You might be wondering why I am doing pasties? The Pasties are rather peculiar as it is not your usual pasties. That is why I call it Vegan Pasties with an Oriental twist.
Vegan Pasties with an Oriental twist.
Well, it all started when a business customer asked me to make vegan chocolate and carrot cake. Initially, I felt that I should not be doing that as it is English, and not Malaysian or Nyonya. I later rationalised that actually, I should do English food. The meaning of Nyonya is that the Chinese Cuisine in Malaysia has incorporated Malay and Indian elements. Therefore, it is actually very apt that I Nyonyanised the English food.
So, the Chocolate Cake is the moist chocolate cake which Malaysians are fond of. The Carrot Cake with a Kick has 5-spice powder, star anise and chopped fresh ginger. These tropical spices give it the ‘kick’. Both cakes have received rave reviews.
Home-made and Hand-made Pastry
I make my own rough puff pastry. The feedback that I receive is that the pastry is very nice. I think it is really nice, too. I have also reduce the fat content by 25% so it has less calories. My customers will only get served what I would eat. Therefore, you are in good hands. Hence, the result is the Peculiar Pasties; Vegan pasties with an Oriental twist!
You can have a choice of Savoury or Sweet Pasties. Pasties are usually savoury, but why not sweet, I asked? The original dragon balls are encased in a flaky Chinese pastry. The dragon balls actually taste better with the puff pastry. Earlier, I did not change the pastry as puff pastry does not do well when it is in a round shape like a ball. Now with the rough puff, It is ok as it is folded like a calzone. The Dragon Balls pasty is sweet yet with a bit of savoury. Combine this with the rough puff pastry, it tastes great.
I have a new item- – coconut and cardamom. I used to make Coconut Candy flavoured with cardamom and it tastes great. Coconut seems to pair well with cardamom.
Here is the run down of the pasties.
Chigen, Leek and Potato Pasty
This is my take on the English Chicken Leek and Potato Pasty. I replace the chicken with vegan quorn chicken. Hence the name Chigen.
Sio Bao Pasty.
Now that I use rough puff pastry instead of the Chinese Flaky pastry, it tastes even better!
We had the festive/winter pie in December and January.
This is a new product and was launched last week at Wigston News and Deli, Wigston fields.
I suppose you can guess the ingredients. But I do have a secret ingredient. Remember, all are plant based.
Dragon Ball Pasty
So, are the vegan pasties peculiar?
Vegan and Gluten-free Peanut Cookies.
And finally the cakes!
The Cakes are sold in slices.
There you have it. The products are available at the Where to Vegan event on 2nd Saturday of the month. The coming one is on14 March, and at Wigston Fields News and Deli on 21st March.
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