Sunday, 20 January 2013

Blue Dragon Restaurant Style Sauces - Review

Blue Dragon- the Chinese sauce experts,  are currently revamping their products and have now revealed a tasty new restaurant selection. So you can enjoy your favourite Chinese meals and takeaways at home at a fraction of the cost.




The innovative new range gives you the freedom to create delicious oriental flavours whenever you fancy, choose from Crispy Chilli Beef, Lemon Battered Chicken or Sweet & Sour Battered Chicken

Simply coat your chicken or beef with the tempura mix, add ice cold water if you prefer a fluffy texture to your batter and shallow fry until crispy.  Pour over the sauce, heat through and serve for a quick, tasty meal in moments.

Now being a lover of Blue Dragon already, as I often use their stir-fry sauces I thought I would check these out, and was delighted when they gave me some to try. 



I loved the idea of the tempura batter being included with the sauce to give an authentic Chinese meal. I added extra pineapple to the sauce for the sweet and sour as it was suggested and I think I will also add red pepper next time I cook it. The result was a delicious sweet and sour sauce although I am glad I added the pineapple  as it would have been a very smooth sauce without it. I think I made the batter with too much water as it didn't coat the chicken as it should have, which was a shame, next time I will be strict at measuring the 60ml of water for the batter.



Sweet and sour battered chicken

The crispy chilli beef was truly delicious! It had the correct amount of spice for me - I must admit I don't like food too hot, but still like a bit of spice. The sauce was very smooth again but I preferred it like this for this sauce. I managed to make the batter correctly this time - phew!

The Sweet and Sour fridge pack can serve up to 16 people. You must remember though that it is a little stronger than normal sweet and sour, so a little goes a long way. It's a very economical pack too and very handy to have in the fridge when you want a tasty meal.

I am not a fan of Wasabi sauce, but that is my choice. My husband said it pulls a punch! 

Blue Dragon Restaurant Specials Sweet & Sour Battered Chicken and Crispy Chilli Beef will be available in Morrison’s from 29th October with an RRP of £1.59. Lemon Battered Chicken will be in store from January 2013. 




If you want to get inspired there are also recipes on their website to give you ideas on how to use a wide range of their ingredients.
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6 comments

  1. They sound delicious. Must give them a go. I love chinese food :)

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  2. I use these and agree they are delicious!

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  3. Would not buy again, as batter slips off the food, very slippery mixture, used as per pkt instructions.

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    1. I found it didn't coat the mixture as well as I thought but I think I added the wrong quantity of water

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