Monthly Archives: December 2013

Buffet Display: Bamboo Dim Sum Steamer

blogdimsumDo you know what Dim Sum is? Let me quickly clear that up for you! It refers to a type of Cantonese food served in Bamboo Steamers. Individual or bite-sized portions handmade by “Shi Fu” – chef in Chinese – these Chinese goodies come in a variety of fillings and are a treat for both eyes and palate.

The most common Dim Sum is called dumpling and is made of different ingredients (from meat, prawn and vegetables) wrapped in a translucent rice flour skin. Typically served with tea, Dim Sum are perfect traditional Chinese treats.

As I said earlier, Dim Sum are cooked and served in bamboo steamers. Cooking with a bamboo steamer is very easy. They provide healthier cooking and allow you to cook different food items at the same time by separating them as they are stackable. Not only they are inexpensive but also look amazing on the table and we all know that presentation is extremely important whether the catering event is casual or professional.

blog-dimsum1What else is so great about these bamboo steamers? They can be used for much more than serving Dim Sum! Great to steam vegetables, seafood or even rice, they can also be used just for presentation and make a stunning effect at any buffet and party. Very convenient for transportation, Bamboo steamer are also very Eco-friendly as Bamboo is one of the most Eco-friendly material on earth.

But that’s not all!

Not only Bamboo steamer are of course perfect to cook and serve food, but you can also find many other uses for them if you use your imagination such as decorating items!

Take a look at this tutorial that explains you out to turn your bamboo steamer into an oriental looking flower pot. How great would that look on your Christmas dinner table for instance?

And talking about the Holidays, you can also make your own little lanterns with the same Dim Sum steamer and decorate your house to make it cozy for snow days! Check out this tutorial about how to turn your steamer into a beautiful circus carousel lantern.

See, so many things can be made/cooked/transported with these amazing Bamboo steamers! Check them out at www.bioandchic.com as well as all of our other Eco-friendly products.  

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How To Dress Your Christmas Table

One week left until Christmas! Christmas means you will more than likely spend time with your family, friends or co-workers around the table, eating delicious food and share some wonderful moments and memories. You will probably attend many parties and maybe also host one and as the big day is coming up everyone feels the stress of getting everything ready on time.

If you are the one hosting, you have many things to think about such as how to decorate your Christmas table, what kind of tableware to use or how to try and stay as green as possible while avoiding chores whenever possible.

209BBNAKLet’s get started with the table! The best way to have a beautiful and classy table is to focus on using a simple color scheme with only two different colors. You can choose red and gold, silver and green, gold and blue… Anything that you think would look good! Not only having 2 simple colors will look much fancier, but it will also be a lot easier for you to pick decorations. You can dress the table with candles of the colors you picked and add a centerpiece to enhance the festive atmosphere. To add a personal touch, use those cute little card holders to point out to your guests where to sit.

After decorations, you have to think about what tableware to use. Disposables mean no washing up after dinner which is always good news for whoever is hosting the party. It is however important to choose disposable made of renewable and eco-friendly material if you want to stay as green as possible!

ambiance-bio&chicIf you are going for a classy table, sugarcane plates are ideal. Square – always fancier than round plates – white and very economical, they will not disappoint you. But you can also choose to have a more natural and rustic looking table by using bamboo plates or palm leaf plates. Very eco-friendly as well, they always add a special touch to your table.

Disposable tableware allow you to fully enjoy your party and not to worry about cleaning up when it is over. Hosting a Christmas party can be stressful enough, avoiding cleaning duties is always appreciated!

Enjoy your Christmas party and have fun decorating your table! After all, we only celebrate Christmas once a year!

Check out all of our great disposable products at www.bioandchic.com

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Chinese Food Takeout Packaging

Who doesn’t like Chinese food? From rice & noodles to sesame chicken, Chinese food is always the best takeout option whether you are having friends over or not. And by this cold weather, takeout suddenly sounds much appealing that eating out!

If you offer Chinese food to your customers, you are already on the right track – Chinese food is popular! What you are looking for now is to package it right to satisfy every single one of your customer. In order to do that, you are going to need takeout boxes that are functional, practical, elegant, and of course Eco-friendly as it is becoming more and more important to everybody every day.

As Chinese food takeout portions are usually pretty big, you also have to make sure that your packaging solutions are microwaveable so your clients can take it wherever they are going the next day and enjoy some reheated leftovers.

Luckily for you, you have many options to choose from!

Available in different sizes, different shapes and different colors, Chinese takeout boxes are perfect to store your Chinese food and leftovers and as they are made of paper they are 100% Eco-friendly and biodegradable.
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Whether you are looking for classic white takeout boxes – with or without handle – for black takeout boxes, or for more original and colorful takeout boxes, you can find exactly what you are looking for!

All are great for takeout, will hold cold and hot food and are grease resistant as well as microwaveable. Perfect mix between functionality and aesthetics while being economical, these pretty takeout boxes will not disappoint you or your customers.

Take a look at our other Eco-friendly products at www.bioandchic.com.

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