The Lunar New Year (LNY) brings forth reunions, festive cheer and dining tables in abundance of food. It’s a joyous time of year and we always look forward to spending time with our nearest and dearest. However, when it comes to styling and shooting LNY festive sets, it is honestly tricky as the usual red/oriental motifs are so ‘overdone’. The real challenge is coming up with something fresh and innovative.
Just in time for the festivities, our A/W collection from Aron of Facture Goods arrived in the likings of Santa Claus— in a big sack, but via speed post direct from the US. Hence, we decided to do a Yuletide shoot to feature the gorgeous handcrafted plates on our webstore (click here to shop!) and social media platforms. In true Chun Tsubaki spirit, we never fail to refine and redefine and before we knew it, the shoot soon turned into a full-on Christmas shoot complete with a festive feast of turkey and roasts, dried floral wreaths and not forgetting a live Christmas tree!
If there was one thing we could eat for the rest of our lives, it would be seafood, or more specifically seafood and pasta. Hence, when we met with managing director Jin Kai (otherwise known as Kai for short), we were thrilled to find out about Ah Hua Kelong and at the same time, moved by his passion to promote local seafood. What happened next is a no-brainer.
ICMYI, we had a great time with our friend and inspiration Uma Raghuraman, the talented home cook behind Masterchefmom. Lucky for the FOMO in you, Uma has kindly shared her very own recipes of the delicious Indian dishes we prepared at our Masterclass Experience. Read all about it below!
For our second Chun Masterclass Experience, we explore the art of Indian home cooking with our friend and inspiration, Uma Raghuraman, also known as her Instagram handle @masterchefmom!
It's almost been a month since we officially launched this labour of love and sometimes I pinch myself because it's so surreal to be where we are today. It was always a dream of mine to have my own creative studio, but I only seriously conceptualised the idea of Chun Tsubaki in January 2017, where I casually mentioned this plan to Claire, our current copywriter/creative strategist.