ABOUT TURBAN CHOPSTICKS
We’re all about creating really good food. Like, really good.
Call it a passion, or call it a flat out obsession, we’re going to help you become the heroine or hero of your kitchen!
We like to think of our meal kits and sauces as the foolproof foundation for you to create your own tasty masterpiece, and discover that this whole cooking thing is something you can absolutely nail.
Life is busy and Turban Chopsticks is here to help you get delicious and nutritious meals from kitchen to table quickly and easily.
“Food Connects People”
MEET MEI, THE FOUNDER
Born in Malaysia to Chinese parents and raised in Australia by a full house of bakers, chefs, restaurant owners, food businesses, home cooks, and (some say extreme) food lovers, Mei was always exposed to a bold variety of cuisines and exotic ingredients. At the Yong House, fresh croissants baking in the oven and simmering pots of curry on the stove weren’t a special occasion, but a daily affair, where food is the highest expression of love and care.
“In our busy multicultural family life, it wasn’t the glue that held us together, it was the curry and satays, and stirfrys, and dahl...the food!”
THE BEGINNING OF TURBAN CHOPSTICKS
“As I entered adulthood, my lifestyle changed. I was a busy working professional who travelled a lot and didn’t have much time to cook. After a long day, the last thing I wanted to do is spend hours in the kitchen. But, I still wanted a meal that was healthy and tasted amazing.
I knew I wasn’t the only one who craved authentic home cooked meals - the kind I grew up with - but also didn’t want to use prepackaged food with suspicious ingredients and origins, or have the time to source and cook everything from scratch.”
Mei still cooked of course, especially for family and friends who begged for her secret recipes, but she soon identified a gap in the market for premade meal kits and curry sauces with bold flavours that used clean ingredients.
Mei created Turban Chopsticks to give busy mums and dads, working professionals, and enthusiastic home cooks a sneaky shortcut. A shortcut to beautifully home cooked Asian and Indian inspired meals complete with unmistakable authentic flavour.
FOOD WITH HEART
“Turban Chopsticks is my life’s work and passion. It’s the combination of all my food influences, my culture and heritage, my love of spices, and my desire to share beautiful nutritious food all wrapped up in a range of colourful meal kits and sauce jars.”
QUALITY IS EVERYTHING
All our products use the finest, natural, clean ingredients, free of artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Everything is handmade locally in small batches, from our slow cooked curry sauces to our hand roasted spice blends.
ALLERGEN FRIENDLY - NO GUNK!
We don’t use any shrimp pastes, dairy or fish sauce in our products making them safe for people with allergies or gluten intolerance. We’re committed to using clean ingredients so you can rest assured you’re feeding your family real, honest, and wholesome food without any fillers or nasties.
FOOD EVERYONE CAN ENJOY
We create food with families, kids, and lifestyle choices in mind. As such, we cater to all eaters - vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, nut free, and of course fussy little mouths. In fact, we’ve never met a mouth we couldn’t feed! Turban Chopsticks is good for big and little tummies.
We source all our fresh ingredients from local WA farmers, including the onion, basil, coriander, and tomatoes. Our Lupin flakes come from the South West region of WA. When you shop with Turban Chopsticks, you’re not just supporting our local business, you’re supporting the local businesses of our amazing suppliers.
ECO-FRIENDLY & RECYCLABLE PACKAGING
We care a great deal about where our packaging comes from and where it ends up. All our boxes are made from sustainably sourced materials, totally chlorine free, printed with vegetable based inks, and 100% recyclable. We use predominately West Australian packaging companies to ‘give back’ to our local community.
BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER
We want you to get the most out of your cooking and food experiences with loved ones. We know firsthand that food brings (and keeps) friends and family together. Aside from being healthy and ridiculously tasty, our pre-made curry pastes and meal kits mean you can whip up a meal that ticks all the boxes in as little as 20 minutes. That means more time for you to spend with your family, and even a little “Me” time.