Meat-smoking is all the rage again! Though mankind has been doing this since prehistory to preserve meats and fish. They found out that the smoke absorbed by the meats and fish not only preserves it, it also keeps away the flies!
Would love to experience having a meat-smoker (and my sister will thank me for it), but the next best thing to experience this is to find authentic smoked products – to cook and eat instead that is.
Went to Eastwood’s Weekend Spice Souk three weeks ago and chanced upon RYAN’S KITCHEN. What caught my eye was ‘real wood hickory smoked’ on their signage. Was in a bit of a hurry so made a mental note when returning the next weekend.
Had a bag of their Nacho chips with salsa and cheese dip and noticed it was better than the usual. The chips remained crunchy and their salsa and cheese dips are so good (they have to bottle it). Blogged about it, researched and found out that they have a store in Greenhills which offers more than just nachos and AHA! its also the same store which carries the smoked-meats!
Long story short, met Ms. Camille Lontok of Ryan’s Kitchen and yes, she personally does almost everything with their smoked products! Every customer is assured that each product is made without chemicals or other preservatives, properly handled and freshly vacuum-sealed.
Anyway, here’s my experience with some of their products (there’s still some in the fridge and will be in a separate blog post). Plus the list and descriptions of their products after the skip. I highly recommend their products, try it!
My Instagram post a week ago, “Delicious bacon from Ryan’s Kitchen, an egg and oats milk..Breakfast of Champions!”
My Instagram post from two weeks ago, “Cooked half a vacuum-sealed pack of delicious & authentic Hickory Smoked Chicken by Ryan’s Kitchen..perfect for a quick home-cooked meal or ‘baon’ to school or work!”
My Instagram post from three weeks ago: “Nachos with cheese and chili-con dips from Ryan’s Kitchen while doing drafts and watching a flick..yep, that’s my Saturday night for yah!”
LIST OF RYAN’S KITCHEN SMOKED PRODUCTS:
SMOKED BACON – bacon belly cured using natural ingredients and hot smoked for hours using hickory wood chips. This is the authentic, natural process of making bacon.
SMOKED CHICKEN – for those who do not like pork, chicken breasts are cured in brine with natural ingredients and hot smoked for hours using hickory wood chips. These are delicious on sandwiches and salads.
SMOKED WHOLE CHICKEN – whole chicken hot smoked for hours in hickory wood chips until done. Vacuum sealed to retain freshness. Simply thaw in refrigerator and reheat in oven covered with foil.
SMOKED HUNGARIAN SAUSAGE – sausages tastes more appetizing with the savory smoked flavor. Sausages are hot smoked using hickory wood chips. Simply put sausages in pan with little water to reheat. Can also fry in oil if desired.
SMOKED PORK LOIN – thin slices of pork smoked for hours in hickory wood chips. They use a special dry rub on the pork to make it taste savory. Tjis is also great for salads or sandwiches.
SMOKED ROAST BEEF- beef sirloin marinated in different herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley) and seasoned with spices. Its great with for sandwiches and salads as well.