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Spicy & fiery Xiang Cuisine at Yue Yuan Restaurant, Crowne Plaza

Hunan cuisine, also known as Xiang cuisine, is one of the Eight Great Traditions of Chinese cuisine and is well known for its spicy flavors, fresh aroma, and deep colors. It consists of the cuisines of the Xiang River region, Dongting Lake, and western Hunan Province in China. Hunan cuisine is known for being gan la (干辣; "dry and spicy") or purely hot, as opposed to Sichuan cuisine's ma la (麻辣; "spicy and numbing"), to which it is often compared.      Yue Yuan Restaurant, the Chinese restaurant at Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen, recently

Quality Fotiaoqiang and mushroom recipes at Yue Yuan Restaurant

Late July is wild mushroom season in southern Fujian: mushroom gatherers can find summer fungi growing on chestnut trunks, oak trees, and organic manure. Yue Yuan Restaurant , Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen’s Chinese restaurant, recently launched a series of fancy seasonal mushroom recipes and a traditional Chinese delicacy, Fotiaoqiang, at its culinary class. The class is held at 10:45 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday, and includes a small serving of Fotiaoqiang.     Fotiaoqiang (佛跳墙) consists of steamed abalone with shark's fin, fish maw, sea

Anti-terror drill held at Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen

    An anti-terror drill was held at Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen on July 17. During the drill, a security team consisting of hotel security guards showed off their anti terror skills by practicing their ability to quickly respond to terrorist attacks. At the beginning of the drill, a “terrorist” with a knife entered the plaza and began trying to attack people. The security team responded quickly, with several hotel security guards armed with steel forks, explosion-proof shields and anti-riot sticks surrounding the terrorist and seizing him in less than

A Roaring New Year of Snake with Yee Sang Dish at Crowne Plaza

Yee Sang is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.   Amid the joyous celebrations of the Lunar New Year, Yue Chao Chinese Restaurant at Paragon by Crowne Plaza Xiamen is full of fun and fantastic tastes. The talented chefs there have prepared a selection of unique and sumptuous set menus, with “Yee Sang” to begin with, starting from 3688RMB per table (10 people), to help you pass a memorable meal with your loved ones! Eating “Yee Sang” is truly an experience in itself. The symbolism of what the dish represents is what makes it

Thai King's 85th birthday celebration at Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen

Today(Dec. 5, 2012) is the National Day of Thailand which coincides with the 85th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.    The Royal Thai Consulate-General held a celebration party on Tuesday night on the 3rd floor of the Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen to mark the 85th Birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and Thai National Day, which share the same date of December 5th.   King Bhumibol, who is also known as Rama IX, is well-loved and revered by the public. He is the ninth monarch in the Chakri dynasty which was founded in

Get merry @ Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen for 2012 Christmas

  The Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen is presenting hearty Christmas packages to entice you to spend a merry Christmas at the hotel. Conveniently located in Xiamen's business centre, the five-star hotel is dedicated to offering perfect experiences in both dining and accommodation for every guest, with innovative restaurants and elegantly designed guestrooms.   Here are the tempting offers for Christmas 2012 at the hotel! Let there be peace and love, let's enjoy this Christmas, and let us get drunk in this yuletide season…   Pre-Christmas Buffet

Indian cuisine festival @ Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen

  Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen will hold an Indian cuisine festival in its Parkview café from 14th -27th September.   One of the famous Indian chefs, Kuanl Kumar from Intercontinental Huizhou, will bring authentic Indian flavors to the guests during the festival. Chef Kuanl Kumar will present the Indian cuisine incisively and vividly.   Indian cuisine, encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India, is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. The food is rich in spices and the staple foods of Indian cuisine include pearl

Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen's offer for family & friend gatherings

    While there are a lot of entertainment activities to choose for a funny weekend, a quality gathering with family or friends is always among the best choices for most people.   Nestled right in downtown Xiamen, the Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen is offering a convenient access to a quality weekend gathering with family and friends at its Parkview Café and Parkview Garden Bar, two oasis-like places for fine dining experience.   ★ Family Weekend Brunch (Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 - 14:30) Venue: Parkview Café Price: RMB 198/

Refresh your palate with creative fruit dishes at Crowne Plaza

Sauteed Scallops with Walnuts, Celery and Honey Dew Melon   Creative Chinese chefs have used fruits as cooking ingredients to give their dishes new colors, textures, and flavours since ancient times. In southern cooking, such as that around Guangdong, chefs always have very great skill in using fruits which are in abundance in the area in their cooking. This summer, Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen is inviting you to enjoy a wide selection of special fruit dishes in their Cantonese restaurant. Their celebrated head chef Mr. Jiexin Ling has whipped up a menu featuring 20

Enjoy a cool summer getaway at Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen

  Are you searching for a perfect place to visit this sizzling summer? Do you dream of a pleasure-filled venue to watch the exciting London Olympic Games, which will be staged during 27th July through to the 12th August this year?   If yes, then, an outdoor Beer Garden in Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen may be one of the best choices for you.   Surrounded by green plants, the Beer Garden is like a green oasis in prosperous Lianhua Commercial Circle, offering a cool getaway from this busy urban life.   Moreover, the hotel is also offering “Buy One Get

Grand Football Party @ Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen on July 1

 Football fans cheered for 2012 Euro Cup in Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen.   Spain versus Italy – Grand Finale of 2012 Euro Cup, you can watch it with style, with big party mode and be showered by many gifts and prizes.   Good news for football fans in Xiamen! On the evening of the 1st July, a much-anticipated night for the Euro 2012 finals, there will be a grand Football Party at Beer Garden in Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen.   The football party, jointly organized by the five-star hotel Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen and WOX, will be equipped with

Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen's wedding banquet promotions

  Are you a newlywed-to-be searching for the perfect location for your happiest moment? Do you dream of a ceremony in a beautiful palace surrounded by your friends and family?   This summer, Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen is offering generous incentives to help couples’ dreams come true.   For the newlyweds-to-be who book wedding banquet before 31st August, they will be invited to attend a fantastic wedding show which will be held on 4th-5th August, and enjoy the benefits as follows:   ★ A cash voucher for wedding photo studio

Crowne Plaza Xiamen Thai food fest set to get taste buds tingling

  Craving for Thai cuisine? Look no further than Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen’s Parkview Café Thai food celebration. From April 29 to May 13, Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen, the Royal Thai Consulate-General Xiamen, and Xiamen Foreign Affairs Office are proud to present a sumptuous array of authentic Thai dishes, prepared by classically trained Thai Chef, Yongut Piw-ondee. Using the passion and skill he showed China during his time as Royal Thai Consulate Chef at the Shanghai World Expo, Chef Yongut offers Modern Thai faire such as his signature Chili,

Tom Yum Goong recipe presented by Crowne Plaza Xiamen

Tom Yum Goong soup presented by Thai chef Yadong at Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen   Would you like to have a taste of hot and sour soup during this autumn, and let the warmth of the soup roll all over your body? Come to Asian Delights at Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen where Thai chef Yadong will offer you a delicious soup called Tom Yum Goong – Thai Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp that can helps you beat the autumn chill. Tom Yum Goong is made of exquisite spices and Thai‘s believe that it is very good for your heath. Research shows that the risk of getting cancer is lowered if

Art works auction to be held at Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen

Rhinoceros horn carved jade cup   Organized by the Fujian Ding Xin Auction and Xiamen Gu Yun Xuan, the 2011 Spring Art Works Auction will be held at Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen on 22nd April 2011.   Before the auction, the art works will be exhibited at the banquet hall on the 3rd floor of the Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen.   According to the organizing committee, the most special art work at the auction is a rhinoceros horn carved jade cup made in the Ming Dynasty, and the starting price of the cup is 1.5 million yuan.   Exhibition time: 9:00 - 21:00, 20th