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Vegetarian Lamb Curry

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Vegetarian Lamb Curry

vegetarian lamb curry

The pungent smell of a good curry and its taste on the taste buds will make anyone tingle with excitement. Just because you are vegan or vegetarian, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the rich taste of curries. These days, thanks to modern-day technology, you can try vegetarian lamb made from soy protein or textured vegetable protein (TVP).

In this blog post, you will learn how to make the vegetarian lamb curry. Most of the ingredients you will need can be found in any grocery shop in Malaysia. For plant-based meat or other vegetarian products, you can easily purchase them from Everbest Malaysia. 

Ingredients

  • 250gm Everbest Veg.
  • Stewed Lamb Chunk
  • 200gm fresh grounded
  • chilli paste
  • 800gm (1/3 cup) coconut
  • milk (optional)
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 big onion (optional)
  • 15 grams of ginger
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 big tomato
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon of sugar
  • 300ml water
  • Lemongrass
  • Pandan leaves (optional)

Spices

  • 1 tablespoon of curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of biryani powder
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 2 pinches cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Cut vegetarian lamb into bite-size pieces.
  2. Slice the green chilli pepper into nice rings.
  3. Slice the tomato into nice rings (remove the seeds).
  4. Chop the curry leaves.
  5. Chop the ginger finely. Alternatively, you can also make it into a paste.

Methods

Balance is the key when cooking the vegetarian curry lamb. A good curry lamb meal, cooked by the hand of an expert, has all of its elements working in sync, each finding its sweet spot in the flavour palette.

  1. Set the wok or pan on the stove to heat.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and allow to heat.
  3. Add 2 pinches of cinnamon, 2 pods of cardamom, and 1 dry chilli. Fry until the aroma is all over the place.
  4. Add in the pandan leaves and lemongrass. Pandan leaves are optional however, they can add to the taste as well as enhance the aroma of the meal.
  5. If you are planning to include onions in your recipe, you can add them now. Make sure they are chopped finely. Allow to fry for about 10 minutes, then add the chopped curry leaves.
  6. Add the chopped tomato and allow to fry for extra 2 minutes.
  7. Add finely chopped ginger and allow to fry for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the Veg. stewed lamb chunk and allow to fry for 3 minutes.
  9. Add 1 tablespoon of curry powder, 1 teaspoon of coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder, and 1 teaspoon of biryani powder.
  10. Add 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of salt.
  11. Cover and leave to boil. Once it boils, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  12. For a richer, creamier curry add 1/3 cup of coconut milk and cook uncovered for 3 minutes.
  13. Taste for seasoning, and add as required.

Your delicious vegetarian lamb curry is ready! The aroma of curry spices is strong and delicious — one that will linger in your kitchen for the whole day. So don’t wait, have all the ingredients ready and start cooking. Don’t forget to try more vegetarian meat or other vegetarian products from Everbest Malaysia.

Happy cooking! Enjoy your meal!

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Quick and Easy Weekday Recipe: Vegetarian Kung Pao

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Quick and Easy Weekday Recipe: Vegetarian Kung Pao

Vegetarian Kung Pao

The secret to the delicious tasting Vegan Kung Pao is a plant based meat. The plant based meat is a perfect substitute for chicken in the classic Chinese meal because it soaks up the flavours perfectly. Another bonus to this delicious recipe is that it can be prepared and serve in only 30 minutes! 

The Vegetarian Ku Loh Meat is also a great option for vegans who want variety in their meals. It perfectly substitutes for chicken and pork while being rich and savoury. It is salty, sweet, and deliciously spicy. The chilli releases some of its sweet spicinesses into the oil before adding your fresh ginger and red peppers.

 

Veg. Ku Loh Meat

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The veg. Ku Loh meat is a traditional and famous product of Chinese dishes. Everbest is responsible for producing high-quality mock meat that are made of Non-GMO Soy Bean and can be cooked in various many ways. 

This soya bean product is flavourful, springy, rich in protein and other nutritious ingredients. The veg. Ku Loh meat is a superb plant-based choice for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Ingredients for Kung Pao Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Dark Brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger (chopped finely)
  • 1 tsp Cornflour
  • 100 ml (½ cup) Vegetable stock
  • 5 tablespoon of Light soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon of Dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon of Rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon of Shaoxing wine or Mirin or dry white wine (Optional)
  • 2 teaspoon of  Hoisin sauce

 

How to Make the Kung Pao Sauce?

Step 1

Add browns sugar, cornflour, ground ginger, rice wine (or white wine), rice vinegar, Dark & Light Soy Sauce, vegetable stock. Finally, add Hoisin Sauce. Even though most Hoisin sauces are vegan, double-check to ensure it doesn’t contain fish sauce.

 

Step 2

Place the sauce on one side for now and then coat the veg. Ku Loh with cornflour, bicarbonate of soda, and light soy sauce. The coating of the vegan meat helps it brown quickly on the outside and remain juicy inside. It also helps to thicken the sauce when added. Fry using sesame oil for 5 minutes until it is slightly browned. Then remove from pan.

 

Step 3

Add more oil to the pan, with Chilli (pureed or sliced), fresh ginger, and peppers. Fry on high heat for one minute before adding the Kung Pao sauce. Stir continuously until it boils. Add the veg. Ku Loh back in the pan. Stir for another 3 minutes before you add cashew nuts. Lastly, stir for two minutes.

Your Vegan Kung Pao dish is ready to serve!

The chilli gives your vegan kung pao a fantastic spicy punch to get your taste buds tingling, but if you don’t like it spicy use only one chilli (or none!).

You can serve your Kung Pao up with basmati rice cooked with star anise to stick with the Asian taste or make some vegan noodles to serve with. You can also add some vegan-friendly spring rolls too! To get your favourite vegetarian products and soya bean products in Malaysia, feel free to browse Everbest extensive selection here

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Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup

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Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup

Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup

The Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup is a vegan version of the popular Tom Yum Thai Soup. Tom Yum Soup is famous across the world because it is not only delicious but promotes good health by boosting the immune system and help to fight off cold and flu viruses.

The original Tom Yum Thai Soup doesn’t have coconut milk added to it. But vegans can add coconut milk as a thickener. With coconut milk added, the soup becomes Tom Kha.

However, most people use Carnation evaporated milk to thicken the soup, which is also an excellent option for vegetarians. Other delicious ingredients vegetarians to add to the soup to provide more texture are ring roll and veg. 5 species ball.

 

What is the Ring Roll? ​

everbest ring roll

The ring roll is a delicious, nutritious, and easy-to-prepare plant-based food made from soybeans.

Ring rolls from Everbest are made with high-quality bean curd skin, passed through a quick fried process, and then hand-wrapped into a roll.

Ring rolls can be eaten with soup-based dishes like the vegetarian Tom Yum Soup to enjoy a pleasant aroma and a crispy texture.

What is Veg. 5 Species Ball?

Veg. 5 Spices Ball

The veg. 5 species ball from Everbest features tender, moist, and light meatballs with a delicious taste.

It is easy to cook and can be eaten with rice. It is also a nice ingredient to add to your vegetarian Tom Yum Soup to give it an interesting texture and taste.

Ingredients For Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup

  • 5 to 6 cups vegetable stock (or good-quality vegetarian chicken stock)
  • 1 to 2 stalks of lemongrass (minced, or 3 to 4 tablespoons of already prepared frozen lemongrass)
  • 3 whole makrut lime leaves (can be bought fresh or frozen at vegetarian product stores in Malaysia)
  • Red chillies (sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed chilli, or 1 to 2 teaspoons chilli sauce)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 thumb-size piece galangal (or ginger, sliced into thin matchsticks)
  • 1 cup fresh, sliced mushrooms (such as shiitake)
  • Baby bok choy — 2 cups (leaves separated or chopped if large, or substitute broccoli or bell pepper)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • Optional: 1/2 can of coconut milk (good-quality)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons soy sauce (for gluten-free diets, use a wheat-free product)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Soft tofu — about 1 to 2 cups (sliced into cubes)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil (roughly chopped)
  • 1/3 cup fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves (roughly chopped)
  • 1 pkt. of Ring rolls from Everbest
  • 1 packet of Veg. 5 species ball from Everbest (depending on the size of serving)

You can find all these vegetarian products in stores and markets in Malaysia.

How to Cook Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup?

Follow these 7 steps process to prepare and serve the vegetarian Tom Yum Soup:

Step 1

Make sure you have all the ingredients available. Cut the lemongrass, lime leaves, chilli, garlic, and galangal or ginger into small pieces.

If it’s more convenient, blend them all together in a food processor and make a fragrant paste out of them.

Step 2

Pour the stock into your soup pot. Add prepared lemongrass, the lime leaves, chilli, garlic, and galangal or ginger.

Boil, the mixture for 5 minutes, or until broth is very fragrant.

Step 3

Add mushrooms and reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, or until mushrooms are soft.

Step 4

Next add the veg. 5 species ball, bok choy, and cherry tomatoes. Gently simmer 1 to 2 more minutes (bok choy should remain on the crisp side).

Step 5

Reduce heat to low and add coconut milk or Carnation evaporated milk, sugar, soy sauce, and lime juice.

Add the soft tofu and stir gently. Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Step 6

To serve, ladle soup into bowls with fresh basil and coriander sprinkled over.

Step 7

Before serving, add the ring rolls in the soup.

The Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup can be a delicious appetizer or nutritionally complete meal eaten for lunch or dinner.

Try it and you’ll love it! Feel free to check out more vegetarian meat, ring roll and soya bean products in Malaysia on our website.

For more information, get in touch with usHappy eating!

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How Can a Plant-based Diet Help The Environment?

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How Can a Plant-based Diet Help The Environment?

Plant-based diet

The challenges we’re faced with today — with regard to the environment — are vast and diverse.

These challenges range from the destruction of animal and plant habitats through deforestation to the predictions of leading environmental experts about global warming.

If you are just like us, health-conscious and environment-conscious, the predictions can be terrifying. Thankfully, there are actionable ways we can protect our environment and the earth at large.

One way we can help save and protect the environment is by eating more plant-based diets such as soybeans products, vegetarian products, and plant-based meat.

Ways that Plant-based Diets Can Help the Environment

1. Reduce Carbon Footprint

Animal agriculture has contributed significantly to global warming. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, livestock production is responsible for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. 

The manure produced by livestock is responsible for 37% of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. Also, manure and its management in factory farms produce large amounts of methane — a gas that warms the earth 20 times faster than carbon dioxide.

2. Conserve Water

Agriculture takes up about 70% of freshwater use. It makes the agricultural sector the largest water-consuming industry in the world. In this statistic, meat and dairy products are at the forefront of large water consumption. 

According to the Water Footprint Network, it takes 2,000 gallons of water to produce just one gallon of milk. Which is why plant based products such as soy beans, oats, almonds and cashews are recommended substitutes to dairy products.

3. Reduce or Eliminate Dead Zones

The leading cause of pollution and ocean dead zones is animal agriculture. The wastes from factory farms are usually kept in giant lagoons and applied to crops as fertilizer — untreated. 

The thousands of toxins contained in such large amounts of manure cannot all be absorbed by the soil. The unabsorbed toxins find their way into groundwater and then into rivers and oceans, where they end up destroying marine ecosystems due to oxygen depletion.

4. Provide Cleaner Air

All those tons of manure that results in dead zones are also responsible for producing ammonia, which is the most potent form of nitrogen, that kills fish, encourages algae growth, and contributes to smog. 

Furthermore, the air surrounding factory farms usually contains high levels of hydrogen sulfide, particulate matter, endotoxins, carbon dioxide, and methane.

5. Reduce Climate Change Impact

Food production contributes up to 30% of total greenhouse gas emissions, with animal products contributing up to three-quarters of these effects. 

Future projections show that vegetarian diets were associated with the most considerable reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions. Another research  also found that consuming more beans instead of animal product such as beef could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

6. Alleviates Hunger

There are several reports that more than 800 million people across the world lack adequate food. The reason is directly related to the fact that almost two-thirds of all soybeans, maize, barley, and a third of all grains are used to produce animal foods.

The fight to protect our environment is fought on our plates daily, with the food choice we make. By eating more plant-based diets, you can reduce your carbon footprint, eliminate dead zones, breathe cleaner air, and ensure that essential crops are available to feed people instead of livestock. 

With the abundance of plant-based meat, soybeans, and vegetarian products in Malaysia, it is now easy to eat with the consciousness of helping the environment. For more information, feel free to get in touch with us.

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Benefits of Including Soy-based Protein in Your Diet

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Benefits of Including Soy-based Protein in Your Diet

soy based products
There is a misconception that vegetarians and vegans often have an inadequate amount of protein because of the diets they follow. This is not true as soy-based products are able to fill in the gap and offer vegetarians and vegans a source of complete proteins. This is the main reason why soya food products form such an integral part of a vegan and vegetarian diet.

However, food products made from soybeans are not just for vegans! A meat-eater too can gain from the benefits of these amazing soya-based products without compromising on taste.

Soybean Products Nutritional Information

Malaysia vegetarian food manufacturers, such as Everbest often include soy-based products, which are full of nutrients as listed below:

Benefits of Eating Soy-based Products

1. Increase Your Protein Consumption

Eating soybean-based products is the perfect way to increase your protein consumption. Studies have shown that when you eat more plant protein in your diet, as opposed to more carbohydrate, it has more benefits, including:

  • Reduces appetite and hunger levels
  • Increases muscle mass and strength
  • Good for your bones
  • Boosts metabolism and increase fat burning
  • Lowers your blood pressure
  • Reduces craving and desire for late-night snacking
  • Helps maintain weight loss

Here are some of the best meat substitute for vegetarians and vegans.

a) Tofu (20 grams of protein)

Tofu is condensed soy milk that manufacturers press into blocks of varying firmness, similar to how dairy milk becomes cheese. It is a good source of protein, calcium, iron and amino acids.

Tofu (also known as bean curd) is very popular in Malaysia, Japan and China.


b) Tempeh (33.7 grams of protein)
Tempeh is a soy meat product that has a few differences from tofu. The main difference is that tempeh is made from the whole soybean, not soy milk, and they use a fermentation process. It has a drier texture, and some of them may contain a mixture of other beans or grains.

Tempeh can be a great barbeque meat substitute or it can be sautéd or stir-fried (to be added to salads or sandwiches).


c) Edamame (18.5 grams of protein)

Edamame beans are whole, immature soybeans sometimes referred to as vegetable-type soybeans. It is high in protein as 155 grams of cooked edamame provides around 18.5 grams of protein. It provides all the essential amino acids your body needs. It can lower cholesterol and it doesn’t raise blood sugar.

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2. Great Way To Boost Your Fibre Intake
Eating soy-based products is the perfect way to boost your fibre intake. Eating a diet rich in fibre has many benefits like:
  • Promotes a healthy gastrointestinal system
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease
Including fibre-rich soya bean foods like edamame, soy nuts and tempeh in your diet will help you boost your daily dietary fibre.
3. Help Weight Loss
Including soy-based products in your daily diet can help you lose weight without limiting calories and nutrients. Studies show that soy-based high-protein diets are as effective for weight loss as animal-based high-protein diets.

Keep in mind that people who follow soy-protein-based diet can lose an average of 2 kilograms more than those following a standard diet.
4. Soy-based Products Are A Good Source of Vitamins and Minerals
Soy foods are a great source of B-vitamins, Iron, Zinc, Omega-3 fats, Calcium and Vitamin D.
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The Bottom Line
So, as you can see, including soy-based products in your diet has amazing benefits. No matter if you are a vegetarian or a meat lover, including soya beans products in your diet makes a lot of sense. And they taste delicious too!

Check out our vegetarian meat and soy-based products and add them to your diet, you will not regret it!
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Fresh Soy Sticks: The King of Multiple Serving Method Ingredients

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Fresh Soy Sticks: The King of Multiple Serving Method Ingredients

Fresh Soy Stick
Vegetarian food suppliers in Malaysia offer soy-based products that are great for your health. This is because eating food products made from soybeans can help lower your bad cholesterol, plus they are a good source of protein, fiber and omega-3.

Soy is a cholesterol-free food that is low in saturated fat. The good news is soya bean products are versatile and can be added to your daily diet easily.

All you have to do is go to a Malaysia vegetarian food manufacturer to find all the delicious soy food products that are available.

In fact, one can easily benefit from soy products by just making a few changes to his/her daily food intake.

Fresh Soy Stick

Fresh Soy Sticks, also known as bean curd sticks is a food made from soybeans. It comes in several varieties and is used in many ways in Malaysia cuisine.

Bean curd sticks or Soy Sticks are made from the skin that forms on the surface of boiled soy milk.

In a traditional way, to cook soy sticks, you must rehydrate first. Next, soak them in cold water and leave them there for at least eight hours or overnight. Once you finished rehydrating, you must drain the water and cut into the size you like.
Fresh Soy Stick
However, with Everbest Fresh Soy Sticks, no soaking is required. In other words, once unpacked, you can cook them right way, save time, save hassle!

Soy sticks have a meaty texture. In Malaysia, many vegetarian restaurants use bean curd sticks as a substitution of meat. Besides, they are healthy and an excellent source of protein.

There are many ways you can enjoy soy sticks, that’s why they are known as the king of multiple serving method ingredients.
For example, you can use fresh soy sticks knotted and placed in stews. The best thing is that the fresh soy stick knots look cute and they absorb all the broth.

To store soy sticks, just place them in a cool place indefinitely.

Soy sticks are not only delicious but healthy. Here are two of the many recipes you can make use of soy sticks.

Fresh Soy Sticks Broiled with Soy Sauce, Ginger and Honey

fresh soy sticks broiled with soy sauce ginger and honey
Ingredients
Step by Step Cooking
1. Combine soy sauce, honey, pepper, ginger, and pepper flakes in a medium bowl and set aside.

2. Unpack Everbest fresh soy sticks. You can rinse for a little while before cutting them into 2-inch segments. Place them on a baking sheet or skillet lined with foil. Brush the glaze onto the fresh soy sticks. Place them under the broiler, and cook until the tops are a little crispy, which should take around 3 to 5 minutes. Check when it’s almost ready to prevent scorching. Serve immediately.

Fresh Soy Sticks Stir-fried With Chinese Chives Recipe

fresh soy sticks stir fried with chinese chives
Ingredients
Step by Step Cooking
1. Cut the chives into 1-inch segments and discard the tough tips. Alternatively, you can set aside the tough tips to use in stock.

2. Heat oil in wok over high heat and bring to simmer. Add chives and stir-fry until tender, which should take about 1 minute. Remove the chives from the wok.

3. Unpack Everbest fresh soy sticks. You may directly add in without rinsing. Season with soy sauce and stir-fry for a minute longer, or until the sticks have absorbed all the liquid in the wok. Add the chives back to the wok and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt. Serve immediately. Drizzle with chili oil or sesame oil to give an extra punch.

In a Nutshell

​As you can see, bean curd sticks/soy sticks are the perfect way to add soy food products to your daily diet. They are not only delicious but an excellent source of protein.

Soya Bean suppliers in Malaysia like Everbest offer a wide variety of soy-based products, such as tofu, bean curd skin, ring roll, bean curd sheet, bean curd roll, fucuk, frozen vegetarian food and tofu skin.

Gentle reminder: make sure the soy food products you buy are made from non-GMO soybeans for high nutritional value.
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Must-have Ingredients for Steamboat in Malaysia

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Must-have Ingredients for Steamboat in Malaysia

seafood yuba steamboat
Steamboat is definitely one of the favourites among Malaysians. It is a very healthy choice because you can boil your favourite ingredients in your favourite broth and keep the nutritional value intact as compared to deep-frying, barbecuing or heavy grilling of food.

So, how do you prepare a yummylicious steamboat meal? And what are the must-have ingredients for steamboat in Malaysia? Read on to find out!

What You Need for Steamboat

Before getting started, make sure you have everything you need. Here is a list of what you need for a complete steamboat meal:
Don’t forget to have extra broth hot and ready for replenishing. You will also need lots of plates and bowls for each of the steamboat ingredients.

Now that you have everything you need for a delicious meal, it is time to prepare the steamboat ingredients you and your guests will enjoy.

Steamboat Ingredients

There are different types of steamboat depending on which ingredients you add. The Malaysian dish will include some variation of the following, depending on what you and your guests like.

Seafood
Seafood is one of the main ingredients in steamboat. You can add thin slices of any type of fish, such as salmon, tilapia, codfish, and sea bass. The key is to get the fish fresh.

Vegetarian food suppliers in Malaysia offer Seafood Yuba if you want a vegetarian steamboat.
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Tofu
A healthy addition to your steamboat is tofu. You can add all types of tofu such as vegetarian seafood tofu, tofu skin, silken tofu, and pressed tofu.

No matter which variety of tofu you choose to add, it is always a healthy option for your steamboat. Tofu is high in protein and easily digestible, plus it is great for the whole family, including babies and toddlers.

Malaysia vegetarian food manufacturers provide high-quality tofu for your steamboat.

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Eggs
To make the steamboat soup creamier and thicker, you can add eggs. All you have to do is crack the eggs and pour them in when the broth is boiling.

If you want a vegetarian steamboat, go for egg tofu.
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Vegetables
If you enjoy eating vegetables, the steamboat is your best option. The most popular vegetables are Chinese lettuce, cabbage, spinach, bok choy, kale, broccoli, mustard greens, eggplant, bell peppers, watercress, corn, tomato, winter melon and many more.

For root vegetables, you could include carrot, radish, turnip, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, and lotus root. Friendly reminder: Don’t cut them into small pieces because they will dissolve in the broth.
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Mushrooms
Mushrooms are a great addition to the steamboat. They cook fast in the broth and they are both healthy and delicious.
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Vegetarian Fish Balls
Vegetarian fish balls are a healthy option to add to your steamboat. Vegetarian food manufacturers in Malaysia, such as Everbest provides excellent fish balls that are low in calories and fat.

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​Noodles
Noodles are another favourite ingredient that is added in every steamboat. Malaysia’s favourites are yellow noodles, vermicelli, kway teow or tang hoon.
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Soybean Products
Besides all the above ingredients, it is common in Malaysia to add soybean products to the steamboat, such as:

  • Fuchuk
  • Bean Curd Roll
  • Dried Bean Curd
  • Ring-Roll for steamboat
  • Bean Curd Skin

These soy-based products can be found with a soya bean supplier in Malaysia, such as Everbest.

​Enjoy!

As you can see, it is effortless to prepare a steamboat meal, and you can add as many ingredients as you want. The best thing is that it is now easier to find all the ingredients you need, including food products made from soybeans in Malaysia.

Lastly, remember to provide all the cutlery you and your guests will need to enjoy a delicious steamboat dish.

Bon Appetit!
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Vegan Chicken White Sauce Pasta

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Vegan Chicken White Sauce Pasta

vegan chicken white sauce pasta
Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out the great dishes of the world and stick to only eating plain tofu. It all depends on your creativity on what you can do with soya bean products. If you’re a vegan and plan to make your pasta, you can try making Spaghetti Carbonara with a vegan roasted chicken on the side.

This meal can be ready in about 40 minutes and have around 900 calories when combined with Everbest vegan roasted chicken. The good news is, the meal doesn’t require a lot of ingredients to be prepared. So let’s get started!
Ingredients
Recommended Seasonings
Step by Step Cooking:
  1. You can use normal cooking oil or olive oil to first preheat the oil. Then, proceed to deep fry Everbest vegan roasted chicken until it turns slightly brown. After you have finished deep frying your chicken, pick it up and drain the excess oil from the chicken.
  2. Leave the Everbest vegan roasted chicken to be drained and proceed to boil your pasta in a pot filled with half of water for about 6-8 minutes. Once your pasta is fully cooked, drain the excess water and add 1 or 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Mix the pasta with olive oil and put it aside.
  3. Preheat 1 tbsp. of olive oil or other cooking oil and mix the secondary ingredients with the recommended seasonings to stir fry until it turns brownish and gives a sweet aroma.
  4. Lastly, add in your carbonara sauce and cook it under low heat. After it boils, mix it with your pasta and stir it well for about 3 minutes.
  5. After it has been mixed and stirred, serve onto a plate and sprinkle it with a pinch or two of parsley over your pasta.
  6. Your Spaghetti Carbonara with Everbest vegan roasted chicken is now ready to be served.
vegan chicken
The Everbest vegan roasted chicken is made from soy meat products that are safe for vegans. You can obtain this type of vegetarian meat in Malaysia from vegetarian food manufacturers in Malaysia, such as Everbest. In this case, you only need half of the chicken which weighs around 80 gram.

The amount of spaghetti you need depends on how much servings are you making. In this cooking, a serving of 200g of spaghetti is used (enough for 3 adults). You can use more if you like. The use of parsley helps to produce sweet like aroma when making the sauce. A pinch or two is used in the making of this meal.

You can make your homemade sauce for your spaghetti carbonara on your spare time if you like. However, in this meal, we are using 1 can of carbonara sauce from Prego. It’s easier and faster to prepare the sauce.

Mushrooms are one of the well-known ingredients in spaghetti. Here, we need 4 pieces of button mushrooms which are then cut into half. Fresh mushrooms gives a different taste and wonderful aroma when added into your cooking. In this meal, we’re using 3 pieces of fresh mushrooms that are cut into half.

Capsicums have a lot of vitamin C and A. A green capsicum is also prepared in a serving of 15 gram that is cut into small cubes. Red capsicum gives sweeter taste due to their more natural sugar than green capsicum. We also use 15 gram of red capsicum that is cut into small cubes. Olive oil adds a heart-healthy fat and is good for your health compared to other cooking oils. We recommend using 1-2 tbsp. of olive oil when preparing this meal. A pinch of sugar is added to give a little sweetness to the taste. The use of sugar (in moderation) is recommended to maintain your overall health.

Aside from a pinch of sugar, we will also add in a pinch of salt as part of the recommended seasoning to enhance the overall taste. Similar to the use of sugar, you are also advised to use salt in moderation when seasoning your meals.

Finally a dash of white pepper is used to give a little spicy taste. It also helps to enhance the aroma of your meal.
roasted chicken
From the ingredients and step-by-step guide above, we can see that even with just soybean-based products, we can easily create amazing dishes to satisfy our taste buds. Remember that your cooking style is only limited by creativity. So have a try today! Make use of food products made from soybeans and create your own favourite dishes or meals.

Happy cooking!
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Frozen Vegetarian Food

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Frozen Vegetarian Food

Frozen Vegetarian Food
If you are a vegetarian and you want to add variety and convenience to your meals, a great option is frozen food.

The main benefit of frozen vegetarian food is that it can be stored longer than fresh foods. You can stock your freezer with a wide variety of options to create different meals over an extended period of time.

And the great thing about freezing preserved food is that they don’t need additives, which means you can enjoy the same nutritional benefits of fresh ingredients.

Frozen vegetarian food in Malaysia have grown in popularity over the past few years. In fact, there are several great tasting soybeans products for vegans and vegetarians or those just wanting a meatless meal.

Choose frozen vegetarian foods that go through the minimum amount of processing, and that are low in calories and sodium.

Everbest who became the first integrated soybean product processor in Malaysia in 2013 offers the best Soya Bean Products as meat substitutes in terms of nutrition and flavor.

In addition, all Everbest products are made from Canadian non-GMO soybeans that ensure high quality nutritional value that is good for your heart and health.

Everbest offers a wide variety of options that include:

Vegetarian Teo Chew Duck

Vegetarian Teo Chew Duck
This amazing meal is made with Non-GMO soybean. It has no preservatives, no MSG added and no Trans Fat. The primary ingredient is Wheat flour, soy, herbs and spices.

It can be cooked in a few ways:
  • Deep fried
  • Stew
  • Steam
Combine Teo Chew Duck with broccoli, rice and mushrooms, and you will have a complete nutritious meal within 30 minutes. You can also do this meal with Everbest Vegetarian Mock Duck.

Vegetarian Chicken Meat

Vegetarian Chicken Meat
If you want to enjoy the classic roasted chicken in soy, try this Vegetarian Chicken Meat from Everbest. The product is high in protein and is so easy to prepare in all cooking styles.

It can be fried and become a finger food. Alternatively, if you want a healthier choice, steam it. It can then be added to soup or hot pot.This dish is also ideal to be served with spaghetti, mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers and olive oil.

Vegetarian Hong Kong Barbeque Meat

Vegetarian Hong Kong Barbeque Meat
If you want to enjoy a barbeque meal, you should really try Everbest Hong Kong Barbeque Meat.

This is an all time favorite dish. Besides being fragrant and flavorful, it has great taste. It’s high in protein, fiber and calcium. Hong Kong Barbeque Meat is so versatile that it can serve on its own or accompany your favorite dishes.

Vegetarian Seafood Tofu

Vegetarian Seafood Tofu
This vegetarian seafood version of Tofu is loved by everyone, including the chef. It is juicy, and it has a spongy texture.

Vegetarian seafood tofu is an amazing combination of seafood taste with soy, and more often than not, it becomes the right choice for all stir-fried dishes.

You can make vegetarian and vegan fish sticks using tofu and seaweed flakes. Bake these sticks if you want to enjoy a low fat and healthy meal.

Vegetarian Salad Roll

Vegetarian Salad Roll
If you are having a party, a great option would be these vegetarian Salad Rolls.

​The fresh corn and mayonnaise are layered with crispy bread crumbs to bring out a unique taste that will make everyone want more.All you have to do is fry them and you will have a great snack or appetizer in less than 20 minutes.

Vegetarian Vietnam Spring Roll

Vietnam Spring Roll
These healthy Vietnamese rolls are prepared using only healthy ingredients, including fresh vegetables.

They can be served at lunch, dinner or as an appetizer for a party with soy sauce for dipping.

Other Soybean Products

Other Everbest Soya Bean Products include:
  • Vegetarian Prawn
  • Vegetarian Stewed Lamb Chunk
  • Vegetarian Fish Ball
  • Vegetarian Mushroom Meat
  • Japanese Tofu Puff
  • Vegetarian Young Tau Fu
  • Seafood Yuba
  • Vegetarian Nyonya Chicken
  • and many more!
You can add all Everbest products to a wide variety of dishes, such as rice, soups, pasta, mushrooms, etc. No matter how you eat them, you can be sure you are making a healthy and practical choice.
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History of The Soybean and How It’s Affecting Our Food

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History of The Soybean and How It’s Affecting Our Food

Soybean
Soybeans are often called the miracle crop because of their great nutritional value. They provide vegetable protein and oil, and can be grown in a wider variety of soil and climatic conditions than any other major world crops.

The green soybean plant is a legume that is related to peas, peanuts and alfalfa, and is included in the category of oilseed. Soybeans are the third most valuable crop in the world, and the number one in versatility. ​ ​

History of Soybeans

Soybeans originate from China. Soybeans with four other plants (rice, wheat, barley, and millet) were named sacred by Emperor Shen-Neng of China in 2853 BC.

It was between 11th and 17th century BC that soybean plants were cultivated into a food crop in eastern China.

Soybeans spread to other countries such as Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Burma, Nepal and India via the establishment of sea and land routes in the first century AC to the Age of Discovery.

In the early 1800’s, the first soybean arrived in America aboard a ship. But it was not until 1879 that farmers in America started planting soybeans. Soybean plants flourished thanks to the hot and humid summer weather conditions in the United States.

During World War II, the US government raised soybean popularity. They asked farmers to grow more soybeans to help feed wartime America and its allies. During this time, the US production of the miracle crop tripled.

And while the soybean has been consumed for centuries in many countries, it was not until the 1960s that it began to emerge as a common food source.

Now the market for soybeans has gone global. The soybean processing industry has arisen throughout Asia and has spread to the Middle East, North Africa and throughout America. Without a doubt, the use of soybean products has continued to expand worldwide.
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Soybeans are now more popular than ever, thanks to their versatility as a food. The nutritional value offered by soybeans is great because they contain fibre, zinc, iron, protein, calcium, and they are low in saturated fat and besides having zero cholesterol.

Facts About Soybeans

Soybeans are a type of legume that can be eaten whole or processed. Many vegetarian food is made of soybeans. Whole soy products are the least processed and that include soybeans and immature green soybeans, also known as edamame.

Another popular soybean food product is bean curd skin. Bean Curd Skin has similar texture and flavor to some tofu products.
soybean curd sheets
With bean curd sheets, you can do many dishes like Ring Rolls.

Ring rolls are purely made from bean curd skin and it’s best eaten with soup based dishes. It can also be eaten with hot pot or ramen.

You can find these healthy soybean products from vegetarian food manufacturers in Malaysia, such as Everbest. ​
Ring Roll
Soybean products can easily replace meat as a protein source. In fact, one cup (172 grams) of soy provides 29 grams of protein, which is of great nutritional value.

If you are a vegan or vegetarian in Malaysia, go for soybean food products such as Vegetarian Fish Balls, Vegetarian Teo Chew Duck, Vegetarian Mock Duck, Vegetarian Chicken Meat, and Vegetarian Hong Kong Barbeque to replace animal protein.

Soy Supplements

You may also find soy protein isolate in many protein powders, protein bars and shakes. ​

In a Nutshell

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Soybeans offer several benefits, such as improving cholesterol level, fertility outcomes and menopause symptoms, so feel free to eat whole or fermented soy foods.

Moreover, soybeans reduce health risks because they contain good fat and they are a great source of Isoflavones. Studies have shown that Isoflavones lower the risk of breast and endometrial cancer.

The best way to find soy products is through vegetarian food suppliers in Malaysia or Malaysia vegetarian food manufacturers, such as Everbest. In Malaysia, you can easily find frozen vegetarian food that is delicious, healthy and convenient, so there are no excuses not to include soy in your diet.

Remember soybeans help you stay healthy, vibrant and happy.