Friday, January 27, 2012

Taiwanese-style Sizzling Platter

There is an irresistible charm about eating hot food served out of a street cart. Although we can't replicate the experience of an outdoor Asian night market, we can introduce one dish from Taiwanese night markets - food on a sizzling platter, or "teppan" in Chinese.

The same type of "teppan" dish in the video below is very popular among night market-goers in Taiwan. It has steak, noodles and a half-cooked egg that the diner scrambled up before the hot plate cooled down.

Now you can find sizzling plate dishes at Seven Seas! To add a little variety to the dish's texture, we decided to throw in some vegetables too.

 Our chefs prepare two "teppan" dishes

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Year of the Dragon!

Find out if your Chinese zodiac is a dragon from the chart below:

16 February 1904 – 3 February 1905: Wood Dragon
3 February 1916 – 22 January 1917: Fire Dragon
23 January 1928 – 9 February 1929: Earth Dragon
8 February 1940 – 26 January 1941: Metal Dragon
27 January 1952 – 13 February 1953: Water Dragon
13 February 1964 – 1 February 1965: Wood Dragon
31 January 1976 – 17 February 1977: Fire Dragon
17 February 1988 – 5 February 1989: Earth Dragon
5 February 2000 – 23 January 2001: Metal Dragon
23 January 2012 – 9 February 2013: Water Dragon
10 February 2024 – 28 January 2025: Wood Dragon

Read more about the Dragon's personality after the jump!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2012 Chinese New Year Dragon Menus

Our menus are perfect for family reunions, large or small. Wishing you all the best and much prosperity in the Year of the Dragon!

Large Group Menus

Friday, January 13, 2012

Catering a House Party for the New Year

It was with pleasure that we catered a new year party last month at a regular customer's home in VA. He was also celebrating a promotion at work. Congratulations!