Just about every food concoction these days has Salted Egg in it, from appetizers to soups to desserts to snacks to flavorful dishes. It seems to me that the salted egg craze is here to stay. That assumption makes this foodie extremely giddy. Teehee!
To keep up with this food trend and to meet the demand for this new flavor that has made Southeast Asians crazy over salted egg chips and salted egg-filled custard buns, Unilever Food Solutions Philippines (UFS)—the maker of Knorr®, Lady’s Choice, Best Foods, and Lipton—brings to the Philippines the key ingredient that’s taking over the commercial kitchens in the country: Knorr® Golden Salted Egg Powder.
UFS likewise makes available for us Pinoys the highly versatile and premium Knorr® Rock Sugar Honey Sauce that gives dishes a nice sheen and aromatic sweetness. Truly, making Asian sauces has never been easier.
The product launch, hosted by the statuesque and charming Sam Oh, took place at the Unilever Food Solutions Gastro Park in Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
“We at UFS understand the ever-changing palate of diners and the needs of our chefs and cooks across the country. Because of this, we make sure to help them keep up in satisfying their diners’ cravings,” said Pat Mallari, Country Marketing Manager of UFS Philippines. “That is why we are happy to bring these latest innovations—the Knorr® Golden Salted Egg Powder and Knorr® Rock Sugar Honey Sauce—to our Filipino chefs to make sure that they stay ahead of the game in light of the growing demand for more creative and gastronomic dishes Filipinos are looking for.”
”We bring various kinds of kitchen staples from different parts of Asia closer to Filipino chefs because we want to break geographical barriers for them. We also want to enable them to bring to life their international concepts with ease and at most creativity for the delight of local diners,” she added.
Knorr® Golden Salted Egg Powder is a one-step solution for salted egg dishes. Made only with the best quality egg yolks, it enhances the flavor, color and aroma of dishes, plus it saves on labor and time in the kitchen. And because of its consistent availability and quality, chefs and operators no longer have to deal with the problem of fluctuating supply or poor quality of salted eggs.
Knorr® Rock Sugar Honey Sauce, on the other hand, is a premium one-step honey sauce that can be used on its own or as a base sauce. It is made from premium yellow rock sugar and real honey, it saves time and labor, and it’s perfect for dishes like marmite chicken, glazed spareribs, or any new dish creations.
Chefs’ Creations Using Knorr® Golden Salted Egg Powder and Knorr® Rock Sugar Honey Sauce
For Hors D’oeuvre, Chef Alan Wong of UFS Malaysia used the salted egg powder with his Curry-Salted Egg Veloute, a spanner crab salad with spiced chicharron. Meanwhile, the rock sugar honey sauce was used in his Seventh Heaven Pork Belly Cooked Twice dish, which was described as Gochujang Caramel Sauce, Pickled Daikon, and Korean XO Sauce.
Chef Alan also prepared a Chinese Platter consisting of Roulade of Pork Rind (Chicken Oyster and Shrimp Stuffing, Asian Vinaigrette, Aromatic Salted Egg Gravy) and Fragrant Glutinous Rice Pot Sticker (Pork Liver Pate, White Fish Paste, Bean Curd Skin, Fermented Kung-Po Sauce, Lardons).
Philippines Sous Chef Carlos “Pipo” Aluning also shared his own dishes for all the guests to savor. He prepared Fried squid balls with ginger miso glaze and spicy honey glaze, Salted egg shrimp poppers, Salted egg ice cream topped with crumble and soured candy bits.
“It is important for chefs like me that the key ingredients in our kitchen enable us to flex our creative hats in innovating new and exciting dishes for our diners, help us be efficient in managing our time and resources, and most of all, guarantee consistent satisfaction of our diners’ evolving tastes,” said Chef Aluning. “This is why these new Knorr® Golden Salted Egg Powder and Knorr® Rock Sugar Honey Sauce are perfect additions to the kitchen staples today.”
The following chefs also prepared exciting and mouthwatering dishes showing off the viability of the star ingredients in different cuisines: (1) Fernando Aracama, Executive Chef of Aracama; (2) Pauline Benedicto, Executive Chef of Rekado Filipino Comfort Food; (3) Joshua Boutwood, Executive Chef of The Bistro Group; (4) Kenneth Cacho, Director for Culinary Arts at ISCAHM; (5) Kimberly Solejon, Cucina Idol Grand Winner and PCC 2016 Best Chef; and (6) Michael Miko Aspiras, Pastry Chef at Le Petit Souffle, Scout’s Honor Cookies PH.
Below are the chefs’ dish creations:
Chef Fernando Aracama (Filipino Cuisine)
Chef Pauline Benedicto (Filipino Cuisine)
Chef Joshua Boutwood (Western Cuisine)
Chef Kenneth Cacho (Fusion Cuisine)
Chef Kimberly Solejon (Fusion Cuisine)
Chef Michael Miko Aspiras (Desserts)
Are your palate and menu on trend? Visit www.ufs.com to know more about Knorr® Golden Salted Egg Powder and Knorr® Rock Sugar Honey Sauce and create exciting and gastronomic dishes.