Every good chef worth their salt (literally) knows that spices and seasonings can make or break a dish. To help you finesse your feasts, we have shortlisted these aromatic essentials in our Domestic Diva Awards 2019/20 so you can add the fine touches of flavour to your next culinary concoction.
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Text: Annabel Middleton
Knife 100% Pure Rice Bran Oil
Suitable for all types of cooking, this heart-healthy oil contains oil extracted from the bran of rice and has a high level of gamma oryzanol, a natural antioxidant which can lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Naturel Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Transform your salad dressings with this smooth and sweet oil. Leaving a lingering scent of cut grass, this healthy oil with its full-bodied flavour will take your dishes from good to great.
Chee Seng 100% Pure White Sesame Oil
Nothing beats that fragrant, nutty fragrance of this oil made from pure sesame seeds, which instantly spruces up the flavour of almost any dish you can think of, be it soups, sauces, stews or stir-fries.
Knife Authentic Thai Fish Sauce (Reduced Salt)
For an authentic taste of Thai cuisine, this savoury fish sauce made from quality anchovies is indispensable, whether you are making noodles, brewing a soup, preparing a marinade or fixing a dipping condiment.
Maggi Chilli Sauce
A well-balanced blend of chillies, tomatoes, vinegar and spices, this versatile sauce offers a hot yet slightly sweet taste, making it the perfect condiment to go with everything from finger foods to main dishes.
Sinsin Garlic Chilli Sauce
Add a spicy kick to your fried beehoon with a dose of this fragrant chilli sauce that infuses big flavour. Use it to cook or serve it as a dip for fishballs, wings or fries.
Heinz Tomato Ketchup
America’s favourite condiment has found its way to Asia. This thick and tangy sauce adds that unmistakable taste, making it the perfect partner for everything from your sausages to burgers to bee hoon.
Lee Kum Kee Premium Oyster Sauce
Enhance your stir-fries with this all-purpose seasoning sauce that is made from the finest oyster extracts, giving you a rich and full flavour that spruces up everything from meats to vegetables.
Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
Perfect for everything from sushi to shepherd’s pie, the rich, mellow flavour of this soy sauce is a result of months of unhurried natural brewing, much like how a fine wine is produced.
Tai Hua Superior Dark Soy Sauce
Adding a complex mix of salty, sweet and savoury all at once, this 100 per cent naturally brewed soy sauce imparts a unique flavour to dishes such as fried carrot cake and fried kway teow.
Prego Tomato Pasta Sauce – Traditional
Preparing a fancy dinner of meatballs with parmesan or a simple lunch of penne? This classic red sauce made with vine-ripened tomatoes and Italian seasonings provides the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.
Leggo’s Sauce For Carbonara With Fresh Cream, Onion & Cheese Pasta Sauce
Making a complicated meal is the last thing on your mind after a long day. With this delicious ready-made white sauce, just stir in sliced cooked mushrooms, heat and serve over chicken or pasta. Easy peasy!
Alce Nero Organic Pasta Sauce with Basil
Ladle a hearty dose of this aromatic pasta sauce over your linguini or fusilli. Made within eight hours of harvesting the tomatoes, you can be sure that all the flavour and nutrients have been preserved.
Dancing Chef Padang Rendang Paste
Making rempah from scratch can be tedious and time-consuming. With this ready-made spice paste that contains a rich blend of herbs, spices and coconut, you can easily infuse authentic Indonesian flavours into your beef rendang.