More lo hei? Or perhaps some comfort food in between?



lo hei by the garage


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lo hei by the garage

With just days to the Year of the Ox, we nose out more good lo hei offerings. We also look out for comfort food as a foil to 15 days of the Lunar New Year feasting. 

botanico at The Garage

Ring in the Niu year with The Garage’s Lunar New Year specials that are rich in symbols of luck, peace and wealth. Its Yusheng (from $68++) offers a choice of luxe Norwegian salmon or Hokkaido scallop layered on a fresh salad base. This comes with a playful twist with additions such as couscous, house-fermented carrots, raw Japanese corn kernels, house-pickled celeriac, pomegranate seeds, truffle oil and crispy baked bacon.

Follow up with Botanico’s five-course LNY Dinner ($88++) available from 11 to 13 February. The line-up includes Duck Croquette (with a foie gras heart) and Chickpea Tofu topped with belachan chilli  and

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The Capital Note: SPACs & Office Space

Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter (coming soon) about finance and economics. On the menu today: SPACs, Office Space, and Antique Bonds, plus some links from around the Web.

SPACs
Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are all the rage. 51 SPAC offerings have been completed in 2020 — a 145 percent increase from the same period in 2019. Electric-truck company Nikola and spaceflight company Virgin Galactic both went public this year via SPACs, and Bill Ackman — enjoying the limelight after a stunningly profitable short trade early in the COVID crisis — has launched his own “unicorn mating dance,” his term for the process of finding a large tech company to take public with $4 billion in newly raised funds.

A SPAC represents a “blank check” for a sponsor, who raises capital in the public equity markets and uses it to merge with a private company.

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30 Tasty Ginger Recipes to Spice up Your Life (Or at Least Your Cooking)

You know ginger as the all-important ingredient for holiday season cookies, but this spice can do so much more. It adds warmth to curries and zing to dressings. It perks up salad bowls and gives drinks an extra oomph. Whether you’re using the ground stuff or fresh ginger root (more on that below), this delicious spice is a welcome addition to any plate (or glass). Which is why we’ve rounded up 30 tasty ginger recipes that will let this golden root shine, from breakfast to dessert.

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Here’s what you need to know about this spicy root. It’s actually a flowering plant, and is close cousins to turmeric, cardamom and galangal. People have been turning to this plant’s rhizome (i.e., the ginger root we know and love) for thousands of years—and not just for cooking. According to our

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Heartsmart’s Condiments: Healthy food can be tasty food

The steady growth of the agro processing sub-sector from a modest and little-regarded pursuit used mostly to subsidize the incomes of poor families to what, in some instances, are, these days, significant investments in the manufacture of condiments from locally grown fruit and vegetables, is, arguably, one of the recent noteworthy successes in the agro-processing sector.

 Time was when agro processed produce was vended mostly in hastily wrapped paper and plastic packages and from in bottles that often raised questions about the sanitation bona fides of the products themselves.  How things have changed! These days, the manufacture of these fruit and vegetable-based snacks, condiments and seasonings is subject to the strict food safety oversight protocols that are embedded in the law; so that even the smallest ‘manufacturer’ of agro produce, these days, must comply with at least minimum factory, presentation and sanitation standards that are subject to enforcement and transgression

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