All The Chinese You Need To Know

New Year, new you...

Jan 16 2015

Five superfoods to aid the New Year detox

Too many late nights and festive feasts? Christmas is a time of over-indulgence and stress. So why not kick off the New Year with a resolution to eat more healthy and healing foods? Superfoods are a great place to start if you're detoxing as they're loaded with key nutrients. here are five of our favourite superfoods.



Pomegranates are filled with flavour as well as antioxidant vitamins, making them a popular superfood. Along with being rich in vitamin C, K, B5 and folate, research has shown that the polyphenols in pomegranate juice may also reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.

For a fruit boost enjoy Wing Yip's Exotic Fruit Salad which combines two pomegranates, with two ripe dragon fruits, one small ripe papaya, one small ripe mango and two tablespoons of lime juice.



Dark Green Vegetables

We've all fought them in our time but you can't deny that dark green vegetables are packed with vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. They're also very high in fibre and low in calories.

Look out for fresh kale, pak choi or spinach - apparently one cup of fresh spinach leaves provides almost double the daily requirement of vitamin K, which plays an important role in cardiovascular and bone health. For a tasty Asian health kick, add fresh green spinach leaves to a curry or crunchy pak choi to a stir-fry.



Red Bell Peppers

Red pepper are an unsuspecting superfood but actually contain as much vitamin C as an orange. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that works to keep your skin and blood vessels healthy. Peppers have a high water content and are low in calories so are a great addition to a low calorie diet.

In Asia, healing foods have been a popular part of the cuisine for centuries and food and medicine are seen as working hand in hand.



Shitake Mushrooms

Shitake mushrooms, or Chinese black mushrooms, are believed to boost immunity. They are full of minerals, especially iron, and aside from exposure to the sun and eating herrings, mushrooms are one of the few sources of vitamin D in food. Use them to flavour sauces and stews.




Mooli (also known as daikon) is a large, mildly flavoured East Asian white radish which resembles a giant white carrot. It contains digestive enzymes that help aid digestion and is high in vitamin C. Simple grate into salads, stir-fries or soups.

Total: 0 Comment(s)
Start with a new  Configuration  


Sat/Sun 18th/19th November:  We will be cooking up Stir Fry broccoli with LKK Premium Oyster Sauce and Light Soy Sauce.  PLUS buy a bottle of LKK Premium Oyster sauce  and receive a bottle of LKK Premium Light Soy sauce absolutely free! (500ml).


Sat/Sun 18th/19th November: Join us for a Malaysian weekend with The Tham Brothers who will be cooking up a range of dishes using Mak Nyonya pastes.  Also try My Bizcuit tarts and biscuit range and Uncle Saba Poppadoms! 


Sat/Sun 18th/19th - Free tasting of Acecook Oh Ricey Noodles this weekend! PLUS 3 + 1 offers!


Sat/Sun 18th/19th November: This weekend we will be cooking Azuma Foods Shrimp Swirl Pop and Baby Octopus - these will be available at special prices this weekend only!  Also try a delicious Hot Pot and get 10% off a range of HDL Hot Pot Bases including Spicy and Tomato.  Also try out HDL Hot Pot Dipping Sauces and Soybean Roll.


Visit our on-line store here and see our large selection of authentic ingredients, Gift Hampers, kitchen accessories, tableware and lots more!  Gift vouchers are also available.