Posted by Derek on October 01, 2001 at 17:13:59:
One of the most well known flavors throughout the Hawaiian Islands into the United States is "Li Hing Mui". It is a sweet & salty plum that was originally from mainland China and introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1900s.
Over the generations and especially in the last decade, the popularity of the Li Hing Mui flavor has taken off in Hawaii and making its way through the United States through visitors that have come to the Islands. You can look up Li Hing Mui on the Internet for more information as it's used in a variety of food and drinks ranging from ice cream, chicken, fish, pork, margaritas, martinis, tequila, vodka, musubi, pineapples, apples, oranges, watermelons, salad dressings, cakes, bread and the list goes on. The flavor has been written in numerous articles and has been a featured topic many times in the News.
The original sweet, salty plum is called "Moi" throughout asia and through a process of preservation, has a very mouthwatering aspect to it's flavor because of the salt and sweetener. Historically, here in Hawaii, it was my great-great grandfather who originally had introduced it from mainland China as an immigrant to the islands and had created the "Li Hing Mui" name which has now become an icon for generations to follow.
In the last few months, we've just introduced a liquid "Li Hing Mui" sauce version where consumers are using for a variety of food & drink preparations. Where the traditional processing of Li Hing Mui in the orient uses "aspartame" or "saccharin", we've taken these bad ingredients away for a more healthier and great tasting bottled sauce.
Additional information can be found on our website at: www.vpotion.com
In coming across your website and having watched your show, I thought it might be something of interest to you as a Master Chef.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Derek J. Ching
Star Pacific Trading Corporation
Derek J. Ching
Star Pacific Trading
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