23rd January 2012 sees the start of the Year of the Dragon. In Eastern philosophy, the dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. It also happens to be part of Blue Dragon’s brand logo!
At Blue Dragon, we're seriously passionate about Oriental food. If you're interested in cooking an authentic Oriental dish, we can help you prepare everything from a simple yet delicious stir fry, right through to more adventurous dishes.
We think stir fries are fabulous! Quick and easy, they’re also the perfect dish to get creative with.
To make sure yours are the best they can be, check out the following tips:
|Stop it sticking |
Cut things evenly
Stagger your cooking times
Add bigger and more dense vegetables and meats first. They will take longer to cook than small, finer ones.
Add aromatic ingredients first
Remove the meat once it's cooked
|Add shellfish last |
Add sauce at the end
| How to use chopsticks |
Step 1: Hold one chopstick between your thumb and middle finger. Position the chopstick so that it lies at the base of your thumb (on the joint) and at the lower joint of the middle finger. The chopstick shouldn’t touch the forefinger.
rest against the tip of your thumb; the top of the chopstick should rest against the pad of your forefinger.
towards the stationary one.
| How to make a ‘Lily Fold’ napkin pattern |
slightly starched, stiff or crisply ironed.
Step 1: Lay the napkin face-down in front of you as a square.
grasping it in the middle and keeping the open ends at the
are evenly distributed, to form the petals.
| How to make a 'Tomato Rose' carving |
a thick, unblemished skin.
tomato, cut towards the centre, keeping the blade just under
outer cut even. As you get nearer to the original incision, aim
to cut under and below it.
original cut. Continue cutting round the tomato, keeping the
skin all in one piece.
narrower and narrower. The skin should be in a single
piece with a wide end and a narrow end.
curling it in on itself.
curled skin on top of the end of the skin.