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New pan-Asian recipes developed for NHS chefs

12th Feb 2021 - 05:00
A new range of pan-Asian recipes for catering departments of NHS hospital trusts has been launched in time for Chinese New Year on 12 February.

According to research conducted by Mintel in late 2019, Chinese and Taiwanese food was the most popular ethnic cuisine in the UK to order as a takeaway or to dine in (55% of those surveyed had ordered it in the previous three months).

The bamboo range includes 19 main dishes, including Japanese donburi bowls, Chinese curry, banh mi sandwiches.

Nick Vadis, culinary lead at NHS Supply Chain: Food, said: “Now is a great time for NHS chefs to be reviewing their menus as we move into Spring, and the colourful recipes that make up our Bamboo range allow you to travel to South East Asia with your palette. We know there is a big demand for Asian food so we’ve developed these recipes especially for the NHS.

“It’s important we support teams in NHS kitchens to be the best they can be, and by sharing these recipes, with nutritional analysis included, we hope to be providing added tools that create great food for staff and visitors in hospitals, and increase their sales.”

Written by
Edward Waddell