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Tasting the World: A Guide to Fusion Cuisine

Tasting the World: A Guide to Fusion Cuisine

27 September 2023

Fusion cuisine is a culinary trend that combines elements of different cuisines to create unique and flavourful dishes. This trend has become increasingly popular in recent years, as people have become more interested in trying new and exciting food combinations.

There are a few key principles to keep in mind when creating fusion dishes. First, it is important to choose cuisines that complement each other. For example, you might pair Chinese and Italian cuisine, as both cuisines use a lot of fresh ingredients and bold flavours.

Second, you need to be careful not to overwhelm your dishes with too many flavours. When you are mixing two different cuisines, it is important to find a way to balance the flavours so that they complement each other, rather than clash.

Finally, you should use sauces to help tie your dishes together. Lee Kum Kee sauces are a great way to add flavour and depth to fusion dishes, without adding complexity to the cooking process.


Here are a few examples of fusion dishes that you can try:

Chinese-Italian fusion

The Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Pumpkin in Hoisin Citrus Sauce is a dish made with sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce.

Mexican-Italian fusion

This dish could be a Spicy Honey BBQ Pork Pizza, where pork belly and mozzarella cheese meet our Chinese Style BBQ Marinade (Char Siu Sauce) for that perfect balance of sweet and savoury, further enhanced by a hint of spiciness from Chilli Garlic Paste. The spiciness is reminiscent of Mexican cuisine, while the mozzarella cheese adds a touch of Italian flair.

Asian-American fusion

Beef Burgers with Asian Slaw, combining the American tradition of burgers with a mix of Asian sauces to build a unique and perfectly harmonized flavour.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. With a little creativity, you can come up with your own delicious fusion dishes or look for more inspiration at Our Recipes page. Don't be afraid to experiment and try something new.

Still not sure?

Check these extra tips for creating your fusion dishes:

1. Use Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce to add umami flavour to your dishes. Oyster sauce is a versatile sauce that can be used in a variety of dishes. It is a great way to add depth and richness to your fusion dishes.

2. Use Lee Kum Kee Black Bean Sauce to add a pungent aroma and taste to your dishes. Black bean sauce is a classic flavour in Chinese cuisine, and it can be used to add a great taste to fusion dishes.

3. Use Lee Kum Kee Vegetarian Stir-Fry Sauce to make your fusion dishes even easier to cook. It works as an all-purpose for any cooking and cuisines; Ideal seasoning for stew, pie filling, soup etc; Great as vegetarian stock and soup base.


With our sauces, you can easily create delicious fusion dishes that are both flavourful and easy to cook. So next time you are in the kitchen, don't forget to reach for your preferred sauces.

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