With the year of the the rooster, we felt it was an appropriate time to come up with a special dish for CNY feasting!
Eight Treasure Duck isn’t exactly the most popular dish with the recent generations of home cooks as this can sometimes be quite tedious to cook at home. But I remember my grandmother cooking it for major Chinese festivals. You can taste the labour of love that goes into it with every bite. We simplified the […]
Yusheng is an unique Chinese New Year dish that is very Malaysian and Singaporean. It’s a must-have dish to be served, heralding the arrival of Chinese New Year. Each component of the dish has an auspicious meaning. Tossing it high up, joyously shouting auspicious words is such a celebration!
You know Chinese New Year is around the corner when all the dried goodies like sea cucumber, fish maw, abalone, dried scallops, etc are prominently displayed for sale. These are celebratory delicacies that is a must during the 15 days of Chinese New Year.
Ngoh Hiang is an uniquely Hokkien and Teochew dish. It’s deep fried delicious goodness is adopted into other households as well. The addition of 5-spice powder gives it an earthy and fragrant taste. The meaty taste of of the minced meat is heightened by the sweetness of the minced prawns. The diced water chestnuts gives it crunch. We used Knife Thai Fish Sauce to provide the dish a depth of umami flavour.
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!
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.