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According to Forbes, the Asian American food market is growing fast – and it is underserved. Combined with Asian cuisines being the most popular food style in the US, this is a recipe for growth. The chart below shows most desired Asian cuisine, broken out by segment.

Surlean Foods kettle-cooking capability focuses on innovation and custom development. Thought starters include:

  • Char Siu Pork – Fresh pork is seasoned and simmered with soy sauce, honey, hoisin, rice wine, and five-spice powder. The pork is shredded before packing and ready to be used in bowls, bao buns, sandwiches, fusion burritos, and pizza topping.
  • Yuzu Chili Beans – A fresh new take on white beans seasoned with yuzu and citrus flavors blended with a trio of green and red chilies. 
  • Umami Mac-N-Cheese – Mac-N-Cheese continues to gain popularity. Set yourself apart with an umami forward flavor and think about topping it with fun seasonings like furikake or chili crisp.
  • Chili Crisp Queso – Try a new spin on queso by fusing it with a spicy and textural element of chili crisp. It can be served with traditional tortilla chips, pork rinds, or wonton strips.
  • Lettuce Wrap Fillings – Ground beef, pork, chicken, or turkey slow-cooked with garlic, onion, hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, and water chestnuts. Ready to be reheated and served in lettuce wraps, tortillas, bao buns, salads, or on top of bowls.  
  • Protein Toppings – Some popular proteins are bulgogi, larb, khao soi, curry, and always a crowd favorite, teriyaki. If it is ground, shredded, or diced with a craveable slow-cooked flavor, we can create the custom recipe for you.

Contact us today to explore the Asian space and bring innovation to your menu!

Source: Forbes, May 13, 2020; Meet Your New Pantry Staple – Omsom Brings Unapologetic Asian Flavors to Your Kitchen; https://www.forbes.com/sites/shaynaharris/2020/05/13/meet-your-new-pantry-stapleomsom-brings-unapologetic-asian-flavors-to-your-kitchen/#490fce7879d4

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