Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Recipe: Chicken Curry

10 - 12oz Chicken
1 Medium Onion
1 Clove Garlic
2 Tablespoons Peanut Oil
2 Tablespoons Curry Powder
1 Tablespoon Light Soy
1 Tablespoon Cornflour
2 Tablespoon Coconut Cream or Coconut Milk
4oz Pineapple
1 Red Pepper
1 Pinch of Sugar
Add Salt to taste

Cut chicken into square cubes. Cut onion and red pepper into slices. Drain pineapple. Blend cornflour with soy sauce.

Heat oil in wok. When heated add onion and garlic and stir fry for a few seconds. Add the chicken and fry for approx 2 minutes or until the chicken turns brown.

Add curry powder and continue to stir fry for a further minute.

Turn cooker down to a medium heat, pour in stock and bring to boil. Then simmer gently for 5 - 8 minutes.

Add coconut cream, pepper, sugar, and pineapple then continue to stir. Finally add the cornflour mixture and let it simmer for another minute.

Dish is now ready to be served. Serve with boiled rice.

Recipe by May Ling Ryan.

Remember you can buy these ingredients from our online shop.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

About Us

Tradewinds Oriental Shop established in 1984 is a family run business based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

The business first started out with a small market stall selling a small selection of basic Chinese cooking ingredients and a variety of oriental arts and crafts. After 2 years there was sufficient demand to open a small shop in Scunthorpe. In 1991 we moved to a larger premises on Cole Street where we have been based since. Over time the demand for our products has come from areas outside the vicinity of Scunthorpe and in 2009 we have launched both our website and eBay shop.

We pride ourselves on our extensive range of essential cooking ingredients. These authentic food and spices are sourced by ourselves from importers throughout the UK. Our comprehensive range originates from the majority of South East Asian countries. We can offer a personal service by usually obtaining any item that we don't stock. We also supply wholesale and specialise in Thai and Chinese products.

Similarly our arts and crafts have been selected to provide an interesting oriental cross section of cultures and customs. We also sell a range of kitchenware, furniture and home accessories, and incense.

In general our pricing strategy is based on providing a fair price to all and we pride ourselves on meeting the expectations of our customers.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Competition! Win a Wok and Shovel set!

Would you like to WIN a 12" Wok and Shovel set? Well all you have to do is visit our website (www.tradewindsorientalshop.co.uk) and provide us with your feedback and ideas on how we can improve our website.

Why are we looking for ideas/feedback you may ask? Well,
at the end of the day it’s you the customer who shop from our website and we want to offer you a shopping experience that fulfils your needs so if you have any ideas then please let us know. We will try to incorporate as many ideas as possible when we update our website.

We have 4 sets up for grabs so visit our site and post your comments here!

Closing date for entries will be 21st July 2010. If you are lucky enough to be one of the four winners we will notify you by email by email on 28th July 2010. A choice of a round or flat based wok will be available. Unfortunately prizes can only be awarded to UK customers only.

Good Luck!

Tradewinds Oriental Shop

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Tradewinds Oriental Shop new to BLOGGER

Welcome to Tradewinds Oriental Shop Blog! As you can see the Blog is very bare at the moment. Unfortunately it is taking me longer than expected to get to grips in designing and structuring the Blog. The hundreds of gadgets to choose from doesnt't make things easier either. What would you like to see? Feel free to drop me a line and I'll see if I can follow up your ideas.

If you haven't seen our website then please check out www.tradewindsorientalshop.co.uk