The Secret is in the Sauce

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May 25, 2014

Story By: Michelle Lee | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

For the past four years, there have been many factors that led to popular eatery Anytime Cafe’s success. Dedicated to using the freshest ingredients with classic cooking methods, the restaurant also turns to Lee Kum Kee’s high-quality, Asian-inspired sauces to give its dishes just the right flavor.

Based out of Hong Kong with a company history that dates back to 1888, Lee Kum Kee offers more than 220 choices of sauces and condiments to nearly 100 countries and regions worldwide. “We have used Lee Kum Kee sauces ever since day one,” says Ken Wong, owner of Anytime Cafe. “It’s a brand we have come to trust, because we know that quality is guaranteed.”

Famous for its oyster, hoisin and shoyu sauces, Lee Kum Kee incorporates hundreds of China’s most well-known spices to extract deep flavors combined with a rich aroma. “The right sauce can completely elevate the dining experience,” says Wong. “It can bring many different ingredients together under one cohesive flavor profile.”

Customer favorites include Baked Garlic Chili Wings ($5.95) dressed in a marinade of garlic, lemongrass and chili.

“The wings are a great dish to share. It’s equal parts sweet and savory,” adds Wong. “To get the seasoning perfect, we use Lee Kum Kee’s Premium Soy Sauce, Hoisin Sauce, Chicken Powder and Minced Garlic Sauce.”

Wong also recommends Thai Style Pork Cheek ($6.95), marinated overnight with Lee Kum Kee’s Hoisin, Shoyu and Minced Garlic Sauce.

Most recently, the establishment stocked Lee Kum Kee’s Sriracha Mayo Sauce in its pantry. A gluten-free spicy sauce with a smooth texture, the creamy complement provides an ideal amount of heat to any meal — as a condiment or dipping sauce.

To highlight this new addition, from June 13 to June 15, Anytime Cafe will feature an appetizing Father’s Day Special ($24.95). The four-course meal includes Fried Dumpling Salad, Cream of Mushroom and Oyster Soup, and choice of Seafood Stuffed Salmon Spaghettini or Pan-Fried Ribeye Steak with Black Pepper Sauce. The meal concludes with homemade Green Tea Pudding.

With many new recipes in the works, diners have much to look forward to. “These days, we are trying to do more fusion-type dishes such as Cream of Mushroom and Oyster Soup,” explains Wong. “With the help of the sauces, we are able to give our local dishes an Asian flair that makes it truly unique.”

Anytime Cafe

Market City Shopping Center
2919 Kapiolani Blvd.
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-midnight
Sundays, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96826

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