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Colour Your Plate with Asparagus

23 (Thur) Apr – 31 (Sun) May 2020
@ Times Square, Harbour City, ifc mall and New Town Plaza stores

Nutritious and delicious asparagus from Europe is at its best from April to June. This spring & summer, city'super sources this ingredient from Europe at its freshest and brings you a range of cooking and healthy eating ideas.


Across the Globe: Asparagus By Colour

Asparagus is a common side dish in Eurpoean cooking, and is known as “the king of vegetables”. This mildly flavoured, crunchy and nutritious vegetable pairs excellently with other ingredients.

As we head into spring and the asparagus season, city'super is excited to bring you colourful asparagus sourced from all over the world to help you create a beautiful spring feast.

UK Green Asparagus
Picked daily in the morning to ensure freshness.

French White Asparagus
Known as “white gold” and “queen of spring”, the white asparagus is in season in April and has a firm texture. Be sure to peel before cooking.

French Pink Asparagus
Incredibly rare as it is difficult to grow. The pink asparagus stems are mild in texture and creamy, while the tips are sweet.

Italian Purple Asparagus
Grown with minimum intervention, this striking variety of asparagus is known for exceptional sweetness and a mildly nutty flavour.


Asparagus Shopping Guide: 4 Reasons Why You Can Trust city'super

The asparagus is in season, and both home cooks and seasoned chefs are no doubt searching for premium ingredients to stock up on for their kitchen. To create healthy and delicious asparagus dishes, it is important to choose the freshest and best-quality ingredients.

You can be 100% confident when you’re shopping at city'super, and here are four reasons why:

  1. Expert sourcing from all over Europe
    Buyers work directly with European farms to bring customers exclusive fresh vegetables and fruits from across Europe.
  2. Freshly flown in by air
    To maintain the freshness of the vegetables, we fly the products to Hong Kong to ensure you get the products in the shortest amount of time.
  3. Directly shipping from farms
    Products are guaranteed to be delivered from the farm to the customer’s home within 72 hours, so you can enjoy the freshest products.
  4. Strict quality control
    Before products are placed onto shelves, our professional teams conduct very strict quality control and check each piece of vegetable individually so we can give our customers the best-quality products.

How to Keep Asparagus Fresh: Kitchen Essential

Now that you’ve purchased some fresh ingredients, how do you store them to make sure they are fresher for longer? city'super brings you the trendy Jarden Home Ball Mason Jar (comes in 1L and 2L size), a kitchen essential to keep your ingredients fresh. Here are 7 steps on how you can keep asparagus fresh for as long as possible!

  1. Choose the freshest possible asparagus. Fresh asparagus should be bright green and firm from the tips all the way down the stalks. Check the bottom of the stalks: if they're tough and brown, that means the asparagus was not freshly cut.
  2. Leave the rubber band around the bunch to store the asparagus upright to preserve freshness.
  3. Trim the ends.
  4. Fill a bag or jar with an inch of water, enough to submerge the ends of the asparagus.
  5. Store the asparagus upright in the container. Storing the asparagus upright allows it to soak up the water from the container, keeping the stalks fresh and firm.
  6. Cover with a loose plastic bag and drape it over the asparagus tips and jar. This will keep the asparagus tasting fresh. The stalks will take on the flavour of whatever else you are keeping in your fridge without the bag.
  7. Change the water when it gets cloudy.

Eat It While It’s Fresh: Seasonal Asparagus-themed Dishes

Crisp, refreshing and nutritious, asparagus works great with other ingredients. Now is the season for asparagus, and we have sourced the best-quality asparagus from all over the world to create exciting dishes with this seasonal ingredient just for you!

Asparagus Quinoa Maki
Made with fresh green asparagus and nutritious quinoa in a healthy Japanese style.

Asparagus & Smoked Salmon Potato Salad
Tender, sweet and low in calories, the asparagus matches perfectly with smoked salmon potato salad.

Grilled Salmon with Asparagus and Tomato Couscous
Fresh asparagus mixed with healthy couscous and Omega-3 rich grilled salmon.

*Available at city'super – Fusion Deli/ RF1/Sushi & Sashimi Counter


Seasonal Asparagus Cuisine by Renowned Japanese F&B Consulting Company Kichiri

To bring a delightful experience to our foodie customers, city'super has partnered with Kichiri, Japanese F&B company, to work on limited-edition dishes for Amazing Food Hall. Kichiri has a wealth of experience in creating innovative wine and dining experience in Japan and abroad, and is collaborating with city'super from menu design to F&B operations and service. All ingredients used in the menu are carefully selected and of the best quality. If you – like us – adore asparagus dishes, head on over to city'super Times Square store and try them for yourself!

Seasonal Asparagus & New Potato Spaghetti with Pesto Sauce
Made using seasonal asparagus paired with pesto sauce and fresh pasta from Italian brand Antiea Pasteria.

Blooming Asparagus Salad
Using fresh green asparagus to create a colourful fruit salad that is perfect for spring.

Slow Cook Duck Breast with Asparagus, Caramelised Shallot and Mashed Potato
Slow cooks the French Delpeyrat duck breast for a more delicate and tender texture, then serve with seared asparagus and caramelised shallot butter sauce.

*Available at city'super Times Square AMAZING FOOD HALL


DIY Asparagus Cuisine: Fail-proof Classic Dishes

In traditional European cuisine, asparagus is often paired with fish, meat, salad, cheese and ham, and red wine. Asparagus is now in season, and city'super is happy to share with you cooking ideas with asparagus taking the centrestage. Click on the "View Recipe" for detailed recipes, and find all the ingredients you need at city'super.

1. Grilled Steak with Asparagus and Basil Butter

Ingredients:

  • UK Purple Asparagus
  • Chilled 60 Days Dry-aged USA Long-term Grain-fed Angus Beef Rib Eye

Recommended Wine Pairing: Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016/2017

View Recipe

2. Grilled Sardines with Asparagus and Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Ingredients:

  • UK Green Asparagus
  • Qwehli Frozen Wild Sardine Fillet

View Recipe

3. White Asparagus & Serrano Ham with Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients:

  • French White Asparagus
  • Jamonesdeseron T.S.G Serrano Ham - 20 Months
  • Recommended Homemade Sauce: Sant'agata Organic Raw Acacia Honey, Huile De Noix J.Leblan Hazelnut Oil, Edmond Fallot Dijon Mustard

Recommended Wine Pairing: Alta Alella Mirgin Brut Reserva 2016 / 2017

View Recipe

4. Fresh Asparagus with Poached Eggs

Ingredients:

  • Italian Organic Asparagus
  • Kolios Feta Cheese, Paxtonwhitfield Cave Aged Cheddar Cheese
  • Golden Downs Organic Free-range Eggs

View Recipe


Cooking Inspiration: Easy-to-make Asparagus Dishes

A refreshing vegetable delicacy, asparagus is loved by many chefs as a cooking ingredient. As you’ve been cooking more at home recently, why not add asparagus onto your shopping list for some seasonal cooking inspirations!

Click on the "View Recipe" for detailed recipes of asparagus dishes. Find all the ingredients you need at city'super!

1. Sautéed Pork Loin with Asparagus and Cherry Tomato

Ingredients:

  • Italian Green Asparagus
  • Dutch Red Cherry Tomato on Vine
  • Japanese Yamagata Pork Loin

View Recipe

2. Stir-fried Scallops with Asparagus

Ingredients:

  • Italian Pencil Asparagus
  • Far West Australian Frozen Wild Caught Scallop

Recommended Wine Pairing: Reine Pedauque Ladoix Blanc 2016

View Recipe

3. Fried Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Bread Crumbs

Ingredients:

  • French Pink Asparagus, UK Green Asparagus
  • Soignon Soft White Goat Cheese Log

Recommended Wine Pairing: Jean-Luc Colombo Côte du Rhône Les Abeilles Blanc 2016 / 2017

View Recipe

4. Asparagus Cheese Omelet

Ingredients:

  • Italian Organic Asparagus
  • Kolios Feta Cheese
  • city'super Oregano
  • Golden Downs Organic Free-range Eggs

View Recipe


A Touch of Spring: Asparagus-themed Home Products

Not only does the asparagus taste great, it also comes in lovely, romantic spring colours. It is now the asparagus season, and city'super is bringing asparagus fans a series of cute asparagus-themed products as well as exciting special offers. Buy now at your nearest city'super store!

Asparagus Cotton Tea Towel (40 x 60 cm)
An elegant design with asparagus pattern.
Made with 100% cotton and is great for both drying dishes and placing underneath trays as decoration.

Asparagus Roll-Up Table Mat (40 x 30 cm) – Purple / Green
Two colours available. Printed with asparagus design and rolls up to resemble an asparagus, adding a touch of spring to your dining table.

Asparagus Printed Apron
100% polyester and easy to clean. The apron has asparagus pattern designed by city'super, and is a limited-edition item.

Special Offers:

  • Between April 23 and May 5, 2020, receive a free Ball Quart Regular Mason Jar (1L) when you spend HKD$100 on any asparagus products (limited to 148 pieces).
  • Between May 6 and 18, 2020, receive a free Asparagus Roll-Up Table Mat when you spend HKD$300 on any asparagus products (limited to 80 pieces).
  • Between May 19 and 31, 2020, receive a free Asparagus Printed Cotton Tea Towel when you spend HKD$300 on any asparagus products (limited to 80 pieces).

*Must be in one single transaction and based on net amount

Gifts are limited and only be available while they last. Terms and conditions apply, please refer to instore promotional material for details.

 

^Promotional products are available at selected stores only. While stocks last. The above product details are subject to change without prior notice. Photos are for reference only.

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