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Glasgow, Scotland, taken on June 20, 2015
My Sichuanese friend, who sure knows how to make a lot of authentic Sichuanese dishes (which are all very spicy), presented us with this “water-cooked pork slices” – that’s the literal translation of the name of the dish in Chinese. But don’t be fooled! Although “water-cooked” may imply blandness, this dish is anything BUT bland! Aside from the big delicious chunks of meat, there is also an abundance…of chili peppers! You gotta have a strong stomach to handle this 😉
May 18, 2015 § 3 Comments
Bordeaux, France, taken on February 9, 2013
When thinking of food items that are enveloped, many classic Chinese dishes come to mind – zongzi (stuffed sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leafs), spring rolls, baozi (stuffed buns), and of course the ever so famous dumplings, or jiaozi. These are a must-eat during Chinese new year. Juicy, savoury fillings wrapped in a skin made of dough, ready to be devoured…yum!
April 6, 2015 § Leave a comment
Hsinchu, Taiwan, taken on January 15, 2008
The one thing that I dearly miss about living in Taiwan was the easily accessible variety of delicious street available everywhere. There was a shop nearby the place I used to live where my companion and I would often go for a late-night snack. This is a typical order: xialongbao (literally “little caged buns”), dumplings (or “pot stickers” if that’s what you prefer to call them), radish cake, and egg pancake. I am drooling as I am reminded of the wonders of Taiwanese street food…someone bring me back there, please!