[Details of the next Moutai Workshop can be found at the end of this editorial]
If you have never heard of Moutai, you soon will. Moutai Workshop is designed for you to understand Moutai more! This baijiu is a pivotal drink in its native land. Kweichow Moutai sells high-end baijiu, a distilled Chinese liquor spirit made in the town of Moutai in China’s Guizhou province.
Moutai‘s outstanding flavor has made it one of China’s most popular liquor brands! Every year, the demand for Moutai exceeds the supply, making each bottle in the market limited. Did you know that Moutai is not just a product for consumption, but also for collection? In 2017, Moutai overtook Diageo (Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys and etc.) to become the world’s most valuable liquor company by market cap.
It is commonly served at lavish state banquets or presented as a diplomatic gift to government officials. Practically everyone drinks this in large-scale events and it can be seen as a status symbol in China’s culture!
Moutai Workshop By Chef Benson Tong
A Singapore submarine engineer turned chef, Benson started his steep ascend from Hawker Center celebrity to award-winning modernist chef. Chef Beonson is a guest judge for Mediacorp Cooking Games, and has been featured in multiple media (Channel 8, Makansutra, etc). He was also nominated as Head Chef for Nam Nam in Denmark (under the Noma group, which is the world’s #1 restaurant).
He understands the low acceptance of Moutai here in Singapore as well as in South East Asia. Therefore, with his experiences in the culinary industry, he fuses Moutai with food, and cocktails!
Make Your Own Moutai Cocktail
The workshop allows ladies to taste Moutai and make cocktails with recipes created by Chef Benson. Mou-jitos and Red Ruby Moutai were made by the ladies. The workshop allowed our ladies to try out different cocktails and explore new tastes of Moutai.
Tasting Moutai Beer
During the workshop, Chef Benson also served his newly created Moutai White and Black Beer that was co-created with Sun Brewery. This will be launched to the public really soon! The taste of beer was light but the alcohol content is 8%! Ladies wanted to buy back home for their partners instantly!
Pairing Moutai with Eatable Singapore
Eatable Singapore specialises in the ketogenic and low-carb way of cooking that is borderless & cross-culture. The brand uses only compliant nutrient-dense fresh ingredients with as little process ingredient used as possible.
History Of Moutai
The history of Moutai goes way back to the Qing Dynasty in the 17th century when they discovered a unique method to make baijiu. The People’s Liberation Army forces then partook in it when they camped at Moutai during the Chinese Civil War. After the victory in the war, the government then consolidated all the local distilleries into one state-owned company called Kweichow Moutai. That is how the origins of Kweichow Moutai came about.