Food Delights from Asia Shine Brightly
Singapore-headquartered Future Enterprises Pte Ltd. received positive responses to its 180- to 300-gram retail pack line of Food Empire brand offerings during the Anuga, Abraham Vinu Sam, sales manager, told FrozenFoodsBiz.com. The line runs the gamut from Torpedo Shrimp and Chicken Samosa to Fire Rolls and Yakitori Mix.
Also available are foodservice products, such as Vegetarian Samosa, Chili Chicken Rolls and Cantonese Spring Rolls in1-kg. boxes containing 67 pieces. The Cantonese recipe feature a crunchy loempia wrapper filled with cabbage, carrots and greens.
The company also distributes a prolific range of pastry and delicacies, skewer items, spring rolls, breaded and battered items and mixed assortments for the foodservice trade under its Orien Bites banner. Among the offerings, packed in units of 32 to 84 pieces per box, are Potato Shrimp Skewer, Duck Spring Roll, Dim Sum Party Pack, Oriental Canapes and Vegetarian Sushi Selection.
Chimei Frozen Foods Co., Ltd. of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, brought a number of Chinese delicacies to the show, ranging from dumplings filled with pork, leek, shrimp and vegetables, to sweet and savoury buns, mini egg mantou, pineapple cake and an assortment of dim sum including crab shaomai, pearl balls and green onion pancake.
Having achieved a great deal of export success in Japan and North America, the company is now sharpening its focus on the European export market, Francesia Cheng told FrozenFoodsBiz.com.
Ayutthaya, Thailand-based Alfredo Enterprise Co., Ltd. is no newcomer to the European market, having shipped ready-to-eat products to a number of countries in the EU for many years. Its latest offering, Wok-in-the-Box, is a frozen light meal packed in 200- to 350-gram oyster pails containing pasta and fried rice dishes. Among the offerings are Green Curry Chicken with Jasmine Rice, Penne Pomodoro Bowtie Pasta with Asparagus and Rose Sauce, Shrimp Fried Rice, Yakisoba, and Pad Thai.
“We think our new range of Wok dishes will be well received both on the continent and in the UK,” said Suvit A. Vanich, Alfredo’s senior executive director.
Among the company’s already successful frozen convenience products available in the European market are: heat-and-eat Neo Pizza Hawaii in single slice packs; Pizza Bar Sandwiches, which are 100-gram, hand-held units containing tuna and cheese, chicken masaman, crab and cheese and other fillings; Big L Hot Dogs rolled in pizza dough; other hot sandwiches, strombolis and wraps.