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Collagen Seafood Hotpot – 海鲜美人鍋

Hotpot is alway a favourite during Chinese New Year in a lot of homes. This year we present you our Collagen Seafood Hotpot! Collagen is known for its health benefits. It boosts your health it terms of strengthening teeth and nails, helps detox, reduces stretch marks and cellulite, increases metabolism, repairs joints, improves the health of your gut and improves hair growth and texture. Lastly, collagen is the ultimate boost for youthful skin!

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Steamed Barramundi with Chinese Ham – 火腿蒸鲈鱼片

The smokiness of the Jinhua ham heightens the subtle sweetness of the Kuhlbarra barramundi fish. The steamed barramundi fillets are juicy, flaky and just melts in your mouth. The splash of hot oil before serving binds the flavours and gives it a smooth finish. The taste of the fish, Jinhua ham, mushroom and bamboo shoots is one bite is a burst of flavour in your mouth.

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Waxed Meat Claypot Rice (Lap Mei Fun) – 腊味饭

During winter in China, families will start the process of curing, salting and smoking meat for the year ahead. Fish, various types and cuts of meat and poultry are cured to waxy sheen using this process. The best time to buy lap cheong and wax meats are during Chinese Chinese New Year as winter is dry and perfect condition to cure it.

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Bird’s Nest Steamed In Young Coconut – 椰青炖燕窝

Brand’s Bird’s Nest with Rock Sugar, makes this time consuming dish, hassle free. It’s easy as popping the lid and drinking it. Steaming it young coconut with gingko nuts is one way of consuming it. The freshness of the young coconut infuses into the bird’s nest soup. Serving it in a young coconut and adding ginkgo, is an extravagant way of serving it without breaking your piggy bank.

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Arrowhead Chips – 炸慈菇脆片

Chinese New Year is a reunion time for family and friends. Snacking is a must whilst catching up. Various types of sweets, cookies and nuts are served. One of the favourites snacks served are Arrowroots chips. Its crunchy, sweet with a slight tinge of bitterness. One can’t stop with just a few, sometimes a whole container is polished off without one realising it!!

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Sweet Potato Soup – 番薯姜糖水

Sweet potato soup evokes sweet childhood memories. It’s a traditional, easy and fast to whip up Chinese dessert. All you need is sweet potato, ginger, pandan leaves and black jaggery sugar. In 30 minutes, you will have a hot piping bowl of gingery sweet soup with soft sweet potatoes to tuck in. The soup will warm the body, especially during cold rainy days or when one is feeling a bit under the weather.

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Mui Fan – 烩饭

Mui Fan is a quick one dish white steamed rice topped with a quick braised sauce. The sauce should be light as to emphasize the sweetness and freshness of the seafood, meat or vegetables used. It’s a perfect way to use leftover rice with bits and pieces in the fridge.

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Lobster Porridge – 龙虾粥

A decadent dish that will definitely impress your family and friends during Chinese New Year. Heavenly brand of Fragrant Jasmine rice is perfect for this dish. It absorbs all the rich flavour from the lobster, giving it a light and fresh taste. The ultimate comfort food.

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Wat Tan Hor – 滑旦河

Wat Tan Hor is a favourite Chi Zar dish. In Cantonese, it literally translates to smooth egg gravy over silky rice noodles. The silky hor fun is seared over high heat, drizzled with soya sauce and Chinese wine. The heat from the wok, gives the hor fun the ‘wok hei’ taste. A light braised egg gravy is poured over it. When one picks up the hor fun with chopstick, the gravy clings to it, making each mouthful a delight. Now, you can give it a try in your home kitchen!