CATERING WITH A “TWIST”
CATERING WITH A “TWIST” AVAILABLE ON THE CENTRAL COAST of NSW
If you plan to have a small party and you live on the Central Coast of NSW, talk to Chan's at Erina about you catering needs.
Steamboat is the way to go – easy, healthy and very affordable especially on a cold winter or raining day or night
You can invest in the steamboat set and crockery by purchasing them or you can hire the necessary crockery from Chan's, So come in and discuss with us which is the best option
You can purchase all the food (see menu) from Chan's and a friendly staff is more than happy to show you how easy it is to cater to your guests
Or for a small fee, a friendly staff from Chan's will come to your residence and help you set up the steamboat and show you how to prepare the food ( Not much at all)
- Steamboat pot (with a divider)
- Portable gas burner
- 2 Soup ladles
- 4 - 4.5” Chinese bowls for the sauces
- 4 to 5 Large bowls or plates
- 1 Large Chinese Teapot (optional – If you intend to have Chinese tea)
Crockery required for each person:
- 1 Soup ladle (with holes) or metal net
- 1 pair of chopsticks
- 1 chop stick stand
- 1 8”Chinese Plate
- 1 5”Chinese Bowl
- 1 Chinese spoon
- 1 3.75” Saucer
- 1 Chinese teacup (Optional if you intend to have Chinese tea)
Or you can use your own crockery but item 1) is definitely needed i.e the soup ladle (with holes) or metal net
Following is the history of Steamboat and the Menu
Steamboat – the easy and healthy way to enjoy Eastern Cuisine!
(Instead of the BBQ!!!)
What is Steamboat?
The Steamboat refers to the simmering pot of broth which is usually placed in the centre of the table where all seated diners can access. Ingredients are placed in the broth and allowed to cook until ready to eat, which typically is no more than a couple of minutes. Popular Steamboat ingredients include thinly sliced meat (such as beef, chicken, pork or lamb), seafood (fish, prawns or squid), fish balls, beef balls etc, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, tofu and noodles – the list is endless depending on your preferences!
Once the ingredients are cooked, everyone can scoop out their own food using a small metal net, which is a lot of fun for all the family. The food is then dipped into whatever sauce takes your fancy. You can even drink the soup that is left after all the ingredients have been eaten so nothing goes to waste!
Where does Steamboat originate from?
Steamboat originated in northern China during the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906) and quickly became popular throughout the rest of the region. Each area includes their own special ingredients, much like you can today with your own Steamboat! Over time, Steamboat has become very popular in many East Asian countries such as Japan, Korea and Malaysia. In Thailand, the most popular restaurant chain is not a McDonalds or KFC, it is
||Pak Choy||Snow Peas|
|Tom Yum Paste
|| Chinese Cabbage
|Or Any Special Stock for Steam Boat
||Or Your own choice|
|Sliced Chicken or Chicken Balls
||Hoi Sin Sauce
|Sliced Pork or Pork Balls
|| Plum Sauce
|| Malaysian Satay
|Sliced Beef or Beef Balls
||Or Your own choice|
||Low Carb Ndles|
|Squid (Cut into bite size)
|Cuttlefish (Cut into bite size) or
||Cuttlefish Balls Ordinary Tofu
||Or any you prefer|
|Pieces of Fish or Fish Balls|