How much do you or your family love local dishes? I love chilli and spice, to the extent that I can have every meal with chilli as the main course. Naturally I’m a big fan of Malay food, especially Curry Chicken and Mee Siam. When I received an assorted box of Toast Box Asian Delight Ready-to-Cook Pastes for four different dishes almost two weeks ago, I knew my kitchen is going to be full of excitement again after the short term closure as my family had been going back to mum’s or been eating out a lot. Each pack of Ready-to-Cook paste serves 2-3 pax. A box of 4 packets (Mee Siam, Mee Rebus, Laksa and Curry Chicken) looks great as gifts for friends or loved ones living abroad.
For two weeks, I couldn’t decide which dish to experiment on for a start, and hubby and I have been having a little discomfort in the throat and nasal passage. Yesterday, I finally got all the ingredients ready for Mee Siam (or so I thought) after visiting literally different supermarkets three times in a row starting from last Friday night – forgot spring onion and lime last Friday at Giant, forgot spring onion and lime again on Saturday morning at NTUC Extra, forgot spring onion and lime again on Monday morning at NTUC Extra!!!!! 😦 I ended up getting them at Sheng Siong yesterday at 3pm, just as I was about to reach home to start dinner preparation. Things happen – you’d probably understand why if you’re a mummy.
In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday, Toast Box is pleased to launch its new product offering – Asian Delight Ready-to-Cook Pastes featuring Curry Chicken, Laksa, Mee Siam and Mee Rebus.
With Toast Box’s Asian Delight Ready-to-Cook Pastes, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to whip up my favourite Toast Box Mee Siam at home. With no artificial colouring and trans fat, these are great alternatives to the instant noodles I’ve been having at home.
Mee Siam (serves 2-3 pax)
ABOUT THE TOAST BOX
Toast Box is a reflection of the coffee shops from the 60s and 70s, where the common practice for breakfast was a fragrant cup of Nanyang Coffee accompanied by freshly toasted bread. This warm, nostalgic concept was reinvented to bring back fond memories for those who missed the good old times, and for the younger ones to experience the feel and flavours of a bygone era.
Established in October 2005 as a food stall unit of Food Republic Wisma Atria in Singapore, Toast Box has fast expanded with over 70 outlets strategically located all over Singapore, made easy and convenient for our customers (both young and old) to enjoy Nanyang Coffee and freshly toasted bread. Toast Box has been well received in other territories, expanding its foothold in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.