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Tips to Host a Vegetarian-Friendly Hari Raya Open House

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Tips to Host a Vegetarian-Friendly Hari Raya Open House

having vegetarian hari raya open house

The celebrations for Hari Raya Aidilfitri are an excellent opportunity for you and your guests to indulge in their favourite vegetarian-friendly foods, especially for Muslims who have recently observed the month of Ramadan.

 

Families, friends, and loved ones come together to eat delicious curries, salads, and grilled plant-based meats, then enjoy treats and drinks made for the occasion.

 

In this post, we will explore tips for hosting a fantastic vegetarian-friendly Hari Raya open house, as well as dishes to wow your guests!

 

1. Understand the difference between being a vegetarian and being a vegan

Most people still assume that being a vegetarian and being a vegan are synonymous, mistaking the word “vegan” for a shortened form of the word “vegetarian.”

 

A vegetarian is someone who does not consume real meat (including seafood). Vegans have chosen not to support any form of animal exploitation.

 

This includes not just the decision to avoid eating meat, but also any animal by-products such as eggs, milk, and honey.

With this information, you should know what to prepare for your vegetarian guests.

 

2. Try to learn how stringent your vegetarian guests are

Some vegetarians insist that their vegetables shouldn’t be cooked in pots and utensils that have previously been used to cook real meat.

 

Other vegetarians may have other defined principles. It’s usually a good idea to find out what your guests are comfortable with.

 

3. Keep your cooking easy and stress-free

During this time, you will require a lot of energy to keep up with all of the festivities and frequent visits. You don’t want to appear exhausted and weak when your guests arrive.

 

You can save time in the kitchen by preparing most of your ingredients ahead of time and buying ready-to-eat vegetarian products from a vegetarian food manufacturer that makes plant-based meats and other foods in Malaysia.

 

4. Get a variety of plant-based proteins ready

Tempeh and tofu are the most common sources of protein for Malaysian vegetarians. Tempeh has 20% protein and is one of the world’s most reliable, high-quality plant-based sources.

 

Tofu is high in protein, at least 10%. For the sake of quality, get plant-based meats from a trusted manufacturer in Malaysia.

 

Everbest offers various plant-based meats, from Veg. Teochew Duck to Veg. Mutton and Veg. Prawns.

 

Now that you know how to host a vegetarian-friendly Hari Raya open house, let’s look at some dishes you can impress your guests with.

 

Vegetarian-Friendly Foods for Your Hari Raya Open House

Veg. Spring Roll

Spring Roll
Veg Spring Roll 450g

 

Veg. Spring rolls are a favourite snack at any Hari Raya open house. The crispy rolls stuffed with a flavourful mixed veggie filling will satisfy your guests.

 

Everbest’s ready-to-eat Veg. Spring rolls will save you the time and energy of trying to cook this from scratch.

 

Everbest Veg. Spring Rolls are filled with a delectable vegetable combination and wrapped in healthy pastry sheets. Serve it as an appetiser or dessert at your open house.

Veg. Salad Roll

Veg. Salad Roll
Veg. Salad Roll 280g

 

The Veg. Salad Roll is a fresh and tasty way to consume vegetables. It’s ideal for a Hari Raya open house.

 

Fresh corn and mayonnaise are layered with crispy bread crumbs to create a flavour that will leave everyone wanting more.

 

This is the best option if you want to prepare a delicious snack or appetisers for your vegetarian guests in less than 20 minutes.

Vietnam Spring Roll

Vietnam Spring Roll
Veg. Vietnam Spring Roll 330g

 

Our Vietnamese spring rolls are made with only nutritious and fresh vegetarian-friendly products.

 

It’s crispy and tasty and can be served as a dessert or an appetiser during an open house celebration.

 

These spring rolls are a tasty alternative to the regular fried kind and have become “the vegetarian’s favourite.” Serve with your preferred dipping sauce and everyone will thank you!

 

Spring Rolls Pastry

Spring Roll Pastry 7.5''
Spring roll pastry 8.5in
Spring Roll 7.5in

Talk about layers of ultra-crispiness that have been golden-browned to perfection! Spring roll wrappers are an essential (and much-loved) ingredient in spring rolls.

 

The Everbest Spring Roll Wrapper can be utilised in a variety of ways, including snacks, appetizers, main dishes, and salad dressing. 

It is also adaptable to a wide range of recipes.

 

It is simple to peel, not sticky, has no preservatives, and comes in two sizes: 7.5″ and 8.5″.

 

Spicy Veg. Chicken Samosa Recipe

Vegetarian samosa

Spicy Veg. Chicken Samosa

The Spicy Veg. Chicken Samosa is a deep-fried snack that consists of a crispy pastry stuffed with flavourful veg. chicken masala.
These savoury pastry bites are irresistible. They can be filled with anything from veggies to plant-based meats. You can make it somewhat sweet or spicy. It is a sure-fire guest pleaser!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Malaysian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 packs Everbest Veg. Roasted Chicken
  • 8 pcs 7.5” Everbest Spring Rolls Pastry
  • 2 tbsp Dairy Free Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Vegan Mayonnaise
  • Oregano Leaves
  • Pepper
  • Salt

Instructions
 

The Stuffing

  • Make bite-size chunks of the Everbest veg. chicken meat.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the bite-size veg. chicken meat, dairy free yogurt, chilli flakes, oregano leaves, pepper, chilli powder, and vegan mayonnaise.
  • Set aside for 30 minutes after thoroughly mixing.
  • Cook the veg. chicken meat in a skillet with some vegetable oil over medium heat.
  • It will take 5 to 10 minutes to achieve a delicate and juicy texture.
  • Avoid overcooking the veg. chicken meat.

The Pastry

  • Take out 8 pieces of Everbest Spring Rolls Pastry.
  • Brush a little water on the last edge to help them hold together.
  • Put half a spoonful of cooked veg.chicken meat inside the cone.
  • Finally, seal the top edge in the same manner that you did before.
  • These samosas can be frozen now for future use. Place in a tray, lined with wax/ baking paper and place a single layer. Cover with another layer of waxed paper and repeat. Once frozen, the samosas can be packed together in a plastic food bag.
  • If you plan on using some right away, I still recommend freezing for at least half an hour. They come out crisper without any tearing this way.

The Dipping Sauce

  • Garnish the vegan mayonnaise with a sprinkle of chilli flakes.
  • Garnish the chilli sauce with oregano if desired.

Frying

  • In a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil to 175 degrees Celsius.
  • Fry the samosas until they are golden brown.
  • When it is equally browned, take it from the frying pan and place it on a kitchen towel to cool.
  • The delicious Spicy Veg. Chicken Samosas are now ready to serve!
Keyword Spring roll pastry, Veg. Roasted Chicken

In a Nutshell

These classic delicacies have proven to be a hit with vegetarians.

 

Tap into the nostalgia of the Hari Raya season with a dazzling array of all or some of these foods, and your guests will be begging for more.

 

All of these Everbest vegetarian products are available at major supermarkets in Malaysia.

 

Last but not least, remember to top off your meals with a free-flowing cordial punch and soft drinks for a thirst-quenching finish.

 
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Plant-based Meat: Will It Be the Meat of the Future?

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Plant-based Meat: Will It Be the Meat of the Future?

Nyonya plant based meat Chicken

In business, like in any other area of life, the saying “adapt or die” holds true. 

As plant-based meat gains in popularity, some of the world’s largest meat producers are doing just that—adapting. These companies are introducing vegetarian meat into their product line. 

For good reason, the market for plant-based meats has been rapidly expanding and is anticipated to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.

Plant-based meats are making it easier than ever to reduce or eliminate conventional meat consumption. 

They’re a healthier alternative to meat that’s more sustainable. Moreover, they are packed with authentic flavours, aromas, and textures.

Why is Plant-Based Meat The Food of The Future?

1. Breakthroughs in Ingredients

It is not exaggerating to say that some plant-based meats are beginning to taste like traditional meat. 

After years of testing, many traditional meat producers have made convincing meat substitutes using plant components such as soybean roots and pea protein. 

These meat substitutes are even made to bleed like real meat. For example, by using an iron-containing molecule called haemoglobin or beets during the manufacturing process, now burger patties can “bleed”, just like real beef. 

In fact, these plant-based meats have a crave-able and delicious element to them, and they are quite easy to incorporate into our diets.

2. Health

Vegetarian meats are starting to gain in popularity in Malaysia for health reasons. A rising amount of evidence has connected red meat intake to diseases including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes in recent years. 

 

People can cut back on how much meat they eat each week by adding more plant-based foods to their diet. This will also improve their overall health.

Also, did you know a plant-based diet can aid in the management of high blood sugar levels? Fibre is abundant in plant-based diets, which inhibits the absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream. 

 

This helps to keep cortisol levels in check, relieving stress and reducing appetite throughout the day. Animal meat, on the other hand, raises blood sugar levels.  

Additionally, as plant-based meat can be created to include more protein, vital amino acids, and vitamins while reducing saturated fat, it is healthier than ordinary animal meat.

3. Consumer Inclination

In fact, the bulk of plant-based meat-eaters is not vegans or vegetarians. Instead, they’re omnivores who prefer a varied diet. 

Most people genuinely want to cut back on their meat intake and replace it with more plants, and they want to do it with something delicious, economical, and simple to prepare.

4. Solve Global Hunger 

With the growth of the plant-based meat business, the world may be able to escape long-term food instability. According to the United Nations, 815 million people worldwide are undernourished, with another 2 billion likely to join them by 2050. 

Countries should plant more nutritious crops instead of meat to make their food production systems more sustainable, according to the UN. 

5. Conserve the Environment

We all think that natural resources like water and space are abundant. However, with the world’s population continuously expanding, this may not hold true anymore. In fact, plants require significantly less clean water and far less room to grow than animals.

If the demand for animal meat reduces, precious natural resources like water and space can be used for other critical things like building houses and schools instead of livestock farming.

In Closing

Vegetarian or plant-based meats are not only here to stay, but they could also contribute to redefining the food sector as a whole, as seen by consumer demand and favourable feedback over the years.

Vegetarian meats are the type of transformation the world needs right now when the threat of climate change is creating havoc and many people are suffering from the bad health repercussions of eating too much traditional meat.

So, the next time you’re in the grocery store in Malaysia, try Everbest vegetarian meat and see for yourself how good it is for the environment and your taste buds.

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How to Cook Plant-based Meat?

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How to Cook Plant-based Meat?

Yuba plant based meat

Whatever you’re craving, there’s always something delicious and healthy that will satisfy your appetite, such as plant-based meat.


Today, plant-based meat and vegetarian food manufacturers in Malaysia, such as Everbest, have made vegetarian products more accessible in the country.


These vegetarian products are often produced from soy or pea protein, and their flavor and texture are quite similar to those of real meat.


It can be challenging to begin cooking with plant-based meat, especially if you are doing it for the first time.


While practically every vegetarian food manufacturer in Malaysia has cooking directions on the food package, there are a few general guidelines to follow regardless of the kind of plant-based meat you get.

Tips for Cooking with Plant-based Meat

1. Season generously

Seasonings are necessary when cooking with plant-based meat. Because these ingredients have little flavour on their own, you’ll need to rely on marinades, sauces, and spices to give them a ‘meaty’ flavour.

 

Check the packaging to verify if the plant-based meat is already seasoned (as it is in the case of some pre-shaped patties, sausages, and crumbles) or if it is unseasoned (as it is in the case of regular ground meat).

 

If the plant-based meat isn’t already seasoned, use the same seasoning ratios and kinds as you would for your favorite dishes. For example, use the same quantity of breadcrumbs in dishes like meatballs for the most tender (and juicy!) outcomes.

2. Cook with an air fryer

Bow Tie Soy Chip

The counter-top air fryer has become one of the must-have kitchen devices in recent years, promising nearly oil-free fried meals.

 

This innovative gadget uses hot air to generate a crispy, deep-fried texture with only a thin layer of oil, making it a lower-calorie, healthier method to prepare your favorite fried foods.

 

When it comes to cooking with plant-based meat, consider cooking it using an air fryer for a healthier and more delicious treat.

3. Don't overcook

Plant-based meat, while designed to be sensory-indistinguishable from animal meat, is nonetheless made up of a variety of components that cook differently.


Most brands can be cooked in the same way as their meatier equivalents, but watch out for overcooking.


Plant-based meat requires careful cooking, unlike real meat patties, which have a lot of natural fat to keep it moist and juicy. For the best results, follow any directions specified by the food manufacturer.

4. Sear it well

While you don’t want to overcook plant-based meat, giving it a beautiful sear is definitely a smart idea.

Start with a properly preheated pan or grill to ensure a good crust forms without sticking. The plant-based meat will release from the grates easier if the grill is thoroughly oiled.

 

Plant-based meat might feel a little stickier before it’s cooked because it’s often composed of beans and plant starch. On the grill or in a cast-iron skillet, use a metal spatula to release and flip plant-based meat; a plastic spatula may not have the same sharp edge.

5. Get creative

Seafood Yuba Curry Noodle

Yes, use your imagination and try new things. We all have oils, condiments, herbs, and spices in our fridge or pantry, so why not have some fun exploring new recipes? 

 

Start by marinating the plant-based meat according to your preferences. Try a few times and don’t give up. The key is to have fun with it.

In a Nutshell

Eating plant-based meat can help reduce your carbon footprint and lead to a healthier lifestyle. Moreover, you can use it to replace meat most of the time.


If you’re new to plant-based meat, take it slowly at first. You don’t have to change your entire diet all at once. Incorporate the plant-based meat into meals using components you already know and love, then discover what works and what you enjoy.


Happy cooking and eating!

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8 Easy Tips to Become a More Adventurous Eater

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8 Easy Tips to Become a More Adventurous Eater

Adventurous Eater

It’s easy to get into an unintended food rut, whether you’re an adventurous eater or not. Perhaps you had an unpleasant childhood incident with a certain meal, or perhaps you’ve just given up on an ingredient after one bad taste. Either way, indeed, old dietary habits can cause us to resist change.

 

Becoming a more adventurous eater doesn’t have to be a difficult experience. In fact, it can be a delightful way to reopen doors to foods you previously believed you would never enjoy. It’s time to reconsider your palette and rediscover your passion for food again.

 

Here are eight easy tips to become a more adventurous eater.

 

 

1. Eat with friends

It is more pleasurable to try new foods with friends. People tend to catch up on the social signs of someone enjoying a certain food, which increases its appeal.

 

The same method can be used by parents coping with a picky child. Studies show that kids frequently replicate adult eating patterns, even down to particular foods. For instance, if you are trying to be adventurous with vegetarian food, hang out with your friends who are vegetarians.

 

You could let them take the lead on ordering if you are comfortable with it, whether you are with a large group and sharing a lot of small dishes or with just one person. Their top picks might not be the ones you’re drawn to right away, but you could end up enjoying them the most.

 

 

 

2. Learn some new prep tricks

Brussels sprouts are a prime example of a meal that many people loathe because of childhood memories of overdone sprouts. When Brussels sprouts are overcooked, they become mushy and have an overpowering sulfurous odor, which is why they are loathed by so many people.

 

You could reintroduce foods that gave you a negative experience into your diet by learning new methods to cook them, and you could fall in love with them for the first time.

 

Brussels sprouts, for example, can be roasted in the oven or sautéed in a skillet in a tiny amount of olive oil until the leaves begin to caramelize, at which time they will take on a nutty yet sweet flavour.

 

Raw Brussels sprouts can also be shredded and used in salads or coleslaws in place of cabbage, and their delicate flavour provides a perfect basis for vinaigrettes and creamy dressings.

 

 

 

3. Give up 'some' control

everbest chai gor
Chai Gor 350g

If you opened your fridge and had the option of cooking turkey burgers or plant-based meat (such as Everbest veg. chicken meat, veg. Hong Kong barbeque meat, veg. stewed lamb chunk, and more) you convinced yourself to buy at the grocery store, odds are you’d select the familiar option.

 

When you don’t have control over the menu, you’re obliged to consume whatever is in front of you. This method does not always work, but it can get you further than relying on familiar alternatives to force yourself to branch out.

 

However, it is critical not to put yourself in an uncomfortable situation because creating excessive anxiety about food may exacerbate the problem! Knowing you’re not compelled to consume something you don’t like may make you feel more adventurous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Rethink unappealing textures

The texture is a big part of how you perceive food. In other words, something that tastes delicious might be troublesome if it has an unappealing mouthfeel.

 

In this regard, some people find eating vegetables extremely difficult, with mushrooms, tomatoes, and boiled spinach or other greens topping the list of most disliked textures.

 

Instead of dismissing these foods (although they are all extremely nutrient-packed), try integrating them into sauces, casseroles, mashes, and puréed soups.

 

Mushrooms can be processed in a food processor and added to meat sauces or used to replace part of the minced meat in a shepherd’s pie.

 

Spinach can also be used in this manner (use fresh or frozen spinach and incorporate into sauces with an immersion blender).

 

Puréed tomatoes can be made using fresh in-season tomatoes or purchased tinned.

 

In addition, it’s also a good idea to try out food that has exciting wrapping over the vegetable, such as Everbest veg. spring roll. It is super crunchy and perfect for tea time or a weekend brunch.

 

 

 

Veg Handmade Spring Roll
Veg Spring Roll 450g

5. Find ways to incorporate new foods into your diet

Vegetarian Salad Roll
Veg. Salad Roll 280g

When moving outside of your usual eating patterns, try to give unfamiliar foods a try wherever and whenever feasible.

 

This might be as simple as selecting different vegetarian products such as Everbest veg. prawn, veg. salad roll, veg. mushroom meat, and more at the grocery store each week and put them into your normal meal plan.

 

If you buy your lunch most days of the week but get the same thing every time, try something new at least once a week—this can be a different salad, sandwich or a brand-new meal from a local food truck.

 

 

 

 

 

6. Focus on 'easier' foods

If scents disturb you, don’t start by trying to eat that stinky tofu. Instead, start looking at food photographs online.

 

Is there anything that piques your interest? Consider a moment when you were at a restaurant or a party and were interested in a dish or finger food. 

 

Try engaging with those foods before moving on to foods that are more difficult for you to consume because of how they appear, feel, smell, or taste. 

 

 

 

7. If you don’t succeed at first, try again

If at all possible, resist the impulse to make an opinion about a dish just after having it for the first time. People who are picky eaters have the potential to become more adventurous with their food choices if they are frequently exposed to different flavours over time, according to studies.

 

So, before making a decision, give new ingredients at least two tries. When sampling new meals more than once, it’s also crucial to establish a pressure-free environment for oneself.

 

This way, you’re more likely to link that specific taste with a good eating experience.

 

 

 

 

8. Know your limits

There’s no need to torment yourself if you’ve given a dish a fair chance and still don’t like it. Eating should be a pleasurable and memorable experience, not a source of stress.


Nowadays, there are a plethora of culinary alternatives available, many of which are global. Have some fun with it and go on an adventure. Just be sure that your eating habits aren’t harming your health.

 

 

Final Takeaways

Picky eating is fairly common and should not be feared. You can become more adventurous when you dine with friends and follow the other tips in this post.

 
Have fun with your meals, and keep in mind that your attitude and approach at mealtimes will define your views towards food.

 
So, try to get excited and be adventurous when trying out new dishes.

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Quick and Easy Party Food Ideas for Busy People

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Quick and Easy Party Food Ideas for Busy People

Quick and Easy Party Food

Let’s face it, we’re all pressed for time. We hardly have enough time in the day to get everything done, let alone spend long hours in the kitchen preparing meals for a large number of people. Fortunately, there is a solution.

 

In this post, we are pleased to present these simple party food ideas that need almost little work to prepare (and still taste delicious).

 

We will include dishes for your vegan guests in this list, presuming you’ll be receiving guests with such eating preferences. From Veg. Dim Sum to Crunchy Peanut Pancake (Apom Balik), Deep Fried Veg. Crispy Soya and vegetarian or plant-based meat, there’s something for everyone.

 

This handy collection of quick and easy delectable dishes should keep your visitors happy and filled.

 

Vegetarian Dim Sum

1. Vegetarian Dim Sum

Ingredients

  • Siew Mai 4 pcs
  • Yuba Maki Roll 4 pcs
  • Salad Roll 4 pcs
  • Dumpling 4 pcs

Seasoning

  • Small Red Chilli
  • Soy Sauce

Instructions

  • Remove Everbest items from their packing. Place Veg. Siew Mai and Veg. Dumpling in bamboo Dim Sum baskets and steam for approximately 5-7 minutes.
  • Deep fry or microwave Veg. Yuba Maki Roll and Salad Roll for 3 minutes.
  • Place all cooked veg. Dim Sum in a bamboo Dim Sum basket. Then prepare chopped chilli with soy sauce on a sauce plate.
  • Serve while it’s still hot! Enjoy!

2. Banana Toast

The toast that will have your guests saying ‘umph!’ It’s so simple. Simply assemble the ingredients like you would for any other sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices toast
  • 1 tbsp soya milk
  • 1 slice cheese (optional)
  • 1 banana
  • Salad

Instructions

  • Prep all of the ingredients.
  • Remove the sides of the toast.
  • Mash the banana.
  • Spread the salad dressing on top.
  • Place one piece of cheese on the top (optional)
  • Then top with mashed banana.
  • Place one slice of bread on top. 
  • Make a slit through the centre.
  • Place it in the air fryer to cook (10 minutes at 180 degrees) 
  • Serve while it’s hot!

3. Crunchy Peanut Pancake (Apom Balik)

Apom Balik

This Malaysian Street Snack is dubbed the ‘bomb’ because it’s an explosion of flavour! Malaysians like ‘Apom Balik,’ and believe me, if you prepare this and present it to your guests, they will be thrilled.

 

It’s also a simple recipe! Pour the contents over the pancake, flip to one side, and you’re done!

 

 

Ingredients

  • 70g Caster Sugar
  • 30ml Soya Milk
  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 450g Water
  • 20g Cornflour
  • 80g Rice Flour
  • 200g Self Raising flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda

Instructions

  • Whisk together soya milk and caster sugar. Then mix in the cooking oil and water. Mix in the cornflour, rice flour, self-rising flour, and baking soda until thoroughly combined.
  • Allow the mixture to sit for 20 minutes after filtering.
  • Heat a pan over low heat and add 1 scoop of the mixture. Turn quickly to get the coating as thin as possible.
  • Add coarse sugar, a tiny piece of margarine, toasted peanut nibs, cream corn sugar (canned), and flip half of the pancake when it begins to brown.

4. Crunchy Toast

Crunchy Toast

When you take a bite of this food, your heart will melt the way the margarine and mayo have melted on the bread!

 

All you have to do is combine the ingredients, put the mixture over the bread, and bake it! For this dish, you can use whichever type of bread you choose.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated garlic (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions (about 2 stalks of scallions)
  • black pepper
  • baguette or ciabatta
  • basil, chiffonade

Instructions

  • Preheat oven.
  • Mix mayonnaise, melted margarine, garlic (optional), scallions, and black pepper to taste.
  • Cut ciabatta or baguette in half horizontally, or thinly sliced bread. Each slice/half should be no more than 1 inch thick.
  • Bake the sliced side of the bread for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the top is brown and the bread is crisp.
  • Take the bread out of the oven. Serve immediately with fresh basil on top.

5. Deep-Fried Veg. Crispy Soya

Deep-Fried Veg. Crispy Soya

Ingredients

  • 1 pkt Veg. Crispy Soya

Instructions

  • Thaw Everbest Veg. Crispy Soya for 15 minutes. 
  • Cut Veg. Soya Crispy into tiny pieces (quantity by personal preference).
  • Preheat the oil to 50°C.
  • Deep fry till the Veg. Crispy Soya expands and floats on the oil top until it turns a light golden brown colour.
  • Remove from the oil, drain, and serve.

6. Thick Chocolate Mochi Ball

Thick Chocolate Mochi Ball

The pillowy sweet outer layer combined with the thick creamy chocolate inside results in one of the most lushious truffles. Who knew making chocolate truffles could be so simple?

 

Ingredients

  • 40 g tapioca flour
  • 20 g cocoa powder
  • 100 g glutinous rice flour
  • 120 g soya milk
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • 40 g margarine
  • 40 g chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Combine the glutinous rice flour and tapioca flour.
  • Combine cocoa powder, white granulated sugar, and chocolate chips in a mixing bowl. They should be well mixed.
  • Pour in the egg (optional) and melted margarine, and whisk thoroughly.
  • To make a dough, add a tiny amount of soya milk several times.
  • Sprinkle a little sticky rice flour on the table, then place the dough on top and knead it.
  • Cut the kneaded dough into little pieces, about 20g each.
  • Brush the baking tray with margarine and line it with baking paper; preheat the oven to 82°C for 5 minutes.
  • Finally, place the chocolate mochi in the oven for 20 minutes.

7. Vegetable Spring Rolls (Popiah)

popiah

Another popular Malaysian teatime snack is ‘Popiah.’

 

These crunchy spring rolls are loaded with veggies including carrots, cabbage, and turnip.

 

They go well with chilli sauce or ketchup.

Ingredients

  • 20 spring roll wrappers, defrosted and covered with a damp tea towel
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup carrot, cut into long strips
  • 2 bunches of spring onions, whites and greens separated and chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, finely diced (optional)
  • ½ tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp hot chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tsp cornflour, dissolved in 2 tbsp water (for sealing the rolls) and 1 tsp for mixing in the veggies
  • canola oil for deep frying
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a pan, heat 2 tbsp oil and add the garlic (optional), then the vegetables (except the spring onion greens if you choose to add them in).
  • Mix in the white pepper, vinegar, soy sauce, hot chilli sauce, salt, and a teaspoon of cornflour. 
  • Mix in the white pepper, vinegar, soy sauce, hot chilli sauce, salt, and a teaspoon of cornflour.  Toss the vegetables for 2 minutes on high heat. Allow the vegetable mixture to cool fully once it is ready. If you choose to add in the spring onions, stir them in now.
  • Assemble the spring rolls now. Peel off one wrapper carefully and pour a tablespoon of filling on a sheet. Roll halfway, then fold the sides and roll the rest of the way. 
  • The cornflour dissolved in water is used to seal the roll: take some of the sludge on your finger, apply it to the borders of the open side, and shut the flap securely. When all of the rolls have been constructed, they are ready to fry.
  • Heat the oil in a wok (enough to thoroughly cover the rolls) on medium-high. Drop the rolls, one at a time, into the heated oil and cook until golden brown. While they are cooking, turn them once or twice.
  • Place the rolls on absorbent kitchen paper and serve hot with your favourite sauce or ketchup.

In a Nutshell

These dishes are excellent and will be a hit at your next party. We understand not everyone has the time to prepare party food, especially working adults and full-time housewives.

 

For quick and hassle-free cooking, opt for a variety of choices from Everbest, such as Veg. spring rolls, Veg. dim sums, yuba sheet (fried bean curd sheet), and other vegetarian or plant-based meat for your party guests.

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How to Cook Braised Fried Veg. Seaweed Fish

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How to Cook Braised Fried Veg. Seaweed Fish

Veg. Seaweed Fish

Transitioning to plant-based meat necessitates nutritional knowledge since it is critical to keep your body nourished and healthy. Seaweed may be a one-of-a-kind source of these essential nutrients, serving as a nutritional foundation in a vegan diet. Iron, potassium, magnesium, iodine, calcium, fibre, zinc, and other metabolizing combinations can be found in seaweed.

 

Seaweed is one of the finest vegetable sources of calcium, which is necessary for the development of strong bones and teeth. It also has a better absorption rate than supplements since seaweed contains calcium, potassium, and magnesium, which assist inefficient absorption into the body.

 

Veg. Seaweed Fish​

Veg. Seaweed Fish is simply marinated tofu slices wrapped in seaweed and fried for crispy battered vegan fish. 

 

This dish is fantastic and can be served with fries, mushy peas, a splash of lemon, and vegan tartar sauce for a vegetarian family dinner. If you used to enjoy real fish and have become a vegetarian meat lover, then the Veg. Seaweed Fish will give you the taste of real fish.

 

Adopting a vegetarian diet in Malaysia might be an excellent approach to maintain good health and happiness. A vegetarian diet is a comprehensive diet that includes enough fibre, vitamins C and E, folic acid, magnesium, unsaturated fat, and phytochemicals.

As a result, vegetarians have lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and a lower risk of heart disease.

 

Furthermore, vegetarian cuisine is easier to digest, takes less time to prepare, is healthful, and, most significantly, saves you money. Vegetables are essential not only for our health but also for the environment.

 

How to cook Braised fried Veg. Seaweed Fish ​

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Extra-firm tofu works best here to keep the fillets together. However, firm tofu may be used for a softer texture; just be extra careful while slicing and cooking.

 

You would drain and press your tofu to remove as much extra moisture as possible (unless tofu you use comes already pressed), to help it absorb more of the marinade’s flavour.

 

The tofu would be thinly chopped halfway through to create a beautiful flaky texture that is reminiscent of fish. As a bonus, the shallow slices help the tofu absorb the marinade more effectively. The Veg. Fish gets its fish flavours from the seaweed. 

Cook Veg. Seaweed Fish Effortlessly

However, if you have a busy schedule and you want to skip the process of pressing, marinating the tofu, and prepping the rest of the ingredients, you can buy Everbest ready-made Soy Pomfret Fish and have it ready in a matter of minutes.

All you need to do is just thaw, unpack, and steam or microwave it. The Everbest Soy Pomfret Fish is made of non-GMO soybean and contains no preservatives, cholesterol and trans fat.

Veg. Seaweed Fish

Braised Fried Veg. Seaweed Fish

There are severalways to serve these Veg. Seaweed Fish: with vegan tartar sauce, ketchup,ranch dressing, or barbecue sauce. Serve them with mashed potatoes, Frenchfries, or sweet potato fries on the side for a complete weekday dinner orback-to-school meal.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese

Ingredients
  

  • 5 pcs Veg. Seafood Tofu
  • 5 pcs Veg Seaweed Fish
  • 5 pcs Crispy Soya
  • 20 g Enoki mushroom
  • 10 g Shimeji mushroom
  • 10 g Shitake mushroom
  • 10 g Carrots sliced
  • 15 g White cabbage sliced
  • 29 g Vegetarian seasonings
  • 10 g Veg. Oyster sauce
  • 39 9 Soy sauce
  • 2 g Dark soy sauce
  • 39 g Sesame oil
  • 3 g Potato starch mixed with water 5g
  • 1 g sugar
  • 300 g water
  • 1 g salt

Instructions
 

  • Deep fry the Veg. Seafood tofu and set aside.
  • Deep fry the Veg. Seaweed fish and set aside.
  • Deep fry the crispy soya and set aside.
  • Place enoki, shimeji, and shitake mushroom in a pan. Add the carrots and white cabbage.
  • Add soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, salt, and Veg. Seasonings, Veg. Oyster sauce, and dark soy sauce
  • Add water and bring to boil.
  • Add potato starch water, Veg. Seafood tofu, Veg.Seaweed Fish, and crispy soya. Cook for 3 minutes.

Notes

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Keyword Veg. Seaweed Fish

In a Nutshell

These are best served hot, fresh from the pan, much like real fish steak. There are several ways to serve these Veg. Seaweed Fish: with vegan tartar sauce, ketchup, ranch dressing, or barbecue sauce. Serve them with mashed potatoes, French fries, or sweet potato fries on the side for a complete weekday dinner or back-to-school meal.

 

For those who opt for the Everbest Soy Pomfret Fish, serving it with vegetarian oyster sauce is a good idea too. For more information about purchasing vegetarian products, feel free to get in touch with us.

 

Bon appétit!

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What to Look for When Buying Vegetarian Products

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What to Look for When Buying Vegetarian Products

cooking vegetarian food

Looking for a label that reads ‘Suitable For Vegans’ or a ‘Certified Vegan’ logo is a simple way to tell if a product is vegetarian. Checking the ‘Allergen Information’ is another easy way to tell.

 

If the product contains dairy, eggs, or shellfish, the allergy ingredients list will mention so. Look for the Green Dot to see whether it’s vegetarian.

 

Vegetarian Society Approved trademarks are recognizable identifiers that provide consumers with assurance.

 

Always look for the certified trademark logo on each product including the vegetarian meat in Malaysia.

 

All ingredients are independently checked by the Vegetarian Society, so whenever you see the trademarks shown on products, you can be confident that they are 100 percent vegetarian or vegan.

 

Here is a list of what to look for when buying vegetarian food products.

 

Vegan Labelling

Scanning the product’s label and package is a good place to start. As veganism has grown in popularity in recent years, more and more items are being branded as such.

 

Look for “Suitable for Vegans” or the “Certified Vegan” logo on each product. Vegetarian food manufacturers in Malaysia always have the certification logo on their products.

Allergen Information

A product’s allergy information can be found at the bottom of the ingredient list. If the product contains milk, eggs, or shellfish it will plainly say, “Contains milk, eggs, shellfish”.

 

This isn’t as effective for meat-based products, but it should immediately inform you whether or not it’s worth reading the entire ingredients list.

 

Look through the Ingredients

It’s crucial to examine the food label for any animal ingredients. Because garlic and onions are not suited for vegetarians, reading the product description will also disclose if the food contains them.

 

The following are a list of animal components that can be used in food that you might not be aware of:

  • Casein – milk protein.
  • Lactose – milk sugar.
  • Whey – milk by-product.
  • Collagen – gotten from the skin, bones, and connective tissues of animals such as cows, chickens, pigs, and fish.
  • Elastin – found in the neck ligaments and aorta of bovine, similar to collagen.
  • Keratin – gotten from the skin, bones, and connective tissues of animals such as cows, chickens, pigs, and fish.
  • Gelatine/gelatin – obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones and is usually from cows or pigs.
  • Aspic – an industry alternative to gelatine; made from clarified meat, fish or vegetable stocks, and gelatine.
  • Honey – food for bees, made by bees.
  • Vitamin D3 – from fish-liver oil or sheep’s wool.
  • Albumen/albumin – from an egg.
  • Cod liver oil – in lubricating creams and lotions, vitamins, and supplements.
  • Pepsin – from the stomachs of pigs, a clotting agent used in vitamins.

There are a lot of animal-derived by-products, which might be confusing at first.

 

But don’t be put off by the lengthy list. You’ll be surprised at how fast you figure out which ingredients to avoid.

 

Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out eventually.

 

Food Labelling with E Numbers

Food additives, on the other hand, can be problematic. In some parts of the world like Europe, all food additives must be listed on the ingredients list and assigned an E number, which can make reading labels more complex.

 

Many of these E numbers are fine for vegetarians, however, there is a handful that should be avoided since they are not cruelty-free.

 

The following are some examples of common ones to keep a watch out for:

  • E120: Carmine is also known as cochineal, carminic acid, or natural red 4. They are crushed-up beetles used as a red food colouring.
  • E441: Gelatine. It is a gelling agent made from mashed animal bone and skin, found in confectionery.
  • E542: it’s known as bone phosphate. Mashed-up animal bones are used to keep foods moist.
  • E901: It is known as beeswax. As the name implies, it is made by bees; mostly used as a glazing agent.
  • E904: is known as Shellac. It is used as a glazing agent, made from the secretions of an insect known as lac bug.
  • E910, E920, E921: is known as L-cysteine and its derivatives. It is made from animal hair and feathers, these additives are usually found in some bread as a proving agent.
  • E913: is known as Lanolin. It is a greasy substance secreted by sheep and other woolly animals. This substance is mostly used in cosmetics but also used to make vitamin D3, making many multi-vitamins and fortified foods unsuitable for vegetarians.
  • E966: is known as Lactitol. It is a sweetener gotten from lactose, which is made from milk.

In Closing

If you have any concerns about a specific vegetarian product, you should always contact the food product manufacturer directly – this may seem like a hassle, but if it’s a product you’ll be buying regularly, it’s worth it to clarify your concerns once and for all.

 

Everbest, an established manufacturer and distributor of soya-based food products, offers an extensive list of vegetarian-friendly products such as bean curd skin, ring rolls, vegetarian fish balls, vegetarian chicken meat, yuba, precooked vegetarian products and many more.

 

Visit our website for more details. 

 

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8 Types of Cuisine that are Vegetarian-friendly

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8 Types of Cuisine that are Vegetarian-friendly

vegetarian friendly cuisine

A restaurant menu can be full of foods you’ve never heard of, created with ingredients you can’t pronounce, and who knows what animal products can be concealed in these enticing delicacies? Before you return to the dishes you’re familiar with, take a look at these eight vegetarian-friendly cuisines to add more variety to your breakfast, lunch and dinner.  As you read more about different cuisines, you could even discover your new favourite food.

1. Indian cuisine

Indian cuisine remains one of the world’s most vegetarian-friendly cuisines. Due to religious beliefs, some parts of India are strictly vegetarian, with Hindus abstaining from eating beef entirely. Although India is one of the world’s most populous countries, it consumes the least meat per capita.

The dosa, one of the most commonly eaten dishes in South India, is an Indian crepe that is sometimes stuffed with vegetables, is one of the best vegetarian Indian foods you should try. Many curries in India are comprised entirely of vegetarian ingredients including chickpeas, potatoes, spinach, and paneer cheese. For a fusion twist, you can also try including Everbest Veg. Ku Loh Meat into your curries to increase its protein content.

ku loh meat

2. Thailand cuisine

seafood tofu

Many curries, rice dishes, and noodle meals employ vegetables or tofu instead of meat in this Asian cuisine. Thai cuisine often uses coconut milk as a substitute for dairy products like milk or cream. This helps to provide a rich creamy base for curries and soups while still being vegan-friendly.

Because many Thai foods are seasoned with fish sauce, it may be more difficult to eat vegan in Thailand. However, if you know what to ask for, there are still plenty of vegan options. Thai red curry with tofu and eggplant, as well as northern-style Thai coconut soup, are two popular options. For a more complex taste, replace regular tofu with Everbest Veg. Seafood Tofu.


3. Indonesian cuisine

While Indonesian cuisine is diverse, it is mostly distinguished by vivid colours and bold flavours. The abundance of vegetables and grains allows for simple vegetarian modifications while keeping a high level of authenticity. If you’ve never tried Indonesian food, give Gado-Gado a try and see what you’ve been missing out on.

Gado-Gado is a colourful salad that includes potatoes, long beans, bean sprouts, spinach, maize, and cabbage, as well as a side of peanut sauce. Tofu, tempeh, hard-boiled eggs (which are optional) and Veg. Fish Balls can also be added. From Jakarta to East Java, Gado-Gado is available everywhere, and each region has its unique version of this incredibly popular meal.

gado-gado

4. Chinese cuisine

Veg Handmade Spring Roll

Vegetarian cuisine is widely available and widely consumed in China, while vegetarianism is adopted by only a tiny percentage of the population. The focus on fresh vegetables, especially in the countryside, makes Chinese food ideal for vegetarians. Noodles, rice, tofu, veggies, and spring rolls, all staples of Chinese cuisine, are suitable for vegetarians.

Spring rolls in China can be fried or not, and they can include a variety of fillings. Veggie spring rolls come in a variety of flavours, including cabbage, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, and bean sprouts, to mention a few. The possibilities are unlimited, and adding a delicious dipping sauce enhances the flavour of this Chinese meal. For hassle-free cooking, use Everbest Veg. Spring Rolls.

5. Japanese cuisine

Japan is recognized for its wonderful food, which includes a wide range of meals to suit every palate. If you’re looking for vegetarian food in Japan, you’ll be happy to hear that there are plenty of alternatives, ranging from vegetable tempura to sushi with pickled vegetables, hot pots with tofu and fresh vegetables, and nutritious noodle, rice, and edamame meals.

Edamame is a well-known appetizer served all around the world. We should all be grateful to the Japanese for inventing this delicious mix of steamed young soybeans sprinkled with sea salt. It tastes wonderful in rice dishes and salads.

Japanese cuisine miso noodles

6. Korean cuisine

Korean cooking has captivated the attention of foodies all over the world due to its varied flavors and unique health advantages. Many traditional Korean meals, such as bibimbap (rice combined with veggies and gochujang) and japchae (stir-fried glass noodles), can be cooked without meat. A Korean dinner isn’t complete without a main dish, a bowl of rice, and a selection of banchan (side dishes), which are ideal for vegans because they frequently contain stir-fried or pickled veggies.

Vegan versions of popular Korean vegetable meals including tofu stew, mandu (steamed dumplings), japchae (stir-fried sweet potato noodles), bibimbap (crispy rice and veggie bowl), and banchan are becoming more common (traditional Korean small side dishes ranging from kimchi, pickled daikon, mung bean, and stewed potatoes).

Veg. Dumplings

7. Southern Italian cuisine

The meat-and-dairy-heavy meals served in most Italian restaurants in Asia are a long cry from true Italian cuisine. Furthermore, Italian cuisine is highly varied, with one area differing significantly from the next. Go south if you’re looking for vegan-friendly Italian food. Ciambotta (vegetable stew), Pasta e Fagioli (pasta and beans), Minestra (cabbage, leafy greens, white beans), and Roasted Red Pepper Antipasto are some of the items to look for. These classics are produce-forward and frequently entirely plant-based.

8. Mexican cuisine

Nothing tops vegan Mexican food when it comes to tasty, filling dinners. Vegan-friendly foods abound in the cuisine, which is simple to make. Vegan Mexican cuisine provides a wide variety of nutritious dishes and delectable tastes. There is no other culinary style that places such a heavy emphasis on nutritious ingredients like fresh veggies, tomatoes, and avocados.

Beans, rice, and maize are commonly used in Mexican recipes because they are affordable and flexible. If you like salsa or guacamole, you’re good to go!  Many Mexican dishes benefit from vegan cheeses and dairy-free sour cream.

In a Nutshell

So here you go, the eight types of cuisine that are both delicious and vegetarian-friendly. For speedy and hassle-free cooking, try exploring Everbest’s wide range of nutritious vegetarian products. Get in touch with us to know more about the products.

Happy cooking and eating!

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8 Vegetarian Malaysian Dishes to Try at Home

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8 Vegetarian Malaysian Dishes to Try at Home

vegetarian karipop

Malaysia is a fascinating country with a diverse range of cuisines, including many vegetarian-friendly dishes.

 

It’s true that Malaysian food beautifully displays the country’s multicultural heritage.

 

In this post, all the eight dishes we’ll discuss are vegetarian.

 

Additionally, the meat used for cooking is all plant-based made from a mixture of nutritious ingredients and Non-GMO soybeans for enhanced flavour.

 

Read on to find out the eight vegetarian Malaysian dishes you should try at home.

roti jalan and vegetarian curry

Roti Jala with Chicken Curry (Lacto-Ovo)

Roti Jala is a Malaysian dish usually served with curry and is a great vegetarian meal to make at home.
All the ingredients are entirely vegetarian, including the Veg. Roasted Chicken, which you can get from Everbest.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
  

For the Roti Jala

  • 250 g plant flour
  • 150 ml water
  • 100 ml evaporated milk
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbs arrowroot powder

For the Vegetarian Chicken Curry

  • 1 pkt Everbest Veg. Roasted Chicken
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 1 unit carrot chopped
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 unit tomato cut into 8 pcs
  • 2 unit potatoes cut into cubes
  • 1 pack 200ml light coconut cream

Instructions
 

For the Roti Jala

  • Whisk together all of the ingredients,including the pandan juice. Then strain the mixture to produce a smooth batter.
  • Fill a squeeze bottle with the mixture and brush the pan with cooking oil.
  • To make a lacey crepe, heat the pan and sprinkle the mixture in a circular motion.
  • Once the mixture is cooked, remove it from the pan and roll it into rolls. Then allow it to cool.

For the Chicken Curry

  • To make the curry paste, combine curry powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, and chilli powder in a bowl with 5 tablespoons of water.
  • In a large pot, heat the oil and cook the chopped carrots, ginger, and curry leaves until aromatic.
  • Continue to cook the curry paste in the pot until it becomes fragrant. Mix in Everbest Veg. Roasted Chicken and tomatoesthoroughly.
  • Add 150ml-200ml water, along with the coconut cream and potatoes, to achieve the required consistency. Simmer on low heatuntil Everbest Veg. Roasted Chicken and potatoes are cooked through. Beforeserving, season with salt to taste.
  • Serve the hot chicken curry as a Roti Jala dip.

Notes

Veg. Roasted Chicken 450g
Veg. Roasted Chicken
Keyword Veg. Roasted Chicken

Yong Tau Foo

Tofu mixed with fish paste is the main ingredient of Yong tau foo.
Yong tau foo can be enjoyed in various ways, including dry with a sauce or as a soup.
You can make it an entirely vegetarian meal by using  Everbest Veg. Seafood TofuVeg. 5 Spices Balls and Veg. Fish Paste.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Chinese

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkt Everbest Veg. Fish paste
  • 1 pkt Everbest Veg. 5 Spices Balls
  • 1 pkt Everbest Veg. Seafood Tofu
  • 6 unit red chillies deseeded
  • 6 unit okra fingers
  • 10-12 unit fried tofu puffs

For the fish paste seasoning

  • 1 stalk scallion chopped
  • 1 unit red chilli deseeded and chopped
  • 3 dashes white pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp taucheo fermented yellow bean sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water + 1 teaspoon of cornstarch stir well

Instructions
 

  • Clean the okra and red chillies with water andcut a slit in the middle (for stuffing). Remove the red chilli seeds and patthe red chillies dry using paper towels. Make a hole in the top surface of thefried tofu puffs with your finger (for stuffing). Set aside.
  • Mix the Everbest Veg. Fish paste with the white pepper powder, sesame oil, chopped scallion, and red chilli.
  • Using a butter knife, stuff the paste into the red chillies, okras, and fried tofu puffs. Fill the insides of the red chillies, okras, and tofu puffs, but don't stuff them too much.
  • Steam for 5 minutes with the stuffedingredients on a dish.
  • With a bit of frying oil, lightly pan-fry the steamed Yong Tau Foo.
  • In a wok, heat some oil. Stir in the taucheo(yellow bean sauce) quickly. Toss in the sugar and water. Add the Yong Tow Foo to the wok as soon as the sauce thickens and stir well. Serve hot.

Notes

Fish Paste 500g
Veg. 5 Spices Ball
Veg. Seafood Tofu 500g
Keyword Veg. 5 spices ball, Veg. Fish Paste, Veg. Seafood Yuba
Veg. Roasted Chicken

Curry Puffs

A curry puff is a small pie made with curry, Everbest Veg. Chicken Meat, and potatoes and served in a deep-fried or baked pastry shell.
The curry is made thick to prevent it from spilling out of the snack.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
  

For the filling

  • 1 pkt Everbest Veg. Chicken
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 1 unit carrot finely chopped
  • ½ tsp kurma powder
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 unit large potatoes boiled and finely diced
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt

For the pastry

  • 400 g plain flour
  • 140 g margarine or shortening
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • First, make the filling. Heat the oil and gently cook the chopped carrots. Stir in the kurma powder, curry powder, chilli powder, and turmeric. Cook for 5 minutes with Everbest Veg. Chicken Meat, potatoes, sugar, pepper, and salt. Mix thoroughly and set aside to cool.
  • Combine flour, margarine, water, and salt in alarge mixing bowl and knead thoroughly to prepare the pastry. Allow for ahalf-hour rest period.
  • Cut the dough into three-inch-diameter rounds.To make a half-circle, fold the pastry in half and crimp the sides. Deep fry till brown in hot oil.

Notes

roasted chicken
Keyword Veg. Roasted Chicken
Spring Roll

Spring Roll

Everbest Veg. Spring Rolls are a pleasant, easy snack to cook at homeand are thought to bring wealth and fortune in the new year (since the roll isthe form and colour of a gold bar).
The Everbest Veg. Spring Rolls are high in protein, free of trans-fat and cholesterol and have zero per cent artificial colouring and flavouring.
Most importantly, they are made of 100% non-GMO soybeans.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Chinese

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • To thaw the frozen spring rolls, follow the instructions provided in the packet.
  • Pour oil into the pan. Once the oil is hot, drop the spring rolls one by one into the pan and fry until golden brown. It is not necessary to cook the spring rolls on a low or medium flame because the stuffing is already cooked.
  • You can fry them in a high flame. Then drain using a paper napkin.
  • It is ready and perfect to serve with soup based food such as laksa, hot pot, ramen and even instant noodle. Alternatively, they can be eaten just like that with chilli sauce or ketchup.

Notes

Veg Handmade Spring Roll
Keyword Veg. Spring Roll
Malaysian curry laksa

Malaysian Curry Laksa

The spicy curry Laksa is a Malaysian soup with many ingredients but is quite simple to prepare.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 27 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Noodle, Soup
Cuisine Malaysian, Thai

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkt Everbest Veg. Black Pomfret Fish
  • 250 g packet dried vermicelli noodles
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 185 g jar Malaysian laksa paste
  • 2 cup vegetable stock
  • 270 ml x2 cans coconut milk
  • 300 g broccoli cut into small florets
  • 150 g green beans trimmed, cut into thirds
  • 125 g cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cup bean sprouts trimmed
  • ½ cup fried shallots
  • 2 unit lime wedges to serve

Instructions
 

  • In a large, heatproof bowl, place the noodles.Fill the pot halfway with boiling water. Allow 5 minutes for the noodles to soften. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a wok over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Pour in the laksa paste. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until aromatic. Combine the stock and coconut milk in a large mixing bowl.
  • Bring the water to a boil. Add in EverbestVeg. Black Pomfret Fish. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Toss in the broccoli and beans. Cook for 2 minutes on low heat. Toss in the tomato. Allow to simmer for 1 minute, or until broccoliis bright green and tender.
  • 1.    Divide the noodles among the bowls. Pour the laksa over the noodles. Mint and beansprouts go on top. Serve with lime wedges.

Notes

Veg. Black Pomfret Fish 380g
Veg. Black Pomfret Fish 380g
Keyword Veg. Black Pomfret Fish
char kway teow

Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow is a filling dish containing springy noodles, fresh vegetables and smoky flavours.
This flavorful noodle dish is the eesence of excellent Southeast Asian comfort food, despite its literal translation as "stir-fried rice cake strips."
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Noodle
Cuisine Chinese

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkt Everbest Veg. Prawns
  • 500 g kway teow noodles – flatrice noodles
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 unit Handful Chinese Chives cut into 4 cm lengths
  • 1 unit finely chopped carrots

Sauce

  • 1 tsp sambal or Chili paste totaste
  • 2 tbsp Kecap Manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 100 ml vegetarian stock
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil

Instructions
 

  • Soak the rice noodles in boiling water for 3–5minutes, or until they separate, then drain and air dry for 10 minutes on a clean tea towel.
  • Prepare the vegetables by cutting the Chinesechives into fine matchsticks and placing them in a small bowl.
  • Mix the sauce ingredients.

Cooking

  • Unpack Everbest Veg. Prawns.
  • Microwave Everbest Veg. Prawns. Set aside.
  • In a wok, heat the vegetable oil until it begins to smoke, add in the vegetables and heat until they are piping hot.
  • Stir-fry for another 20–30 seconds with the bean sprouts, then add the noodles and stir-fry for 1 minute before pouring over the sauce.
  • Add in Everbest Veg. Prawns.
  • Cook, constantly stirring, until all of the ingredients are well blended, and the noodles have dried out a little and begin to stick to the bottom of the wok to finish.

Notes

Veg Prawn
Keyword Veg. Prawn

Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak is a Malaysian coconut milk rice dish that includes sambal, fried crispy anchovies, toasted peanuts, cucumber, and Everbest Veg. Drumstick.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 29 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Malaysian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkt Everbest Veg. Drumstick
  • 500 g long grain rice wash and soak in water for 15 minutes, then drain it
  • 700 ml coconut milk
  • 1 inch ginger sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 unit Pandan/screw pine leaves knotted

Prawn Sambal

  • 500 g Everbest Veg. prawns
  • 2 unit capsicums sliced
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste mixed with ½ cup water strained
  • 1 unit oil, salt, sugar as per need

Ground together into a paste

  • 10 unit dried chillies soaked in water
  • 6 unit red chillies
  • 5 unit candlenuts (buah keras)

Instructions
 

  • Combine the rice, coconut milk, ginger, salt,and screw pine leaves in a rice cooker.
  • Stir the rice with a fork once it's donecooking.

For prawn sambal

  • Sauté the capsicums and ground ingredients in the oil until fragrant.
  • Stir in the Everbest Veg. Prawns until they become golden brown.
  • Combine the tamarind juice, salt, sugar, and turmeric powder in a mixing bowl.
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk can also be added (optional). Cook until the gravy thickens.

Notes

Veg Drumstick S
Keyword Veg. Drumstick
Rendang Kambing Pedas

Rendang Kambing

The scent and flavor of Malaysian Everbest Veg. Lamb rendang stew are incredible
Rendang is a Peranakan trademark dish that is famous in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
It is an entirely vegetarian dish that may be prepared at home for dinner.
To prepare the tastiest lamb Rendang, follow this recipe.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Malaysian

Ingredients
  

Spice Paste

  • 12 unit dried chillies deseed for a milder flavour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 unit capsicums minced
  • 3 unit lemongrass stalks bottom half - finely sliced
  • 1 ½ tbsp fresh galangal peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut or vegetable oil

Curry

  • 1 pkt Everbest Veg. Lamb
  • 10 g tamarind
  • cup hot water
  • cup fresh grated coconut available refrigerated or frozen in most supermarkets
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 unit cinnamon stick
  • 3 unit star anise
  • 3 unit green cardamoms pounded using a mortar and pestle
  • 1 unit lemongrass stalk bottom half pounded with a pestle
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 4 unit large kaffir lime leaves remove the midrib, and thinly slice the leaves
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or chopped Gula Melaka to taste
  • 1 ½ tbsp salt to taste
  • 1 bowl steamed rice to server

Instructions
 

  • Simply cut the crown off to make an openingand shake the seeds out to deseed dried red chillies. Remove the seeds and soakthe deseeded chillies for 30 minutes in a cup of boiling water. You can soak whole dried chiles with seeds, as I do, or use dried chiles with seeds.
  • Discard the chilli water. Rehydrated red chillies should be chopped into tiny pieces with scissors. In a strong blender,combine them with the remaining Spice Paste ingredients and blend until completely smooth. To start the blender, add up to 1/2 cup of water (in smallincrements).
  • Set aside 30 minutes after soaking tamarind in 1/3 cup boiling water. Using your fingers, massage the soaked tamarind and squeeze out all of the pulp into the water. Discard the fibre and seeds. Set aside.
  • Place grated coconut in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat to make Kerisik (or toasted coconut). Slowly toast the coconut, swirling with a spatula to properly distribute the heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and continue to toast until golden brown and fragrant. The entire process should take around 5-10minutes on low heat. Allow cooling before transferring the toasted coconut to a bowl.
  • In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Cook for 4-6 minutes until the oilseparates. Add cardamoms, cinnamon, star anise, followed by homemade spicepaste.
  • Then add Everbest Veg. Lamb and cook for 8-10minutes.
  • Add the roasted coconut, lemongrass stalks, cut kaffir lime leaves, sugar, salt, tamarind pulp, and coconut milk. Stir everything together for a nice blend.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a lowsetting. On low heat, make sure the sauce is still boiling. Check the water level every 40-50 minutes, and if the curry begins to dry out, add extra water.(If using a pressure cooker, close it and wait until the pressure is fullbefore lowering the heat to cook for 20-25 minutes.)
  • Cover and cook for 2-2.5 hours, or until Everbest Veg. Lamb is soft. (If you're using a pressure cooker, let itrest for 30 minutes before opening it.)
  • If there is still a lot of liquid in the potafter the vegetables are soft, reduce it by turning up the heat until the sauce is thick and delicious. Add extra salt and sugar. Serve with steamed rice whileit's still hot.

Notes

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Veg. Stewed Lamb Chunk 500g
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In a Nutshell

Whether you’re in the bustling capital of Kuala Lumpur, the sandy beaches of Penang, or the lush rainforests of Borneo, you’ll never be short of good vegetarian food in Malaysia.

 

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7 Types of Vegetarian Diet for Beginners to Try

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7 Types of Vegetarian Diet for Beginners to Try

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Over the last several decades, vegetarian diets have grown in popularity. Beginners to vegetarian diets typically think of this eating style as part of the plant-based movement, which emphasizes plant foods above animal products.

 

In fact, there are a few different ways to approach this style of eating.

 

This post will go through 7 different vegetarian diets and the food to include and avoid.

 

1. Vegetarian lacto-ovo diet

Some consider a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet to be the most traditional vegetarian diet. You wouldn’t consume meat or fish in this type of vegetarian diet, but you would still eat eggs and dairy products.

The prefix “lacto” is derived from the Latin word lac, meaning milk. The prefix “ovo” is derived from the Latin word “ovum,” which meaning “egg.”

A Lacto-Ovo vegetarian diet allows you to consume eggs, milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, sour cream, ice cream, and other dairy products while avoiding any animal-derived foods, including beef, fish, poultry, and pork.

 

2. Lacto-vegetarian diet

A Lacto-vegetarian diet is a plant-based diet that incorporates dairy products.

 

Dairy goods, such as cow’s milk, and meals prepared with it, fall under this category. Cheese, butter, sour cream, yoghurt, and ice cream are examples of these.

 

All meats, including beef, pork, poultry, and fish, are prohibited. Eggs are also excluded. However, plant-based meats and products can be consumed.

 

People who maintain a Lacto-vegetarian diet may do so for religious or cultural reasons, similar to those who follow a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet. For example, people who practise Buddhism or Hinduism are all familiar with this variant.

 

3. Ovo-vegetarian diet

The “ovo” prefix implies that an ovo-vegetarian diet does not contain dairy products but does include eggs.

 

An ovo-vegetarian diet eliminates all dairy products and dishes prepared with them, such as cow’s milk, cheese, butter, sour cream, yogurt, and ice cream, in addition to meat and fish.

 

Eggs and egg dishes, such as scrambled eggs, hard-boiled eggs, and omelettes would be included in an ovo-vegetarian diet. They can also bake using eggs, such as muffins, cakes, and bread.

 

4. Flexitarian diet

The “flexi” prefix indicates that a flexitarian diet is intended to be more flexible than a rigid vegan or vegetarian diet. It stresses the health advantages of plant-based diets while permitting certain animal items in limited quantities.

 

It is mainly a plant-based diet, with some meat and other animal products, such as eggs and dairy, included in moderation. Flexitarians also consume on plant-based textured meat and other variety of plant proteins.

 

The basic principles of a flexitarian diet are to consume mainly whole plant foods, obtain the majority of protein from plants rather than animals, minimize added sugar and processed foods as much as possible, and sometimes include meat and animal products.

 

Because they consume modest quantities of meat on occasion, flexitarians aren’t strictly vegetarians. It is up to the individual to choose a diet that suits their needs. 

 

5. Pescatarians diet

A plant-based diet that incorporates fish is known as a pescatarian diet. The prefix comes from the Italian word “pesce,” which means “fish.”

 

Pescatarians eat fish-based meals like tuna and salmon but avoid other meats like beef, poultry, or pork.

 

The inclusion of dairy and eggs in a pescatarian diet varies from person to person. Pescatarians can also consume plant-based fish such as Soy Pomfret fish and Veg. Seaweed fish.

 

Fish and seafood provide healthful omega-3 fatty acids, which are abundant in a pescatarian diet.

 

6. Vegan diet

A vegan diet eliminates all animal-derived items, such as meats, fish, dairy, and eggs. Some vegans also avoid honey because bees produce it.

 

A vegan diet consists entirely of plant-based meals. Fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes, such as beans, peas, and lentils, fall under this category.

 

Plant-based alternatives to conventional animal goods, such as plant-based milk and dairy products, plant-based egg substitutes, and plant-based substitutes like tofu, tempeh, seitan, and jackfruit, may be included in a vegan diet.

 

7. Raw vegans

As a testimony to what humans would consume in the wild without access to fire, raw vegans do not eat cooked foods at all.

 

Only unprocessed plant foods that have not been cooked beyond 115 Degrees Fahrenheit will be consumed by raw vegans.

 

As many vegetables, such as asparagus, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes, become more nutritionally beneficial when cooked before being eaten, this type of diet is frequently scrutinized by scientists.

 

In a Nutshell

When deciding which vegetarian diet variant is best for you, it’s recommended to consider aspects like sustainability, affordability, and nutritional quality.

 

Furthermore, choosing which variant best fits with your own beliefs and objectives is a critical element in determining how long it will be sustainable for you.

 

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