Supplying the Best Asian Food | How Chef Middle East Does It Differently
With over 25 years of experience as one of the region’s leading F&B suppliers, Chef Middle East is renowned for its premium-quality, artisan products.
Its extensive collections of meat, dairy, seafood, beverage, and pastry products are exceptionally popular across the UAE, Oman, and Qatar, whilst the Asian category has been steadfastly growing stronger over the last few years.
Previously dedicated almost exclusively to authentic Japanese cuisine, this varied and exciting category is about to be extended dramatically to include ingredients and products for Korean, Chinese and Pan-Asian cuisine.
Renald Epie, Corporate Chef at Clap Dubai, one of the UAE’s most luxurious contemporary Japanese restaurants, is a renowned culinary professional who has been working with Chef Middle East for many years.
He said: “I like working with Chef Middle East because they are very supportive of our team. They always provide the exact products that we are looking for, and ensure we are consistently satisfied. Chef Middle East has an excellent range of Asian food products, but for me their best items are the wide selection of rice varieties, and the shiso vinegar. In fact, our signature Asian Way Burrata is produced with entirely Chef Middle East products. It’s served with akami tuna meat, tossed with chilli garlic, plated up with a julienne of vegetables, and finished with a fresh shiso dressing.”
Indeed, the development of the Chef Middle East Asian category reflects the growing culinary trend for Pan-Asian menus, and more creative modern dishes, such as the burrata that Chef Renald mentions above.
It also shows that more and more restaurants across the region are looking to offer tantalising Asian dishes that span far beyond Japanese specialties such as sushi and sashimi, and venture into the vibrant world of curries, stir fries, nibbles and delicacies found across the rest of Asia.
Chef Middle East is now on a mission to become the best Asian food supplier in the Middle East. Aiming to provide a one-stop-shop solution for all Asian cuisine requirements, the steadfast expansion of the Asian category enables them to supply a vast array of ingredients that are ideal for Korean, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Singaporean and Malaysian recipes. Striving to serve the growing palate of today’s consumers, the company is proud to boast extensive expertise in Asian cuisine and ingredients.
Indeed, Chef Middle East already supplies premium quality Asian food products to many of the region’s leading hotels and restaurants, including in Doha, a city that is about to enter its busiest season yet.
Chef Lambert Chiang, Head Chef at B Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, said: “If I had to think of two words to describe Chef Middle East, it would be quality and consistency. The team’s thorough knowledge of all their ingredients really sets them apart from other suppliers. In fact, we use a range of Chef Middle East products in our menu, including the Kamiza sushi rice. This plays a key part in many of our signature creations, including our ever-popular Wagyu Beef Sushi Roll.”
New and exciting pan Asian brands
Furthering its mission to become the best Asian food supplier in the region, Chef Middle East is proud to introduce two new innovative and creative Pan-Asian brands: Tai Hua and Maepranom.
A family business founded over 70 years ago in a small cottage in Singapore, Tai Hua has grown to become one of the world’s leading specialists in Asian sauces. Made with premium natural ingredients and natural fermentation techniques, its popularity has grown far beyond Singapore, and into Europe, Africa, USA, Canada and the Middle East, and over 30 countries worldwide.
Originally famous for its rich and slightly salty soy sauce blends, Tai Hua also creates exceptional braising sauces in delicious flavours such as Chicken Marinade, Teriyaki Sauce, and Seafood Soy Sauce, table condiments like Chicken Rice Soy Sauce and Crispy Chili Shrimp Floss, and handy ready-to-cook sauces available in enticing varieties such as Barbecue, Black Bean, Black Pepper and more.
All these incredible products are not only ideal in Chinese cooking, but also perfect for adding extra allure to Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai, and Pan-Asian cuisine menus.
Learn more about the Tai Hua range at Chef Middle East here.
Bringing the original and authentic tastes of Thailand’s idyllic islands and bustling cities to the Middle East, Maepranom has long been synonymous with the finest specialties in Pan-Asian cuisine.
Founded in 1959 with only one product – the now iconic Thai Chili Paste – Maepranom showcases an enticing range of chili pastes, sauces, curry pastes, instant seasonings, ready-to-cook sets, and various other canned foods. Each one is a valuable addition to any restaurant’s kitchen.
Considered one of the most reliable and talented manufacturers in the Thai food industry, Maepranom amplifies every type of Thai food with endlessly sumptuous spices and flavours.
Versatile and delectable, every chef is sure to love both these new brands, and each customer is guaranteed to adore their uplifting and enrapturing tastes.
To find out more about the Japanese, Korean and pan Asian cuisine range from Chef Middle East, please visit https://chefmiddleeast.com/categories/asian/.