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Elevate your Chinese New Year Hot Pot with Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream

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Enjoy silky mouthfeel and richer flavours with natural goodness from New Zealand!

Subang Jaya, 3 February 2021 – With the upcoming Chinese New Year festivity, Anchor Food Professionals has once again created inspirational recipes to encourage everyone to celebrate the occasion by elevating their dinner experience! A reunion dinner or meal with family on the eve of the annual Lunar New Year has been a tradition among Chinese families especially during the festive season. Many families prepare hot pot (also commonly known as steamboat) for their reunion dinners as it is easy to prepare at the comfort of their own homes and a great way to usher in the new year.

“We do understand that travel restrictions continue during Chinese New Year and many families will miss their families’ reunion dinner back at their hometowns. But we hope this will not stop CNY celebrants from enjoying their favourite reunion dish, which is the traditional steamboat that comes in various soup base and a wide selection of proteins and vegetables. With technology, celebrants will still be able to enjoy these gatherings virtually instead” said Jack Tan, Fonterra Brands Malaysia’s Foodservice Director.

He continued: “To inspire the celebration of food and their favourite dish during the CNY occasion, we have specially developed a hot pot recipe using Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream as the key ingredient to elevate the soup base for a richer flavour and silky mouthfeel!”

“Our Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream is a versatile, pre-reduced dairy cream that is not only suitable to add into clear soup base like chicken broth; it can also be added to spicy soups such as Tom Yum and Mala,” Tan added.

Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream is made from fresh New Zealand cream that gives the ideal base in cooking. It requires no reduction, is heat-stable and produces no caking or drying. It retains a full, natural dairy flavour to create great pasta dishes easily and consistently. Usually used for creamy pasta, cream soup and purees, Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream is great for local cuisines. It is acid stable and doesn’t split in sour, acidic (low pH) and spicy recipes, great for curry noodles and even local desserts such as ‘kuih’.

“All you need is just add in Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream into your hot pot soup base in order to enjoy a different hot pot experience with family and loved ones at home! We recommend to add in 100 grams of Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream for every two litres of soup base, bring it up to simmer, check seasoning and it’s ready to cook your hot pot condiments. For those who would like it creamier, you may add more Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream too,” said Tan.

Anchor Food Professionals has a long history of supplying restaurants, cafes and bakeries with the natural, grass-fed New Zealand dairy, enabling them to meet customer demand for great tasting food.

Anchor Food Professionals is proud to share this high-quality dairy product with Malaysian’s nation-wide to enjoy. They have a strong heritage in producing high quality dairy products from grass-fed cows in New Zealand since 1886 and have a sterling track record in providing dairy products that are unique in taste, texture and functional performance to food operators in the Malaysian F&B industry.

To find out the full recipe of creamy hot pot, log on to Anchor Food Professionals’ official Facebook page at https://fb.watch/3ns_z_ocqU/. You may also get Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream from Baking Ingredients shops near you (https://bit.ly/wheretogetanchordairy) or have it delivered to your doorstep by ordering it on Anchor Food Professionals’ Shopee Mall or Lazada Flagship Store.

Creamy Hot Pot

The Ingredients:  
Stock Base

·       1 chicken carcass, cleaned

·       150 grams of ikan bilis, cleaned

·       30 grams of dried shrimp, cleaned

·       1 big yellow onion, cleaned

·       50 grams of ginger, sliced

·       1 tbsp of white peppercorn, whole

·       5 litres of water

·       Salt

Creamy Hot Pot Stock Base

·       2 litres of stock base

·       1 corn on cub, cut 5-6

·       1 big red tomato, wedges

·       5/6 shiitake mushrooms

·       8 red dates, pitted

·       5/6 spring onions, white part only

·       100 grams of Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream

·       2 tbsp of salt

 

Instructions:
Stock Base:

1)     Put stock base ingredients together in a big stock pot. Add in 5 litres of water or until water cover the ingredients. Put on stove and bring up to boil.

2)     When stock is boiling, turn down heat to low simmer. Skim off any impurities and oil from the surface. Let it simmer for 1 – 1.5 hour.

3)     Strain out the stock and set aside for later use.

 

Creamy Hot Pot Stock Base:

1)     In your serving pot, add corn, tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, red dates, spring onions and salt.

2)     Fill it up with stock and Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream. Bring up to simmer, check seasoning and it’s ready to dip your condiments! Enjoy!

About Anchor Food Professionals

Anchor Food Professionals reflects the way the foodservice team now doing business, acting as true consultants, working behind the scenes to deliver exciting new tastes and products for chefs, bakers, caterers, commercial kitchens, hotels, restaurants, quick service restaurants and cafes. The team will help businesses with all aspects of their operations, from front-of-house presentation, and pricing and promotion, to enhancing yield and taste and delivering exciting new menu options. By getting to know their customers’ businesses, Anchor Food Professionals is using this knowledge and optimising dairy ingredients using Fonterra’s world leading research and development capability to meet the specific needs of chefs, bakers and restaurant owners.

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