Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Unilever Food Solutions

Keep your palate on trend with Unilever Food Solutions' newest kitchen innovations: Knorr Golden Salted Egg Powder and Knorr Rock Sugar Honey Sauce!



"The food game in Manila is getting more and more exciting each day as new dining concepts spice up every corner of the metro. New and interesting flavors are racking up the palates of diners, too, especially with the latest Asian food trend hitting the city - the salted egg craze.

In light of the demand and buzz for this new flavor that has made Southeast Asians crazy over salted egg chips and salted egg filled custard buns, Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) brings to Manila the key ingredient in the latest trend taking over commercial kitchens in Manila: Knorr Golden Salted Egg Powder. Aside from this, making Asian sauces has also become easier with the availability of the highly versatile and premium Knorr Rock Sugar Honey Sauce that gives dishes a nice sheen and aromatic sweetness."
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"We at UFS understand the ever-changing palate of diners and the needs of our chefs and cooks across the country. Because of this, we make sure to help them keep up in satisfying their diners' cravings," said Pat Mallari, Country Marketing Manager of UFS Philippines. "That is why we are happy to bring these latest innovations to our Filipino chefs to make sure that they stay ahead of the game in light of the growing demand for more creative and gastronomic dishes Filipinos are looking for."
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"Knorr Golden Salted Egg Powder is a one-step solution for salted egg dishes. It is made only with the best quality egg yolks for better flavor, color, and aroma and to save on labor and time in the kitchen. Chefs and operators no longer have to deal with fluctuating supply or quality of salted eggs because of its consistent availability and quality.

Meanwhile, Knorr Rock Sugar Honey Sauce is another kitchen delight as a premium one-step honey sauce that can be used on its own or as a base sauce. Made from premium yellow rock sugar and real honey, it saves time and labor, perfect for dishes like marmite chicken, glazed spareribs, or any new dish creations through the creativity and boldness of brilliant chefs."
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Last September, I attended the launch of these two new products at the Unilever Food Solutions Gastro Park, Bonifacio Global City. There, we got to see and taste different chefs' takes on the Knorr Salted Egg Powder and Rock Sugar Honey Sauce.
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Chef Alan Wong of UFC Malaysia also came over to showcase the versatility of these products in his own recipes. For Hors D'oeuvre, he used the salted egg powder with his “Curry-Salted Egg Veloute”— a spanner crab salad with spiced chicharron. Meanwhile, the rock sugar honey sauce was used in his “Seventh Heaven Pork Belly Cooked Twice” dish, which was described as Gochujang Caramel Sauce, Pickled Daikon, and Korean XO Sauce.
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
In addition to this, he has also prepared a Chinese Platter consisting of “Roulade of Pork Rind” (Chicken Oyster and Shrimp Stuffing, Asian Vinaigrette, Aromatic Salted Egg Gravy) and “Fragrant Glutinous Rice Pot Sticker (Pork Liver Pate, White Fish Paste, Bean Curd Skin, Fermented Kung-Po Sauce, Lardons). Wong is the Chef de Cuisine for Chinese Cuisine of UFS Malaysia and Lead Chef for Asian Sauces for UFS Southeast Asia.
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
Aside from Wong, UFS Philippines Sous Chef Carlos “Pipo” Aluning also shared his own dishes. Inspired by the richness and soft consistency of the Knorr Golden Salted Egg Powder and the sweet aroma and natural glaze that the Knorr Rock Sugar Honey Sauce gives off, he prepared these irresistible dishes: Fried squid balls with ginger miso glaze and spicy honey glaze, Salted egg shrimp poppers, Salted egg ice cream topped with crumble and soured candy bits.
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
“It is important for chefs like me that the key ingredients in our kitchen enable us to flex our creative hats in innovating new and exciting dishes for our diners, help us be efficient in managing our time and resources, and most of all, guarantee consistent satisfaction of our diners’ evolving tastes,” said Chef Aluning. “This is why these new Knorr Golden Salted Egg Powder and Knorr Rock Sugar Honey Sauce are perfect additions to the kitchen staples today.”
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Here are the rest of the chefs who prepared an amazing selection showing off the viability of the star ingredients in different cuisines (P.S. apologies in advance if I wasn't able to take photos of every single dish laid out that evening):
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Unilever Food Solutions
Chef Fernando Aracama (Executive Chef of Aracama)
Pancit Luglug (rice noodles with salted egg yolk sauce, sauteed shrimps, and grilled octopus) / Pork Humba Binalot (sous vide pork belly humba, mushroom rice with braised peanuts, pickled red onions) - no photos, unfortunately.

Chef Pauline Benedicto (Executive Chef of Rekado Filipino Comfort Food)
Crabcake with Salted Egg Hollandaise, Quail Egg, and Kamias Dressing / Pulled Pork Adobo with Pomelo Relish and Kesong Puti
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
Chef Joshua Boutwood (Executive Chef of The Bistro Group)
Beetroot-cured Salmon served with an emulson of Salted Egg Powder, dill oil and powders / Braised Veal Cheeks paired with black coffee glaze and pickled vegetables
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
Chef Kenneth Cacho (Director for Culinary Arts at ISCAHM)
Golden Nugget (Pressed Chicken in Guinness Batter) / Pork & Beans (Rock Sugar Honey Ribs)
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
Chef Kimberly Solejon (Cucina Idol Grand Winner and PCC 2016 Best Chef)
Knorr Salted Egg Poboy on Charcoal Buns, Sriracha Hoisin Aioli / Five Spice Pork Belly in Knorr Rock Sugar Honey Glaze, Orange and Fennel-scented Barley
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Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
Chef Michael Miko Aspiras (Pastry Chef at Le Petit Souffle and Scout's Honor Cookies PH)
Salted Egg Entremet (cultured butter almond cake salted egg yolks mousse, homemade caramel popcorn) / Malu Gula Batu Verrinne (puff pastry pillow, golden saltwater meringue with golden sugar syrup)
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions
Huge congratulations to Unilever Food Solutions and to my college blockmate, Irene, for the successful launch!
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