Many of you may have seen these bottled YIFON's mushrooms at the supermarkets but do you know that they are brought to you by Yit Hong Pte Ltd a 57-year-old company with the popular Narcissus Canned Mushrooms, MaLing Luncheon Meat and many (refer to picture below) under the company.
The ready to eat YIFON Bottled Mushrooms are available in a delectable range of five different mushrooms in six different flavours. There are YIFON Assorted Mushrooms, YIFON Bailing Mushrooms, YIFON Spicy Bailing Mushrooms, YIFON Spicy Golden Mushrooms, YIFON Spicy Nameko Mushrooms and YIFON Teatree Mushrooms. Each bottle costs only $1.95, halal-certified, contains no preservative and artificial colourings.
For a person that does not cook, I was very nervous when I was invited to cook with Singapore celebrated veteran chef, Eric Teo who is also the ambassador for Yit Hong Pte Ltd. Being the first Singaporean to be appointed president of the Singapore Chef's Association, Chef Eric Teo brings nearly two decades of culinary experience to Yit Hong Pte Ltd.
For the cooking session with Chef Eric Teo, I get to cook 3 innovative and interesting recipes developled by Chef Eric Teo using Yit Hong products. The jovial chef greatly calms down my nerve. I guess I have watched too much Hell Kitchen! He even went around our bench judging our dishes. It was really a fun night cooking with Chef Eric and fellow bloggers.
These were the ingredients for the cooking session with Chef Eric Teo.
XO King Scallop with Spicy Golden Mushrooms & Crispy Rice Crackers (by Chef Eric Teo)
The first dish is XO King Scallop with Spicy Golden Mushrooms & Crispy Rice Crackers. This is the most complex dish among the three. To get a good coloring on the scallops, the pan must be over medium to high heat with oil. A tip from Chef Eric on how to know whether the scallop is cooked is to use your fingers and press the scallop. If it feels spongy, it is almost done.
Recipe (serves 2)
1 Bottle - YIFON Spicy Golden Mushrooms, drained
6 pieces - King Scallops
6 pieces - Rice Crackers, deep fried
1 tbsp - XO Sauce
1 stalk - Spring Onions, sliced
1 piece - Red Chili, diced
1/4 tsp - Sesame Oil
1. Heat up wok over medium to high heat with oil.
2. Pan-fry scallops for 30 seconds on each side, add XO sauce and toss well.
3. Separately, mix YIFON Spicy Mushrooms with chilli and sesame oil.
4. Assemble YIFON Spicy Mushrooms with scallops and rice crackers, sprinkle with spring onions and serve.
XO King Scallop with Spicy Golden Mushrooms & Crispy Rice Crackers (by SG Food on Foot)
And here is my final product! I have a bit of difficulty cooking one of my scallops as it was rather big but I still managed to pull it off. I also managed to slice up some chilli and spring onions to garnish the dish without cutting my fingers. Phew! I managed to cook a dish without any injuries.
Pork Luncheon Meat Bruchetta (by Chef Eric Teo)
The second dish is Pork Luncheon Meat Bruchetta. A simple and yummy snack. You can cut the thickness of the luncheon meat to your own likings. If you like it to be crispy on the outside and soft in the inside, use high heat.
Recipe (serves 2)
1 Can - MaLing Pork Luncheon Meat
1 Roll - French Baguette, sliced
4 - Quail Eggs, hard-boiled and halved
30g - Red Cherry Tomatoes, halved
30g - Shallot, sliced
20g - Sweet Basil Leaves
30g - Pineapples, diced
2 tbsp - Olive Oil
1 pinch - Black Crushed Pepper
1 pinch - Salt
1. Slice MaLing Pork Luncheon Meat into 4" by 2". Pan-fry until both sides are crisp and brown. Set aside
2. Toast sliced baguettes for 3 minutes.
3. Mix hard-boiled eggs, pineapples, tomatoes, sweet basil leaves, shallots and seasoning.
4. Top toasted baguette with luncheon meat and above mixture. Serve.
Pork Luncheon Meat Bruchetta (by SG Foot on Food)
Finally a dish without breaking a sweat. The toughest job was actually peeling the quail egg. Chef Eric commented that I need a ruler to slice my luncheon meat to size. Ha Ha Ha.
Mini Ham and Cheese Pizza with Assorted Mushrooms (by Chef Eric Teo)
Last dish is Mini Ham and Cheese Pizza with Assorted Mushrooms. With Christmas and New Year around the corner, many of us will be holding parties. Instead of ordering pizza delivery from Pizza Hut why not try your hands in making some pizzas using YIFON Bottled Mushrooms? The dough can be readily purchased at any supermarkets and you can let your creativity runs wild.
Recipe (serves 2)
1 Bottle - YIFON Assorted Mushrooms, drained
2 pieces - Pizza Crust
3 tbsp - Tomato Sauce
10g - Red Onions, diced
30g - Turkey Ham
5g - Salad Leaves
1/4 tsp - Olive Oil
1 pinch - Salt
1 pinch - Pepper
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degree, bake pizza crust for 3 minutes. The pizza crust should be golden brown but soft in the center.
2. Spread tomato sauce evenly. Top with YIFON Assorted Mushrooms, salad leaves, ham and cheese.
3. Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for another 5 minutes then serve hot.
Pizza (by SG Food on Foot)
This is my pizza creation. My tomato based pizza had YIFON Assorted Mushrooms, pineapples, red onions, shaved ham and rocket salad. I remembered watching some TV shows that pizza should not have more than 3-4 ingredients, so I tried to keep it simple. So happy when Chef Eric's wife asked for a slice of my pizza.
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