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Art Design Kitchen Tour: Watch Architect Edmund Ng Cook Chilli Crab and More in His Minimalist Home

Kitchen Tour: Watch Architect Edmund Ng Cook Chilli Crab and More in His Minimalist Home

Kitchen Tour: Watch Architect Edmund Ng Cook Chilli Crab and More in His Minimalist Home
Architect Edmund Ng loves cooking for his family and friends—one of his signature dishes is the Cantonese-style roast duck
By Hong Xinying
By Hong Xinying
November 17, 2020
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Architect Edmund Ng cooks chilli crabs and other Asian-style dishes with V-ZUG appliances while having time to entertain his guests, too. Watch the architect at work in his kitchen in the video

Edmund Ng may be an architect by profession, but as his friends and family would know, Ng is just as passionate about cooking. The founder of Edmund Ng Architects enjoys cooking up a storm for his loved ones, who have been well-fed with his culinary creations over the years.

Cooking is such a big part of Ng's household that the dining room takes centre stage on the first floor of the architect's home—before the Covid-19 pandemic occurred, the family would often host guests a splendid meal at their dining table which can seat up to 22 people. So it's no surprise that for this self-taught cook, it was paramount for his kitchen to be furnished with top-of-the-range appliances; his latest acquisitions include a full range from Swiss manufacturer V-ZUG

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Architect Edmund Ng cooks chilli crabs using the V-ZUG Fusion induction with downdraft
Architect Edmund Ng cooks chilli crabs using the V-ZUG Fusion induction with downdraft

Watch architect Edmund Ng prepare an Asian-style feast using V-ZUG appliances in the video below:

 
Architect Edmund Ng whips up a delectable Asian-style feast with V-ZUG appliances while having time to entertain his guests, too—watch the architect at work in his kitchen here

“Asian-style cooking is analogical to perhaps Chinese calligraphy works,” says the accomplished cook. “Calligraphy appears easy and simple to produce, but actually takes many years of skills and experiences in learning the craft and tools. Asian cuisine requires both skills and knowledge of the tools. The demand for precision and speed creates unique tastes and textures that give the dish character.”

The architect opens the V-ZUG Supreme 90cm Fridge Freezer to take out ingredients for his dishes. The fridge features the SoftTelescope drawers that are fully extendable  with self-closing runners and a soft-close mechanism
The architect opens the V-ZUG Supreme 90cm Fridge Freezer to take out ingredients for his dishes. The fridge features the SoftTelescope drawers that are fully extendable with self-closing runners and a soft-close mechanism
The architect's kitchen is furnished with appliances from V-ZUG that include the Supreme 90cm Fridge Freezer,
Supreme Wine Chiller,
Fusion induction with downdraft,
Combair Steam oven SL,
Combi Oven SLP,
Dishwasher SL,
Plate warmer and
Vacuum drawer
The architect's kitchen is furnished with appliances from V-ZUG that include the Supreme 90cm Fridge Freezer, Supreme Wine Chiller, Fusion induction with downdraft, Combair Steam oven SL, Combi Oven SLP, Dishwasher SL, Plate warmer and Vacuum drawer

As any busy cook or aspiring chef would know, precision matters when it comes to culinary endeavours, whether it's for European-style dishes or Asian-influenced recipes.

“When using the V-ZUG home appliances for Asian-style dishes, the reliability and precision of these appliances allow me to be able to maximise the potential of my cooking craft,” shares Ng. “The V-ZUG oven has a screen that allows you to track the state of cooking. It even has a rotisserie to allow even roasting of the duck. There is also a food probe to insert into the inner core of the duck, allowing you to check its internal temperature. This gives great precision so that you will never overcook or undercook your duck.”

Ng inserts the Cantonese-style roast duck into the V-ZUG Combi Oven SLP
Ng inserts the Cantonese-style roast duck into the V-ZUG Combi Oven SLP
He adjusts the temperature and cooking settings on the V-ZUG Combi Oven SLP
He adjusts the temperature and cooking settings on the V-ZUG Combi Oven SLP

The architect also appreciates the streamlined design of the appliances, which fit beautifully into his minimalist interior scheme. “I've chosen V-ZUG home appliances for their great aesthetic value. They have an aesthetic that is very clean-lined and feature a nice digital display with a mirror-like finish.”  

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Ng's preference for a minimalist scheme can be easily seen in his elegant living room
Ng's preference for a minimalist scheme can be easily seen in his elegant living room
Ng and his wife Jazz Chong enjoy hosting guests at their home with dishes personally prepared by the architect
Ng and his wife Jazz Chong enjoy hosting guests at their home with dishes personally prepared by the architect
A view of the kitchen, which features sculptures from Ode to Art, the gallery that Ng's wife Jazz Chong runs. Art Direction: Khairul Ali Photography: Koh Boon Wei
A view of the kitchen, which features sculptures from Ode to Art, the gallery that Ng's wife Jazz Chong runs. Art Direction: Khairul Ali Photography: Koh Boon Wei
The V-ZUG appliances feature a mirrored finish that fits seamlessly into the kitchen in Edmund Ng's family home
The V-ZUG appliances feature a mirrored finish that fits seamlessly into the kitchen in Edmund Ng's family home

If his guests have any quibble about having Ng prepare a meal for them, it would be his absence at the dining table; the architect is often too busy with cooking that he has little time to speak to his guests.

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The V-ZUG Combair Steam oven SL features a sleek mirrored finish for its display panel
The V-ZUG Combair Steam oven SL features a sleek mirrored finish for its display panel
Ng inserts the meat probe that helps to measure the temperature of the duck while it is roasting in the Combi Oven SLP
Ng inserts the meat probe that helps to measure the temperature of the duck while it is roasting in the Combi Oven SLP
The V-ZUG Fusion induction with downdraft is able to remove fumes from the open-concept kitchen; its sleek design also contributes to the streamlined look of the interior scheme
The V-ZUG Fusion induction with downdraft is able to remove fumes from the open-concept kitchen; its sleek design also contributes to the streamlined look of the interior scheme
Ng uses the V-ZUG Vacuum drawer to vacuum-pack the remaining sauce from the chilli crab dish.  The vacuum drawer can also be used to prolong the freshness of an opened bottle of wine.
Ng uses the V-ZUG Vacuum drawer to vacuum-pack the remaining sauce from the chilli crab dish. The vacuum drawer can also be used to prolong the freshness of an opened bottle of wine.

“Using the traditional charcoal roaster, I would typically have to watch over the duck (that's being cooked in the oven) at all times and neglect my guests,” shares Ng. “However, when using the V-ZUG oven, I'm able to put the duck in and let the oven do the work, with the confidence that it will turn out well, and spend this time entertaining my guests instead.”  

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  • Content Direction Hong Xinying
  • Videography Nicola Ng
  • Lighting Jufri Husne
  • Stylist's Assistant Sarah Ng

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