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September, 2011

  1. What’s Your Idea of a Chinese Banquet

    September 25, 2011 by Villa Tempest

    Recently, we’ve been reviewing our time in China and some of the many, many dishes we enjoyed. By doing this we’ve managed to nail down a set of dishes we believe encompasses our experiences and would make the Number One’s list.

    This of course begs the question, what dishes would make it onto your, all time favourites, Chinese Banquet Menu?

    This is our choice of an all time favourite Chinese Banquet


    Kouweisha, 口味虾 & Liang Bang Huanggua, 凉拌黄瓜 or Chuan La Huanggua, 麻辣黄瓜

    Changsha-style Spicy Freshwater Crayfish, and

    Cucumber Salad or Spicy Sichuan Cucumber


    1. Ma Po Dou Fu, 麻婆豆腐

    Mapo Tofu

    2. Muer Chao Jidan, 木耳炒鸡蛋

    Stir fried Woodear Fungus and Egg

    3. La Baicai

    Spicy Cabbage

    4. Qing Cong Rong Xilanhua, 青葱西兰花

    Shallots,青葱 (instead of garlic, 蒜茸) sauteed with Broccoli

    5. Qing Jiao Niurou Si, 青椒牛肉丝

    Stir Fried Beef and Green Pepper

    6. Qing Zheng Gui Yu, 清蒸桂鱼

    Steamed Mandarin Fish


    Xi hong shi Ji dan Tang, 西红柿鸡蛋汤

    Tomato and Egg Soup

    Palate Cleanser

    Hami Gua, 哈密瓜 or Seasonal Fruits

    …And that’s the latest news from Villa Tempest.

  2. This Week We’re Not At The Market.

    September 1, 2011 by Villa Tempest

    Just a brief note to let people know that due to administrative issues, Villa Tempest will not be operating a BBQ at this Saturday’s Weekend Market. As negotiations continue, we may be back in the near future. Watch this space.

    …And that’s the latest news from the Kitchens of Villa Tempest.