SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- XINO, the famed "new experience" Chinese restaurant overlooking the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, is celebrating the turn of seasons with a special peek at one of the best-kept secrets to the dishes it is known for. Owner and Culinary Director, Chris Yeo is sharing a foundational culinary technique he and his chefs rely on consistently to craft the flavorful sauces and tender meats featured in several of XINO's signature dishes.
Chris is simmering his famous Rendang Beef, Spicy Basil Chicken, and Laksa Curry this autumn and invites guests to learn more about this time-honored cooking technique he utilizes in wok-fired and other dishes. He hopes to see new guests visiting XINO this season, to share the flavors of Asia with simmering sauces and distinctive preparations. XINO serves beautifully presented, individually plated meals and offers an impressive family-style experience that echoes themes of togetherness and celebration of a new season.
Yeo explains, "Simmering is a technique we use with the majority of our curry dishes, and many others. We place all the fresh herbs, seasonings and stock into a large tilt skillet and mix well until the liquid becomes hot just below boiling point, then we add the meat. Simmering renders a broth that becomes a rich flavorful sauce over several hours, naturally enhancing flavors of all the ingredients and ensuring meat is tender and succulent!" He adds, "This is a great technique to bring out flavors of the season – and with practice, anyone can do it!"
Experience XINO's focus on simmering for Autumn in the restaurant at 395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 308, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Request reservations online here or by phone at 310-755-6220, and keep in touch on Twitter and Facebook.
Editor's note: Recipes available upon request.
XINO, part of the Straits Restaurant Group, is an innovative "new experience" Chinese restaurant from renowned restaurateur Chris Yeo. The venue offers a highly sophisticated take on much-loved Dim Sum dishes and delivers guests a panoply of Asian flavors to complement familiar dishes in new ways. XINO creates unexpected culinary surprises that absolutely delight! Yeo and his executive chef present exotic interpretations of traditional cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients, crafted with techniques unique to the Pacific Rim. XINO delivers an experience like no other – including creative artisanal cocktails and spirits, alluring decor, and a sensual atmosphere. XINO also offers an al fresco dining deck overlooking the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA and in the evening the bar and lounge scene offers a vibrant and celebratory ambiance perfect for special shared occasions or an intimate night out. For a complete listing of Straits Restaurants visit www.straitsrestaurants.com.
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