The Scream on cream: coffee art

Miniature masterpieces by South Korean barista Lee Kang Bin.
Miniature masterpieces by South Korean barista Lee Kang Bin. PHOTO: REUTERS

Here are some highlights on The Straits Times' food website, straits-timesfood.com.

NEW AGE COFFEE ART

A South Korean barista has taken coffee art to the next level with his imitations of popular paintings in a cup at his Seoul cafe, Cafe C. Through.

Using thick cream in various hues, Mr Lee Kang Bin, 26, paints versions of Edvard Munch's The Scream and Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night on cups of coffee.

Watch him create a coffee painting in this Reuters video.

New age coffee art: str.sg/4aXa

RECIPES TO TRY

ST Food has three chicken recipes by Malaysian chef Amy Beh, which have been picked up from The Star newspaper in Malaysia.

Try a recipe for fried chicken wings with buttery chilli-tomato sauce; herbal salted chicken; and chicken with a spicy Sichuan sauce.

Chicken recipes: str.sg/4abx

Follow The Yomiuri Shimbun's guide on how to prepare a bento box to ensure that food does not get contaminated.

Tips include using spices such as ginger, wasabi and red chilli pepper, which help prevent food from spoiling.

You are also reminded not to touch dishes directly with your fingers when arranging them.

The story also has a recipe for rolled omelette with wasabi and pickled broccoli.

Safe bento box meals: str.sg/4aWx

Also watch ST Food's video on how to make an Earl Grey castella cake with award-winning pastry chef and owner of Antoinette, Pang Kok Keong.

Earl Grey castella cake video recipe: str.sg/castella

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 09, 2017, with the headline 'The Scream on cream: coffee art'. Print Edition | Subscribe