Tuesday 5 February 2013

Teochew Style Steamed Fish With MAGGI plus Lunar New Year Gift Pack Giveaway

I am sure most of you are familiar with the brand name MAGGI which carry signatures items such as Maggi chilli sauce, Maggi Instant Curry Noodles, Maggi Seasoning and etc. This year, MAGGI prepares an Exclusive Chinese New Year Gift Pack which includes a recipe booklet (with 8 auspicious recipes), Maggi Concentrated Chicken Stock, Premium Oyster Sauce, Seasoning and Dried Mushrooms that packed in a lovely new year designed gift box.

So with Chinese New Year just a few days around the corner, why not whipping up some tasty homemade meals to delight your loved ones and enjoy precious moments of happiness with your family. Here I have tried one of the recipe from the booklet which is Teochew Style Steamed Fish shown below.


Recipe extracted from Reunion delights made with MAGGI recipes booklet.

(Serves: 4 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 10 minutes)

  • 1 White Pomfret (700g), with 2 slits cut on both sides
  • 2 Teaspoons MAGGI Seasoning (No Added MSG)
  • 2 Dried Mushrooms (soaked and sliced)
  • 1 Piece Salted Mustard (soaked and sliced)
  • 2 Sour Plums, lightly crushed
  • 1 Tomato, cut into wedges
  • 1 Tablespoon Shredded Ginger
Seasoning Sauce(Mixed Together)
1 Tablespoon MAGGI® Concentrated Chicken Stock (healthier choice, less salt)
1 Teaspoon Sesame oil
50ml Water

1 Red Chilli (seeded and sliced)
Coriander Leave (cut into sections)

1. Rub white pomfret with MAGGI Seasoning (No Added MSG) and place it on a plate.

2. Put the dried mushrooms, sour plums, salted mustard and ginger on the fish and transfer into the steamer. Steam for 7 minutes.

3. Pour seasoning sauce over the fish. Place the tomato slices on the fish and steam together for another 3 minutes.

4. Garnish with red chilli and coriander leaves. Serve hot.

For your information, this festive season MAGGI is having an Exclusive Chinese New Year Gift Pack retailing at a promotional rate of S$10.80 per pack at major supermarket and it consists of the following products:

~ MAGGI® Concentrated Chicken Stock (Healthier Choice Symbol, Less Salt, No added MSG and Halal certified);

~ MAGGI® Premium Oyster Sauce (Healthier Choice Symbol, Less Salt, No added MSG and Halal certified);

~ MAGGI® Seasoning (No added MSG);

~ 80g of premium Dried Mushroom (worth S$6.00); and

~ Eight Treasures Pot Recipe Booklet.


Other than the steamed fish recipe above, I am also going to try out their Eight Treasures Pot (吉祥如意八宝煲) recipe which is an auspicious and symbolic dish befitting this festive occasion. And other than the 8 different gourmet ingredients, what makes this dish special is the MAGGI Concentrated Chicken Stock that not only adds flavour, but also boosts the aroma and enhances the dish with the richness of double-boiled taste.

Recipe extracted from Reunion delights made with MAGGI recipes booklet.

(Serves: 8 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 40 minutes)

  • 8 Canned Baby Abalone
  • 8 Dried Mushrooms, soaked
  • 8 Dried Scallops, washed and soaked with 200ml hot water (retain as stock for later use)
  • 8 Large Dried Oysters, washed and soaked
  • 60g Fish Maw, soaked and squeezed to remove excess water. Slice into 3cm pieces
  • 120g Sea Cucumber (ready to use), slice into 3cm pieces
  • 400g Lettuce, washed
  • 6 Red Dates, soaked
  • 1 Tablespoon Wolfberries (soaked)
  • 5 cloves Garlic, sliced
  • 5 slices Young Ginger
  • 3 Tablespoons Chinese cooking wine, optional
  • 3 Tablespoon Cornflour, mixed with 3 tbsp water
  • 500ml Water, including 200ml of scallop stock retained after soaking the scallops
Seasoning (Mixed Together)
2 Tablespoons MAGGI® Concentrated Chicken Stock (healthier choice, less salt)
1 Tablespoon MAGGI® Premium Oyster Sauce (healthier choice, less salt)
1/2 Tablespoon MAGGI® Seasoning (No Added MSG)
2 Teaspoon Sesame oil

1 Stalk Coriander leaves, cut into sections

1. Heat oil to fry garlic and young ginger till fragrant. Add mushrooms, oysters, sea cucumber, fish maw and red dates. Stir­‐fry well and add water.

2. Braise the ingredients for 20 minutes at low heat, covered. Add wolfberries and seasoning sauce, then braise for another 20 minutes.

3. Add baby abalone and cook till all ingredients are tender. Season with cooking wine and thicken the gravy with the cornflour mixture.

4. Lastly, add lettuce and garnish with coriander leaves before serving.


To encourage more home cooked dishes for this festive season, Cuisine Paradise is partnering with MAGGI to giveaway Two sets of the above Exclusive Chinese New Year Gift Pack (retailing at S$10.80) to two lucky readers.

How To Win:-
1. Comment (on this post) and share with us a Chinese New Year dish that you your family enjoys ;

2. Click LIKE and SHARE the above photo over at Cuisine Paradise Facebook Page (here); AND

Leaving a comment (on facebook) that sharing with us which is your favourite MAGGI product(s) .

Closing Date: 06 February 2013 (Wednesday), 12.00 NOON
*Giveaway is open to those reside in SINGAPORE only and I would courier the items to winners with a valid delivery address.

[Giveaway result updated on 06 Feb 2013]

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  1. My favourite MAGGI® products are MAGGI® Premium Oyster Sauce and MAGGI® Concentrated Chicken Stock. Sasha Ng

  2. Dear Ellena,
    My FRAV! Maggi product would be MAGGI Sauces,be it Chilli & Tomato sauce.
    Our family loves dipping fried food items into Maggi's Chili Sauce. It adds flavor and yet comes with 40% lesser salt content


  3. My family enjoys the most is my homemade dumplings soup as the dumplings had absorbs all the goodness of the chicken stock which is made from the Maggi chicken stock and the broth is made of natural ingredients and therefore it is a healthier choice. With Maggi products, I can whip up various dishes for my family. I would like to wish everybody a Happy New Year! :)

  4. My favourite is MAGGI® Concentrated Chicken Stock.

    Jess Koh

  5. Hi Ellena,

    This is a reply towards the post in Facebook. My favourtie dish during Chinese New Year is my mom's homemade Fish Maw Soup! Its like a all-kill dish! My mom usually uses MAGGI fish stock to boost its flavour as well! It's aweeeeeesome!

    Hereby wishing you a Happy New Year, HUAT AH! :D


    Fb : https://www.facebook.com/emily.jyn

  6. Definitely the steamed fish, it's a simple yet filled with flavours dish:)


  7. My family's favourite dish is yushang!

    Dawn Kwee

  8. I loved all the Maggie products which you have features. They enhanced my food and makes all my dishes taste great :)

  9. Favourite CNY dish is fish maw soup. MIL's love.

  10. My family all time favourite CNY dish would be teochew style steamed fish as we believed that having it will bring us good luck (nian nian you yu) n it's highly nutritious n healthy at the same time! ^^ gong xi fa cai to all!!

  11. My family loves steamed rabbit fish for CNY

  12. Braised Mushroom with Black Moss

    Tony Ong

  13. Our fave CNY Dish is definately the Sweet & Sour Prawn cooked using Maggie sweet chilli sauce and tomatoe sauce.

  14. Fav Chinese New Year Dish would definitely be pen cai! :D

  15. My family loves and enjoys Steamed Fish during Chinese New Year!!

    From: 林瑞豪

  16. Our favourite is the Shark fin with fish maw soup that is specially prepare by my Mother-in-law. Yum yum!

  17. My family enjoy eating Yusheng. They enjoy the lo hei.

  18. My loved ones & I are "human cats" as we really devour the Teochew Style Steamed Fish (even the sauce)!

  19. As my mother is hakka poeple, my granny will especially make hakka abacus on CNY. We love it very much and is a must to have it as a CNY dish...

    Judy :)

  20. Yusheng of course!

    Jane Lee

  21. Has to be Yusheng! We try to eat as much yusheng as we can during CNY...have to wait another year before in season again!


  22. Hi! My family loves smoked duck :)

    Hope to win the set to cook something for my parents this CNY! The recipe looks easy enough ^^

    Facebook name: Charlotte Ng
    Email: charlotte_ngkl (at) yahoo.com.sg

  23. MAGGI Seasoning (No Added MSG) for our favourite steam fish! healthy and delicious is our favourite dish all year round! Yummy!!!


  24. Thanks for the giveaway...and liked, shared and commented :)

    MAGGI Concentrated Chicken Stock is my favorite to add taste and favor to any dish!

    Happy CNY :)

    Tan Janette

  25. Definitely 算盘子, cooked by a relative! :)

  26. Maggi concentrated chicken stock is my favorite! And i like to eat yu sheng during cny.

    Tomato Lim

  27. My family loves to eat yusheng!!!

    Samantha Wong

  28. Hi Ellena, we love having braised sea cucumber with mushroom! What about you?


  29. My family, colleagues and friends all love Yusheng to the max!!! Our family must "lo hei" as many times as possible during CNY as it is such a healthy, auspicious and fun dish. All kids and adults "lo" together makes happy moments!

  30. Me and my family love to eat Peng Cai, with a lot of ingredients and delicacies,

  31. At the start of our reunion dinner every year, our family enjoy tossing *Yusheng 鱼生* while wishing aloud cheers for good health and prosperity.

    Oscar Chee

  32. I love to add Maggi seasoning to vege stir fries,which really enhance the flavour.My hubby cannot do without Maggi tomato and chili sauces.
    Our cny fave dish is MIL hokkien poppiah.

  33. Our family always enjoy tossing & eating Yusheng during Chinese New Year.

  34. Yusheng!!!~~~~~~it a defintely have de!!!!



  35. Winnie Tan Wl6/2/13 12:04 am

    Our family enjoy pig trotters with fatt choy and oysters.

  36. steamed prawns

    Facebook name: Dave Lim
    Email: daveltk78@yahoo.com.sg

  37. Salmon Yusheng is my favourite CNY cuisine.

    Alvin Koe

  38. We love Yusheng,a must food for every Chinese New Year.

    Fb name: Kaleen Teo
    Email: kakaleen@ymail.com

  39. Yusheng!


  40. My family loves the Braised Sea Cucumber with mushrooms! Sea Cucumbers are so expensive nowadays!

  41. Braised sea cucumbers


  42. Me and my family's favourite dish is a simple healthy stir fried mix vegetables paired with MAGGI's Oyster sauce...Sometimes I feel that simple cuisine is the best cuisine with a hint of sauce...just simple yet PERFECT!!Happy CNY!!!=)


  43. Yusheng

    Eddy Khoo

  44. My favourite LNY dish is braised mushroom with clams and black moss!

    email: wikil0v3@gmail.com

  45. Yusheng is a must have for CNY.

    fb: Suzan Ong

  46. Yusheng


  47. Recipe with white pomfret sounds delicious. i wish i had visited this blog earlier. Well, i can try this for next CNY. Thank you Ellena.


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