The Lunar New Year will be here soon, and with it the non-stop feasting when family and friends get together. However, traditional festive fare recipes tend to be rich, high in bad fat, and low in good fibre.
Ayam Brand is proud to introduce nine, specially developed festive recipes with a healthier twist that includes Omega 3 and calcium from tuna and sardines, medium chain triglycerides from coconut milk, and fibre and vitamins from pineapples and sweet corn.
The recipes are strong in symbolism as many are full of fish (魚;yú) which sounds like ‘abundance’ in Chinese, pineapples (凤梨; fènglí) which sounds like ‘prosperity arrives’, coconut (椰子; yēzhī) which share similar pronunciation with the characters of ‘grandpa’ and ‘son’ that signifies family unity, and sweet corn (甜玉米; tián yùmǐ) which is a homonym for ‘growth’.
Being a brand with 126-year heritage, Ayam Brand understands cuisine and culture while championing healthier alternatives that use its high quality, healthy and convenient canned food, with no preservatives and no added MSG.
A quick review of the curated recipes show that they cater to the reunion dinner, right up to the preference for simple food such as porridge after days of feasting, always with an emphasis on healthier alternatives that are quick and simple to prepare.
Tuna Yee Sang is an ideal way to bring the family together at the reunion dinner, and it’s healthy and flavorful when prepared with Ayam Brand Tuna Chunks in Organic Olive Oil and finely sliced Ayam Brand Mushrooms. Add to the abundance with appetisers of Steamed and Fried Sardine Rolls that use Ayam Brand Sardines in Tomato Sauce. Easy to prepare yet beautifully presented, these appetisers are rich in calcium, and DHA, with a taste that will bring back memories. Pair it with Mushroom Dumplings made with Ayam Brand Mushrooms and Ayam Brand Tuna in Organic Broth for the look of fine dining at home. Bring the reunion dinner to a close with a creative take on the traditional Chinese bean dessert or thong sui in the form of Mixed Bean Coconut Ice Lollies using Ayam Brand Coconut Milk.
Pineapple Tarts are a must-have at any Lunar New Year gathering. Ayam Brand Pineapple Chunks ensure that prosperity arrives without the hassle of peeling and coring pineapples, while maintaining a medium level of sweetness for better health.
Start the first day of the Lunar New Year with a Mango Coconut Smoothie to help with digesting the heavy meal of the reunion dinner and for sustained energy that you will need for the rest of the day. For a light brunch consider the hassle-free and flavorful Tuna Porridge, made with Ayam Brand Tuna Flakes Omega 3. For a light yet healthy lunch try the Vegetable Fried Rice using Ayam Brand canned Processed Peas, Sweet Cup Corn and Mushroom.
Festive feasting can be healthier and more creative when you explore new ideas. Most of these recipes can be prepared in advance, making them suitable for people with busy lifestyles.
All Ayam Brand™ products is certified Halal by JAKIM.
Buy and Celebrate Chinese New Year Contest
Ayam Brand is adding more prosperity to this Lunar New Year celebration with the Buy and Celebrate Contest. From January 15 until February 28, 2018, stand a chance cash prizes of RM17,776 and lots of attractive kitchen wares with any purchase of RM20 or more of Ayam Brand products in one receipt, and by answering ONE simple question. Log on to http://www.ayambrand.com.my/cny2018 and https://www.facebook.com/AyamBrand.Recipes for more exciting updates.