Toast Box celebrates SG50 with the Launch of Asian Delight Ready-to-Cook Pastes

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.

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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.

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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.

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Love this photo taken by Olympus TG-4. Are you salivating already?

Mee Siam (serves 2-3 pax)

Ingredients:
Toast Box Mee Siam Paste 200g
Water 600ml  (* See Note below)
Tomato 2pcs (Cross-cut at bottom)
Bee Hoon 120g
Bean Sprouts 40g  (Blanched and set aside)
Fish Cake 2 pcs + Chopped Garlic
Dried Bean curd 1pc  (Blanched and set aside)
Fresh Prawn 3pcs  (Blanched, deshelled and set aside)
Hard Boiled Egg 1pc   (Cooked and set aside)
Calamansi 2pcs
Spring Onion 2 stalks
Chopped Peanuts (I had forgotten to buy it)
Chilli Paste (I had forgotten to add it)

Cooking method:
1. Mix 200g mee siam paste with 2 tomatoes and 600ml of water in a pot. Stir continuously until boiled.
2. Pre-soak bee hoon with water. Stir fry bee hoon using the top layer of oil (and 3 ladles of gravy) from step 1.  (*See Note below.)
3. Slice fish cake and stir-fry with chopped garlic for deeper flavour.  Set aside when ready.
4. Place been hoon, bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, cooked prawns, dried bean curd and fried fish cake onto a plate.  Pour mee siam gravy over the ingredients.
5. Garnish with calamansi, spring onion, chopped peanuts and chilli paste.  Serve hot.

Note: In Step 3, I took all the Mee Siam oil and thought that the Mee Siam would taste better with the gravy (instead of water) to simmer it.  So I used about 3 ladles of Mee Siam gravy to complete Step 3 above.  Last night, three of us shared everything you see in the pictures and there seemed to be a little short of gravy.  I’m partly to blame too as I was too focused in taking a nice photo and took a little too much gravy for myself.  My sis and bro-in-law had to cope with less than a flooded plate of mee siam.  It wasn’t that bad.  But next time, I’ll apportion the same packet of paste with 30-50ml lesser water (for a thicker gravy) and share it with only 1 other person.  That would be perfect!
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Mee Siam gravy ready for frying the bee hoon.

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PRICES
The Ready to-Cook pastes are retailing for $6.50 per pack (Except Mee Rebus which is priced at $6.80).

AVAILABILITY
They are available for sale at all Toast Box’s outlets in Singapore (Except Queenstown MRT Station and Wisma Atria Basement 1).

SG50 PROMOTIONS
From 8 July to 10 August 2015, join Toast Box in celebrating the nation’s 50th birthday with these in-store promotions.
Terms and conditions apply, while stocks last! Check in-store for more details.

· $5.00 off purchase of Coffee Brew & Coffee Powder Set (U.P. $27.90)
· $0.50 off purchase of any Asian Delight Ready-to-Cook Paste (U.P. $6.50 – $6.80)

Customers can also purchase a box of any 4 packets of Asian Delight Ready-to-Cook Paste at $25 (U.P. $26 – $27.20).

Thank you Toast Box and TIN for sending these samples to us!
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My Mee Siam flooded with gravy and every drop slurped up.

ABOUT THE TOAST BOX

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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.

 

 

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We are a Singapore Mum Blog hosted by BFFs Shirley & Audrey. We blog about our children, parenting and family lifestyle. Most often than not, we find ourselves immersed in family and kids entertainment and can't escape from the lure of great food!

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