Stories of Chinese Cuisine - Feel- Good Ideas For Staying at Home

Stories of Chinese Cuisine

Feel- Good Ideas For Staying at Home

AUGUST 2021 BLOG HEADER_AWe all know the past two years have been a little more than unusual and we wouldn’t blame you for going a bit stir crazy but please, don’t get lost in your lockdown blues! It’s so important that we all do our best to stay happy and healthy through this. We’ve got a few fun ways to add a little creativity into your kitchen, without any extra stress! What about cooking with a whole new appliance that’s somehow more nutritious and even easier than ever before? Say hello to your new best friend, the air fryer.


Air fryers have become the latest craze in home cooking, so what’s all the fuss about? Cooking with an air fryer is a great way to make your life a little simpler! It’s so easy to set and forget, fry to perfection and it's a healthy alternative to frying with oils. Air fryers work similarly to an oven by circulating hot air around the food but due to the shape of the basket inside, it gives your food all the crispy and crunchy deliciousness of a deep fryer.AUGUST 2021 BLOG IMAGES_A 7

Enjoy this delicious, healthy air fryer recipe:

2 pcs Salmon, approx. 260g
¼ bunch, Chives, chopped finely
Sesame Seeds for garnish
60ml Lee Kum Kee Teriyaki Stir Fry Sauce
1 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Sesame Oil
1 tsp Lee Kum Kee Minced Garlic
2 tsp Lee Kum Kee Chilli Garlic Sauce
How to make it:
1. Mix together all marinade ingredients, add salmon and coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes up to overnight.
2. At a temperature of 200°C, airfry for 4 minutes, check, turn if required and then airfry for a further 3 – 4 minutes depending on desired doneness.
3. Serve with greens and garnish with sesame seeds.green_line

A simple way to keep yourself entertained with food and enhance the flavour in your healthy dishes is to use any of our many Chinese sauces! There’s a misconception that you can only eat Chinese food on cheat night, that it’s for special occasions because it’s not the healthiest cuisine! Well, we are here to tell you, that’s simply not true… Just because something is good for you, does not mean it has to compromise taste! Here at Lee Kum Kee, we have come up with our very own guide to feel-good meals! green_line

First, you must have balance. A balanced meal is made up of a variety of fresh vegetables, protein and carbs like noodles or rice. Then, we want convenience. To make it totally feel-good, it has to feel good to prepare, right? That’s why our favourite feel-good meals are super simple recipes that won’t take longer than 30 minutes to make. Lastly, you need flavour! We think it’s all about the sauce because well, it’s the spirit of the meal. It could be a dash of soy sauce, a drizzle of oyster sauce or the perfect Chinese marinade. Lee Kum Kee has this part covered with our Pantry Essentials – Premium Soy Sauce, Panda Brand Oyster Sauce and Pure Sesame Oil. We have so many sauces for you to taste, cook with and enjoy, but these are our must have in the

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Even if you already have a few favourites in your household, it’s super easy to make a couple of changes here and there in the recipe to make your meal, feel-good! Swapping your noodles to zoodles, use brown rice instead of white or just replace your carbs with fibrous veggies like Chinese broccoli, the more greens the better! We also suggest eating a colourful selection of vegetables to ensure you’re getting all different kinds of micronutrients. Chicken, eggs, tofu and fish are lean sources of protein as well! Use Lee Kum Kee’s Black Bean Garlic Sauce on any seafood and you’ll achieve the classic Chinese taste you know and love. Apply any of these swaps to your favourite recipes and use our perfectly matched sauces, ready-made or otherwise, to guarantee everything you create is making you feel good!green_line


Take a look at these nourishing recipes and try our feel-good formula next time we’re doing lockdown.

Gluten Free Baby Bok Choy and Mushroom Soup– it’s vegan too!

Sesame Tofu and Chilli Vegetable Stir Fry

Hoisin Tofu Bowls

Minced Pork in Lettuce Wrap - San Choy Bao