14th June 2016

The best restaurant in Parramatta explains the Chinese cooking technique Velveting

Velveting is a Chinese cooking technique that is commonly used in stir-frying meat or seafood and is what lets the Chinese restaurants create that juicy, delectable consistency we all know and love throughout their foods. The best restaurant in Parramatta will explain velveting for you. 

We will use thinly cut, skinless chicken as our example:

  • It is first marinated in a base mixture of salt, liquid and cornstarch for at least 30 minutes (each chef will use their own respective ingredients that defines their food)
  • After it has been marinated, it is then flash fired in a wok with either water or oil over high heat and then left to cool
  • During the cooling period the vegetables are cook and sauce is prepared
  • The chicken is then added to the wok at the end of this for a short sauté with the prepared sauce and vegetables
  • Then it is served!

 The most important part of velveting is the marinade, as that is what lets the chicken stay moist and juicy throughout the cooking process instead of becoming dry.

Feel free to make a booking today at the best restaurant in Parramatta to try our authentic Chinese food today.