I recently had the good fortune to attend a Chinese Cooking Masterclass given by Hannah Hayes from China Feast to celebrate the launch of Amoy Premium Soy Sauce. It was a busy class which covered everything from the best way to cook your Egg Fried Rice- you have to squish the egg in a plastic bag then add the rice and squish that too- to making your own Chili Oil.
I also had an interesting lesson in the making of Soy Sauce- likened to Champagne making because of the selectiveness in the process. Amoy Special Selection Soy Sauce uses the earliest and purest extracts of soy beans- the secret ingredient which provides the distinctly rich flavour. The premium soy sauce is then naturally brewed using only the best quality whole Soya beans, all of which are fully traceable from field to bottle.
Getting home late after the event, I was delighted to be able to whip up a quick meal using some of the skills- and ingredients- from my lesson at the Central Street Cookery School. Recalling some chicken taquitos I made after finding the recipe on Modern Parents Messy Kids, I shredded some leftover cooked chicken I had at home and finely sliced some lettuce, red pepper and mange-tout, the tossed it all in lime juice and a sprinkling of Amoy Soy. I didn’t use much: it has a distinctive flavour.
Then I wrapped spoonfuls of the mixture in Flour Tortillas, rolled them up and baked in a hot oven for about 15 minutes until baked. Whilst this was happening, there was time for me to whip up Hannah’s Peanut Dipping Sauce:
4 tbl chili oil
2 tbl sugar
2 tbl vinegar
2 tbl Amoy Special Selection Soy Sauce
1 tbl rice wine
2 tbl sesame sauce
2 tbl heaped ground peanut
1 tbl ground dry chili
1 tbl chopped spring onion
1 tbl mince fresh ginger
Serve the dipping sauce with the taquitos and enjoy the blend of flavours and cultures!
*disclosure: I was invited to this event, and given a goodie bag to take home, for the purposes of writing this post.