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Let's Talk Chinese New Year!

22nd December 2020

Chinese New Year celebrations will start on the 12th of February for 16 days, celebrating 2021 as the year of the Ox. Oxes are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination just like the hospitality industry.

We have been looking into the future during 2020, inspiring chefs across the nation for future events... whether it be for in-house dining or takeaway menus, we have gathered our favourite recipes perfect for your Chinese New Year celebrations.

DanDan Noodles - View full recipe here

DanDan Noodles

Lou Min Chicken - View full recipe here

Lou Min Chicken

Pork and King Prawn Balls - View full recipe here

Pork and King Prawn Balls

Lemon Sauce - View full recipe here

Lemon Sauce

The Must Have Products 

 Asian Stock Bases

Asian Stock Bases

Our exciting range of Asian Stock Bases captures the authentic, delicate flavours of Pan-Asian cuisine in a simple, easy to use format.  Available in three flavours; Aromatic, Miso and Master, we guarantee there is a product to help you deliver authentic Asian cuisine to your customers.

Fry fresh vegetables in our Aromatic Stock to create an irresistible vegetarian stir fry

Mix together dark soy sauce, Thai chilli sauce, Aromatic Stock and Master Stock then use to marinade pork for 23 hours, then cook slowly for 2-3 hours. Finish with a splash of sesame oil, coriander and toasted sesame seeds.

Featured in the following recipes: Pad Thai, Twice Cooked Sticky Ribs, Prawn Laksa


Satay Seasoning

Satay Seasoning

Our vegan friendly Satay Style Seasoning is free from declarable allergens^… that’s right, it is PEANUT FREE! With a sweet nutty flavour and slight ginger heat, this seasoning is a must have to deliver authentic Asian flavours.

Simply mix together 400ml coconut milk, 32g Street Food Chef Satay Style Seasoning and 15g cornflour for a lightly spiced peanut free satay sauce.  

Featured in the following recipes: Chicken Satay Skewers in Peanut Sauce, South Indian Crab Cakes, Thai Cucumber Relish

^ This product does not contain declarable allergens under the EU regulation 1169/2011 (annex II).


Chicken and Vegetable Stock Mix

Chicken and Vegetable Stock Mix

Our gluten free Stock Mixes are a must in any working kitchen. Delivering true depth of flavour like a traditionally made stock they help you save valuable time and money.

Season your chips by sprinkling the Chicken Stock Mix over them to create flavour packed ‘chicken chips’

Try adding aromatic spices to our Vegetable Stock Mix such as cloves and star anise to serve as a base for poaching fish and making fish sauces.

Featured in the following recipes: Lemon Sauce, Tom Yum Soup, Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto, Tuscan Tomato and Basil Soup


Pork and Wild Mushroom Glace

Pork and Wild Mushroom Glace

Versatile, high quality reductions courtesy of Essential Cuisine, helping you make the ordinary, extraordinary.

Cook belly pork and cut into strips, brush with the Pork Glace, wrap in pancetta and fry. Chop and serve as a great amuse-bouche.

Use the Wild Mushroom Glace alongside our Mushroom Stock to create a strong porcini mushroom flavour.

Featured in the following recipes: Malaysian Shiitake Laksa, Peppered Pork Cream Sauce, Chinese Pork and Chilli Soup

Chefs, we are here to inspire you. Grab yourself a Chinese New Year inspiration box today! just message your regional sales contact or DM us on Twitter.

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