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Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to “Indulge in CNY” Cooking Workshop with Chef Amy Beh, which was hosted by Feminine Magazine together with Philips Malaysia.
“Chinese New Year is a time for families and friends to gather and spend quality time with each other, while wishing each other prosperity and a good year ahead. The annual Chinese New Year reunion dinner with its menu of traditional Chinese dishes is especially significant for all generations of the family. However, those that are health conscious may be concerned that traditional Chinese dishes are often saturated in oil and unhealthy fats,” said Muhammad Ali Jaleel, Chief Executive Officer of Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia.
“Philips is dedicated to improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation, and this includes innovating convenient and time-saving appliances that help consumers prepare healthier meals. For Chinese New Year, we are collaborating with Chef Amy Beh to demonstrate how familiar Chinese dishes such as spring rolls and steamed chicken can be recreated with a healthier twist without compromising on taste using the Philips Airfryer equipped with new TurboStar technology.”
We were divided into 10 groups for the cooking competition. Chef Amy Beh demonstrated to us how to sharpen our cooking skills and steps to re-create the healthier version of traditional Chinese cuisine with the aid of the Philips Airfryer with new TurboStar technology.
Straight after the demonstration, we were required to prepare three dishes – Tong Kwai Flavour Roasted Pork, Tamarind Honey Prawns and Grilled Spicy Fish with Wonder Mushroom. Among these dishes, I was impressed how Philips Airfryer TurboStar can cook the roasted pork perfectly done with crispy top layer that everyone love it.
Here is the ingredients of Tong Kwai Flavour Roasted Pork if you want to try it.
* Pork belly with skin (550 g)
* Water (1 liter)
Marinade (B) – To combine
* Oyster sauce (1 tbsp)
* Chinese five spices powder (1 tbsp)
* Pepper (1 tsp)
* Salt (1 tbsp)
* Chinese Angelica Powder – Tong Kwai Fen (8 g)
Marinade (C) – To rub on (for pork skin)
* Organic apple cider vinegar (1 tbsp)
* Salt (1 tsp)
1. Place the pork belly, skin side up, into a pot of boiling water and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the pork to soak for 6-8 minutes in the pot to allow the shape of the meat to become firm.
2. Remove and pat dry with kitchen paper towels.
3. Prick the skin with a sharp skewer all over to enable the skin to blister evenly and thoroughly during roasting.
4. Score or cut small, uniform gashes in the surface of the meat side and rub combined marinade (B) over the meat and sides.
5. Turn meat over and rub organic apple cider vinegar followed by salt onto the skin. Wipe the skin with kitchen paper towels to remove any excess water or liquid.
6. Place prepared pork piece in a plastic container. Leave the skin side up without covering the container. Keep in the refrigerator overnight to dry the skin.
7. Set the pork belly onto the PHILIPS Airfryer TurboStar basket and grill at a temperature of 180°C. Roast for 40-45 minutes or till the skin is evenly blistered and crackling.
8. Remove roast pork from basket. Cut into bite-sized pieces and serve at once.
Overall, I really enjoyed using the Philips Airfryer because it can help with the preparation of a complete Chinese New Year dinner for the coming Year of the Rooster. Now armed with TurboStar technology, the Philips Airfryer TurboStar is the latest in the Philips range of airfryers that helps consumers lose the oil but not the taste when cooking.
Featuring a more compact design without compromising on capacity, the latest addition to the Philips Airfryer range continues to offer great tasting fried food cooked with up to 80% less fat. Not only is the new Philips Airfryer space-saving, but it is also time-saving as pre-heating is no longer needed.
It comes equipped with Philips TurboStar technology that enables users to fry with little or no oil and produce food that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The TurboStar technology also cooks fried food 50% more evenly and faster with no turning needed.
In conjunction with Chinese New Year, Philips has released a Limited Edition Red Philips Airfryer (HD9623/31) to liven up the kitchen with the festive colour. The Philips Airfryer is also available in digital versions (HD9640 at RRP RM1,399 and HD9643 at RRP RM1,499).
The Philips Airfryer with TurboStar technology is available at any Philips authorised retailer nationwide, at the Philips Brand Store in Publika Shopping Gallery Kuala Lumpur and Sutera Mall Johor Bahru and the Philips Experience Store in Bayan Lepas, Penang. It is also available online at the Philips Official store on www.blip.my or Lazada on www.lazada.com.my/philips-official-store.
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