There are times where you crave an Asian meal, but don’t want to cook everything from scratch. You don’t want to travel all over the city to look for ingredients dried black beans, bottle of sauces that end up in your cupboard unused. That’s where Amoy meal kits come in handy. Everything is pre-measured and all the guesswork is taken out for you. A box price ranges from £2.99 onwards.
All you need is to buy a few of the fresh ingredients, like the meat and vegetables then your good to go. The recipes are easy to follow, and should only take 20 minutes max to cook.
Amoy kindly invited me down to showcase their new products and watch a master class by Ching He Huang. Held at the stunning Violin Factory where it had exposure on Grand Designs show.
Ching made these delicious mouth-watering Chicken Lettuce Cups, the perfect light snack. Made using an orange hoi sin sauce, it delivers the sweet and savoury in one.
Next up were the Chinese BBQ pork buns, if your familiar with Chinese bakery versions you will be pleased you can recreate something similar using brioche buns and a simple marinade.
Ching then demonstrated a master class using Amoy dark and light soy sauces, black bean stir-fry sauce and noodles to create a Cantonese style beef and black bean noodle dish. Soy sauces are made in Hong Kong, using the yellow beans fermented with salt.
The shock surprise was the iron chef style cook-off and I had to team up in a group to re-create Ching’s dish. As my ethnicity is Chinese, I did myself proud with the wok tossing and flipping the meat around.
The next dish Ching cooked was a Malaysian style Laksa, a creamy coconut infused dish with some king prawns made a refreshing treat.
We wrapped up with group photos, Amoy meal kits are good for those days where you need a quick meal that can be cooked in less than 30 minutes. Boxes are from £2.99 and are available at most major supermarkets.