Celebrate parents with Golden Chef, Just Wine from FairPrice
Prepare a meal to celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day, with some help from FairPrice
An extended circuit breaker can be an open invitation to cultivate a new stay-home hobby such as cooking for our loved ones.
While this year's Mother's Day and Father's Day may have to be celebrated differently, that does not mean you have to settle for less.
Instead, grab this opportunity to show your parents you appreciate them by whipping up a few simple yet comforting dishes using quality Golden Chef condiments and seasonings, as well as crowd-pleasing Just Wine wines that are available at FairPrice.
Whether it is local delights or Western favourites, the former may serve as inspiration for "3 Dishes 1 Soup" recipes to explore in the kitchen.
Start with the halal-certified Golden Chef assorted pastes (220g to 290g) as they are easy to use, convenient and versatile.
Get a taste of authentic Singapore from the four pastes - chicken curry, laksa, rendang and satay beehoon.
The chicken curry, laksa and rendang ones are pre-mixed with coconut milk, which helps cut down on ingredients.
You can use the rendang paste to make briyani as well.
Another great addition to your pantry would be the Golden Chef Abalone Sauce (510g), which enhances your dishes when glazing, steaming or stir-frying ingredients.
It also acts as the perfect soup base or substitute for oyster sauce with its rich and savoury taste.
The Healthier Choice product has 25 per cent less sodium than regular abalone sauce, and is also trans fat-free and halal-certified.
The rich sesame flavour and aroma of the Golden Chef 100% Pure Sesame Oil (360ml/650ml) will elevate the taste of any dish.
It is produced from the finest quality sesame seeds, and works well with marinades, salads, stir-frys and soups.
For a delectable salad, mix the Healthier Choice sesame oil - which is lower in saturated fat - with apple cider vinegar for the dressing.
Be sure to grab the Golden Chef Japanese Dressings too. Authentically sourced, packed and produced in Japan, they come in roasted sesame (400g) and sesame soy (425g), both of which have a rich sesame aroma and can be used as a dipping sauce for steamboat, salad, dumplings, gyoza or topping for all kinds of cuisines.
Roasted sesame provides a nutty and creamy texture, with a tinge of sweet and sour aftertaste.
In contrast, if you prefer a light and savoury taste that enhances the flavours of your food, opt for sesame soy.
Additionally, complement your home-cooked meal and raise a glass to toast mum and dad with Just Wine's range of wines.
You can be assured you are buying only the best as they were selected after a blind tasting of a dozen wines by a panel of experts headed by FairPrice's wine consultant Ch'ng Poh Tiong, vice-chairman of Decanter Asia Wine Awards and regional chair for Decanter World Wine Awards.
For those who prefer refreshing white wines, the Just Wine Sauvignon Blanc (750ml) from Australia boasts a zesty, vibrant scent of grapefruit and vivacious freshness from the first sip to mouth-watering finish.
It is best enjoyed with seafood, dim sum and canapes.
Or treat yourself with Just Wine Chardonnay (750ml) from Chile, which possesses elegance balanced with a fresh finish and delicate citrus complete with apple notes, and pairs great with fried rice, seafood or tempura.
Those who cannot get enough of the richer, heavier red wines can indulge in Just Wine Shiraz (750ml) from Australia. Ruby red in complexion, the nose reveals violets, raspberries and dark cherries, plus elegant fruit elevated by supple and smooth tannins.
Remember to have it alongside red meat, briyani or Chinese claypot rice.
Another Australian red wine that you do not want to miss is the Just Wine Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml).
It is dry and medium plus-bodied and mid-brick in colour with hints of blueberries, cherries and capsicums on the aroma and palate.
Tannins are ripe and crisp with a very balanced and fresh finish, and the wine is best paired with roasted and baked meats, steak, stew and casserole.
On the other hand, the Just Wine Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml) from Chile reveals a trademark capsicum, red pepper and blueberry aroma and palate held by a gentle grip of tannins and soft acidity.
It is enjoyable on its own and also complements red meat dishes.
Just Wine Merlot (750ml) is another wine from Chile's most important wine-growing region, Central Valley.
It comprises a light blueberry fruit with a whiff of mint, and goes with a range of food from roasted and grilled chicken or pork to steamed tofu dishes.
Order, pick up, go
FairPrice Xpress and Cheers have launched a value-added WhatsApp service that lets you make orders via WhatsApp and pick up your essential products swiftly and safely from selected Esso stations.
Staff will pack your orders and deliver them to your cars, bringing convenience even closer to you.
Order via WhatsApp between 11am and 7pm for same-day collection. Terms and conditions apply. Go to cheers.com.sg/web/preorder.html for more details on products and participating stores.