The way to a man’s (or woman’s) heart is through their stomaches – we know this from first-hand experience.
Slaving away in the kitchen all day may not be your idea of romance, but small efforts do go a long way: a shaving of truffles here and a dollop of cream there makes the perfect meal for the man/woman of your dreams.
The perfect Valentine’s meal is, in our humble opinion, home-cooked and with that special someone (bonus points for candlelight dining). Which is why we have recipes, for every kind of appetite, preference and skill.
Here's a menu that begins at drinks and goes all the way to desserts, and even includes a take-home food gift. Asian or western, vegetarian or carnivorous – get ready to woo and wow on V Day:
A refreshing gin based cocktail with yuzu and a hint of cucumber
A fruity, summer drink for the non-drinkers
Two heady flavours make for big, buttery slathers
An Omega-3-rich loaf made without butter and eggs.
An easy one-bite starter with a kick
Light, airy, and hot and sour - thanks to its spices’ Thai predilection
A spicy seafood dish with Thai flavors; served with rice
A dash of cream gives this pasta a luscious pink hue
Light, but meaty eggplant with Japanase inspired sauce and a dollop of yoghurt
Earthy, hearty dish of fungi and fungi mixed into rice
Pears infused with the fruit of rose plant
The perennial favorite cake, in the color of love
A screwpine-flavoured coconut custard with a caramelised sugar crust
Chocolate cake-on-a-stick to take home