The key to any flavourful dish is in its seasoning and/or marinade. It’s in that dash of salt and pepper, that dollop of oyster sauce, that spoonful of sesame oil, that scoop of XO sauce or even ketchup – you name it. If you don’t have the time to get down to the bare ingredients to create the soup stock for your sauce or soup, reach for ready-made food items for your cooking needs.
Don’t have all the ingredients to make your own sambal? Fret not. Just buy a jar of sambal for your sambal kangkong. At least for now (here are some recipes to check out if you want to make your own sambal). So if you’re out shopping for suitable sauces, soup stock and whatnot, scroll down for this year’s winners in the food pantry category for the best food items for your cooking needs.