Saturday, February 6, 2016

Lo Hei Essential Statement! Chinese New Year must know!

Many of us know that Lo Hei is a must have during Chinese New Year but when we are about to start pouring in the items, we are stuck with WHAT TO SAY uh??? Fear not!Let's us help you out!

Come Come Come! Gather round the table please!

Gong Xi Fa Cai! 恭喜发财! Wan Shi Ru Yi! 万事如意!

1. Fish/Abalone - Nian Nian You Yu! 年年有余!

2. Pomelo/Lime - Da Ji Da Li! 大吉大利

3. Pepper and Cinnamon Power - Zhao Cai Jin Bao 
招财进宝Wu Fu Lin Men! 五福临门

4. Oil - Yi Ben Wan Li! 一本万利 !

5. Carrot - Hong Yun Dang Tou! 鸿运当头

6. White Raddish - Feng Sheng Shui Qi 风生水起! 

7. Green Raddish- Qing Chun Chang Zhu! 青春常驻! 

8. Peanut- Jin Yin Man Wu! 金银满屋! 

9. Sesame - Sheng Yi Xing Long! 生意兴隆

10. Biscuit - Man Di Huang Jin 满地黄金

11. Plum Sauce/ Sweet Sauce - Tian Tian Mi Mi! 甜甜蜜蜜!

Stand By all your chopsticks everyone!! 1 2 3 ! Huat ar ! Huat ar! huat ar!! Please finish your dictionary load of 4 characters auspicious words and ensure rolls and rolls of laughter is created while the session is ongoing!
The Caveman BBQ team wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Why sauce is so important? Marination is an act not a chore!

Barbecue Sauce is nothing but a liquid flavoring sauce or condiment which may be thick or watery. As the name implies, it has been created to accompany barbecued foods. Traditionally it has been a favored sauce for ribs and chicken. In some occasions, it may be used for dipping items like fries, and sometimes replaces tomato sauce in barbecue-style pizzas. Barbecue Sauce enhances the flavor of any kind of meat, whether barbecued on an open grill outdoors or cooked in the oven. It can also be used in all kinds of recipes or as a condiment for burgers and sandwiches.

Barbecue Sauces may contain sour, sweet, or spicy ingredients or be of a particular flavor
alone. The ingredients may vary, but some items like tomato paste, vinegar, spices, and
sweeteners are common. These variations are often due to regional traditions and recipes.

A good barbecue sauce can serve a host of functions in the kitchen. Different geographical areas have their particular style of preparing Barbecue Sauces and the taste varies accordingly. Making barbecue sauces are quite simple though some may take a long time to prepare. A quick and simple sauce can be made by combining primary flavors with some dipping and basting. There are also other recipes that take a lot of time and produce a complex layering of flavors. The flavors may be complex, but it is not necessary for the procedure to be complex.

Barbecue smokers even become most perfect for camping where you get an abundant
supply of wood to get it going and a perfect producer of smoke. The smoky taste and
smell of barbecue is the main essence of meat grilling. Conclusively, barbecue smokers
earned their name through their capability alone of providing the right and genuine
smoky flavor for barbecues.

Unfortunately, most of us unconsciously don't know that the smoke flavor is what really makes a barbecue a sought after item. With these barbecue smokers, you get to provide tasty and smoky barbecues not just for your self but for the whole group as well.

Monday, January 11, 2016

What do you think about Barbecue today?

Barbecue grills of today are indeed adding more convenience and style from traditional
grilling and outdoor camping. But what makes a barbecue a genuine mouth watering dish
is its smoky taste and scent which naturally gets the best out of our taste buds.

That is the main characteristic of a barbecue that has seemed to be lost in modern barbecue grills
such as a natural gas grill and propane fueled gas grill. In a natural gas grill, you indeed
get to have an even cooking but smoke is greatly reduced which is thought of as the main
essence of barbecue grilling.

Propane gas grill on the other hand, does create a considerable amount of smoke yet you get to smell and even taste the gas in your barbecue once you eat it.

Barbecue smokers are inspired by the traditional cooking of barbecue which uses wood
and charcoal to create a continuous supply of smoke while evenly cooking your barbecue
at the same time. Made of the latest, high quality, and heavy duty materials, these
barbecue smokers are a fine combination of classic grilling and the demands of a modern

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

How to make a skewer of great meat !

Thinking of what do have for your BBQ session? Skewers of meat but do not know if what you do is correct? Maybe we can give you a quick guidance? 

If you intend to use bamboo skewers, please soak them in water for about 30mins before using them. 

Select meat with fats is essential like beef slabs, lamb shoulder, chicken thighs, etc. Point to note is to ensure that meat are sliced thinly and not in huge pieces. This will allow the meat to be cooked throughly within minutes. 

To choose the right type of vegetables are important as it will enhance the flavours of the skews. Don't select items such as carrot which will take a long time to soften as this might cause the meat to be overcooked as well. 

Sauce and flavours are purely recipe driven as we will not go in depth but remember to choose the right sauce. Too heavy a taste will cause the skewer to swing straight into the bin hence watch the selection. 

Visit our website today to add on more to your variety! You book the pit and we take care of the rest for you. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

How long to marinate your bbq food??

Most of the time we will choose the easy way out which is to purchase the food items on the same day and get all the seasoning, sauces and marination together with the required meat items.

We will then race against time to try and get the marination into those frozen or chilled meat that we just purchase an hr ago! With fingers crossed that it will turn out well enough to serve our guest.

Hmmm!! It's actually possible!

According to marination 101, marination is enough so long as you have given 2hrs settling time however poultry might need to take up to 48hrs in a refrigerator.

It is normally recommended to portion up the meat in order for the marination essence to be captured within the shortest period of time. After marination, you can pierce them through the skewers for better and easier handling when you placed it over the grill.

There are some important tips which we would like to share as well :

Do marinate the meats in the refrigerator instead of at room temperature. 

Do marinate the meats in a re-sealable plastic bags rather than containers. 

Do marinate the meat overnight if possible, to ensure the marination is absorbed. 

Don't use marinade from raw meat as a sauce as it contains bacteria from the raw meat. 

Don't use leftover marinade for other food. 

Teriyaki sauce, black pepper, cajun, etc are the common marination we will always come across. 
Do you have something newly created and would like to share with us? 

Feel free to write to us at so that we can post it for you on our website. 

Thank you!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sides that help to keep your guest who are early birds busy munching!

Definitely there will be early birds in your group of gathering and as a host or organiser, you want to make sure they are also rewarded for their timeliness attitude!

Of course the simplest method is to offer them a bottle of beer or even a glass of cold drinks to keep the heat down when you are starting the fire..

It had become too cliche now hence here are some suggestions that we would like to introduce you to:

1. Edamame Beans

To cook: Put them in a saucepan of boiling water for only a few mins, then drained away the water before seasoning them with salt.

This side definitely goes well with your beer!

2.  Tortilla Chips with sauces of your choice or liking

So while you are shopping for your food, remember to just grab a bag or two of these tasty tortilla chips.

It goes well with melted cheese, tomato, salsa or any type of sauce you can buy over the counter so that they can enjoying dipping and again drinking!

3. A bowl of mixed nuts

To maintain a healthy dietary, nuts are also an important element of food source. The most important is hassle free as you can purchase mixed nuts (unsalted of course!) over the counter and open it right away to serve your guests.

Important to get mixed nuts as there is at least a variety for your guest to choose from!

4. Fruits

Yes this is as simple as you might have forgotten! Buy some fruits, chilled it and cut it about 30mins before your event to ensure the freshness and keep these bacteria away from cut fruits.

Fruits are solution to thirst quencher! It helps to improve digestion as well.

5. Steamed corns

Steamed corn is the way to bring out the sweetness and juiciness of the corn. It is also a great way to keep your teeth strong and healthy by taking the entire corn and start eating like a squirrel or chipmunk!

Alright!  We hope these 5 suggestions will help you out to keep your guests busy while waiting for the food to be ready.

Feel free to visit our website at now to take a look at the menu and packages we have for you! See you real soon!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Know how to start a fire??

Recently when we send the food items to our customers, many a time, customer will ask if we can help with the setup of the fire.

As much as we would like to extend our help, we are always confine with the constraint of time.

Hence we have decided to post a video that we come across over Youtube.

We feel that this is a simple but yet suitable illustration of how it can be done to setup a base fire for the grill.

The white substance you saw in the video is believe to be a solid fuel hence it can be replaced with the fire starter that is part of the package menu.

               The fire that is ideal for a perfect grill should look like the picture attached below.

                        Your BBQ food will be Char-Black if your fire looks like the picture below

To keep your BBQ session simple, visit our website today as we will take care of your entire BBQ session except fire setup and the grilling of the food.. :)

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