Cooking made easy with Lee Kum Kee!!

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

I would remember watching the cooking show of the Daza's with a Lee Kum Kee segment.  They made cooking Chinese food look so easy.  My mom would tell me that she would just experiment, put this and that and voila!  At that time I couldn't understand how she can cook without measuring ingredients.  Well, that was until I learned how to really cook.  It was literally - experimental!  Hahaha..

I was so happy to attend a cooking workshop with moms by Lee Kum Kee.  You see, my dishes have become a bit boring and redundant.  So I was very excited to learn the recipes of fellow mommies!  I was surprised to see how easy their recipes were to be honest.  I guess every mom has a secret *easy-to-do recipe* using Lee Kum Kee!  I think my Panget is already bored with the dishes that I serve him, so I'm glad to learn new recipes from fellow moms - the best part about it is - it's so easy to prepare and make!!

You know what else I learned?  That every mom has a different cooking style!  Hahaha!  It was so fun to see them all in action.  I learned a lot from their cooking styles and their tips too!  The best part was tasting them all, and they were all very good!  So happy that I can make them at home!  Thanks to Lee Kum Kee!!

The Mom cooks (L-R) Eliza, Michelle, Suzi and Mish with Lee Kum Kee Southeast Asian Regional Category Manager for Soy - Shiao Chew (in the middle)

Shiao Chew introduced us to her Lee Kum Kee's history.  I was surprised to learn that Lee Kum Kee cultures their own oysters so that they can only get the most premium of oysters and make them into the best oyster sauce in the market.  Would you believe that Lee Kum Kee is a four (4) generation family owned company?  Four generations!  Wow, that really says a LOT of their family's pride and belief in their products!  It's also very nice to know that the family is still very much involved in the decision making process and direction of Lee Kum Kee.

This is the Lee Kum Kee Sesame Oil - this was staple during my Ge Lai days after giving birth!
I am so in like with Sesame Oil that I put it on my dishes all the time!  I most of the time have a small condiment saucer with Sesame Oil with pepper.  Hihi..

This is the Panda brand Oyster Sauce of Lee Kum Kee

This is what the fab moms used for their recipes on the demo.  I make sure to include this in my grocery list because it makes any simple dish stand out.  I don't know why - but I feel that it's an integral part of my kitchen condiment cab.  It's a sauce that is quite versatile as you can use it on meat, poultry, seafood and veggies!  It's an amazing product.  I learned this from my mom too!  And she learned it from her mom.  I guess, this product is really good as it spans generations over!

Here are the fabulous moms at work, they shared to us, their own Lee Kum Kee recipe using the Panda brand Oyster Sauce!

Here is the Thai Omelette from Mommy Suzi

Here she is sharing the recipe and technique!

Look at that perfect omelette!  Hahaha..  It tastes so good too!

Here is Mommy Michelle's Tofu Saute

A simple dish for those who like Tofu!

Looks so simple?  The taste is even better!

Here is Mommy Mish's Salmon

Mish taught us to marinate first so that all the flavor will seep into the salmon!

Yummy?  Healthy!

Here is Mommy Eli's Zenmayang Zhu Cai

We were all entertained by Eli with the cooking and stories!  Her dish is the simplest one among all but believe me, it packs the punch!  Simple yet healthy!  You only need asparagus, garlic and Lee Kum Kee's Panda brand Oyster Sauce!

I can finish this, and just this!  It's so good!  Since it's asparagus - HEALTHY!

So last weekend, I did my own version at making something different using Lee Kum Kee products.  One of my favorite vegetable is the eggplant.  Even if it doesn't have any *healthy* contributions, I love it nevertheless.  I would always look forward to ordering dishes with eggplant.  My Panget would always tease me that eggplants have no nutritional value (compared to the other veggies) but still - I would order it.  I remember in Beijing - I would always order a dish with Qie Zi! :)

Here is what I made using the Menu Oriented Sauce - Spicy Garlic Eggplant

I loved it, my Panget loved it too!  He thought it was very good!  Hahaha..  It's a really simple dish and all I needed were the minced meat, cut up eggplant and the Lee Kum Kee Spicy Eggplant sauce.  I couldn't believe how simple it was.  No need to season it anymore!  Just follow the instructions at the back of the package and voila - instant Chinese restaurant-ish dish for the family!  It's not spicy if you ask me, it just looks scary because of the *red* oil.

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  1. That Chili Garlic Eggplant is my favorite. I cook three batches at once each time. Sarap! This made A eat eggplant. Hehehe. I know it already contains a bit of sesame oil, but I still add a dash after cooking para extra bango factor. Nommy!

    1. Good suggestion! Magawa nga. Thanks again for the soy sauce ha!!! :)

  2. I wish I could relate! The interest is there... to learn how to cook but really I'm just so happy my hubby loves to cook!

    1. You're one of the lucky few!! How I wish my husband can whip up dishes. Nako, kahit spam prito - bagsak! Hanggang microwave lang ang kaya! Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. I love chinese dishes as they're my go-to comfort food like hakaw, siomai and spring rolls.. :3 Thanks for the heads up on the contest, I'll be trying out if I can make an original recipe using the products from Lee Kum Kee and join in :)

  4. I'm going to try these recipes at home :D

  5. I use LKK all the time whenever I saute veggies!


  6. i remember watching that show too! hahaha, anyway, i love that eggplant dish, also have a version of it but not with lee kum kee's menu oriental sauce, i havent tried that, will check when i go to the grocery later. i always just get their oyster and hoisin sauce. :)

  7. We have so many LKK oyster sauce bottles here at home. I have no idea what to do with them as I seldom use it. Matry nga yang mga dishes that you've posted para magamit hehe. :)

  8. Actually, we are never without Lee Kum Kee. :-) It was my househelp who discovered it. And yeah, it makes food yummier!

  9. Oh I'd like to try and make salmon like how Mish did with LKK!