I got to learn about this programme – Food Source 2 @ channel 8 by chance. It is really a gem!
Occasionally, I will switch on the TV to watch 爱. Yeah I like this show too but to be honest, I hardly watch. I just read the synopsis from the weekly magazine I buy every week.
And then on one Wednesday, I keep the TV on and “forgotten” to switch them off. (I don’t why I subscribe my cable TV from Starhub, I have Mio-TV too. They are really under “un-utilised”. We can keep our TV off for entire month.) When I was back to the screen, I was struck. My eye ball was glued to the TV and never want to leave my sofa till it was break for commercial.
This documentary is about the host sets off from Singapore to locate the “source” of the ingredients of the food which is commonly eaten in Singapore. In each episode, the host introduces 3 to 4 ingredients in great details and depth.
I started to watch this programme when Pornsak was in China. From this show, I have learnt so much about sea urchin and 黄花鱼. Currently, (today), he is in New Zealand, I have learnt so much about Manuka honey, kiwifruits, cod fish, snapper, ostrich, cauliflower, cabbage, pumpkin; and I have deep impression about ostrich.
I never know these facts about ostrich and I learnt them all from this programme.
- Ostrich has no teeth.
- Ostrich has to eat stone to aid their digestion and has 1kg of stone in their tummy.
- Ostrich is about 110kg to 150kg and it height is 2m to 2.5m.
- Ostrich egg can be eaten and can feed 5 families and will take 1.5 hours to cook into hard-boiled egg. And it weighs about 1.5kg.
- Ostrich is timid.
- Ostrich can lay 2000 eggs in their lifetime.
- Ostrich can run 60 to 70 km per hour.
- A darker colour feather ostrich will be male. And female is lighter feather.
(Read more about Ostrich here.)
Isn’t learning all these interesting? I know there are many such documentary show on National Geographic Channel, but, I am proud of this is a local production.
It is really a good programme, moreover it is in Mandarin, to watch with Yvette. Plus Yvette can be Auditory, Visual and Kinaesthetic learner, she has picked up many knowledge thru watching this programme with us.
Tune your TV on on Wednesdays 8pm to 9pm. (Catch the past episodes here.)