Monday, February 22, 2010

Folding the Perfect Duck Crepe

Our Peking duck recipe may be a secret, but we're glad to show you how to roll the perfect Peking duck pancake.

1. On a flat Chinese-style crepe, arrange the necessary ingredients -- shredded fresh scallions, duck meat, crispy roasted skin and a splatter of Hoisin sauce.

2. Ensure that you have the right proportion of ingredients. Too much will break the crepe and make for messy bites. Then, roll the crepe slowly so that none of the ingredients fall out of the crepe. Your crepe should look like a small, open-ended burrito.

3. Alternatively, you can fold the crepe into a flat cone shape to create a "pocket." It could get messy, but faster than rolling!

Which method do you prefer, rolling or folding?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chinese New Year Dinner at the Governer of Maryland's Mansion

Seven Seas catered to the annual Chinese New Year party at the Maryland governor's mansion. The expertise of our chefs provided the party with creative food art displays and a delicious spread.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Year of the Tiger

Year of the Tiger - 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926, 1914.

Tigers are physically powerful, gracious, independent and brave, they are extremely bold animals. They are friendly and loving but can also selfish and short tempered. Tigers seek attention and power; frequently they are envious in a relation. Tigers live dangerously which often leads to trouble. They are intolerant, take risks and are always searching for excitement. Tigers are also instilled with a good dose of courage. People that are born in the Year of the Tiger are generally well liked because of their charismatic personalities. 

Often, failing at a given duty or being unproductive in his personal or professional life can cause a Tiger to experience a deep sense of depression. A Tiger is always at their happiest when they endeavor to climb the ladder of success. Attaining the top spot is his foremost purpose; being in a position of power is her ultimate goal. They are quick learners, need to be challenged and often prefer to work alone. Some Tigers tend to change careers more frequently because they get bored quite easily. They are natural born leaders and perform at their best if working towards positions of power and influence. So once there is no further room for progression, they will often move on to something else.
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Double Celebrations At Seven Seas in February

This coming weekend is a big one, with the double celebration. Chinese New Year Eve is on the 13th, Saturday, and Chinese New Year & Valentine's Day on the 14th, Sunday.

We have special menus planned for parties of all sizes. Check out the individual 5-course meal below, perfect for a romantic dinner date. Special menus for bigger groups can be found in the party menu section.

The big snow storms are over, so put away your canned soups and dry food! Come out of the house and have a nice hot meal at Seven Seas. We look forward to seeing you this weekend for the festivities!

Year of the Tiger New Year
Valentine's Day
Five Course Menu
$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
香菇肉羹湯 Rou-Geng* Soup
當歸鴨湯 Dang-Gui* Duck Herbal Soup
排骨酥湯 Pork Rib & Turnip Napa Soup
齌菜雲吞湯 Shepherd's Purse Wonton Soup

***肉粳(Rou-Geng) chicken strips coated with shrimp paste.
***當歸 (Dang-Guai) Commonly known as "female ginseng." Strong herb flavor.

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

主菜選二: Choice of Two Entrees
海珍酥鷄 Crispy Chicken
辣子鷄丁 **Chili Chicken
粟子燒雞 Chicken with Chestnuts
芒果酥牛Crispy Mango Beef
放羊吃草 Lamb with Cilantro
三菇六婆 Gourmet Mushrooms
海珍蟹餅 Seven Seas Crab Cake
秋葵小炒 **Okra, Pork and Squid
烤羊小排 Broiled Frenched Lamb Chop
蝦仁豆苗 Baby Shrimp with Pea Leaves
甜點選一: Choice of One Dessert
糖年糕 Sweet Rice Cake
桂花糖藕 Sweet Osmanthus, Lotus Root & Sweet Rice
各式冰淇淋 Ice Cream (Vanilla, Chocolate, Green Tea, Red Bean, etc.)