CNY Discovery

CNY Discovery A Journey into the delicious

Explore the journey of our CNY 2017 Winners

We had an amazing season 3 of Chinese New Year Contest this Year!

Over 58 days, 500+ Asian recipes, mouthwatering mains, delectable desserts, sizzling starters, super-healthy salads.. the list is endless! We saw so much more in season 3 of Chinese New year 2017 Cooking contest than we ever did.

We’d like to thank everyone who was a part of our celebrations this year - the participants and the wonderful winners who shared their stories, experiences and aspirations with us.

Here's a snapshot of the journey through the 8 weeks..

2017

BKK Trip

Day 5 – Bangkok Trip

The final day in Thailand was bittersweet throughout. No one wanted the trip to end, but last was one of the highlights for all – a visit to the Chatuchak Weekend Market! With an incredible array of shopping – over 8000 stores! – specialising in organic produce and local products, the market was alive and […]

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BKK Trip

Day 4 – Bangkok Trip

The penultimate day was full of factory visits as we showed Lisa just a few of the incredible authentic manufacturers of some of the best Asian products you can buy in local Australian supermarkets! Our first stop was to the TCC factory and right next door, the Mae Ploy factory. While we weren’t allowed to take […]

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BKK Trip

Day 3 – Bangkok Trip

Not to be outdone by a full day of activities yesterday, the Asian Inspirations team started out Day 3 by taking Lisa and her family on a Wet Market visit! Hosted by the fantastic people at Valcom, the authentic and bustling market was the source of some of the best local produce and products Bangkok […]

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BKK Trip

Day 2 – Bangkok Trip

The second morning started early, as an 8am visit to the Tha Ka Floating Market was on offer. As the local traders moved up and down the Tha Ka river selling their foods, the intriguing and wonderful smells filled the air as Lisa and her family experienced native Thai delicacies including traditional ‘boat’ noodles and oyster […]

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BKK Trip

Day 1 – Bangkok Trip

Arriving in balmy Thai tropics, Lisa and her family were greeted by the Asian Inspirations team with a hearty Thai breakfast. With food hailing from local Thai sources combined with gorgeous Western fruits and dishes, all tastebuds were accommodated. Once everyone got accommodated and acclimatised, the first step on the adventure was an amazing Thai […]

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Grand Prize

Ayam Semor with Sambal Goreng Buncis Udang Petai

Lisa, your award-winning dish truly lifted our spirits and tastebuds. The spicy, resilient and hearty flavours from Indonesia were all present in your recipe and was a taste to behold! Congratulations on being our #CookSnapWin2017 Major Prize Winner!

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Major Prize winner Lisa’s incredible Indonesian delight was full of flavour, smell and heart. It made our tastebuds dance, our faces smile and it came out on top for our 2017 Chinese New Year Cook, Snap, Win competition – congratulations, Lisa!

Wok Of Fame

Sweet soy and ginger crispy duck Salad

Simon, your Sweet Soy and Ginger Crispy Duck Salad was beautifully crunchy and tasted perfect inside the soft bao! Congratulations on being our #CookSnapWin2017 Wok of Fame Chinese Winner!

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Simon’s beautiful dish featuring soft, scrumptious bao accompanied by a delicious salad took the cake in the Chinese category. The competition’s most visually spectacular Chinese dish, Simon was the final Wok of Fame winner for 2017.

Wok Of Fame

Kaisen-Don Melinda’s Way: Maple Salmon on Kombu Rice

Melinda, your own special Kaisen-Don recipe was a treat to behold! All the flavours worked incredibly well with the seafood and we’re so happy to announce you as our #CookSnapWin2017 Wok of Fame Korean Japanese!

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Far more than simple sushi or sashimi, Melinda’s Kaisen-Don outshone the other Japanese dishes with grace and poise. This delicious feature by the Queensland cook showed us all something incredible that we can aspire to.

Wok Of Fame

Scallops in Thai Spicy Coconut Broth & Charred Chili Oil

Glenda, your Scallops in Thai Spicy Coconut Broth & Charred Chili Oil was simply devine. The subtle flavours seemed to be minor at first, but a bang of chili with the succulent scallops really took it to the next level. Congratulations on being our #CookSnapWin2017 Wok of Fame Thai Winner!

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A perennial high-achiever across Asian Inspiration competitions, this year was no different for Glenda. Her soft, succulent and delicate scallops were truly a thing to behold as she took the crown for best presented Thai dish across the competition – well done, Glenda!

Wok Of Fame

Myeongdong Chicken

Melinda, your Myeongdong Chicken was just the right blend of succulent, juicy and firm. With all your sides to go along, we can’t help but wanting more! Congratulations on being our #CookSnapWin2017 Wok of Fame Korean Winner!

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Victorian cook Melinda Anderson stunned us this year with her Korean special: Myeongdong Chicken. This absolute treat was simply gorgeous to behold as all the judges couldn’t fault this superb Korean entry.

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