Saturday, April 27, 2013

Kung Pao Tofu Recipe

This one's provided by our very own Master Chef Fei. Once you've got all the ingredients, it's really simple to prepare! Takes about 40 minutes max. Vegetarian dish. Enjoy with rice.


For stir-frying:
Two pieces firm tofu, cubed
1/4 cup peanuts
1/4 cup dried red chilies
1 tablespoon chili paste (or as desired)
2-3 crushed or sliced garlic cloves
2-3 scallions, chopped

For sauce:
1/2 cup oyster sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce (use low sodium if preferred)
1 teaspoon sha cha sauce
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon white pepper


-Whisk together ingredients for sauce in a bowl and set aside.
-In wok, on high heat, add oil and lightly fry tofu for about 3 minutes, constantly tossing. Set aside.
-Add other stir-fry ingredients. Cook for about 2 minutes.
-Add tofu back into the wok.
-Add sauce over stir-fry. You may not use all. 
-Toss to coat ingredients in sauce.
-Allow sauce to reduce to desired consistency.

Enjoy with rice!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Win A Lobster Dinner For Mom

Remember how mom used to make your favorite dishes for dinner when you were growing up? What were they? Whether it's homemade dumplings, an Asian stir-fry, Italian meatballs or beef casserole, we want to know what it is! To celebrate Mother's Day (May 12,) we're giving away two lobster dinners to the two best entries, so read on for more details:

To enter, tell us about one favorite dish of yours that is your mom's (grandma's, aunt's or whoever you look to as your mother figure) unique recipe and why you love it! Describe it in no more than 65 words (not characters.) Although not required, we'd love to see a picture of the dish, and/or the beautiful lady who made it! One entry per household please.

When you're ready to submit, you can do it two ways. Post your pic and/or your favorite dish (cooked by mom) on your Facebook wall, and don't forget to tag us (Type @SevenSeasChineseRestaurant in your status and we should pop up.) OR email us your entry:

We'll announce the winners on Mother's Day, so please post or email us your entry by May 10. Happy celebrating! Have you decided what you're doing for Mom yet?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Benefits Of Tofu And Delicious Ways To Enjoy Them

April is National Soyfoods Month and we're pleased about that! Tofu features prominently in many of our menu items, like mapo tofu, shredded pork in hot sauce and black mushroom in tofu roll. It's a healthy substitute for meat and has been touted for decades as a source of nutrients, including protein, amino acids, calcium and fiber. Soy also contains phytochemicals that are beneficial to our health. The main difference between tofu and meat protein is that you have to eat more tofu to meet the recommended dietary protein levels.

In the charts below, you can compare the nutritional values between tofu and chicken.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Bar: Upgraded

If you've visited us recently, you may have noticed that we made some changes. Sushi is now in the back, to make way for a proper bar! Some of our staff worked into the wee hours of the night to complete the revamp in two weeks. Kudo guys, and thanks for your hard work! Now you can grab a drink while you wait for your party to arrive, or when getting some dinner to go. So give our springtime cocktails a whirl!

First up is the Tropical Blue Saketini - pineapple juice, Blue Curacao and Gekkeikan sake.

Next is the Lychee Saketini - lychee juice, Gekkeikan sake, grenadine syrup and served with two plump and juicy lychees. Each drink is $7. We're planning a more detailed happy hour menu, so stay tuned for more.