Last Monday I was invited to the Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Festival event sponsored by the global Chinese sauce company Lee Kum Kee. Heading on down to the Crown Plaza London Blackfriars, I was excited to learn about the relationship between HKICF and Lee Kum Kee.
Lee Kum Kee
What I tried:
A great start, this was something I could picture myself making at home.
I am a predominant meat eater, but I had no idea this was vegetarian until writing up this post. These spring rolls were huge, filling and packed with flavour. The Sweet Hoisin Sauce was such a lovely touch too.
Absolutely divine, the sauce was a lovely touch without being too overpowering. This was my absolute favourite.
I loved the contrast of the cold lettuce with the stir-fried beef. It had a slightly smoky flavour to it which appealed to all the sense.
“In the last few years, we have stepped up our effort in supporting projects that we believe will make an impact on the society back home and overseas, as far as food and culinary exchange is concerned. It was great to see people from different walks of life all in one place, learning about the history and food culture of Hong Kong, and the enthusiasm of cooking healthy and authentic Chinese food.
“My friends used to ask me what I am doing here in Europe for Lee Kum Kee. I always tell them that we are here to promote Chinese food culture and Chinese cooking. It is always our belief that ‘through food, we are all connected’!”
Having visited Shanghai ten years ago I am itching to go back to the East after attending the HKICF event. Although the flight is long, prices are dropping, so I may just have to experience all these delights myself. But for now, I cannot wait to get experimenting in the kitchen with these sauces!
For more info about Lee Kum Kee and the sauces available, you can find out more here. You can also find out more about the beautiful Crown Plaza London Blackfriars here and the Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Festival here.