Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Signature Hot Pot Portuguese Seafood Rice Recipe @Sheraton-Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central


Signature Asian restaurant, Xin at Sheraton-Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Centralis the only Hot Pot serving restaurant on the entire Macao peninsula, and is famous for its signature Portuguese Seafood Rice that is served there. I was fortunate to receive this recipe from Chef Lei Suu Wang who wanted to feature his recipe for my viewers.

What is Xin Seafood? 
The concept of Xin, which literally translates to “freshness” was inspired by a vibrant Asian seafood market. Hot Pot experience at Xin, located on the ground floor of the hotel. Xin offers Asian hotpot, fresh-from-the-tank seafood and Asian-inspired dishes.

PORTUGESE PORTUGESE SEAFOOD RICE RECIPE

Ingredients
1000g long grain rice/Basmati
300g firm white fish, cut into pieces
300g squid, cut into pieces
500g fresh prawns, peeled and deveined
300g fresh clams
1000g fresh mussels
300g scallop
300g mud crab, cut into quarters
100g onion, finely chopped
30g red capsicum, finely chopped
2g bay leaf
80g minced garlic
20g minced ginger
40ml white wine
5g cayenne pepper
2000ml water
30g coriander, finely chopped
4g salt
4g pepper
500ml tomato sauce

Method
  • Fry all the seafood in a big shallow pan for about 5 minutes, or until you notice a slight change in color, and set aside.
  • In another big pot, saute onion, garlic, ginger, red capsicum, and bay leaf until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Add white wine, tomato sauce, cayenne pepper and water.
  • Bring to a boil, turn to low heat and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Next, steam the rice and set aside.
  • In the pan with the seafood, add rice and white wine tomato sauce mixture and cook for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if required.
  • Transfer to bowls, drizzle with olive oil and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Longest Roof Top Table Brunch @High Ultra Lounge-Bengaluru


High Ultra Lounge created history last Sunday, now I can say, I've seen it all,” dinning at national record of longest rooftop brunch was an amazing experience. After successful record for longest domino trail in the country, High created another record setting up longest brunch table 412 feet seating 1000 people at once. 


The afternoon stared with a live band and DJ along with skilled bartenders doing tricks with the glasses that mesmerized us. There was kite flying, mannequin challenge, dance floor and longest domino trail. We experienced scrumptious food, tantalizing drinks, live music and a spectacular view of the city last sunday.

High is known for its spectacular view and lip-smacking food, It was truly a surprise for the brunch lovers in town. Buffet Specials included Assorted Sushi and Sashimi, Live Japanese Seafood and veg tempura station,  dimsum counters, salad bar, beverage bar, chip and dips counter followed by thai curries and gravies, Noodles, fried rice and dessert counter ๐Ÿ˜‹

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Cranberry and Orange Juice welcome drink.

Cranberry Juice

Champagne from Jacobs Creek

Sangria Jacobs Creek

Lamb meat balls

Chips and Dips Station
Dips 

Salad Station

Fruit Spring Rolls

Ceviche and Sashimi Station
Sashimi

Chicken stuffed Jiaozi
Corn Fritters, Basil Chicken Satay, Crumb Coated Fish and Crispy Meat Balls..


Grilled Pork Belly

Veg and Crab Tempura, Prawn Grill and Gyoza

Crispy Chicken, Eggplant and Baby corn, Pineapple and tofu and chilly chicken stir fry

Crispy Stir Fried Noodles

Fried Rice

Thai Curry green and red, Chicken teriyaki sauce and mixed vegetable in teriyaki sauce.

Banoffee Pie
Dessert Counter
Concluding my Blog with a cute capture Daddy and Daughter Kite Flying #daddydaughtertime.

New Smoky Grilled Chicken @KFC It's Finger Linkin' Good


My Blogger Friend Shiju and I, recently headed out to KFC- Koramangala, to try out their new offering Smoky Chicken. Once in 6 months I have seen KFC is constantly updating limited edition or new products to their menu. This way we get to treat ourself's with new lip smacking chicken. 

The New Smoky Grilled Chicken is marinated in a signature smoky sauce and grilled to perfection, topped with garlic chipotle sauce. The Smoky Grilled Chicken is juicy has a unique smoky flavor and taste. 

What I really liked about this product is, KFC has tried to incorporate a gourmet offering on a budget to customers. We have two choices grilled chicken in burger or grilled thighs. Overall smoky flavor and spicy garlic topping adds to the taste. 4 Pieces Chicken Thighs is 279 + Taxes and 290 + Taxes for the burger.



Smoky Chipotle Grilled Chicken Thighs

Smoky Chipotle Grilled Chicken Burgers

Grilled Chichen Bucket 

French Fries

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chicken Chowmein Recipe


Chicken Chowmein is my comfort food during winter๐Ÿ˜€ We don't need precisely chopped veggies use what you have in fridge...peas and beans in my case๐Ÿ˜‰


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Ingredients:
1/2 Inch Ginger
8 Pods Garlic
2 Medium Onions
5 Sprigs Spring Onions
5 + 3 Chilies
2 Dried Red Chilies
2 Tbsp Soya Sauce 
1 Tbsp Pepper Powder
500 Grams Noodles (I used whole wheat noodles)
250 Grams Chicken Mince
1 Tsp Chinese tasting salt (MSG/Ajinomoto)
1 Star Anise
3 Cloves 
2 Inch Sticks Cinnamon
Salt as per taste 
3 Tbsp Oil 

Prep Up:
Finely Chop 1 Onion, Ginger and Garlic.
Thinly Slice the other Onion.
Finely Chop Spring Onions.

Finely Chop 5 Green Chilies and Slit the other 3 Chilies.
Cook the noodles as per package directions reserve.
Slit and chop the beans into 2 inch pieces reserve.
Par boil the green peas reserve.

Marinate the chicken mince 15 to 20 minutes ahead of time. Add finely chipped onion, ginger, garlic, 1 tbsp spring onions and chilies 1 tbsp soya sauce, 1/2 tsp pepper powder, 1/2 tbsp salt and 1/4 tsp ajinomoto mix well and reserve ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Tip:
We can also use ready-made store bought five spice powder instead of whole spices๐Ÿ˜Ž
Method:
Heat a heavy bottom wok or pot add oil and place on medium flame.

Once the oil starts to smoke add spices and allow to splutter. 
Add slit chilies, dried red chilies, sliced onions and fry until the onion turns light pink in color.

Add the bean and peas to the onions and fry for a minute. Add marinated chicken mince and fry until the chicken crumbles apart.
Add 1/2 Cup water to the chicken allow to cook until the veggies and chicken are cooked.

Once the chicken has cooked place the flame on high allow the excess moisture to evaporate. Add salt, 1 tbsp soya sauce, 1/2 tsp pepper powder fry for a minute.

Add cooked noodles to the masala mix till well combined and fry for a minute. Garnish with coriander and spring onions serve hot...Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‹ 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ordering Food From Box8


Box 8 is an app and web-based food delivery service who operate in 3 cities...Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru. There is something for everyone in Box 8 from sandwiches to all-in-one-meals ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Overall concept of delivering home style fresh meals on a budget is something many expats and IT professionals are looking forward too, just because people who are here(in Bengaluru) for work do not prefer traveling but yet want to enjoy delicious meals served to them on call. People who want to organize large parties or events can contact Box 8 they handle bulk party orders ๐Ÿ˜ 


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About Box8: Started by two IIT graduates Amit Raj and Anshul Gupta, Box8 currently claims to serve 12,000 meals every day to its consumer base through a network of 60 stores across three cities Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru. The company initially started out as Poncho in 2011 serving only Mexican dishes in the quick service format (QSR), but then expanded its menu and re-branded (to Box8) in 2014.


How was the food? All the dishes were moderately warm. they provide microwaveable bowls for reheating if needed. 

The salads and sandwiches were filling packed with fresh veggies and chicken๐Ÿ˜‹ However they could've provided some tissues and plastic utensils, along with a 200 ml water bottle, these add on's are nice touches and this is something many food delivery services are over looking. We were really impressed with the packaging, pricing and service. 

 Ice tea and Masala Lemonade

 Herbed Chicken Salad

Morsels of grilled chicken tenders are coated in a basil and pepper paste tossed with veggies, olives and thousand island sauce. This is a cold chicken salad can be sandwiched with bread and eaten ๐Ÿ˜‡


Impressive Packaging there were no leaks or spills.

 Veg Royal Feast Sandwich


Whole wheat bread filled with crispy veggies, paneer, olives and mushrooms the creamy and nutty sauce adds to the flavor and taste.

 Tandoori Chicken Sandwich


Whole wheat bread sandwiched with boneless grilled tandoori chicken and veggies...the sweet corn and mustard spread set this sandwich apart ๐Ÿ˜‹


 Paneer House Full Wrap
 Whole wheat roti filled with spicy veg and paneer filling...


 Chicken seekh Wraps


Chicken seekh kababs rolled in whole wheat roti with veggies and tangy sauce.



Chicken Tikka Biryani: This biryani was spicy its served with a chutney and raita. Pieces of boneless chicken are marinated in red masala flame grilled and dum cooked with rice.  
 Bhuna Kabab Meal


Succulent Chicken Kababs in a spicy gravy + Dal Makhani + Rice + Salad + Chutney + Roti + Gulab Jamun was quite a filling meal.

 Choco Lava Cake

Gulab Jamuns
For all the food we had it was only 1300/- ₹. Since we keep travelling back and forth from Bangalore Box 8 seems to be reasonable and convenient for me to carry food on the go. We are also planning to try more food and Icecreams... Visit https://box8.in or follow them on https://www.facebook.com/Box8.in