As Feb 14 is approaching, are you still wondering how to impress your significant others on the once-in—a-year celebration of love and romance.
How about a hot dinner ? By hot, I mean spicy. Not ordinary spicy food you normally get from Siriracha sauce or Tabasco sauce, but the Sichuan mala taste featuring the combination of spicy, numbing and tingly taste with strong fragrance from Chili Peppers and Sichuan Peppercorns.
Chef Liu Restaurant at 9398 Bellaire Blvd has this special dinner set for two with authentic Sichuan cuisine dishes. The appetizer is the Crispy Tofu. The breaded Tofu is crispy outside while its softness is intact inside. Served with tomato sauce, it creates unforgettable bites you will enjoy.
The set has 2 entree, Chili Fish Nuggets and Chicken in Sweet Garlic Sauce.
Chili Fish Nuggets feature stir-fried breaded SWAI fish nugget with dried chili peppers and Sichuan Peppercorns.
Chicken in Sweet Garlic Sauce is fragrant, sweet and very slightly spicy. It is very popular among young generation.
Besides the entree, Dan Dan Noodles is also included in the package.
The set with these 4 dishes are only $29.99 between Feb 4 - Feb 14. One last thing worthy of mentioning is we have a BYOB policy with no service fee. After a romantic dinner often comes with wine.
Do you like Tofu? If so, you have to try out the new dish from Chef Liu Restaurant at the heart of Chinatown ( 9398 Bellaire Blvd, Houston 77036 ). It is called Crispy Tofu.
The dish has the inviting color combination of Red and Yellow. Once you start, you hardly can stop. The first bite gives you the crunchy feeling similar to egg roll. The outside skin of Tofu has a unique crispiness. With the tomato sauce, it somewhat tastes like French Fries. Then the softness of Tofu follows, making a wonderful supplement. Besides tomato sauce, Sweet Garlic sauce is also an excellent choice to dip the Tofu strips in.
Vine Pepper Chicken is a special dish of Chef Liu Houston. which is named after the amazingly fragrant and numbing Vine Peppers. The dish applies the chicken soup with Vine Peppers, fresh Chili Peppers as well as Chili Oil dotted with White Sesame. It is a classical Sichuan Cuisine dish.
To make the dish stand out, we use fresh free-range chicken with fragrant chicken soup. Given some may not like the numbing effect of Vine Peppers, we also have the chili oil taste for customers to choose.
. Among all the chili peppers commonly used in Sichuan Cuisine, Facing-Heaven Chili Peppers is probably the most famous one. In Chinese, it is called Chao Tian Jiao (朝天椒). It contains a relatively high level of heat and at the same time is quite aromatic. When cooked properly, it can bring a vivid red color to your dishes. Withe superior combination of flavor, color and aroma, Facing-Heaven Chili Peppers are one of the most favorite chili peppers for many Sichuan cusine chefs.
At Chef Liu Houston, we use a lot of Facing-Heaven Chili Peppers to achieve and maintain the authencity of our Sichuan dishes. Our Facing-heaven Chili Peppers are imported directly from Sichuan China by our partner SNS Food LLC. You can purchase it from www.spicyelement.com.
You can also find many recipes from www.spicyelement.com with Facing-Heaven Chili Peppers.
Red Braised Mutton (Skin-on), 红烧带皮羊肉 in Chinese, is considered a delicacy in Sichuan Cuisine. In Chinese cuisine, the key to a successful mutton dish is to get rid of the unpleasant smell while keeping the unique taste and rich texture of mutton intact.
Traditional Sichuan Cuisine takes advantage of chili peppers and spices such as Sichuan Peppercorns and Star Anise to get rid of the unpleasant smell from the mutton.
Some may wonder why keep the mutton skin. A couple of reasons why Chinese like the muttion with skin. First, the muttion skin adds a layer of soft and flavorful tissue to chew on, which compliments the lean mutton muscles. Second, the skin, when cooked properly, has a rich flavor which is different from the muscle tissue. Last but not least, the skin is said to have plenty of protein. In China protein would not be easily disposed and wasted.
If you want to try this dish, please pay us a visit at 9398 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, Texas, 77036. Phone: 281-501-1840.
Red Braised Venison (红烧鹿肉）features venison stew from Texas using traditional Chinese cooking technique. The slightly spicy dish has strong aroma from the spices such as star anise, Sichuan peppercorns and cinnamon. The cauliflower and fresh Japaleno peppers create a balanced taste of vegetable and meat.
The vension is soft and quite soft and full of flavors. The venison texture is quite clear when your teetch cut through it. But at the same you are still able to appreciate the softness resulted from the 8-plus minute of pressure cooking. All in all, this dish just showcase how the traditional Chinse cooking technique could totally transform the food material into something you feel familiar and fresh at the same time.
Many dishes at Chef Liu Houston such as this exemplifies our capability to apply traditional Chinese cooking technique to the local food materials.
Chef Liu Houston has launched Alipay service - Now you can pay the bill in USD at Chef Liu using Alipay. Chef Liu will received the payment in US Dollars and Alipay will deduct the fund in your Alipay account in RMB. The exchange rate will be the official central parity exchange rate announced by China SAFE (State Adminstration of Foreign Exchange) on the transaction date.
From now till October 31st 2017, you will enjoy 15% of your bill (up to 50 RMB) if you pay the bill through Alipay at Chef Liu Houston. Each customer can only enjoy the discount one time during the promtion period.
We have collected over $180 for Harvey Relief. As planned, we donated to the local Sichuanese Association.
We also donated over 40 lunches for Houston Chinese Association for their volunteers of Harvey Relief.
As Hurricane Harvey is gone, Southeast Texas and Houston entered the stage of reconstruction.
Chef Liu Houston has actively joined in the reconstruction efforts. Fortunately our staff and our restaurant do not endure the adversities many fellow Houstonians are facing. During the Labor Day weekend, we are donating all sales proceeds of Braised Beef Tripe to help Harvery recovery of local communities. So far till the enf of Sept 3rd, we have collected $130 and will report back the final number after the close of Sept 4.
We are OPEN today!
To celebrate the passing of Harvey and show our gratitude to the nature &our customers we offer free Ice Curd (冰粉) for any party coming in our restaurant for lunch / dinner today! Till the supply runs out.
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Chef Liu Restaurant at 9398 Bellaire Blvd, Houston Texas starts to accept WeChat Pay. WeChat is the biggest Social Media app in China with over 600 million active users. Its mobile payment tool WeChat Pay has over 400 million users in China.
Here is the brief steps for WeChat Pay:
At Chef Liu Restaurant we are trying to make the payment process more convenient and as smoothly as possible for our customers. By introducing WeChat Pay, people with WeChat Wallet could pay the bill in USD using their RMB balance with the real time currency exchange and without any foreign currency transaction fee. Compared to the credit card payment, WeChat payment is more convenient, with less fraud risk, more cost-effecient and most of all, much more user-friendly.
We also start to accept Alipay as well.