Ok busy mamas; have I got a lifesaver for you!
If you love to cook up a storm but your ‘super mum’ cape is at the dry cleaners and you can’t be in five places at once, there’s a new ‘kitchen’ in town that will cut the time you spend in your own kitchen by half. Called Secret Ingredient, it’s exactly that; the secret that still has you taking the credit for a home-cooked feast! This little company is whipping up big business with its fab ‘ready to cook’ meals that mean you get to skip all of that tedious meal prep!
Order one of their five recipes (changed fortnightly,) from the Secret Ingredient website and they’ll deliver the freshest ingredients, measured, washed, peeled, chopped, sliced and diced, right to your door. Not such a gun in the kitchen? Rest assured, this is a lot like painting by numbers with step-by-step instructions even a novice like myself can follow! Even better, these tasty and sophisticated dishes take ten steps or less and no longer than 30 minutes.
Like the sound of Atlantic Salmon with Warm Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette and Mustard Mash or 9-Spice Aussie Chicken with Tomato Jam, Fresh Mint Yoghurt Sauce and Greek Side Salad? Me too! And after scouring Hong Kong’s best bakeries, Secret Ingredient has partnered with the delicious Tai Tai Pie Pie to ensure you finish your home cooked sensation with the most delectable desserts in town.
Each recipe is designed for two, but if you’re keen to have a dinner party Secret Ingredient will cater to your group size and tweak the cooking times accordingly.
Order any time up until 5pm and you can have your ingredients delivered from 3pm to 8pm from Sunday to Friday. As a bonus, why not get the ingredients delivered to your office if you’re a working mum or get hubby to bring it home? Beats standing in line for takeaway after a hard day at the office… and because Secret Ingredient deliver bottles of wine to pair with your recipe of choice, you can unwind with a cheeky vino while you cook!
It’s still early days for Secret Ingredient so they currently only deliver to the following spots: Central, Soho, Mid-levels, Sheung Wan, Sai Ying Pun, Admiralty, Wanchai, Causeway Bay, Happy Valley, Pok Fu Lam, Kennedy Town, Fortress Hill, North Point and Quarry Bay. But hey, if you live elsewhere you are more than welcome to drop by and pick up your order from their Sheung Wan HQ and share a glass of something while you wait.
Overall, this is a great idea. Specifically designed with Hong Kong’s postage stamp sized kitchens in mind, no oven is required. Secret Ingredient say if you’ve got two hobs, a pot, a pan and a knife, you’re ready to roll. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Order Hotline: +852 2108 4000
Address: G/F, 32-34 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.