Since Valentine day is coming, i shall touch on something related to Love and Relationship! ❤
Do you know what is your partner’s love language? According Dr. Gary Chapman, bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, each and everyone of us speaks a primary love language (also known as emotional communication preference). Understanding each other’s love language is a key to success in maintaining a strong and healthy relationship. If ‘Love Language’ sounds foreign to you, let me give you a short introduction on what are they:
Words Of Affirmation: This language uses words to affirm other people. If your partner’s love language is ‘Words of Affirmation’, he/she will need reassurance on why you love her and what is it that makes him/her special to you? A Simple ‘I Love You’ will be able to build and foster strong relationship and break any barrier between the both of you.
Acts of Service: For these people, actions speak louder than words. If your partner’s love language is ‘Acts of Service’, they feel that love is shown through actions. Show that you care and love your partner by offering to do something for him / her. Through the acts of services and assistance, it means the absolute world to your partner.
Receiving Gifts: For some people, what makes them feel most loved is to receive a gift which are given from a place of genuine affection and admiration. Gifts are visual representations of love and great affection. If this is your partner’s love language, gift-giving will show that he/she is cared for, and are prized high above.
Quality Time: The gift of your time and undivided attention will show your partner that he/she is important to you (and that you love him / her). Nothing says, ‘LOVE’ by showering him / her with full, undivided attention. Being there for your partner (physically and mentally) will make your partner feel truly special and loved. Distractions, change of plans, or the failure to listen can be devastating. Quality Time also means sharing quality conversation and doing things together as a couple!
Physical Touch: To this person, nothing speaks more deeply than appropriate touch. This language isn’t all about anything sexual. If your partner’s love language is ‘Physical Touch’, any form of touch will release powerful and wonderful feelings inside of him / her. Hugs, pats on the back, holding hands, and thoughtful touches are all representation of concern, care, and love. Physical touch fosters a sense of security, love and belonging.
*Explanation extracted from http://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/
For me, my Love Language has to be Quality Time! When my husband spares me his time and attention, it proves that he loves me and finds me important! When i’m feeling down or happy, it is important that he talks and earnestly listen to me (with no forms of distraction in place). I will feel loved when we spent time with each other and just being there for each other. I feel that i’m his priority in his life when we build our lives around each other. I absolutely disliked it when he gives me the cold shoulder and has no time for me.. Recently, he has been so busy at work and travelling so much till i feel so neglected! Sigh!!! So when Fish & Co invited the both of us to attend their Valentine’s Day Cooking Workshop, i’ve decided to postpone my appointment to attend it with him. It will be so fun learning to cook together as a couple and spending quality time together! If you are wondering why my husband looks so sleepy in most of the photo, it is due to the fact that he just came back from France that very morning. LOL!
During the workshop, we are honored to have Fish & Co’s Resident Chef, Mr. Calvin Tan to show us know to whip up a tasty and hearty Valentine’s Day meal without breaking a sweat. During the special three-hour session, we were taught how to prepare a starter, main course and a mocktail. Here’s some of the pictures that we took during the event. Enjoy! 🙂
Before we start preparing each dish, Mr. Calvin Tan will brief us through the steps and what we need to take note of. He’s such a friendly and humorous chef!
Started off with an Appetizer – Garden Salad. Ingredients required are Dressing, Japanese Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Mesclun Salad Mix, Sliced Fried Garlic, Ikan Bilis and Japanese Mayonnaise.
All you have to do is the cut the vegetables, toss the salad and add in the toppings!
Tadahhhh! Our version of the Garden Salad! Not only it looks good, it tastes really good as well (HAHAHA!)
Next, we get to prepare the main course which is Baked King Prawns with Ebiko Roe served with coleslaw and Paella Rice.
My husband prepared the Paella Rice (which is his favorite) while i made the Coleslaw from scratch.
The highlight of the main course is the Baked King Prawns with Ebiko Roe with Mozzarella Cheese on Top. Simply sweet, cheesy and delicious!
To end our cooking workshop with a sweet and lovey dovey note, we get to prepare a mocktail known as Deep Love! We are supposed to pour the Grenadine Syrup, Passion Fruit Cordials and Pineapple Juice to create three different layers. Patience and Steady hand is the key!
At the end of the workshop, we get to sit down and consume the food that we have prepared! We are really pleased with our creations! Thank you Fish & Co + The Good Folks for this arranging this fun and interactive workshop! 🙂
Despite what love language u speak, i’m sure everyone will agree that love should be served in whole and hearty portions which leave you with that warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart. For this V’day, bring the similar whole and hearty warm fuzzy feeling to your loved ones’ heart (and Stomach!) with Fish & Co’s Love Bounty Meal~ Fish & Co is bringing back the Love Bounty after its unforgettable debut last V’day, Tue love will always find its way back to you isn’t it? 🙂
The Fish & Co. Love Bounty features perfectly grilled king prawns, a juicy medley of mussels, scallops, prawn fritters and grilled tender white fish, served on top of glorious Paella rice and fluffy buttery mashed potatoes, along with two soup of the day and two soft drinks.
Fish & Co. Love Bounty Platter for TWO symbolized Love in excess, Love with no hidden agenda or first impressions, Love as it simply is! This set will be perfect for everyone, regardless of your love language. 🙂
The Fish & Co Love Bounty retails at $59.95 and will be available from 9-15 February at all Fish & Co Restaurants in Singapore.