Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays... our dear friends and customers!

Best regards,

Seven Seas Family

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Prix Fixe Holiday Menu

If you're considering plans for New Year's Eve, consider joining us for dinner! We have a special menu planned that will be in use for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day at a very reasonable price of $16.95 per person.

茶:選一: Choice of One Tea
菊花茶 Chrysanthemum Tea
桂花烏龍茶 Sweet Osmanthus Oolong Tea

湯選一: Choice of One Soup
排骨酥湯 Pork Rib & Turnip Napa Soup
香菇肉羹湯 Rou-Geng* Soup
當歸鴨湯Dang-Gui* Duck Herbal Soup
齌菜雲吞湯 Shepherd's Purse Wonton Soup
***肉粳(Rou-Geng) Chicken Strip Coated with Shrimp Paste
***當歸 (Dang-Guai) Commonly known as "female ginseng"

頭抬選二: Choice of Two Appetizers
台南蝦捲 Tainan Crispy Shrimp Roll
蟹肉雲吞 Crab Rangoon
龍王沙拉 Lobster Salad
苔條花生 Roasted Peanuts with Seaweed
紅燜烤麩 Braised Gluten with Woodear and Peanuts
蘇州燻魚 Shanghai Style Smoked Fish 紹興醉鷄 Shaoxing Wine Chicken

主菜選二: Choice of Two Entrees
粟子燒雞 Braised Chicken with Chestnuts
塔香酥鷄 Crispy Basil Chicken
**辣子鷄丁 **Chili Chicken
**秋葵小炒 **Okra, Pork and Squid
芒果酥牛 Crispy Mango Beef
烤羊小排 Broiled Frenched Lamb Chop
放羊吃草 Lamb with Cilantro
蝦仁豆苗 Baby Shrimp with Pea Leaves
海珍蟹餅 Seven Seas Crab Cake
三菇六婆 Gourmet Mushrooms

Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. Thank you for being our customer! We look forward to continuing our relationship in the coming year.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Seven Seas at the Opening Night Reception for Mulan Musical

Seven Seas officially sponsored food for the opening night of the stage production of Mulan at Imagination Stage in Bethesda last Saturday, Dec 5. The reception for approximately 400 people was held at 8pm outside the Lerner Family Theatre, where the production is currently being staged.

Menu items provided for the reception were:

Sesame chicken
Vegetable spring rolls
Rice noodle vegetable rolls
Pork shumai.

For more information on the musical, go here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dish of the Month - Cold Appetizer Platter

 Our regulars really enjoy the cold appetizers on our menu. For special parties, we sometimes combine a variety on one large platter. On this one, we have sweet and sour cabbage, five-spiced beef, spicy conch, jellyfish salad and drunken chicken. You can find this on our group party menus, or ask us for a customized platter.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dish of the Month - Live Shrimp

Live shrimp (priced per pound) are in our tanks! Served with ginger & scallion dipping soy sauce. Delightful as a starter course.

Friday, November 13, 2009

September Specials

Live Shrimp (NEW ITEM!)
$18.00 per 1/2 lb

Lettuce Wrapped Shrimp $8.95

Pork Hocks with Thin Rice Noodles $10.95

Fresh Crabmeat with Bean Sprouts $16.95

New Shell Lobster $24.95 per lb
(Buy 1 Free 1, subject to availability)

Monday, November 9, 2009

$14.99 All-You-Can-Eat Tea Sampler Night

This Tuesday, we are having an all-you-can-eat Tea Sampler Night and you are invited!
Join us for plenty of good food and take the chance to sample some of our new Taiwan and Shanghai style street food offerings.

Our chefs will whip up favorites like Rou Geng noodle soup (rou geng is chicken wrapped in shrimp paste,) Formosa pork ribs & Napa cabbage soup, Shaoxing wine chicken and Tainan shrimp rolls.

Host: Seven Seas Chinese Restaurant
Date: Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Time: 17:00 - 20:30
Location: Seven Seas Restaurant, 1776 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852

We hope to see you on Tuesday!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Home Cooking Recipe Series: Niang Tofu

This is the final recipe in the series.
Hakka cuisine is the cooking style of the Hakka people who are primarily found in the southeastern parts of China, namely Guangdong & Fujian. Hakka cuisine relies heavily on dried and preserved ingredients due to the scarcity of fresh ingredients in the sparsely populated hill country that the Hakka people settled in.

A popular Hakka dish is the Niang tofu, (or "Yong tau foo", as it is known in Singapore and Malaysia). Niang tofu is tofu cubes heaped or stuffed with a paste made of minced meat and herbs, then fried till golden brown, braised or steamed. Vegetables like eggplants, okra, and bitter melon are also used in this dish and stuffed with the same meat paste. The stuffed tofu and vegetables are served with hoisin sauce and sometimes chicken or pork soup.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spooky-licious Halloween Specials

Beggar's Chicken (limited availability) $28.00

Geoduck (limited availability)$28.00

Live Shrimp (limited availability) $18.95 per 1/2 lb

Fresh Jonah Crab & Silken Tofu $14.95

Sesame Turkey $9.95

Pumpkin & Shrimp Rice Noodles $9.95


Turkey Sauteed With Pumpkin & Mushrooms $9.95

Monday, October 5, 2009

Dish of the Month - Rou Geng Mi Fen

The rou geng mi fen is a popular Taiwanese noodle soup dish. Rou geng is a type of hand-shaped meat and shrimp paste dumpling that is served in a thickened, savory vinegar-flavored soup. It's served with rice noodles, sliced shiitake mushrooms and shredded cabbage. A wonderful dish to quell the hunger pangs when it's freezing outside.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Mid Autumn Festival Is On October 3rd!

During this time, families get together for dinner, moon cakes and spend time with the kids by lighting colorful lanterns. Take a look at our suggested menu for this 3000-year-old Chinese holiday, also known as Chinese Thanksgiving.

寶島套餐 Formosa Menu/$100.00
4-5 People

Cold Cut Assortment
Crabmeat with Egg & Bean Sprout
Braised Picnic with Dry Bamboo Shoots
Basil, Eggplant & Chicken
Formosa Sweet & Sour Fish
Taiwanese Cabbage with Garlic
Lu Ren Fan (Meat Sauce with Steamed Rice)
Formosa Napa, Turnip, Garlic & Pork Rib Soup

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fall-Themed Catering

When it comes to off-site catering, clients often enjoy seeing their food presented in a setting that follows the season. For this house party, we picked a floral arrangement with yellow, orange and brown hues, spread pretty red maple leaves on the table and added a pumpkin to the centerpiece. There was also pumpkin and shrimp rice noodles in the buffet dinner that night! 

Interested in having us cater your event? Call 301-770-5020 or email

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dish of the Month - "Heavenly" Pillow

...which is: Ground meat and buttery mashed potato balls served with bokchoy in a savory sweet gravy

Why is it called Heavenly Pillow? The combination of ground beef and mashed potatoes rolled together into a ball makes for a heavenly and buttery, yet hearty bite.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Have Your Tried Our New Online Ordering System Yet?

In May, we relaunched our website, together with a brand new online ordering system! If you haven't tried it, now is a good time! Go to and log on. Place your order, then use coupon code ML9NG at checkout. That will give you 10 percent off your total! (Minimum $15 order to receive discount.) Fast, easy & efficient!

A huge thanks to the good folks at Menu Ninja for this great new service!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Home Cooking Recipe Series: Steamed Fish with Ginger & Scallions

Steamed whole fish with ginger & scallions is a staple Cantonese dish for practically every Chinese family at the dinner table. It is favored for its mild yet flavorful taste, ease of preparation and as a healthy meal choice. This dish gets its influence from Guangdong, where fresh live seafood is a specialty. Guangdong is located on the southern coastline of China.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Taste of Seven Seas in Williamsport, PA

Owners Edward & Corinna traveled four hours to Williamsport, PA on Tuesday to support the Chinese Taipei Kuei Shan Little League team, who played against Mexico in a preliminary match and brought a hot & delicious dinner for the Little League-ers.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Exotic Sea Catch In Our Tanks

Have a seafood feast at Seven Seas! Fresh red snapper, Chilean sea bass, Jonah crab and croaker fish are currently in the house.

Now to introduce a couple of our more exotic catches...

Jonah Crab
Found on the Atlantic coast of North America, the Jonah crab is known for its' strong claws. These well-muscled claws are prized over its' legs for food. The Jonah crab is closely related to the Dungeness crab, so its' white, flaky meat has a similar sweetness.

Croaker Fish
These fish are so named because of the repetitive throbbing or drumming sounds they make. Typically found in temperate and tropical waters, they live primarily in estuaries, bays, and muddy river banks. Croakers contain delicate, lean white meat with a sweet flavor that ranges from mild to moderately pronounced.

The croaker, red snapper and sea bass will go perfectly with some of our signature cooking styles: steamed with ginger & scallions, broiled in a miso sauce, braised in garlic sauce and steamed with hot sauce.

Supplies are limited, so do come and join us for a meal soon!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Shell Lobster, Get In My Belly Now!

Available between July to October, lobster meat is at its most tender and flavorful after the lobster has shed its old, thick shell for a new, larger one.

On Thursdays, buy one at regular price, get the second one for free! (Equal or lesser value.)

Pair that juicy lobster meat with one of our signatures sauces -- that's deliciousness on a plate.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Home Cooking Recipe Series: Rustic Chinese-style Chicken & Potato Stew

We love our food at Seven Seas, but there's no doubt that a good and healthy home-cooked meal can be wonderfully satisfying. As a tribute to Chinese home cooking, we'll be featuring some of the best-loved recipes.

Kicking off the series is the rustic chicken & potato stew. Depending on regional influences and a family's taste preference, there are many variations to this dish. While our recipe makes a drier, more starchy stew, others like a wetter gravy and use only chicken wings. Part of this recipe's charm is that you choose what works best for you and make it your family's own. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

If You Need Gift Cards...

We have them! They come in $20, $25, $30, $50 & $100. Perfect as a gift for the Chinese food lover in your family! Or as raffle giveaways at office parties, birthday gift, etc. Email us: to buy. You can also order by phone 301-770-5020 and we will even mail it out for you.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dish of the Month - Pork & Pumpkin Rice Noodles

You probably won't find this dish anywhere else as it was created in-house. This is a combination of thin rice noodles stir-fried with pork, shrimp, pumpkin, onions, cabbage and green onions.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bringing a Taste of Hawaii to You

With the weather getting to be sunny and warm, thoughts of laying out on the beach and letting the waves lick at our toes comes to mind. But for those of you who have decided on a stay-cation, we're bringing a little something from Hawaii to the East Coast. For your summer enjoyment -- Hawaiian beers! Complex and full tasting, these beers were created with a relaxed style and charm designed to bring out its Hawaiian roots. Check them out!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Daily Specials at Seven Seas

Daily Specials

Half off Purple Rice Pudding on Fridays

Mondays: $26.99 Whole Peking Duck Special
Tuesdays: $2 off Afternoon Tea Sampler
Wednesdays: 20% off Everything From Sushi Bar
Thursdays: Buy One Lobster, Get One Free
Fridays: Half Off Purple Rice Pudding
Sat & Sun: Chef Specials

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dish of the Month - Braised Pork Hocks with Buckwheat Noodles

This is a smaller version of our signature braised pork butt. Served with buckwheat noodles in a special brown sauce, this dish is available as a choice in the Afternoon Tea Menu.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mushrooms Galore!

Mushrooms are a perfect element of dietary health food, low in calories & fat while providing substantial vitamins, minerals & fiber. This fall season, we have special dishes featuring various gourmet mushrooms that are a must-try! Here's a sampling of our mushroom menu:

Mixed Mushroom & Noodle Pesto $8.95
Mixed mushrooms with pan-fried noodles in a creamy pesto sauce.

Three Cup King Trumpet $12.95
King Trumpet mushrooms stewed in rice wine, garlic, Chinese
basil and ginger in a hot pot.

Braised King Trumpet $12.95
King Trumpet mushroom sauteed in a brown sauce. Facts about the King Trumpet: Unlike the rest of the Oyster mushroom family, the King Trumpet has a tender and well-textured stem. Research shows that this mushroom lowers cholesterol and helps to prevent cancer.

Friday, May 22, 2009

New Online Ordering System!

We are very excited to announce that we have launched a brand new website that includes an online ordering menu. Spend less time on the phone and make use of this fast and efficient service! For takeout and delivery only.

Just go to our website: and click on "Order Online." Browse our entire menu, including pictures! Our website is now hosted on a secure encrypted server, which makes it safe for you to provide your personal and payment details.

Please note that we are inviting just a small group of our customers to try out this latest service for the first week of the launch, so do let us know how it works out for you.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

We Have A New Rebate Program

How does the rebate program work? Purchases of $20 and above gets 10 percent back in a coupon. Then, use that coupon for your next meal at Seven Seas! And if that second meal is above $20 again, you get another 10 percent back!

Conditions: To receive rebate, total purchase must be $20.00 and above. Our maximum rebate value is $25.00. Expiration date of coupons cannot be extended. A $20.00 purchase does not include the rebate coupon value. If our waiters omit to give you a rebate, we appreciate your initiative in reminding them.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

2009 Mother's Day Menu

We came up with a great meal selection for you to have a nice, intimate lunch or dinner with your mom. Great price, great variety and great food!

Or if you are planning a special mom's day dinner with the whole family, our party menus are always available.

Welcome to Our New Blog!

We will use this blog to post announcements, holiday menus and other food news.

Also, we would be happy to get feedback about our new website and online ordering system. Use coupon code ONLINE to get 10% off your online order. Feel free to post your comments here. We love to hear from you!

Please check back often for updates...