Singapore has been a pioneer in creating exciting executions to give back to society – from organizing events like a charity hair wash to a charity flea market. As food is a huge part of our Singaporean culture, we are partnering with foodpanda to implement our 'Meals that Heal' initiative to raise funds for Children’s Cancer Foundation. The team is very excited to be part of this unique campaign of providing essential funds through food," says Ms Jo Upcraft, Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief. 

“Children’s Cancer Foundation is grateful to be chosen as the beneficiary of the “Meals that Heal” fundraising campaign, jointly organised by foodpanda and Cosmopolitan Singapore. By providing the community with an opportunity to give back to society and an avenue to savour a multitude of Singapore’s delectable cuisines from the convenience of wherever they are, “Meals that Heal” will help to promote a caring and inclusive community spirit. We are also thankful that foodpanda has chosen to partner CCF for the 2nd year,” says Neo Lay Tin, Executive Director of Children’s Cancer Foundation.

foodpanda and participating restaurant vendors* will be supporting this campaign by blasting it on their social media platforms, and promoting it in restaurant outlets. By ordering on foodpanda from the office or home, customers are giving these children a share of their blessings, while generating more personal time to foster relationships with their loved ones as well. This also gives customers an opportunity to understand the role of food, as one which helps nurture precious relationships. With over 350 restaurant options, food for all with varying dietary requirements can be catered to as well.  

Get two satisfactions at once when you order food from participating restaurants* through foodpanda at in March – a freshly prepared meal delivered to your doorstep, and the knowledge that the children will benefit.  

*Maki-san, Fleeaway cafe, Big Bern’s, The Soup Spoon, Nara Thai Cuisine, La Nonna, Outback Steakhouse, Yoshinoya (as of 2 Jan 2015) 

(Source: Press release)

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