Dubai is home to a vibrant food scene, and Chinese cuisine is one of the most popular choices among food enthusiasts. One of the most used cooking methods in Chinese cuisine is stir frying which involves quickly cooking small pieces of ingredients in a hot wok, with a small amount of oil, while constantly stirring the ingredients to ensure even cooking.
The wok is a versatile and beloved cooking utensil that has been an integral part of Chinese and Asian cuisine for over 2,000 years. Historians have a number of theories as to why it was invented but it was thought to be originally developed by nomadic Mongol tribes who needed something that was easy to carry and large enough to accommodate cooking large amounts of food quickly. There is a certain elegance to this idea when we view it alongside the development of the stir fry.
The beauty of the wok is in the nuance of its design, allowing for varied temperatures in different parts of the pan, with the base being hotter than the sides. This makes it possible to cook ingredients that require different temperatures in separate zones. A wok is so versatile that in a sense if you are using one, it’s as if you have a full set of cookware.
In the skilled hands of Chef David, this makes it the ideal platform for preparing a delectable and transformative array of dishes. Where else would you have the opportunity to enjoy a dish like our enchanting Wok Fried Wagyu Beef? With prime Wagyu, roasted peanuts, and crispy mushrooms, it bursts with umami flavors. You can opt for the classic sweet and sour chicken, and to add our own original twist to it, we complement it with sweet and nutty candied walnuts and chicken thighs cooked to perfection. If you’re feeling the heat, try our Ma Po Tofu, a Szechuan Classic Mapo Tofu with Omni and Zha Cai Pickle: spicy and delicious.
At Tàn chá, our priority is always to enrich your lives with exquisite gastronomic experiences and to challenge your expectations of what traditional Chinese cuisine can be. Innovatively and expertly fused, all ingredients perfectly complement each other to achieve maximum flavor and texture. Above all, our respect for the traditions and origins of Chinese food guides everything we do at Tàn Chá in our endeavour to offer guests the best Asian cuisine in Dubai.
The next time you sit down to enjoy a stir-fried dish, take a second to consider that you are among a long line of fellow diners that stretches back over two millennia. The stir fry is a truly historic dish and at Tàn chá we have managed to elevate it to new heights. Join us to experience the magic for yourself.