Chinese food is the most popular foreign cuisine in India surpassing Italian and Thai. And it was proved beyond a doubt at the ‘Culinary Cooking Master Class’ organised by Celebrity Chef Varun Inamdar and Lee Kum Kee – the makers of authentic Chinese sauces and condiments. The cooking class at Food Hall, Santacruz ran to a packed house with audience ranging from all age groups, gender and even the millennials wanting a taste of their favourite food!
Two times National award winner and Guinness World Record holder Chef Varun Inamdar who curated the dishes at the Masterclass said, “One of the reasons of Chinese cuisine’s increasing popularity in India is its ease of making and ingredient sourcing. And the key to perfecting the dish is in choosing the right sauces and condiments which brings out the authentic oriental flavours. When you use Lee Kum Kee products, I guarantee you that it can’t get more Chinese this.” Chef Inamdar’s word is the Holy Grail when it comes to replicating authenticity in foreign cuisines. He also wears the mantle of being the chosen chef for Presidential and Prime Ministerial visits to India!
Steering away from the traditional favourites like stir fry veggies, hakka noodles etc, Chef Inamdar gave his guests a taste of dishes like Chilli Bean Patacones, Hoisin Risotto and Vanilla Ice cream rippled with light soy caramel using premium Lee Kum Kee sauces like Panda Oyster Sauce, Light Soy Sauce, Dark Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Chiu Chow Chilli Oil, Plum Sauce etc. And needless to say, these had the audiences asking for more.
With its entry in India, Lee Kum Kee – a century-old ethnic enterprise, looks to promoting and celebrating authentic Chinese culinary culture in the Indian kitchens. With a heritage spanning over three decades, Lee Kum Kee sauces and condiments have gained worldwide repute and trust of millions of customers as absolute high-grade products. The brand offers a wide range of products that can be used to create an eclectic mix of Chinese dishes that suit the Indian palate without compromising on the originality of oriental flavours.
Talking about the event, Leelavathi Salian Gupte from Vibrant India says “It was a great pleasure to have Chef Varun Inamdar curates this culinary extravaganza. The entire event was thoroughly enjoyed by all culinary aficionados. We are associated with Lee Kum Kee for some time now and our objective is to increase brand visibility through sampling and direct interaction with the consumers. We will be doing more such events with various chefs.”