How To Have A 5-Star Experience At Home

Get inspired by these tips on creating your own lavish meal, cocktails, spa and bedroom. 
Friday 12 June 2020
All the cooking tips you need to create culinary masterpieces with Intercontinental Singapore's MasterChef Sessions: Home Editi

It’s been all about recreating a home experience since going out has so many restrictions. Take advantage of the situation and spend some much-needed quality time in your abode but with a fancy touch, because you deserve it.

Whip up a decadent hotel-inspired meal

Restaurant chefs have nothing on you if you have been taking the time during the MCO to obtain top cooking tips from YouTube or those Masterclass series. Meanwhile, all the livestreaming options will have you covered with cooking classes from leading chefs. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore’s plant-based chef Damian Piedrahite for example, will show you how to create an Almond Cream Zucchini with Pumpkin Confit. Or if you’re looking for something heartier but still refined, the chefs from InterContinental Singapore have shared their favourite recipes through a series of videos called MasterChef Sessions: Home Edition, featuring dishes such as Salmon Satay with Pineapple and Raisin Salsa to Stir-Fried Beef Cubes with Bell Pepper, Mongolian Sauce. 




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Stir-fried Beef Cubes with Bell Peppers and Mongolian Sauce by Executive Sous Chef Aaron Tan. Stand a chance to win $88 F&B voucher for takeaway and delivery menus! • To participate: – Download recipe at – Recreate the dish at home (be as creative as you like, by putting your spin on the dishes). – Post a picture or video of the dish on your own Facebook or Instagram account. Ensure account is public. – Tag us at @interconsin, and hashtag #ICSLETSCOOK • – Contest ends Sunday, 24 May, 2359 hours and winner will be announced the week after. – All entries will be reviewed by a panel of chefs at InterContinental Singapore. *Terms & Conditions apply.

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Redecorate Your Bedroom 5-star Style

Take inspiration from Andaz Singapore with their tips and recommendations on how to transform a bedroom into a 5-star hotel room. Any room will have that polished look if you use crisp white bedding. Or perhaps you want to keep the kids happy by learning how to make towels fancy with a towel elephant or towel dog, courtesy of the housekeeping team from Marina Bay Sands Singapore. It’s all about the little touches.




Have A Blissful Spa Day At Home

For a true spa experience at home, set up a quiet space, away from all the noise and distractions. Use scented candles and aromatherapy diffusers to set the mood and infuse the chosen area with your favourite relaxing scent. Slough all the dry skin away when you learn how to make your very own Himalayan Pink Salt scrub from the award-winning Auriga Spa at Capella Singapore or follow their therapists for a step-by-step guide to a hot stone massage that you can easily do at home. Your significant other will be in for a treat (and you can encourage them to learn these techniques too) when you watch and practice effective massage techniques from Banyan Tree Spa, Marina Bay Sands’ Spa Trainer to relax those strained muscles. 



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Our Auriga therapists are champions of wellness and have designed a hot stone massage you can easily do at home. ⠀ ⠀ 1. Use stones that are round, flat and smooth including slate, granite, jade or quartz. Remember to clean your stones of any sediments before using. ⠀⠀ 2. Set a slow cooker to 50°C. Place a wet rag at the bottom of a slow cooker and lay stones on top of it for about an hour. You can also heat the stones by placing them in the oven on a tray for a few minutes. Do be careful and use oven mittens when removing stones as they may be too hot. ⠀ 3. Lie on your stomach and have a partner place stones along the centre of your back, directly over the spine. You can also line up the stones on either side of your spine. ⠀ ⠀ 4. Leave the hot stones in place until they start to cool or have a partner gently massage the stones over tired muscles. #CapellaShanghai #CapellaHotels #HomeWithCapella

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Set Up A Cocktail Bar In Your Kitchen

Since you’ve been home for a while now and most bars aren’t open just yet, why not create your own happy hour in your kitchen? Everyone loves an Old Fashioned cocktail, and this recipe by Asia’s Best Bar winner, Jigger & Pony is shaken up by Bar Manager, Jerrold Khoo. For an Instagram-worthy drink, the Flavoured Salts cocktail by Assistant Bar Manager Gabriel Carlos from Manhattan Bar at the Regent Hotel Singapore is the one to try. But if you don’t quite fancy cocktails, try a hand at creating mocktails by Vijay Mudaliar, the co-owner of Native Bar where he shares 3 different mocktail recipes. You’ll put the ‘happy’ in happy hour for sure.