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.
In the hustle and bustle of Chinese New Year, a quick and simple but extravagant dish is a must. San Remo’s Linguine with Abalone and XO sauce is the perfect meal. It never fails to impress your love ones and guests. 6 ingredients to make a meal to wow everyone. San Remo’s pasta is perfect to withstand and compliment the strong yet umami taste of the XO sauce, the abalone brings the dish together. Finishing off with spring onions and Sakura Ebi.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken Original boosts the nutritional level of this tasty yet healthy dish. A simple and elegant double boiled soup is best presented over a Chinese New Year meal or any festive occasions.
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.
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.
A refreshing dessert that is commonly found in dessert stores, this dish combines nutrition together with taste, making for a truly wholesome dessert.
The white fungus, red dates, almonds, and longan all have nourishing properties, and is good for benefiting your lungs – the papaya adds a sweet and yet soft layer of taste that is perfected with the rock sugar. If you have to make a quick and really simple dessert for your loved ones, this is it!
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!
Petai, its either you hate it or you love it.. It is known for its medicinal purposes and gives an instant energy boost. The taste is nutty and creamy to petai lovers. It’s often cooked in a spicy sambal sauce with succulent prawns, squid or even crispy fried anchovies.