Kitchen Kamsutra 10th Feb
BY CHEF DEVAGI SANMUGAM
Water Melon Gingerthani
A research says that the water melon has citrulline – which like Viagra has the power to relax blood vessels. Water melon is known as a food of seduction – pink in colour; the way it is eaten is considered sexy as especially so when one expel the seeds from the mouth through puckered up lips! In India, jaggery made from sugar cane molasses has been used to treat both women and men who have a low libido.
The First Course: Teaser
Scientists have found that oysters contain rare amino acids that promote increased levels of sex hormones. Oysters certainly are a sensuous food, slipping and slurping their way down the throat in an appealingly messy fashion. The pomegranate was regaled as a culinary symbol of Aphrodite by the ancient Greeks. The chilli is thought to release endorphins, which give our bodies a natural high. Dates are supposed to enhance male libido and sexual potency
Cumin Oyster Fritters with Pomegranate Chilli Chutney
The Second Course: Some like It Hot or Creamy
Prawns, when cooked and peeled, have an obvious phallic connotation; helps to boost female libido and stimulates sexual drive and boosts fertility. Coconut milk is proven to boost circulation, and this is where its ancient, aphrodisiac reputation probably comes in.
Mildly Spiced Prawn Bisque with Quivering Coconut Mousse
The Third Course: The Dirty Deed
Ginger, always soothing for the tummy and mentioned in the Kama Sutra, is a great ingredient to feature in your main course. The salmon fish was researched as a sexual powerhouse. An excellent source of protein – essential for stamina – salmon is also loaded with omega 3, proven to elevate seratonin levels in the brain and thereby enhance mood. Vitamin rich, this fish has got a great dose of A, D, B and calcium, all known to be necessary for giving the all-important libido lift. Kidney beans and garbanzo beans in the rice are said to contain good amount of zinc to increase testosterone production! Can you imagine a more ecstatic food experience than biting into a succulent, juicy mango? Mango, in its heavenly, sensual, natural state has aphrodisiac qualities – after all, fruits are the sex organs of plants!
Pepper and Ginger Crusted Salmon on Peshawari Pilau with Mango
and Pomegranate Raita
The Fourth Course: Love Bite
Sweet foods also have the effect of making you feel indulgent and pampered, which is the ideal state for seduction. Carrots are popular as an aphrodisiac in ancient Greece and the Middle East where they were used to prepare drinks to enhance sexuality. Walnuts are rich in protein, and high in potassium and other minerals such as zinc and iron. Because of this, it is being touted as an aphrodisiac. Phenethylamine and Theobromine are chemicals found in chocolate and have been linked to levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemicals linked with pleasure and good feelings in humans when stimulated.
Carrot and Walnut Halwa with Chocolate Drizzle and Reduced Saffron Milk Shot
Date: 10th February 2012, Friday
Time: 9.45 am to 2.00 pm
Venue: Orchid Room, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Price including lunch and goodie bag: $75.00 ++ per person
* Limited seats are available.
For reservations, please call Dining Reservations at 6213 4398.