Come and see us at the. Saltdean Lido Farmers market 12th April

I’m all for supporting a good cause, and the Saldean Community Interest Company is just that. For those of you living locally ( I.e on the South coast area near Saltdean, Peacehaven, Rottingdean) you may have heard there was a battle to redevelop Saltdean Lido. It was community interests vs the big private sector, Brighton and Hove council had to decide who to award the lease to. I’m so glad Saltdean CIC won in the end as they have great plans for the place – to turn it into a central hub for community use and bring local economic development to the area. So one of their first events is bringing local businesses and communities together by organising a farmers market! Great. We’ll not sure how many farmers there will be, but it’s certainly going to be packed with local small scale cottage business.
The Piquant Pavilion will be there, so come find us inside the marquee….

Fancy our Asian pot luck menu for your large event ?

We recently catered for a large organisation’s party and I thought it would be interesting to share their menu with you.

Prawn, mango and lime cups
Kajang chicken satay
Spicy coconut and spinach shots
Sticky honey ribs
Chicken massaman curry
Pan fried spicy salmon
Vegetarian massaman curry
Tofu with shitake mushrooms
Pan fried pad Thai

Orange and spice cake with marscapone frost
Mango pudding
Banoffee pie
Chocolate roulade

But what was the cost of this (I hear you asking), ok there were over 75 people and it cost them £15 a head

Check out our Singaporean and Malaysian menu

Dish made by Piquant Pavilion event catering service

Singapore curry laksa with seafood and asian vegetable garnishes
Fish coconut curry (ok this is actually the famous fish head curry recipe from Singapore!, but we use fish body!!)
Chinese spinach with garlic blachan
Honey marinated pork ribs
Roti with lentil dahl

If you are planning an event just give us a call for a quote

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2014! – at the Coach House Rottingdean High Street


We are continuing with our series of hugely successful pop up events at the Coach House in Rottingdean with a Chinese New Year dinner on the 31st January 2014.

Come along at 7.30 – and enjoy a feast of homecooked Chinese food, each dish has a significance for prosperity, longevity and happiness!

Our menu includes:

Szechuan hot and spicy soup, crispy won ton, chicken hot pot, red seafood curry, pan fried tofu with ginger relish, vegetable long noodle, rice  and to finish, banoffee pie, white chocolate ganache cake and red glutinous rice and coconut.

Price £15 a head.


Malaysian Chicken Satay

Chicken satay

Makes 14-16 skewers

500g chicken thighs deboned

3 shallots, peeled chopped

2 garlic cloves

3 cm ginger grated

2 lemongrass stalks

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp salt

1 tsp palm suger

black pepper

1 tsp fish sauce

1/2 chilli chopped

4 tbsp. peanut oil

Peanut sauce

2 tbsp. oil

1 shallot peeled and diced

1 red chilli

1 tbsp. crushed garlic

1 tbsp. crushed ginger

5 tbsp. roasted shelled peanuts

1 tsp tamarind paste

1 tsp sweet dark soya sauce

100 ml coconut cream + water to mix

For the marinade, grind shallots, garlic , lemongrass, all spices in a processor, adjust seasoning (salt, sugar an fish sauce) to taste . Mix paste with peanut oil, add to chicken, cover and marinate overnight.

Soak bamboo skewers in warm water, thread with chicken until 3/4 full. BBQ or grill chicken and brush with oil.

For the sauce – fry shallots, chilli, garlic and ginger until soft. Grind peanuts until oily and add to mix with tamarind , sweet soya sauce and coconut cream. Serve with the chicken.