||Wing Yip Oriental Cookery Young Chef of the Year 2013
(6th Sep 2012)
Wing Yip Oriental Cookery Young Chef of the Year 2013
This competition has now CLOSED
If you’re employed in the hospitality industry or in training at a college or university in The Midlands, you could win a life-changing trip to Hong Kong by showcasing your culinary skills.
Wing Yip’s Oriental Cookery Young Chef of the Year 2013 competition is open to Midlands-based chefs between the ages of 18 and 25 who have a flair for cooking Oriental cuisine.
Entrants will be required to create a mouth-watering menu using ingredients of your choice to wow a panel of high profile judges, including TV Chef Ching He Huang.
The competition opens on 15 September. Closing date for written entries 1 December 2012.
||Breathe Fire into Chinese New Year 2012
(31st Jan 2012)
This Chinese New Year it is time to
unleash the luckiest sign of the Chinese zodiac - the dragon.
Celebrate Chinese New Year on
January 23 with friends and family and add fuel to the fire with a sizzling
Oriental banquet and a little help from the leading Chinese and Oriental food
supplier, Wing Yip.
Wing Yip, the UK’s leading Oriental
grocer, has some great recipe ideas and tips for hosting an Oriental banquet to
welcome Chinese New Year of the Dragon, as well as further information on
Chinese signs of the zodiac and amazing dragon facts for Chinese New Year.
Mr Wing Yip, founder of Wing Yip,
said: “The UK has a thriving Chinese cultural heritage and it is fantastic to
see communities coming together to welcome in the Chinese New Year of the
“The occasion will be marked with
colourful festivals and street parades and whether entertaining friends by
cooking Oriental treats at home or ordering a takeaway, the cuisine is an
integral part of the festivities.”
For those who want to celebrate and treat family and friends at the
table during 2012 Chinese New Year, then Wing Yip superstores offer a whole
host of authentic products and ingredients, from fresh lobster to packs of
noodles, table decorations to hampers.
Mr Wing Yip continued: “Today, Chinese food is more popular than ever in
the UK. People are becoming more adventurous with food, looking for new ideas
and inspiration, preparing and creating dishes to share with family and
Much more than a supermarket, shopping at one of Wing Yip’s four UK
superstores, provides a culinary experience with shelves stocked with
ingredients and authentic products never before seen in western shops.
Everything you need for a Chinese New Year celebration including Chinese
lanterns, Oriental beers, wines, chopsticks and tableware, is also available
online from www.wingyipstore.co.uk, or, from Wing Yip superstores.
Wing Yip superstores are located in Birmingham, Manchester, Cricklewood
and Croydon and each stocks over 3,000 items from noodles, teas, chop
sticks and even chicken feet.
more information visit www.wingyipstore.co.uk
(11th Apr 2011)
EASTER SUNDAY - 24th April 2011
Due to UK Sunday Trading Laws we are not permitted to open
on Easter Sunday - 24th April
We are open as normal on the Good Friday, Saturday and
Friday (22nd April) – 09:30 – 19:00
(23rd April) – 09:30 – 19:00
Sunday – CLOSED
Easter Monday – 09:30 – 19:00
Friday (22nd April) – 10:30 – 19:00
(23rd April) – 10:30 – 19:00
Sunday – CLOSED
Easter Monday – 10:30 – 19:00
Friday (22nd April) – 09:30 – 19:00
(23rd April) – 09:30 – 19:00
Sunday – CLOSED
Easter Monday – 09:30 – 19:00
Friday (22nd April) – 09:30 – 20:00
(23rd April) – 09:30 – 20:00
Sunday – CLOSED
Easter Monday – 09:30 – 20:00
All Stores will then be open as normal (including Bank Holidays)
All on-site restaurants, shops and other units operate
independently of Wing Yip and we advise contacting them directly for opening
times during the Easter period.
||Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rabbit with Wing Yip
(28th Jan 2011)
Leading Oriental grocer, Mr Wing Yip celebrates Chinese New Year of the Rabbit.
Celebrations for Chinese New Year of the Rabbit start on 3rd February
2011 and Wing Yip, the UK’s leading Oriental grocer, has everything in
stock for a genuine and authentic feast.
The period covering Chinese New Year, or lunar year as it is sometimes
known, has always led to an increased demand for Oriental food and
Mr Wing Yip, Chairman of Wing Yip, explains: “Historically, Chinese New
Year was something celebrated just by the Chinese community but the
trend is changing and we are now seeing a much wider UK population
marking the event.
“Today, Chinese food is more popular than ever in the UK. People are
looking for healthier styles of eating and with Chinese cuisine’s low
sugar and salt content, it fits the bill ideally.”
Fascinating Rabbit Facts;
• The largest litter of kits (or baby rabbits) recorded was 26.
• Rabbits have been known to live to be 19 years old.
• Rabbits only sweat through their paws.
• Running rabbits can reach speeds of 35mph. And, that’s just the start of some incredible rabbit factoids.
Some Famous Rabbits:
Mr Wing Yip, founder of Wing Yip, is available for interview or comment and products are available for sampling.
||Christmas and New Year opening times
(14th Dec 2010)
Christmas and New Year opening times at Wing Yip Superstores
- Friday 24 December 2010 – 09:30 - 16:30
- Christmas Day and Boxing day – Closed
Normal opening hours resume on the 27th December 2010
||Online Oriental Christmas Cheer
(10th Dec 2010)
Looking for something a little different this year to wow your friends and family? Then look no further than Wing Yip’s online store for innovative gifts that won’t blow the budget this Christmas.
Leading Oriental grocer, Wing Yip has come-up with a selection of great ideas that will solve those Christmas dilemmas and with just a click – fabulous gifts will be delivered to your door. What’s more, this range has been specially designed to be imaginative, cost-effective and encourage budding chefs to be a little more creative in the kitchen.
For Oriental food enthusiasts, Wing Yip Gift Hampers contain a selection of Wing Yip stir fry sauces, including favourites such as Sweet and Sour and Chow Mein to the more exotic Yellow Bean and Kung Po sauces along with Chinese Curry Sauce Concentrate. All sauces are neatly presented in a wok with carved chop sticks to make an excellent, unusual gift. Hampers and Wok Pack prices start at £15.00.
Preparing rice and getting it just right can be a challenge but a rice steamer is the ideal solution to perfect light and fluffy rice every time. Wing Yip has a range of rice steamers starting at £27.00 and to give your meals an authentic touch, Wing Yip has a selection of Blue Lotus china crockery that will add an Oriental feel to those festive meals.
To give your celebration an authentic atmosphere, why not purchase a brilliant red Chinese Paper Lantern. Although the lantern design dates back hundreds of years, the concept is as good today as it’s always been and for just £6.29 it’s a great way of dressing the room for an Oriental celebration.
For budding chefs, the Wing Yip recipe book at just £2.50 makes a great accompaniment to the hamper, featuring a collection of favourite Oriental recipes from classic Chicken Chow Mein to Mussels in Chilli Black Bean Sauce, the book is sure to be a hit as a stocking filler.
For a unique solution to present a cash gift, then the Wing Yip red celebration envelopes are an innovative way to add a touch of luck and goodwill. Produced in symbolic ‘lucky red’, the envelopes can turn a financial gift into something altogether more interesting. To keep with Chinese tradition, make sure the amount of cash you include ends in an even digit or a lucky eight and you’ve got a great gift with a story and bags of good luck to boot.
Mr Wing Yip said: “Our online guide is a great way for Christmas shoppers to find gift ideas in the comfort of their own home. Ordering is easy and secure, and our guaranteed delivery promise takes all of the worry out of Christmas shopping.”
Wing Yip is the UK’s leading Chinese grocer, with stores in Birmingham, Manchester, Cricklewood and Croydon. Each store is situated close to the city centre with easy access to the motorway and plenty of free car parking for customers.
A visit to one of the stores is like taking a trip around the world, with over 2,500 products from the Far East.
To find your ideal Christmas gift please visit www.wingyipstore.co.uk
||Rock around the wok for less
(3rd Dec 2010)
You can rock around the wok for less this festive season thanks to Wing Yip’s great recipe suggestions which will allow you to provide authentic Oriental cuisine for up to 10 people for under £20.
Authentic dishes can be prepared easily with Wing Yip’s Mai Siam Hamper which contains sauces ranging from Thai Green Curry Paste to Thai Sriracha Chilli Sauce. At just £15.00 this hamper pack offers the base for a vast selection of fantastic meals and Oriental feasts.
Complete with a range of sauces, coconut milk, tableware and a wok for preparing these great authentic meals at home. The hamper is ideal for Oriental meal ideas designed to make parties an easy and cheaper option this festive season.
Christmas leftovers can be turned into a tasty Oriental feast, with just a little preparation and a few additional ingredients.
Why not try Thai Red Curry? Quick and easy to prepare, it will provide a great opportunity to put all the leftover turkey meat to good use. Use Mai Siam Thai Red Curry Paste with a dash of Sweet Chilli Sauce and coconut milk – all included in the hamper.
Side dishes are a must at any banquet. To accompany the mouth watering Thai main dish, why not keep it authentic and serve with noodles or fragrant rice.
Everything you need including Oriental beers, wines, fortune cookies, chopsticks and tableware, is available online or from Wing Yip superstores in Birmingham, Manchester, Cricklewood and Croydon.
Customers can access more than 800 Wing Yip products, 100 Oriental recipes and store information by visiting www.wingyipstore.co.uk
Thai Red Curry with Turkey
Red Curry is the most well known Thai curry. The basis of the curry is the dried chillies that are ground to a paste together with lemon grass and galangal. This recipe uses leftover turkey.
· Large turkey pieces cut into bite size pieces
· 4 tsp Mai Siam Red Curry Paste
· 1 tbsp vegetable oil
· 57g fine beans (cut into 3cm lengths)
· 1 tin coconut milk
· Handful Sweet Basil
· 2 tsp fish sauce (to taste
· 1 tsp palm sugar (to taste)
1. Heat oil in a wok and gently fry the red curry paste, adding 2 tbsp coconut milk to cook out the curry paste.
2. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until the oil separates from the curry paste.
3. This is the best time to add the turkey pieces which should be stir fried in the mixture for about 3 minutes.
4. Next add the coconut milk, palm sugar and the fish sauce.
5. When turkey is cooked add the fine beans and cook further until beans are al dente.
6. Lastly, scatter the sweet basil over the curry and turn off heat.
7. If curry is to be eaten later, allow curry to cool uncovered.
· Serves 2 - 3
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Notes to editors:
Wing Yip is widely recognised as the UK’s leading Chinese grocer and each of its four stores in Birmingham, Manchester, Cricklewood and Croydon stocking more than 2,500 items from noodles and chopsticks to more diverse items like chicken feet.
Wing Yip Fact File
· Mr Wing Yip arrived from Hong Kong on a boat in 1959 and has since become one of the UK’s most successful Chinese businessmen
· Eighteen months later Wing and business partners opened their first Chinese restaurant in Clacton-on-Sea. Due to its success, this was quickly followed by the opening of two other restaurants and one takeaway in East Anglia.
· In 1970 Wing Yip and his brother Sammy opened their first specialist Chinese grocer in the heartland of Birmingham to supply Chinese products to local Chinese families, restaurants and takeaways
· Now, Wing Yip has four superstores in Birmingham, Manchester, Cricklewood (London) and Croydon which are landmarks in their local communities. Two further stores are planned for Cardiff and Nottingham.
· Mr Wing Yip founded the W Wing Yip & Brothers Bursaries to encourage and provide financial assistance to students of Chinese origin, local and from overseas, to complete their studies in the United Kingdom. Since it was established over 300 bursaries have been granted plus 30 scholarships for students from China to study at Churchill College, Cambridge.
· Wing Yip imports directly from the Far East, with each store stocking more than 2,500 authentic Chinese foods and products
· The centre of Birmingham hosts a Chinese pagoda, a gift from Wing Yip and his brothers as a thank you to the city which enabled their business to become so successful. The pagoda is hand carved from solid granite and stands 40 ft high. Created in China, it was shipped over to the UK in sections and assembled on site
· In 2008 Mr Wing Yip was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University.
· 2010 has been a successful year for leading Oriental grocer Wing Yip. The year commenced with Mr Wing Yip being awarded an OBE for services to the Oriental food industry in the New Year Honours List, shortly followed by Mr Wing Yip receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Food Awards.
||Wing Yip scoops Lifetime Achievement award
(2nd Nov 2010)
The star studded event, in its second year, recognises the best operators in the world food sector across the United Kingdom and Europe.
Broadcast globally, the ceremony was held at London's Hilton, Parklane, with Mr Wing Yip scooping the award in recognition for his pioneering services to the Oriental food industry.
Mr Wing Yip said:
“It has been amazing to watch the business grow over the past three decades. From the very first day we had big plans and ideas and this is something we have never stopped believing in and building on.”
“I would like to say thank you to my brothers Sammy and Lee and also my staff and customers who have provided me with their support and dedication and made the success of Wing Yip possible.”
Woon Wing Yip, who is 71, arrived in the UK by boat from Hong Kong in 1959. He worked as a waiter and eventually with partners, opened a restaurant in a former tea shop in Clacton-on-Sea.
He and his brother Sammy opened their first shop in Digbeth, Birmingham in 1970, employing less than 10 people.
Together with his brother Lee he opened another store in Manchester and the company now employs approximately 400 people and his food empire turns over approximately £100 million a year and future plans include developing a superstore in Nottingham.
He is now widely recognised as the UK's leading Oriental grocer with superstores in Birmingham, Manchester, Cricklewood and Croydon. Mr Wing Yip was awarded an OBE earlier in the year and future plans include developing a 60,000 sq ft superstore in Nottingham.
||Five quick fix recipes in just five minutes
(13th Oct 2010)
With the autumn night’s drawing in, there is no better way to claw back some time in the evening than with a scrumptiously speedy Oriental meal.
The Oriental way of cooking vegetables means stir fries are ready in no time, yet still retain their delicious flavour and texture whilst noodles become succulent and juicy in just moments.
Leading Oriental Grocer, Wing Yip has come up with five easy-to-make recipes that can be prepared in just a few minutes. With just a wok and a few utensils needed to make these mouth watering dishes, they are sure to be a quick fire hit in the kitchen, whilst saving on washing up.
What’s more, this range of 5 minute wonders have been specially designed to provide a healthy boost, with lots of fresh vegetables and the inclusion of oil kept to a minimum.
Mr Wing Yip said: “For those who are on the go, these recipes are perfect. Fast food has never been healthier.
“Stir frying provides a simple way to make fresh, tasty food fast and there are a range of flavours to keep taste buds fired up every day of the week.”
Wing Yip is the UK’s leading Chinese grocer, with superstores in Birmingham, Manchester, Cricklewood and Croydon.
Each store is situated close to the city centre with easy access to the motorway and plenty of free car parking for customers.
A visit to one of our stores is like taking a trip around the world. With over 2,500 products from the Far East.
Five quick fix recipes
Chicken and crunchy vegetable stirfry
Just cooked pak choi with crispy garlic
Quick beef and noodle stirfry
Thai Spicy Noodle Soup
||Norman Musa demonstrating Malaysian food in store
(1st Oct 2010)
Norman Musa is the creator, co-owner and Head Chef of Ning restaurant
& cookery school in Manchester, UK. Born in Butterworth, Penang, he
was nominated for Manchester’s Chef of the Year, along with Ning as
Restaurant of the Year in 2009. In 2010 he is the official Malaysian chef
for the Lotus Racing Formula One™ team. He is author of the book
Malaysian Food, has appeared in the British and Malaysian press and
on TV, and is a global ambassador for Malaysian food.
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