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Kung Pao Chicken: Easy Recipe

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Who doesn’t like some Chinese food?

Asian food, specially Chinese, has very special taste. They know how to use the different spices and sauces to create spectacular tastes. Sometimes, the Chinese food crave hits, you just have to go get it; but we gotta admit, it can be a little bit pricey. The good news is, a lot of meals can be easy prepared at home.

Kung Pao chicken is a popular Chinese dish made with diced chicken, chilies, and peanuts.

Here is the easy recipe:

Ingredients:

400-500g chicken, 100g peanuts

Seasonings:

Dried red chilies, 5 green onions, a piece of ginger, 5 pieces of garlic, 30g cooking oil, 15g thick broad-bean sauce, 5g cooking wine, 15g cooking starch, 2g salt, 5g rice vinegar, 10g soy sauce, and 5g sugar

Preparation

1. Clean the chicken breasts and dice them.

2. Stir together the cooking wine, cooking starch, and salt, and marinated the chicken cubes in the mixture for half an hour.

Kung Pao Chicken

3. Soak peanuts in hot water for 10 minutes and remove the peanut skins.

4. Clean the dried red chili peppers and cut them into small pieces. Clean and chop the green onions. Clean and dice the ginger and garlic.

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5. Make a bowl of starchy sauce with the sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and cooking wine.

Instructions:

1. Use a moderate amount of oil to fry the peanuts until they turn yellow, drain them, and set them on a plate to cool. Cool peanuts are crisper.

2. Using high heat, heat oil in a hot wok, then add the chicken cubes, and fry until they turn slightly brown. Drain them and remove them to a plate.

3. Leave some cooking oil in the wok, and using a high heat stir-fry the dried chilies for 30 seconds to release the spice.

4. Then re-add the fried chicken cubes and add the diced garlic and ginger, and the thick broad-bean sauce. Stir-fry until the sauce becomes red.

5. Add the starchy sauce and chopped green onions, and re-add the cool fried peanuts. Stir-fry together for 30 seconds.

6. Serve it on a plate.

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8 of Riyadh’s Newest Restaurants

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We know Jeddah season have keeping you a tad busy but let’s shift our attention to Riyadh for a change, shall we?

In the past few months, more and more restaurants have been opening their doors in Riyadh, some of which have made it from other countries to give your tummy a new flavor that your taste buds will thank you for!

Here are some of the top restaurants that have just recently opened in Riyadh.

1- Eggsactly

Who said eggs were lame? Certainly not Eggsactly. The restaurant offers an all day breakfast so you don’t have to worry about waking up early on a weekend to go out on a breakfast date.

Eggs are offered from 6:00 AM till 3:00 PM though, and don’t worry eggs aren’t the only thing they serve.

2- Joy Cafe 

The cafe offers an exquisite international menu, and what they serve certainly makes a great lunch meal that you can take in between working hours.

From salads and mini burgers to a wide variety in desserts!

3- Catch 22 

All the way from Dubai to the Zone in Riyadh. The place itself is trendy and the menu is just as fun.

‘A social contemporary eatery that serves an array of Western inspired dishes. Catch22 is an experience and not just a restaurant.’

4- GÜRKAN ŞEF Steakhouse 

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The meat artist has come to you all the way from Turkey to Riyadh to offer you with an exquisite experience for meat lovers.

Their burgers are obviously a must try!

5- Dukkan Original

Burgers? check. Burger in a yellow bun? check. Burger is a red bun? check. Burger in a regular bun? Also check! The Kuwaiti restaurant will give you a unique dining experience with their creations, that are all a must try.

6- Monopoly 

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The place itself is stunning, located in ‎the ‏Diplomatic Quarter in Oud Square, the restaurant is perfect for date night, because their dishes aren’t the only appealing thing!

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7- Chick’N’Bun

It’s a chick thing like they say, but one we certainly dig! Aside from fancy restaurants and extra extravagant dishes, the beauty is in the simplicity and this chick place is certainly raising the bar high for other fast food restaurants.

8- Kimono 

Sushi lovers, gather up! Because this one is definitely for you. In a short time, the place proved itself among other sushi places. As for the place, it is small yet with a cozy atmosphere.

 

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International Cuisines to Satisfy Your Cravings During Jeddah Season

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A number of internationally famous restaurants are participating in the festivities of this Jeddah Season from Italian cuisine to a Greek-Mediterranean one, you surely will find what you are craving.

We are listing those restaurants for your pick, so choose wisely to make the best out of your Jeddah Season experience.

1- Nusr-Et Steakhouse

Ever heard of salt bae? Well, that is it! The restaurant offers a variety of unique options, all in premium quality and top notch service that make the restaurant the ideal choice for meat lovers.

For reservation: 9200 22395

2- Signor Sassi

The restaurant is one of the best known Italian restaurants in London,and is known for their simple Italian menu and good vibes.

For reservation: 9200 22395

3- Joël Robuchon

The restaurant serves simple yet exquisite French cooking and is located in the well-know Assila hotel, where the restaurant is overlooking the Jeddah landscape from the 17th floor.

For reservation: +966 55 582 9871

4- Asador de Aranda

The restaurant uses clay oven which is a simple but unique technique that results in an even more delicious meal. The Spanish restaurant combines between the taste of Northern and Southern America to grant you a remarkable experience.

5- Beirut Khanum

The Lebanese restaurant offers guests with elaborate feasts of traditional Arabic dishes with precision.

6- Coya

Coya is a Latin American cuisine offering exciting flavors using ingredients from several countries such as Spain, Japan and China, those uniquely picked ingredients help serve you an exceptional taste.

7- Gaia

The Greek-Mediterranean cuisine offers modern plates with a captivating taste, it is surely a new experience that you are most likely to fall for.

8- Zuma

The restaurant adds a sophisticated twist to the traditional Japanese Izakaya style of informal eating and drinking.

 

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Restaurants That Are Offering Exquisite Ramadan Iftar

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Food is always a highlight of Ramadan, we grocery shop early for this month, and prepare for extravagant gatherings and long dinning tables of everything that is mouthwatering.

We usually don’t like to dine out for that sole reason, because why give up on a good fulfilling homemade meal for a pricey one? But when the restaurant choices are almost as good as your homemade one, then the obvious choice would be to dine out for a change.

And because we understand the struggle, we gathered the following top notch restaurants for a delicious night out!

1- Fairouz Garden 

The open buffet from Fairouz Garden offers various dishes from western Lebanese cuisine. They surely cater for all the different tastes, and their prices are quite reasonable.

The buffet consists of appetizers, salads, main dishes, soups, desserts and hot drinks.

There is an outdoor seating, and partitions as well.

For their set menus, check their Instagram.

2- The Organic Cafe 

The cafe is offering a set menu catered especially for Ramadan, and they are widely known for their astounding desserts and the place itself is really nice.

3- Rosh Rayhan 

The 5-star hotel is blessing us with an open buffet of various western dishes. They are plenty, and they are delicious!

Not only that, but they do also provide healthy food. But let’s be realistic, who would give up Kabsa for a salad?

4- Courtyard Riyadh Olaya 

We have mentioned before Ward Tent in Marriott Courtyard, but we didn’t do the food justice. The place itself is quiet and well organized, and the food is more than amazing. The open buffet lacks nothing, and they even have a cooking corner where Italian food and Shawerma are cooked right in front of you.

5- Al Faisaliah Hotel

Whatever it is that you might be craving throughout the day, you will find it during Iftar at Fawanees. It is a setting that combines traditional food with sophisticated style, offering the perfect blend of flavor and flair.

‘Fawanees lets you indulge in exquisite Iftar buffets featuring an infinite variety of freshly prepared delicacies created by the hotel’s celebrated chefs.’

 

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